KUALA LUMPUR (14 October 2018): Bandar Maharani Badminton Club got their Purple League Junior (PLJ) 2018 season back on track when they overcome a spirited fightback from Bukit Cheras Badminton Club to triumph 10-9 on Match Day 2 held at the Desa Petaling Sports Complex today.
The Muar, Johor based outfit who finished third last year, were held to a surprise 10-10 draw by Kepong Badminton Club yesterday, bounced back to beat newly promoted side, Bukit Cheras BC. Incidentally, Bandar Maharani also gained promotion from Division Two in 2016.
Men’s singles, Lim Chong King got the ball rolling when he defeated Low Eu Cong, 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-10) in 26 mins. Joanne Ng May Yin-Toh Ee Wei then managed to steal two points for Bandar Maharani in a 2-3 (5-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 10-11) loss to Ajima Tongchai-Yamolphat Thanesanukul from Thailand in the girl’s doubles.
Then it was time for the mixed doubles pair, Lim Jing Ning-Yap Roy King to assert supremacy for Bandar Maharani with a thumping 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-6) victory over Shaun Wong Yau Xiang-Ting Ee Chin which was over in 16 mins.
Bandar Maharani conceded the two last ties but still managed to hang on with Thai lass, Piramon Chamnaktan succumbing to Syalsabila Vahira Irmawan 2-3 (11-5 11-9 2-11 9-11 10-11) in the girl’s singles and Chua Yue Chern-Lim Tze Jian defeating Lee Yi Bo-Shyu Hao Zhe 3-0 (11-8, 11-10, 11-9) in 25 mins.
“Just like last year, our aim is to finish in the top 3 again. It’s still early days yet, the race is still open,” said coach, Yap Kim Heng.
“In the fourth game, our girl (Piramon) should have won but she suffered from hamstring. For the fifth game, I put out my reserve pair and they still performed well despite losing.
“We have player out injured, Muhd Fazrik Razif but we still have other singles players to take over his place,” added Kim Heng, brother of doubles specialist, Yap Kim Hock.
Defending champions, Cheras Badminton Club suffered a setback in their quest of retaining the title when they opened their account with an 8-9 loss to Puchong United Badminton Club.
Treat yourself to some high-octane badminton action by watching the numerous up-and-coming stars in the Purple League Junior 2018 at the Desa Petaling Sports Complex (13th-14th October), Sports Arena Puchong (27th-28th October) and the Challenger Sports Centre Ampang (3th-4th November).
Division One (9.00AM)
Cheras BC 8-9 Puchong United BC
Petaling BC 7-13 Kepong BC
Bandar Maharani BC 10-9 Bukit Cheras BC
Petaling Jaya BC 3-12 Ampang Jaya BC
Division Two (12.00PM)
PGBC 7-11 Ayer Itam BC
Tebrau City BC 9-13 Kuantan Synergy BC
Serdang BC 6-13 Amanjaya BC
Desa Petaling BC 15-2 Ipoh BC
Klang Rising BC 4-14 Georgetown BC
Today’s evening schedule
Division One (3.00PM)
Cheras BC vs Petaling Jaya BC
Rawang BC vs Kepong BC
Petaling BC vs Bukit Cheras BC
Bandar Maharani BC vs Ampang Jaya BC
Upcoming schedule 27 October 2018
Venue: Sports Arena Puchong
Divisyen Satu (12.00pm)
Puchong United BC vs Petaling Jaya BC
Cheras BC vs Bandar Maharani BC
Rawang BC vs Bukit Cheras BC
Petaling BC vs Ampang Jaya BC
Division Two (9.00AM)
Klang Rising BC vs Ayer Itam BC
PGBC vs Desa Petaling BC
Tebrau City BC vs Amanjaya BC
Serdang BC vs Ipoh BC
Kuantan Synergy BC vs Georgetown BC
Division Two (3.00pm)
Klang Rising BC vs Desa Petaling BC
PGBC vs Serdang BC
Kuantan Synergy BC vs Amanjaya BC
Tebrau City BC vs Ipoh BC
Ayer Itam BC vs Georgetown BC
Schedule 28 Oktober 2018
Division One (9.00am)
Puchong United BC vs Bandar Maharani BC
Cheras BC vs Petaling BC
Kepong BC vs Bukit Cheras BC
Rawang BC vs Ampang Jaya BC
Petaling Jaya BC vs Bandar Maharani BC
Puchong United BC vs Petaling BC
Cheras BC vs Rawang BC
Kepong BC vs Ampang Jaya BC
Division Two (12.00pm)
Ayer Itam BC vs Desa Petaling BC
Klang Rising BC vs Serdang BC
PGBC vs Tebrau City BC
Kuantan Synergy BC vs Ipoh BC
Amanjaya BC vs Georgetown BC
About Malaysia Purple League
Founded in 2013, Malaysia Purple League is a competition platform in support of the Malaysian badminton effort by helping to develop and polish the skills of Malaysian badminton players to raise the level of competitive badminton in Malaysia. The league is an initiative that provides players of all levels, both professionals and amateurs, with an opportunity to gain invaluable competition experience, and concurrently strives to engage retired national greats to guide and inspire a new generation of champions. For more information, visit Malaysia Purple League website at http://www.purpleleague.com/