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Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Macau Open

Gaganjeet Bhullar won Sunday the Venetian Macau Open title, his second title in less than a month. Bhullar finished with a birdie to sign off at 16-under 268, two shots clear of American Jonathan Moore, who had five birdies in his last five holes. Moore finished second, while Thitiphun Chuayprakong (70) of Thailand and Siddikur … Continue reading "Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Macau Open"

16 Oct, 2012

59th Macau Grand Prix to cost HK$160 million

The budget for this year’s 59th Macau Grand Prix taking place from November 15 to 18 will be HK$160 million, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Wednesday. Costa Antunes said in a press conference that the 14 percent increase from last year’s HK$140 million was “normal” due to rising costs … Continue reading "59th Macau Grand Prix to cost HK$160 million"

11 Oct, 2012

Ex-CE presides over Macau Open tee-off ceremony

The 2012 Venetian Macau Open teed off at the Macau Golf & Country Club in Coloane with ex-chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah, who is now a vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), officiating at the tee-off ceremony and some practice rounds Wednesday while the matches will run … Continue reading "Ex-CE presides over Macau Open tee-off ceremony"

11 Oct, 2012

China wins Group A pool of the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Macau

China defeat Thailand in four sets (18-25, 25,20, 25-18, 25-19) on Sunday’ s game of group A of the “2012 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix” held in Macau between 8th and 10th. China finished the weekend with a 100 per cent record after wins over Argentina and Puerto Rico. Thailand took two victories to take … Continue reading "China wins Group A pool of the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix in Macau"

11 Jun, 2012

Chui urges community to put ‘desire’ of Macau joining IOC aside

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday that it would be better for the local community to put its long-standing “desire” of Macau becoming a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) aside. He made the appeal during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Assembly (AL). Two dozen lawmakers raised questions during the two-and-a-half-hour … Continue reading "Chui urges community to put ‘desire’ of Macau joining IOC aside"

27 Apr, 2012

China won the 20th Asia Championships Men Team Finals held in Macau

Macau, China, 27 Feb – Chinese players Zhang Jike, Ma Lin and Ma Long demonstrated strength in the 20th Asian Championships Men Team finals held Sunday in Macau. However, the Japanese players Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani and Kenta Matsudaira must be given credit for a wonderful job as they challenged the Chinese players in each … Continue reading "China won the 20th Asia Championships Men Team Finals held in Macau"

27 Feb, 2012

Kenyans win Macau Int’l Marathon

Macau, China, 5 Dec – Kenyans won the men’s and women’s 2011 Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon Sunday. Chemlany Stephen Kwelio, aged 29, won the men’s marathon, clocking up 2:12.49 hours. He finished second in last year’s local event. Maisei Julius Kiplimo of Kenya finished the men’s marathon in second place, clocking up 2:12.53 hours, while … Continue reading "Kenyans win Macau Int’l Marathon"

5 Dec, 2011

Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix

Macau, China, 20 Nov – Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella won a thrilling Macau Grand Prix on Sunday with the time of 42:17.099 making the most of a safety car restart to haul himself to the head of the field. Juncadella had been running fourth for Prema early on as pole position man German Marco Wittmann … Continue reading "Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix"

20 Nov, 2011

British Michael Rutter Makes Macau History with Seventh Win

Macau, China, 20 Nov – British Michael Rutter made Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix history Sunday by taking a seventh victory on the Guia street circuit, bettering the existing record he had shared with driver Ron Haslam since 2005. Second was Rutter’s team mate Martin Jessopp, with Ian Hutchinson on the Swan Yamaha 1000 making a … Continue reading "British Michael Rutter Makes Macau History with Seventh Win"

20 Nov, 2011

Rob Huff Wins Race as Muller Claims FIA World Touring Car Championship Title

Macau, China, 20 Nov – British driver Rob Huff won the final round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Macau on Sunday, but all eyes were on his Chevrolet team-mate Yvan Muller, from France,  who captured the drivers’ crown with a third placed finish Huff knew he needed to win the race to … Continue reading "Rob Huff Wins Race as Muller Claims FIA World Touring Car Championship Title"

