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Men's Badminton Athlete of the Week

Men's Badminton Athlete of the Week (12)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:22 Written by Choyal

Logan Campbell

Logan Campbell turned in another outstanding performance for the Douglas Royals at the VIU Invitational.  Campbell is in his 3rd year of eligibility and originally from Calgary, AB.  He started his CCAA career in 2007 where he played at Mt. Royal.  He then made his way to Douglas College where he played his 2nd year in 2011-12.

Campbell continued his unbeaten run which now stands at 24 Wins 0 Losses for the season.   Campbell and partner Luo Wei won the Men’s doubles event without losing a game and he then partnered with Rita Lin and won the Mixed doubles event, also without losing a game.   Campbell has now won all 4 events that he has entered in this season.   “Logan is a real talent and has the potential to be one of the best doubles players in Canada” commented head coach Al Mawani.

Badminton resumes play at Tournament #3 on February 1-2, 2014 in Kamloops.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:32 Written by Choyal

Matthew Chan

In his 1st year with Langara College, business student Matt Chan showed he is one of the top Men’s singles players in the PACWEST league. At the first tournament held at Douglas College this past weekend, Chan was undefeated in Men’s Singles in the Team and Individual event with a record of 8-0.

In the individual event on Sunday, Chan was looking to continue his success from the day before in the Men’s singles category. In the Preliminary round, he beat out opponents Lawson Chan from KPU 21-12, 21-18 and Joel Feenstra 21-7, 21-9 from TRU. This put Matt in the semi-finals against VIU’s Pat Thompson where he claimed victory 21-7, 21-9.  Chan’s determination shined when he met Royals former CCAA National Champion, Rey Luo in the finals. Chan had beaten Rey in the team event on Saturday in 3 sets 21-18, 17-21, 21-14. Striving to do better, he managed to defeat Rey in 2 straight sets 21-14, 21-18, to secure 1st place.

Matt Chan’s motivation and drive helped lead the Falcons to a 1st place team finish, breaking the Douglas Royals undefeated streak of 8 years.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 04:59 Written by Choyal

Jason Sun

Jason Sun has dominated in the Men’s singles event throughout the season and this weekend’s PACWEST Championships proved his rank in this event. The 5’ 9” Falcon graduated from Earl Marriott high School and found his way to Langara for his first year.

Sun has won two PACWEST tournaments this year in men’s singles and this weekend he rose to the top going undefeated in the Team event with a record 4-0. In the individual event, Sun’s perseverance lead him to finish at the top with a Gold medal with a perfect 4-0 record beating opponents Darren Cho (Douglas) 21-15, 21-11; David Dryden (KPU) 21-11, 21-13; Joey Chu (TRU) 21-8, 21-10 and Pat Thompson (VIU) 21-18, 21-19. Sun has an overall win-loss record of 29-2 this season.

Jason Sun has played an integral part in leading the Falcons to a 2nd place Provincial standing this year. His hard work and dedication has earned him a golden ticket to represent BC at the upcoming CCAA National Badminton Championships in Ontario. He was also recently named CCAA badminton Athlete of the month for the PACWEST.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 07:43 Written by Choyal

Nathan Choi

'Rookie Sensation' Nathan Choi led the Royals to victory in the team event with a perfect 4-0 record.   Choi is a graduate of Magee Secondary (Vancouver) and is in his first year at Douglas.

On Saturday, the PACWEST held the team event for the 3rd and final league tournament of the season.  Choi helped his team win the 4 rounds of team play. Choi was entered in and won the men’s doubles (round 1), and mixed doubles (rounds 2, 4 & 5)

On Sunday, the Individual portion of the tournament began. Choi was entered in both the Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Men’s Doubles (partner Wei Luo)

Pool Play       defeated TRU (Chu/Woods)                   21-14, 21-16

Pool Play       defeated TRU (Lu/Nguyen)                     21-10, 21-10

Semis             defeated LC (Leung/Shurman)               21-17, 21-17

Final                defeated KPU (Kwee/Wong)                  21-8. 21-14

Mixed Doubles (partner Charmagne Yeung)

Pool Play       defeated LC (Li/Chiang)                            21-6. 21-11

Pool Play       defeated VIU (Yim/Liew)                          21-16, 21-11

Semis             defeated TRU (Woods/Arduini)             21-17, 21-9

Final                defeated LC (Jang/Downton)                  21-14, 21-19

Choi completed his fine play by winning BOTH the Men's Doubles & Mixed Doubles events without losing a game.   Choi now has 5 individual titles this season out of the 6 he has entered.   His 12 wins and 0 loss extended his season record to 34 wins and 1 loss.   "Nathan has a lot of skill and is very good at analyzing the opponents" commented Mawani.   "He has the potential to represent Canada one day if he keeps working at his game" added Mawani.

