Tupong Petanque tourney to be held this weekend

Sejali and Fazzrudin (second left) receiving the sponsorship from Poh (second right) and Kho.

KUCHING: The N6 Tupong Doubles Open Petanque tournament for the Dato’ Sri Fadillah Yusof Cup will be held at Arena Petanque SMK Matang Hilir this weekend.

Organised by the Petanque Association of Kuching Division (PSPBK) in collaboration with N6 Tupong Service Centre, P194 Petra Jaya Service Centre and SMK Matang Hilir Petanque Club, the competition is supported by LEA Sports Centre (LSC) Sdn Bhd.

This tournament is limited to the first 128 entries where the first and second rounds of the competition will be based on ‘double knock-out’ format and the ‘single knock-out’ format for all subsequent rounds.

It is aimed at selecting potential local players to  represent Kuching in Sukan Sarawak (SukSar) next month, and to ensure the development of petanque is progressing smoothly and at the same to make early preparations for the upcoming Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) 2018.

PSPBK has produced athletes who have represented Sarawak in Sukma and Malaysia at the Singapore SEA Games.

It has also contributed a lot in the development of petanque in Sarawak specially in Kuching.

LSC is supporting the upcoming tournament by providing outright trophies and medals for the winners of the Men’s Double and Women’s Double categories.

Cash prizes are offered to the winners for both categories, courtesy of N6 Tupong and PSPBK.

At a simple sponsorship ceremony at N6 Tupong service centre on Monday, Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, who represented Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof, received the sponsorship from LEA Sport Centre senior operations manager Poh Siok Hoon.

Also present were SMK Matang Hilir senior assistant (co-curriculum) Sejali Basri and LSC senior merchandising manager Alice Kho.

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