Badminton Association of WA hosts double dose of junior competition in Madeley

Angela Yu (Australia).  Photo: Martin Kennealey
Angela Yu (Australia). Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE Badminton Association of WA hosted the 2018 Asia Pacific Team Championships and Australian Junior International at Kingsway Indoor Stadium this month.

Teams from New Zealand and Australia competed in the championships on September 11 and 12, while junior players from WA, interstate, New Zealand, Malaysia and the US took part in the second competition from September 13 to 16.

“The event went smoothly and was well received by the participants, spectators and followers on social media and YouTube,” association executive officer Eugene Glazman said.

Glazman said the New Zealand Black team won the Asia-Pacific Under 19 Team Championship, with Australia Green coming second, Australia Gold third and New Zealand White fourth.

He said notable results from WA players included Australian player Kai Chen Teoh’s men’s doubles win and second place finish in the men’s singles.

Kai Chen Teoh (Australia) vs Oscar Guo (New Zealand). Photo: Martin Kennealey

WA’s Jason Lee placed second in the men’s doubles, while Julian Lee and Hongyuan Wong tied in third. Bernice Teoh also tied for third in the women’s doubles.

Wanneroo Council agreed to a 50 per cent waiver of fees, equating to $2201, for the association to hire Kingsway Indoor Stadium at its July meeting.