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Ayer Itam BC maintains 100% record (Table toppers qualified to 2021/2022 ACPLPJ grand finals)

KAMPAR (16 JANUARY 2022): Ayer Itam Badminton Club have made heads turn when both their Under-15 and 18 teams advanced to the 2021/2022 AEON Credit Purple League Junior (ACPLPJ) grand finals scheduled for next month.

 

The Northern club side celebrated their entry to the grand finals in style by emerging top in both the age-group categories during the two-day final qualifying rounds of the competition held at the Sixbase Sport Arena here in Kampar.

 

The final qualifying round of the competition saw another eight teams (four from the Under-15 and four from the Under-18) advance to the grand finals.

 

Stalwart Oo Shan Zi was the toast in Ayer Itam BC’s strong finish in the Under-15 competition when she defeated all her opponents in the girl’s doubles & mixed doubles event.

 

Ayer Itam BC’s coach, Tan Yi Han commended Shan Zi’s strong showing in the competition. “Shan Zi has been exceptional for our team throughout these qualifying stages and I’m happy that she has contributed the most points for us.”

 

The fiery 2nd leg tournament witnessed Ayer Itam BC easily cruise past rivals PGBC (15-3) in their opening fixture. Their impressive run was followed with two emphatic victories over Sungai Pinang BC (14-4) and Setia Alam BC (15-1).

 

Ayer Itam BC strong showing in the Under-15 age group saw them saw top the standings with (556-317) accumulated points.

 

PGBC’s hard hitting performance assured them of a place in next month’s ACPLPJ grand finals by qualifying as runners-up after a decisive victory over neighbour’s Sungai Pinang BC (12-6).

 

PGBC team owner Ong Ewe Hock was satisfied with his team’s good run and the hard work put in by the players. However, he remained modest and said, “I would prefer not to be overconfident, as I believe that we still have a long way to go.”

 

Ewe Hock added “I have huge respect for the participating teams as they all have been consistent in their performance throughout these qualifying rounds. We will rest well and regain our strength for the upcoming grand finals.”

 

On the other hand, Ayer Itam BC will be accompanied by Bagan BC from Group A as they finished their qualifying campaign as runners-up in the under 18 category. Bagan BC completed their qualifying campaign by overcoming arch-rivals Penang Pesta (15-2) in a decisive match.

 

Completing the top four teams for the under-18 category are Group B champions Butterworth BC as well as Falim BC who progressed after grabbing a crucial victory in their respective match against Raja Uda BC with a result of (9-8).

The ACPLJ 2021/2022 will reach its climax when all the teams clash during the grand finals from Feb 19-20. The venue for the grand finals has yet to be confirmed.

BUTTERWORTH BC, IPOH BC, AYER ITAM BC & SETIA ALAM BC START OFF THEIR AEON CREDIT PURPLE LEAGUE JUNIOR 2021/2022 CAMPAIGN IN STYLE

KAMPAR (15 JANUARY 2022): Blistering Butterworth BC, Ipoh BC, Ayer Itam BC, and Setia Alam BC started off their AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2021/2022 (ACPLJ) campaign in style as they overpowered their respective opponents on the opening day of the 2nd Leg.

 

The northern badminton powerhouse started their ACPLJ campaign in style as they defeated Falim BC (12-3). Ipoh BC on the other hand overcame Penang Pesta BC (12-5) while Ayer Itam BC beat PGBC (15-3). In the final fixture, Setia Alam BC pulled out all the stops to beat Sungai Pinang BC (12-7) in a heated match which kept everyone in the venue on their toes.

 

The northern badminton powerhouse started their U-15 campaign with a bang as their girls singles Lim Zhi Shin swept aside Falim BC’s Koh Xin En (11-4, 11-3, 11-3) in a match that only lasted 14 minutes.

 

Butterworth BC continued to dominate their opponents in the second game as mixed doubles pair of Ng Wei Ming – Nicole Tan barely broke sweat when they defeated Arnold Dibble – Putri Nurirdina Sufiya (11-3, 11-5, 11-8).

 

In the boys singles, Tan Kean Wei maintained Butterworth’s BC winning streak and bagged the victory against Falim BC’s Diong Xhe Ming (11-3, 11-4, 11-4).

 

However, Falim BC’s pair of Chew Zu Yenn – Yap Chung Chuen stopped Butterworth BC in their tracks when they defeated E. Christopher Nelson – Ong Chin Hang (11-5, 11-5, 11-8) in the boys doubles.

In the final match, Lim Zhi Shin – Nicole Tan kept their cool as they saw off Falim BC’s Koh Xin En – Putri Nurirdina Sufiya (11-2, 11-6, 11-3) in the girls doubles.

