Remember Northeast players Sameera Gunatileka and Vincent Nguy from Maryland? During 2008 to 2011, they trained hard and performed well to earn their slots in Team USA for various BWF events including the Pan Am Championships (team and individual event), Thomas Cup and World Championship.
This year's Connecticut Open, our 55th annual, featured several new champions. Alan Shekhtman from Massachusetts captured his first Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles titles.
Charmaine Reid from Canada, a triple crown winner, took her first Women's Singles title and teamed with six time Women's Doubles winner, Daphne Chang, to top the Women's Doubles field and paired with Alan Shekhtman to take the Mixed Doubles.
USA Badminton has awarded the right to host next year’s Adult Nationals competition to the Massachusetts Badminton Association (MassBad). It will be held at the Boston Badminton Club on the last weekend in March from the 28th to the 30th.