October 25, 2017


2017 Herbalife Bali Triathlon

Australian Mitch Robins has won the 2017 Bali Triathlon that was held on October 15 in Merstasari Beach in Sanur. This was the second Herbalife Bali International Triathlon win for Mitch. Coming in second and third as overall winners, respectively, were Indonesian athletes Jauhari Johan and Yan Bachtiar. Now in its 10th year, the Bali Triathlon attracted over 2000 participants in the various categories; Olympic distance, sprint distance and 5 km fun run. In the Sprint Distance Division, covering half the distance of the Olympic Distance course, Japanese athlete Yoshiaki Miura crossed the finish line first with a time of 01:09:07 followed closely in second place by German Jen Voigt with a time of 01:09:17.



2017 Baturduro – 18-19 November

With a smouldering  Mt Agung as a backdrop, the Baturduro extreme mountain bike enduro race will take place on the weekend of 18 & 19 November up in Kintamani in the Batur Caldera. Classes are men, women  and juniors up to 17 years. For those not in the know, enduro, a contraction of the word “endurance”, mountain biking is a type of mountain bike racing where the downhills are timed, and the uphills are not. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral “transfer” stages in between. The transfer stages usually must be completed within a time limit, but are not part of the accumulated time.

The winner is the rider who accumulates the lowest combined time from the timed downhill sections. The Baturduro takes place over two days and consists of 3 to 5 timed stages daily  which take place on technically demanding, generally descending terrain of the caldera and lava flows. These stages are linked by predominantly ascending “transfer” stages. Although a rider’s performance on the physically demanding transfer stages does not affect his or her result, they often have a time limit, or a latest allowed arrival time for the start of the next stage.The origins of enduro mountain bike racing are said to be inspired from both car rally such as the World Rally Championship and motorbike enduro racing. For more information, see www.mtbenduroindonesia.com



2018 Ultimate Golf Series in Bali

Following the success of the 2017 Ultimate Golf Series, the exciting new international amateurs golf series that consists of five qualifying rounds of golf competition followed by a Grand Final with the ultimate prize of a trip for 2 to legendary British Open Golf Championship in 2018.

The golf series will be held in the course of 8 months from 2017 – 2018, in five qualifying rounds in  Jakarta and Bali to give flexibility of the availability time for golfers to join. The qualifying rounds will be held in Bali at the Nirwana Bali Golf Club and New Kuta Golf Club, while the grand final will be held in May 2018 (location to be confirmed).The 5 rounds golf tournament offers a vast range of intercontinental itineraries with stableford on handicap system. Players need to finish in top 30 of only one round to qualify for final and chance to win the prestigious prize. As the organisers promise “Each round in the series will be exciting and full of fantastic prizes and activities, with Play & Stay packages created around each round, allowing players to practice before the competition and enjoy activities and facilities following the competition. For international participants, attractive accommodation packages will be offered for them to be able to experience the delights of Indonesia”.


Event Format :

The competition is conducted on 18 holes round based on Stableford handicap format. Each round (qualifying and final round) shall be played independently. Each of the qualifying event’s prize will be awarded for Best Point from divsion A, B and C; Best points will be counted for players who decided to complete in more than 2 qualifying rounds. The 30 players with best point stableford from each qualifying round will proceed to the series Final in May 2018. Players’ handicap during Final round will be adjusted based on the “Handcap Revision Chart”. The Winner will be the player with the best point at the Final Round.



Bali Geckos to the 2017 Asian Championships

As Bali Advertiser goes to press, the Bali Geckos are in Manila, Philippines to defend their Asian Championships title they won last year in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. More in the next edition of This Sporting Life.