Home Sports Taking Alberta by storm: Narayan Ramdhani wins ACAC championships
Narayan Ramdhani, continuing to prove that he is currently Guyana’s top male badminton player, has made history for the Kings Eagles University Badminton Team by winning the gold medal in the men’s singles at the 2018-2019 ACAC Provincial Championships, which were played off at the Concordia University in Edmonton, Alberta.
Being the champion and No.1 ranked singles player, he will now represent the Province of Alberta at the National Championships in Nova Scotia in March 2019.
Narayan, seeded No.2, won in a tense three-setter against Nicolas Pittman of Concordia, with Narayan losing the first game at 16-21 and coming back in the last two games 21-17, 21-17 to win the match and take the gold.
Receiving a bye in the first round, Narayan made the most of this opportunity with a scintillating two-set win in the quarterfinal. In this round of eight, he met with Luther Jurke of rivaling college Olds, and took the win 21-8, 21-7.
Moving on to the semis, Narayan made light work of Braxton Wong of Concordia with a 21-7, 21-11 win, before advancing to the final and tasting victory.
Just two weeks ago, Narayan lost to Nicolas Pitman in the finals of the 2018-2019 ACAC Tournament #3 played at Olds College, so this win at the championship stage signals a mature and skilled come back for the Guyanese, as he spent the last two weeks in intense training.
Narayan had also won the other two tournaments (#1 & #2) played at Kings University & Nait College, making his total outcome 3 wins and 1 loss in the Circuit.
The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) has expressed its extreme happiness at Narayan’s consistent progress.