The winners in a group photo. PHOTO: BDTTA
BY Fadhil Yunus
Awangku Md Sufi Fakhrullah bin Pengiran Md Sufian emerged winner of the under-18 boys’ singles category of the Brunei National Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship 2020 after he cruised to a 4-1 win over Md Khairuddin Omar in the final at the Menglait Sports Complex recently.
The eventual champion exacted redemption in style after his opponent in the title decider had earlier handed him a 3-1 defeat, which turned out to be his only blemish in Group ‘B’ of the preliminary round.
The undefeated Md Khairuddin qualified to the knock-out phase as group winner while Awangku Md Sufi Fakhrullah followed his progress as the runners-up.
In Group ‘A’, Awangku Hilmanuddin bin Pengiran Haji Baharuddin and Awangku Abdul Basheer bin Pengiran Md Noor booked their spots in the semi-finals, where defeats confirmed the duo a joint-third finish.
Leong Yi clinched the under-18 girls’ singles title while Cecilia Lu Hui Hui finished as runners-up. Ling Yi Xuan and Michelle Wong Wei Hui both came in third place.
Meanwhile, Felix Low Guo Zhang sealed the under-15 boys’ title to add on his under-13 gold after he defeated Md Khairul Hadif bin Ali Yusop 4-2 in the final.
Woo Jun Kang and Awangku Md Dzul Ikram bin Pengiran Haji Md Yusof shared third place.
Ling Yi Zhen secured the under-15 girls’ singles title while Ling Xing Yee settled for second place. Joint third place went to Dayangku Nur Delisha Damia binti Pengiran Md Sufian and Phoebe Chong.
Lim Yeu Jun announced his arrival in the domestic scene after winning the under-13 boys’ singles title having dethroned defending champion Chin Fong Bin with a 4-2 win in the final.
As beaten semi-finalists, both Md Shahrul Fazreen bin Rismady and Alexis Lim Kai Xuan saw their fine run come to an end in joint third place.
Meanwhile, the pair of Awangku Abdul Rasheed bin Pengiran Haji Md Noor and Hong Hui Qin was crowned winners of the under-21 mixed doubles event after they edged the duo of Awangku Mohd Sufi Fakhrullah bin Pengiran Md Sufian and Ling Yi Zhen 3-2 in the final.
The pairings of Md Khairuddin bin Omar and Leong Yi; and Leslie Chin Yi Zhen and Ling Yi Xuan finished in joint third place for their exploits.
President of Brunei Darussalam Table Tennis Association Pengiran Haji Muhammad Noor bin Pengiran Haji Tajuddin presented the prizes.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin