| Khairil Hassan |
THE opening ceremony of the National Regu Takraw Championship for Yayasan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy being organised in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne by Brunei Darussalam Takraw Association (PESTABARU) with the support of the Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was held yesterday at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Menglait Sports Complex.
The ceremony started with the previous champions Team 88 returning the trophy to the President of PESTABARU, Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abbas, which was later handed over to the guest of honour, Dato Paduka Awang Eddie bin Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
The PESTABARU President accompanied the guest of honour to launch the tournament with the hit of a gong.
The guest of honour was then introduced to participating teams and received a memento from the association.
The opening match was between Pancha Delima against Triple H in Court A and Sengkurong C facing MS PDB B in Court B.
The tournament will be held every Friday and Sunday. The public are welcome to watch the matches.