Sat, 16 Dec 2000

C. Java eyes overall national championship

JAKARTA (JP): Central Java is eying the title at the National Inter-Club Badminton Championship from Jan. 23 until Jan. 28 in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

"We think our players can win. We are sure we will have good achievements in the event," chairman of the Central Java chapter of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Soenyoto said on Friday.

Central Java will send national shuttlers Budi Santoso, Johan Hadikusuma, Zelin Resiana and Cindana Hartono.

"There will be tough competition from big clubs such as Djarum Kudus of Central Java, Jaya Raya of Jakarta, Lippo of West Java, and Suryanaga of Surabaya," he said. (har)