Sunday, August 28, 2011

2011 Alberta Elite Series (Canada)

This past weekend was the first of a few of the Canadian National Elite Series tournaments. Along with the Canadian National Championships in January/February, there are about 4 or 5 Elite Series tournaments each season for National rankings. The first tournament this season was held in Calgary, Alberta, at the Glencoe Club, which will also be the host of the 2012 National Championships as well. Unfortunately, the club policy for badminton is all-white attire, so if you're wondering why all of us are 'matching', that's why.

The tournament featured about 9 of the 12 National Team members, along with a few upcoming young challengers. In addition, there were a few 'imported' players to add to the mix. Overall, the tournament had a few upsets but most of the top teams still made it out on top. I have filmed all the finals, but since the Glencoe does not have very favourable filming locations, I just kept things at Standard Definition for easy uploading. The camera angles are quite rough, but I pretty much did the best I could. Considering I was a part of two finals and filmed everything myself, give me a break! o__O

Full Results: [Tournament Software]

Facebook Fan Pages:
- Toby NG
- Adrian Liu

- Derrick Ng

- Joycelyn Ko

- Christin Tsai

*Province Abbreviations:
- AB = Alberta
- BC = British Columbia
- ON = Ontario

Matches (via YouTube):
XD Final: Toby Ng/Grace Gao [AB] vs. Dan Kai/Sun Yang [AB]
Game 1
Game 2

MS Final:
Jacky Ruan [BC] vs. Alex Pang [AB]
Game 1 (starts after a couple of points)
Game 2

WS Final: Michelle Li [ON] vs. Christin Tsai [AB]
Game 1
Game 2

MD Final: Adrian Liu/Derrick Ng [BC] vs. Toby Ng/Dan Kai [AB]
Game 1
Game 2

WD Final:
Joycelyn Ko/Grace Gao [ON/BC] vs. Alex Bruce/Michelle Li [ON]
Game 1
Game 2

Thanks for visiting! Special thanks to all those who came out to watch, Jeff Bell from Badminton Alberta for running a smooth tournament, Jeff White from Badminton Canada for coaching, as well as all the personal coaches who took time away from their golf and sunshine to watch us run around indoors :)

1 comment:

  1. good save in your 2nd set of MD! You looked like you were dancing! Now your XD.. hahahahaha you looked like a dying fish flopping around. Good try though :)

    It was nice to have Kim there for you guys :)I'm sure he can golf another time.