Pre-Event: Impiana Cup

Impiana Cup futsal tournament
announcing the Impiana Cup, revealing the challenge trophy and the Impiana team colours

The first ever Impiana Cup, an inter-hotel futsal tournament will kick-off tomorrow, Sunday, October 20, at the Pro Sports Arena in Ipoh. The objective of this indoor football tournament is to create camaraderie between those in the hospitality industry.

Impiana Cup futsal tournament
at the press conference (L-R): IHI Human Resources Manager Vetha Nathan, IHI General Manager Kamarudin Kassim and Tournament Director Zainal Zakaria

Organised by Impiana Hotel Ipoh in collaboration with Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) Perak Chapter, 18 Perak hotels and resorts are taking part, plus Impiana Hotel Cherating. Each property will be represented by one team, except for Impiana Hotel Ipoh and The Banjaran, who will be sending two teams each.

Impiana Cup futsal tournament
representative from MH Hotel drawing his team’s group

According to Impiana Hotel Ipoh General Manager En. Kamarudin Kassim, depending on the success of this tournament, Impiana Cup would be made into an annual event, possibly with the participation of teams from outside of Perak, and with better prizes. This year’s male-only tournament may even see the inclusion of female players in the future.

The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) had earlier organised futsal tournaments in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Impiana Cup futsal tournament
GM Kamarudin makes a draw

As there are 21 teams, so there are five teams in a group, except for Group D, which has six. This means that each team will play four games in the first round.

Group A
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A)
MH Hotel Ipoh
Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Grand Kampar Hotel
Swiss Garden Resort Lumut

Group B
The Banjaran (A)
Orient Star Lumut
Tower Regency Hotel
Impiana Resort Cherating
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

Group C
Impiana Hotel Ipoh (B)
Heritage Hotel
Symphony Suites
Best Western Marina Island Resort Pangkor
Hotel Seri Malaysia Ipoh

Group D
The Banjaran (B)
MH Sungai Siput
Syuen Hotel
Puteri Bayu Beach Resort
Teluk Dalam Resort Pangkor
Excelsior Hotel Ipoh

Impiana Cup futsal tournament
...and Tower Regency Hotel is in Group B

The kick-off match will be between Impiana Hotel Ipoh (A) and MH Hotel Ipoh, from Group A. There will be nine players in each team, four of whom are substitute players.

The champion team will take home RM1000 plus the challenge trophy. Second place will receive RM750 while third place, RM550. All players in the top three teams will also receive a medal and certificate.

All are welcome to the venue to support their favourite teams. Admission is free-of-charge.

Event: Press Conference: Impiana Cup Inter-hotel Futsal Tournament
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 16th Oct, 2013
Time: 3pm

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

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