WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Sports happenings in Singapore (14-20 October)

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
South Africa are crowned champions of the 2019 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens. (PHOTO: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens)
Tickets for the 2020 HSBC Singapore Sevens are on sale. (FILE PHOTO)

SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in the past week (14 to 20 October):

Feng Tianwei clinches bronze at Women’s World Cup

Singapore table tennis player Feng Tianwei clinched a bronze medal at the Women’s World Cup in Chengdu, China, on Sunday (20 October).

She beat American qualifier Lily Zhang 11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 15-13 in the bronze-medal play-off to equal her best finish in 2008, 2013 and 2016.

Feng has been in fine form of late, having also beaten China's world No. 1 Chen Meng at the German Open earlier this month.

Award ceremony for Mass Participation World Conference

This year’s Mass Participation World Conference, set for 2 to 4 December at the Hilton Singapore Hotel, will see the introduction of an awards ceremony on 3 December to recognise the best events and initiatives in the industry in Asia.

Ten finalists will be selected for each award category based on data collected via three channels – self and industry award nomination; anonymous industry expert nomination; and information taken from the inaugural MPW participant and industry survey. Both the nomination process and the survey were launched on Monday (14 October).

The conference itself will feature a line-up of regional and international specialists, including keynote speaker and former marathon world champion Rob de Castella. The Australian will share his experiences at the top level of endurance sport, his transition into leading the Australian Institute of Sport and his involvement in the Indigenous Marathon Project.

Tickets to the Conference are now available from $949 with package deals available. Please visit the official website for more details.

StarHub to show weekly live NBA games

StarHub has inked an agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to broadcast up to seven live games per week through NBA TV (StarHub Channel 217) for the 2019/20 season, which begins on 23 October. The telco will also offer select NBA play-off games, as well as the entirety of the conference finals and the NBA Finals.

Other highlights include coverage of the NBA All-Star Weekend; the annual NBA Draft; and select games from the NBA G League as well as the Women’s National Basketball Association.

With no contract, customers can sign up to the Go Max OTT pack at $19.90 per month to enjoy live coverage of the NBA games. Sports fanatics can also sign up for the Sports Pass at $29.90 per month on a two-year contract, which will include 15 other sports channels.

Tickets for 2020 HSBC S’pore Sevens on sale

Tickets for the 2020 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens are on sale now for a Super Early Bird rate until 25 November. The offer provides fans up to 27 per cent off the regular ticket price to the event, which will be held at the National Stadium on 11 and 12 April.

Prices for the Super Early Bird offer start at $35 for adults, $17 for youths and $88 for a family of four for both days of the event. HSBC cardholders receive a further 5 per cent discount. Full details of ticket prices can be found by visiting the Singapore Sevens website.

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