Island badminton players had a very successful weekend at the 2017 Scott Open in Halifax recently.
Island players came away with a total of six titles in the under-15, under-17 and senior events.
Sam Yuan and Hayden Ford each won two events in the opening tournament of the Atlantic Circuit. There were other notable performances, as well.
Yuan claimed the U-17 boys singles, with three wins to get to the final, where he showed his domination with a 21-8, 21-8 win over Trevor Hayne of Nova Scotia. He and teammate Jing Yi Chen had two victories to make it to the U-15 mixed doubles finals, where they came first with their 21-11, 21-16 win over Jesse Hayes/Lareina Shen, Nova Scotia. Another Island team, Spencer Gallant/Adelle Breau made it to the semi-finals in the same event. Yuan teamed with Alex Zheng to get to the semi-finals in U-17 boys doubles.
Ford won the U-15 girls singles title with three wins, including her finals versus Janhea Hogan of New Brunswick. Adelle Breau made it to the semi-finals. Both girls teamed up to capture the U-15 girls doubles title in the three-team round-robin event.
Karla McCallum had two wins in women's singles to make it to the semi-finals, a superb feat for the 14-year-old. She teamed with Martha Jewkes of Nova Scotia to capture the U-17 girls doubles title in a very tight win, 18-21, 21-18, 21-13, over Nova Scotia’s Lily Reid/Serena Wu.
Daniel Breau/Yu Chen won their opening two matches of mens' doubles B to get to the final, where they claimed top prize by virtue of their 21-14. 21-14 win over Philippe Blanchard/Taylor Oulton.