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Hawick Mini Badminton Festival - 2016

The Hawick annual Badminton Festival was held at Hawick High School Games Hall on Tuesday, 15th November, 2016. The youngsters sampled different badminton skill stations such as 'Relay Race', 'Target Practice' and 'Beat the Pro'.

Harry Turnbull would like to thank Nancy Morrison, Laura Turnbull and Christy Anderson who helped make this a great experience for the youngsters. Special thanks to Paul Scott, the Active Schools Coordinator for the Hawick cluster for his help in organising the festival.

Click here to see photo's and videos of the badminton festival, 2016.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2016

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The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 at Hawick High School main games hall. Four pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 15 points. The winner from each pool then went through to play in the semi finals. Paul Goldie (-5) won the first semi final against Amber Malcolm (+6) and Martin Goldie (-2) won the second semi final against Martin Shiel (+10).

 

The final was played over a single game to 15 points and was between Paul Goldie and his younger brother Martin. Martin playing with a 3 point start found Paul too strong to handle on the night and  Paul won the final 15-9.

 

The trophies for the handicapped tournament were presented by Laura Turnbull. The trophy that is given to the Young Player of the Year, for their dedication and commitment towards the sport and who has continued to improve steadily throughout the season, was presented this year to Aiden Middlemass.

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

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Hawick Badminton Festival - 2015

The Hawick annual Badminton Festival was held at Hawick High School Games Hall on Tuesday, 17th November, 2015.  The youngsters sampled five different badminton skill stations such as 'Fitness Challenge', 'Target Practice' and 'Beat the Pro'.

Harry Turnbull would like to thank Nancy Morrison, Laura Turnbull and all the high school pupils who helped make this a great experience for the youngsters. Special thanks to Paul Scott, the Active Schools Coordinator for the Hawick cluster for his help in organising the festival.

Click here to see photo's and videos of the badminton festival, 2015.

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Parents fun night in April, 2015

Another parents fun night was held at the main games hall at Hawick High School on Tuesday, 28nd April, 2015. The youngsters and parents who turned up had a great fun night of badminton.

It was good to see parents entering into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photographs and videos that were taken on the night.

Click here to watch videos of the parents fun night - April, 2015.

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Hawick & District Primary School Championship (2015)

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Hawick & District primary schools held their annual badminton competition at Hawick High School games hall on Sunday, 26 April, 2015.

The initial stage of the well attended tournament was played in round robin pools with 11 girls and 12 boys placed into pools. 

Following the pool games the top 8 players in each event progressed to the quarter final knockout stage. In the girls quarter finals Sky Higley (Denholm) beat Louisa Goldie (Drumlanrig) 15-4; Chloe Blaikie (Drumlanrig) beat Poppie Gibson (Stirches) 15-7; Samantha Wallace (Stirches) beat Esther Presley (Denholm) 15-6 and Sarah Murphy-Clark (Stirches) beat Eilidh Garden (Stirches) 15-7. Chloe Blaikie beat Sky Higley 21-14 in the first semi final and Sarah Murphy-Clark beat Samantha Wallace 24-22 in the second semi final.

The final of the girls competition was contested between Chloe Blaikie and Sarah Murphy-Clark. Despite a spirited performance by Chloe, Sarah went on to win the final match 21-19, 21-12. Congratulations to Sarah Murphy-Clark for winning the girls competition and to both girls for serving up a cracking girls final.

In the boys quarter finals Martin Goldie (Drumlanrig) beat Aiden Middlemass (Stirches) 15-1; Samuel Middlemass (Stirches) beat Sam Allott (Denholm) 15-13; Beck Malcolm (Stirches) beat Lewis Smith (Newcastleton) 15-10 and Connor Mitchell (Newcastleton) beat Charlie Bain (Stirches) 15-8. Martin Goldie beat Samuel Middlemass 21-4 in the first semi final and Beck Malcolm beat Connor Mitchell 21-10 in the second semi final. The final was a re-run of last years final and was contested between Martin Goldie and Beck Malcolm. Despite his best efforts Beck found it hard to cope with the powerful smashes and well executed drop shots produced by Martin throughout the final and Martin won the final 21-4, 21-2. Congratulations to Martin Goldie for winning the boys competition and to both boys for giving the spectators an exciting boys final.
 
Both Sarah and Martin have continued to develop at the sport this season and Martin has had success in other tournaments this season, winning the Kelso primary tournament and reaching the semi finals of the Duns Primary and Borders Primary tournaments. Martin is also part of the Borders U12 squad and has participated in inter area tournaments.

Stirches took the team award. After the finals, Colin Blaikie gave the vote of thanks and the prizes were presented by Borders squad member Sophie Mitchell. The winners each received a racket and runners up each received a drinks bottle courtesy of BADMINTONscotland.

The coaches would like to thank everyone that scored games throughout the day and Hawick High School for the use of the hall. The coaches would also like to thank all the parents and friends who came along to support the tournament.

Click here for the championship results, videos & photographs.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2015

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 15 points. The winner from each pool then went through to play in the final.

 

The final was played over a single game to 21 points and was between Paul Goldie and his younger brother Martin. Martin played out of his skin in a determined effort to beat his older brother. Martin playing with a handicap score of +6 found Paul too strong to handle on the night and despite Paul losing a few points towards the end of the game, Paul went on to win the final 21-16. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable, exciting game.

 

The trophies for the handicapped tournament were presented by Colin Blaikie. The trophy that is given to the Young Player of the Year, for their dedication and commitment towards the sport and who has continued to improve steadily throughout the season, was presented this year to Jessica Hutchison.

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

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Hawick Badminton Festival - 2014

The Hawick annual Badminton Festival was held at Hawick High School Games Hall on Monday, 17th November, 2014. P7 pupils from 6 Schools in the Hawick and district area were represented with one session in the morning and a second session in the afternoon. The youngsters sampled five different badminton skill stations such as 'Fitness Challenge', 'Target Practice' and 'Beat the Pro'.

Click here to see photo's and videos of the badminton festival, 2014.

Local badminton coaches Colin Blaikie and Harry Turnbull would like to thank Scott Renwick, the high school's head of PE, for the use of the main games hall; Paul Scott, the active schools coordinator, for his help organising the event; and finally all the teachers and high school pupils who helped on the day to make the festival such a great experience for the youngsters.

Parents fun night in April, 2014

Another parents fun night was held at the main games hall at Hawick High School on Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014. The youngsters and parents who turned up had a great fun night of badminton.

It was good to see parents entering into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photographs and videos that were taken on the night.

Click here to watch videos of the parents fun night - April, 2014.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2014

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 15 points. The results from the pool games were then used to place the players in the quarter-final knockout stage of the tournament. The first seed Paul Goldie (0) beat Jessica Hutchison (+2) in the first semi-final 15-9. Martin Goldie (+5) beat Christy Anderson (+3) in the second semi-final 15-14.

 

The final was played over a single game to 15 points and was between Paul Goldie and his younger brother Martin. Martin played out of his skin in a determined effort to beat his older brother. Martin began the final strongly and he was first to reach double figures. Unfortunately, Martin found that he was unable to maintain the same level of play throughout the final and Paul starter to claw back the deficit. Martin had played a very tiring semi-final against Christy and this was the telling factor towards the end of the final as Paul managed to win the last few vital points to win the final 15-13. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable, exciting game.

 

The trophies for the handicapped tournament were presented by Nancy Morrison. The trophy that is given to the Young Player of the Year, for their dedication and commitment towards the sport and who has continued to improve steadily throughout the season, was presented this year to Amber Malcolm.

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

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Hawick & District Primary School Championship (2014)

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Hawick & District primary schools held their annual badminton competition at Hawick High School games hall on Sunday, 30 March, 2014.

The initial stage of the well attended tournament was played in round robin pools with 21 girls placed into four pools and 7 boys placed in a single pool. 

Two girls from each of the girls pools progressed to the quarter-final knockout stage. In the girls quarter-finals Mia Presslie (Denholm) beat Louisa Goldie (Drumlanrig) 21-15; Amber Malcolm (Stirches) beat Phoebe Gale (Denholm) 21-2; Sophie Mitchell (Newcastleton) beat Connie Richards (Denholm) 21-5 and Lily Towers (Denholm) beat Sarah Murphy-Clark (Stirches) 21-5. Amber Malcolm beat Mia Presslie 21-4 in the first semi-final and Sophie Mitchell beat Lily Towers 21-8 in the second semi-final.

The final of the girls competition was contested between Amber Malcolm and Sophie Mitchell. Despite a spirited performance by Sophie with some hard fought, long rallies, Amber went on to win the final match 21-5, 21-5. Congratulations to Amber Malcolm for winning the girls competition and to both girls for serving up a cracking girls final.

In the boys competition four boys progressed from the pool games to the semi-final knockout stage. Martin Goldie (Drumlanrig) beat Sam Allott (Denholm) 21-12 in the first semi-final and Beck Malcolm (Stirches) beat Connor Mitchell (Newcastleton) 21-11 in the second semi-final. The final was contested between Martin Goldie and Beck Malcolm. Despite his best efforts Beck found it hard to cope with the powerful smashes and well executed drop shots produced by Martin throughout the final and Martin won the final 21-6, 21-3. Congratulations to Martin Goldie for winning the boys competition and to both boys for giving the spectators an exciting boys final.
 
Both Amber and Martin have continued to develop at the sport this season and Martin is part of the Borders U12 team that has participated in inter area tournaments. The coaches would like to thank Roxburgh Sports Council for the £200 funding that Martin received this season to help with his travel expenses.

Denholm took the team award. After the finals, Colin Blaikie gave the vote of thanks and the prizes were presented by Nancy Morrison. The winners and runners up received rackets courtesy of BADMINTONscotland with the winners rackets signed by the 2014 Scotland Team.

The coaches would like to thank everyone that scored games throughout the day and Hawick High School for the use of the hall. The coaches would also like to thank all the parents and friends who came along to support the tournament.

Click here for the championship results, videos & photographs.

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Denholm Primary School

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Hawick Badminton Festival - 2013

The Hawick annual Badminton Festival was held at Hawick High School Games Hall on Friday 8 November, 2013. P7 pupils from 6 Schools in the Hawick and district area were represented with one session in the morning and a second session in the afternoon. The youngsters sampled five different badminton skill stations such as 'Fitness Challenge', 'Target Practice' and 'Beat the Pro'.

Please click on either the photo or the link below the photo to see more photographs & videos from the festival.

Local badminton coaches Colin Blaikie and Harry Turnbull would like to thank Scott Renwick, the high school's head of PE, for the use of the main games hall; Paul Scott, the active schools coordinator, for his help organising the event; and finally all the teachers and high school pupils who helped on the day to make the festival such a great experience for the youngsters.

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Borders Badminton League - 2013/2014

The Borders Badminton League gets underway in October, 2013. The fixtures are listed below. Match results will be posted here throughout the season. The fixture dates have also been added to the calendar.

League Fixtures

20/10/13 Berwick v Wilton & Jedburgh v Duns

17/11/13 Jedburgh v Wilton & Berwick v Duns

15/12/13 Wilton v Duns & Jedburgh v Berwick

19/01/14 Wilton v Berwick & Duns v Jedburgh

16/02/14 Wilton v Jedburgh & Duns v Berwick

16/03/14 Duns v Wilton & Berwick v Jedburgh

League Fixtures for 2013/2014.         Download

League Match Score Sheet.               Download

Venue - Earlston High School Games Hall

Adults - £5.00

Juniors (U18) - £3.00

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2013

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 21 points. The results from the pool games were then used to place the players in the quarter-final knockout stage of the tournament. The first seed Paul Goldie (0) beat his younger brother Martin (+8) in the first quarter-final 22-20, 21-14. The second seed Jessica Hutchison (+4) beat Zakk Brown (+12) in the second quarter-final 21-16, 21-17. The third seed Rachel Goldie (+5) beat Lucy Anderson (+12) in the third quarter-final 21-10, 21-9. Euan Welsh (+10) beat Anthony Webb (+10) in the fourth quarter-final 17-21, 21-17, 21-16.

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Jessica played Paul in the first semi-final. Despite a valiant effort from Jessica, Paul won the first semi-final 21-19, 21-17. The second semi-final was played between Euan Welsh and Rachel Goldie. Due to a shortage of time towards the end of the tournament, this semi-final was played over one game. Unfortunately, Euan found Rachel too strong on the night and Rachel won the second semi-final 21-9.

The final was played over a single game to 21 points and was between Paul Goldie and his older sister Rachel. Rachel played well but she found herself unable to cope with the power and accuracy of some of the shots that were played by her younger brother and Paul won the final 21-12. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable, exciting game.

The trophies for the handicapped tournament were presented by Nancy Morrison. The trophy that is given to the Young Player of the Year, for their dedication and commitment towards the sport and who has continued to improve steadily throughout the season, was presented this year to Jessica Hutchison.

Click here to view photographs and videos of handicapped tournament.

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Parents fun night in April, 2013

Another parents fun night was held at the main games hall at Hawick High School on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013. The youngsters and parents who turned up had a great fun night of badminton. 

It was good to see parents entering into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photographs and videos that were taken on the night.

Click here to watch videos of the parents fun night - April, 2013.

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Hawick & District Primary School Championship (2013)

Click here for the championship results, videos & photographs.

