The 3rd Borneo Games will be held in Brunei Darussalam from 29th November to 6th December 2009. Nine sports will be contested this year, ie. badminton, lawn bowling, athletics, pencak silat, sepak takraw, cue sport, gasing, hockey and tennis. Football has been dropped following Labuan's withdrawal and without the mandatory three teams participating (Brunei and Kalimantan were the other two teams), the football event was therefore excluded from the Games. Sabah and Sarawak were the other two teams which declined participation although the Borneo Games has no affiliation with FIFA or the AFC (could their decisions not to participate be due to the case of Brunei Amateur Football Association (BAFA) being suspended by FIFA?). Brunei will be hosting participants from Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan, Kalimantan and Malacca later this month so let's welcome them with our Bruneian hospitality!