Moonlight Open held at MacNeill Secondary on September 24-26 was the second of five tournaments in Season 2 of Badmintology. We were treated to photography excellence by the MAP photography group as they took action shots of our players. Participants got free taping of knees, ankles, wrists, and just about everything else with RockTape from our sponsor, and those waiting for the next game got a chance to play PS3 in the hallway thanks to myJP Scion. It was by far the most entertaining of all tournaments. Winners were treated to mooncakes courtesy of La Patisserie to celebrate the mid autumn festival that just pasted.
Starting off with Blue shell, another new Men Singles champion has emerge as Jason Ong beat Mickey Chow for the title. Looking for redemption, Mickey and partner Dennis Cheng look to score a trophy in Mens Doubles, but their plans were spoiled by the veteran play of Mike Nguyen and Henry Quan. The mix doubles offered little consolation to Mickey as Veronica Yeung and he, SF Open’s mix champion, lost in the quarters to Badmintology’s own Rosalynn Chong and her partner Hugh Leung. They would fight to the finals passing Malisa and Ken only to lose to eventual champions – Pierre Tang and Christin Tsai. The quality of the mix doubles just keeps improving!
For the Women’s side, Elisha Liu continues to dominate winning Singles and Doubles with her partner, Bowie Tam. Are there any ladies out there that can stop their reign!?
In Red Shell Mens Singles, David Dryden, down a set, came out firing, hitting Oman Yip’s blindspot, literally. He raced up to the net to cut off a net attempt and shot the bird into Oman’s eye. Oman did not see it coming. With that turn of events, Dryden came out victorious to face his student, Jason Wong, already a U19 Blue Shell Men Singles champion, in the finals. In the end, the student bested his master winning in a tight three setter to claim the Red Shell Open Mens Singles.
The rest of the Red Shell categories were dominated by VR Shock (Chanel – RS WS, Chanel/Waina – RS WD), and Egg Waffles (3 players in the finals for RS MxD). 1-Up made an appearance by winning the RS MD.
The Green Shell Category offered some international flavor as three US participants came up to play Mens Singles and Mix Doubles. They went home with medals as Dale Kim won the consolation for the singles while Natalie Sun and Billy Chow took home the consolation medal for Mix Doubles. We want to encourage all participants to sign up for the level suitable to your skill and don’t drop down a level just to win. We will enforce the integrity of the Green Shell level as much as we can, however, we can only control the participants we know.
We like to fan all the participants, the sponsors – my JP Scion, Rocktape, MAP Photography Group,and most of all, our super volunteers – Julia, Jodie, Karina, Jamie, Elaine, and Claudia! Please watch for our next tournament in November – the Weekend Warrior Open!
P.S – Design your version of the Weekend Warrior Open shirt by the first week of November! Your artwork will be posted on Facebook, and winner will have their design printed for the next tournament shirt! Hurry and design now!
Congratulations to all the winners:
|BS U19 MS||Jason Wong||Jethro Lai||Eddie Chan|
|BS U19 WS||Florina Lau||Jodie Shum||–|
|BS U19 MD||Abel ChuaJeffrey Chen||Angus LiJethro Lai||–|
|BS U19 WD||Angie HuiBrianna Tang||Jamie ShumKarina Shum||–|
|BS Open MS||Jason Ong||Mickey Chow||Alex Peterson|
|BS Open WS||Elisha Liu||Rosalynn Chong||Jacinda Yeung|
|BS Open MD||Mike NguyenHenry Quan||Mickey ChowDennis Cheng||Ken FungWesley Fung|
|BS Open WD||Bowie TamElisha Liu||Malisa LeungCrystal Chow||Karen TseBonnie Mak|
|BS Open MX||Pierre TangChristin Tsai||Hugh LeungRosalynn Chong||Wesley FungCynthia To|
|RS Open MS||Jason Wong||David Dryden||Jeffrey Chen|
|RS Open WS||Chanel Shum||Connie Chan||Chelsey Yang|
|RS Open MD||Terrence LeungAndy Yu||Howard HuPei Xiao||Kalvin YuenHenry Liang|
|RS Open WD||Waina HoChanel Shum||Jade ChanDenise Tang||Connie ChanCarmen Ho|
|RS Open MX||Oman YipBonnie Tang||Curtis LewJade Chan||Stanley LeeElisa Mong|
|GS Open MS||Billy Tso||Justin Pancho||Dale Kim|
|GS Open WS||Elisa Mong||Fiona Tam||–|
|GS Open MD||Chris ChanAaron Lee||Kirby BerganioDustin Kowalewski||Ahren FungDickson Leung|
|GS Open MX||Austin DoongNancy Ho||Justin PanchoColleen Xie||Billy ChowNatalie Sun|