Hawick & District primary schools held their annual badminton competition at Hawick High School games hall on Sunday, 31 March, 2013.

Despite the number of entries being slightly down on the previous year, all the youngsters that came along played several games of badminton throughout the day. The initial stages of the tournament was played in round robin pools with only 3 girls in one round robin and 8 boys in another two pools. Play was hotly contested in the earlier pool games.

Rhea Middlemass beat Amber Malcolm 21-17 to progress to the girls final. Leigh Chalmers progressed to the final following the pool games. There was a surprise result in the quarter final stage of the boys competition when seeded player Martin Goldie lost to Liam Caldwell 21-17. In the boys semi-finals, Paul Goldie beat Anthony Webb 21-7 and Liam Caldwell beat Greg Johnston 21-19.

The final of the girls competition was contested between Leigh Chalmers and Rhea Middlemass. Despite a good start by Rhea which allowed her to edge in front in the first game of the final, Leigh appeared to overcome her nervy start and began to claw her way back into the final. Leigh's play continued to improve as she became more confident and she went on to win the final match 21-19, 21-9. Congratulations to Leigh Chalmers for winning the girls competition and to both girls for serving up a cracking girls final.

The final of the boys competition was contested between Paul Goldie and Liam Caldwell. Once again the standard of play was very high throughout the boys final. Unfortunately, Liam was unable to cope with the powerful smashes and well executed drop shots produced by Paul throughout the final. Paul won the first game 21-3. Despite Liam's best efforts in the second game, Paul continued to dominate play and Paul went on to win the second game 21-14. Congratulations to Paul Goldie for winning the boys competition and to both boys for giving the spectators such an exciting boys final.

Drumlanrig took the team award. After the finals, Colin Blaikie gave the vote of thanks and presented the prizes.

The coaches would like to thank everyone that scored games throughout the day and Hawick High School for the use of the hall. The coaches would also like to thank all the parents and friends who came along to support the tournament.

Click here for the championship results, videos & photographs.

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Buffet Dance at the Tory Club, Jedburgh - 2013

This year the buffet dance was held at the Tory Club in Jedburgh. Hawick badminton players and friends always look forward to this date in the calendar and as expected everyone had a great time.

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Annual Canon Cup Match with Jed. BC, 2013

Wilton BC played the annual Canon Cup match against Jedburgh BC on Friday, 22nd March, 2013. Unfortunately, Wilton failed to win the Canon Cup this season as they lost the match 5-3. Congratulations to Jed BC on winning the match.

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Hawick Badminton Festival - 2012

As part of the Vision 2014 project for the Year of Sport 2012, Active Schools Hawick and Hawick Junior Badminton Club offered every primary seven pupil in the Hawick and District area the opportunity to try badminton at the first Hawick Junior Badminton Club Festival on Friday, November 2, when children were introduced to the sport, had some fun and tried out some games. The youngsters also sampled five different badminton skill stations such as 'Fitness Challenge', 'Target Practice' and 'Beat the Pro', and took in an exhibition match featuring some of the Borders' best junior and adult players. Primary seven pupils from seven local schools were represented with one session in the morning and a second in the afternoon.

Local badminton coaches Colin Blaikie and Harry Turnbull would like to thank Scott Renwick, the high school's head of PE, for the use of the main games hall; Paul Scott, the active schools coordinator, for his help organising the event; the sports leaders from the high school; badminton players and coaches from the Borders Badminton Group, and finally all the teachers who helped on the day to make the festival such a great experience for the youngsters.

Click here for more photographs & videos from the festival.

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Coaching Sessions for 2012/2013

The Tuesday evening coaching sessions at the Hawick High School games hall will commence on 4th September, 2012 between 6 - 8pm. The charge will be £1.00/session.

Players who intend to attend these coaching sessions are reminded that footwear suitable for indoor sports must be worn at these venues. Players not wearing appropriate footwear will not be permitted to participate in either of these coaching sessions.

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Wilton Badminton Club for 2012/2013

Wilton Badminton Club will commence at Wilton Church Hall, Hawick on Monday, 3rd September, 2011 between 7 - 10pm. Further information on membership and shuttle fees can be found here.

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Borders Badminton League - 2012/2013

The Borders Badminton League gets underway in October, 2012. The fixtures are listed below. Match results will be posted here throughout the season. The fixture dates have also been added to the calendar.

