Malaysian Badminton Network (MBN), now one of the biggest badminton communities in Malaysia with approximately 1200 members marked a tremendous breakthrough for many us, the Facebook users. On August 22nd and 23rd, an event called the Social Badminton Tournament was organized using solely Facebook as the main communication and engagement tool to reach out to our fellow members. Through the well established and user friendly network we were able to gather many badminton players around Malaysia with some coming all the way from Johor Bahru, some even from the Philippines. News and latest updates were fed to all MBN members on the event using the network too.
Our founder, Dylan Lee, put a lot effort in this tournament which led in many big sponsors to further excite our members to compete for the prizes. Malaysian Today, our advertisement sponsor put up the event on “Check it out” added confidence to our members to participate in this event, together with this post-event coverage write-up to report the success on that day itself. Fantastic prizes with the total of RMXXX worth including badminton rackets, shoes and cool bags were sponsored by KX badminton. Energy drinks were sponsored by Nestle Milo and Red Bull to keep everybody concentrating over their games while cool t-shirts were given out to all participants sponsored by F-Supreme with a total of 100 pieces to further enhance the event.
This event was participated by almost 80 over badminton lovers where most of them are our fellow MBN members. A total of 32 men single players while there were 32 pairs of men doubles were present on that day which became a prefect challenge in handling matches and umpiring games to the organizing team as this is the biggest event organized so far. Tough competition can be seen as many district players, even some representing the states were the competitors found in the tournament. Difficult and skillful techniques were seen throughout the matches especially during the semi-final and final matches where audience grasped and paused sometimes waiting for the players to score. Tension within and around the crowd itself made a good atmosphere that day.
As conclusion, this event was a great success and marked a great achievement for our organization. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank every sponsor, every supporting personal in the organizing team, and every participant who played to their best throughout the whole event. “Success is not marked by how far we go, but it is marked by how much we gained along the way”. Thanks and hope to see you soon.
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