Woo, Awangku Azri Safwan win badminton doubles meet

Fadhil Yunus

Woo Chang Heui and Awangku Azri Safwan bin Pengiran Haji Jofri emerged winners in the men’s ‘A’ category of the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus Hall Users Badminton Tournament at the Youth Centre in the capital recently.

The pair defeated Md Shahirul Mohd Jenin and Masrur Fu’ad bin Haji Asmat in the final. Abdul Rahman bin Haji Mohd Tahir and Yusman Mohd Jenin secured third place.

Awangku Abdul Qawi bin Pengiran Haji Zainal Ariffin and Mohd Husaini bin Haji Masri triumphed in the men’s ‘B’ category after defeating Awangku Adi Nazri bin Pengiran Haji Jofri and Awangku Adi Aiman bin Pengiran Haji Jofri.

The partnership of Md Faiz bin Haji Alinor and Mohd Raihan Rahman bin Md Azmay finished third.

Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles category, Amalina A’liah binti Gapor and Nuraqilah binti Haji Shahroney emerged winners after defeating Pengiran Nurhaziqah Amina binti Pengiran Shahminan and Munyati binti Haji Abdul Khamis. Janey Koh and Najmah Matshah settled for third place.

The tournament’s preliminary rounds, which commenced on January 11 at the IBTE Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus Hall, saw the participation of 19 teams in the men’s ‘A’ doubles category, 32 teams in the men’s ‘B’ doubles category and 16 teams in the women’s doubles category.

The Brunei Darussalam National Badminton Association (BDNBA) encourages organised competitions among the country’s badminton community to support the mission and vision of the association.

Shuttlers in action during the tournament. PHOTOS: BDNBA
Winners and participants in a group photo