 

Butterworth BC’s team manager, Tommy Lee Sau Wah was delighted with his team’s performance today. He said “I am pleased to see the players giving their best today. However, we still have a few games to be played and I hope that we can keep up this momentum”.

 

The ACPLJ will reach its conclusive leg at the Tops Arena Empire in Cheras from Jan 22-23 before the Grand Finals from Feb 19-20. The venue for the final stage has yet to be confirmed.

 

AEON CREDIT PURPLE LEAGUE JUNIOR (ACPLJ) 2021/2022 Schedule –

 Sunday, 16th January 2022

 

Group A (Under 15)

Penang Pesta BC vs Falim BC

Butterworth BC vs Ipoh BC

Kumpulan B (Bawah 15)

PGBC vs Sungai Pinang BC

Setia Alam BC vs Ayer Itam BC

 

Group A (Under 18)

Bagan BC vs Penang Pesta BC

Setia Alam BC vs Ayer Itam BC

 

Group B (Under 18)

Butterworth BC vs PGBC

Bayan Lepas BC vs Falim BC

Bayan Lepas BC vs PGBC

Raja Uda vs Falim BC

Bayan Lepas BC vs Raja Uda BC

Butterworth BC vs Falim BC

 

BOLSTERED BAGAN BC READY FOR THE AEON CREDIT PURPLE LEAGUE JUNIOR 2021/2022

KUALA LUMPUR (13 January 2022): Bagan BC’s top shuttlers are ready for action as they prepare for the second leg of the AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2021/2022 (ACPLJ) scheduled to take place this weekend.

The AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2019 Division 3 Champions will be bolstered by most of the players who competed in the previous edition. With the firepower at hand, they will fancy their chances of booking an early ticket to the grand finale in mid-February.

 

Founded as an academy under the wings of the Penang Indian Badminton Association, Bagan BC are seen as one of the favourites to clinch the 2021/2022 ACPLJ title this year. However, team manager M. Durairajoo has advised his junior players to remain calm and not take their previous accomplishments for granted.

 

  1. Durairajoo said, “We have high expectations of our players for the ACPLJ this year. They have been training exceptionally hard and I can see the desire to replicate their success in 2019. However, they must not take their 2019 success for granted and give their all in the 2021/2022 ACPLJ”

 

Leading the club in the 2021/2022 ACPLJ is K. Yeshveenii, who recently competed in the Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA). According to the badminton ace who is no stranger to competitive tournaments, “We have been training vigorously and all the players are ready to give our best this year to deliver points for the team”.

 

The club from the northwest coast will face their neighbours Penang Pesta BC, Setia Alam BC, and Ayer Hitam BC in Group A for the U-18 category.

 

The ACPLJ will be played over 3 group stages and a grand finale from January to February. A total of 38 teams will be divided into groups and will play on a round-robin format during the qualifying stages.

The top 4 teams from each leg will then proceed to play in the grand finale.

As the first leg concluded last week in Malacca, the second leg of the ACPLPJ will commence at the Sixbase Sport Arena, Kampar from Jan 15-16 while the third leg is scheduled at the Tops Arena Empire in Cheras from Jan 22-23 before the Grand Finale from Feb 19-20. The venue for the final stage has yet to be confirmed.

 

AEON CREDIT PURPLE LEAGUE JUNIOR TO RETURN BIGGER AND BETTER WITH MORE TEAMS TAKING PART THIS YEAR

KUALA LUMPUR (6 JANUARY 2022): Aspiring young shuttlers from the country will be strutting their stuff once again in the AEON Credit Purple League Junior 2021/2022 (ACPLJ) badminton championship, which gets underway in Malacca this weekend.

Some of the finest young talents will pit their strength in search of glory with their respective clubs over the course of three weeks beginning with the qualifying stages.

Malaysia Purple League (MPL)’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ho Khek Mong is looking forward to see the young aspiring talents showcase their skills in this tournament. He said, “most of the players who are taking part in the ACPLJ are still in secondary school and this will be a great opportunity for them to get a taste of playing in a highly competitive badminton tournament.”

Khek Mong also encouraged all the participating clubs to take advantage of this platform to produce young    talents together with the Malaysia Purple League (MPL) and for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

Being one of the top 38 teams that will be competing in this year’s edition, Seremban City BC’s team manager Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif said his team are all fired-up to clinch the 2021/2022 ACPLJ title. “Our team has been training vigorously for the past two months for this tournament. And with the support of our experienced state players, we are determined to bring home this prestigious ACPLJ title.”

