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Sunday, 29 November 2009

3rd Borneo Games kicks off

2009-11-29 THE 3rd Borneo Games unfolds today with the lawn bowls competition at the Lawn Bowls Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.Lawn bowls national coach, Hj Abd Ghafar POKLDSS Hj Mohd Taha, knows that a good showing by his...

Wushu team aiming for gold

2009-11-29 AFTER winning a bronze medal at the 3rd Asian Indoor Games in Vietnam last month, the Brunei wushu team are aiming for a gold medal in the 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which will be hosted by Laos. This is the first time that Brunei are...

Muara Vella Academy dominate two categories at JIS Football Fun Day

2009-11-29 CONFUSION prevented the Muara Vella Academy from sweeping the 5-a-side football tournament of the Jerudong International School (JIS) Football Fun Day at the school's newly constructed football field.Muara Vella Academy manager and head coach...

Nakireddi, Hozumi capture singles titles

2009-11-29 TOP seed Sai Kartik Nakireddi of India lived up to his billing yesterday, beating Chuang Ting-Yu of Chinese Taipei 6-3 6-0 to pocket the boys' singles title in the 40th Brunei ITF Junior Circuit at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex...

Brunei favourite in pencak silat

2009-11-29 FOR having a formidable squad, Brunei can be confident of dominating pencak silat in the 3rd Borneo Games which kicks off today at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas. "Why, Brunei of course!," was the quick reply of Hj...

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Karatedo team determined to win

2009-11-28 NERVOUSNESS is not going to affect the national karatedo team which will be competing in the 25th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos since half the team has already flown the flag for the country during the last edition of the biennial tournament....

Brunei gear up for biggest sporting event in Borneo

2009-11-28 THE Borneo Games will be making a return to Brunei tomorrow after more than half a century, and it just might be country's year to relive glorious memories.First introduced in 1954 in Seria, the Sultanate won the inaugural tournament and made it...

Palm Cafe hope to reach finals at LBC Cup

2009-11-28 PALM CAFE remain the strong favourites in the regular seven stars category of the LBC Cup as the tournament enters the semi-finals stage at the Brunei Basketball Association court in Batu Bersurat.Palm Cafe are the only team confirmed in the semi-...

Muhammad Alias loses to Australia's Nunan

2009-11-28 BRUNEI'S Muhammad Alias bin Haji Rashi fell short of realizing his dream to advance into the Knockout stage in the 2009 World Ten Ball Championship as he bowed to Australian Ben Nunan, 9-5, at the close of the Group Elimination Friday at the World...

Nakireddi, Chuang in title showdown

2009-11-28 TOP SEED Sai Kartik Nakireddi of India outplayed fourth seed Wang Chieh-Fu of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to reach the boys' singles final in the 40th Brunei ITF Junior Circuit at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex National Tennis...

Friday, 27 November 2009

DP Hj Jemat calls on national athletes to strive for success

2009-11-27 DP Hj Jemat Hj Ampal yesterday encouraged the athletes competing the 3rd Borneo Games to look at the tournament as a stepping stone for bigger events.Hosting the event for the first time, the eight-day biennial event which kicks off on Sunday will...

Nakireddi, Bhurapharitta reach semis

2009-11-27 TOP seed Sai Kartik Nakireddi of India made it to the boys' singles semi-final round the hard way yesterday, fighting back from a first-set loss to prevail over fifth seed Libor Salaba of Czeck Republic 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the 40th Brunei ITF Junior...

Muhammad Alias absorbs 9-2 setback to defending champion Appleton

2009-11-27 BRUNEI pool player Muhammad Alias bin Haji Rashid faced an in-form defending champion Darren Appleton of Great Britain and suffered a 9-2 loss in the second round winners bracket match in the 2009 World Ten Ball Championship group elimination...

Gasing venue ready for Borneo Games

2009-11-27 THE venue for the 'gasing' competition in the 3rd Borneo Games was formally opened yesterday at the the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. The new venue, which took more than two months to build, cost B$477,000. Hjh Siti Aidah Hj Mohammad,...

Cue sports team optimistic

2009-11-27 BRUNEI'S cue sports team will be aiming for a medal finish at the 25th SEA Games in Laos in December but will not be hasty by taking it one game at a time at the biennial tournament.HRH Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Hozumi, Hoynaski gain quarter-final

2009-11-26 TOP seed Eri Hozumi flashed her awesome form yesterday to gain a quarter-final berth in the 40th Brunei ITF Junior Circuit at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex National Tennis Centre. The 15-year-old Japanese, currently ranked No 156 in...

Alias pulls off 9-8 upset win over Kempter

2009-11-26 BRUNEI'S Muhammad Alias Hj Rashid moved to within a win of clinching a seat into the knockout stage with a come-from-behind 9-8 upset victory over Martin Kempter of Austria at the start Wednesday of the 2009 World Ten Ball Championship group...

Brunei all set for Borneo Games

2009-11-26 THE chef de mission of the national contingent at Sunday's 3rd Borneo Games is confident that the country is fully prepared to host the tournament.In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, Pg Sabri Pg Hj Mohammad said that he has been...

Tennis team expects Matthew to deliver

2009-11-26 THE national tennis coach is counting on Matthew Bukit to deliver at the 3rd Borneo Games which kicks off on Sunday.Brunei will be represented by the 17-year-old pair of Mohd Aiman Abdullah and Matthew in the junior category, with two other...

High hopes for silat athletes

2009-11-26 THE head coach of the national pencak silat team has found a novel way to make sure the country's athletes are fully focused for next month's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos.The only one of the seven national teams competing in Laos to take such...

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