Friday, 09 November 2012 02:39 Written by Choyal

Jason Sun

A 1st year Human Kinetics student, Jason Sun is the 2011 Junior Nationals U-19 Silver Medallist in Men’s Singles. This past weekend at VIU, Sun was determined to dominate in his event and after having finished second at the 1st PACWEST tournament three weeks ago at TRU, he strived to finish at the top. In the team event on Saturday, Sun finished with a record 3-1. He started the tournament with a tough match against Royals Bob Sharma, who was the CCAA Men’s Singles Silver Medallist last season. Sun had defeated Sharma at the 1st PACWEST Tournament three weeks ago. However, at TRU, Sharma would even the score as they both battled to 3 hard fought sets, with Sharma coming out on top with set scores of 20-22, 21-10, 18-21. Putting his loss behind him, Sun refocused and won his next 3 ties beating VIU’s Pat Thompson 21-15, 21-13, Kwantlen’s David Dryden 21-18, 21-18, and TRU’s Johnny Ngyuen 21-10, 21-15. In the individual event on Sunday, Sun was motivated to give it his all in the Men’s singles event. In the preliminary round, he defeated Dryden from Kwantlen 21-13, 21-10 and Panizales from Douglas 21-13, 21-10. This set up a semi-final against VIU’s Pat Thompson where he again claimed victory in 2 sets 21-9, 21-8. A rematch against Sharma in the Finals was set. He would not let his loss in the previous day against the Royal rivalry intimidate him. With a new game plan and perseverance, Sun redeemed with the win in two straight sets 21-17, 21-15, earning himself a well deserved 1st place finish in the Men’s Individual Event.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 20:15 Written by Choyal

Wei (Rey) Luo

Wei (Rey) Luo in his 3rd year at Douglas College and the PACWEST. Luo competed in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles (with Nathan Choi) and the Team Event leading the Royals to a perfect 4-0 record to win the team competition.  

In the Team event, Luo / M. Chang defeated Wong / Kwee (Kwantlen) and Lai / Chiu (Langara). Luo also teamed up with Panizales to defeat Spencer / Foster (VIU).

In Men’s Singles, Luo was in ‘Pool 2’ with Pat Thompson (VIU and James Arseneau (KPU). After defeating both opponents, he went on to the Semis where he faced Matt Downton (Langara). Luo would take the match 21-12, 22-20 to advance to the finals vs Jason Sun (Langara). In the finals, Luo had a tough opponent but came out victorious with set scores of 20-22, 21-11, 21-18.

In Men’s Doubles, Luo teamed up with Nathan Choi to defeat Chu / Woods (TRU) and White / Yim (VIU) in ‘Pool 1’ to advance to the Semis. In the Semis Luo / Choi met up with Chung / Chen (KPU) and beat them 21-12, 21-15 to advance to the finals where the played Kwee / Wong (KPU). In a 3 set match, Luo / Choi won 16-21, 21-18, 21-5.

This completed a perfect weekend by winning the Men's singles, Men's doubles and Team event.  Wei (Rey) Luo finished the weekend with a perfect 11 wins and 0 losses.   "With dedication and hard work Rey has become the undisputed leader of the Men's team" commented coach Mawani.   "He has worked hard to keep up his high standard of play as well as graduate from the EASL program" added Mawani.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:48 Written by Choyal

Luke Couture

Luke Couture had an impressive and exceptional finish at this weekends PACWEST Badminton Provincial Championships hosted by TRU. The weekend started with the team event on Saturday. Couture made tremendous contributions in the event to help his team secure a BRONZE medal finish, coming in close to beat 2nd team Capilano in a 3-way-tie.

In the individual event on Sunday, Luke was determined to dominate in his event, having lost to top seed Bob Sharma at the Douglas tournament in January placing 2nd. It has been a battle in Men’s Singles between the Royal and Falcon all season. In his first match against Mariner Bryan Cassels, Couture claimed his first win of the day in 3 sets 21-19, 12-21, 21-14. Not letting the 3 setter disappoint, he then went to beat TRU Wolfpack Joey Chu in 2 sets 21-14, 21-13. In his 3rd round, Luke went on to beat Eagles David Dryden convincingly 21-8, 21-8. On a winning streak, Luke then faced Capilano's James Huumo, beating him 21-7, 21-10. With victory on his side Luke was mentally prepared to grasp Championship Gold against rivalry Bob Sharma, a Douglas Royal. His determination and perseverance led him to beat Sharma in 3 hard fought sets winning 21-14, 19-21, 21-19. His hard work and dedication has earned him a golden ticket to represent BC at the upcoming CCAA National Badminton Championships at Thompson Rivers University in March.

