Royalty at badminton championship

|    Khairil Hassan   |

HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office attended to witness the Brunei Darussalam National Badminton Championships at the Green Jade Multi-purpose Hall of The Centrepoint Hotel in Gadong yesterday evening.

Also attending were Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah.

Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim paired with Dessen Chung Min Tin advanced into the final of the U13 Boys’ Doubles after winning 2-1 (21-15, 15-21, 21-18) against Md Talipuddin bin Ermadena and Md Shaibol Faiz bin Md Norfaidzal in the semi-final match yesterday.

The victorious pair will be playing against Md Izzuddin bin Ermadena and Md Haziq bin Roze tonight at 8pm.

Also present were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.

Their Royal Highnesses and distinguished guests also witness a Mixed Doubles Exhibition Match featuring former Doubles Olympic athlete and 1996 Olympic Champion Ricky Ahmad Subagja and Indonesia’s 17th seeded Doubles player Rizki Amella Pradidta.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah at the badminton tournament. – KHAIRIL HASSAN
Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim competes in the U13 Boys’ Doubles semi-final. – INFOFOTO