Friday, January 29, 2010

Service over.

Salam, good day. Yonex Brunei Open Ike-Shio Cup 2010 which has started on the 24th January ended last evening at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex Indoor Stadium. The six day long tournament has attracted more than 400 participants in various categories which also has pulled large crowd to watch the matches. Beside the final matches last evening, also as the main attraction was the exhibition match by the Japanese Olympic shuttlers of Reiko Shiota and Shintaro Ikeda as well as another two players *I didn't get their names, but they are really really really exhilirating*. Big big big round of applause to Brunei National Badminton Association and Nippon Badminton Association with the support of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam and the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports on their efforts to organised such tournament in the Sultanate:)

The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat (6th from left) the Minister of Culture Youth and Sports and on his left is His Excellency Mr. Hirose Noriki, the Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam.

The most awaited pairing Reiko Shiota and Shintaro Ikeda

Large crowd turn out last evening at the Indoor Stadium

This mixed double partner represent the host nation *not really bad*

Prizes for the lucky draws *i'm not lucky either*

Another Japanese doubles. One...


Arguing the umpire *haha, hilarious*

Matsuda smashing out to the crowd

As well as Reiko Shiota

Haha...almost falls just to grab the shuttle from Reiko

This is one very good emcee...tri-lingual (Bahasa Melayu, Japanese & English) *I should have learn from now*

Open Double winners

Junior Double winners

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