Emery adds American medals to resume

Frank Emery has proven his prowess on the badminton court on Canadian soil over the past several years.

Frank Emery has proven his prowess on the badminton court on Canadian soil over the past several years.

However, earlier this month the local player decided to take his talents south of the border for the United States Masters International tournament in Miami Lakes, Fla.

The event drew over 100 players from around the world for the five-day event, which ran from Jan. 11 to 15.

Emery teamed up with American Dave Murray to reach the gold-medal game in the men’s over-70 doubles before losing out 21-18 and 21-16 to earn the silver medal.

He added two bronze medals to his haul home in men’s over-70 singles and men’s over-65 doubles with partner Murray Foubister of Kamloops.

Emery also competed in the over-70 mixed doubles and reached the quarter-finals.

He said the trip served as a perfect tune-up for his tournament schedule over the next few months, which includes the Canadian championships in Ontario in April.