Nationally ranked #2 George Brown College was host to the annual Kim Ng Badminton Open this past December 7-8, 2019. The tournament, named after 35-year Huskies coaching alumnus Kim Ng, is held annually at the St James Athletic Centre and welcomes both OCAA colleges as well as competitive club players from the Toronto-area.
This year, the event saw over 50 athletes compete in the five major disciplines. The field included 10 current George Brown Huskies athletes, six Huskies alumni, and all three members of the coaching staff. All fared quite well in an extremely competitive field of former CCAA national medalists and top club players in the Greater Toronto Area.
Huskies Results Summary:
Men's Singles: Consolation Winner - Gavin Robinson (21-15, 16-21, 21-14)
Men's Doubles: Bronze Tie - Yuge (Ace) Zeng / Will Schram (coach) (18-21,15-21)
Women's Singles: Silver - Anh Hoang (8-21,13-21)
Women's Doubles: Bronze Tie - Angeline Alviar (alumni) / Yunji Kim (alumni) (15-21,8-21)
Women's Doubles: Bronze Tie - Anh Hoang / Elizabeth Duong (Commander Badminton Club) (15-21,8-21)
Mixed Doubles: Bronze Tie - Will Schram (coach) / Huyen Le (GBC Badminton Club) (19-21, 21-10, 18-21)
Mixed Doubles: Bronze Tie - Dayvon Reid (alumni) / Yunji Kim (alumni) (17-21, 18-21)
For full event results, visit the Badminton Canada host website.
Two-time national medalists Hoang and Zeng have seen the podium in all of their competitions so far this season, and will look to continue building on their successes as they move into the second half of the season.
The Kim Ng tournament is the last before the holiday break, and the Huskies will return to action on January 10-11, 2020 when they travel to Centennial College.