Newcomers Malacca City BC have also sounded an early warning of their aspirations to go far in this tournament.  An upbeat team manager Shahidi Bin Shahidan said his charges are not here to make up the numbers. “We are capable of pulling a surprise in this tournament. I believe with the strength of our homegrown talents; we can progress to the grand-finals.”

The club from the historic city will face WCBF Sibu and Petaling Jaya BC in Group A for the Under-15 category. For the Under-18, they will fancy their chances against Sentosa United BC and DSBC Labuan.

Seremban City BC will face Perling BC and Mentakab BC in Group C for the Under-15 category. For the Under-18, they will spar with JBBC and Damansara BC.

The ACPLJ will be played over 3 group stages and a grand finale from January to February. A total of 38    teams will be divided into groups and will play on a round-robin format during the qualifying stages.

The top 4 teams from each leg will then proceed to play in the grand finale.

The first leg will kickstart in Malacca from Jan 8-9 at the Smazh Premium Outlet. The second leg will be held at the Sixbase Sport Arena, Kampar from Jan 15-16, the third leg is scheduled at the Tops Arena Empire in Cheras from Jan 22-23 before the Grand Finale from Feb 19-20. The venue for the final stage has yet to be confirmed.

 

2021年顶级手套紫盟专业自由人赛 香妃城轻取北海登顶

(布城讯)香妃城周日以9比1击退北海,勇夺2021年顶级手套紫盟专业自由人赛冠军,并入账8000令吉奖金。

 

谢昌盛与叶仪在率先上演的混双先衰后盛,以10比11、11比7、11比7和11比7打败前国手吴堇溦与陈益涵,为香妃城取得漂亮开局。

 

紧随上阵的男单戴传泽以11比7、11比10和11比7直落三局拿下李赛蒙,进一步扩大比分。

 

“神奇少女”丹妮娅索菲亚延续勇态,以11比8、11比6和11比10力克刘贝儿,为香妃城取得完胜。

 

在柔佛土生土长的丹妮娅赛后难掩喜悦。

 

“首先,我得感谢香妃城给予我机会参加如此高水平的比赛。这次夺冠令我变得更有信心,我向大家承诺,必定会更加努力,向入选大马国家队的目标进发。”

 

香妃城领队Eric Chan Kar Heng盛赞本队年轻队员的表现。

 

“在新冠疫情下办赛并非易事,对此我要感谢大马紫盟联赛的无私付出和努力。丹妮娅从一开赛到最后,都有着卓越的表现,她也是为本队拿到最多分数的一员,全队上下都为她感到无比自豪。”

 

眼见多名新苗的冒起,大马紫盟羽联总执行长何克望深感振奋。

 

“我在此感谢所有球员,大家都付出了最大的努力,打得非常出色。”

 

“很多年轻球员交出了比实际年龄更加成熟的表现,这是令人感到非常欣慰的事。他们的前途无可限量。”

 

何克望也感谢主要赞助商顶级手套的支持。

 

“顶级手套信任我们并给予了最大程度的支持。没有他们,紫盟专业自由人赛不可能顺利举办。”

 

紫盟专业自由人赛落幕后,永旺信贷紫盟青年联赛将紧随上演。首站比赛订于2022年1月8和9日在马六甲举行,次站移师金宝(1月15和16日),第3站落户蕉赖(1月22和23日)。总决赛方面,赛期是2月19和20日,但赛场有待定夺。

 

决赛成绩(黑体为胜方)

 

香妃城胜北海:9比1

 

  1. XD Zachary Sia – Yap Yee vs Tan Yi Han – Goh Jin Wei (10-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7)
  2. MS Tai Chuan Zhe vs Samuel Lee (11-7, 11-10, 11-7)
  3. WS Dania Sofea vs Isabel Liau (11-8, 11-6, 11-10)
  4. MD Ching Kai Feng – Wee Yee Hern vs Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC wins the TGPLPA 2021)
  5. WD Hoe Shi Yun – Yap Yee vs Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC wins the TGPLPA 2021)

BANDAR MAHARANI BC TRIUMPHANT AT THE TOP GLOVE PURPLE LEAGUE PRO-AM 2021 TOURNAMENT

PUTRAJAYA (26 December 2021): Bandar Maharani Badminton Club clinched their inaugural Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA) team event title in style at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 11 here today.

The Southern club side were in smashing form when they brushed aside fancied Butterworth Badminton Club 9-1 in the final.

 

Heavyweights Butterworth BC failed to live up to their top billing as Bandar Maharani BC made a clean sweep winning all three of their games.

 

Bandar Maharani BC bagged the first win in the mixed doubles when Zachary Sia – Yap Yee defeated Tan Yi Han – Goh Jin Wei (10-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7).

