For Immediate Release
Triple Crown for Jolie Wang, Phillips Jap and Victoria Chen
The 2012 Northern California Super Regional Juniors Tournament ended successfully over the Memorial Day weekend. The tournament was held under the auspices of USA Badminton (USAB) Junior Advisory Group and hosted by Bay Badminton Club (www. baybadminton.com) at their 16 court Gymnasium in Burlingame, California.
The junior competitions were held in Under-9, U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-19 age categories and in five disciplines Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles respectively. Young players from Northern and Southern California and Washington State participated in the tournament.
Notable performances include a triple crown for Jolie Wang in Under-9, Phillips Jap in Under-13 and Victoria Chen in the Under-17 age categories. Daniel Chow won all the competitions (Singles and Doubles) he participated in, in the Under-19 age category. The Xu sisters - Annie and Kerry emerged as the top players in the Under-15 girls singles and doubles disciplines despite their junior year in the age category. An Asian Indian child, Siddharth Javvaji made it to the top in boys singles discipline in the Under-9 age category.
The sport continues to grow rapidly across the nation. This recently concluded tournament also drew many new entrants in the Under-9 and Under-11 age categories.
The following is the list of the top four finishers in each of the disciplines in various age categories –
Under-9 (Triple Crown for Jolie Wang)
Boys Singles - Siddharth Javvaji, Andre Wang, Mihir Raja, Alec Lee
Girls Singles - Jolie Wang, Kalea Sheung, Chandika Ramesh, Gabriella Ho
Girls Doubles - Jolie Wang, Kalea Sheung; Gabriella Ho, Graciella Ho;Kristine Ngo, Kaitlyn Wang; Kyra Li, Brianna Xu Boys Doubles - Alec Lee, Andrew Wang; Mihir Raja, Edward Zhang;Ryan Ma, Joshua Yeung; Aaron Lee, Michael Xu
Mixed Doubles - Jolie Wang, Andrew Wang; Alec Lee, Kalea Sheung; Siddharth Javvaji, Chandika Ramesh; Ryan Ma, Kaitlyn Wang
Boys Singles – Matthias Lai, Eric Duong, Tony Liuzhou, Trevor Tan
Girls Singles – Karina Chan, Sasha Tang, Tammy Xie, Maggie Li
Boys Singles - Phillips Jap, Bryce Kan, Derek Hu, Ethan Low
Girls Singles – Cindy Yuan, Jamie Hsu, Jennie Gai, Karen Ma
Boys Doubles – Phillips Jap, Ricky Xiu Liu Zhou; Eric Chang, Joseph Zhang;Bryce Kan, Ethan Low; Emerson Chao, Calvin Xia
Boys Singles – Vinson Chiu, Brian Duong; Gokul Kalyanasundaram, Cadmus Yeo
Girls Singles – Annie Xu, Kerry Xu, Priscilla Long, Joanna Liu
Boys Doubles – Anthony Chu, Mason Jiang; Andre Wang, Cadmus Yeo; Alan Chuang, Darren Lo; Richard Chen, Eric Jiang Girls Doubles – Annie Xu, Kerry Xu; April Gong, Julie Yeung; Krista Hsu, Jacquelyn Kan; Priscilla Long, Madeline Sporkert
Mixed Doubles – Brian Duong, Priscilla Long; Vinson Chiu, Krista Hsu; Richard Chen, Annie Xu; Alan Chuang, Madeline Sporkert
Under-17 (Triple Crown for Victoria Chen)
Boys Singles – Bryan Chow, Albert Li, Jordy Supandi, Nicholas Waller
Girls Singles– Victoria Chen, Alena Wang, Crystal Pan, Jenny Lu
Under – 19 (Daniel Chow wins all his participation)
Boys Singles – Daniel Chow, Shawn Whong, William Cheung, Jan Banquiles
Girls Singles – Anna Tang, Christine Chen, Lily Wen, Rochelle Ng
The actual draw, games and the results in various rounds can be found in the following link –
About USA Badminton:
USA Badminton is the official national body for the sport of Badminton. Headquartered at the United States Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA Badminton sanctions and oversees tournaments conducted by member clubs nationwide, develops grassroots initiatives, fosters increased participation in the sport, certifies and educates coaches and prepares the nation’s best players to excel in international competitions including the Olympics.
USAB sends teams to major international tournaments including the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships, Sudriman Cup, Thomas and Uber Cup and World Junior Championships. USAB also hosts major national events such as the US Adult National Championships, US Junior National Championships and the US Senior National Championships. The organization maintains the national player rankings, publishes education materials on the sport and holds regular training camps and coaching clinics.
USA Badminton serves over 4000 registered competitive members nationwide and many more hundreds of thousands of recreational badminton players in the US. Nearly a million and a half people from over 50 nationalities play badminton frequently in the US. More information can be found at www.usabadminton.org
Draft prepared by: Venkatraman CK (email@example.com; 408.245.0193), Date: 05/29/2012