GEORGE TOWN: A total of 270 young shuttlers will battle it out for supremacy in the opening leg of the 100PLUS National Junior Badminton Circuit Zone A competition at the PBA Hall in Bukit Dumbar here today.
The Penang BA (PBA), who last hosted the tournament in 2005, have divided the boys and girls into four categories – Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18.
PBA secretary Tony Tan Gim Hin said the four-day competition would involve youngsters from six states – Penang, Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur.
“Many of the players are unknown quantities. But with talent scouts sure to be present at the tournament, the shuttlers will definitely be giving their best so that they can be recruited into the sports schools,” he said.
“As such, we can expect an exciting tournament.”