By RJ Mitchell Head of Performance Ingo Kindervater believes the Scottish Women’s march to a bronze medal finish in last weeks’ European Team Championships was a greater challenge than the similar gong garnered in France four years ago. The success in Poland came despite the loss of key players like […]
By RJ Mitchell AFTER another hugely successful Scottish International Masters, we caught up with two players on the Scottish scene to get some invaluable perspective on just why the event is continuing to go from strength-to-strength. Christine Black is a true legend of our sport who has done and seen […]
Alan McMillan, a well-known figure in Scottish Badminton, has joined the Great Britain Board (taking over from Christine Black). Alan has been passionately engaged in badminton for over four decades. As both a former senior and a current masters Internationalist, he continues to enjoy competitive badminton. Embarking on a significant […]
By RJ Mitchell WITH 189 entries spanning eight age categories, this weekend’s Scottish International Masters Championships is the perfect proof of the enduring attraction of badminton and the passion it stirs within its’ ‘veteran’ players. The tournament, which has been running for over 20 years, boasts one of the biggest […]
By Gordon Smith Report for w/e 15 January 2024 There was the very welcome return of the Handicap Cup, which kicked off with an intriguing tie between 1st Division NCR and 2nd Division Monifieth Grove. It promised to be a tight affair and so it proved. The opening round of […]
By Lanarkshire Badminton The first Lanarkshire Badminton Group competition of 2024 was the Lanarkshire Junior Singles League No.2, which took place at the Alistair McCoist Complex in East Kilbride. For entries, there was a slight increase with 47 competitors comparing to 38 from the same event at the beginning of […]
By RJ Mitchell ANGUS MELDRUM has shared that his Yonex Estonian International qualifying campaign has only made him even more determined to make a successful transition from junior to senior ranks. The 19 year-old is in his first full season campaigning as a senior and was in Tallinn last week […]
By Hugh Ainsley On 13 January, two Age Groups were played at Wishaw – players born 2009 or later and 2006 or later. For the 2009 boys singles there were 15 entries. ¾ seed Rory Meldrum (West) was relegated to the B knockout after losing pool games to each of […]
By RJ Mitchell CALLUM SMITH believes that a Team Scotland mentality can bring success at this week’s Yonex Estonian International. The three-time Scottish champion will continue his comeback from a career threatening ankle injury in Tallinn where he will meet Lithuania’s Jonas Petkus in the opening round of qualifying on […]
By RJ Mitchell KIRSTY GILMOUR has underlined her determination to start 2024 on the front foot. The Scottish No.1 will open her competitive calendar with a first round match against Turkey’s Neslihan Arin in the HSBC BWF Super 1000 Petronas Malaysia Open tomorrow. Which is the first of a three […]
By Gordon Anderson The 2024 Babolat Dunfermline Badminton Championships on 6 and 7 Jan attracted an entry of 85 players from across the country. In the Men’s Singles the top 2 seeds both came through challenging and high quality SF’s. Matthew Waring (1), had a marathon 70min battle with Danny […]
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