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From Badminton Monthly
20th Place for Team USA – World Junior Championships
POSTED BY KOTA MORIKAWA ON APRIL 12, 2014
Fighting through an epic match against Australia in the playoff round, Junior Team USA finished 20th place out of the 35 countries that participated in the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championship on April 11.
The US had one victory in the group round against Vietnam (0-5, loss), China (0-5, loss) and Slovenia (5-0, win) giving them the chance to go into the playoff round against Australia.
None of the matches against Australia were settled with two games, with the round tied 2-2. In the decisive fifth match, the US Mixed Doubles team Aston Khor and Anna Tang were down 17-19 in the third game, before storming back with 4 winners in a row to give Team USA an epic victory, which lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes.
“We all went in to compete with the attitude of playing to win, playing hard, and playing smart all the way,” Head Coach Andy Chong said.
The victory put Team USA in the 17-20th place final stage round with England, Netherland, and neighboring Canada.
The round against England was also tied at 2-2 with the results from the Women’s Doubles to decide the outcome. Crystal Pan and Victoria Chen from the US led the first game 19-16 but were not able to pull it off. The England pair was “slightly more experienced”. Pan and Chen came back to win the second game 21-16, but lost in the final game 14-21.
Team USA had a final match against Canada on the final day for the 19th place. They fought well but lost 0-3. Some of the players had to leave before the match because of school.
Head Coach Andy Chong (center) and Assistant Coach Raju Rai (far left) talking to MS Timothy Lam during the match against Canada.
“I am quite happy with everyone’s performance even though there were some ups and downs with some players,” said coach Chong. “When there is an opportunity to win the rally, grab it. When there is no opportunity, create the opportunity. Play to win the match and play to win the crowd, with that attitude, you will perform well.”
China won the first place with Indonesia in second place, with Japan and Thailand sharing third place.
Individual tournament will start Sunday, April 13.
Welcome to American Badminton Center (ABC)
This is an initiative to create badminton champions and promote the growth of badminton as a premier Olympic sport in Dallas and its suburbs. Our voluntary efforts for the past 20 years have seen significant increase in local badminton clubs, tournaments, quality of players and demand for coaching. However, formal and structured training for children were still lacking. Hence, our passion for promoting badminton, in conjunction with this specific need, propel us to start this venture with the expectation that the badminton community will be well served. The primary goal ABC is to provide a "badminton home" for children of Dallas/Fort Worth to train and acquire all disciplines necessary to be a Champion not only in the courts, but ......... also in life.
There are 3 levels of Junior training to meet the various levels of players.
Level 1 and Elite is led by Coach Carl who is the founder of this center. Coach Carl, from Malaysia, started playing at a young age of 5. He has won many Southern and Texas tournaments and quickly found his passion in coaching children of all levels. He is funny, creative, firm and loves kids.
Level 2 Training is led by Coach Nibu who hails from the southern most tip of India which has a reputation of spawning out world class players for the India sub-continent. He was the captain for his college team and has won numerous tournaments in and around Dallas neighborhood. His specialty is introducing kids to the wonderful world of Badminton.
Level 2 Training is led by Coach Adam, one of the top coaches at a badminton center in Jiangsu, China. He coached in China for over 8 years with special focus on youths age 5 – 12. Coach Adam's dream is to share the Chinese training style with the US students.
As for us, like you, we are badminton enthusiasts with over 40+ years of badminton experience . We have two teenagers children who compete at the US Junior National level and have represented the United States. We have seen first-hand how a little training can make a BIG impact in the skill and interest of children. We believe, we have a responsibility to bring up the next generation of badminton enthusiasts, and what better way to do that than to provide an organized training center with emphasis on children and their badminton development.
We hope you could help spread the excitement and together bring out the best of all our children.
Please join us in our march! As always, thank you for your support and suggestions.
Allysa and Carl Khor
Founders of ABC