The CIPUTRA HANOI - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2017 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from March 21 to March 26.
Six Southeast Asian nations competed in this badminton tournament. These were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and host Vietnam.
And as expected our SEA athletes captured some titles and some reached the semi-finals.
Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand captured the women's singles event title after disposing Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu. Chochuwong defeated Vu in two straight sets in the finals, 21-17, 21-16. In the same event, Indonesia's Rusydina Antardayu Riodingin shared third place with Vietnam's Thuy Linh Nguyen after they were eliminated in the semi-finals.
Host Vietnam celebrated as local Tien Minh Nguyen won the men's single title. He defeated Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in the finals, 21-14 and 21-17.
Only two titles were captured by our SEA athletes and the rest were won by non-Southeast Asian countries.
Thailand's Trawut Potieng and Nanthakarn Yordphaisong reached the finals of the men's doubles event but failed to capture the title. They were defeated by the tandem from India. Sharing third place were the tandems of Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Markis Kido of Indonesia and Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Jagdish Singh of Malaysia.
Also reaching the finals were the duo of Joyce Choong and Jing Yi Tee of Malaysia in the women's doubles event. The duo was defeated by Japanese players. Third place were shared by Indonesia's Rahmadhani Hastiyanti and Vania Arianti Sukuco and mixed NOC tandem of Ririn Amelia of Indonesia and Ana Ching Yik Cheong of Malaysia.
And lastly in the mixed doubles, Indonesia's Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini reached the finals but fell short against the tandem of Chinese duo. Fadhilah and Anggraini only settled as runners up. Also placing in third were fellow Indonesian Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso.
All in all, it was a good performance of our Southeast Asian athletes in this six-day tournament.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Asia Archery Cup 2017 - Stage 2 was held in Bangkok, Thailand last March 20 to March 25. The event was participated by 244 athletes and 71 officials from 26 countries from Asia and outside Asia like Russia, Iceland and Australia.
The eight (8) countries from Southeast Asia (SEA) that took part in this tourney in the capital city were Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand.Our SEA athletes shines in both men's and women's individual events and were present in all finals of the individual events. Also, they collected couple of medals in the team events.
Leading the SEA region was Thi Dac Loc of Vietnam. She defeated Taipei's Shih-Chia Lin in the final match and won the gold medal. On the other hand, Philippines' Nicole Marie Tagle was defeated by Bangladesh's Shamoli Ray in the bronze medal match of the same event.
However, the Philippines made a podium finish after Amaya Amparo Cojuangco settled for silver medal in women's individual compound event. She was defeated by Iran's Parisa Baratchi in the gold medal match.
Malaysia also made an impressive campaign in this competition as Khairul Anuar Mohamad settled for silver medal in men's individual recurve event. The gold medal was won by Chinese Taipei's Yu-Cheng Deng.
Also, in men's individual compound, Malaysia's Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki also settled for silver medal. Iran's Esmaeil Ebadi won in the finals against Mazuki. On the other hand, Malaysia's Khambeswaran Mohanaraja was defeated by Russia's Alexander Dambaev who won the bronze medal in the same event.
In the compound mixed team, Malaysian strikes another silver medal courtesy of Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah Mat and Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki. The gold was won by Chinese Taipei's archers.
The last day of competition was set for the remaining team events. Malaysia as the number one country in Southeast Asia in the sport of archery added a bronze medal in their collection. The bronze medal came from the men's compound team composed of Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja and Zulfadhli Ruslan. They defeated the team from Singapore, 232-227.
Malaysia continued its good performance as it reached the bronze medal match in women's recurve team event. But Vietnam spoiled and snatched the bronze medal from Malaysia as team Vietnam defeated Malaysia in a very close match, 5-4.
Meanwhile, Myanmar snatched a bronze medal in the women's compound team event. They defeated the team from Iran in the bronze medal match, 225-214. The team was composed of Ngeain Aung, Hla Hal San and Sein Yah Yaw.
Host Thailand, did not go home empty handed as the men's recurve team captured the gold medal beating Russia, 6-2 in the finals.
Over-all, Team Vietnam tops the Southeast Asian teams with one gold and one bronze medals. Vietnam finished their campaign 4th over-all. Thailand finished 5th over-all with a gold medal. Malaysia in 6th place with 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Philippines ranked 10th with a silver medal and Myanmar with a lone bronze medal placed 11th. Indonesia, Singapore and Laos did not make it in the medal board. Chinese Taipei tops the tally with 5 gold medals.
