I didn’t see all of the finals today, but there was one final in particular that was the real draw for me today. I am referring to the u23 men’s singles final between Joseph Rogers and Alex Pang. Alex has been absent from badminton after years of dominating during juniors, and after coming back for a few short weeks Alex was able to pull off the win. It was three really close games, and a pretty exciting game to watch. Hopefully this will pull Alex back into the game again as Canada could use another strong player. It would also be nice to see him play against David Snider after he’s had a chance to start training some more again.
If you’d like to see other results here is the link to the draws
Here is the line up for the mens singles semi-finals:
Andrew Dabeka vs Joseph Rogers – court 1
Stephan Wojcikiewicz vs David Snider – court 2
The matches are just starting now with David and Andrew leading by a couple in the first few rallies (in their respective matches that is)
Andrew is making short work of Joseph, leading 9-2 while court 2 is Steph leading 8-6. By the way I might not be able to do anymore pictures as my iPhone is my camera and is dying.
Joseph gained back some ground, it’s now 10-7 for Andrew. The other match is 10-10.
Andrew leads 15-9 while David leads 15-13.
David leads 16-15 while Andrew leads 18-12. The lines here are impossible to call, if you have played here you know what I mean.
Andrew just won the first game 21-13. Joe made a lot of errors, he didn’t seem nervous, but Andrew was doing a really good job of keeping the pressure on.
Court two tied 21 all, very tight game, both players are doing well, not many errors here.
David just won the first game 23-21.
Andrew is leading 11-4 at the second game interval. Court 2 is tied 7 all.
David leads 14-13 while Andrew leads 14-9
David and Steph tied at 18, with Andrew leading 19-13. ps if anyone is actually reading these updates live please leave a comment so I know I’m not wasting my time.
Andrew won, and David just won as well… Looks like we’ll be seeing Andrew and David in the finals tomorrow.
2009 Yonex Canadian National Championships Mens Singles Draws