Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 SEABA Championship Moved

The 2017 Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship is to be held on May 12 to 18 instead of the scheduled April and to be hosted by the Philippines.

The tournament is a qualifying event for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Beirut, Lebanon on August 17 to 27. Only one ticket  is at stake for the Southeast Asian zone in this SEABA championship.

Seeing action on May's tourney are teams from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and host favorite Philippines.

The venue of the SEABA championship is at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. There were two choices of venues before, the other one not chosen was Cebu.    
Host Philippines has named its initial 24-man pool for the championship and will be trimmed in the days to come. While other teams are also in the selection process while training for big event on May.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2017

The ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2017 was held at Nguyen Du Cultural Sport Club in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from February 14 to 19.

Southeast Asian countries who participated in this tournament were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and host Vietnam.

The tournament format includes thirteen (13) Asian teams which were divided into four groups. Group A is consisted by teams from China, Taipei and Hong Kong. Group B is composed of Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan were in Group C and competing in Group D were Singapore, Korea and India.

And here were the results of group matches for SEA Nations: Day 1 - Feb.14 | Day 2 - Feb.15 | Day 3 - Feb.16 

Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia were the only teams from Southeast Asia that made through the knock-out quarter-finals which was scheduled last February 17.

And here were the results of knock-out quarter finals for our SEA Nations: Indonesia 2-3 Japan | Thailand 3-2 India | Malaysia 0-3 China
With the above results of quarter finals, Thailand managed to advance in the semi-finals against Korea. 
In the semi-finals, Thailand was unable to defeat the Koreans. The Thai team only managed to snatch a win courtesy of the tandem of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the mixed doubles event.
Thailand team is the only team from Southeast Asia who reached the semi finals. The highest placement reached by a Southeast Asian team for this edition.   
Quarter finals results

Semi Final Results: Thailand 1-3 Korea

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2017

Day 2 Results- February 15

Group B

Group C

Group D 

🎾 Test for Indonesian Tennis Players

The Combiphar Indonesia Open 2017 will serve as a test preparation for the Indonesian tennis players before the Southeast Asian Games 2017 in Malaysia. The tournament is happening until February 26.

Christopher Rungkat, David Agung Susanto, Sunu Wahyu Trijati and Aditya Hari Sasongko are the top-ranking tennis players who are participating in this tournament.
Combiphar Indonesia Open 2017 is featuring participants from 20 countries for its men's senior international category, including players from England, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Belgium and Japan.  
The Indonesian male tennis players recently competed in Group II Davis Cup - Asia/Oceania 2017 in Manila, Philippines. They were defeated by the team Philippines and failed to advance for the second round. But the contention to stay in Group II is much alive as the Red and White flag will play against Kuwait in April this year.

- Mara (SEAGamesNews) 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Volleyball Event: LienVietPostBank Cup 2017
Date: 11th-17th February 2017 | Bac Ninh, Vietnam

Teams: Malaysia, Thailand, China and teams from Vietnam (LienVietPostBank, VTV Binh Dien, Tien Nong Thanh Hoa and Vietinbank)

ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2017

Day 1 Results- February 14

Group B

Group C

Group D

Sunday, February 12, 2017

🏀 ASEAN Basketball League Standings - Update

Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2017

The Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters 2017 was held from February 7 to 12 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Two Southeast Asian athletes were successful as they captured singles titles. Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia won the men's singles title defeating Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen on Sunday's finals (21-17, 21-11). Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia and Malaysia's Zii Jia Lee reached the semi-finals but were defeated by Sugiarto and Wangcharoen. 

In women's singles finals, Thailand's Busanan Ongamrungphan defeated Japan's Aya Ohori 21-18, 21-16. Other SEA athlete who reach the semis was Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol. 

For men's doubles semi-finals, the tandem of Indonesia's Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto were defeated by Chinese Taipei's duo and failed to reach the finals. Same fate was experienced by Thailand's Kittinupong Kedren and Dechapol Puavaranukroh as they were also defeated by Chinese players in the same event.   

For women's doubles event, another Thai players reached the finals match. The tandem of Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai had a good fight against its Chinese rivals but ended runner up in this event. Also for this event, Greysia Polii and Rosyita Eka Putri Sari of Indonesia made it to semi-finals.

