Tuesday, 20 April 2010

UBD ITB @ Brunei Open 2010!!!

 Team Institute Pengajian Tinggi (UBD & ITB) @ Brunei Open 2010!!!

Tzu Min(C) made the finals of Men Doubles (partner Liew Bing Vui-non IPT) and also made the quarter-finals of Men Singles.

Robinson(L) made it to the quarter-final of Men Doubles (Partner Hu King Ung-non IPT).
Ting Siew Chien(C) made it to the semi-final of Women Singles and quarter-final of Women Doubles with partner Seng Yee(R). Seng Yee also made it to the quarter-final of Women Singles.

 Hj Saiful(L) and Abd Hadi(R) both made it to the R32 stage of Men singles.

Md Razali(L) and Ibrahim(R).
Md Amali(L) with doubles partner Md hafiz(R)-non IPT.
Md Hafidz(L) and Khairul(R).
Md Arif(L) and Md Syafi(R).

Ea Hui(L) and Loryta(R).

Huey Lu(L) and Vivian(R).

Md Solehin(L), Abd Hadi(CL), Md Azri(CR) and Anis(R).

Pictures courtesy of Nafees(Yellow Shirt).

Rest of the Cast:

Brunei's Singles Champion, Md Hanifah(C).

Results of Brunei Open:

Courtesy of Brunei Times - 19th April 2010

Md Hanifah captures men's singles gold

Monday, April 19, 2010
MD HANIFAH HJ BUNGSU beat Zulfadli Hj Abd Rahman 3-0 in the final of the men's singles to capture gold in the 2010 National Table Tennis Championships (NTTC).

Contested at the Multipurpose Hall of the Menglait Sports Complex, the experienced paddler never gave his final opponent space to breathe.

Zulfadli had no reply to Md Hanifah's powerful smashes, allowing the latter to race to a two-set lead.

Md Hanifah breezed through the third set as Zulfadli crumbled, committing schoolboy mistakes that allowed Md Hanifah to clinch the gold by winning 11-2.

"Despite the result, Zulfadli is an experienced player himself. Unfortunately, he is my regular sparring partner and I know how he plays. So I guess I took that to my advantage to control the game," said Md Hanifah.

More than 100 participants from as young as 12 to the ripe old age of 60 took part in the three-day tournament which featured four categories: men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles and women's doubles.

Organised by Brunei Amateur Table Tennis Association (Batta), the objective of the tournament was to scout for talented paddlers for the Southeast Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships scheduled to be held in May in Cambodia and the Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships in Manila in August.

The national table tennis coach, Wang Gang, was present yesterday and already has certain individuals in mind and the list came as no suprise.

Slated for the junior edition of the tournament are Jason Koh and brother Leonardo Koh, Abdul Wafi, Lydia Hii and Fiona Hii.

Their place have not been cemented though, the coach insisting that there is still work to be done in terms of exposure and gaining experience.

For the senior edition in Manila, Md Hanifah, Zulfadli, Wee Tzu Min and Hj Rosli Hj Yussof are among the contenders.

Juniors Goh Teck Chin and Lei Jian Yu, both of whom have made the semi-finals of the NTTC, will also probably make the cut.

When asked about the tournament in Manila, Md Hanifah replied: "There is still room for improvement. The other countries play faster and are more powerful. But hopefully under coach Wang, our preparations will be enough."

In the men's doubles event, the pairing of Zulfadli and Samuel clinched gold.

For the women's categories, Foo Su Suan claimed a double, beating Lim Mei Jean 3-0 in the singles to grab her first, and in the doubles with partner Audrey Kok, captured gold by beating the pair of Lim and Goh Jia Yih 3-2.

Guest of honour, Lee Pak Kui, the former vice-president of Batta, presented the medals to the winners.

The Brunei Times

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin - 20th April 2010
BATTA National Open Championships 2010
By Meiji

Guest of honour putting on medals while the Deputy President looks on.

Guest of honour with members of the organising committee. - PHOTOS: MEIJI
Brunei Amateur Table Tennis Association held its national open championships at the Menglait Sports complex for the men and women's singles and doubles categories. In the finals on Sunday, the partnership of Foo Su Shan and Audrey Koh won women's doubles. In the men's doubles, the gold medal winners were Zulfadli Hj Abd Rahman and Samuel Revales.
In the singles category, the gold medals went to Hanifah Hj Bongsu and Foo Su Shan for the men and women categories respectively.
Mr Lee Pak Kui, the former vice-president of BATTA, and guest of honour, gave away medals to the winners and players at the competition.
Also present was the deputy president of BATTA, Hj Damit Hj Abd Rahman.



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