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Badminton players to vie for SEA Games berths at national tourney

Update: May, 04/2017 - 09:00
Nguyễn Tiến Minh of HCM City will take part in the National Individual Badminton Championships from May 7-13 in Đồng Nai Province’s Gymnasium. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Individual Badminton Championships will be held from May 7-13 in Đồng Nai Province’s Gymnasium.

The annual tournament attracts more than 100 athletes from 16 cities and provinces, including Hà Nội, HCM City and Bắc Giang, which always fields strong players.

Players will compete in five categories, including men’s and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.

In the singles events, knock-out rules will be applied until the last-eight rounds. The final eight then will compete in a round robin format. Athletes who score the highest points from this round will be awarded championship trophies.

In the doubles pools, knock-out rules will be used throughout the competitions.

A bonus of US$1,100 will be awarded to the men’s singles winner, while the women’s gold medalist will take $800. Doubles event winners will receive $600.

“This tournament attracts the nation’s best players in Việt Nam,” said Việt Nam Badminton Federation’s General Secretary Lê Thanh Sang .
He noted that the winning players would earn their berths in the Việt Nam’s Southeast Asian Games delegation to compete in Malaysia in August. Việt Nam hopes to win two bronze medals at the region’s biennial festival. — VNS


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