Posted on 8th November 2022
This year’s Yonex MCFM East of Scotland Under 13 and Under 17 Junior Championships took place at the new Meadowbank Sports Centre on Saturday and the Jack Kane Centre on Sunday where the majority of the semi-finals and finals took place. Unfortunately, as a result of the small entry in the Under 13 age groups, all matches were completed on Saturday with the exception of the Under 13 boys’ singles. We look forward to seeing a big rise in the numbers entering the Under 13 events in future years.
We were delighted once again to welcome our new sponsor for the event, Martin Campbell Financial Management and we were very pleased that Martin was able to attend the finals and present the prizes on Sunday. As always, the tournament attracted the top Scottish players from across the country and there were many entertaining and competitive matches throughout the weekend.
Charlie Junnor, Shreya Verghesse and Jaagruti Mannem were double winners in the under 13 age group with Callan Short and Vibha Raman replicating that feat in the under 17 age groups.
Lothian continues to be very grateful to Yonex, ably supported by Gannon Sports, who have now sponsored this event for well over 20 years. We also appreciate the support from the members of the Lothian Badminton Group committee and to the Badminton Scotland Court Officials who umpired the finals on the Sunday. We also are very grateful to the players who were extremely cooperative throughout the whole weekend.
Prize winners at the Yonex MCFM East of Scotland U13 & U17 Championships
Boys’ Singles – Charlie Junnor bt Dylan Jia 21-13 21-16
Girls’ Singles – Jaagruti Mannem bt Shreya Vargheese 21-9 21-15
Boys’ Doubles – Melrick Dsouza & Dylan Jia bt Calum Tsang & Yingfan Wang
Girls’ Doubles – Jaagruti Mannem & Shreya Vargheese bt Amy Hunter & Sophie Walker 21-7 21-5
Mixed Doubles – Charlie Junnor & Shreya Vargheese bt Dylan Jia & Jaagruti Mannem 21-12 21-16
Boys’ Singles – Matthew Waring bt Callan Short 21-6 21-14
Girls’ Singles – Vibha Raman bt Shannon Leslie 21-17 21-8
Boys’ Doubles – Joe Esson & Callan Short bt Fraser Banks & Callum Jack 21-8 20-22 21-14
Girls’ Doubles – Vibha Raman & Eva Tremble bt Gemma Foulis & Shannon Leslie 21-11 21-13
Mixed Doubles – Callan Short & Lauren Smith bt Lewis Smith & Abigail Barrie 21-14 21-18
A complete set of results for the event can be found at Yonex MCFM East of Scotland U13 & U17 Junior Championships