Friday, March 24, 2017

⛹ 2017 SEABA (Men) Championship Schedules

Below are the schedules of matches for the upcoming 2017 SEABA (Men) Championship to be held in Manila, Philippines. The winner of this tournament will be given a ticket to compete at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Lebanon on August. Only one playoff berth was allocated for Southeast Asian zone. 

Seven (7) nations will be battling each other in a week-long tournament. Aside from the host Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and favorite to win Thailand will come to test their might in hooping.   

May 12 | 1500hr | Indonesia vs Singapore
May 12 | 1700hr | Thailand vs Malaysia
May 12 | 1900hr | Myanmar vs Philippines

May 13 | 1500hr | Vietnam vs Thailand
May 13 | 1700hr | Indonesia vs Malaysia
May 13 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Singapore

May 14 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Indonesia
May 14 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Myanmar
May 14 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Malaysia

May 15 | 1500hr | Thailand vs Myanmar
May 15 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Malaysia
May 15 | 1900hr | Indonesia vs Vietnam

May 16 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Singapore
May 16 | 1700hr | Malaysia vs Vietnam
May 16 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Thailand

May 17 | 1500hr | Myanmar vs Indonesia
May 17 | 1700hr | Singapore vs Thailand
May 17 | 1900hr | Vietnam vs Philippines

May 18 | 1500hr | Malaysia vs Myanmar
May 18 | 1700hr | Vietnam vs Singapore
May 18 | 1900hr | Philippines vs Indonesia

Thursday, March 23, 2017

๐Ÿ’ 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia (Top Division)

Six nations competed at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Top Division.

The event took place at the skating rink of the Central Plaza Grand Rama IX shopping mall (Ice Rink Arena) in Bangkok, Thailand from March 17 to March 23 for Top Division.

Among the Southeast Asian nations that saw action in this tournament were Malaysia, Singapore and host Thailand in Top Division.
Thailand and Singapore battled out for third rank on the last day of competition. It was Thailand that shown an aggressive offense as they blanked Singapore in their final match, 12-0. They got the third place with three wins and two defeats. Singapore placed 4th over-all. On the other hand, Malaysia ended the tournament win less.
United Arab Emirates tops the tourney with a clean record of 5 wins  followed by Mongolia with 4-1 win-loss cards.
Meanwhile, the Philippines will compete in the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia - Division I to be held in Kuwait next month.
Below were the results of our SEA teams at the 2017 IIHF Men's Challenge Cup of Asia.
Top Division
  • March 17 | Singapore 0-13 Mongolia
  • March 17 | Malaysia 3-10 United Arab Emirates
  • March 18 | Singapore 0-10 United Arab Emirates
  • March 18 | Thailand 14-1 Malaysia
  • March 20 | Malaysia 4-5 Singapore
  • March 20 | Thailand 5-4 Mongolia
  • March 21 | Malaysia 5-10 Mongolia
  • March 21 | Thailand 3-4 United Arab Emirates
  • March 23 | Thailand 12-0 Singapore

Singapore Team: Chin Ming Liang,  Ming Hong Choo, Daxuan Lok, Michael  Loh, Eng Wei Kevin Koh, Da-Lun Peter Tan,  Jian Lu Reeve Chew, Wee  Chew, Cheng Meng Albert Tan, Dian Yuan Darren Goh, Hung Wei Kok, TAN Gee Kuan George Tan, Ee Chong Kevin Tan, Pin Farm Ng, Junhao Leon Zhu, Donavan Christopher Ann and Ming Zhe Siah.

Malaysia Team:  Thien Ian Lee, Shahrul Ilyas Abdul Shukor, Eu Jin Yap, Muhammad Syukri Shaharudin, Jun Ming Low, Aiman Zul Rafiq Mohd Fadzul, Adris Ikmal Abd Razak, Mohammad Aqeel Noor Hisham, Jia Yung Moi, Wai Kin Brandon Tan, Mohammad Hariz Mohammad Oryza Ananda, Chee Ming Bryan Lim,  Rafel Zichry Onn Mohammed Rhiza, Aqfar Naeem Aulais, Aiman Thaqib Mohd Fadzul and Cheong Jun Richard Yow

