Friday, 25 July 2014


L to R : Roslin Fozi, Aaron Wong, Derrick Eng & Chia Jeng Hon
The Powerful Group of Companies began this private junior league this year whereby players at various age-groups participate in an all-year round league contest to accumulate points for the grand finals at the end of the year. Something akin to the BWF World super series except this is only a few grain of sand on the beach. Apart from their other businesses, they own a badminton hall in Kepong complete with a junior academy. They also market their own brand of badminton equipments and merchandise, the Flex Pro brand.
Following their July schedule, Aaron participated in the U11 singles. In the round-robin group match, he topped his Group B after winning all 3 matches (including a walkover). From quarter-final onward, the competition switched into elimination rounds. Aaron crossed over to meet the runners-up of Group C and won. In the semi-final, he was up against Derrick Eng, a Johor state player. I knew Aaron would fell short playing with Derrick because I have seen the performance of the bespectacled lanky player in past tournaments. All I could advice Aaron was to stay relax, take it as a training lesson and try to match the pace as long as he can. Aaron tried but alas, Derrick’s badminton craft was a notch or two higher than Aaron’s.

Derrick advanced to the finals but lost to the Pahang U12 rank No.1 Chia Jeng Hon. Next month Flex Pro’s scheduled a U12 league whereby both Aaron and Ryan will participate. Stay tuned.


1st Preliminary – Aaron vs  Loo Zi Yi                           30 – 5

2nd Preliminary – Aaron vs Roslin Fozi                      30 – 18

3rd Preliminary – Aaron vs Alif Daniel                       Walkover

Qtr Final – Aaron vs Roslan Fozi                               21 – 15, 21 – 13

Semi-Final – Aaron vs Derrick Eng (Jh)                    13 – 21, 17 – 21

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