Yonex MCFM East of Scotland U15 & UI9 Junior Championships 2023

This year’s Yonex MCFM East of Scotland Under 15 and Under 19 Junior Championships were held at the Jack Kane Centre for the matches on Saturday and Meadowbank Sports Centre on Sunday for semi finals and finals. Regrettably, some players were unable to compete because of the extreme weather conditions in parts of Scotland but fortunately the large majority of players were able to make it and in addition to players from many parts of Scotland, we were also delighted that we had players from England playing in the tournament.

We were delighted to welcome back one of our sponsors, Martin Campbell, to watch the finals and then present the prizes. We really appreciate the support that we receive from Martin Campbell Financial Management and Yonex, supported by Gannon Sports, as without their help, it would not be possible for the tournament to take place. As always, there were many entertaining and competitive matches throughout the weekend culminating with some excellent semi finals and finals on the Sunday.

  • Katrina Chan was the only triple winner this weekend, winning all three events in the under 19 age group.
  • Evan Kenny also won two events (boys’ doubles and mixed doubles) in the under 19 age group
  • Ingrid Wang (girls’ singles and doubles) won two events in the under 15 age group.

We greatly appreciate the support from the members of the Lothian Badminton Group committee who assisted throughout the weekend and to the staff at the Jack Kane and Meadowbank Sports Centres who were very helpful at the respective venues. We were also grateful to the Badminton Scotland Court Officials group for providing umpires for the finals.

Final Results:

Under 15:

Boys’ Singles – Alfie Martin bt Luke Parkinson 21-13 15-21 21-13

Girls’ Singles – Ingrid Wang bt Jaagruti Mannem 21-12 12-21 21-13

Boys’ Doubles – Max McCabe & Luke Parkinson bt & Charlie Junnor & Alfie Martin 16-21 21-19 21-13

Girls’ Doubles –Ingrid Wang & Qing Yang Xiao bt Tushara Senthilrajaram & Shreya Vargheese 21-18 21-14

Mixed Doubles – Alfie Martin & Tushara Senthilrajaram bt Luke Parkinson & Ingrid Wang 21-16 21-14

Under 19:

Boys’ Singles – Daniel Kemp bt Daniel Harris 21-17 21-18

Girls’ Singles – Katrina Chan  bt Amy Craig 21-14 18-21 21-14

Boys’ Doubles – Evan Kenny & Josh Taylor bt Godfrey Antomarlin & Joe Esson 21-9 21-6

Girls’ Doubles – Katrina Chan & Amy Craig (winners) Sophie Barrie & Ella Haime (runners up) in Round Robin event.

Mixed Doubles – Evan Kenny & Katrina Chan bt Josh Taylor & Katie Stewart 19-21 26-24 21-15

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