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January 17, 2016  /  Badminton Ontario

The 15.16 Black Knight Badminton Ontario Jr. A HP Series #5 Mandarin a Triumph on Home Court


Markham’s Mandarin Badminton Club hosted the 15.16 Black Knight Jr. A HP Series #5 Mandarin this weekend. There were 12 participating clubs from across the province. The event, which is one of many within the Badminton Ontario Jr. A circuit, had a total of 50 athletes taking part in events on both Saturday, January 16th and Sunday the 17th.


Summary of Results:

U13 BD: Victor Lai (Mandarin) and Owen Xie (KCBC) defeated Joshua Nguyen (E Badminton) and Jasper Tang (Suria)

U13 BS: Victor Lai (Mandarin) defeated Joshua Nguyen (E Badminton)

U13 GD: Jessica Cheng (Mandarin) and Sophia Nong (Mandarin) won the Round Robin

U13 GS: Sophia Nong (Mandarin) defeated Jessica Cheng (Mandarin)

U13 XD: Victor Lai (Mandarin) and Jessica Cheng (Mandarin) defeated Joshua Nguyen (E Badminton) and Jackie Dent (KCBC)

U17 BD: Keith Chan (Lee’s) and Jared So (KCBC) won the Round Robin

U17 BS: Samson Chan (Belleville) defeated Daniel Liang (KCBC)

U17 GD: Sharon Chung (E Badminton) and Linda Nong (Mandarin) won the Round Robin

U17 GS: Linda Nong (Mandarin) defeated Jodi Anh Lee (Lee’s)

U17 XD: Philbert Chan (Mandarin) and Linda Nong (Mandarin) won the Round Robin


Victor Lai, former Badminton Ontario Athlete of the Year in his age category for the past two seasons, competed this weekend on home turf, representing the Mandarin Badminton Club. A triple gold medalist this weekend, following his Boy’s Singles, Boy’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles events, Victor praised the tournament and spoke about what it means to use his success at this event as a springboard for future competitions.


“You have to train really hard and enjoy the training, and always do your best.”


Coached primarily by Jeffer Rosobin, Victor received feedback and instruction this weekend from Florah Ng. A coach and member of Mandarin Badminton Club for the past three years, Florah is a former member of the Malaysian National Badminton Team. She was initially brought on board to help out with the Jr. elite athletes, but her position has grown to include full-time responsibilities, like training camps, more intense team training, and private lessons. Florah recognized the value of hosting such a high level Provincial junior competition, and what it means to her to be coaching an athlete of Victor’s calibre.


“There are good times and tough times, but for me it’s especially rewarding when I see them perform well at a tournament like this one!”


For detailed results of the 15.16 Black Knight Jr. A HP Series #5 Mandarin, please click here.


Badminton Ontario thanks Black Knight for its continued sponsorship of the Black Knight Junior A and Junior B circuits.


Badminton Ontario (BON) is a not for profit amateur sport organization responsible for badminton within the province of Ontario. Badminton Ontario's vision is to connect with all athletes participating in badminton in Ontario, inspire athletes to cherish badminton and establish it as their sport for life.




For more information contact: Sarah Miller, Badminton Ontario, cell (905) 749-0361 or e-mail

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