Thursday, 02 February 2012 02:28 Written by Choyal

Bob Sharma

Originally from India, Bob Sharma is in his first year at Douglas College and currently enrolled in the Communications Program. This past weekend, Sharma led the Royals to victory in the team competition with a perfect 5-0.   He then continued his fine play on Saturday by finishing 8-0 to win the Men's Singles and Men's Doubles events.   Sharma won his first event of the season by defeating Luke Couture, the #1 seed from Langara College in a thrilling 3 game final.   After recovering from the singles final Sharma teamed up with Logan Campbell to win the Men's Doubles event to give him his 2nd event win of the season and a perfect 13 Wins and 0 Losses for the weekend.   "The singles was a fantastic win for Bob as he has worked very hard the past 8 weeks and deserves the results" commented Royals coach Al Mawani, "He has learnt the benefits of training hard every training session".

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 22:51 Written by Choyal

Luke Couture

Luke Couture enters the PACWEST Badminton Tournament #2 with a determination to dominate in his Singles event. In last months first PACWEST Tournament held at VIU, Couture finished 2nd in the Individual event, losing to Douglas’ Luo Wei. In the team event, he helped to lead his team to a 2nd place finish.

This past weekend, Couture competed in men’s singles in the team portion of the competition, finishing with a 4-1 record. In Round 1 vs TRU’s Dave Babichuk, Couture would win 23-21, 21-9. In Round 2 vs Capilano, Couture defeated David Khuong 21-7, 21-4. Round 3 saw another victory as Couture defeated David Dryden of Kwantlen. Round 4, Couture defeated Martin Haaf of VIU but it was Round 5 where Couture sputtered, losing to Douglas’ Bob Sharma with a score of 21-15, 18-21, 21-9.

Having lost to top player Bob Sharma from Douglas in 3 sets in the team event, Couture was eager to dominate in the individual event. Couture made it out of the Round Robin portion on the individual event where he once again faced Bob Sharma of Douglas in the Semi-finals. Couture would defeat Sharma in 2 sets, 21-18, 21-12. Having obtained his goal, Couture then met Kazys Tamasaukas from Capilano in the Finals winning his first event of the season, defeating Kazys 21-15, 21-18.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:14 Written by Choyal

Rey Wei

Rey Wei is in his 2nd year at Douglas College and continues to play a key role for the Royals. The Team Event was played on Friday and Saturday. Wei went undefeated in all 5 of his matches in the Team portion of Tournament #1. In Round 1 vs VIU, Wei was entered in men’s doubles with Logan Campbell defeating the host Cassels & Thompson of VIU 21-12, 21-18. In Round 2 vs Capilano, Wei was again entered in men’s doubles, this time with Simon Wu. Wei and Wu would defeat Capilano’s Chang and Chen 21-8, 21-10. In Round 3 vs TRU, Wei was paired once again with Simon Wu. Wei and Wu would defeat TRU’s Chu and Babichuk 16-21, 21-15, 21-13. In Round 4 vs Langara, Wei teamed up with Logan Campbell to defeat Langara’s Hooley and Latremouille 21-12, 21-12. In the 5th and Final round of team play vs Kwantlen, Wei was entered in Men’s Singles. He would defeat Simran Devgun 21-8, 21-8 to complete his perfect 5-0 record.

On Sunday there was no let up from him as he clinically went about his business winning the Men’s Singles event and then with his partner Logan Campbell, won the Men’s Doubles event without losing a game.

In Men’s Singles, advanced out of his pool defeating Pat Thompson (VIU) and Mark Chang (CAP) to advance to the Semi-Finals. In the Semis, Wei would play and defeat his Douglas teammate Bob Sharma 21-15, 21-18 to advance to the Finals. In the Finals, Wei defeated Langara’s Luke Couture 21-13, 21-10 to take the men’s Singles Event.

In Men’s Doubles, Wei partnered with Logan Campbell. Wei and Campbell would advance out of their pool defeating Langara and Kwantlen’s Men’s Doubles teams. In the Semi-Finals, Wei and Campbell defeated Capilano’s Change and Chen 21-12, 21-12 to advance to the Finals where they would meet up with Wu and Sharma, also of Douglas. The match was closely contested with Wei and Campbell taking it 22-20, 21-17.

Playing the maximum number of matches this past weekend, Wei finished with a perfect 13-0 record overall. He continues to work hard to develop his game and fitness as he looks to establish himself as a dominant player for the Royals.