USA Badminton Crowns National Champions at the 2012 U.S. Adult National Badminton Championships in Orange, Calif.

April 26, 2012, 10:40 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release
April 24, 2012
USA Badminton Crowns National Champions at the 2012 U.S. Adult National Badminton Championships in Orange, Calif.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With the conclusion of the 2012 U.S. Adult National Badminton Championships, April 20-22 at the Orange County Badminton Club in Orange, Calif. USA Badminton has crowned its 2012 National Champions.  Bo Rong (San Diego, Calif.) andSattawat Pongnairat (Orange, Calif.) won the title in women’s singles and men's singles, respectively.  Joo Hyun Lee (Orange, Calif.) and Yun "Grace" Peng (Orange, Calif.) won the title in women's doubles, while Peng also won the title in mixed doubles with Holvy De Pauw(Milipitas, Calif.). Halim Haryanto Ho (Milipitas, Calif.) and Chandra Kowi (Menlo Park, Calif.) took the title in men's doubles.
Medalists in the 2012 USA Badminton National Championships included:
Women’s Singles:
Bo Rong (San Diego, Calif.), Gold
Sharon Ng (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Silver
Jamie Subandhi (Westminster, Calif.), Bronze
Priscilla Lun (San Marino, Calif.), Bronze
Men’s Singles:
Sattawat Pongnairat (Orange, Calif.), Gold
Hock Lai Lee (San Marino, Calif.), Silver
Howard Shu (Anaheim, Calif.), Bronze
Wijaya Agusriadi (West Covina, Calif.), Bronze
Women’s Doubles:
Joo Hyun Lee (Orange, Calif.) and Yun “Grace” Peng (Orange, Calif.), Gold
Daphne Ng (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Bo Rong (San Diego, Calif.), Silver
Kuei Ya “Joanne” Chen (Irvine, Calif.) and Jamie Subandhi (Westminster, Calif.), Bronze
Cherie Chow (San Marino, Calif.) and Christine Yang (Mountainview, Calif.), Bronze
Men’s Doubles:
Halim Haryanto Ho (Milpitas, Calif.) and Chandra Kowi (Menlo Park, Calif.), Gold
Howard Bach (San Francisco, Calif./Anaheim, Calif.) and Phillip Chew (Orange, Calif.), Silver
Sameera Gunatileka (Olney, Md.) and Vincent Nguy (Silver Spring, Md.), Bronze
Kyle Emerick (Oceanside, Calif.) and Sarun Vivatpatankul (San Diego, Calif.), Bronze
Mixed Doubles:
Holvy De Pauw (Milipitas, Calif.) and Yun “Grace” Peng (Orange, Calif.), Gold
Kyle Emerick (Oceanside, Calif.) and Kuei Ya “Joanne” Chen (Irvine, Calif.), Silver
Sarun Vivatpatankul (San Diego, Calif.) and Jamie Subandhi (Westminster, Calif.), Bronze
Chandra Kowi (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Lisa Chang (Fremont, Calif.), Bronze
For complete brackets and results from the 2012 USA Badminton National Championships, please visit: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=C0107CCE-69A7-4421-BB87-10785C69D5CC..
The USA Badminton National Championships, first held in Chicago, Ill. In 1937 is sanctioned by USA Badminton, the National Governing Body for the sport of badminton in the United States. This year’s tournament was the 72nd USA Badminton National Championships.
For more information, please contact Cecil Bleiker, NGB Media Services Director for USA Badminton at 719-330-2062.  This press release is also available on the USOC’s media specific website at PRESSBOX.TEAMUSA.ORG.
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