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, 21-11. Tournament 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:
Andy Ng 
Chun Lok Lo