March

Leigh U17 Gold

Calum Flockhart flew the Scottish flag high at the Leigh U17 gold in Lancashire this weekend, winning the boys' singles.

The event also saw bronze medals for two Scottish pairs in the boys and mixed doubles, with Michael McGuire picking up a medal in both.

Flockhart stole the show, though, with a perfect record in the round robin phase, winning both matches without dropping a game.

He progressed to the knockout phase where he faced Samuel Weekes in the quarter-finals, winning 21-16 21-14.

A semi-final against Ethan Dalley followed, with the Scot prevailing 21-18 22-20 in a tight affair.

And that set up a final against top seed Joseph Ball, with Flockhart downing him 21-18 21-14 to take home the title.

In the boy’s doubles McGuire and Kenneth Cheung won both their Group C matches in straight games, as did Flockhart and Callum Smith.

And the two Scottish pairs faced off in the quarter-finals, with Cheung and McGuire prevailing 21-19 21-15 to set up a semi-final against second seeds Ball and Ethan Rose.
The Scots gave their all but were beater 21-13 21-17 and settled for a share of third place.

McGuire’s other medal came in the mixed doubles, playing alongside Alice Campbell as the Scots were downed 21-10 21-14 by second seeds Alex Green and Estelle van Leeuwen.
Cheung and Erin Waddell were also in the mixed doubles but lost 21-12 21-15 in the second round to Callum Mitchell and Charlotte Atkins.

While in the girls' doubles Campbell joined forces with England’s Jasmine Lidster and topped Group F to set up a quarter-final clash with Eleanor Butler and Lisa Curtin.

But the Anglo-Scottish pair were beaten 21-12 21-19 by the 3/4 seeds, and they weren’t the only mixed-nation pairing to exit in the first round of the knockout phase as Smith, playing alongside Jodie Harris, were beaten 21-15 25-23 by McGuire and Campbell on their route to the semi-finals in the mixed doubles.

Results available here