 

In the men’s singles, Tai Chuan Zhe extended Bandar Maharani BC’s lead and put pressure on the northern giants when he defeated Samuel Lee (11-7, 11-10, 11-7).

 

Butterworth BC’s fight was all over in the third game when Bandar Maharani BC’s wonder kid Dania Sofea cruised past Isabel Liau in straight sets (11-8, 11-6, 11-10) in the women’s singles hence helping her team bring home the tournament prize money of RM 8,000.

 

The badminton prodigy from Johor was over the moon with her win. She said “I would like to thank Bandar Maharani BC for giving me the opportunity to participate in this prestigious tournament. This victory has raised my spirit and I promise to train vigorously and represent our nation one day.”

 

Bandar Maharani BC’s team manager Eric Chan commended the young talent for her efforts and said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Malaysia Purple League for organizing this tournament despite the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. Dania Sofea has been exceptional for our team throughout the tournament as she has contributed the most points for us.”

 

Malaysia Purple League (MPL)’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ho Khek Mong who was present at the venue was thrilled to watch the young talents in action and congratulated the finalists. He said, “I would like to thank all the players for giving their best in this tournament.”

 

He added “throughout this tournament, we have seen some of the best young shuttlers in our country displaying signs of maturity well beyond their age. I have confidence that they will go far in their sporting career.”

 

He also thanked the main sponsors of the competition. He said, “We appreciate the faith of our sponsors Top Glove and for their continued support to organize the Pro-Am tournament this year”.

 

As the TGPLPA draws its curtains today, badminton fans should not fret. The Aeon Credit Purple League Junior 21/22 (ACPLPJ) will kickstart on Jan 8-9 next year in Malacca, followed by the second leg in Kampar from Jan 15-16, the third leg in Cheras from Jan 22-23 and the Grand Finale from Feb 19-20. The venue for the final stage has yet to be confirmed.

 

Finals Results: – (Winner in bold)

 

Bandar Maharani BC vs Butterworth BC (9-1)

 

  1. XD Zachary Sia – Yap Yee vs Tan Yi Han – Goh Jin Wei (10-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7)
  2. MS Tai Chuan Zhe vs Samuel Lee (11-7, 11-10, 11-7)
  3. WS Dania Sofea vs Isabel Liau (11-8, 11-6, 11-10)
  4. MD Ching Kai Feng – Wee Yee Hern vs Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC wins the TGPLPA 2021)
  5. WD Hoe Shi Yun – Yap Yee vs Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC wins the TGPLPA 2021)

2021年顶级手套紫盟专业自由人赛 香妃城北海争冠

(布城讯)香妃城将和北海争夺2021年顶级手套紫盟专业自由人赛冠军。

 

香妃城在率先上演的半决赛,凭藉混双Yap Yee与Zachary Sia以10比11、11比4、11比10和11比7拿下沙登的Boon Xin Yuan与Tan Yan Yi,取得开门红。

 

Tai Chuan Che接着以11比3、11比6、8比11和11-6打败Too Ming Yap,把领先比分扩大为6比2。

 

Tai Chuan Che上一次参加大赛,要追溯至2019年Celcom Axiata马来西亚国际挑战赛。他对自己的表现感到振奋,但依然保持一贯的谦逊和冷静。

 

“很开心为队伍做出了贡献。我已有接近两年没有打高水平的比赛,庆幸的是自己及时找到了感觉和状态,拿下了一场宝贵的胜利。”

 

Tai Chuan Che对主办方为羽运的付出和努力表示激赏。

 

“大马紫盟联赛给了我们这个平台表现自己,我对此除了感激还是感激。”

 

香妃城后起之秀Dania Sofea在激烈无比的女单赛力克Teh Won Quin。Dania Sofea之前已经把2021年永旺信贷紫盟联赛青年赛冠军收入囊中。

 

“这场胜利对我来说有点意外。我要感谢香妃城对我的信任,以及给予我这个难得的比赛机会。”

 

北海在另一边厢,以11比7拿下安邦再也。

 

前大马国手吴堇溦联手Tan Yi Han在混双以11比5、6比11、11比4和11比7打败Lim Tze Jian与Wong Kha Yan,为北海取得好开始。

 

紧接上阵的男单Samuel Lee先衰后盛,以9比11、11比7、11比8和11比7击退Tan Jia Jie,把北海带进晋级边缘。

 

 

 

 

女单Isabel Liau接着以10比11、11比10、10比11、11比6和11-6险胜Erica Hoh,令安邦再也全队的心都冷了。

 

