Sunday, June 26, 2016

19th Southeast Asian Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship 2016

Myanmar will host the 19th Southeast Asian Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Nay Pyi Taw between July 2 and 6, with seven teams vying for the eventual crown.

The five- day competition has been divided into two pools. Pool A comprises Thailand, New Zealand,  Singapore and Myanmar  team B, while Pool B features  India, Maldives and Myanmar team A.

The contest will be played in a preliminary round-robin stage in each pool with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the semi-finals.

The competition will be held at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium with the seating capacity of 30,000. The gymnasium was used to host the 2013 South East Asian Games and and the Asean Para Games in 2014.

The first day of the contest on July 2 will start with the opening ceremony at 11 am local time and after that will see hosts Myanmar  team B take on Singapore at 12.30 pm, Thailand challenge New Zealand at 2.30 pm,and Indonesia  face Maldives at 4.30 pm.

Myanmar team B will meet New Zealand at 12 pm in the opening match of the second day competition, followed by Singapore playing Thailand at 2 pm and Myanmar A battling against Maldives at 4pm.

On day 3 Myanmar B will contest Thailand with New Zealand facing Singapore and Myanmar challenging Indonesia.

The 5th-6th place Classification round and the semi-finals contest will be played on July 5, starting from noon 12 pm until 4 pm.

The last day of the competition, awarding presentation and closing ceremony will take place in July 6.

Source: AVC

Monday, June 20, 2016

Judo, fencing among sports included in 2017 SEA Games provisional list

Judo and fencing are believed to be four additional sports included by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) in the list of sports for the 2017 SEA Games hosted by Malaysia.

According to news that filtered through the corridors of OCM, judo and fencing were among 38 sports in a list to be submitted by OCM at the SEA Games Federation (SGF) meeting on July 13 and 14.

The new list is expected to feature 38 sports and 396 events compared to the initial list of 34 sports and 342 events.

The OCM is believed to have trimmed the number of sports 41 sports listed for the SEA Games which will be hosted by Malaysia for the sixth time after having played host in 1965, 1971, 1977, 1989 and 2001.

Apart from judo and fencing, body building, wrestling, floorball, canoe/kayak, muay thai, wall climbing, tarung derajat (a type of martial art from Indonesia) had appealed to the OCM for inclusion.

The 34 sports listed earlier by SGF on February 24 are athletics, aquatics, archery, badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, equestrian, football and futsal, golf, gymnastics, hockey, ice hockey, ice skating, karate, lawn bowls, netball, pencak silat, petanque, rugby 7s, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, snooker & billiard, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, tenpin bowling, volleyball, water skiing, weightlifting and wushu.

The OCM have also included eight athletics events that were initially dropped from the athletics programme after a warning from the Asia Athletics Association (AAA) that the meet would not be sanctioned if all 46 events are not in the programme.

Malaysia had dropped marathon (men and women), 10,000m, 3,000m (men and women), 3,000m steeplechase, decathlon and heptathlon since no medals were won in the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games and 2015 Singapore SEA Games.

Meanwhile, OCM honorary secretary Datuk Low Beng Choo when contacted by Bernama said the final list would only be confirmed by the SGF in July.

The biennial SEA Games featuring 11 ASEAN countries - Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Timor Leste and Malaysia - is scheduled from August 19 to 31, 2017.

The dates were selected in conjunction with Malaysia's 60th year Independence Day celebrations.

BREAKING NEWS: Judo and Fencing are the new added sports in the provisional list for SEA Games 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ‪#‎SEAGames2017‬ is expected to feature 38 sports and 396 events compared to the initial list of 34 sports and 342 events.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

12 Sports School Takraw athletes to compete at ASEAN School Games in Thailand, confirms team manager

THE team manager of Sports School’s sepak takraw department, Hj Md Isa Hj Abu Bakar, said 12 athletes will represent the sultanate in the team, regu and doubles event in this year’s 8th ASEAN School Games (ASG).

Mohammad Muizzuddin Jamaludin, Muhd Nur Iman Awang Muhammad, Md Baharuddin Jamaludin, Mohd Kahirul Roslan, Ak Hisyam Pg Hassan, Muhammad Abd Marteen Hj Asdi, Muhd Nur Hazim Hamidun, Mohd Yazid Syarifuddin Mohd Salleh, Abd Hakim Abd Ghani, Muhd Zahifuddin Jefri, Syafiq Hazimin Ahmad Ghani and Mohd Khairil Wandi Rosli have been named to compete in this year’s edition to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 21 to 29.

The takraw team clinched a bronze last year from the 7th ASG held in Brunei, a repeat of their achievement in 2014 in Philippines.

“There will be some pressure to compete in this year’s ASG because we will be up against one of the toughest nations in speak takraw after Malaysia - the hosts Thailand,” said Hj Md Isa.

