2005 – 2006 Milestones

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In 2005 The 1st MVP Cup Asia vs. Europe featured the best of the best in the World. On its 3rd day of the event the Philippine players Kennevic and Kennie Asuncion world rank no. 25 vs Nathan Robertson /Gail Emms rank no. 1 in the world then. The games were so exciting that the screaming fans can be heard outside the Arena due to long rallies of the game. The Philippines lost in a very intense three setter match. However, it is to be noted that it was the first time ever in the history of Philippine badminton tournament to fill up Philsport Arena seats  The local spectators ranged from politicians, to famous basketball athletes, to local celebrities & VIP’s have witness that Filipinos are at par with the worlds best.  Needless to say foreign spectators via live telecast have agreed so too.(July 12 – 14, 2005).

In 2006, the 2nd MVP Cup Asia vs. Europe featured the best of the best in world. It was on its 3rd day at the Araneta Colisium that the Philippines Kennevic and Kennie Asuncion played against Thomas Laybourn / Kamilla Rytter Juhi ranked top 5 in the world for the European team. Philippines lost with 3 set deciding game using the new scoring system “Rally Point”. This event confirmed that Philippine badminton siblings are world class player.(July 14 – 16, 2006)

The first time a Philippine Mixed Doubles pair “ Kennevic “Vic” Asuncion / Kennie Asucion” were invited by China. (Only eight (8) pairs of mixed doubles in the world were invited. And the first time that Philippines grouped with powerhouses managed to beat the Indonesian Mixed doubles players in their group.

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