12th Prima Badminton Championships set Feb. 22

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TWO THOUSAND entries all over the nation including the country’s top players are expected to join the 12th Prima Pasta Badminton Championships set Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25 and March 2 and 3 at the Powersmash badminton courts in Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.

The annual competition powered by the Forthright Events & Sports Management Inc. and supported by Smart remains sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) and affiliated with the Philippine National Ranking System (PNRS) throughout the years.

“We are hoping for another year of badminton extravaganza where the different players will able to showcase their skills and talents. This year, we are also expecting the defending champions to be challenged in their respective events,” says Prima Pasta organizing chairman Alex Lim.

Rabie Jayson Oba-ob and Sarah Joy Barredo are the men’s and women’s singles open defending champions, respectively.

The tournament, sponsored by Babolat and SMART Communications through MVP Sports Foundation, will include the following events: Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles from Open class, to Levels A to G, while Open Class and Levels B to F will be available in the Women’s Doubles.

The open singles will be available only in the men’s and women’s category. There will also boys’ and girls’ singles events for Under 19, 17, 15, 13 and 11 categories, while boys’ and girls’ doubles will be available for Under 19, 17 and Under 15. All these events run from Feb. 22 until 25.

The event is also supported by Boysen Paints, Morning Star Milling Corp., Mabz Builders, ILO Construction, Monocrete Construction, Pioneer Insurance, Promax International, Regent Foods Corp., RFM Corp. and Del Monte Phils.

A non-gender doubles event — the combine age 100 — will also be featured in the tournament. Minimum age will be 30 years for either player.

Trophies, medals and gift certificates await the winners and runner-ups for all the events.

For more information, you can view the website or contact Yoly Araullo (0998-5110454) and Nica Albiso (0939-5211699).