“We are also pushing for a local doubles takraw tournament in middle of July - a week before the games because we need to prepare our athletes for the new doubles category to be introduced in ASG.

“We have been training as often as we can despite the tough schedule adjustments during the Ramadhan but so far the team are doing well and they have not missed a single training session.

“However, just training alone is not enough to prepare for the games, so we need to compete in as many local tournaments as we can to get match fitness.

“Our target is to win at least one bronze in any of the three takraw events but hopefully we can do better,” he added.

Hj Md Isa will be expecting two of his athletes - Mohammad Muizzuddin and Muhd Nur Iman who will contest in doubles and team event - to shine at ASG.

“I am expecting Mohammad Muizzuddin and Muhd Nur Iman who were part of the team that won our only medal last year to shine this year.
“They have the most experience in the games especially Mohammad Muizzuddin who have been competing since 2014,” said Hj Md Isa.

“They’re very young, but they have played very well especially in the 5th NBT National Sepak Takraw Inter Regu Trophy last month.

“The team MSSSBD (Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Brunei Darussalam) ‘A’ went as far as top two in the group stages, but due to point differences, they missed a chance to compete in the knock-out stages.

“I know they can secure another medal this year, but let's see how they will do,” he added.

Source: The Brunei Times

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hyundai Archery World Cup 2016 - Stage 3 & Final Olympic Qualifying Event

Hyundai Archery World Cup 2016 - Stage 3 & Final Olympic Qualifying Event was held in Antalya, Turkey from June 12 to June 19. 

Indonesia and Malaysia earned Olympic tickets in Men's Team event. They won gold and silver respectively in Olympic qualifying tournament event. In women's team event, only Indonesia from Southeast Asia went through for the knockout stage but failed early in the hands of Taiwan at the first round.

And here are the results of this event.
World Cup 2016 Results (Final Ranking)
Compound Events

Men's Team Event            Women's Team Event

Men's Individual                Women's Individual

Recurve Events

Men's Team Event            Women's Team Event

Men's Individual                Women's Individual

Olympic Qualifying Event (Final Ranking)

Men's Team Event            Women's Team Event

Men's Individual                Women's Individual

#‎RoadToRio‬ | Congratulations to Indonesia & Malaysia for claiming Olympic berths in Men's Team event for Archery and winning gold and bronze respectively in Antalya, Turkey!!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thailand aims at becoming Asia’s ultimate destination for sports tourism

CHIANG MAI - Thailand is positioning itself as a dream destination for sports tourism by promoting the kingdom’s world-class sporting facilities, wide-ranging expertise, and reputation for hosting successful regional and international sporting events and tournaments.
H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, unveiled the plan to turn Thailand into a sporting hub to delegates attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region 2016 (TTM+ 2016). This event opened on 8 June 2016 at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre and was attended by tourism professionals from all over the world.
Her Excellency said, “Thailand is entering the sports and tourism era, and I would like to invite the world to enjoy some of the many opportunities the kingdom can offer sport-loving tourists – whether you are enthusiastic amateurs, professionals or somewhere in between. Sports can give people a new way to enjoy and experience Thailand – playing games of golf or football with friends, taking in the scenery while cycling or running or meeting, and competing with Thai people at any of our gyms and sports centres.
Sports; such as golf, are already popular among tourists coming to Thailand and the kingdom boasts over 300 world-class courses. But now, the Royal Thai Government, with the support of the Sports Authority of Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, wants to help visitors discover other facilities where tourists can enjoy sporting activities. These include 5,000 boxing rings, many with Muay Thai training centres, over 50 diving clubs, and an increasing network of urban and rural cycling lanes which are spreading across the country and are being promoted at a government level.
These world-class facilities mean that Thailand has already played host to many international sports events including the 1997 and 2007 World Weightlifting Championships, the 2014 Asian Beach Games, the 2015 Asian Cycling Championships, and the World Touring Car Championships 2015 (WTCC) held at the Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram province. There are also popular boating events; such as, the annual King’s Regatta which takes place every year off Phuket. Thailand has also hosted the Asian Games four times and the South East Asian (SEA) Games three times.
In addition, Thailand itself has a proud sporting history and many of the kingdom’s sportsmen and women have earned renown at an international level. These include Badminton player Ratchanon Inthanon who was the first Thai to become Number One in the Women’s Singles and who became World Champion in 2014, and rising golfer Ariya Jutanugarn, who is the first player in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour history to get her first three wins consecutively and is now number 10 in the world rankings. Team sports are popular in Thailand too, and the National Volleyball Team recently ranked 13th in the world.
In terms of training and facilities, there are four national training centres in Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Songkhla and Chiang Mai. There are also private facilities up and down the country that can be used by sports lovers including Thanyapura Phuket, which has some of the best sports facilities in Asia including two 50-metre Olympic class swimming pools, and is the first Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) training centre in Southeast Asia. Many international sports people and teams come to Thanyapura to train including the British and Australian national swimming teams.
In addition, Stamford International University in Bangkok recently partnered with Real Madrid to offer the first MBA in Sports Management in Thailand to train a new generation of sports trainers.
H.E. Kobkarn concluded, “Thai people have always been crazy about sports, but now we want Thailand to be seen as a centre of sports excellence too, and for people to come here to develop their skills and enjoy their favourite sports, on land and in the water. With our outdoor lifestyles and range of destinations, we have the potential to be a magnet for sportsmen and women.
Source: Travel Daily News