Thailand Team: Pattarapol ungkulpattanasuk, Prakpoom Thongaram, Chanchit Supadillokluk, Likit Neimwan, Tewin  Chartsuwan, Teerasak Rattanachot, Jantaphong Tengsakul, Chayutapon Kulrat, Papan Thanakroekkiat, Masato Kitayama, Hideki Nagayama, Phandaj Khuhakaew, Paniti Nawasmittawong, Dechbadin Jittranont, Anun Kullugin, Rakchai Sukwiboon, Chanchieo Supadilokluk, Weerachai Prasertsri, Prawes Kaewjeen, Chanokchon Limpinphet, Peravit Kovitaya and Chaval Jiravanon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League | March 22 Result

Saigon Heat ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ defeated by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Eastern Long Lions, 110-97 OT

⚽️ Football International Friendly Matches | March 22, 2017 Results

Full Time Scores

Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ 0-0 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia

Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ 2-3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India

Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ 1-2 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan

Philippines vs Malaysia

๐Ÿ Thailand and Vietnam Going to World Volleyball Championships Qualification

Thailand Men's team
The road to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Championships for Men and Women already ignited when the draw happened at the Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel in Bangkok two days ago.

Two countries from Southeast Asia will take part of the qualification round for Asian zone. These are Vietnam and Thailand. Vietnam team will only compete in the women's event while Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand will compete in both men's and women's events. 

For men's event, Thailand was drawn in Pool B together with New Zealand, Japan, Chinese Taipei and host Australia. The volleyball war of Pool B is scheduled on July 12 to 16, 2017.  While in Pool A, China, Korea, Qatar and a qualified team from Central Asia will collide with host Iran from August 10 to 14 in the capital city of Tehran. 
Only the top two teams from both pools will qualified for the 24-team FIVB Men's Volleyball Championship 2018 which will be held by co-hosted Italy (finals) and Bulgaria between September 10 and 30 in 2018. 

For the women's side, Thailand will host Pool B Asian zone qualification from September 20 to 24, 2017. Aside from the host, Pool B is composed of Korea, DPR Korea, Iran and our Southeast Asian team Vietnam. On the other pool, China, Chinese Taipei, Australia and Fiji will collide with host Kazakhstan. 

Same with the men's event, only the top two teams from both pools will advance in the final round to be held in Japan from September 30 to October 21 in 2018. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Jujitsu World Championship U18 & U21

The 2017 Jujitsu World Championship U18 & U21 was held at Galatsi Olympic Hall in Athens, Greece from March 17 to March 19.

Some of our Southeast Asian Ju Jitsu athletes participated in this world championships and made an impact in this one of a kind martial art sports. 
(You might like to read: Vietnam at the 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017)  
Among our Southeast Asian martial artists who won medal were Vietnam's Duo Hong Son and Thailand's Kinaree Adkins.

Duo Hong Son won bronze medal in the men's under-21 -56kg while Kinaree Adkins also won bronze medal in the women's -44kg in under-18 category.

At the end of the event, Russia won the over-all championships with 10 golds, 9 silvers and 26 bronze medals. Germany came second while United Arab Emirates placed third over-all.


⚽️ Friendly Match | March 21 Result

Full Time

Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ 1-3 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar


๐Ÿคพ‍ 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017

The 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017 was held in Suwon City, South Korea from March 13 to March 22. The tournament was divided into two groups - Group A and Group B.

Vietnam was the only country from Southeast Asian who joined the competition and was drawn in Group A along with Iran, China and host Korea.

Unfortunately, our very own Vietnam was defeated by 2015 champion Korea in their first game held last March 13. The scores were 48-11 in favor of the host.

Vietnam's second game was against 2015 third placer China. Same fate had happened and Vietnam tasted their second defeat against the Chinese. China outscored Vietnam, 40-10.

Their last game in group preliminary was against team Iran. Vietnam ended their group preliminary round with a win, 33-31.  

Though they were eliminated for medal contention, they were to play for the 8th to 5th places. They battled the team from Hong Kong and won the match, 30-24. The win moved Vietnam to compete for the 5th place against Uzbekistan for their last match.

Vietnam's last match was overpowered by Uzbekistan's players. They lost the match 29-41 in favor of the Uzbeks. Vietnam settled for 6th place in the final standings of the 8-team tournament.   