尽管安邦再也的Lau Yi Sheng与Lee Yi Bo在男双以11比8、11比6和11比3轻取Chee Yik Shen与Teh Zi Yi扳回一城;但再次上阵的吴堇溦与Teoh Lexuan在不受太大考验下,以11比6、11比8打败 Tang Wen Xin与Wong Kha Yan,为北海锁定了胜局。

 

Teoh Lexuan赛后说:“我很满意自己的表现,我和堇溦都交出了水准。安邦再也是一个很强劲的对手,而我们在决赛面对的香妃城无疑会更加强大。尽管如此,我们会竭尽全力,争取最后的胜利。”

 

决赛订于周日在布城11区邻里中心上演。

 

 

半决赛成绩(黑体为胜方)

 

12:00 pm

 

Serdang BC vs Bandar Maharani BC (3-10)

 

  1. XD Boon Xin Yuan – Tan Yan Yi lost to Zachary Sia – Yap Yee (11-10, 4-11, 10-11, 7-11)
  2. MS Too Ming Yap lost to Tai Chuan Zhe (3-11, 6-11, 11-8, 6-11)
  3. WS Teh Won Quin vs Dania Sofea (9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 7-11)
  4. MD Wing Tien Ci – Yap Qar Siong vs Ching Kai Feng – Wee Yee Hern (9-11, Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC advances to the final)
  5. WD Kashley Kho – Lee Zhi Qong vs Hoe Shi Yun – Yap Yee (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC advances to the final)

 

3:00 pm

 

Butterworth BC vs Ampang Jaya BC (11-7)

 

  1. XD Goh Jin Wei – Tan Yi Han Lim Tze Jian – Wong Kha Yan (11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7)
  2. MS Samuel Lee Tan Jia Jie (9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7)
  3. WS Isabel Liau vs Erica Hoh (10-11, 11-10, 10-11, 11-6, 11-6)
  4. MD Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi vs Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo (8-11, 6-11, 3-11)
  5. WD Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan vs Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan (11-6, 11-8, Tie decided. Butterworth BC advances to the final)

BANDAR MAHARANI BC AND BUTTERWORTH BC BOOK THEIR SPOTS IN THE FINALS OF THE TOP GLOVE PURPLE LEAGUE PRO-AM 2021

PUTRAJAYA (25 December 2021): A nail-biting final is on the cards with Bandar Maharani Badminton Club and Butterworth BC vying for the inaugural Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA) title at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 11 here tomorrow.

 

It was a heated clash in the first semi-final between arch-rivals Bandar Maharani BC and Serdang BC, which saw the southern side win (10-3).

 

Yap Yee and Zachary Sia opened accounts for Bandar Maharani BC when they finished strongly after going down in the first set against Boon Xin Yuan – Tan Yan Yi (10-11, 11-4, 11-10, 11-7) in the mixed doubles.

 

Bandar Maharani extended their lead when stalwart Tai Chuan Che defeated Too Ming Yap 11-3, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6) to race ahead 6-2.

 

Chuan Che who last competed in the 2019 Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Challenge, felt euphoric with his performance. “I’m happy that I was able to contribute points for my team today. It’s been almost two years since I last participated in a competitive tournament. I’m happy that I’m able to maintain my form and secure a crucial victory for my team.

 

Chuan Che commended the organizers of the TGPLPA for creating a competitive platform for the players. He added “I would like to express my gratitude to the Malaysia Purple League (MPL) for creating this platform for us to showcase our talents.”

 

Meanwhile, Bandar Maharani BC’s wonder kid, Dania Sofea overpowered Teh Won Quin (11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7) in an epic clash in the women’s singles category. The badminton prodigy who recently claimed her maiden Aeon Credit Purple League Junior 2021 (ACPLJ) title was awestruck after her surprise victory.

 

“I didn’t expect to win this game and I’m thankful to Bandar Maharani BC for trusting and giving me the opportunity to represent them in such a competitive tournament” she said.

 

In the other semi-final, Butterworth BC defeated Ampang Jaya BC 11-7 to sail into the finals of the TGPLPA.

 

Goh Jin Wei – Tan Yi Han started the party early for Butterworth BC as they defeated Lim Tze Jian – Wong Kha Yan (11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7) in the mixed doubles.

 

In the second game, sensational Samuel Lee outclassed Ampang Jaya BC’s Tan Jia Jie (9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7) in the men’s singles to put Butterworth BC one foot through to the finals.

 

In the women’s singles Butterworth BC’s Isabel Liau crossed the semi-final hurdle and broke Ampang Jaya BC’s hearts in the rubber set when she put away Erica Hoh (10-11, 11-10, 10-11, 11-6, 11-6).

 

Butterworth BC had to hold their celebrations when Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi lost (8-11, 6-11, 3-11) to Ampang Jaya BC’s Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo in the men’s doubles.

