Winners in a group photo. – KHAIRIL HASSAN
BY Khairil Hassan
THE Top Spin Tournament in conjunction with the 72nd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam concluded yesterday at the Top Spin Arena of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas. Jasni Haji Ompak won the Gurau Gasing Borneo Ditanah Open category with the time 10:22s. Md Sufian Haji Lamudin clocked 8:07s to go second while Dahlan Haji Ompak was third and Rosmin Haji Mawang fourth.
Saidi Haji Ismail emerged champion of the Gurau Gasing Pangkah Banyak Uri Open category after recording 24:02s, followed by Jasni Haji Ompak in second place with 18:10s. Md Sufian Haji Lamudin trailed in third and Haji Matzain Haji Lamit at fourth.
In the Gurau Gasing Lunjong Open Category, Haji Matzin Haji Lamit was the longest with 1:59s, followed by Yakop Haji Asmat, Mahadi Haji Asmat and Lit Haji Lisa.
Sapar Haji Abdul Rashid was named champion of the Gurau Gasing Ubah Suai Ditunggol category with the time 69 minutes, while Abdullah bin Bahar in second place with 68 minutes. Third Place went to Lit Haji Lisa and Alimin bin Haji Talip took fourth.
Md Aqmar Izat bin Ismail won the Gurau Gasing Poly Tops (Plastic) Below 13 category, followed by second-placed Md Izim Al Hakim bin Md Yakop and third-placed Md Izat bin Haji Masri. Waie bin Haji Zulkarnain and Naieh bin Haji Jafar settled for fourth and fifth places.
In the Gurau Gasing Poly Tops (Plastic) 14-15 years old category, Md Nazirul Hidayat bin Ismail emerged as the winner after beating second-placed Rusam bin Rosman. Amirul Matin bin Md Yakop was third, followed by Rusdiman bin Abdul Rahman and Ahmad Nabil bin Haji Sabtu at fourth and fifth.
Team Jerudong ‘B’ emerged champion of the Gasing Pangkah Team event, receiving BND500 and a trophy, while Team Lambung Kunyit received the runners-up trophy and BND400. Jerudong ‘A’ was third receiving BND300 and trophy, followed by Putat Villa at fourth place winning BND200 and a trophy. Jerudong C, Jerudong D, Sri Manang and Tamin received consolation prizes.
Permanent Secretary (Municipal and District) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Salminan bin Haji Burut presented the prizes.
Also present were President of the Brunei Darussalam Top Spin Federation Dato Paduka Haji Puasa bin Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Tudin along with other executive members of the federation.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin