Bonanza badminton listup still underway

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Deadline for registration for the Bingo Bonanza National Open badminton tournament ends on Tuesday with the P1.5 million event moved to October 19 to 25 at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Center and at Glorietta 5 in Makati City.

Organizers have decided to reset the top-ranking event in response to the clamor of the big number of players still vying in their respective collegiate leagues with a full packed field expected in the men’s and ladies Open singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Fee is pegged at P800 with the listup open up to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The list of players will be posted on Oct. 9 with the draw set on Oct. 13, according to the organizing EventKing Corp.

The schedule will be posted on Oct. 16 while the team managers, coaches and players meeting will be held Oct. 18. For details and online listup, visit or email or fax to EKC at ”mailto:info@eventkingcorp.com.ph” info@eventkingcorp.com.ph.

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The qualifiers will be held in the first three days starting on October 19 at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall before action shifts to Glorietta 5 for the quarterfinals on October 22 all to the way to the finals starting at 1 p.m. on October 25.

Gelita Castilo and Marky Alcala captured the singles crowns in last year’s revival of the event, sponsored by Bingo Bonanza in its effort to help develop and promote the sport. The country’s premier amusement center used to the chief backer of big-time badminton tournaments since the early 2000s.

Others tipped to join in the event are R-Jay Ormilla, Kenneth Monterubio, Kevin Cudiamat, Paul Vivas and Peter Magnaye in the men’s side while Sarah Barredo, Airah Albo, Christine Inlayo and Malvinne Alcala are expected to crowd Castilo in the women’s side.

A slew of Chinese players and other foreign participants have also been invited, promising a spirited battle for top honors in various divisions in the event which also stakes ranking points for the local players aside from cash prizes and trophies, according to tournament director Nelson Asuncion.

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