October

West of Scotland Championships

Finals day at the West of Scotland Championships did not disappoint at the Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Centre in Glasgow.

the mens singles saw top seed Ben Torrance take on unseeded Jack Macgregor – Ben had beaten joint third seed Danny Leinster in a great three set semi final 15-21 21-18 21-18.

Jack, who had beaten the second seed in the first round, beat Jack Riddell in the semi final 21-12 21-10. The final was not to disappoint and Ben took the first 21-18, Jack the second  18-21 but in the end the top seeds experience came through and Ben won the final set 21-12.

In the women’s singles Julie Macpherson, the top seed, was pushed all the way by second seed Holly Newall. Julie won in three sets 21-15 17-21 21-17.

Men’s doubles went the way of the top seeds Adam Hall and Jack MacGregor, playing together for the first time they beat the joint third seeds Danny Leinster & Steven Steward 21-14 21-16.

Women’s doubles again went to the top seeds Julie Macpherson and Eleanor O’Donnell who beat unseeded Kirsten Berry and Holly Newall  21-10 21-15.

The final match of the day was the mixed doubles with top seeds Adam Hall and Julie Macpherson playing second seeds Adam Pringle and Caitlin Pringle. Adam and Julie won this one 21-13 21-14. Making this Julie’s third Victory of the day.

The West group would like to thank the Badminton Scotland court officials. For the first time this year we had line judges as well as the umpires and we are really grateful for them for their time to come and spend their time with us  in their already busy volunteer calendar.

We would also like to thank Jim who was working both days in the Cockburn centre, West of Scotland Convenor Nina Waddell for doing the presentation and special thanks to Mark Caldwell for keeping us all fed and watered all weekend.

Report and image courtesy of Roselind Hall