Monday, March 20, 2017

⚽️ Football Friendly Matches

Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ vs ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar
Date: 21st of March 
Venue: Stadion Pakansari, Jakarta
Time: 6.30 pm (MMT).

Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ vs ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 
Date: 22nd of March 
Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Time: 7.30 pm (MLT)

7th South East Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2017

The 7th South East Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2017 took place in from March 14 to 18. Athletes from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand competed in this regional championships.

In the artistic category, Muhammad Afifi Nordin of Malaysia won gold medal in the men's singles with 468 points. He was followed by Singapore's Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman for silver medal and Brunei's Muhd Imanuddin Bin Ahmad who settled for bronze medal. 

In the women's singles event, the gold medal went to Nurzuhaira Binti Mohd Yazid of Singapore. The silver and bronze were given to Thailand's Salini Mamu and Brunei's Norleyarmah Binti Haji Raya respectively. 

In men's double artistic event, the Malaysian duo of Mohd Taqiyuddin Hamid and Rosli in Mohd Sharif took the gold medal. The silver medal went to Vu Quoc Viet and Nguuyen Xuan Thanh of Vietnam while bronze medal was awarded to Singapore's Muhammad Haziq Bin Zainal Abidin and his partner Nujaid Hasif Bin Zainal Abidin. 

For women's double artistic event, another Malaysian tandem captured the top prize. It was the tandem of Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan and Nur Syazreen A. Malik who got the highest mark points. They were followed by Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Nguyen Thu Huyen who got the silver medal. The bronze medal went to Nur Azlyana bt Ismail and Nurhanishah bt Syahrudin of Singapore.

At the end of the tournament, Malaysia won the over-all championship with 9 gold medals, 3 silvers ans 4 bronze medals. Vietnam came second with 5 golds, 5 silvers and 7 bronze medals.

Singapore also made an impressive output at the tournament with 4 golds, 6 silvers, and 4 bronzes. They placed third over-all. The four gold medals of Singapore came from Shakir Juanda, Sheikh Farhan, Nurul Suhaila, and Nurzuhairah Yazid.

Below were the over-all medal tally of the regional championships.

Friday, March 17, 2017

7th HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017

The 7th HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017 was held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 12 to March 17. The tournament was divided into two categories, the Masters and Challenge categories.

103 chess wizards participated in the six-day tournament in the Masters categoryand our Southeast Asian wood pushers were among of them. Chess players from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and host Vietnam competed against chess enthusiasts from 19 other countries.

Leading Southeast Asia was Quang Liem Le from Vietnam who garnered a total score of 7 points and the champion of this tournament. The last round win of Quang Liem Le against Ukraine's Stanislav Bogdanovich took him to the top of the ranking. 

Vietnam made a strong campaign as four of its chess players made it to the top 10. While Philippines highest rank was courtesy of John Paul Gomez who earned 5.5 total points and placed 20th. 

Below were the ranking of our SEA chess players who participated in the tournament with its corresponding final total points.


Sudirman Cup 2017 - Draw Results

Sudirman Cup 2017 draw happened today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our Southeast Asian countries who will be part of this world mixed team championship are powerhouses Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Group I. Also, participating in the event are Singapore and Vietnam who were placed in Group 2.

Indonesia who played against Denmark at the Thomas Cup finals last year have been drawn together along with India in Group I-D. On other hand, Thailand was drawn with China and Hong Kong in Group I-A. While Malaysia will be up against Japan and England in Group I-C.

Sudirman Cup 2017 will be held for the first time outside Asia and Europe. The host venue will be Gold Coast, Australia from May 21 to May 28, 2017.

⚽️ AFC U23 China 2018 Qualifiers Draw Results

Here are the official #AFCU23 China 2018 Qualifiers draw results! The qualifiers will take place on July 19-23, 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

๐Ÿ’ 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia

Team Malaysia / Photo via MIHF FB Page

Four Southeast Asian countries participated at the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia. These were Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and host Thailand. 

The tournament took place at the The Rink Ice Arena of the Central Plaza Grand Rama IX in Bangkok, Thailand from March 7 to March 15. And the tournament was in round robin format. 

