Macau, Macau S.A.R., September 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Badminton fans of all ages can rejoice – as the 2011 Kumpoo® Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold tournament brings world-class badminton talent to Macao’s CotaiArena from Tuesday, November 29 to Sunday, December 4.
Officially sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the tournament received entries from 25 countries and regions last year, with around 400 players and officials coming to participate, many of whom currently rank in the world’s top 20. Some of Asia’s most well-known players participated, including Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, Lee Hyun-Il and Lee Yong Dae from Korea, Ponsana Boonsak from Thailand and many more.
The Macau Open has been a high-standard international badminton tournament since 2006. This year’s tournament is a BWF Level 3 event and will award around MOP 1,600,000 in total prize money. The tournament will consist of five brackets: Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
This year’s sponsors are Japanese badminton manufacturing company Kumpoo® and the Macau Sport Development Board, with the tournament being organized by the Badminton Federation of Macau.
The entry deadline for players is November 1, 2011. The draws will be done by BWF on November 15. The tournament Referee and Deputy Referee are Charlotte Ackermann from the United States and Ronny De Vos from Belgium, respectively.
Tickets go on sale September 22, and are available for purchase on the first floor of Sands Macao and at the CotaiArenaTM box office, and can also be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macau) and +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong). Tickets are also on sale through Hong Kong Ticketing and Tom Lee outlets.
More information on the 2011 Kumpoo® Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold tournament is available from the Badminton Federation of Macau, online via their website at www.macaubadminton.org.mo or by phone at +853 6698 9877.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. Also at The Venetian Macao is an impressive, 1,800-seat ZAiA™ Theater for the spectacular Cirque du Soleil® production; more than 30 renowned restaurants; the MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness, the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas, a mini golf course and gondola rides at the outdoor lagoon.
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