The Boston Open was last weekend at MIT, featuring more fantastic badminton than a regional tournament usually draws. There was a large contingent from California that dominated the finals, most notably, Halim Haryanto, Tony Gunawan, Howard Bach, Raju Rai, Khan Malaythong, Angeline De Pouw. It was a great pleasure to see them all play, especially Halim who I'd never seen play up close before. Lili Zhou played Eva Lee in the women's singles final, winning in 3 games. Halim Haryanto and Angeline De Pouw beat Tony Gunawan and Jennifer Coleman in 3 excellent games. Hat's off to Jenn, she played very well amongst the Indonesians on court. The men's singles featured Raju Rai and Tony Gunawan; it seemed Tony was pretty tired from the mixed final and Raju wrapped it up in two games. The women's doubles was another 3 game encounter, with Mesinee Mangalikiri and Eva Lee taking the title over Angeline De Pouw and Lauren Todt. The men's doubles was very fast paced, pitting Halim Haryanto and Raju Rai against Khan Malaythong and Howard Bach. Bach and Malaythong were definitely the most rested, as Halim and Raju had both played in finals an hour or so before. Howard Bach and Khan Malaythong took it in two games. Anyone have pictures or stories from Boston?