It was a fun day where employees from 2 companies met up to play our favorite game.
I played in 3 events: Men’s Singles A, Men’s Doubles A, Mixed Doubles A and lost all 3 and went into consolation rounds and won the Mixed Doubles A consolation. It was fantastic to organize it and meet so many people at Yahoo! and Google who all play badminton. Several of the matches were very close and I enjoyed toying with my opponents to put my training to practice.
The most memorable game was when I was down 10 to 3 and I started to get serious and dragged him out to a 17 to 16 lost. He was horrified that I was able to catch up. I was barely tired.
What I learned
- I am super competitive and could be very loud on the courts
- I love love tournaments, will need to play in more. This is the first one in 15 years
- I can’t be too relaxed in the beginning and give my opponents too much of a lead
- I need to finish a game to the end and take the win.
Here are the pics