2009 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Men’s & Women’s National Badminton Championships


CCAA Men’s & Women’s Badminton National Championships Media Release – Number 7

Saturday, March 7, 2009




ETOBICOKE, ONChampionship Saturday is now complete and the gold medals proudly hang from the necks of the victors at the 2009 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Badminton National Championships, which were held at Humber College in Toronto. A large crowd of over four hundred badminton enthusiasts were treated to some of the best badminton action in Canada.


The Humber Athletic Centre in Toronto was host to a full slate of games on Saturday, as along with the gold medal games the bronze medals were also competed for. When the dust settled on the day thirty players were able to call themselves national medalists.


The host, Humber  College, had players on the podium for the first time in history as the Men’s Doubles team of Alang Luangrath and Charlie Lay won the bronze medal. In Men’s Singles competition Raymond Wong matched that feat with a three set win over his brother Mark, also of Humber.


“Badminton continues to raise its level of play, as the athletes always compete at their maximum level” says CCAA National Badminton Convenor Alf McGuire, “Some of the best players in Canada ply their trade on the college stage”.


Complete Medal Listing:

Men’s Singles:                        

GOLD:              Dan Kai/ACAC

SILVER:                        Shawn Zhang/BCCAA

BRONZE:          Raymond Wong/OCAA


Women’s Singles:

GOLD:              Lynn Huang/BCCAA

SILVER:                        Ogul Kaltakci/ACAC Wildcard

BRONZE:          Yang Sun/ACAC


Men’s Doubles:

GOLD:              Alvin Lau & Chin Lin Li (BCAAA)

SILVER:                        John Vandervet & Alan Chow (ACAC)

BRONZE:          Alang Luangrath & Charlie Lay (OCAA) 


Women’s Doubles:

GOLD:                          Stephanie Ko & Melody Liang (BCCAA) 

SILVER:                        Reshma Bhambhani & Grace Box (ACAC)

BRONZE:          Samantha Sheppard & Heather Schultz (OCAA)


Mixed Doubles:

GOLD:              Joey Vandervet & Sinead Cheah (ACAC)

SILVER:                        Andy Cheung & Amy Leung (BCCAA)

BRONZE:          Mike Del Fante & Kayla Odorizzi (OCAA)








Jim Bialek, Sports Information Director

Humber Athletics

416.675.6622 Ext, 4539