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12-20-2008, 11:10 PM #1
2008 USBDF Winter Junior International Championships..
2008 USBDF Winter Junior International Championships...
..so, i swung by this afternoon and yep, they're all there...all 300+ kids...
The future of badminton in the North American region..
Some came from our neighbor Canada, some from South/Latin America but most of them came from the U.S., with Northern and Southern California regions making up most of the participants. I heard the Bintang Club's kids are really good....
Anyway, here are some pics of today's action to share; sorry, i didn't stay the entire time..enjoy!
I know one cute kid who really had a blast..(i just want to piiiiiiinch her cheeks!!)
12-20-2008, 11:14 PM #2
Okay, guessing game now...
Does anyone from Calgary...akhem, yes, you know who you are....know this young lad?? He plays MS & is pretty good....and is that his sister, in the pic below??..i know he has 4 other siblings..
And does anyone from S'pore recognize this young lad, below. His name is Christian/Kristian (forgot the last name) from Indonesia (Bandung).
I met and chatted briefly with him (and his dad) and he told me he was about to enter S'pore's Junior National squad when he decided to come to the U.S. He did train in Mutiara Club in Bandung, prior to him going to S'pore, where he also played for his school's team.
I'd say he's pretty good, stroke wise, at least much better than the
kids his age. And he's not even 18 yrs old, yet.
Last edited by ctjcad; 12-20-2008 at 11:16 PM.
12-20-2008, 11:18 PM #3
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12-21-2008, 12:00 AM #5
watch this girl. she has beaten me in singles once when she was only 12.
12-21-2008, 12:40 AM #6
^^I think she might be better in Singles..^^
..cos she and her partner lost in straight sets against another pretty good pair (who i think is also from NorCal)..Man, those NorCal kids are getting better & better, esp. the younger ones....I hope to see Brandon and Justin on the circuit soon!!!..
12-21-2008, 12:43 AM #7
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12-21-2008, 02:11 PM #9
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12-21-2008, 03:44 PM #11
Hey, nice pictures.
Thanks for sharing it.
It seems really fun.
12-22-2008, 12:54 PM #12
hi ko christian...thats my name too..haha..we had the same name..
thanks for posting my picture too...haha...n keep posting ok..
12-22-2008, 08:10 PM #13
Hey, you guys..
Hope to see him(his siblings) in upcoming/future U.S. Open tourneys!
Btw, Chris, where did you find out about this site?? from friends??..Welcome and although this forum seems big, feel free to roam around (lots of S'poreans here)--
Unfortunately those are the only pics i took, sorry; maybe next time i'll take more. Hope you and the others had lots of fun!...
*keep in touch-
12-23-2008, 02:27 AM #14
haha..yea no worries...
and well find out from ka Holvy...he told me this site hmm like 2 days ago...while we were at the ocbc...
its ok...capture more photos next time ko...haha...not mine i mean..
ok keep in touch..if u want my facebook or my msn u can have it too...n u can add at firstname.lastname@example.org...and for the msn email@example.com,,,thx...
12-23-2008, 03:27 AM #15
Karine has been improving her double game. She and her partner Sharon Ng were 2nd place in Junior National this year. However, they won the U15 GD this time in the winter USBDF.
Karine is also in U17GS semi-final.
Her partner - Sharon Ng won 2nd place in the U15GS, lost to Iris Wang.
Sharon also won the U15MX with Michael Buasan, and of course U15GD with Karine.
The U15 girls are very strong, they won the first, second, and 3/4 in PanAm this year.
Girls like Iris Wang, Emily Kan, Claudia Hardi, Samantha Li and Cherie Chow(she is actually U13) are all very strong.
12-24-2008, 02:35 PM #16
to christianyahya (Chris) : okay, thanks for the infos.
to beachbuff : Sounds cool! Hope to see more of Karine and the other NorCal gals & guys in future tourneys (e.g. U.S. Open)
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