KUCHING: The much-anticipated Sarawak Energy Badminton Tournament is back this year with more than RM20,000 worth of cash prizes to be won.
The tournament, an initiative of Sarawak Energy and in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, will run for a duration of one week, beginning Dec 26.
Early round matches will be held at the Indoor Stadium MBKS at Jalan Utama, and subsequent matches will be held at Multi Purpose Hall, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak.
The tournament comprises four categories namely men’s doubles, men’s doubles Veteran (45 years and above), men’s doubles Invitation, and men’s doubles Novice.
They will be vying for the Sarawak Energy Cup.
The champion will receive RM8,000, a champion’s trophy and medals while the first runner up will receive RM4,000 and medals and semi-finalists will bring home RM2,000 each.
Secondary Pool champion will be awarded RM2,000 while first runner up will receive RM1,000.
Quarter-finalists will bring home RM500 and Consolation Pool Champion will bag RM500 while Consolation Pool runner up will receive RM300.
The tournament aims to foster closer rapport with potential business partners and at the same time promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Participation is open to all Sarawakians, permanent residents of Sarawak and those holding work or study permits in Sarawak. The Invitation Category is open to all who are not residents of Sarawak.
It will be played on a group league system in the first round and single knock-out system, which consists of quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final play-off.
Each player is permitted to participate in one tie per match and matches will be played on a 21 points on 3 games system.
There is a registration fee of RM300 per team which is not refundable.
Participants must also submit either copies of their identity cards, permanent resident’s certificates or study/work permits for the committee’s verification purposes.
The closing date is by 12pm on Dec 21. The draw will be conducted at 11am on Dec 22 at Level 2, Menara Sarawak Energy.
Details and registration forms can be obtained at Sarawak Energy’s official website, sarawakenergy.com.my or its official Facebook page or by calling tournament committee member James Lu (016-8589683) and Stephen Yee (019-8880341).