What better way to celebrate our country's birthday than with a big badminton tournament?
Laurent starts the tournament off right, with his badminton dance
Round 1: Laurent beats Tony, 15 to 7
Have you ever seen a more pompous referee?
Round 1: Britt uses her pirate skills to defeat Team Brooke/Sarah
Frodo the hobbit stops by to watch the badminton
Round 1: I beat Paul 15 to 4
Jean-François' fan club cheers him on
Round 1: Jean-François beats Sarah in a nailbiter, 15 to 2
Round 2: Laurent makes Britt Dahlbeard walk the plank by defeating her 15 to 10
5 satisfied customers of my awesome grilling skills
I guess the camera was more interested in the cupcake than in Laurent (can you blame it?)
Round 2: In what will surely go down as the greatest badminton battle in history, I defeat Jean-François 15 to 13
Then I lost to Laurent in the final game 15 to 10, but it didn't matter - beating JF was the highlight of the day
The only thing cooler than badminton is the Marvel card game
The "Our boyfriends made it to the final round in badminton" club
The 2nd cutest couple there...
... and the 1st
The official scoresheet, courtesy of the Monterey Bay Inn