The 2010 USA Badminton Team USA Trials were held at the Orange County Badminton Club on December 11-13, 2009.
Here are the rank orders per event for the Thomas Cup team:
1. Sattawat Pongnairat
2. Arnold Setiadi
3. Nicholas Jinadasa
4. Ben Hussey
5. Serge Blanchet
6. Shun Fujinami
7. Howard Shu
1. Sameera Gunatileka/Vincent Nguy
2. Sattawat Pongnairat/Phillip Chew
3. Daniel Gouw/Arnold Setiadi
4. Calvin Lin/Marvin Lin
5. Kyle Emerick/Dung Truong
6. Mathew Fogarty/David Neumann
7. Randy Hsia/David Lim
Here are the rank orders per event for the Uber Cup team:
1. Cee Ketpura
2. Rena Wang
3. Kuei Ya Chen
4. Vimla Phongasavithas
5. Iris Wang
6. Hanae Fujinami
7. Anoma Phongasavithas
1. Eva Lee/Cee Ketpura
2. Priscilla Lun/Mesinee Mangkalakiri
3. Kuei Ya Chen/Jamie Subandhi
4. Rena Wang/Iris Wang
5. Panita Phongasavithas/Vimla Phongasavithas
6. Rulan Yeh/Rulien Yeh
Per the selection procedure, the top three finishers in the Men's Singles trials and the top three finishers in the Men's Doubles trials shall be selected to the US Men's Team. The top three finishers in the Women's Singles trials and the top three finishers in the Women's Doubles trials shall be selected to the US Women's Team. No Mixed Doubles trials winner will be selected. If a player/team cannot go to the prelims, the next ranked player/team in that event, based on the trials result, shall be selected to the team. In the event a player wins multiple events, no additional players will be added to the team. Doubles teams are selected as a pair (if one player cannot go in a team, the partner loses his/her spot). International and national rankings are not used in this selection process. Note that if players who participated in the prelims do not attend the finals, then no other players will be added to the team.
The Mixed Doubles event was also held at the trials in the event a Sudirman Cup Style Competition will be held later in the year (maybe the Pan Am Championships). Here is the rank order for the Mixed Doubles event:
1. Nicholas Jinadasa/Rulan Yeh
2. Sattawat Pongnairat/Cee Ketpura
3. Kyle Emerick/Priscilla Lun
4. Phillip Chew/Mesinee Mangkalakiri
For full results of the 2010 USA Team Trial, goto www.tournamentsoftware.com.
USA Badminton would like to thank tournament referee David Carton, the volunteer umpires, staff and lines judges, and the Orange County Badminton Club for their hard work in running a seamless tournament.
Good luck to all the US athletes as they compete in the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup regional qualification in Lima, Peru, on February 18-21, 2010.