Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), Lee Yong-dae (Yonex), Son Wan-ho (Miryang City Hall)… . The badminton league, in which all the stars representing Korea’s shuttlecock are on the move, begins.
It is the ‘2023 Passion Korea Badminton League’ that opens on the 17th (11:00 am) at the General Gymnasium in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do. It is the follow-up to the ‘2022 DB Badminton Korea League’ held last year. The preliminary league will be held here for 16 days until March 4th. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, the 18th at 3pm.
From April 2nd to the 9th, the playoffs, semi-finals and finals will be moved to the Namyangju-gun Sports and Culture Center in Gyeonggi-do. It is a tournament hosted by the Korea Unemployed Badminton Federation (Chairman Kim Joong-soo), and major matches will be broadcast live by SPOTV.
12 men’s teams including Yonex, Samsung Life Insurance and Miryang City Hall, and 10 women’s teams including Samsung Life Insurance, Pocheon City Hall and MG Saemaul Geumgo participated and won the men’s and women’s team event (3rd dan, 2nd doubles: doubles → singles → doubles → singles → singles). quarrel Men’s Incheon International Airport, Gimcheon City Hall, Seongnam City Hall, and women’s Incheon International Airport, Gimcheon City Hall will not participate. Group competitions (14 men and 11 women) will also be held.
Yonex won the men’s championship last year with playing coach Lee Yong-dae at the forefront, and this time, it is challenging for a second consecutive victory. Samsung Life Insurance rose to the top of the women’s division thanks to Ahn Se-young’s performance. Pocheon City announced that it is possible to watch the game for free from the 17th to the 19th. The city expects that the athletes and officials will bring about an economic ripple effect of more than 600 million won by using accommodations, restaurants, and tourist attractions during the event. The city also emphasizes that there are many places to visit, such as the Hantangang River, Pocheon Art Valley, and Sanjeong Lake.
The main sponsor of this tournament was CEO Gyeong-hoon Jeon, a former badminton club member, who paid 200 million won for passion soup. The total budget for the tournament is 800 million won. Pocheon City and Namyangju City also sponsored 200 million won each. Technist and KB Financial Group are sub-sponsors.
Pocheon Mayor Baek Young-hyeon said, “We decided to hold a national-scale competition. It is expected to serve as an opportunity to publicize Pocheon’s status as a sports city both inside and outside the country. We will continue to expand the base of sports for everyday life, such as building infrastructure for public sports facilities. Please look forward to the city of Pocheon leaping into a sports city.”온라인바카라