Team Alberta is rocking the badminton courts at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, with Imran Wadia, Kevin Lee and Yunzhi Chen all moving on to the semi-finals after successful quarterfinals in the morning.

The afternoon semi-finals saw Irman Wadia face off against Antonio Li. Li was the top player in that matchup, taking the win in two straight sets (21-19, 21-14).  The other semifinals featured Alberta teammates Kevin Lee facing Yunzi Chen, and ultimately it’s Kevin Lee who went on to win the match in two sets (21-12, 23-21) to advance to the gold medal match.

Kevin Lee will face Li for the ultimate match tomorrow afternoon at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, while Chen and Wadia will fight for bronze with two guaranteed medals for Alberta.

In the men’s doubles tournament, the duo of Austin Bauer and Kevin Lee defeated their opponents from Quebec in semifinals to advance to the gold medal match. In the semifinals, Team Alberta conceded the tightly contested first set (19-21) but bounce back taking the next two sets for the win (21-8, 21-15) and the chance to play for the gold medal.

Alberta’s men’s double team of Yunzhi Chen and Desmond Wang faced off against Ontario in the second semifinal and lost in three sets. Team Alberta opened up strong by winning the first set 21-12 but conceded the next two sets by the narrow score of 21-19.  The Chen/Desmond will play for Bronze against Quebec.

Alberta is also showing strongly in the mixed tournament, with two teams advancing to semi-finals.

The first semifinal saw Alberta’s Imran Wadia, and Takeisha Wang faced off against the duo from Quebec and won in two straight sets (22-20, 21-15).  The win sends the Alberta duo to the gold medal match.

In the second semi-finals, Alberta’s team of Kyleigh O’Donoghue and Austin Bauer competed against Ontario for the chance to play for the ultimate prize.  It took only two sets (21-15, 21-18) for the Alberta team to defeat their opponents.

It will be an Alberta-Alberta gold medal match in mixed double, guaranteeing two medals for the Team Alberta.

Alberta will play for medals in the men’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles throughout the day tomorrow.