This weekend, four Scottish teams flew to Dublin, Ireland to compete in the inaugural home nations graded event. This took place in Irish capital at the National Indoor Arena on Saturday 5th October, with Scotland being represented by teams at E, F, G and H level.
Scotland Team H were the most successful, finishing 1st in their respective event, beating Ireland 4-1, England 3-2 and losing to Wales 3-2.
Scotland’s F and G teams both finished 3rd in their events with the F team beating Ireland 3-2, losing to England 1-4 and Wales 2-3. The Scottish G team beat Ireland 4-1 before they also lost to England 0-5 and Wales 0-5.
Lastly Scotland’s E team came 4th, losing to very strong English, Irish and Welsh sides, firstly losing 1-4 to England, then losing 2-3 to Wales and lastly losing to Ireland 2-3 as well.
All of the teams thoroughly enjoyed the event, celebrating Badminton Ireland’s 120th anniversy within both a social and competitive context; playing some excellent badminton with some incredibly close matches, whilst meeting new people.
One of our players competing in the event stated “I had a wonderful time. Having played badminton now for 40 years, it was just fantastic to be asked to represent Scotland for the first time. My friends and family were very proud and I hope I have encouraged more to stick at it.”
This was the first of hopefully many more opportunities for players to compete in graded competitions.
Badminton Scotland would like to thank Badminton Ireland for hosting the event and congratulate all players who competed in this years graded international.
A full list of results can be found here.