20 Nov, 2011

German Marco Wittmann wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix qualification race

Macau, China, 19 Nov – German driver Marco Wittmann won the qualification race for the Macau Grand Prix on Saturday with a controlled drive at the head of the field, as the event finished under the safety car. The driver’s job from pole position was made easier when front row starter Portuguese Antonio da Costa … Continue reading "German Marco Wittmann wins Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix qualification race"

19 Nov, 2011

Macau races secure record sponsorship

Macau, China, 14 Nov – The Macau Grand Prix this weekend will run on a budget of HK$140 million (US$ 17.5 million) but major sponsorship will offset costs, it was revealed, according to The South China Morning Post. . While many international sporting events are struggling during the economic downturn, the Macau Grand Prix is … Continue reading "Macau races secure record sponsorship"

14 Nov, 2011

Andre Couto To Drive Diesel SEAT At Macau

Macau, China, 11 Oct – Andre Couto will once again take part in the World Touring Car Championship season finale around his home city of Macau. He will race a SEAT Leon TDI for SUNRED Engineering at this year’s running of the event on 21 November according to The CheckeredFlag website. Couto, who won the … Continue reading "Andre Couto To Drive Diesel SEAT At Macau"

10 Oct, 2011

58th Macau GP with 225 racers from 34 countries and regions

Macau, China, 7 Oct – The 58th Macau Grand Prix will be held from November 17-20 with a total of 225 racers – both cars and motorbikes – from 34 countries and regions, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes revealed in a press conference Thursday. According to Costa Antunes, the 225 … Continue reading "58th Macau GP with 225 racers from 34 countries and regions"

7 Oct, 2011

Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin wins Macau Open by 3 shots

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin recovered from the worst possible start and a dismal spell of form in recent months to grab his second Asian Tour title by three shots in the $750,000 Macau Open on Sunday. Chan’s tee shot went out-of-bounds for a double bogey on the first hole but he … Continue reading "Taiwan’s Chan Yih-shin wins Macau Open by 3 shots"

19 Sep, 2011

13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang

Nanchang,China, 05 – Thirteen female handball players from Macau were injured in a car accident in Nanchang , capital of Jiangxi , Xinhua quoted the eastern province’s authorities as saying Sunday. A volunteer from Jiangxi was also injured in the accident, which occurred at about 2:40 p.m. Sunday when the bus they were travelling in … Continue reading "13 Macau female handballers injured in car accident in Nanchang"

5 Sep, 2011

Macau Open golf tournament returns this month

Macau.China, 2 Sept – The Macau Open golf tournament returns this month after a one-year hiatus with a local record prize purse of US$750,000 (six million patacas), the co-organisers announced in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the Asian Tour-sanctioned event will be staged at the Macau Golf and Country Club in Coloane on … Continue reading "Macau Open golf tournament returns this month"

2 Sep, 2011

The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September

Macau, China, 30 Aug -The Macau Open is back – bigger and better, with organisers offering record prize money and unprecedented television coverage, according to the South China Morning Post. The Macau Open was cancelled last year after the Macau Sports Development Board, which underwrote the event, said it was a loss-making exercise. But now … Continue reading "The Macau Open back to Coloane golf course in September"

30 Aug, 2011

United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title

Macau, China, 29 Aug – Defending champion the United States retained the World Grand Prix volley title as they swept Brazil in three straight sets in the last match of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at Macau East Asian Games Dome on Sunday. In front of 4,600 fans, the defending champion USA won … Continue reading "United States takes revenge on Brazil to retain World Grand Prix volley title"

29 Aug, 2011

Brazil, USA set up final rematch in WGP Finals today

Macau, China, 28 Ago – Eight-time title winner Brazil and defending event champion the United States emerged victorious in the semifinals here on Saturday to set up a final rematch in the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals. Brazil, the world No. 1 women’s volleyball team, beat reigning world champion Russia in straight sets to … Continue reading "Brazil, USA set up final rematch in WGP Finals today"

28 Aug, 2011