Taiyo Oil held the "SOLATO Cup 30th Nankai Broadcasting Company Limited Ladies' Badminton Tournament" on Saturday, October 15 2016 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 in each class, and the winning pair received the SOLATO Cup.
This year was a special commemorative year for the tournament, marking the 30th year that the tournament has been held, and the 10th year that Taiyo Oil has acted as its sponsor. As such, in addition to the usual raffle that is held, a special raffle was also held at the tournament venue offering the chance to win luxurious prizes. The players also participated in the raffles between matches, and these raffles created a mood of excitement at the venue, with swings from joy to sorrow as the winners were determined.
Taiyo Oil will continue to hold sports events of this kind in order to further support healthy living among those in the Matsuyama area.
October 15, 2016 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Entry from 8:30 a.m.)
Ehime Prefectural Sports Complex gymnasium
46 Uenomachi-otsu, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-1136
102 pairs/204 players
9:00 a.m. Opening ceremony
Opening announcement: Sayuri Hagimori, 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: Kenji Sakamoto, Manager, CSR Group, General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
Guest greeting: Masanobu Hara , Ehime Deputy Prefectural Governor
Receiving of previously awarded cup: Kenji Sakamoto, Manager, CSR Group, General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
Brand character SOLATO-kun
Players’pledge: Haruna Tanaka, Honomi Kurahashi (grean tea)
Words from the head of the play committee: Michiko Takechi, Director, Matsuyama-shi Ladies’ Badminton League
4:30 p.m. Closing ceremony
Kenji Sakamoto, Manager, CSR Group, General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
Shiro Nakamura, Director, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Closing address: Shiro Nakamura, Director, Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
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 30th 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 ten years since then.