2012 Kamloops Open Badminton Tournament‏

Perkin double winner at Kamloops Open Badminton tournament.

The highly anticipated meeting of the top seeds in the men’s doubles draw met everyone’s expectations as Alex Perkin and Garrett Babichuk beat Charmaine Reid and Nicole Grether 21-13, 21-17 in the finals. The men, former TRU teammates, were able to get by the ladies, Canadian and German Olympians, in a match highlighted by long rallies and excellent defenses.

Perkin then joined forces with TRU’s Anica Arduini to win the mixed doubles title with a tight 21-19, 18-21, 21-17 battle over Brad Pape and Sonja Drummond, both from Kamloops.

Reid and Grether dominated the ladies division by winning the doubles title over Jennifer Eastwood of Kamloops and Lisa Davison of Prince George and then Grether took the singles title by beating her partner in two straight games.

TRU’s Noah Woods was pressured in both his last two matches but was able to squeak out a 21-17, 26-24 win in men’s singles over Babichuk.

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