A group photo of the champions of the Veterans Badminton Team Championship, Brumas Warriors, with the guest of honour, the Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Paduka Dr Hj Affendy Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin (6th L), yesterday. Picture: BT/Nadzirah Malek-Webb
BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - BRUMAS Warriors emerged champions of the first-ever Veterans Badminton Team Championship after beating Tanjung Nangka ‘B’ 3-0 at the Youth Development Centre (YDC) in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday.
The first match between the two teams started off with the duo of Jamudin Merusin and Hj Ampuan Abu Bakar Hj Ajak of Brumas Warriors beating Hj Hamdan Ajak and Hj Abas Asar of Tanjung Nangka ‘B’ 21-9, 22-21.The second match saw the team of Hj Mohamad Daud Hj Ismail and Ng Hui Hua of Brumas Warriors edge the duo of Haji Ahim Adis and Hj Mahmud Pengarah Digadong Hj Bakar 21-9, 21-12.
The final clash between the two teams saw Brumas Warriors’ Juhan Abdullah and Hj Jamal Hj Kahar crush the partnership of Hj Khamis Akim and Abdullah Hj Bahar 21-7, 21-13.
Organised by The Retiree’s Club (YBs - Yang Bersara) with the support of the Department of Youth and Sports, a total of six teams - Brumas Warriors, PDB (Pangkalan Batu), Tanjung Nangka ‘A’, Tanjung Nangka ‘B’, YBs ‘A’ and YBs ‘B’ - contested for top honours in the five-day tournament.
The Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Dato Paduka Dr Hj Affendy Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, presented the trophy to the champions.