Ambassador Cup 2016

[:en]By: Rahman Rasyidi, Deslaknyo Wisnu Hanjagi

Ambassador Cup was again held in Wageningen on October 30th, 2016. This event is an annual sports competition by PPI Wageningen and the Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. With the aim of strengthening the relationship between Indonesians in the Netherlands, Ambassador Cup has been a sporting event that is unique because it is not only attended by students but also expatriates and other Indonesian citizens living in the Netherlands. Ambassador Cup 2016 organised four sports: badminton, table tennis, volleyball and futsal.

Since June 2016, Achmad Arief Kasbullah (Master of Environmental Science student in WUR, Feb. ’16), as the chairman of Ambassador Cup 2016 organising committee, and his team, were preparing this event to ensure that it could be run properly and smoothly. The hard works of the committee were paid by the enthusiasm of the Indonesian communities in the Netherlands. The presence of 19 contingents who competed and the total number of participants reached 340 athletes could describe how successful of this event.

The event was held at the Sports Centre de Vlinder. Since 9 o’clock in the morning, the registration desk was very busy receiving participants who were ready to compete. Opened by singing Indonesia Raya together, the event continued with the accountability report from the committee’s chairman, Arief, and the official opening by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, with the slogan “Sportivitas tanpa batas (trans. unlimited sportsmanship)!”. Besides, the entire contingents in attendance were also greeted with a choir and Saman dance performances by PPI Wageningen.

Acara dibuka resmi oleh Bapak I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja
The event was officially opened Bapak I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

Matches were carried out parallel in several places in de Vlinder. A festive atmosphere was can be felt since the start of the first game in each sport, coupled with the sound of the crowd supports for each contingent and the team. In addition, the committee also invited the Indonesian people for selling a variety of typical Indonesian snacks, for instance, siomay (dumplings), pempek, sticky rice with durian, and other assorted snacks.

The event was very intense until it was ended at 21.00 by a badminton doubles match between Syukur and William Setiawan (PPI Wageningen) with M. Roby Safaat and Ahmad Rifai (Al-Ikhlas Amsterdam). Based on the points of each contingent, the Embassy’s team became the winner.

Pertandingan futsal, cabang baru di Ambassador Cup 2016
Pertandingan futsal, cabang baru di Ambassador Cup 2016
Pertandingan tenis meja tunggal
Pertandingan tenis meja tunggal
Pertandingan voli
Pertandingan voli
Pertandingan Bulutangkis Ganda
Pertandingan Bulutangkis Ganda

The committee congratulated the respective winners in each sport, in particular the Embassy’s team which has become the overall winner of the Ambassador Cup 2016. Hopefully, the Ambassador Cup next year can be carried out with more vibrant and followed by the Indonesian communities in the Netherlands enthusiastically.

Sportivitas tanpa batas!

Panitia Ambassador Cup 2016
Panitia Ambassador Cup 2016

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Winners of Ambassador Cup 2016

Cabang Olahraga Juara ke- Nama Kontingen
Men's Badminton Singles 1 Syukur PPI Wageningen
2 Raja Oktovin Parhasian Damanik PPI Amsterdam
Wpmen's Badminton Singles 1 Nur Sobari KBRI
2 Nani Maryani PPI Wageningen
Badminton Doubles 1 M. Roby Safaat /Ahmad Rifai AIA
2 Syukur/Willliam Setiawan PPI Wageningen
Table Tennis Singles 1 Yohan Leman PPI Eindhoven
2 Deni W. KBRI
Table Tennis Doubles 1 Yohan Leman/Ivan Hidajat PPI Eindhoven
2 Aris/Norman KBRI
Volleyball 1 KBRI 1
2 PPI Eindhoven
Futsal 1 Amsterdam Indo FC
2 PPI Arnhem
[:id]Oleh: Rahman Rasyidi

Ambassador Cup kembali diadakan di Wageningen pada tanggal 30 Oktober 2016. Acara ini merupakan ajang kompetisi olahraga tahunan yang diadakan oleh PPI Wageningen dan KBRI. Dengan tujuan mempererat silaturahmi antar warga negara Indonesia di Belanda, Ambassador Cup telah menjadi perhelatan olahraga yang sangat unik karena tidak hanya dihadiri oleh mahasiswa, tapi juga pekerja dan warga negara Indonesia lainnya yang tinggal di Belanda. AmbassadorCup 2016 mempertandingkan empat cabang olahraga: badminton, tenis meja, voli, dan futsal.

