Lunar Madness Open Recap

Badmintology Lunar Madness Open 2012 was held on October 26-28, 2012 at Cambie Secondary School.

Of the 15 finals played, none were more intriguing as the fight for  the Blue Shell Open Mens Singles match between James Ho and Calvin Che. The two highly ranked junior players put up a great show even with an unintended blackout during the middle of the match. In the end, James Ho came out victorious in three grueling sets.

In other events, it appears the winners just kept on winning. Mike Nguyen showed he is not just a doubles superstar by taking both doubles (with Mickey Chow) and mix doubles (with Cynthia To) in the Blue Shell Category. The resounding victories make us wonder if there are any teams out there that can beat team Beyond?

Cynthia To would go on to also win the Red Shell Womens Doubles category once again with Veronica Lo. As well, former red shell open mens singles champion Jenkens Leung reminded us of his presence again by beating Jamie Arseneau in the finals.

YoYo Chen took our attention as she defeated regular Blue Shell Women Singles winner Joanna Che in three sets.  Does this signal the increasing strength to the Blue Shell Women Singles category? Let’s hope so.

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The BV pins that is part of the entry fee for all players are now available for pick-up. Please go to Yumo Pro Shop to get these awesome decorative pins.

Finally, a reminder to everyone, please compose your team and enter with your team name. There is no cost to form a team and together you can earn ranking points to qualify for our year end tournament which is guarantee to be extremely fun (just ask any team that participated). The current requirements are 4 males and 3 females. Should there be any adjustments, we will inform you right away. If you have any questions, please contact any one of the BV directors or through our email.

As a tentative schedule, we hope to have the next tournament at the end of January and the following one sometime in March. Keep your calendars open!

Thanks and see you soon.

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