1. 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Welcome Dinner

1. 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Welcome Dinner

The official accommodation sponsor, Impiana Hotel Ipoh (IHI), hosted a memorable welcome dinner for players and officials of the 25th silver jubilee Sultan Azlan Shah Cup invitational international men’s field hockey tournament.

2. Tournament Director Gary Marsh

2. Tournament Director Gary Marsh

3. Chairman and President of Perak Hockey Association  Y. Bhg. Dato' Haji Abd Rahim bin Md. Ariff in his welcoming speech

3. Chairman and President of Perak Hockey Association Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haji Abd Rahim bin Md. Ariff in his welcoming speech

As guests enjoyed a wide spread of buffet, they were entertained by singing and dancing, including three tracks expertly delivered by emcee Reuben Nagarajan.

4. launching gimmick (L-R): Tournament Director Gary Marsh, Organising Chairman and President of Perak Hockey Association  Y. Bhg. Dato' Haji Abd Rahim bin Md. Ariff and IHI Director of Sales Edward Lai

4. launching gimmick (L-R): Tournament Director Gary Marsh, Organising Chairman and President of Perak Hockey Association Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haji Abd Rahim bin Md. Ariff and IHI Director of Sales Edward Lai

5. and the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is revealed

5. and the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is revealed

The dinner was a light-hearted affair and it provided an opportunity for fellowship prior to the start of the tournament.

6. umpires for the tournament

6. umpires for the tournament

7. dinner is served

7. dinner is served

Imagine the feeling of coming together yet again for the Azlan Shah Cup tournament. No doubt, there are other tournaments where these players and officials do meet, but the Azlan Shah Cup is different. It is special because it is by invitation only.

8. dinner is served

8. dinner is served

9. dance performance

9. dance performance

In its 25th year, this tournament is the longest running – it is quite a milestone. As an Ipoh gal, I practically grew up with it.

10. emcee Reuben Nagarajan entertains guests with his rendition

10. emcee Reuben Nagarajan entertains guests with his rendition

11 two-piece band

11 two-piece band

So, let me share with you some of the photos from the welcome dinner.

12. the ballroom of Impiana Hotel Ipoh

12. the ballroom of Impiana Hotel Ipoh

Event: 2016 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Welcome Dinner
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 5th April, 2016
Time: 8pm

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