United States brings home hardware from the World Masters Games

May 01, 2017, 1:46 p.m. (ET)

 The United States won 24 individual medals and eight team medals at the World Masters Games last week held in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

The World Masters Games is a global multi-sport event for athletes of masters age, held every four years in a different city of the world. Every sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. You’re a master at age 25 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 35. The World Masters Games follows the Olympics model, with opening and closing ceremonies and medals awarded. The difference is that you do not need to be an elite athlete to compete, and in most sports, you don’t need to qualify. Anyone can register for the Games – whether to win, to have fun, to beat your personal best or to travel to a new place of the world.

 

The badminton portion of the Games were played April 21-24, with all five disciplines of the sport and a team event across three divisions (A-open, B-competitive, C-recreational) and nine age groups (35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+). The open and competitive divisions played at the Auckland Badminton Centre, while the recreational division played at the North Harbour Badminton Centre.

 

Below are the players from the United States who finished in the top four. For a complete listing of the results, visit http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/tournamentlist.aspx?id=2&cb=CEAA0375-8700-44C5-884F-94AF7DA71045

A Division B Division C Division Mixed Team A Division Mixed Team C Division
MS 70+

 MS 55+

MS 70+ 65+ 35/40+
4. David Carton 2. Yoon Goh 1. Peter Chang 1. Badminton Aces 1. Wolf40
WS 65+ MS 60+ MD 70+ 70+ 40+
1. Rose Lei 4. Watkins Fessal 4. Peter Chang/Pi Chang 1. Pencil Necks 1. Wolf40
2. Lianying Cai 3. Team Tenacity
MS 65+ 45+
WS 70+ 1. CK Lai 75+ 1. WCBFUSA
3. Intan Tee 1. YUM

MS 70+ 50+
WS 75+ 1. Ike Abbasi Mixed Team B Division 2. Wolf 50 A
2. Margot Hurst 35+ 3. Dancing Wolves
WS 50+ 2. Global Wanderers (Shruthi Keerthi)
MD 65+ 2. Sue Dickson 55+
4. Ian Bishop (Canada)/Curt Dommeyer 1. Wolf 55
WS 70+
MD 70+ 2. Mary Blandino
1. Bob Cook/Andy Gouw 3. Liz Parker
3. John Chan/Robert Cyca (New Zealand)

MD 55+
MD 75+ 3. Yoon Goh/Mckinley Vuong
1. Jeff Fishback/Robin Lyons
2. John Chan/Bill Reid (New Zealand) MD 70+
2. Peter Eltgroth/Murray Foubister (Canada) 2. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel
         
   XD 60+      
   2. Paul Kieu Xiaomin Yu (China)      
         
   XD 65+      
   3. Sheena Fischer/Sam Sinnayah (Australia)      
   4. Liz Parker/Robert Lau (New Zealand)      
         
   XD 70+      
   3. Ike Abbasi/Carol Burnett (Canada)      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    World Masters Games


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
MD 70/75+
MD 70/75+
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)
1. Ike Abbasi/Stan Gabriel (New Zealand)