Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The 4th Regie de Polonia Badminton Cup at Tuguegarao City on July 3, 2011

4th Regie de Polonia Badminton Cup
Play and Smash Badminton Court, Gonzaga St., Ugac Norte, Tuguegarao City
July 3, 2011 (Sunday)

Fee: Php 500/Player (Inclusive of Babolat T-shirts, Meals & Shuttlecocks)

Men’s Doubles - Levels B to E (Beginners)
Mixed Doubles - Levels B to E (Beginners)

Champion - Babolat rackets plus medal
Runner-Up - Medals

For inquiries, please contact:
Regie De Polonia (+63)927-8546517
Sherwin Simangan (+63)927-6158718
Cedric Malenab (+63)917-4678228

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pasig City Badminton Open at Double Play Badminton Court on July 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2011

Pasig City Badminton Open
Double Play Badminton Court
104 S. Reyes Street, Villa Miguela, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
July 9 (Saturday), 10 (Sunday), 16 (Saturday) & 17 (Sunday), 2011

Registration Fee is P750 / player (Includes shuttlecocks, badminton shirt and freebies). Double entry is allowed with the same fee.

Men's Doubles: Level A - E
Mixed Doubles: Level A - E

Leveling Dates: Every Fridays and Saturdays of May up to June 10-11, 2011 only from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Extended to June 30, 2011 [Thursday])

Prizes: Big cash prizes (P5,000 - P10,000), trophies and medals

Former or current national team players are not qualified to join
Former or current college varsity players are automatically categorized as Level A

Line-up and Schedule
Will be posted on July 7, 2011 (Thursday) at "Double Play" Facebook Account and Badminton Court

For more information, please contact the following:

Rachel Villareal: (+63)922-8299469
Loui Rodriguez: (+63)923-8055778 or (+63)917-5591616
Gracie Belmonte: (+63)922-8081933 or (63-2)399-9561

Facebook Account "Double Play"

For the Registration Form and to view other tournaments, please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Controversy Mars the PBaRS Tournament

By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted June 5, 2011

The badminton tournament went on smoothly as usual after three days of competition which was suddenly marred with controversy when one of the players was found to be overaged in the bracket she entered with in the ongoing MVP Sports Foundation - Bingo Bonanza Philippine Badminton Ranking System (PBaRS) tournament at the Pohang Badminton Courts here Friday.

Dianne Ocampo, who played in tandem with Carlo Lopez of Whacker’s Badminton Club against local bets of Sarah Sabino and Esmael Reinoso, was found to be overaged in the mixed doubles Under-15 bracket which they won 21-10, 21-10.

The technical committee composed of PBaRS tournament director Nelson Asuncion, Teody Villaflor, Alma Ledesma, Ronald Capili and Maynard Pasakdal decided to disqualify Ocampo in all of her remaining matches and would affect her partners in the succeeding matches.

“We will not allow this to happen here,” Asuncion disclosed in an interview.

They will recommend to PBaRS whatever sanction they will impose to Ocampo, or her coach if found to have knowledge of the controversy as the PBaRS tournament that is sanctioned by Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) will make the same recommendation to the association, the technical committee said.

The controversy popped out when some players recognized Ocampo to be overaged in the U-15 bracket. She was playing under birth date cutoff of 1997. Ocampo was found to have been born on November 26, 1996.

Upon knowing Ocampo is overaged in the Under-15, Sabino’s group filed protest to the organizer just as the first set was about to start. They were able to secure a copy of Department of Education record of Ocampo to substantiate their claim.

The technical committee, however, could not alter the outcome of the match and claimed Sabino could not be awarded for a next step as her match and that of
her pair is considered a loss.

Sabino’s group is appealing to reconsider the outcome for ranking.

Whacker’s head coach Raul De Vera denied having hands in the alteration of date of birth of Ocampo and said he will look into the documents of Ocampo that was passed in the 2nd leg here by their club in Manila.

Sabino’s group claimed the match in the mixed doubles where Ocampo was entered may be rightly stopped if a certain “Jay,” a match announcer, had referred the complaint to Villaflor.

“Jay” was found out to be connected with the Whacker’s Badminton Club, reports disclosed.

Hazel's Comments:

In the game of badminton and in life, integrity and honesty should be valued more than winning...

I got this article from an online newspaper of Las Vegas, USA. Tsk, tsk, tsk... "hanggang doon umabot ang balita. Kakahiya!" (Translated: The news even reached Las Vegas, USA. What a shame!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

FDG Cup 2011 at Powersmash Badminton Center on July 1 & 2, 2011 with Special Guests Lee Chong Wei & Koo Kien Keat

FDG CUP 2011: National Open & Invitational Badminton Tournament
Powersmash Badminton Center, 2227 Pasong Tamo, Makati
July 1 & 2, 2011 (Friday & Saturday)

The most exciting one, being the first time, FDG Cup is open to the general public and offering the largest Cash Prizes for Open Doubles category.

