Karate Kid Wins Wiimbledon – Real Winners are the Kids

While tennis pros battled it out in London this past weekend, the real athletes could be found at Wiimbledon 2009 on Saturday at Barcade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Competition was fierce at the 3rd annual Wiimbledon, the world’s largest competitive Wii tennis tournament, where over 100 Wii-athletes and spectators came to compete on the virtual courts of Wii tennis.

This entrant, pictured below, not only won the overall tournament, but also took home the prize of “Best Costume”.

Tournament Champion/Best Dressed
Tournament Champion/Best Dressed

The real winners are the children served by Child’s Play, a unique charitable organization that improves the quality of life for sick and terminally-ill children in hospitals by providing them with entertainment, such as toys, games, and books.

The event, co-sponsored by Nyko Technologies, was a gritty field test for their new Wii controller, the Nyko Wand, which was dubbed “The Official Racket of Wiimbledon”. Needless to say, the Wand “aced” the test.

This year’s tournament was co-organized by the gentlemen at Crunchgear.

To view an album of photos from the event, click here.

Wiimbledon 2009 Competitors