ESL has announced a partnership with Salim Group, a major player in Indonesia’s industry, to begin bringing their National Championship series to the country. With an online group stage, the tournament will culminate in an offline event later in 2019. ESL have previously used National Championships as a stepping stone towards hosting events in the country and to foster local talent, with ESL Meisterschaft and ANZ Championships showcasing teams that would end up participating in events like ESL One Cologne or IEM Sydney.It is unclear what Salim Group’s involvement will be, whether it is purely a financial investment or if they will help with events management as well, but securing one of Indonesia’s biggest corporations is a definite sign that ESL is making strides within the South East Asia region.Nick Vanzetti, ESL Asia Pacific and Japan Senior VP said: “We are very happy to have found a strategic partner interested in the growth of esports in Indonesia. Salim Group, with its strong worldwide reputation and history in Indonesia, is a perfect fit for what we are aiming to build in the market for the years to come.”ESL had restructured their leadership in the region last month, with Vanzetti overseeing operations in the area. While their headquarters will be in Singapore, it seems they are attempting to make headway in multiple countries as a starting initiative to see where their biggest market lies.Esports Insider says: The partnership bodes well for the SEA region, however, it is unclear if the tournament series will be restricted to Indonesian nationals or be extended to the general region, so long as there are Indonesians within the team. Similar tournaments like the UK & Republic of Ireland region include teams with players of Danish, Polish and Swedish descent, so it would be a surprise if the tournament restricts players from neighbouring countries from participating.Join our Discord Server!
Walter Baechli, Kurt Sandgaard and Dave Richardson.We had enough for two flights today with the cut at handicap 18. Mike Allidi won the A Flight with 34 points ahead of Leif Kirkgaard in second on a count back over Walter Baechli, both on 33. Ian Pickels took fourth spot on a count back from Tate Akifumi, both returning 32 point scores.Elias Magnusson topped the podium in the B Flight with just 32 points, one better than Svende Gaarde in second, while Karl Beter and Susan filled the minor places.A Flight (0-18)1st Mike Allidi (3) 34pts2nd Leif Kirkgaard (18) 33pts3rd Walter Baechli (17) 33pts4th Ian Pickels (16) 32ptsB Flight (19+)1st Elias Magnusson (21) 32pts2nd Svend Gaarde (25) 31pts3rd Karl Beter (28) 27pts4th Susan Gaarde (26) 25ptsThursday, Dec. 4, Treasure Hill – StablefordIt was up the 331 for the third time in a week, this time to play Treasure Hill which was in fine shape but the greens staff managed to douse most areas around the greens leaving them soggy underfoot.Mike Allidi, Dave Richardson and Elias Magnusson.We had a fairly quick round of 4 hours and 10 minutes and back in the clubhouse we said farewell to Kurt Sandgaard and Ian Pickels, both whom will be returning after the new year.Two flights today with the cut at handicap 22 and the ever-colorful Walter Bachli topped the A Flight with a fine 37 points, four ahead of Mike Allidi in second while Brian Gabe took third on a count back over Leif Kirkgaard, both on 31 points.Kurt Sandgaard won the B Flight with a meager 29 points, one better than Dave Richardson in second, and Susan Gaarde placed third after pipping husband Svend on a count back, both tied on 26 points.A Flight (0-22)1st Walter Baechli (17) 37pts2nd Mike Allidi (3) 33pts3rd Brian Gabe (21) 31pts4th Leif Kirkgaard (18) 31ptsB Flight (23+)1st Kurt Sandgaard (31) 29pts2nd Dave Richardson (27) 28pts3rd Susan Gaarde (26) 26pts4th Svend Gaarde (25) 26ptsNB: Please make a note on your calendar – we will be holding the Alec Chilcott Cup Christmas Fayre at Plutaluang on Monday 23 December. Hope to see you all there! PSC golf from Café KronborgMonday, Dec. 2, Pattavia – StablefordThis was our second trip to Pattavia in 4 days and after we checked in we got off the first tee 10 minutes early under sunny skies and with a big wind.The course was in fine condition and even the bunkers were raked, but it was a rather slow round of 4 hours and 30 minutes.Back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Torben Sorensen from Canada and Mike Allidi.
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