BAGUIO CITY – The local YMCA will be staging the 2017 YMCA Open Badminton Invitational Tournament, its second tour for the year, on February 11-12, 2017 at the YMCA gymnasium, here. Four divisions for elementary, high school (junior and senior high school), and senior corporate players in two categories; for boys and girls below eighteen years of age and men and women above eighteen years of age are to be held.
Participants for elementary, High School and Senior High School will be labelled A & B; A- for school varsity players and B- for developmental players, likewise the Senior Corporate participants will be categorized in five levels as follows; A- Elite players, ex-varsity and current varsity players, corporate players. B- For advance players, C- Intermediate players, and medalists of level C & D of recently held tournaments, D- Participants under level D, medalists in level D & E recently held tournaments or players with 1 year experience or joining tournaments.
The tournament will be played in a single round robin following a 1-35 scoring system. Three tournament events will also be at stake for boys and men’s doubles, girls and women doubles and mixed doubles events, with the following schedules; February 11, 2017 at 8:00 am. Elementary and High School, boys and girls doubles and mixed doubles. February 12, 2017 at 8:00 am onwards, men and women doubles and mixed doubles events following the awarding of prizes in the evening.
Prizes for the tournament will be trophies for individual and Team over-all champion in each level, certificate of merit for winners, certificate of participation for all participants. Raffle draws for door prizes will also be conducted.
Registration fees for elementary participants are pegged at Php 175.00, High school participants at Php 225.00 and corporate participants at Php 275.00. Last day of submission of entries will be on February 9, 2017 at 6:00 in the evening at the YMCA office.
By: BOBBY VINLUAN