On 21st April, 2016 NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Tournament was held at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club. The tournament was co-organized by Australia China Economics, Trade & Culture Association (ACETCA) and Australia Council for Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC), presented by Australian Chinese Golf Association.
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NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament was initiated by Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Executive Chairman of ACETCA in 2013 and supported by the Hon. Victor Dominello MP when he was Minister of Multiculturalism. The event has been held around Harmony Day. Every year, various Australian government officials, community leaders from different ethnic communities, business leaders were invited to join the tournament to celebrate social harmony. Most importantly, it is a tradition for the event to contribute the proceeds of the event to NSW Rural Fire Service.

2016 NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament was supported by the Federal Government of Australia, State Government of NSW and the Department of Multiculturalism. The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW sent through congratulatory messages to the event. Following suit of the previous years, the tournament has attracted a large number of Australian government officials, community leaders and successful business leaders.

At mid day, Mr. John Alexander MP delivered a Tee-off Speech. In his speech, he emphasized on the significance of Harmony Cup to the social harmony. Dr. Amen Lee, Mr. Eng Joo Ang, Mr. Qiao Shixue, Mr. John Sidoti MP, Mr. Jonathan O’Dea MP and Mr. Tommy Jiang joined the tee-off ceremony after Mr. Alexander’s speech.
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The tournament employed Single Strokes Scoring System. Several awards are set for this tournament, i.e. the Top Three Gross Strokes (Female and Male), the Closest Hole Award, the Longest Distance Award, the Closest to the Midline Award and the Hold in One Award.
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The tournament continued for 5 hours. After a short break upon the completion of the tournament, an Award Dinner awaited all the players and many other guests.

Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Chairman of the Organising Committee of NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament, Executive Chairman of ACETCA, delivered a Welcoming Speech. He said, “Australia is the most multicultural country in the world while New South Wales appears to be the model state of multiculturalism. It is our responsibility to create and facilitate social harmony. Golf is a borderless sport that could bring all people with different ethnic backgrounds together. The Organisers of the cup would like to build such a social harmony platform to facilitate and enhance cultural harmony. We will donate to support NSW Rural Fire Service to protect our beauty forest sources in the state.”
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Dr. Amen Lee OAM, Chairman of the Organising Committee of NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament, Executive Chairman of ACETCA, delivered a Welcoming Speech

Mr. Eng Joo Ang, Standing Deputy Chairman of ACPPRC, gave a speech on behalf of Professor Huang Xiaomo, Chairman of ACPPRC. Mr. Ang said that it was a pleasure for ACPPRC to work together with ACETCA to organize the Harmony Cup this year to promote multiculturalism in NSW and charity. He also stated that 2016 NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament held in April at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club was supported by various Australian government officials and he was thankful for all of the supports.
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Mr. Eng Joo Ang, Standing Deputy Chairman of ACPPRC, gave a speech on behalf of Professor Huang Xiaomo, Chairman of ACPPRC

Representative of Premier of NSW, Mr. Jonathan O’Dea MP, Parliamentary Secretary of Trade, Major Events and Tourism delivered a speech at the event to thank the two associations for their efforts in promoting social harmony in NSW.
Jonathan O'Dea MP @ Harmony Cup
Representative of Premier of NSW, Mr. Jonathan O’Dea MP, Parliamentary Secretary of Trade, Major Events and Tourism delivered a speech

Representative of Minister of Multiculturalism, the Hon. John Ajaka, Mr. John Sidoti MP gave a speech at the Award Presentation Dinner as well.
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Representative of Minister of Multiculturalism, the Hon. John Ajaka, Mr. John Sidoti MP gave a speech

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmon of Rural Fire Service attended the event and accepted the donation from the Organising Committee of 2016 NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament on behalf of the Service.
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Photo of Donation

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Mr. Damien Tudehope MP, Chair, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Mr. Matt Kean, Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury, Mr. Bernard Bratusa, Government Relations and Communications Manager of Golf NSW, Mr. Tommy Jiang, CEO of Ostar International Media Group presented awards to the winners of the tournament. The Hon. Ernest Wong MLC, the Hon. Helen Sham Ho OAM, and Professor Shi Shuangyuan attended the Award Presentation Dinner.
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Group Photo

2016 NSW Harmony Cup Invitational Golf Tournament was proudly supported by H & T Realty, Aus China Forex, Addsum, Top Education, Modern Constructions and Foremost. At the same, it was supported by Australian main stream media, local Chinese media and Chinese media Australian offices.

Dr. Amen Lee OAM presented a Certificate of Appreciation to H & T Realty
Dr. Amen Lee OAM presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Aus China Forex
Mr. Eng Joo Ang presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Top Education
Dr. Amen Lee OAM presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Foremost

At the end of the Dinner, Mr. Qiao Shixue delivered the vote of thanks. He said multiculturalism was our fortune and our goal was to facilitate cultural harmony. He then thanked all the participants of the event and gave his best wishes to this annual event.

The Longest Distance Award
Award Winner: Thai Tran
Award Presenter: Mr. Matt Kean MP, Parliamentary Secretary of Treasury

The Closest Hold Award
Award Winner: Tony Xu
Award Presenter: Mr. Qiao Shixue, Chairman of Australian Chinese Golf Association

The Closest to Midline Award
Award Winner: Key Jin
Award Presenter: Mr. Tommy Jiang, CEO of Ostar International Media Group

Gross Stroke – Second Runner Up – Female
Award Winner: Shirley Luo
Award Presenter: Mr. Bernard Bratusa, Government Relations and Communications Manager of Golf NSW

Gross Stroke – Second Runner Up – Male
Award Winner: Lin Jianghua
Award Presenter: Mr. Damien Tudehope MP, Chair, Committee on the Independent Commission against Corruption

Gross Stroke – First Runner Up – Female
Award Winner: Jean Zhou
Award Presenter: Mr. Victor Lin, Executive Director of Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club

Gross Stroke – First Runner Up – Male
Award Winner: Jeremy Chang
Award Presenter: The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

Gross Stroke – Champion – Female
Award Winner: Wendy Gong
Award Presenter: Mr. Eng Joo Ang, Standing Deputy Chairman of ACPPRC and Mr. John Sidoti MP