With special guests:
Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) - Current World #1 Men's Singles Player
Koo Kien Keat (Malaysia) - Current World #3 Mixed Doubles Player

Categories / Events:
Open: Men's Doubles, Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Invitational: RLC Employees and Business Partners for Classes A,B,C,D,E and Team Event.

Eliminations and Quarterfinals events on July 1.
Semifinals, Finals and Invitational event on July 2.

Exhibition Matches of Top International players:
Mr. Lee Chong Wei - rank #1 in BWF Men's Singles, a two-time all England singles champion, Indian Open Super series and Malaysian Open Grand Prix.
Mr. Koo Kien Keat - rank #3 in BWF Men's doubles and Gold in the recent Yonex-Sunrise Malaysian Open grand Prix.

Entry Fee:
P800/participant, inclusive of Tourney Shirt, Leather Traveling Bag and Sports Bottle. Double entry is allowed with the same participation fee.

Open to all Filipino Players only. Current and former national players,varsity players, trainers regardless of age are allowed to join.

Cash Prizes:

Men's Doubles:
Champion: P160,000
1st Runner-up: P80,000
2nd Runner-up (2): P15,000

Mixed Doubles:
Champion: P100,000
1st Runner-Up: P50,000
2nd Runner-Up (2): P12,500

Ladies Doubles:
Champion: P80,000
1st Runner-up: P40,000
2nd Runner-up (2): P10,000

Deadline of Entries: June 10, 2011 (Friday)
Draw Date: June 19, 2011 (Sunday)

For inquiries and other details,
Log on to
Call Elvie or Gina of Asuncion Badminton Center at (63-2)725-2568
Call or text Richard Bautista at (+63)922-8733369

Monday, June 6, 2011

1st JVHN Badminton Challenge at the Badminton House, Antipolo City on June 11, 2011

1st JVHN Badminton Challenge
The Badminton House, Lores Plaza, Antipolo City
June 11, 2011 (Saturday)

Fee: Php 650/player (inclusive of t-shirt and shuttlecocks)

Categories & Events:
Levels B,C,D and E
Men's Doubles
Ladies Doubles

P3,000 cash + trophies for the Champions (all levels)
P1,000 cash + medals for the runner-ups (all levels)

For inquiries contact:
Richard Hizon or Smashdown (+63)915-8309280 or (+63)920-5246903

Friday, June 3, 2011

Big Shutts 2nd Badminton Tournament at Don Antonio Sports Center (Quezon City) on June 11, 2011

Big Shutts 2nd Badminton Tournament
Don Antonio Sports Center
Holy Spirit Drive, Commonwealth, Quezon City
June 11, 2011 (Saturday)

Fee: Php 800/player (Inclusive of: Dri-Fit Shirt and Cash Prizes for all Level Champions)
Note: Double entry is allowed

Categories & Events:
Men’s Doubles – 6 Levels (A to F)
Ladies Doubles – 6 Levels (A to F)
Mixed Doubles – 5 Levels (B to F)


Level A – P 8,000.00 plus Trophies
Level B – P 5,000.00 plus Trophies
Level C – P 4,000.00 plus Trophies
Level D – P 3,000.00 plus Trophies
Level E – P 2,500.00 plus Trophies
Level F – P 2,000.00 plus Trophies

Runner-Up: Trophies

May 7, 21, 28 & June 4 * 5–8 PM at Don Antonio Sports Center
May 11, 18, 25 & June 6 * 8–10 PM at Don Antonio Sports Center

Former or Current National Team Players are NOT qualified to join
Former or Current College Varsity Players will be placed in Level A or B

For inquiries contact:
Gary Tulio : (+63)917-6308603 / (63-2) 410-4399
Pit Chua : (+63)929-6000190
Jho San Diego : (+63)917-5460188
Jhocette Marcelo : (+63)917-8102265

Deadline of Registration: June 6, 2011 (Monday)

Line-up and Game Schedule will be released and posted at on June 10, 2011 (Friday).

4th JEC Badminton Tournament: Serve for Christ 4 at Smart Shot Badminton and Sports Center on June 26, 2011

4th JEC Badminton Tournament: Serve for Christ 4
Smart Shot Badminton and Sports Center
1620 F. Agoncillo Street, Malate, Manila
June 26, 2011 (Sunday)
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fee: Php 400/player (inclusive of Packed Dinner, Court Fees, Shuttle Cocks, T-Shirts)
Registration on a first come - first served basis.
Exclusively for members of JEC/Daughter Churches and affiliated JEC satellite groups.

Men's Doubles Level 1, 2, 3, and 4
Ladies' Doubles
Mixed Doubles Level 1 and 2

Prizes: Trophies and Medals

For inquiries contact:
David Ayroso (+63)917-8379897
Edwin Lim (+63)917-4044502
Betty Calamiong (JEC Office) (63-2)721-4085
Jane Lin (+63)918-5085428
Benny Chua (+63)917-8471711

Deadline for submission of entries: June 4, 2011 (Saturday)