March 8, 2006

CyberPress marks 10th year with IT badminton tourney

The country’s pioneering organization of IT writers, CyberPress, also known as the IT Journalists Association of the Philippines Inc., is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and is staging a badminton tournament to kickstart the festivities.

The sports event, dubbed “First All-IT CyberPress Invitational Badminton Cup”, will be held on March 25, 2006 at the 4th floor of Solid House Building, 1231 Chino Roces Ave (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City. Hostilities start at 9 in the morning.

The contest aims to gather members of the local IT industry, which the CyberPress has been covering the past ten years, and engage them in a friendly competition. The tournament will be carried on cable television by Destiny Cable.

Although there are no major prizes at stake, participants in the tournament will vie for pride and prestige in the men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. A participating team is entitled to field a total of six players composed of three females and three males.

The winners of the tournament will be cited during the CyberPress tenth anniversary party on April 28, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Pasig City.

Among those which have confirmed their participation include Epson, EMC, HP, IBM, Innove, Microsoft, Smart Communications, SAP, and TrendMicro. MyDestiny Cable, which is providing the venue for free, is also entered in the tournament.

A registration fee of P1,500 will be charged for every IT company. This already covers snacks, refreshment, and use of shuttlecocks. Participants are requested to
bring their own badminton rackets and to use shirts bearing their company’s color.

Interested parties can still join the event by sending an email to

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