Below were the members of our Southeast Asian teams
🇮🇩 Team Indonesia: (Women) Triya Resky Andriyani, Ika Rochmawati, Rona Siska Sari, Dellie Threesyadinda, Titik Wardani (Men) Muhammad Hanif Wijaya, Riau Ega Agatha, Hendra Purnama, Sapriatno🇱🇦 Team Laos: (Men) Daliya Saidara🇲🇾 Team Malaysia: (Women) Nur Afisa Abdul Halil, Min Shan Ang, Saritha Cham Nong, Nur Aliya Ghapar, Nor Rizah Ishak, Shin Hui Loke, Salleh Fatin Nurfatehah Mat and Nurul Syazhera Mohd Asmi(Men) Muhammad Ikram Joni, Haziq Kamaruddin, Kin Lip Lee, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Khambeswaran Mohanaraja, Muhammad Akmal Nor Hasrin and Zulfadhli Ruslan🇲🇲 Team Myanmar: (Women) Ngeain Aung, San Yu Htwe, Hla Hal San, Zar Khyi Win and Sein Yah Yaw(Men) Min Swe Ye, Tin Phyo Aung, Naung Kyar, Htike Lin Oo, Htet Kyaw Hein, Thu Nyein Si and Myat Zaw Tun🇵🇭 Team Philippines: Pia Elizabeth Angela Bidaure, Jennifer Dy Chan, Amaya Amparo Cojuangco, Rachelle Anne de la Cruz, Kareel Meer Hongitan, Andrea Roles, Nicole Marie Tagle and Mary Queen Ybanez. (Men) Joseph Bhernie Bague, Niron Brylle Concepcion, Paul Marton de la Cruz, Syd Nerickzon C. Franginal, Florante F. Matan, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Allen Drei Raquipo and Luis Antonio Soriano
🇸🇬 Team Singapore: (Women) Nur Syahidah Alim, Christina Gunawan, Madeleine Ong Xue Li and Luan Eng Jocelyn Low. (Men) PANG Toh Jin Pang, Kee Hui Keith Teo, Han Teng Ang, Hong Hui Goh, Wei Jun Lam and Alan Lee🇹🇭 Team Thailand: (Women) Suvaporn Anutaraporn, Sukanya Buayen, Nitiphum Chatachot, Sunee Detchokul, Nareumon Junsook, Wasana Khuthawisap, Kanyavee Maneesombatkul, Ruthaiporn Pattanodome and Waraporn Phutdee. (Men) Khwanchai Phohiran, Natthapoom Phusawat, Chanchai Pratheepwatanawong, Itsarin Thai-uea, Witthaya Thamwong, Denchai Thepna and Dhansarit Itsarangkun na Ayutthaya🇻🇳 Team Vietnam: Huyen Le Ngoc, Thi Thu Hien Le, Thi Dao Loc, Kim Anh Nguyen, Thi Hai Nguyen, Nhat Le Nguyen Thi, Thi Phuong Nguyen and Thi Thanh Thao Nguyen. (Men) Tien Cuong Nguyen, Van Day Nguyen, Van Duy Nguyen, Phi Hung Thach, Duc Anh Chu, Loc Hoang Van, Xuan Duc Mai and HOANG Phi Vu Nguyen Hoang
Friday, March 24, 2017
Below are the schedules of matches for the upcoming 2017 SEABA (Men) Championship to be held in Manila, Philippines. The winner of this tournament will be given a ticket to compete at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Lebanon on August. Only one playoff berth was allocated for Southeast Asian zone.Seven (7) nations will be battling each other in a week-long tournament. Aside from the host Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and favorite to win Thailand will come to test their might in hooping.
May 12 | 1500hr | Indonesia vs Singapore
May 12 | 1700hr | Thailand vs Malaysia
May 12 | 1900hr | Myanmar vs Philippines
May 13 | 1500hr | Vietnam vs Thailand
May 13 | 1700hr | Indonesia vs Malaysia
May 13 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Singapore
May 14 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Indonesia
May 14 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Myanmar
May 14 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Malaysia
May 15 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Myanmar
May 15 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Malaysia
May 15 | 1900hr | Indonesia vs Vietnam
May 16 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Singapore
May 16 | 1700hr | Malaysia vs Vietnam
May 16 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Thailand
May 17 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Indonesia
May 17 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Thailand
May 17 | 1900hr | Vietnam vs Philippines
May 18 | 1500hr | Malaysia vs Myanmar
May 18 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Singapore
May 18 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Indonesia
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Six nations competed at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Top Division.The event took place at the skating rink of the Central Plaza Grand Rama IX shopping mall (Ice Rink Arena) in Bangkok, Thailand from March 17 to March 23 for Top Division.Among the Southeast Asian nations that saw action in this tournament were Malaysia, Singapore and host Thailand in Top Division.
