Dessen Chung Min Tin and Mohd Haziq bin Roze emerged winners in the boys’ doubles event of the Brunei Shuttle Time Under-13 Badminton Championship for the Brunei-Muara District.
The pair defeated Muhammad Mirza Afif Syahmi bin Sofian and Muhammad Talipuddin bin Ermadena in the final at the Multi-purpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday.
Third place went to the duo of Amsyar Azwan Hazlizan and Muhammad Syarifuddin bin Ermadena.
Meanwhile in the girls’ doubles final, Rasyiqah Syazana binti Mohammad and Soffiya Syazana binti Mohammad emerged winners after they defeated the pair of Nurul Fathiah Batrisya and Gayatri Suresh Shindhe, who finished as runners-up.
The pairing of Hazirah Amadah and Khairana Harizah Nazihah settled for third place.
Acting Director of Youth and Sports Pengiran Haji Mohd Azlan bin Pengiran Haji Omar Tengah presented the prizes.
The competition was contested in a knock-out system format for the boys’ event and a round robin for the girls’ event.
The tournament for the Brunei- Muara District started on December 9 with the participation of 18 boys’ teams and three girls’ teams.
The competition aims to unearth young talents from each district to be absorbed into training and to represent the country in badminton competitions locally and abroad.