Sabah’s Ministry of Finance Sports Carnival 2012

Futsal – valiant effort, but no medals

Carrom - ditto

Badminton - 28-29 September 2012

1st round: 5-0 Desa Plus, 4-1 SDB
Quarterfinals: 3-2 SDB (yes, we faced them again due to a quirk in the rules)
Semifinals: 3-2 Sabah Credit Corporation (SCC)
Final: 2-3 MOF (although technically I think it should’ve been 1-3, as we’ve already lost the officers’, women’s doubles and veteran’s categories when the mixed doubles match was being played, hence that could’ve affected the outcome [we won that match 2-1]. The open category was thus not played.)

Therefore, this was an improvement on 2010 when we won bronze. If I remember correctly, JPKN’s record in MOF Sports Carnival (badminton): 2010 – bronze; 2008 – bronze; 2006 – silver.

My observations during the JPKN vs MOF final:

- officers’ category: we are not too far behind: but then the hard part is: need to start to have a regular training regimen;
- veterans’ category: very tough: MOF have 2 extremely good veterans: Alex/Kassim simply couldn’t match their accuracy, speed, aggression;
- mixed doubles’ category: 50-50, as I mentioned earlier, we won that match 2-1 (Yussop/Jennifer) but the MOF pair already knew that they’d won the gold medal anyway;
- women’s doubles category: another very tough category: unless we can find a way to contain the top female player in MOF, there’s no way we’re going to win this category;
- open category: I think we’re slightly behind; however, on a plus point, we have a pool of good young players, so the future looks bright, we need to build on big-match temperament.

Warisan Harta won bronze when they beat SCC.

MOF as usual blanked everybody on their way to the final.

Bowling - 7th October 2012

JPKN came good this time, winning gold: David, Ridzuan (also scored highest), Durahman (surely his last participation, as he clocked out for the last time on Friday – due for retirement), Justina.

Darts

We failed to get to the podium this time (last time it was gold).

Ping pong (table tennis)

Bronze (last time it was silver). Beat SCC 3-1, then lost to perennial powerhouses MOF 0-3 & Warisan Harta (Borneo Housing) 0-3, then defeated Yayasan Usaha Maju (YUM) 4-0 to snatch bronze. In the final, Warisan Harta overwhelmed MOF 3-0, the most interesting match being the veterans’ category which was a closely fought 3-2.

Pool

Silver, narrowly lost 2-3 to Warisan Harta in the final.

2 thoughts on “Sabah’s Ministry of Finance Sports Carnival 2012

  1. @BEBEK:
    - nanti semua orang komplen!
    - nanti orang lain ambil pula Lin Dan!
    - tidak mampu bayar “appearance fee”

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