Attractive Prizes Await Winners of Sarawak Energy Cup 2018

KUCHING, 9 AUGUST 2018, THURSDAY: The much anticipated Sarawak Energy Cup is back this year with cash prizes amounting to more than RM20,000.00 to be won.

The tournament, which will be held at Sentosa Sports Centre from 13 to 17 September this year, will feature Team and Individual events comprising the following categories: Veteran Men’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles (Invitation Category) and Novice Men’s Doubles for the Team events; and Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles for the Individual events.

The state-owned energy development company and power utility is hoping that the annual tournament, held for the first time in 2016, will foster closer rapport with potential business partners while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Individuals events are played in a single knock-out system while the Team events will be played on a group league system in the first round and single knock-out system thereafter, which consist of quarter-final, semi-final and the final play-off. Each player is permitted to participate in one tie per match, and matches will be played on a 21-point 3 game system.

The main prize for the Team events is the Sarawak Energy Cup with accompanying cash prizes and medals, followed by the Sarawak Energy Shield and Sarawak Energy Plate.

The winning team of the Sarawak Energy Cup will take home RM8,000.00, a trophy and medals while the first runner up will receive RM4,000.00 and medals. Semi-finalists will receive RM2,000.00 each.

The Sarawak Energy Shield team champions will win RM2,000.00 while first runners up and semi-finalists receive RM1,000.00 and RM500.00 respectively.

The winning team of the Sarawak Energy Plate will bag RM500.00 while first runners up will receive RM300.00.

The winners for the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles under the Individual events will receive RM500.00 while the first and second runners up will go home with RM300.00 and RM150.00 respectively.

Participation is open to all Sarawakians, permanent residents of Sarawak and those holding work or study permits in Sarawak. However, the Invitation Category in the Men’s Doubles is open to non-residents of Sarawak.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of RM300.00 for Team events and RM50.00 per entry for the Individuals events. Payment is either in cash or crossed cheque made payable to Syarikat SESCO Berhad and should be submitted along with the registration form signed by the appointed team manager. Intending participants must also submit copies of their identity cards or permanent resident’s certificates or study/work permits for the committee’s verification purposes.

The closing date for registration is by 12.00pm on 5 September, after which a draw for the teams’ placement will be conducted at 11.00am on 6 September at Menara Sarawak Energy.

More information on the tournament and registration forms can be obtained at Sarawak Energy’s official website, or Sarawak Energy’s official facebook account, or by getting in touch with Sarawak Energy Cup 2018 committee member Stephen Yee (019-8880341) or Kelvin Jee (012-8787533).