Joycelyn Ko and Adrian Liu compete in the Musica Masters semi-finals in Vancouver last week.

Joycelyn Ko and Adrian Liu compete in the Musica Masters semi-finals in Vancouver last week.

Liu faces off against own doubles partner

The Rupertite topped Derrick Ng in the Musica Master Doubles Challenge earlier in January.

After spending the majority of the latter half of 2014 on a plane or in a hotel, Adrian Liu is just happy to be home in Richmond.And competing in a tournament with fellow Canadian friends is a bonus.

Liu teamed up with Joycelyn Ko and entered the $5,000 USD Musica Master Doubles Challenge and got pretty far – the semifinals to be exact – in competing for the tourney’s title.

He even battled his normal men’s doubles partner Derrick Ng in the event’s quarter-finals – a match Liu and Ko won 21-18, 21-16.

Later, they’d face Canadians Sandiarto Liauw and Rudy Widjaja in the semis, but their opponents had the upper hand and beat Liu and Ko, 21-14, 21-16.

American Tony Gunawan and Canadian Effendy Widjaja eventually took the tourney with a 19-21, 21-13, 21-19 win over Liauw and Rudy in the finals.

Liu was on hand on Monday to accept his 2014 Civic Merit Award nomination from Prince Rupert Mayor Brain Lee during the city council meeting.