Hazery Hazimie anak Bugin and Muhammad Nur Hakimin bin Haji Mokhsin emerged winners of the Brunei Shuttle Time Under-13 Badminton Championship for the Temburong District after they defeated Muhammad Adi Yusra Waliyuddin bin Yusof and Muhammad Adi Yusri Waliyuddin bin Yusof with a score of 21-5, 21-8 in the boys’ final.
Evy Cheryll binti Udan and Sukrinah Amelda took the girls’ title after they claimed a win by two sets to one over Nur Qalesya Raqibah and Ampuan Nurul Wafiqah Qaisara Qistina in the final.
Acting Temburong District Officer Pengiran Muhammad Ameer Mubaarak bin Pengiran Haji Hashim presented the prizes.
The Temburong-based tournament commenced on December 2 at the Belalong Hall with 11 entries including eight boys’ doubles and three girls’ doubles teams.
The tournament was contested in a double knock-out system for the boys’ event while a round robin was used for the girls’ event.
Organised by the Brunei Darussalam National Badminton Association, the Shuttle Time Championship is held across four districts on selected dates.
For the Tutong District, matches have started from December 2 and will conclude today. For the Brunei Muara District, matches will start on December 9 and conclude with a closing ceremony and prize presentation on December 11.
Meanwhile, the tournament for the Belait District will start on December 9 – 11, with a closing ceremony set to be held on December 13.
The Shuttle Time programme is a school badminton initiative to support the principle that children should lead an active and healthy lifestyle both inside and outside of school.
Launched in 2012 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), Shuttle Time is intended to make badminton as one of the most popular and accessible school sports in the world.
The programme offers school teachers free access to resources, training and equipment, which supports the teaching of fun, safe and inclusive activities to children aged five-15. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to give children a positive image of badminton through vast opportunities to have fun, get involved with others and have success.
Shuttle Time is implemented in 137 countries with the cooperation of Continental Federation and BWF members’ associations.