The inaugural Impiana Cup, an inter-hotel futsal competition, was successfully held at the Pro Sports Arena, Jalan Lahat, Ipoh, last Sunday. Organised by Impiana Hotel Ipoh in collaboration with Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) – Perak Chapter, it saw the participation of 21 teams from 19 hotel properties in Perak, as well as Impiana Resort Cherating.

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Impiana Hotel Ipoh General Manager Kamarudin Kassim giving a prep talk to the players

The day-long tournament was competed at the three futsal (indoor football) courts at the arena from 9am onwards, after a short briefing, and wrapped up at 5pm.

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Team KRF (Kinta Riverfront Hotel)

The objective of the futsal tournament was to allow the staff to have regular exercise, and a platform for those in the hotel industry to mingle with one another.

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MAH Perak Chapter Chairman Vincent Ee (in white) kicks off the first match

MAH Perak Chapter Chairman Vincent Ee commended Impiana Hotel Ipoh for taking the lead in organising this inter-hotel tournament for the first time in Perak, and urged other hotels to follow suit.

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first match: Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A) in orange vs. MH Hotel (A) in black

Results

Quarterfinals:
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A) vs Impiana Hotel Ipoh (B) (3 – 1)
Bukit Merah Laketown vs Excelsior Hotel Ipoh (1 – 0)
Heritage Hotel Ipoh vs MH Hotel (A) (3 – 2)
Teluk Dalam Resort vs The Banjaran (A) (3 – 1)

Semifinals:
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A) vs Heritage Hotel Ipoh (0 – 3)
Bukit Merah Laketown vs Teluk Dalam Resort (0 – 4)

3rd-4th Placing
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A) vs Bukit Merah Laketown (8 – 0)

Finals:
Heritage Hotel Ipoh vs Teluk Dalam Resort (1 – 2)

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Champions - Teluk Dalam Resort, Pangkor

Champions:
Teluk Dalam Resort
Impiana Cup Challenge Trophy, Medal and RM1000 cash

1st Runners-Up:
Heritage Hotel Ipoh
Medal and RM750 cash

2nd Runners-Up:
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A)
Medal and RM550 cash

Event: Impiana Cup 2013
Venue: Pro Sports Arena, Jalan Lahat, Ipoh
Date: 20th Oct, 2013
Time: 9am – 5pm

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