KUCHING: Top doubles badminton players can look forward to over RM20,000 worth of cash prizes for the much-anticipated Sarawak Energy Cup 2019 tournament. Held since 2016, this year’s event will be held at Sentosa Sports Centre from Sept 5 to 8. The tournament features team events comprising the following categories: men’s doubles open, novice men’s doubles, men’s doubles (invitation category), men’s doubles mixed (open and iInvitation) and men’s doubles veteran.
The games will be played in a group league format in the first round followed by a single knockout in the quarter-finals, semifinals and the final. The matches will be played in a 21-point 3 game system and each player is allowed to participate in one tie per match. The main prizes for the team events is the Sarawak Energy Cup, with accompanying cash prizes and medals, followed by the Sarawak Energy Plate and Sarawak Energy Shield. The winning team of the Sarawak Energy Cup will take home RM8,000, a trophy and medals while the first runners up will receive RM4,000 and medals.
The semi-finalists will receive RM2,000 each. The Sarawak Energy Plate team winners will win RM2,000 while first runners- up and quarter-finalists receive RM1,000 and RM500 respectively. The Sarawak Energy Shield winners will bag RM500 while first runners-up will get RM300. The tournament is open to Sarawakians only. The invitation category in the men’s doubles (invitation category) and men’s doubles (open and invitation) is open to non-Sarawakians.
The closing date for registration is by 12pm on August 29 after which a draw for the teams will be conducted at 11am on Sept 4 at Menara Sarawak Energy. There is a non-refundable registration fee of RM300 for the team events. More information on the tournament and registration forms can be obtained at Sarawak Energy’s official website www.sarawakenergy.com.my or Sarawak Energy’s official Facebook account. Information can also be obtained from Sarawak Energy Cup 2019 committee members, Stephen Yee (019-8880341) and Kelvin Jee (012-8787533).