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Rally Niagara Fall Classic - 2022 Event *

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

* Saturday, December 3rd *

Yu-Wei / Allison (Silver XD C) and Emily & Pramod (Gold XD C) pictured


Rally Niagara hosted its re-scheduled annual Fall Classic Badminton Tournament on Saturday, Dec 3rd. 86 players / 55 teams participated from various locals in the Northeast that included Toronto, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and all throughout NY state. The tournament featured 5 events that started with Men's and Women's singles play in the morning followed by Men's and Women's doubles in the afternoon and lastly Mixed doubles in the evening. The game play was intense and there were some big surprises this year in cluding a 30-29 game in the MD D Final. Canada this year brings home gold at the A level in WS, WD (1/2), and XD. The overall medal goes to Rally Niagara with 16, followed by various Rochester groups totaling 12. Thank you to Dan P. and Muhammad A. for video footage at this year's event. Links below.

See results, scores, photo, and highlight video links to matches below:

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Men's Singles:

"A" division:

1st place - Alex Wang (Rochester Badminton) 21-18, 19-21, 21-18 over Mayuresh Janpandit (SUNY Buffalo). Alex bettered his 2nd place finish in Nov 2021 with a tough but convincing win over an upcoming young player from UB.

"B" division:

1st place - Marvin Zhu (Rochester Badminton) 21-8, 21-12 over Salvatore Lo (Rally Niagara). This was a true battle of high skilled players.

"C" division:

1st place - Hyoyeol Song (Dachinnyfanclub) 21-15, 21-12 over Aditiya Parandekar (SUNY Binghamton)

Women's Singles:

"A" division:

1st place - Aarushi Chandel (Canada Badminton) 21-16, 21-6 over Wendy Tang (Rally Niagara). Aarushi powerful play and skill carried the day.

"C" division:

1st place - Jahnavi Narne (SUNY Buffalo) 21-17, 21-13 over Christina Malyn (Rally Niagara)

Men's Doubles:

"A" division:

1st place - Chris / Wee Leong (Toledo) 21-15, 21-17 over Alex / Marvin (Rochester Badminton). Between Chris' expertise and control and Wee Leong electrified smashes it produced a decisive victory for the Ohio pair.

"B" division:

1st place - Fahad / Shahnoor (Rally Niagara) 19-21, 21-12, 21-16 over Sampath / Joshua (Henrietta). A classic 3 set match bringing together Sampath & Josh as a team for the first time from the newly started Henrietta Badminton group.

"C" division:

1st place - Tinglong / Hyoyeol (Rochester, Dachinny) 18-21, 21-12, 21-18 over Jobair / Mayuresh (SUNY Buffalo)

"D" division:

1st place - Ethan / Leo (Rochester Badminton) 22-20, 30-29 over Ming / Jaysen (Uof R, Anchorage). First 30-29 game in a final game at a Rally tournament :)

Women's Doubles:

"A" division:

1st place - Wendy / Christine (Rally Niagara / Toronto) 21-13, 15-21, 21-14 over Emily / Shaw-Ree (Rally Niagara / Rochester Badfans). Very good match....

"C" division:

1st place - Christina / Jahnavi (Rally Niagara, SUNY Buffalo) 21-8, 21-13 over Yanping / Jyotsna (Rally Niagara)

Mixed Doubles:

"A" division:

1st place - Jacky / Abigail (KC Badminton / Niagara Falls Badminton) 21-16, 21-19 over Daniel / Christine (Rally Niagara / Toronto). Another strong Canada showing - Welcome back Abigail after a 5 year hiatus.

"B" division:

1st place - Sampath / Christina (Henrietta, Rally Niagara) 21-19, 22-20 over Fahad / Yanping (Rally Niagara). Great two game set. :)

"C" division:

1st place - Pramod / Emily (Rally Niagara) 21-13, 21-9 over Yu-Wei / Allison (Syracuse University). Emily's first tournament medal - congrats!

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