ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC2016)
With the Olympics over, we are not done with badminton yet. Malaysian badminton is poised for greater heights on the world stage with the return of ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 (ABC2016). Touted as one of the largest public open badminton tournaments in Malaysia, ABC2016 is organized by ASICS, a true sport performance brand. I was at the event launch at Sunway Pyramid Mall recently, and it was all good.
|ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 : Prelim - Sports Affair, Finals - Sunway Pyramid Mall|
This prestigious sporting event is in support of 'Hari Sukan Negara 2016,' an initiative by the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia to turn Malaysia into a sporting nation. It's the second year running, ABC2016 will serve as a powerful platform to nurture future sporting champions critical to bolstering Malaysia's dominance as a badminton powerhouse in the global sporting arena.
|The ASICS Badminton Championship finals will be held at Sunway Pyramid Mall|
|Trying my luck at one of the games station during the event launch|
Pre-Event Activities at Sunway Pyramid Mall
At the pre-launch event in Sunway Pyramid Mall, ASICS actually took up the whole concourse area and placed a make-shift badminton court there. They had these game stations as well as some of their latest shoes showcase. ASICS aims to play a major role in promoting sporting excellence and encourage more Malaysians youth to take up badminton as a sporting activity.
|Even Rashid Sidek was there, representing Sports Affair, together with the other national athletes and ASICS representative|
|Badminton, why aren't you playing it?|
With the preliminary rounds scheduled to be held from 6-8 October 2016 at Sports Affair, and the Finals scheduled to be held on 9th October 2016 at Sunway Pyramid Mall, ABC2016 is expected to draw 500 participants across 8 categories. Anyone and everyone can register to play, mechanics as below.
|During the pre-event activation, the public had a chance to play against national athletes for a chance to win ASICS merchandise.|
ASICS Badminton Championship 2016 Details
Registration is open from August 13th to 30th September 2016, at www.asicsbadmintonchampionship.com. For more information do contact firstname.lastname@example.org (email) or visit their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ASICSBadmintonChamp . There are 8 categories with corresponding registration fees including; Men's Doubles Open (RM80), Men's Doubles U21 (RM70), Men's Singles U21 (RM35), Women's Singles Open (RM40), Women's Singles U21 (RM30) and Women's Doubles Open (RM80).
Prizes will include ASICS product vouchers and sponsors' merchandise worth a total of RM35,140 across all 8 categories to be won. So what are you waiting for? If you're up for it, register today!
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