Sejak bulan Juni 2016, Achmad Arief Kasbullah (Environmental Science, Feb ’16) sebagai ketua panitia Ambassador Cup 2016, dibantu teman-teman panitia, melakukan persiapan penyelenggaraan kompetisi olahraga ini dengan penuh semangat agar Ambassador Cup 2016 dapat dijalankan dengan baik dan lancar. Kerja keras panitia pun dibayar dengan antusiasme masyarakat Indonesia di Belanda. Kehadiran 19 kontingen yang ikut bertanding dan total peserta mencapai 340 atlet dapat menggambarkan kesuksesan Ambassador Cup tahun ini.

Acara dilangsungkan di Sport Centre de Vlinder. Sejak pukul 09.00, meja pendaftaran sangat sibuk menerima peserta yang siap bertanding. Dibuka dengan menyanyikan lagu Indonesia Raya bersama-sama, acara dilanjutkan dengan laporan pertanggungjawaban ketua panitia, Arief, dan pembukaan secara resmi oleh duta besar Indonesia untuk Kerajaan Belanda, Bapak I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, dengan slogan “Sportivitas tanpa batas!”. Selain itu, seluruh kontingen yang hadir juga disambut dengan penampilan paduan suara dan tarian saman dar PPI Wageningen yang memukau.

Acara dibuka resmi oleh Bapak I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja
Acara dibuka resmi oleh Bapak I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

Pertandingan dilakukan secara paralel di beberapa tempat di de Vlinder. Suasana meriah sangat terasa sejak dimulainya pertandingan pertama di masing-masing cabang olahraga, ditambah dengan suara dukungan penonton untuk masing-masing kontingen dan tim. Selain itu, panitia juga mengundang masyarakat Indonesia untuk menjajakan aneka jajanan khas Indonesia, mulai dari siomay, pempek, ketan durian, dan berbagai macam penganan ringan lainnya.
Acara berlangsung sengit hingga pukul 21.00, diakhiri dengan pertandingan badminton nomor ganda antara Syukur dan William Setiawan (PPI Wageningen) serta M. Roby Safaat dan Ahmad Rifai (Al-Ikhlas Amsterdam). Berdasarkan perolehan poin dari masing-masing kontingen, piala bergilir tahun ini berpindah tangan kepada tim KBRI.

Pertandingan futsal, cabang baru di Ambassador Cup 2016
Pertandingan futsal, cabang baru di Ambassador Cup 2016
Pertandingan tenis meja tunggal
Pertandingan tenis meja tunggal
Pertandingan voli
Pertandingan voli
Pertandingan Bulutangkis Ganda
Pertandingan Bulutangkis Ganda

Panitia mengucapkan selamat kepada masing-masing juara di tiap cabang olahraga, khususnya KBRI yang telah menjadi juara umum Ambassador Cup 2016. Besar harapan bahwa Ambassador Cup tahun depan dapat dilaksanakan dengan lebih semarak dan diikuti dengan antusiasme masyarakat Indonesia di Belanda terhadap ajang kompetisi olahraga.

Sportivitas tanpa batas!

Panitia Ambassador Cup 2016
Panitia Ambassador Cup 2016

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Daftar Pemenang per Cabang Olahraga Ambassador Cup 2016

Cabang Olahraga Juara ke- Nama Kontingen
Bulutangkis Tunggal Putra 1 Syukur PPI Wageningen
2 Raja Oktovin Parhasian Damanik PPI Amsterdam
Bulutangkis Tunggal Putri 1 Nur Sobari KBRI
2 Nani Maryani PPI Wageningen
Bulutangkis Ganda 1 M. Roby Safaat /Ahmad Rifai AIA
2 Syukur/Willliam Setiawan PPI Wageningen
Tenis Meja Tunggal 1 Yohan Leman PPI Eindhoven
2 Deni W. KBRI
Tenis Meja Ganda 1 Yohan Leman/Ivan Hidajat PPI Eindhoven
2 Aris/Norman KBRI
Voli 1 KBRI 1
2 PPI Eindhoven
Futsal 1 Amsterdam Indo FC
2 PPI Arnhem
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