BADMINTON: Ramdhani wins Men’s Singles in Canada


Guyana’s ace badminton player Narayan Ramdhani has started 2019 in the best possible way, winning the Men’s Singles at the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) Inter-College/University tournament at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Only last November, Ramdhani had won the Men’s Singles at the Kings University tournament.

In this latest competition, the number one seeded player represented Kings University Eagles against players from Olds College Broncos, Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks.

In the Men’s Singles, Ramdhani defeated Taab Khwaja 21-3, 21-10 in the quarter-finals; Joel Simrose 21-9, 21-6 in the semi-finals and Tyler Walsh 21-14, 21-9 in the final.

Ramdhani, who is on a five-year scholarship in Canada, also finished fourth in the Doubles competition, after teaming up with Simrose.

They defeated Emil John Aquino and Reece Taubert 21-10, 21-12 in the quarter-finals, before losing to the number one seeded pair Nicolas Pittman and Desmond Wang 21-8, 21-10 in the semis.

In the third/fourth place playoff, Ramdhani and Simrose were beaten 21-14, 21-10 by John Li and Tyler Walsh.

The season would continue on February 3 at Olds College, followed the ACAC championship 14 days later at the Concordia University.

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is the governing body for collegiate sports in Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1964, as the Western Inter-College Conference, the ACAC is represented by 17 schools that compete in 10 sports.

The ACAC is a member of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, and provincial champions compete for national collegiate titles.

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