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National Open papalo sa Munti

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Nakatakdang lumarga ang sixth edition ng SMART National Open Badminton Tournament sa November 17-22 sa Muntinlupa Sports Center.

Magsilbi itong final tune-up para sa national­ team players bago sila sumabak sa 30th Southeast Asian Games na iho-host ng Pilipinas sa November 30 hanggang Decemeber 11.

“To tell you ­honestly, we really want to get that elusive gold in the SEA Games. As a matter of fact, they are leaving for Malaysia this Sunday,” saad ni Philippine Badminton Association (PBA) secretary-general Christopher Quimpo.

“Then when they get back, they will immediately play in the Open as it will serve as their final prep for the SEA Games.”

Papalo sa nasabing tournament sina national team players Ros Pedrosa, Lanz Zafra, Arthur Salvado, at Solomon Padiz sa men’s singles; para sa men’s doubles teams ay sina Peter Magnaye at Alvin Morada, at Joper Escueta at Paul Pantig; Sarah Barredo, Nicole Albo, Bianca Carlos, at Mika De Guzman ang sa women’s singles; habang sa women’s double squads ay sina Thea Pomar at Isay Leonardo, at Geva De Vera at Chanelle Lunod. (Elech Dawa)