At the end of the tournament, Thailand and Singapore finished the tournament with top honors as the teams managed to capture silver and bronze medal respectively.  While Philippines and Malaysia placed 5th and 7th respectively. 

Below were the results of our SEA teams at the 2017 IIHF Women's Challenge Cup of Asia

  • March 7 | Singapore 2-6 New Zealand
  • March 7 | Malaysia 5-4 United Arab Emirates
  • March 7 | Thailand 21-1 Philippines
  • March 8 | Singapore 6-2 Philippines
  • March 8 | Malaysia 2-13 New Zealand U18
  • March 9 | Philippines 3-4 India
  • March 9 | Singapore 16-2 United Arab Emirates
  • March 9 | Thailand 3-4 New Zealand U18
  • March 11 | Philippines 3-1 Malaysia
  • March 12 | Philippines 0-8 New Zealand U18
  • March 12 | Singapore 4-1 Malaysia
  • March 12 | Thailand 20-1 India
  • March 14 | Philippines 3-2 United Arab Emirates
  • March 14 | Singapore 9-1 India
  • March 14 | Malaysia 1-16 Thailand
  • March 15 | Malaysia 4-5 India
  • March 15 | Thailand 6-1 Singapore


๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League Standings - Update

๐Ÿ€ ASEAN Basketball League | March 15 Result

Saigon Heat ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ def. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ HK Long Lions


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

3rd Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships

Medal Tally
  • Malaysia: 4 Golds - 3 Silvers - 0 Bronze
  • Singapore: 0 Gold - 1 Silver - 3 Bronzes
  • Philippines: 0 Gold - 0 Silver - 3 Bronzes
  • Indonesia: 0 Gold - 0 Silver - 2 Bronzes

Participating Nations: Indonesia (A&B), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand


Men's Doubles
  • Gold - Mohammad Syafiq Bin Mohd Kamal & Ng Eain Yow (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Mohd Addeen Idrakie & Sanjay Singh Chal (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - Benedict Chan &  Chua Man Tong (Singapore)
  • Bronze - Pang Ka Hoe & Timothy Leong (Singapore)

Women’s Doubles
  • Gold - Chan Yi Wen & Rachel Arnold (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Aifa Azman & Nazihah Hanis (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - Jemyca Aribado & Yvonne Alyssa Dalida (Philippines)
  • Bronze - Catur Yuliana/Rinduri Maulida Arnasty (Indonesia)

Mixed Doubles
  • Gold - Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal & Aifa Azman (Malaysia)
  • Silver - Sanjay Singh Chal & Rachel Mae Arnold (Malaysia)
  • Bronze - David William Pelino & Jemyca Aribado (Philippines)
  • Bronze - Pang Ka Hoe & Mao Shi Hui (Singapore)
Mixed Team Event
  • Gold - Malaysia
  • Silver - Singapore
  • Bronze - Philippines
  • Bronze - Indonesia A

⚽️ AFC Cup 2017

Our Southeast Asian Football Clubs participates at the 2017 AFC Cup. Below are the results of the on-going football tournament. 
Group F Results
February 21 | FT: Global FC (PHI) 1-0 Magwe FC (MYA)
February 21 | FT: Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) 3-0 Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)
March 7 | FT: Magwe FC (MYA) 1-1 Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS)
March 7 | FT: Global FC (PHI) 2-0 Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)
March 14 | FT: Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) 4-0 Global FC (PHI)
March 14 | FT: Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) 1-0 Magwe FC (MYA)
April 5 | Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
April 5 | Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) vs Global FC (PHI)
April 19 | Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM) vs Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS)
April 19 | Global FC (PHI) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
May 3 | Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) vs Magwe FC (MYA)
May 3 | Global FC (PHI) vs Boeung Ket Angkor FC (CAM)

Group G Results
February 21 | FT:  Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) 1-1 Ceres–Negros (PHI)
February 21 | FT: Tampines Rovers (SIN) 2-1 Felda United (MAS)
March 7 | FT: Felda United (MAS) 1-1 Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE)
March 7 | FT: Ceres–Negros (PHI) 5-0 Tampines Rovers (SIN)
March 15 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) 4-0 Tampines Rovers (SIN)
March 15 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) 0-0 Felda United (MAS)
April 4 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) vs Felda United (MAS)
April 4 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) vs Tampines Rovers (SIN)
April 19 | Felda United (MAS) vs Tampines Rovers (SIN)
April 19 | Ceres–Negros (PHI) vs Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE)
May 3 | Hร  Nแป™i FC (VIE) vs Felda United (MAS)
May 3 | Tampines Rovers (SIN) vs Ceres–Negros (PHI)

