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Champions Announced for ‘MGM Lion Dance Championship 2018’

Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:07 pm HKT

[November 11, 2018, Macau] The “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2018” came to conclusion in a glorious ceremony at MGM Theater at COTAI today. Shanghai Sanlin Xidi Loong Lion Team and Chinese Youth League Lion and Dragon Dance Australia took home the championship titles of the “Male Lion Dance Championship” and the “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship” respectively, while MGM Golden Lion Troupe B from Macau and Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association – Hong Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team won in Macau’s first “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”.

The award presentation ceremony was kicked off with a performance by a troupe of Macau Special Olympics’ Lion Dance performers that have been taking part in an MGM-sponsored training program, spreading the message of diversity and inclusion. Guests of Honor were Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Ms. Dong Hui, Assistant of Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Ms. Ng Mei Kei, Head of Division of Pre-School and Primary Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Mr. Chan Weng Kit, President of Wushu General Association of Macau and Chairman of Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Asia; Mr. Chao Chi Man, Honorary Chairman of the Organizing Committee of MGM Lion Dance Championship; and Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, who presented trophies to the winning teams to mark the successful conclusion of the two-day event.

In today’s “Male Lion Dance Championship”, Shanghai Sanlin Xidi Loong Lion Team bested the other 11 teams, while Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Malaysia – Kwong Ngai Lion Dance and Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association – Hong Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team finished as the First and Second Runners-up respectively. In the “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship”, Chinese Youth League Lion and Dragon Dance Australia won the Championship, while Associação de Artes Marciais e Educação Física dos Operários de Macau and Chinese Taipei Keelung Chang-Xing finished second and third, among ten elite lion dance troupes. In the new “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition” which features seven teams, MGM Golden Lion Troupe B from Macau and Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association – Hong Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance Team won the Gold Trophies.

 

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MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2018

Results of “Male Lion Dance Championship”

Ranking

Team

Champion

Shanghai Sanlin Xidi Loong Lion Team

1st Runner-up

Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Malaysia – Kwong Ngai Lion Dance

2nd Runner-up

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

 

Results of “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship”

Ranking

Team

Champion

Chinese Youth League Lion and Dragon Dance Australia

1st Runner-up

Associação de Artes Marciais e Educação Física dos Operários de Macau

2nd Runner-up

Chinese Taipei Keelung Chang-Xing

 

Results of “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”

Ranking

Team

Gold

MGM Golden Lion Troupe B from Macau

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

Silver

Malaysia Gao Feng Lion Dance Troupe

ACE The Place Community Club from Singapore

Bronze

Associação Desportiva “Ou Kong Si San Kit Yee Tong” de Artes Marciais Chinesas from Macau

Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association from the United States

MGM Golden Lion Troupe A from Macau

 

About MGM COTAI

MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, 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. MGM COTAI also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. 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.

 

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Shanghai Sanlin Xidi Loong Lion Team takes home the champion title of “Male Lion Dance Championship”.
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Shanghai Sanlin Xidi Loong Lion Team takes home the champion title of “Male Lion Dance Championship”.
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Chinese Youth League Lion and Dragon Dance Australia wins the “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship”.
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MGM Golden Lion Troupe B from Macau wins Macau’s first “Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition”.
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Macau Special Olympics’ Lion Dance team which has been taking part in an MGM-sponsored training program performs at the closing ceremony.
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Guests of Honor pose for a group photo with all winning teams.

Contact:

Jessie Kuan

Assistant Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo

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