On the 4th of December 2021, the Malacca Bar Committee welcomed members of the Kuala Lumpur Bar (KL Bar) and members of the Malacca Bar to the long overdue Inter State Bar Games between KL Bar and Malacca Bar which was held in Malacca at the Malacca Club, Rotunda. 

The said games known as the KL Bar v Malacca Bar 3rd Series 2021 (R. Ponnudurai Challenge Trophy) was revived after more than 2 years hiatus due to unavoidable circumstances and the Covid-19 pandemic. The games were played at two venues, namely, the Malacca Club Rotunda and Sports Complex Klebang.

Venue for the Games:

 The Malacca Club, Rotunda Sports Complex Klebang
1.Darts5.Ladies Futsal
2.Snooker6.Men Futsal
4.Boat Race  

Schedule of the Games:

1.30 pmWelcoming TeaThe Malacca Club, Rotunda
2.00 pmDartsDarts Room The Malacca Club, Rotunda
2.00 pmSnookerSnooker Room The Malacca Club, Rotunda
3.00 pmBadmintonThe Malacca Club, Rotunda
4.00 pmLadies FutsalSports Arena, Klebang
5.00 pmMen FutsalSports Arena, Klebang
7.00 pmDinner 

The Series started off with a welcoming Hi-Tea for all members of both Bars at 1.30 p.m. followed by the games proper. The games were fiercely contested and played in good spirits by members from both Bars.

A fellowship dinner, attended by a total of 55 members from both Bars was held at the Club Rotunda after the games which included the guest of honour, Y.A. Tuan Anand Ponnudurai, who despite just being posted to Penang a few weeks ago, made a special trip to Malacca to be with us and to present the Challenge Trophy, which held a special significant place in his heart.

The highlight of the dinner was the boat race which was won narrowly by the KL Bar. The fellowship and camaraderie between both the state bars was once again rekindled and both the state bars agreed to have this series continued annually.

Y.A. Tuan Anand Ponnudurai, then declared the Malacca Bar as the overall champions of the Series and presented the winning challenge trophy to our sports chairman Mr. Amritpal Singh.

On a final note, the Series was organized and played pursuant to the written consent and approval of the Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Negeri Melaka via letter dated 10 November 2021 from the Pengarah, Jabatan Belia dan Sukan, Negeri Melaka and with full and strict compliance of the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) and relevant Guidelines laid down by the Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia (KBS) and Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN).

The final games scores are as below:


Score: KL Bar 11 Malacca Bar 8

Winner: KL Bar


Score: KL Bar 1 Malacca Bar 5

Winner: MBC


Score: KL Bar 1 Malacca Bar 5

Winner: MBC

Ladies Futsal

Score: KL bar 0 Malacca Bar 0

Winner: DRAW

Men’s Futsal

Score: KL Bar 5 Malacca Bar 7

Winner: MBC

Overall Score: KL Bar 1. 5 MBC 3.5

Overall Winner: MBC


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