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2nd Smashtime tourney on


SHUTTLECOCKS will fly swift and high today at Racquet Zone Badminton Center as Smashtime’s second major tournament kicks off at 2pm with 132 participants competing. Level E champions will receive P1,200 plus Smashtime emblem medals; first runner up gets P800 plus gold medals, second runner up receives P500 plus Silver medals and the third runner […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Quality over quantity in Smashtime badminton Sat


WHILE most badminton tournament organizers focus on prospective revenue, Smashtime aspires to bring back the quality of tournament handling in Cebu City. Tournament director, Fritz Albores stood his ground against multiple entries, knowing that it is an inevitable cause of delay in the flow of matches. It’s quality over quantity this time around as Smashtime […]

Posted: February 16th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Metrosports 14th annual badminton tilt opens Sat


SHUTTLECOCK smashers from all over Cebu and some neighboring provinces flock to Metrosports Badminton Center in Lahug tomorrow for the Annual Badminton Tournament that will highlight Metrosports Center’s 14th anniversary in the sports and wellness industry. The tourney is spearheaded by Metrosports Center, with vital support from Yonex, Sunrise and Crown Regency Hotel & Towers. […]

Posted: December 1st, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

14th MSBC badminton tournament this Sunday


METROSPORTS Center, in cooperation with Yonex, Sunrise and Crown Regency Hotel & Towers, will hold its 14th Annual Badminton Tournament on Sunday, December 3. The tournament is open to players from levels D thru G, in Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles. A Supermix Level for Men’s and Mixed Doubles has been added for […]

Posted: November 25th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Cebu badminton players grab top places in Ormoc

Cebuano badminton players pose with Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez (CDN PHOTO/MARK TONGCO).

Cebuano badminton players grabbed a sizeable share of the spotlight in the 2nd Badminton National Tournament held at the spanking Badminton City in Linao, Ormoc City last Nov. 5. Cebu’s Dexter Opalla and Fritz Sagaad and partners Charles Marigomen and Aljun Penute brought their stirring rivalry to Ormoc City as they battled in the finals […]

Posted: November 8th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Villarante-Laborte bags top prize

Men's Doubles Level C/D runners-up Paul and Archangelo Ouano and champions  James Ryan Villarante and Lyrden Laborte posew with a representative from tournament organizer Primary Group of Builders.

Late conclusion of matches and an alleged walkout marred last Saturday’s Play It Forward 3 Badminton Tournament of the Primary Group of Builders Badminton Club at Metrosports Lahug. The walkout reportedly happened as the matches started to move towards the finals when the officiating team commissioned by the organizers suddenly left, bringing with them most […]

Posted: October 25th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Play it Forward badminton today

Top junior and senior badminton players converge at the Metrosports Badminton Center in Lahug for the third edition of the cash-rich Play it Forward Badminton Tournament.

THE Primary Group of Builders Badminton Club’s “Play It Forward 3 – Sweat for a Cause Goes Inter-School Badminton Tournament” kicks off today at Metrosports Lahug. The Age Group category will set the ball rolling at 8 a.m. with the following levels for play: Ages 8 to 10 Basic and Intermediate, Ages 11-13 Basic and […]

Posted: October 21st, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Penute-Cosicol tandem rules 1st Smashtime badminton tilt

Participants of the first Smashtime Badminton Tournament pose for a souvenir shot (CDN PHOTO/MARK TONGCO).

POWER-SMASHING partners Aljun Penute and Gerard Cosicol outlasted Arthur Dignos and Geoffrey Veraces, 31-20 to capture the centerpiece Level E crown in the First Smashtime Badminton Tournament held last Sept. 24 at the Racquet Zone Badminton Center. The well-attended tournament was organized by Fritz Albores. In the Level E championship, spectators were treated to more […]

Posted: October 3rd, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

BDO claims overall team crown of 1st Prince Hotel badminton


BADMINTON players from 15 companies – private sector and several government agencies, participated in Golden Prince Hotel’s First Badminton Tournament last Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Racquet Zone Badminton Center. The team tie event held among badminton enthusiasts from BDO, QBE, DSWD, MCWD, Lexmark, Aboitiz Power A, Aboitiz Power B, P&A Grand, Innodata, Aboitiz Land, […]

Posted: September 26th, 2016 in Sports | Read More »

Arquillano-Tiu banners Baddicts tourney winners

BADDICTS TOURNEY WINNERS. From left to right, Level E runners-up Ryan Doromal and Janrhel Asombrado; Level E champions EJ Arquillano and Joel Tiu; Level G champions Carl Cordova and Apple Garbo; Level G runners-up Ma. Angelique Jandonero and Jobelle Luces; Level F runners-up Mark Alcano and Chris Casumpang and Level F winners Karina Tecson and Lyrden Laborte. (CDN PHOTO/MARK TONGCO)

EXPERIENCE and wit again proved superior than youth and plain brawn. This was especially true in the Level E championship match of the Baddicts Smash and Drop 3.0 Badminton Tournament last Saturday where Joel Tiu and EJ Arquillano beat the youthful pair of Ryan Doromal and Janrhel Asombrado, 31-27. The odds were heavily stacked against […]

Posted: September 1st, 2016 in Sports | Read More »