May 8, 2018 > Local players qualify for international tournament
Local players qualify for international tournament
Submitted By Matt ZBTC
There are two major events each year that American Juniors (Players under 19 years old) across the country compete in the growing sport of badminton: Junior Nationals Championships and the JIT (Junior International Trial). JIT was held in Boston, MA between March 30 ? April 2, 2018. Juniors that win 1st through 4th place in the Singles events, 1st or 2nd place in the Doubles events and 1st through 4th of the Mixed Doubles events qualify to compete in the 2018 Junior Pan-Am Championships in Brazil during July.
These winners will represent USA on a world stage and compete with top international players for medals in their respective events. Only players that are highly ranked by USAB can play in JIT tournament, the players that compete in the JIT are the best of the best junior badminton athletes that have played for many years and have the goals and aspirations of becoming a World or Olympic champion.
We are very happy to announce that Z Badminton Training Center (ZBTC) sent 17 players from their Elite Team to compete in the JIT and seven of those players qualified for the upcoming 2018 Junior Pan-Am Championships in Brazil. The tournament was a great success and collectively ZBTC players won 5 golds, 5 silvers, 6 bronze, three 4th place, three fifth place, three sixth place and two eighth place medals.
Team Members (* indicates qualified for championships):
Veronica Yang *, Chloe Ho*, Weslie Chen*, Nicole Ju*, Jacqueline Zhang*, Yixin Tony LiuZhou*, Derek Tan*, Kevin Zhou, Bettie Huang, Amenda Lee, Jeremy Chen, Sean Su, Tammy Xie, Christopher Ho, Vanessa Yang
Good luck at the 2018 Junior Pan-Am Championships and we look forward to hearing about the results of the championship.