 

Ampang Jaya BC’s gallant run at the TGPLPA was brought to end when Butterworth’s pair of Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan barely raised a sweat as they defeated Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan (11-6, 11-8).

 

Butterworth BC’s Teoh Lexuan was satisfied with his performance today. “We played well despite having to face a resilient Ampang Jaya BC side. It will be a tough game against Bandar Maharani BC tomorrow, but we will give it our all and go for the win”.

 

 

With the fixtures set in place, the finals of the TGPLPA will take place tomorrow on Sunday, 26 December at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 11 in Putrajaya.

 

Semi-finals Results: – (Winner in bold)

 

12:00 pm

 

Serdang BC vs Bandar Maharani BC (3-10)

 

  1. XD Boon Xin Yuan – Tan Yan Yi lost to Zachary Sia – Yap Yee (11-10, 4-11, 10-11, 7-11)
  2. MS Too Ming Yap lost to Tai Chuan Zhe (3-11, 6-11, 11-8, 6-11)
  3. WS Teh Won Quin vs Dania Sofea (9-11, 11-6, 5-11, 7-11)
  4. MD Wing Tien Ci – Yap Qar Siong vs Ching Kai Feng – Wee Yee Hern (9-11, Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC advances to the final)
  5. WD Kashley Kho – Lee Zhi Qong vs Hoe Shi Yun – Yap Yee (Tie decided. Bandar Maharani BC advances to the final)

 

3:00 pm

 

Butterworth BC vs Ampang Jaya BC (11-7)

 

  1. XD Goh Jin Wei – Tan Yi Han Lim Tze Jian – Wong Kha Yan (11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7)
  2. MS Samuel Lee Tan Jia Jie (9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7)
  3. WS Isabel Liau vs Erica Hoh (10-11, 11-10, 10-11, 11-6, 11-6)
  4. MD Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi vs Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo (8-11, 6-11, 3-11)
  5. WD Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan vs Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan (11-6, 11-8, Tie decided. Butterworth BC advances to the final)

 

TOP FOUR CLUBS TO BATTLE AT THE SEMI FINALS OF THE TOP GLOVE PURPLE LEAGUE PRO-AM 2021

PUTRAJAYA (24 December 2021): Butterworth Badminton Club and Ampang Jaya Badminton Club booked their semi-final berths in style in the Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA).

As expected, both Butterworth BC and Ampang Jaya BC advanced from Group A and B respectively.

 

Joining the 2 badminton giants are Serdang BC who topped Group A and Bandar Maharani BC who finished second behind Ampang Jaya BC in Group B.

 

As players scrambled to salvage as many points for their respective clubs, Samuel Lee from Butterworth BC was in his elements today as he led his team to secure a semi-final spot.

 

Known for his energetic display, Samuel Lee showed sheer consistency and survived a rubber set thriller as he defeated Faiz Rozain 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-10.

 

In the afternoon fixture, heavyweights Butterworth BC and Seremban City BC put on a spectacular show which kept everyone at the venue holding their breaths.

 

However, the team from the north got off to a poor start as Tan Yi Han – Goh Jin Wei lost to Tan Kok Xian – Gan Jing Err (5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 10-11, 10-11) in the mixed doubles.

 

Samuel Lee, who recently competed in the Bangladesh International Challenge 2021 as an independent player, was delighted with his performance. However, he remained humble and said, “I’m happy that I was able to contribute positively for my team’s victory today. This tournament is quite competitive, and it will be foolish to underestimate anyone.”

 

Samuel Lee commended the organizers of the Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA) for creating a competitive platform for the players. “I am grateful that Butterworth BC trusted me and to compete along with such a reputable team.”

 

On the other side of the court, DSBC Labuan comfortably put away Bangi City BC (12-6). Both teams will exit the tournament as they finished fourth and fifth respectively in Group A.

 

Despite losing to Seremban City BC in the final match today, Butterworth BC will make a reckoning with Ampang Jaya BC on Saturday to grab a ticket to the finals as they had earned sufficient points.

 

Serdang BC on the other hand will face heavyweights Bandar Maharani BC in a decisive match for a spot in the finals.

The TGPLPA will continue until this Sunday at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 11 in Putrajaya. The 10 teams will compete in a single round-robin format in their respective groups and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals. The semi-finals and finals will take place on Saturday, 25 December and Sunday, 26 December respectively.

