(NMBA) — Saipan Worldwide Faculty will start its title protection within the Public Faculty System/TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League towards Kagman Excessive Faculty, whereas the 2022-2023 season of the Northern Marianas Badminton Affiliation-sanctioned competitors will start this Saturday, January 21, at Gilbert C . There’s a gymnasium.
The Geckos-Ayuyus tiff is scheduled at Court docket 1, beginning at 8:30 am. SIS gained the inaugural season after shocking No. 1 seed Marianas Excessive Faculty within the finals, 3-2. The Tukos gained the ladies doubles, women singles, and combined doubles.
5 different colleges will compete this season with some having two groups. SIS 1 is in Bracket 1 with Kagman, Tinian Excessive Faculty, Agape Christian Faculty 1, Saipan Southern Excessive Faculty 2, and MHS 2. MHS 1 will be a part of Saipan Southern 1, Agape 2, Grace Christian Academy, and SIS 2 in Bracket 2. Groups in every bracket will play a round-robin common season and the Prime 2 in every bracket will advance to the playoffs.
Different groups enjoying within the first set of matches embody Tinian vs MHS 2 on Court docket 2; Agape 1 vs. Saipan Southern 2 at Court docket 3; Saipan Southern 1 vs. GCA at Court docket 4; and Agape 2 vs. MHS 1 at Court docket 5.
For the second and ultimate set of matches this weekend, beginning at 10:15 am, MHS 1 will tackle Saipan Southern 1 at Court docket 1; GCA vs. SIS 2 in Court docket 2; Tinian vs. Agape 1 in Court docket 3; MHS 2 vs. Kagman in Court docket 4; and SIS 1 vs. Saipan Southern 2 in Court docket 5.
The preliminary video games of the highschool division will proceed on January 27 and 28, whereas the competitors will cease for just a few weeks, as a result of the NMBA has gamers taking part in a event exterior the island. The IBL motion will resume on February 25, whereas the playoff rounds are scheduled for March 4 and 11.
“We welcome again our highschool college students for the second season of the Public Faculty System/TakeCare Badminton Interscholastic League. After our profitable inaugural season, we’re comfortable to announce that we now have extra groups this yr. Because of the coaches and for the assist of their respective colleges and officers. We might additionally prefer to thank the management of the CNMI Public Faculty System and athletic director Nick Gross for his or her continued dedication to this system and TakeCare for his or her sponsorship of our whole competitors , together with the center college division final yr,” mentioned NMBA President Merlie Tolentino.
“We want all of the groups properly as they compete for the second season of the Interscholastic Badminton League. TakeCare Insurance coverage stays dedicated to initiatives, resembling sports activities competitions, that promote staying energetic and wholesome in our neighborhood, and we’re comfortable to see extra of our youth taking part within the interscholastic program,” mentioned TakeCare Insurance coverage administrative assistant/gross sales coordinator Leilani Pangelinan. .