Thailand and Singapore battled out for third rank on the last day of competition. It was Thailand that shown an aggressive offense as they blanked Singapore in their final match, 12-0. They got the third place with three wins and two defeats. Singapore placed 4th over-all. On the other hand, Malaysia ended the tournament win less.
United Arab Emirates tops the tourney with a clean record of 5 wins followed by Mongolia with 4-1 win-loss cards.
Meanwhile, the Philippines will compete in the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Division I to be held in Kuwait next month.
Below were the results of our SEA teams at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia.
- March 17 | Singapore 0-13 Mongolia
- March 17 | Malaysia 3-10 United Arab Emirates
- March 18 | Singapore 0-10 United Arab Emirates
- March 18 | Thailand 14-1 Malaysia
- March 20 | Malaysia 4-5 Singapore
- March 20 | Thailand 5-4 Mongolia
- March 21 | Malaysia 5-10 Mongolia
- March 21 | Thailand 3-4 United Arab Emirates
- March 23 | Thailand 12-0 Singapore
Singapore Team: Chin Ming Liang, Ming Hong Choo, Daxuan Lok, Michael Loh, Eng Wei Kevin Koh, Da-Lun Peter Tan, Jian Lu Reeve Chew, Wee Chew, Cheng Meng Albert Tan, Dian Yuan Darren Goh, Hung Wei Kok, TAN Gee Kuan George Tan, Ee Chong Kevin Tan, Pin Farm Ng, Junhao Leon Zhu, Donavan Christopher Ann and Ming Zhe Siah.Malaysia Team: Thien Ian Lee, Shahrul Ilyas Abdul Shukor, Eu Jin Yap, Muhammad Syukri Shaharudin, Jun Ming Low, Aiman Zul Rafiq Mohd Fadzul, Adris Ikmal Abd Razak, Mohammad Aqeel Noor Hisham, Jia Yung Moi, Wai Kin Brandon Tan, Mohammad Hariz Mohammad Oryza Ananda, Chee Ming Bryan Lim, Rafel Zichry Onn Mohammed Rhiza, Aqfar Naeem Aulais, Aiman Thaqib Mohd Fadzul and Cheong Jun Richard YowThailand Team: Pattarapol ungkulpattanasuk, Prakpoom Thongaram, Chanchit Supadillokluk, Likit Neimwan, Tewin Chartsuwan, Teerasak Rattanachot, Jantaphong Tengsakul, Chayutapon Kulrat, Papan Thanakroekkiat, Masato Kitayama, Hideki Nagayama, Phandaj Khuhakaew, Paniti Nawasmittawong, Dechbadin Jittranont, Anun Kullugin, Rakchai Sukwiboon, Chanchieo Supadilokluk, Weerachai Prasertsri, Prawes Kaewjeen, Chanokchon Limpinphet, Peravit Kovitaya and Chaval Jiravanon
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|Thailand Men's team|
The road to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Championships for Men and Women already ignited when the draw happened at the Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel in Bangkok two days ago.
Two countries from Southeast Asia will take part of the qualification round for Asian zone. These are Vietnam and Thailand. Vietnam team will only compete in the women's event while Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand will compete in both men's and women's events.For men's event, Thailand was drawn in Pool B together with New Zealand, Japan, Chinese Taipei and host Australia. The volleyball war of Pool B is scheduled on July 12 to 16, 2017. While in Pool A, China, Korea, Qatar and a qualified team from Central Asia will collide with host Iran from August 10 to 14 in the capital city of Tehran.
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Only the top two teams from both pools will qualified for the 24-team FIVB Men's Volleyball Championship 2018 which will be held by co-hosted Italy (finals) and Bulgaria between September 10 and 30 in 2018.For the women's side, Thailand will host Pool B Asian zone qualification from September 20 to 24, 2017. Aside from the host, Pool B is composed of Korea, DPR Korea, Iran and our Southeast Asian team Vietnam. On the other pool, China, Chinese Taipei, Australia and Fiji will collide with host Kazakhstan.Same with the men's event, only the top two teams from both pools will advance in the final round to be held in Japan from September 30 to October 21 in 2018.