Royalty attend badminton championship

Fadhil Yunus

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman attended the under-13 semi-finals of the Brunei National Open Badminton Championship 2019 at the Multi-Purpose Hall of The Centrepoint Hotel last night.

Also in attendance were Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah.

Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim competed in the semi-finals of the boys’ under-13 singles event.

In the earlier rounds of the competition, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim defeated Md Al-Muttaqiy Billah bin Zulfa Erison in straight sets (21-18, 21-13) in the preliminary round.

Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim’s reward of progressing to the quarterfinals was a tie against Zulfazlyana Izzaty, where he also emerged as a winner in straight sets (21-12 21-17).

The final of the under-13 competition will be held tonight at the same venue.

Multiple finals in the women’s doubles, under-18s, men’s singles, mixed doubles and men’s doubles ‘A’ will also be contested tonight.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman attended the under-13 semi-finals of the Brunei National Open Badminton Championship 2019 at the Multi-Purpose Hall of The Centrepoint Hotel in Gadong last night. Also in attendance were Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah.
ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman with Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah arrive at the championship; and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim in action. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR