2018 saw the first Yonex East of Scotland Junior tournament to take place following the closure of Meadowbank Sport Centre. Given the size of the entry, two venues were required to host the event, with the main location being the Jack Kane Centre and St Augustine’s School being used for the Under 13 events on Saturday. We were delighted to welcome competitors from as far afield as Orkney to Penrith. As is always the case, spectators witnessed a very high standard of badminton in all four age groups over the course of the weekend.
There were no triple winners this year but the following players all won two events; Callan Short, Iona Muir and Eva Tremble (under 13 age group), Brooke Stalker (under 15 age group), Lewis Hart (under 17 age group), Callum Smith (under 17 & under 19 age group) and Rachel Cameron (under 19 age group).
We were delighted to welcome former internationalist and 8 time national singles winner, Bruce Flockhart, to present the prizes on behalf of Yonex. Yonex, ably supported by Gannon Sports, have now sponsored this event for 18 years for which we are extremely grateful. We are also very grateful to the members of Lothian Badminton Group and the Court Officials of BADMINTONscotland for their assistance during the event, as well as to the players for the high standard of play, co-operation and sportsmanship demonstrated during the course of the tournament.
The Moira Skene trophies, which are presented to the Lothian players who produced the most meritorious performances during the course of the East Junior Championships, were awarded this year to Alastair Campbell and Rachel Cameron.
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Image and report courtesy of Colin Campbell
Prize winners at the Yonex East of Scotland Junior Championships
Boys’ Singles – Callan Short bt Lewis Coghill 21-15 21-17
Girls’ Singles – Iona Muir bt Eva Tremble 21-23 21-11 21-10
Boys’ Doubles – Lewis Coghill & Daniel Kemp (England) 21-16 21-12
Girls’ Doubles – Iona Muir & Eva Tremble bt Rachel Agnew & Imogen Meldrum 21-13 21-15
Mixed Doubles – Callan Short & Eva Tremble bt Lewis Coghill & Imogen Meldrum 22-20 21-15
Boys’ Singles –Shaun Amir bt Anthony McGuire 18-21 21-18 21-13
Girls’ Singles – Abbie Brooks bt Mary Kong 24-22 21-18
Boys’ Doubles – Logan Ireland & Angus Meldrum bt Evan Kenny & Josh Taylor 21-14 21-12
Girls’ Doubles – Brooke Stalker & Keryn Swan bt Katrina Chan & Ishbel McCallister 19-21 21-8 21-11
Mixed Doubles – Anthony McGuire & Brooke Stalker bt Angus Meldrum & Zoe McInnes 21-18 21-6
Boys’ Singles – Lewis Hart bt Isaac Weir 13-21 21-17 21-17
Girls’ Singles – Lindsey Ireland bt Jodie Black 18-21 21-17 21-11
Boys’ Doubles – Lewis Hart & Isaac Weir bt Euan Campbell & Nathan Macpherson 21-16 19-21 21-18
Girls’ Doubles – Jodie Black & Eilidh McCallister bt Rachel Maclean & Erin Sinclair 21- 12 21-12
Mixed Doubles – Callum Smith & Erin Waddell bt Isaac Weir & Rachel Broadley 21-12 21-13
Boys’ Singles – Callum Smith bt Alastair Campbell 21-11 21-14
Girls’ Singles –Rachel Cameron bt Alice Campbell 21-16 21-18
Boys’ Doubles – Michael McGuire & Danny Robson bt Calum Flockhart & Callum Smith 21-17 20-22 21-15
Girls’ Doubles – Rachel Cameron & Alice Campbell bt Jodie Harris & Lauren Page 21-7 21-5
Mixed Doubles – Alastair Campbell & Lauren Page bt Danny Robson & Rachel Cameron 21-10 21-17