Winnie Lim Huey Nee (L) won the
single's women category at the
Friendship Trophy 2013. The
President's Cup being held next
week will feature the top table
tennis competitors in the country.
Picture: BT file
Forty paddlers are expected to feature in the next Sunday's Brunei Amateur Table Tennis Association (BATTA) President Cup.
"We are expecting more than 40 paddlers to participate in the tournament this year," said BATTA Secretary General Anthony Liew in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
"Maybe 30 for the men's singles category and 10 for the women's single category," said Liew.
The tournament will be held on three consecutive Sundays, June 16, 23 and 30 at the Multipurpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas and will feature two categories, men's singles and women's singles.
"I would like to remind all the table tennis players to register for the tournament as soon as possible since the registration will close on Tuesday," he added.
The competition is open to both members and non-members of BATTA. Entry fees are set at $10 for members and $15 for non-members, students aged 21 and below need only pay $5.
Entry forms can be obtained from BATTA Secretary General Anthony Liew. Liew can be contacted by calling 8781173 or emailing email@example.com. Completed registrations are to be handed in to the Secretary General before 8pm on Tuesday. Late submissions will not be entertained.
The first stage of the competition will be contested in a round-robin format, the second stage will be in a knock-out format. All the matches will be determined by best of five. Matches will be played according to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rules and both losing semi-finalists will be awarded joint-bronze.
The competition is organised by BATTA with the cooperation of the Department of Youth and Sports.
The President Cup is one of the BATTA's many events of the year. The association organised the Brunei Open Table Tennis Championships in April.
Ang Wee Tiam was crowned champion in the men's singles of said tournament by defeating Wee Tzu Min 3-2 in the final, while Winnie Lim Huey Nee won the women's single after defeating Lydia Abd Qayyum Hii 3-0. The women's doubles category saw Lim team up with Fiona Hii to defeat Hong Rou Qin and Hong Hui Qin 3-1. Abdul Hadi Zulfadli Hj Yahya and Nurhidayahtulisma Isnon Ismail won the mixed doubles event after defeating Lim and Jason Koh 3-2 in the final.