THE Prima Pasta Badminton Championship is calling for more badminton players from around the country to join over 2,000 participants competing in the 10th year of the prestigious annual tournament set on February 23, 24, 25 and 26, March 4 and 5 at the Powersmash Badminton Courts on Pasong Tamo, Makati City.
Thousands of competitors from different cities and provinces are expected to join the six-day tournament organized by committee chairman Alexander Lim in partnership with the Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) and affiliated with the Philippine National Ranking System (PNRS).
“On our tenth year, we are expecting the most exciting badminton competition not only from the open divisions but also to other divisions as well,” says Lim. “It’s also a decade of excellence in Prima Pasta badminton championship.”
“Every year we see a lot of players that excel and we're hoping this will be another banner year for our badminton tournament,” he added.
The tournament, sponsored by Babolat and SMART Communications through MVP Sports Foundation, will include the following events: Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles from Open class, to Levels A to G, while Open Class and Levels B to F will be available in the Women's Doubles.
The Open singles will be available only in the men’s and women’s category.
The event is also supported by Boysen Paints, Morning Star Milling Corporation., Mabz Builders, ILO Construction, Monolith Construction, Monocrete Construction, Pioneer Insurance, Promax International, Regent Foods Corp., RFM Corp and Del Monte Phils.
There will also boys’ and girls’ singles events for Under 19, 17, 15, 13 and 11 categories, while boys’ and girls’ doubles will be available for Under 19, 17 and Under 15. A new non-gender doubles event, the Combined Age 100, will also be featured in the tournament. Minimum age will be 30 yrs for either player.
Trophies, medals and gift certificates await the winners and runner-ups for all the events.
Top badminton stars Peter Gabriel Magnaye, Alvin Morada, Joper Escueta, Anton Cayanan, Paul Vivas, and Ronel Estanislao, among others, are the expected entries in the six-day national competition sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton Association.
The deadline of submission of entries is on February 10, 2017. For more information and other details, you can contact JC Benipayo (09174494258); Yoly Araullo (0998-5110454); Sonny Montilla (09052273048); and Mike Alayon (09178071514).
You can download forms, leveling schedules, tournament schedules and other information from www.primapastaopen.com.