Marblehead Youth Badminton Hosts Another Successful New England Junior Open

By Lauren LeQuire | Nov. 12, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)
Marblehead Youth Badminton Hosts Another Successful New England Junior Open

The 2012 New England Junior Open concluded Monday afternoon at Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The tournament, which was recently elevated to Super Regional Ranking status was a destination for over 120 athletes from around the country this weekend, including players from Texas, Washington, and California and a great turnout by regional players as well. 14 year old Joseph Pitman traveled all the way from Dallas with his sister Sophia and says this is the farthest he's ever traveled for a badminton tournament. He adds that, "As far as tournaments go, this is one of my favorites so far." Pitman commanded the U15 boy's singles bracket and went on to dominate in the finals 21-12, 21-11Tournament director Linda Rodts had family playing all three days, but that didn't stop her and her volunteer staff from making sure everything ran seamlessly behind the tournament desk. The umpires, families, and staff at the New England Junior Open were a true testament of the warm culture and hospitality that comprises Marblehead. 

Congratulations to all the players and staff of the 2012 New England Junior Open! The winners of each bracket are as follows:

Nikhil Vasudeva

Nicholas Chiu
Nikhil Vasudeva

XD U11
Andrew Zhang
Evelyn Zeng

BD U11
Andy Ng [1]
Andrew Zhang

XD U13
Adrian Unruh
Amelia Lee

BS U13
Bobby Huang

BD U13
Timothy Shee
Neo Vasudeva

GS U13
Sanchita Pandey

GD U13
Zoe Chow
Megan Su

XD U15
Joseph Pitman
Krista Hsu

BS U15
Joseph Pitman

BD U15
Adrian Unruh
Brian Zhu

GS U15
Soumya Gade

GD U15
Jamie Hsu
Nadia Susanto

XD U17
Darren Yang
Victoria Chen

BS U17
Darren Yang

BD U17
Chun Lok Lo
Jonathan Shee

GS U17
Soumya Gade

XD U19

Aston Khor
Christine Chen

BS U19
Alan Shekhtman

BD U19
Aston Khor
Alan Shekhtman

GS U19
Victoria Chen

GD U19
Soumya Gade
Phyllis Lin

BS U24
Changyao Huang

BD U24

Winston Lee
Kenny Tsang