Mohd Hafizuddin set for ASEAN University Games in Singapore

NATIONAL fencer Mohd Hafizuddin Hj Awg Damit will represent the sultanate and University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) at this year’s ASEAN University Games in Singapore from July 9-19.

Mohd Hafizuddin was one of the two fencers who made their debut in the 2014 edition of the biennial tournament in Palembang, Indonesia.

The other national fencer was Muinuddin Masri. However, the duo failed to progress to the second round of the tournament.

In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, Mohd Hafizuddin said that the tournament will be much harder this time but he hopes he will do better than his last campaign.

“This will be my first tournament of the year and I hope I can do well this time,” said Mohd Hafizuddin.

“The pressure of competing is definitely there - especially since I’m the only one who will be representing the country and UBD in fencing this year.

“Singapore will be the toughest country to beat - since they just had the 28th Southeast Asian Games last year and won three gold medals in the sport.

“Of course, since they’re hosting another international tournament, they will be much more prepared for it than any of the other countries competing.

“The ASEAN University Games serve as an international platform for students to broaden their respective sports experience as well as their experience as student athletes - so I hope I can make the country and UBD proud,” he added.

When asked about his training preparations for the tournament, the 24-year-old linguistic student insisted that he needs to train more during Ramadhan in order for him to be ready.

“I trained almost everyday during the break before entering my final year, but I had to slow down a little bit before my final examinations last month,” said Mohd Hafizuddin.

“Training resumes on Friday so I can’t afford to miss any training sessions because the tournament is just a month away. Balancing academics and sporting commitments is a great challenge, but for me - it’s worth it.”

Source: The Brunei Times

Basketball - Philippines' Road To Rio Olympics

(Photo via Jinno Rufino's IG)

Philippine National Basketball Coach Tab Baldwin and his coaching staff named the fourteen (14) man pool who will join the camp in Europe. These are Fajardo, Pingris, Abueva, Blatche, Castro, Romeo, Norwood, Aguilar, Chan, Ocampo, Rosario, Parks, Reyes and Tenorio. The team will leave today (Friday). 

After their intensive tune-up games in Europe, they will select only 12 players for the Rio qualifying tournament which is divided into three qualifying tournaments - Manila, Belgrade and Turin. Only the top team from the three qualifying tournaments will advance in  Rio Olympics. 

Manila Qualifying tournament will feature six (6) teams - Turkey, Senegal and Canada in Group A while Group B is composed of France, New Zealand and host Philippines.
Matches will start on July 5 between Turkey and Canada in Group A. While Philippines will start their campaign against powerhouse France. On July 6, Canada will play against Senegal and on the other side, host Philippines versus New Zealand. The last day of Group Preliminary round (July 7), it will be Senegal against Turkey and France against New Zealand. 

Semi Final round will resume on July 9 while the finals is set on July 10.

Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored
Good luck to Team Philippines a.k.a. Gilas Pilipinas!!!
Team Gilas Pilipinas Training Camp in Europe Schedules:
June 11-20 – Kapernessi, Greece
June 21-23 – Istanbul, Turkey
June 25-26 – Balogna, Italy

Thursday, June 9, 2016

16 Sports proposed for 2017 ASEAN Para Games

The sports in the list are aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, wheelchair basketball, boccia, chess, cycling road (tandem), cycling track, football (7-a-side, 5-a-side), goalball, sailing, table tennis, tenpin bowling, wheelchair tennis, volleyball sitting and powerlifting.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2nd Asian Pencak Silat Championships 2016

Southeast Asian countries emerged as winners at the 2nd Asian Pencak Silat Championships 2016 held in Singapore from June 3 to June 5. 

Overall Champion goes to Vietnam with 13 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.While the 1st Runner Up goes to Team Singapore with 8 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. They are followed byThailand with 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.

At the tournament, Best Male Athlete was awarded to Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en of Singapore while the Best Female Athlete was given to another Singaporean Nurul Suhaila Mohd Saiful. 

Twelve (12) nations participated in this championships. These were Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

Southeast Asian countries who were unable to compete in this competition where Brunei, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Timor Leste. 

