Results of the
2012 Butterfly Canadian Championships
Hosted by the BCTTA in the City of Richmond at the Olympic Oval, the 2012 Butterfly Canadian Senior Championships were held from July 19-22, 2012.
In a very well-matched final, Ontario and Quebec were tied 2-2 after 4 matches. In the deciding gold match, Hongtao Chen slipped by Xavier Therien, 16-14, in the 5th game. Ontario brings home Gold. Quebec takes silver. British Columbia earns the Bronze.
Team Ontario Eugene Zhen Wang, Hongtao Chen, James Pintea
Team Quebec Pierre-Luc Hinse, Pierre-Luc Theriault, Xavier Therien
Ontario met British Columbia in the Women's Team final. Despite a strong effort from Anqi Luo (ON), she was only able to take one game off rival Shirley Fu (BC). The doubles match went to 5 games, with British Columbia winning 3-2, and securing gold. Ontario takes home the silver. Quebec settles for Bronze.
Team Ontario Anqi Luo, Sara Yuen, Steph Yuen, Jiawei Liu, Jiabao Liu
Team BC Shirley Fu, Carmen Lee, Teri Zhou, Iwen Lo
Sara Yuen made the finals in the women's singles while suffering an ankle injury. Despite the injury, she pushed through tough matches against Carmen Lee and sister Stephanie Yuen to reach the finals.
Shirley Fu played very consistently throughout, arrived comfortably at the finals. Sara and Shirley split the first 4 games. Yet, Shirley picked up the 5th and 6th consecutively to earn gold
(11-6,8-11,11-9,9-11,11-8,11-6). Sara takes silver.
Aside from a very strong win by Hongtao Chen over 2011 Canadian Champion Pierre-Luc Hinse in the semi-finals (11-6,11-7,11-7,11-8), there were no unexpected results in the men's singles. Eugene Zhen Wang mastered the field, losing only a single game to Xavier Therien and one to Pierre-Luc Theriault. In the finals Chen did his best, but was no concern for Wang, who won gold decisively in four games (11-6,11-6,11-7,14-12).