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Champions Announced for “MGM Lion Dance Championship 2019”

Nov 25, 2019

After rounds of fierce competitions, the “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2019” officially concluded with a glorious ceremony at the MGM Theater today. Yiwei Athletic Association (Singapore) and China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association won the championship titles of the “Traditional Lion Dance Championship” and the “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship” respectively, while MGM Golden Lion Troupe - Team A and Wenyang Sports Association (Singapore) took home the gold trophies of this year’s “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”.

 

Guests of Honor, including Maria Helena De Senna Fernandes, Representative of Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau SAR Government and Director of Macau Government Tourist Office; Chan Weng Kit, President of Wushu General Association of Macau and Chairman of Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Asia; Wong Tat Choi, Director of Centre of Permanent Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Chao Chi Man, Honorary Chairman of the Organizing Committee of MGM Lion Dance Championship; and Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, presented trophies to the winning teams to mark a successful conclusion of the two-day event.

 

Going into the second day of the Championship, “Traditional Lion Dance Championship” was on stage, where 10 world-class troupes battled fiercely for the throne of the year, flaunted their swift, well-synchronized movements and skilled techniques on the poles to wow the audience. At the end, Yiwei Athletic Association (Singapore) outshined all other teams and won the championship title with their solid and energetic performance, while China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association and Chinese Taipei Lian Feng Dragon Lion Dance Group finished as the First and Second Runners-up respectively.

 

Meanwhile in the “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship”, China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association won the championship title, while Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Hung Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team and Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association (United States) scored second and third places respectively. On the other hand, in the crowd’s favorite “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”, MGM Golden Lion Troupe - Team A, which is assembled with graduates from MGM’s Junior Lion Dance Training Program, and Wenyang Sports Association (Singapore) had a very keen competition. Both teams ended up with excellent scores and took home the Gold Trophies.  MGM Golden Lion Troupe - Team B, another team of graduates from MGM’s Junior Lion Dance Training Program, also won one of the Silver Trophies with their astonishing performance.

 

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MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2019

Results of “Traditional Lion Dance Championship”

Ranking

Team

Champion

Yiwei Athletic Association (Singapore)

1st Runner-up

China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association

2nd Runner-up

Chinese Taipei Lian Feng Dragon Lion Dance Group

 

Results of “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship”

Ranking

Team

Champion

China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association

1st Runner-up

Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Hung Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team

2nd Runner-up

Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association (United States)

 

Results of “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”

Ranking

Team

Gold

MGM Golden Lion Troupe - Team A

Wenyang Sports Association (Singapore)

Silver

MGM Golden Lion Troupe - Team B

Hong Wai Dragon & Lion Dance Association Macau

China Shenzhen Fuhai Qiaotou Lion Dance Association

Bronze

Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Hung Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team

Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Malaysia - Kwong Ngai Lion Dance , Malaysia

Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association (United States)

 

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For more photos of the Championship, please visit:

https://mgmchina.box.com/s/efuonggiefdmdkfjluex7eikweiexnp9

 

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About MGM

 

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

 

 

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Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

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