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CSSA holds first Badminton Grand Prix

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) Sheffield branch is holding its first Badminton Grand Prix in this weekend from November 27th to 28th.

First game on Saturday, Goodwin Sports Center

First game on Saturday, Goodwin Sports Center

The Prix is held in Goodwin Sports Centre. According to CSSA Sheffield branch there are 32 badminton players competing in the game. All 32 players will draw lots to decide whom s/he confronts with.

“I really think it’s a good idea to hold such games. (It) not only gives us a chance to do some sports we love, but also offers opportunities to know new friends around. Especially in a foreign country you are all alone.” said Xu Han, a student majored in Applied Linguistics with TESOL in the University of Sheffield.

A potential champion gets his counterattack

A potential champion gets his counterattack

Heng Zhang, one of the organisers from the Sport Department of CSSA, said: “The game is open to all players. Students from University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University apply for the game most. We also have people who have graduated and found jobs here want to join the game.

“It’s our first badminton game. It’s cold in this season, but we will definitely hold more sports games in the future. Like table-tennis, basketball and football games.”

The Mixed-single Game

There are no limitations of age and sex in the Prix. The mixed-single game has its elimination system. Within only one match players need to beat their competitors and win for the tickets to the final-four. There will be four out of 32 players stand for the final matches which take place on the second day.

Each of the final matches consists of three games. In each game player who first scores 21 points wins. S/he who wins two games gets the prize.

The first three players will be awarded with trophies sponsored by Tai Sun Oriental Trading Ltd. Tai Sun was first established in 1978. It is now a well-known oriental food specialist in South Yorkshire.

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