 

Day 4 Results: – (Winner in bold)

 

3:00 pm

 

Court 1 – DSBC Labuan vs Bangi City BC (12-6)

 

  1. XD Quinton Yap – Goh Shuen Tong Mohd Najmi – Nurul Aisyah (6-11, 11-10, 11-7, 11-7)
  2. MS Demond Anthony Samin Muhd Ikmal (11-4, 6-11, 7-11, 11-10, 11-10)
  3. WS Arena Satu Samin Fairuz Fadlin (11-10, 11-7, 11-5)
  4. MD Bryan Goh – Fong Kuo Yoong lost to Fawwaz Zainuddin – Muhd Aizat (4-11, 4-11, 5-11)
  5. WD Fong Yii Zhi – Goh Shuen Tong Nurul Aisyah – Siti Farhanah (11-5, 11-5, 11-7)

 

Court 2 – Butterworth BC vs Seremban City BC (10-12)

 

  1. XD Tan Yi Han – Goh Jin Wei lost to Tan Kok Xian – Gan Jing Err (5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 10-11, 10-11)
  2. MS Samuel Lee Faiz Rozain (11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-10)
  3. WS Lim Jing Ning lost to Saranya (11-8, 2-11, 3-11, 5-11)
  4. MD Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi lost to Mohd Faris – Muhd Amar (8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 9-11)
  5. WD Goh Jin Wei – Teoh Lexuan Desiree Siow – Ng Wan Win (6-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-10)

 

6:00 pm

 

Court 1 – Jinjang BC vs Petaling Jaya BC (5-11)

 

  1. XD Goh Yi Xuan – King Kien Hwa lost to Tan Wei Liang – R. Venosha (6-11, 11-6, 6-11, 6-11)
  2. MS Sie Zi Lok lost to Low Eu Chong (11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 6-11)
  3. WS Tai Jo Yi lost to Kasturi (3-11, 3-11, 5-11)
  4. MD Goh Shao Tang – Tan Shi Li lost to Kho Yap Hong – Sim Wee Sheng (11-10, 11-10, 9-11, 6-11, 9-11)
  5. WD Chew Jia Hui – Chew Jia Wern lost to Clarissa San – R. Venosha (11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11)

  

Court 2 – Ampang Jaya BC vs Rawang BC (12-6)

 

  1. XD Lim Tse Jian – Wong Kha Yan lost to Muhd Nuraidil Adha – Tio Sue Xin (11-9, 11-3, 10-11, 5-11, 4-11)
  2. MS Tan Jia Jie lost to Lim Yik Fong (9-11, 4-11, 11-4, 8-11)
  3. WS Erica Hoh Amanda Yap (11-8, 11-6, 11-8)
  4. MD Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo Helmi Zulhaidee – Izzat Farhan (11-8, 11-7, 11-9)
  5. WD Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan Tew Jia Jia – Vanessa Ng (11-6, 11-7, 11-9)

 

AMPANG JAYA BC EXTENDS THEIR WINNING STREAK AT THE TOP GLOVE PURPLE LEAGUE PRO-AM 2021

PUTRAJAYA (23 December 2021): The Top Glove Purple League Pro-Am 2021 (TGPLPA) kept all those who were at the venue today on their toes as Ampang Jaya BC extended their winning streak after beating Petaling Jaya BC (12-9) in the last game of the third day.

 

Ampang Jaya BC got off to a good start as Lim Tze Jian – Wong Kha Yan defeated Clarissa San – Tan Wei Liang (11-5, 10-11, 11-7, 11-5) in the mixed doubles.

 

However, the club from Kuala Lumpur had to keep their calm after Tan Jia Jie lost to Low Eu Chong (6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 8-11) in the men’s singles.

 

Ampang Jaya’s fortunes did not change as Erica Hoh lost to R. Kasturi (5-11, 7-11, 11-7, 3-11) in the women’s singles.

 

While all seemed lost, Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo used every muscle and defeated Kho Yap Hong – Sim Wee Sheng (11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6) in the men’s doubles.

 

During the deciding game, Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan defeated R. Kasturi – R. Venosha (7-11, 11-10, 11-8, 11-10) to give Ampang Jaya BC the win over Petaling Jaya BC in the women’s doubles.

 

According to Ampang Jaya BC’s team manager, Voon Siaw Yie “I am very proud of our team because most of our players are home-grown from Ampang”.

 

The action in the first half of the day saw a clash of titans between Seremban City BC and Serdang BC on court 1. Serdang BC got the better of their Group A rivals by winning 12-7 and subsequently dislodged Seremban City from the top of the table.

 

Seremban City BC will now be facing Butterworth BC while Serdang BC will claim their well-deserved rest as they eagerly wait for their opponents to complete their group fixtures.

 

On court 2, high-riding Butterworth BC continued with their fine run defeating Bangi City BC 14-5. The Northern giants had earlier chalked up victories over DSBC Labuan and Serdang BC on the opening day of the competition.

