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"SOLATO Cup 28th Nankai Broadcasting Company Limited Ladies' Badminton Tournament"

Taiyo Oil held the "SOLATO Cup 28th Nankai Broadcasting Company Limited Ladies' Badminton Tournament" on Saturday, October 11 2014 at the Ehime Prefectural Sports Complex gymnasium.
Players ranked in Classes A through D played doubles in the tournament. A certificate and an extra prize were awarded to the winning, second-placed and third-placed (2 teams) pairs in each class. In addition, the winning pair received the SOLATO Cup. Taiyo Oil will continue to hold sports events of this kind in order to further support healthy living among those in the Matsuyama area.

Event outline

Date and time

October 11, 2014 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Entry from 8:45 a.m.)

Venue

Ehime Prefectural Sports Complex gymnasium main arena and sub-arena
46 Uenomachi-otsu, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-1136

Number of participants

104 pairs/208players

Day’s schedule

8:45 a.m. Entry
9:00 a.m. Opening ceremony
 Opening announcement:Hifumi Hiraoka, Chairperson, Matsuyama-shi Ladies’ Badminton League
 Tournament head greeting:Masaru Nomoto, Vice-chairperson, Ehime Badminton Association
 Sponsor greeting:Kazuhiko Tanaka, CEO, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd   
 Special supporting sponsor greetings:Atsushi Ogino, Director, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
 Guest greeting:Tokihiro Nakamura, Ehime Prefectural Governor
 Receiving of previously awarded cup:Atsushi Ogino, Director, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
 Brand character SOLATO-kun
 Players’pledge:Chieko Suzuki (Eagles) & Sayuri Fujita (Zero7)
 Words from the head of the play committee:Michiko Takechi, Director, Matsuyama-shi Ladies’ Badminton League
5:30 p.m. Closing ceremony
 Prizegiving :
               Shinji Nakayama, Chief of General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
               Shiro Nakamura, Director, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
 Closing address:Shiro Nakamura, Director, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Scene from the final match (Class A)Scene from the final match (Class A)

Scene from the awards ceremonyScene from the awards ceremony

 The Nankai Broadcasting Company Limited Ladies' Badminton Tournament

The Nankai Broadcasting Company Limited Ladies' Badminton Tournament began as the ladies’ badminton circle of the Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and has become the biggest sporting organization in Ehime prefecture.
This is the 28th year of the tournament, which has been sponsored by Taiyo Oil since its 21st year, in 2007. The company has remained its sponsor over the eight years since then.