And for mixed doubles event, Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai ended as runner up behind Chinese players. They were defeated by China in 2-1 sets (21-11, 20-22, 21-13). Completing the cast in the semi-finals were Yong Kai Terry Hee and Wei Han Tan of Singapore and Alfian Eko Prasetya and Annisa Saufika of Indonesia. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Davis Cup - SEA Update

The 2017 Davis Cup Group II - Asia/Oceania was held from February 3 to February 5 in four (4) various places in Asia. Our Southeast Asian (SEA) nations who saw action in this elimination round were Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Vietnam team composed of Thien Nguyen Hoang, Nam Hoang Ly, Minh Tuan Pham and Dac Tien Nguyen was not able to beat its first round rival Hong Kong. Of the five matches played, Vietnam won two matches courtesy of Nam Hoang Ly. 

Ly defeated Hei Yin Andrew Li in the second game (6-1, 6-2, 6-4) and Hong Kit Wong in the fourth game (6-3, 7-6, 6-4). In the other single event matches, Thien Nguyen Hoang was defeated by Hong Kong's Hong Kit Wong and Karan Rastogi. While the third game who was also represented by the two Vietnamese players scored 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 1-6 in favor of the Hong Kong team. The match ended with a 3-2 win by Hong Kong who will advance to the second round. While Vietnam will meet Iran in the play-off round. 

Thailand nailed its ticket to the second round by defeating Kuwait in the first round, 3-1. Thailand team was composed of Jirat Navasirisomboon, Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul and veteran brothers Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwana. 

The first match was between Kuwait's Abdullah Maqdes and Jirat Navasirisomboon who won the game 6-2,6-4, 6-7, 6-4. The second match which was won by Mohammad Ghareeb defeating Thailand's Trongcharoenchaikul (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-0). The third match was a double's event and won by the Thai twin with the score of 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3. While the fourth match was a revenge from a defeat by Trongcharoenchaikul. He defeated Maqdes 6-4, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 and 7-6. 

Thailand will advance in the second round to play against the Philippines who defeated Indonesia in another first round game. 

Philippine team was composed of  Alberto Lim, Ruben Gonzales, Francis Casey Alcantara and Treat Huey while Indonesia team members were David Agung Susanto, Aditya Hari Sasongko, Sunu-Wahyu Trijati and Anthony Susanto. 

First match was won by Indonesia's David Susanto defeating Alberto Lim 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-1 (retired due to sprain). While the remaining matches were won by Philippines. Ruben Gonzales defeated Aditya Hari Sasongko (6-2, 6-2, 6-4) and David Susanto (6-2, 6-3, 6-4). Doubles' Francis Casey Alcantara and Treat Huey defeated D. Susanto and Trijati (6-2, 6-4, 6-4). And the last match was won by A. Lim beating Anthony Susanto. 

The defeat of Indonesia will relegate them to a play-off against Kuwait which was beaten by Thailand. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Brunei's Selection of Netball Players Continues

Selection process begins for Brunei's netball players for the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to be held from August 19 to 31.

The selection begins with 22 aspiring women who wants to wear the national jersey in a tryout which test their physical or fitness test.

From 22 aspirants, it will be cut to 18 which will be trained for the next two months. Then it will be trimmed to 15 who will be trained for three months. And a total of 12 players will be named after the intensive training to represent Brunei in SEA Games. 

At the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, Brunei took home the bronze medal. This coming SEA Games in Malaysia, the focus is to improve their medal color they have won.   

The tryout held at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium Complex in Berakas last January was participated by determined players and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.

2016 AFF Futsal Championship Concluded

(Photo via SMM Sport)
Congratulations to Team Thailand for winning the 2016 AFF Futsal Championship held last January 29, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. They defeated team from Myanmar in the finals, 8-1.

The finals match between Thailand and Myanmar was played at the Indoor Stadium Huamark. This is the 12th title championship of Thailand.

Meanwhile, Malaysia took the 3rd place or bronze medal by beating Timor Leste, 8-1 earlier that day.  

- Fahad T./SEAGamesNews