Justin, Rendra win Brunei Shuttle Time meet

Fadhil Yunus

Justin Liaw Chee Zien and Rendra Akmal emerged winners of the Brunei Shuttle Time Under-13 Championship for the Belait District after they defeated Bryan Wong Vi Wen and Jong Ji Ren in the final at the Gudang Beras Badminton Hall recently.

The duo of Hansen Chien Nen Fung and Bryan Chien Hen Sheng claimed third place after they beat the pair of Awangku Mohd Qawi and Md Nur Izzat Fathullah in a playoff.

Meanwhile in the girls’ doubles category, Koh Zhi Ying and Vaign Sherelini beat the partnership of Aqueela Junaidi and Aura Raihana Danish Md Sharel in the final.

Third place went to the pair of Nur Haziqah Adawiyah and Aiyaa Nadhirah.

The tournament commenced last Wednesday with 18 male doubles’ and three female doubles’ entries.

The Brunei Shuttle Time series’ final leg was held in Belait District, following tournaments in the Temburong District, Tutong District and the Brunei-Muara District.

It aimed to uncover talents from under the age of 13 across all districts to be absorbed into training and subsequently represent the country in local and overseas competitions.

The Brunei Shuttle Time Under-13 Championship was organised by the Brunei Darussalam National Badminton Association (BDNBA) with the cooperation of the Youth and Sports Department.

BDNBA hopes to make the tournament as their annual activity to get young players to take up interest in badminton.

Participants in action at the championship. PHOTO: BDNBA