KUALA LUMPUR – Some 180 participants consisting of ‘gasing’ (top) enthusiasts from around the country will take part in the ‘Mai Gasing’ Championship 2014 this weekend.
National Culture and Arts Department (JKKN) Arts and Culture Division director Mohd Amran Mohd Haris said the event will be held in two locations.
“Qualifying rounds will be held on Dec 19 and Dec 20 at the Kampung Pandan Sports Complex, here, while finals on Dec 21 will take place at Klang Parade in Klang,” he said on the Selamat Pagi 1Malaysia show aired on TV1 today.
He said the competition was open to three categories namely child, teenager and adult.
He added that the competition aimed to encourage interest in the traditional game among youths, especially those in urban areas. – BERNAMA