Wherever they may be in the world, Filipinos are always making huge strides and achievements. And here in Bahrain, a group of Pinoys have proven their worth in the field of sports!
The Desert Smashers Club (DSC), a Filipino community and sports organisation based in Saudi Arabia, participated in the PBG Open Doubles Badminton Tournament. The event was held recently at the Muharraq Sports Club in Bahrain, as reported in the Saudi Gazette.
Filipino Players Compete in Bahrain Badminton Tournament
The group of players were led by DSC President Dennis Santos and Vice President Yuan Fernandez. Notably, the organisation is part of AFCSCOM and OFW Congress-Eastern Province, the two largest umbrella organisations in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The players competed in different divisions and categories — including men’s doubles, ladies doubles, and mixed doubles. By the end of the day, many of them emerged as champions and runners-up! The DSC winners for each division and category are as follows:
MDF1 Category (Champion) – Patrick Mahinay & Mohsin Butt (a Pakistani)
MDF3 Category (Champion) – Dennis Santos & Arjan Ramos
WDF4 Category (Champion) – Jessa Thrina Quijano & Charmaine Abetong
WDF2 Category (Runner Up) – Jhoy Capon & Rhea Denise Rondolo
MXDF4a Category (Champion) – Yuan Fernandez & Joy Capon
MXDF4b Category (Champion) – Jesus Bron, Jr. & Jackielou Ho
Congratulations to all the winners and players! Aside from participating in sports tournaments, the DSC conducts badminton skills training programs. They are also involved in other projects, often coordinating with the Philippine Embassy and Overseas Labour Office in organising activities for OFWs.
It is truly heartwarming to see our kababayans excel in whatever field they choose! If you’re into sports and other activities, consider joining the Filipino organisation in your area. In addition, check out this list of exciting things to do in Bahrain!