CARTOON NETWORK AMAZONE/PEPSI FLOW TEAM AWARDED TOP CHAMPIONS IN 2016 ASIA FLOW TOURNAMENT FINALS
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - September 18th, 2016 – Nazri Salim, Captain of Thailand’s Cartoon Network Amazone/Pepsi Flow Team was crowned the 2016 CHAMPION of the Men’s Pro Flowboard and also CHAMPION of the Men’s Pro Bodyboard Division at the 2016 Asia Flow Tour Final at Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nazri has won Asia’s Men’s Pro Bodyboard consecutively from 2012-2016 (5 years) and Asia’s Men’s Pro Flowboard from 2015-2016 (2 years). He has trained the Cartoon Network Amazone/Pepsi Flow Team to winning success for two consecutive years. Under his leadership, Thailand won Asia’s Best Flow Team in Asia from 2015-2016.
Kobe Dhanji, won 2016 CHAMPION of the Men’s Open Bodyboard Division. Kobe, who just turned 11 years old, is Asia’s youngest winner ever in this category.
Also winning in Asia’s Flow Tour Finals are Zaara Dhanji, who won 2nd runner up in Women’s Open Flowboard and is ranked as Thailand’s No.1 Women’s Open Flowboarder and the youngest winner at only 10 years old. Ms. Bam Insinee won Asia’s Women’s Open Flowboard as 1st runner up.
In the Thailand Qualifier Tournaments held in Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Bangkok – Cartoon Network Amazone/Pepsi Flow Team has been leading in all divisions winning an impressive 36 titles that include eleven winners, thirteen 1st runner ups, and twelve 2nd runner ups. Their team riders also includes Oscar Wilkinson, ranked Thailand’s No. 1 Open Mens Bodyboard and several top ranked Pro Riders such as Tum Nonsee, It Tamrongsak, Junjao, Folk and Bobbie Wang.
Mr. Liakat Dhanji (Chairman & CEO of Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark Thailand): “We are all so very proud of our team’s achievements at the 2016 Asia Flow Tour Finals – since opening the Surfarena Zone at Cartoon Network Amazone, our goal was to be Asia’s very best team and we have achieved it two years consecutively due to the hard work and dedication of our riders. We have been welcoming many of guests from around the world to experience our attractions and the flowrider is one of our shining achievements where our instructors teach beginners to pros so everyone can enjoy this growing sport.”
Mr. Jagrut Kotecha, General Manager – Beverages, Pepsi-Cola (Thai) Trading Company Limited said, “As an exclusive beverages partner of Cartoon Network Amazone, we are honored to jointly celebrate our mutual success with ‘Cartoon Network Amazone/Pepsi Flow Riders Team’ in the 2016 Asia Flow Tour Final. We would like to create fun, memorable experiences and invite everyone to come to experience “LIVE FOR NOW” moment that is Pepsi's brand DNA at Pepsi Surfarena, an exciting surfing zone within Cartoon Network Amazone.
“The results this year have been remarkable for the members of the Cartoon Network Amazone team, who have truly excelled in this increasingly popular sport in Asia. Using the waterpark’s impressive facilities in Thailand to hone their skills, the riders have demonstrated a winning Cartoon Network formula with fun and laughter,” added Clément Schwebig, SVP of Business Development and Licensing for Turner Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network’s parent company.
FLOW Tour, is flowboarding’s premiere competitive tour featuring some of the world’s best riders. Tours are currently held in Asia, Europe, USA and expect to expand into Australia, Canada and other regions of the globe in the next couple years.
With successive runs of the FLOW Tour, Asia is running their 6th year of FLOW (Flowboarding League of the World) sanctioned competition. The Flow Tour is flowboarding’s competition featuring some of the Asia's best riders.
About Cartoon Network Amazone
Cartoon Network Amazone is Cartoon Network’s first and only fully-branded waterpark. Located in Bang Saray, 15 kilometres south of Pattaya on the Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, the development comprises 10 themed entertainment zones each one offering an array of exhilarating water coasters and attractions. The waterpark also features captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive technology – bringing fans of Cartoon Network closer to their favorite characters than ever before. Cartoon Network Amazone takes its theme from the lush Amazon Rainforest while infusing the world’s most popular animated series and cartoon heroes including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network Amazone is developed by Thailand-based attractions developer Amazon Falls Co. Ltd. under license from Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.
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About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 63 channels in 14 languages in 37 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.www.turner.com/asia-pacific, www.cartoonnetworkasia.com
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