Thursday, 17 March 2016

Malaysia Takes Lead at the 8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016 @ MBA Port Dickson


Michael’s Badminton Academy (MBA)—— one of the pioneers in the badminton industry in Malaysia has recently announced the opening of its third badminton hall in Port Dickson – MBA PD, a full badminton facility equipped with modern and contemporary design and technology. Officiated by Dato' Abd. Khalid Bin Mat, YDP Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson, the launch of MBA PD kicked off with the 8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016 which ended with a blast just last weekend ;)

Opening of Michael’s Badminton Academy (MBA) third badminton hall in Port Dickson – MBA PD
Speech by Michael Lee, Founder of MBA @ the 8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016 @ MBA Port Dickson
Speech by Lee Kok Chung, Managing Director of MBA

Over 450 local and international badminton enthusiasts across Asia gathered at MBA Port Dickson for the three-day event which held from 11th to 13th March 2016, competed in 25 different categories included in an official tournament, as well as popular additional categories for families such as the 3v3 (triples instead of just doubles) and family doubles (one parent and one child) ^^

Over 450 local and international badminton enthusiasts across Asia gathered at MBA Port Dickson for the 8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016
8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016 MBA PD
young talent at the tournament

The three-day tournament concluded with a solid victory of host country Malaysia, which took the lead with 11 gold medals, followed by Indonesia with 5 golds and China, Taiwan and Singapore had 3 golds respectively in the 8th MBA International Badminton Championship 2016 ;)

Men's singles in action
Mixed-doubles
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Among the highlights of the event included the participation of former Thomas Cup player, Mr Kwek Chiew Peng, 63, who walked away with first and second place for categories in men’s doubles (combined aged 110) and men’s doubles (combined aged 120) respectively. MBA is also honoured to have the exceptional backing of its international counterparts from Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam that have continuously been supportive towards MBA’s International Tournaments over the years.  

Mixed-double participant, married couple Hema and Dinesh, who are badminton coaches in PJ enjoyed their time at the tournament :)

About MBA

For almost 15 years, Michael’s Badminton Academy has been at the forefront of championing the badminton industry in the private sector. Founded by Malaysian badminton enthusiast Michael Lee, MBA started off with a simple dream to bring together badminton enthusiasts from different communities to share their passion for the lifestyle.

Vision to be the hub of private badminton training and solutions at the international level, as well as to produce world-class players MBA had held over 10 major international tournaments over the years, hosting close to 10 thousand players from around the world. The training academy has trained almost 35,000 students via its junior development programmes and a Hope for Change badminton charity programme is in place to provide free training for underprivileged children.

From 16 badminton courts in 2002, MBA today is a one-stop badminton solutions providing services from court rentals and pro-shop to a health centre and a full-fledge badminton academy, training players from Malaysia and around the world.

MBA Taman Megah was recognized as the biggest privately-owned badminton centre in the state in 2002. MBA Bandar Puteri Puchong was recognized as the Biggest Badminton Centre in Malaysia by the Malaysian Book of Records in 2004.





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