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Toyo Tires, Robinsons share top spot in FBAA 39th Conference – Aneef, Rajesh clinch Pro+Advanced crown

Participants of FBAA 39th Conference 12th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup pose for a group photo.
Participants of FBAA 39th Conference 12th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup pose for a group photo.

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: Some of the top players in Kuwait in the Professional & Advanced category were seen in action this week in the“1 Day Pro+Advanced Doubles Tournament” that was organised by Filipino Badminton Association in Ahmadi (FBAA) on  Friday at the Fahaheel Sports Club.

Aneef Lateef and Rajesh Vasuderan bagged championshipafter topping the standings in the Elimination Round and advanced to the semifinals with their powerful team-up and finally, emerging as the Pro+Advanced category champion, beating Jabbar Farooqi and Dr Asim Areef in the finals match in a thrilling 3 sets 17-21, 21-15, 21-20.

Meanwhile, the Toyo Tires and Robinsons Land Corporation failed to shake off each other as they continued to share the top spot at the end of the second week of matches in the  foursome team tournament, called the FBAA 39th Conference “12th Toyo Tires Badminton Cup.”

After a lot of tough games, Toyo Tires and Robinsons Land Corporation had compiled identical records of 12 match wins and 43 points to sit jointly on top. There was a slight shift in the standings as Proteins Co.-Ali Café moved up to third spot with 8 match wins and 37 points while HITCO slid to fourth place with 7 match wins and 28 points.

FBAA would like to thank the following sponsors contributing to this event namely Sunil Nanda, Abhay Chaturbedi,  Monty Oberoi of Abdulhadi Almailem Trading Company – Exclusive distributor of Toyo Tires, Marc Antonio, Alene Valencia and Kris Clarinan of Robinsons Land Corporation, Mathew Abraham of HITCO-Hightech Instrument Trading Co. and Medo Aboud of Proteins Company – Ali Café.

All badminton enthusiasts who are interested in joining the tournament may visit the FBAA website on www.fbaakuwait.org or email info@fbaakuwait.org

            Group/Team Standings

Rank                        Team                              Matches Won                 Points Won

1                              Toyo Tires                                        12                              43

1                              Robinsons Land Corporation               12                              43

2                              Proteinsc Co — Ali Café                      8                              37

3                              HITCO                                              7                              28

            Team Standings

            Class A

Rank          Team                                   Team #           Win       Loss   Points Won          Games Played

1             Robinsons Land Corp               1             3          1         12                      4

2             Toyo Tires                              3             3          1           9                      4

3             Proteins Co — Ali Café            4             1          3           7                      4

4             Hightect Instrument                 2             1          3           4                      4

               Class B

Rank          Team                                   Team#           Win       Loss     Points Won        Games Played

1             Proteins Co — Ali Café            3             3          0         11                      3

2             Toyo Tires                              1             3          1         11                      4

3             Robinsons Land Corp               4             2          2           9                      4

4             Hightech Instrument                2             1          3           3                      4

5             Hightech Instrument                5             0          3           2                      3

               Class C

Rank          Team                                   Team#           Win       Loss    Points Won         Games Played

1             Robinsons Land Corp               1             3          1         10                      4

2             Proteins Co — Ali Café            4             3          1         10                      4

3             Toyo Tires                              5             2          1           7                      3

4             Hightech Instruments               3             1          2           7                      3

5             Robinsons Land Corp               2             0          4           2                      4

               Class D

Rank          Team                                   Team#           Win       Loss   Points Won          Games Played

1             Toyo Tires                              4             4          0         16                      4

2             Hightech Instruments               6             4          0         12                      4

3             Robinsons Land Corp               2             3          2         11                      5

4             Proteins Co — Ali Café            1             1          3           7                      4

5             Toyo Tires                              5             1          3           4                      4

6             Ali Café                                  3             0          5           2                      5

               Class E

Rank          Team                                   Team#           Win       Loss    Points Won         Games Played

1             Leala Jayne Palado                  –             8          0         24                      8

2             PJ Ramirez                             –             7          2         19                      9

3             Eandrey Jose Tantiangco          –             5          3         14                      8

4             Psyche Yvette Palado               –             4          3         14                      7

5             Sally Sorillo                             –             3          5         10                      8

6             Jeri Rimando                           –             2          6           5                      8

7             Zoe Lesaca                             –             1          6           4                      7

8             Kris Clarinan                            –             0          5           0                      5

               Pro/Advance

Rank          Team                                   Team#           Win       Loss   Points Won          Games Played

1             Aneef & Rajesh                       2             3          0           9                      3

2             Sanju & Ajay                           3             2          1           5                      3

3             Jabbar & Azim                        1             1          2           3                      3

4              Relin & Saiju       4              0              3              1              3

By Michelle Fe Santiago

Arab Times Staff

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