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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.
April 26, 2014
American Badminton Center Singles Championships at Churchill Recreational Center (click to link)
February 28 -2014
2014 Yonex DEMO NIGHT is coming to DFW!!!!!
February 8 -2014
2014 Yonex American Badminton Center Community Cup was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors - Yonex and Marcus. Thank you to our Volunteers and Thank you to all the players!
See you all again next year!
February 8 -2014
ABC Community Cup - February 8, 2014
January 31 -2014
新春愉快 大吉大利 恭喜發大財 好運年年來！
February 1 -2014
Effective immediately, Greg Okuonghae has no affiliate with American Badminton Center.
December 31 -2013
CONGRATULATIONS to ABC Junior, Aston Khor for his excellent performance at the 2013 Junior International Trial. Aston will be representing USA at both the Team Events and Individual events at 2014 World Junior Championships in Malaysia and 2014 Pan Am Junior Championships at Guatemala.
Aston is the only player who has achieved two golds and received the highest scores amongst all the USA players in two consecutive years (2013 and 2014).
ABC is proud of Aston's achievement! Keep up the good work!
December 20 -2013
ABC wishes everyone a Wonderful Holiday Seasons!!
Friday - Dec-20, Dec-27, Jan-3 (Regular Open Play schedule)
Saturday - Dec 21 (Training)
Saturday - Dec-28, Jan-2 (No training, but the gym is available for the students to practice)
Monday Churchill Location - Dec 23, Dec-30, Jan3 (Training and Open Play)
ABC Community Cup - February 8, 2014
ABC student, Aston Khor and ABC Founders Carl and Allysa are heading off to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Thailand
Congratulations to ABC Students Aston, Ryan, Ritvik, and Anoop for great achievements at 2013 New Jersey Super Regional
Aston Khor: U19BD and U19XD - Gold, U19BS - Semifinalist
Ryan Nibu and Ritvik: U15BD SemiFinals
NEW!!! Training class for Adult and young Adult at the Churchill location starting October 5, 2013!!! Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Allysa Khor if you are interested.
Start building your team!!!
The annual ABC Cup is schedule for Saturday, February 8, 2014. More detail to follow.......2013 info can be found on the Tournament page
This year Pan Am Jr Championships - Aston won 2nd place (Silver, beat Jamaica in Semi and lost to Canada in Final) in Under 19 Men Doubles and also won 3rd in Team Event! Congratulation! — at Puerto Vallarta.
Team USA - Bronze
U19BD - Silver
Congratulations to ABC Students Aston Khor, Ryan Nibu, Ritvik for great achievements at 2013 Junior Nationals
Aston Khor: U19BD - Gold, U19XD - Silver, U19BS - Bronze
Ryan Nibu and Ritvik: U15BD Consolation SemiFinals
May 1, 2013
American Badminton Center is celebrating our TWO Years anniversary and we want to thank all of you for your support!
We are expending our Badminton hours at Marcus Recreational Center, home of ABC.
ABC is also opening a new location at Churchill Recreational Center starting Wednesday, May 1.
Open Play is every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
March 18, 2013
Congratulations to all the Players and Coaches for the wins at the 2013 Yonex Brushy Creek Badminton Open
Congratulations to Aston Khor for his double crown (U19BD, U19XD) and 4th (U19BS) win at the Junior International Trials.
Aston will be representing Team USA for Pan Am Junior (Mexico) and World Junior Championships (Thailand)!!
Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year
2013 Yonex Brushy Creek Badminton Tournament March 15-17
Registration deadline March 3
Junior U13 and U17 Events, Open and B Events
February 2, 2013
Thank you to all the players, volunteers and spectators for your participations at the 2013 ACC Tournament! See you all next year!
Results, videos, photos can be found at the tournament page.
American Badminton Center
January 14, 2013 -
American Badminton Center hosted Mohan Subramanium USAB Director of Coaching, and Fred Coleman USAB Board of Directors the weekend of January 11-13. Over 20 parents and Juniors fro ABC joined the meeting including varies local club representatives.
Featured article at USAB website:
2013 Spring Training class starts on the First week of January!!!
Special Offer for Beginner class at $10/hour
Congratulation to ABC students - Ryan Nibu (BD U13) and Aston Khor (BD U19) for competing hard and the semifinalists at the US BDF International badminton tournament in LA.
12/1/2012 - ABC gym schedule for December 2012
11/12/2012 - Congratulations to our ABC Junior players for their excellent performance at the 2012 Houston Open ( Mike Gamez Memorial JT. Badminton Tournament)
11/3/2012 - Coach Carl and Allysa at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Chiba, Japan with the USA Team
10/15/2012 - Marcus gym is closed on Friday, October 26 due to Halloween Haunted House event.
NO BADMINTON OPEN PLAY on 10/26/2012.
9/30/2012 - Head Coach, Carl giving the talk about "What is ABC?"
9/18/2012 - Coach Andrew moving into his dorm at Stanford University - Home for the next 4 years!
7/20/2012 - Congratulations to Aston Khor for winning the 2012 US Junior National
U17BD Gold and U19BD Bronze! Good job Aston!