Round up: Yonex MCFM East of Scotland U15 & UI9 Junior Championships 2022

This year’s Yonex MCFM East of Scotland Under 15 and Under 19 Junior Championships were held at the new Meadowbank Sports Centre. Meadowbank was home to this event for almost 50 years prior to its closure for redevelopment in 2017.

We were delighted to welcome our new sponsor for the event, Martin Campbell Financial Management. Martin has close family associations with the tournament and competed regularly in the event during his junior career. We were delighted that Martin was able to attend the finals and present the prizes. As always, the tournament attracted a very strong entry and there were many entertaining and competitive matches throughout the weekend culminating with some excellent semi-finals and finals on the Sunday.

Lewis Smith was the only triple winner this weekend, winning all three events in the under 15 age group. There were two double winners over the course of weekend with Anthony McGuire and Deepti Vijayakumar both winning two events in their respective 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 who assisted throughout the weekend and to the staff at Meadowbank Sports Centre who were very supportive throughout the weekend. We are very keen to establish Meadowbank once again as the regular home of the tournament in future years.

Final Results:

Under 15:

Boys’ Singles – Lewis Smith bt Lingyun Xiao 21-15 21-18

Girls’ Singles – Deepti Vijayakumar bt Qing Yang Xiao 21-9 21-9

Boys’ Doubles – Lucas Chin & Lewis Smith bt Max McCabe & Lakshya

Sharma 21-17 21-16

Girls’ Doubles –Deepti Vijayakumar & Qing Yang Xiao bt Abigail Barrie & Ingrid Wang 21-16 21-10

Mixed Doubles – Lewis Smith & Abigail Barrie bt Lingyun Xiao & Qing Yang Xiao 21-18 18-21 21-14

Under 19:

Boys’ Singles – Matthew Waring bt Angus Meldrum 21-14 21-11

Girls’ Singles – Sophie Ford bt Katrina Chan 21-13 13-5 rtd

Boys’ Doubles – Anthony McGuire & Angus Meldrum bt Evan Kenny & Josh Taylor 21-9 17-21 21-10

Girls’ Doubles – Katrina Chan & Ishbel McCallister bt Sophie Barrie & Sophie Ford 21-10 21-17

Mixed Doubles – Anthony McGuire & Brooke Stalker bt Lewis Coghill & Katrina Chan 21-13 21-17

A complete set of results for the event can be found at Yonex MCFM East of Scotland U15 & U19 Junior Championships

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