29 December 2018
Myanmar National Badminton Championship 2018 successfully concluded on Friday.
More than 400 players from across the country joined the Championship which was held under the management of Myanmar Badminton Federation for the third time.
This competition is the biggest Badminton tournament in Myanmar, and it aims to promote badminton sports among the community and to select outstanding players for the international competitions.
Secretary, Myanmar Badminton Federation, Nyan Lwin said “In order to turn out more next generation players, we added the events based on ages including under ages 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 years old. In addition, we also featured UD 90, UD 100 and UD 110 that can join 2 players and the one should have 40 and 45 years at least. We always held at least 3 Badminton Tournaments that can participate across the country in a year under the slogan of our federation “We live in Family”. We award medal and cash prize to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize winners from each event in this Championship.”
The contestants from 51 clubs throughout the country participated in 380 events which include single and double events. The federation will select the most outstanding player from each tournament as a national player through this competition.
Player, That Htar Thu Zar said “I have been playing Badminton since I was a child. I have joined 9 international competitions so far and I got 5 prizes. Now I won first prize in senior women single event. I always join this National Badminton Championship. I have plans to compete in the international competitions next year.”
Player, Ye Min Aung said “I have been joining this Championship since 2016. Last year, I won first prize in senior men single event. This year, I haven’t got any prize in senior men single event but I won first prize in senior men double event. I will always join this Championship in the coming years.”
The most outstanding contestants will be coached by well-experienced trainers at youth camps to compete in other international tournaments and upcoming SEA Games.