The championships was held at Bedok Sports Hall. (Photos via FB Page of E Kampong)

(Photos via FB Page of E Kampong)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

5th South-East Asia Karate Federation (SEAKF) Championships 2016

2016 FISU Archery World University Championships

Malaysia and Singapore were the only Southeast Asian nations that fielded athletes at the 2016 FISU Archery World University Championships which was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from June 1st to June 5th.

In Compound - Mixed Team, Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh & Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki of Malaysia took the bronze medal.

Complete Results/Report Here 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Aya Bank Cup 2016

The Aya Bank Cup 2016 was held from 3rd - 6th June in Yangon, Myanmar which was participated by three ASEAN teams - Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and non-ASEAN team Hong Kong. The tournament was held in Thuwanna Stadium.


Day 1 - June 3
Vietnam 2-2 Hong Kong
VIE: Công Vinh (58' & 61')
HKG: McKee (49' & 77')
VIE: Nguyên Mạnh, Ngọc Hải, Xuân Trường, Văn Quyết
HKG: Sandro, Leung Kwun Chung, Roberto

Myanmar 0-1 Singapore
Goal: Faris (34')

Day 2 - June 6
3rd Place Match : Hong Kong 0-3 Myanmar
Goals:  Than Paing  (22'), Maung Maung Lwin  (74'), Ye Ko Oo  (89')

Final/Championship Match: Vietnam 3-0 Singapore
Goals: Công Vinh  (91'), Văn Quyết  (98'), Thanh Trung  (113')

1st ASEAN Chess Open Tournament 2016

ASEAN chess is a hybrid of international chess and native chess of Southeast Asian countries, e.g., Thai Chess (Makruk), Myanmar Chess, Cambodian Chess, Lao Chess. It was first played at international level in the Palembang SEA Games in 2011, where Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand participated.

ASEAN Chess Open Tournament was held in concurrent with the 17th ASEAN+ Age Group 2016 at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel, Pattaya City, Chon Buri Province, Thailand.

17th ASEAN+ Age Group Open Chess Championships 2016

342 Junior chess players from 13 countries such as Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, China, India, New Zealand, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, and Thailand participated at the 17th Asean+ Age Group Chess Championships 2016 held from 30th of May to 6th of May at Dusit Thani  Hotel, Pattaya City, Thailand.

The tournament made the 4th highest participation since year 2000. A number of records have been achieved with Vietnam registering 144 players, Thailand with 65 players, Philippines 54 and Malaysia not too far behind with a record of 46 players. For the record and also for the first time representatives from Japan and Kyrgyzstan took part of the event.


Below are some Results of the tournament or you can visit for complete results

Under 8 (Standard)

Under 20 - Standard Open

Senior 50

Senior 65

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2016

The Asian Junior Athletics Championships was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 2nd - 6th June 2016.

Our Southeast Asian athletes participated in this youthful event. 

Medal Tally 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thailand at the Montreux Volley Masters 2016

Thailand is in Pool B
June 2: Thailand def. Serbia (16-25, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 15-13)
June 3: Thailand def Netherlands (26-28,21-25,25-20,25-23,15-10)
June 4: Thailand def. Switzerland (25-23, 25-14, 25-18)

Semi Finals

June 5: Thailand 3-2 Turkey (25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 16-25, 19-17)


THAILAND 0-3 CHINA (14-25, 20-25, 23-25)

BCA Indonesia Badminton Open 2016 - Quarter Finals

Quarter Final Results of Southeast Asian athletes

Men's Singles
  • Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (INA) def. Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) [17-21, 21-12, 21-12]
  • Jan O Jorgensen (DEN) def. Jonatan Christie (INA) [14-21, 21-19, 21-14]
  • Lee Chong Wei (MAS) def. Zhenming Wang (CHN)  [21-16, 9-6... retired]
Men's Doubles
  • Biao Chai & Wei Hong (CHN) def. V Shem Goh & Wee Kiong Tan (MAS) [21-18,21-17]
Women's Doubles
  • Eefje Muskens & Selena Piek (NED) def. Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah & Rizki Amelia Pradipta (INA) [10-21, 24-22, 25-23]
  • Vivian Kah Mun Hoo & Khe Wei Woon (MAS) def. Anggia Shitta Awa & Mahadewi Istirani Ket (INA) [21-14, 21-19] 

Mixed Doubles
  • ZHANG Nan & ZHAO Yunlei (CHN) def. Alfian Eko Prasetya & Annisa Saufika (INA) [21-11, 10-21, 21,14]

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Congratulations "SEA Games News Team" for our 5th year!!!

ASEAN at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers

Play-off Round 1 - Results of ASEAN Teams
June 2: Cambodia 2-2 Chinese Taipei
June 7: Cambodia vs Chinese Taipei
June 2: Laos 0-1 India
June 7: Laos vs India
June 2: Malaysia 3-0 Timor Leste
June 6: Malaysia 3-0 Timor Leste