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The Fifth 'MGM International Lion Dance Championship' Concludes on November 15

Foshan Nanhai Huangfeihong Zhonglian Cable Lion Dragon and Martial Art Association from China Wins Champion Title with High Score of 9.275
2015-11-17 14:30 3282

MACAU, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The "MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2015" came to a glorious conclusion after two days of fierce competition. Foshan Nanhai Huangfeihong Zhonglian Cable Lion Dragon and Martial Art Association from China took home the title of the fifth MGM International Lion Dance Champion, while the China Guangdong Zhaoqing Electricity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe was awarded the Gold Trophy in the Female Lion Dance Performance Competition.

The Guests of Honor posed for a group photo with the winning troupes at the ceremony.
The Guests of Honor posed for a group photo with the winning troupes at the ceremony.

 

The 15 troupes competing in the male category of “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2015” wowed the crowd with gravity-defying moves.
The 15 troupes competing in the male category of “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2015” wowed the crowd with gravity-defying moves.

The final round of "Male Lion Dance Competition" as well as the highly anticipated "Female Lion Dance Performance Competition" were held today. A total of 23 competitive troupes wowed the crowd with gravity-defying moves while performing skillful and acrobatic pole-jumping routines. They mesmerized the crowd with an array of awe-inspiring and flexible moves in vigorous forms.

The Championship ceremoniously concluded as winners were announced. For the male category, Foshan Nanhai Huangfeihong Zhonglian Cable Lion Dragon and Martial Art Association bested the other 14 troupes by a score of 9.275. China Guangdong Zhaoqing Electricity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe and Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association Muar Malaysia finished as the First and Second Runners-up with a respective score of 9.245 and 9.175. In the Female Lion Dance Performance Competition, China Guangdong Zhaoqing Electricity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe and Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon & Lion Dance Association Hung Kuen Lee Yun Fook Lion Dance won the Gold Trophy.

Guests of Honor in attendance at the Closing Ceremony were Mr. Zhang Xiaoguang, Deputy Director-General of The Department of Culture and Education of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau SAR; Mr. Jose Maria da Fonseca Tavares, President of Macau Sport Development Board; Ms. Doris Leong, Head of Tourism Product and Events Department of Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Pun Keng Man, Deputy Director of Wushu General Association of Macau; Mr. Chao Chi Man, Honorary Chairman of The Organizing Committee of MGM Lion Dance Championship Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited; Mr. William Scott, Executive Director and General Manager of Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality; Mr. Rahul Kaushik, Senior Vice President of M Life Experiences & Relationship Marketing of MGM China, and Ms. Sarah Rogers, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Responsibility. They presented awards to the winning teams and posed for group photos, marking the successful conclusion to the event.

Mr. Bowie expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all related parties for their support and contribution to make this event a huge success. He pledged a continuous enhancement for the artistic and cultural experience in MGM, which will contribute towards reinforcing Macau's position as a multicultural and international city of leisure.

The traditional Chinese Lion Dance has gained popularity across the globe in recent years, and has now grown into an internationally recognized sport. This year counts as the fifth International Lion Dance Championship organized by MGM, in hopes to help further promote this essence of Chinese cultural sport worldwide.

MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2015

Results of "Male Lion Dance Competition"

Team

Ranking

Score

Foshan Nanhai Huangfeihong Zhonglian Cable Lion Dragon and Martial Art Association

Champion

9.275

China Guangdong Zhaoqing Electricity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe

1st Runner-Up

9.245

Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association Muar Malaysia

2nd Runner-Up

9.175

Results of "Female Lion Dance Performance Competition"

Team

Ranking

China Guangdong Zhaoqing Electricity Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe

Gold

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

Gold

Associacao Desportiva e Recreativa Hong Wai de Macau

Silver

Wushu Federation Philippines

Silver

Indonesia Dragon & Lion Dance Federation

Silver

Malaysia Kuan Loke Dragon & Lion Dance Association

Bronze

Long Tian Pugilistic Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe of Singapore

Bronze

Chinese Taipei Yong Yi Dragon & Lion Drumming Arts

Bronze

About MGM China

MGM China (HKEx: 2282) 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 is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in the world's largest gaming market, Macau. 

MGM MACAU is a 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

MGM COTAI designed as the "jewelry box" of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 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 will offer Asia's first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our 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. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

MGM China 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.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

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