Canada’s Will Milroy was the player of the tournament when he won both the mens doubles and mixed doubles titles with partners Mike Beres and Tammy Sun. Milroy and Beres had to play Germany’s Tesche and Cassel in the finals and won the match 21-17, 21-14. In the mixed doubles Milroy and Sun had to play fellow Canadians Beres and Loker in the final. Milroy and Sun won a somewhat bitter sweet victory as Beres and Loker are in a heated Olympic qualification hunt with Americans Bach and Lee who are only a few spaces ahead of them in the race. The final score was 21-15, 21-5 contrary to what the draw says (I got first hand reports from Tammy Sun’s brother on the score).
In the mens singles it was Malaysian Lee Tsuen Seng who took the title with a win over Japan’s Endo Hiryuki 21-13, 21-18. Lee had previously defeated Canada’s Andrew Dabeka 21-13, 21-15 in the semi-finals. Andrew is also in the hunt for an Olympic qualification spot, and should benefit greatly from his great results here and at the US Open last week. The womens doubles and singles were both won by Koreans with Hwang Yu Mi and Ha Jung Eun winning the doubles and Lee Yun Hwa winning the singles.
Full Canadian Open Badminton 2007 Results
Will Milroy (right) at 2006 Commonwealth Games with Philippe Bourret