I’m just glad that our preparations for the 2012 XXX Mindanao Sportsfest paid off! We emerged the champion in the Badminton -Men Doubles Category. Yay!
The teams who participated in that category were Black Team, Red Team, Yellow Team, Blue Team and Violet Team, our team. During elimination round which was on a round-robin game format, we were ranked first since we beat the rest of the teams. Second was the Red Team while the Black Team and Blue Team were ranked third and fourth, respectively.
During the semis, Black Team played against Red Team and the Blue Team against our team. The powerful smashes of the duo from the Red Team easily earned them a slot for the finals. On the other hand, our team capitalized on the weak defense of Blue Team, thus claiming the other slot of the finals.
The championship match was a thriller! Our team scored only 13 points in the first game. During the second game, we reached 20 points first with the Red Team 2 points trailing behind. Our opponents were able to even out the score because of two consecutive errors on our side. But we regained our composure and scored succeeding rallies sealing off the second game.
On the third game, our team changed the game plan. We fired a combination of overhead shots, drives and drop shots thus we were able to see their weakness. This plot became our passport to victory with a score of 21-8. The event was held at the Cultural Center of Dapitan City on June 14-15, 2012.
Congratulations to us!