Finals in the individual Competition in Badminton

In the Finals of the Mixed Double draw, the BC team of Christin Tsai and Nathan Choi continued their road to gold by once again upsetting a seeded team.  In this match, it was the favoured team of Phillip Charron and Caroline Beauregard of Quebec in what was a close match.  The final score was 21-17, 21-23, 21-11.  Nyl Yakura and Alex Bruce of Ontario won their bronze medal match by defeating Eric Hsu and Phillis Chan of Alberta in another closely disputed match.  The Final score was 20-22, 21-8, 21-18. 

In the Men’s Singles Draw, it was an all Alberta medal sweep. In the finals Alex Pang won Gold by defeating fellow Albertan Martin Guiffre in a match that lasted 55 minutes.  The final score was 18-21, 21-14, 21-18.  In the bronze medal match, Hao Li of Alberta won Quebec’s Philippe Gaumond by a final score of 21-10, 21-10.

In the Women’s Singles draw, Michelle Li of Ontario won Gold by a final score of 21-2, 21-13, over Phillis Chan of British Columbia.  Fellow BC athlete Christin Tsai won Bronze with a win over Quebec athlete Stephanie Pakenham.

Philippe Gaumond and Philippe Charron won a hotly contested match for the Gold Medal in Men’s Doubles.  The Ontario team of Nyl Yakyra and Nathan Lee pushed the number 1 seed to the maximum in a 3 set match.  The Final score was 20-22, 21-16, 22-20.

Philippe Gaumond and Philippe Charron won a hotly contested match for the Gold Medal in Men’s Doubles.  The Ontario team of Nyl Yakyra and Nathan Lee pushed the number 1 seed to the maximum in a 3 set match.  The Final score was 20-22, 21-16, 22-20.   The all Alberta bronze medal match saw Logan Campbell and Darren Hong victorious over Martin Guiffre and Alex Pang. 

The all Ontario finals saw Michelle Li and Alex Bruce win gold over Surabhi Kadam and Tracy Wong 21-15, 21-16.  The bronze medal match featured a victory by the Quebec duo of Caroline Beauregard and Stephanie Pakenham over the Alberta team of Shannon Saunders and Stephanie Pakenham by a score of 21-10, 21-19.

In Mixed, Nathan Choi and Christin Tsai of BC were victorious over the Quebec team of Philippe Charron and Caroline Beauregard by a final score of 21-17, 21-23, 21-11.  For the Bronze medal, Nyl Yakura and Alex Bruce won another very close match by a score of 20-22, 21-8, 21-18. 

The Badminton Team event will begin competition on Thursday at 9 AM.

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