Botho College has pledged P3, 000 for prizes to the Botswana Table Tennis Association for their upcoming Championships that are scheduled for this weekend at the Debswana Club Hall in Jwaneng.
The president of BTTA, Nathaniel Rakhudu, confirmed to The Sunday Standard that Botho College had pledged P3, 000, adding that they will be working with the college on an annual basis.
“We are working on an annual relationship with the college and will be using this event as the relationship starter,” he said, adding that they hoped to get increased sponsorship from Botho College for 2010 and also expressed their gratitude to the College for their support.
“We take this opportunity to extend our greatest and humble gratitude to Botho College for their quest to provide quality education coupled with quality sports development for the country as a whole,” Rakhudu added.
In addition, following the sponsorship BTTA received, the championships have since had their name changed.
“We wish to note that the Jwaneng Closed Championships shall be called the “BOTHO COLLEGE TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS”, he said.
Rakhudu explained that this comes after securing a prize sponsorship from the college which will go a long way in facilitating the quality of the event. During the championships, only table tennis clubs duly registered, affiliated and subscribed fully to the BTTA for the year 2009 ÔÇô 2010 will participate in the event.
National teams from BOPRISA, BISA, BOBSA, BOTESSA, PASSOBO, and Special Olympics will also be eligible for participation.
Furthermore, September 2009 ranking results will be used to seed players in the tournament ladder and the Tournament results will be used to add to the BTTA Tournament Ranking results and all matches will be officiated by the BTTA national umpires in accordance with ITTF handbook, which will be adopted from the ITTF Tournament Referees handbook.