 

The mixed doubles pair of Tan Yi Han – Teoh Lexuan pulled off the opening point for Butterworth BC as they put away their opponents Mohd Najmi – Nurul Aisyah (11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6) in a tight opening game.

 

Bangi City BC temporarily spoiled the party for Butterworth BC as Samuel Lee lost to Muhd Affan (10-11, 11-7, 10-11, 11-5, 7-11) in the men’s singles.

 

However, Butterworth BC bounced back as Isabel Liau maintained her composure and defeated Arieesya Sofea (11-9, 11-5, 11-2) in the women’s singles.

 

Butterworth BC kept their foot on the gas and extended their lead against Bangi City BC as Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi defeated Muhd Aizat – Muhd Ammar (11-5, 11-6, 11-6) in the men’s doubles.

 

In the final game, Butterworth BC sealed their victory and remained undefeated in the group stages as Lim Jing Ning – Teoh Lexuan defeated Fairuz Fadlin – Siti Farhanah (11-7, 11-2, 11-3) in the women’s doubles which only lasted 16 minutes.

 

Butterworth BC’s team manager Tommy Lee Sau Wah was satisfied with his team’s good run and the hard work put in by the players. However, he remained modest and said, “first and foremost, I would prefer not to be too overconfident, as I believe that we were lucky to win all of our expected games.”

 

He added “I have huge respect to all the 10 teams who are participating as they have been consistent in their performance throughout this prestigious tournament. We will rest well tonight and regain our strength for tomorrow’s match against Seremban City BC.”

 

The TGPLPA will continue all week at the at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 11 in Putrajaya. The 10 teams will compete in a single round-robin format in their respective groups and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

 

Day 3 Results: – (Winner in bold)

 

3:00 pm

 

Court 1 – Seremban City BC vs Serdang BC (7-12)

 

  1. XD Desiree Siow – Tan Kok Xian lost to Boon Xin Yuan – Tan Yan Yi (8-11, 10-11, 11-6, 8-11)
  2. MS Faiz Rozain lost to Too Ming Yap (11-3, 10-11, 7-11, 8-11)
  3. WS Saranya def. Teh Won Quin (11-8, 11-10, 11-8)
  4. MD Ameer Amr – Mohamad Faris lost to Wong Tien Ci – Yap Qar Siong (7-11, 7-11, 7-11)
  5. WD Gan Jing Err – Ng Wan Win lost to Kashley Kho – Lee Zhi Qing (7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-10, 10-11)

 

 

Court 2 – Butterworth BC vs Bangi City BC (14-5)

 

  1. XD Tan Yi Han – Teoh Lexuan Mohd Najmi – Nurul Aisyah (11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6)
  2. MS Samuel Lee lost to Muhd Affan (10-11, 11-7, 10-11, 11-5, 7-11)
  3. WS Isabel Liau Arieesya Sofea (11-9, 11-5, 11-2)
  4. MD Chee Yik Shen – Teh Zi Yi Muhd Aizat – Muhd Ammar (11-5, 11-6, 11-6)
  5. WD Lim Jing Ning – Teoh Lexuan Fairuz Fadlin – Siti Farhanah (11-7, 11-2, 11-3)

 

6:00 pm

 

Court 1 – Rawang BC vs Bandar Maharani BC (8-9)

 

  1. XD Ho Lo Ee – Muhd Nuraidil lost to Yap Yee – Zachary Sia (11-9, 10-11, 9-11, 9-11)
  2. MS Lim Yik Fong Lee Qi Hong (11-3, 11-6, 11-5)
  3. WS K. Yeshveenii lost to Dania Sofea (4-11, 11-10, 4-11, 7-11)
  4. MD Helmie Zulhaidee – Izzat Farhan Ching Kai Feng – Ooi Jhy Dar (11-8, 11-9, 11-6)
  5. WD Ho Lo Ee – Tew Jia Jia lost to Hoe Shi Yun – Yap Yee (4-11, 7-11, 10-11)

 

Court 2 – Ampang Jaya BC vs Petaling Jaya BC (12-9)

 

  1. XD Lim Tze Jian – Wong Kha Yan Clarissa San – Tan Wei Liang (11-5, 10-11, 11-7, 11-5)
  2. MS Tan Jia Jie lost to Low Eu Chong (6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 8-11)
  3. WS Erica Hoh lost to Kasturi (5-11, 7-11, 11-7, 3-11)
  4. MD Lau Yi Sheng – Lee Yi Bo Kho Yap Hong – Sim Wee Sheng (11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6)
  5. WD Tang Wen Xin – Wong Kha Yan R. Kasturi – R. Venosha (7-11, 11-10, 11-8, 11-10)