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BDAS to hold more dodgeball tourneys


Runners up of the Greencity Wondering Dodgeball Tournament, Team Raven, in the final against Malaysia's Hydra's Crusaders at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex on Sunday. Picture: Courtesy of BDAS



BY NADZIRAH MALEK-WEBB

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - THE Brunei Dodgeball Association (BDAS) with the support of Greencity Concept Sdn Bhd will be organising more tournaments after a successful turnout in last weekend’s Greencity Wondering Dodgeball Tournament at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex.

A total of 24 teams competed in the two-day tournament with one of Malaysia’s top dodgeball teams, Hydra’s Crusaders, emerging champions after beating Team Ravens 3-1 in the men’s category final. Meanwhile, Team Target won the women’s division after their 3-1 victory against Team Arrows.

“We had a successful turnout last weekend and we hope this will continue in our upcoming events,” said BDAS founder, Wong Chin Toon, in an interview yesterday.

“BDAS will be holding several competitions this year as we build up for the first-ever dodgeball championship in the country, the Greencity Cup 2016, slated for next January.

“The top eight teams will be chosen based on the points accumulated in the tournaments we are hosting throughout the year before contesting in the grand championship.

“Our next competition will be the Greencity Wondering Midyear Tournament next month - and we will confirm the dates and venue soon,” he added.

Wong also highlighted that it is crucial for his teams to compete in as many tournaments as possible in order for them to be ready for the World Cup Dodgeball Championship next year.

“Our teams need to compete against the teams from around the Asia-Pacific region and its crucial for them to be ready at the World Cup Dodgeball Championship in 2017,” he said.

“The dates and venues will be confirmed in the annual general meeting in Melbourne, Australia in October.

“Not being able to take part in most of the international competitions is our biggest setback.

“However, we have ways around it, one of which is that we invite the teams here to compete and our players can learn from some of the best dodgeball teams in the world.

“We will still try to push for the Asia-Pacific Dodgeball Championship in Malaysia – the date and venue which will be confirmed in due time – and the Malaysia Dodgeball Open in November,” he added.

-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times

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