Group H Results
February 22 | FT:  Yadanarbon FC (MYA) 1-0 Home United (SGP)
March 8 | FT: Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE) 1-1 Yadanarbon FC (MYA)
March 14 | FT: Home United (SGP) 3-2 Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE)
April 5 | Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE) vs Home United (SGP)
April 18 | Home United (SGP) vs Yadanarbon FC (MYA)
May 2 | Yadanarbon FC (MYA) vs Than Quแบฃng Ninh (VIE)

Monday, March 13, 2017

๐Ÿ‘ 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League - Round 2

Malaysia as seeded (by ranking) for the second round of the 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League - Round 2 was very successful in their campaign.  They defeated China in the finals and got slots for the semi-finals of the league.

Round 2 of the league has 24 teams divided into three events to play andcompete for the nine berths going to the semi-finals. Dhaka, Belfast and Tacarigua were selected to hold the Round 2 events and Malaysia was assigned to play in Dhaka.

Below were the results of team Malaysia.
  • 4th March | Pool A | Malaysia 3-0 Bangladesh
  • 5th March | Pool A | Malaysia 6-1 Oman
  • 7th March | Pool A | Malaysia  11-1 Fiji
  • 9th March | Quarter Finals | Malaysia 5-2 Sri Lanka
  • 11th March | Semi Finals | Malaysia 5-0 Egypt
  • 12th March | Finals | Malaysia 2-2 (5-3) China


๐Ÿธ YONEX All England Open 2017

The talents of our Southeast Asian athletes were felt at the 2017 YONEX All England Open. The tournament was held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England from March 7 to March 12. 

Leading Southeast Asian region is Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. He emerged as champion of the men's singles event after beating China's Yuqi Shi in the finals, 2-0 sets. The scores were 21-12 and 21-10. 

Another Malaysian players who made thru the final event were Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh in the mixed doubles event. But the faith of the tandem were not as lucky as Lee Chong Wei as the duo were overpowered by the Chinese tandem of Kai Lu and Yaqiong Huang. The Malaysian tandem placed runner up.

Aside from Malaysia, Thailand player was also seen in the final day of the competition. Ratchanok Intanon competed in the women's singles against Tzu Ying Tai of Taipei. She lost the championship title in straight sets 16-21 and 20-22. Intanon settled for second place behind Taipei's Tai. 

Lastly, making the Southeast Asian region more powerful in badminton is Indonesia. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon partnered with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo dominated the men's doubles event. They overpowered the team of Junhui Li and Yuchen Liu of China in straight sets 21-19 and 21-14. 

Singapore also participated in this tourney.

Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2017

The Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships 2017 was held from February 24 to March 5 in Korat, Thailand. Our Southeast Asian fencers from Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and host Thailand participated in this Asian tournament. And some of them were very successful in their campaign.

Singapore made some surprises and podium places as they haul one gold and six bronze medals in Korat tournament. 

Making name for Singapore is Esther Shi Ning Lai who captured the gold medal in the women's epee of the junior division. She bested fifty-four other fencers from Asia and Australia. Not only that, she also won bronze medal in the same event in the cadet category. Also adding to her triumph in Korat, she is one of the team members who won bronze medal in epee team event for the cadet category. She is the only Southeast Asian athlete to win three medals in this tournament.

Aside from the cadet women's epee team event, Singapore's women fencers won bronze medal in cadet's sabre team event. And completing the other bronze medalists who gave honour for Singapore were
Darren Jun Hao Tan in cadet boy's foil event, Maxine Jie Xin Wong in cadet women's foil event and Ywen Lau cadet women's sabre event. 

Aside from Singapore, Vietnam also made its presence in the tournament by snatching bronze medal in junior women's epee event courtesy of Thi Luyen Nguyen.

For the results of our SEA athletes, find below categories

Asian Cadet Fencing Championships 2017

Men's Events

Women's Events