24th Baiduri Masters set for April

|     Khairil Hassan     |

BRUNEI’S most prestigious golfing event of the year, the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament, now in its 24th edition, is set to take place over two weekends from April 12-14 and April 19-21.

A signing ceremony was held at the QAF Centre in Beribi yesterday to mark the start of the pre-tournament events. Registration for the Baiduri Masters will begin on March 13.

Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank Pierre Imhof, in his remarks, said, “Our aim in organising the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament has always been to support the community and make a difference to those in need with the help of our golfers since the very beginning. This year is no different. Last year, we were able to raise and donate BND81,000 to six organisations dedicated to helping the special needs integrate into society.”

The organisations were Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei, Learning Ladders Society, Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA), DANA Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital and Child Development Centre at RIPAS Hospital.

Through the support of partners – QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd and QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd – the highly anticipated hole-in-one car prizes will be a Porsche Macan, a BMW 520i, and a Mini Cabriolet.

Besides the luxury cars, golfers will also stand the chance to win cash prizes, including a BND20,000 hole-in-one cash prize and other tournament prizes.

The Baiduri Masters Challenge Trophy
Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank Pierre Imhof shakes hand with Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd Albert Lau during the signing ceremony. – PHOTOS: KHAIRIL HASSAN
Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank (3rd L) and Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd (C) with other officials
Chief Executive Officer of Baiduri Bank Pierre Imhof with Acting General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd Hazizah Osman at the signing ceremony. – PHOTOS: KHAIRIL HASSAN & MUIZ MATDANI
Above and below: Hole-in-one prizes Porshce Macan, BMW 520i and Mini Cabriolet

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Baiduri Bank and QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd and QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd for the provision of the hole-in-one prizes.

Baiduri Bank also signed with Brunei Press Sdn Bhd, to appoint Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as the official media partner for the tournament.

Chief Executive Officer of QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd Albert Lau and Acting General Manager of Brunei Press Sdn Bhd Hazizah Osman signed on behalf of their respective organisations, while Pierre Imhof signed on behalf of the Baiduri Bank Group.

Present to witness the signings were General Manager of QAF Auto Sdn Bhd Sivakumar Krishnan, Senior Manager of Finance and Operations at Brunei Press Sdn Bhd Suzie Houng, and Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development of Baiduri Bank cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2019 Andrew Young.

More details of the tournament can be obtained from Baiduri Bank’s website, social media outlets as well as newspaper articles. For more information, the public can contact Baiduri Customer Helpline at 2449666.