League Fixtures

21/10/12 Berwick v Wilton & Jedburgh v Duns

18/11/12 Jedburgh v Wilton & Berwick v Duns

16/12/12 Wilton v Duns & Jedburgh v Berwick

20/01/13 Wilton v Berwick & Duns v Jedburgh

17/02/13 Wilton v Jedburgh & Duns v Berwick

17/03/13 Duns v Wilton & Berwick v Jedburgh

League Fixtures for 2012/9013.         Download

League Match Score Sheet.               Download

Venue - Earlston High School Games Hall

Adults - £4.50

Juniors (U18) - £2.50

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Hawick & District Primary School Championship (2012)

Hawick & District primary schools held their annual badminton competition at Hawick High School games hall on Sunday, 22 April, 2012.

Despite the number of entries being slightly down on the previous year, all the youngsters that came along played several games of badminton throughout the day. The initial stages of the tournament was played in round robin pools with 7 girls in one round robin and 6 boys in the other. Play was hotly contested in the earlier pool games.

Following the pool games 2 girls and 2 boys were eliminated from the tournament. Leigh Chalmers beat Rhea Middlemass 21-18 to get through to the semi-finals. The first and second seeds in the girls competition won their semi-finals to progress to the final. Christy Anderson beat Philippa Robertson 21-9, 21-9 and Laura Webster beat Leigh Chalmers 21-12, 21-8. The first and second seeds in the boys competition also won their semi-final games. Lewis Robertson beat Greg Johnston 21-9, 21-8 and Paul Goldie beat his younger brother Martin 21-4, 21-4.

The final of the girls competition was contested between Laura Webster and Christy Anderson. The standard of play was very high throughout the girls final. Laura appeared to have the edge over Christy with a deeper high serve which Christy struggled to cope with. Christy tried to vary her serve with the occasional low serve but she unfortunately hit a few of these into the net. Laura managed to edge in front in each game and she went on to win the match 21-10, 21-15. Congratulations to Laura Webster for winning the girls competition and to both girls for serving up a cracking girls final.

The final of the boys competition was contested between Lewis Robertson and Paul Goldie. Once again the standard of play was very high throughout the boys final. The first game was a tense, nervous affair with neither player able to dominate play. Lewis managed to win the vital last few points to win the first game 21-19. Despite Paul's best efforts in the second game, Lewis managed to edge in front of Paul and Lewis went on to win the second game 21-15. Congratulations to Lewis Robertson for winning the boys competition and to both boys for giving the spectators such an exciting boys final.

Drumlanrig took the team award.

After the finals, Colin Blaikie gave the vote of thanks and Laura Turnbull presented the prizes.

Click here for the championship results, videos & photographs.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2012

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 at Hawick High School main games hall. Three pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 9 points. The top four players from each pool went through to play in the knockout stage. Eight players had to play to get into the quarter-finals to play the top four seeded players. The first seed Iben McMillan (-5) beat Aiden Maybury (+1) in the first quarter-final 15-4. The second seed Laura Webster (0) beat Leigh Chalmers (+3) in the second quarter-final 15-10. The third seed Lewis Robertson (0) beat Keiran Manners (+1) in the third quarter-final 15-7. The fourth seed Cameron McCreadie (0) beat David Chipakupaku (+1) in the fourth quarter-final 15-11.

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Iben McMillan played Lewis Robertson in the first semi-final. Despite a valiant effort from Lewis with some long, hard fought points throughtout the game, Iben went on to win the first semi-final 21-14. The second semi-final was played between Cameron McCreadie and Laura Webster. Both players started the game on the same handicap and there was nothing between them until the final few points of the game when Laura Webster managed to edge in front of Cameron to win the second semi-final 21-17.

The final was played over a single game to 21 points and was between Iben McMillan and Laura Webster. In the early stages of the final game Laura found it hard to prevent Iben using her strong smash. Despite a sterling effort by Laura, with some long rallies throughout the final, she was unable to prevent Iben taking the vital last few points to win the final 21-16. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable, exciting game.

The trophies for the handicapped tournament together with the trophy given to the Young Player of the Year will be presented at the end of the parents fun night on the last night of the season on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012.

Click here to watch video of handicapped singles final.

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Annual Canon Cup Match with Jed. BC, 2012

Wilton BC travelled to Jedburgh on Friday, 10th February to play the annual Canon Cup match against Jedburgh BC. Unfortunately, Wilton failed to retain the Canon Cup this season as they lost the match 6-2. Congratulations to Jed BC on winning the match.

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Borders Primary School Championships, 2012

Congratulations to Paul Goldie reaching the semi-final of the boys event in the Borders Primary School Championships.

Well done to all the other youngsters that played in these Championships. Finn Thomson, Lewis Robertson and Laura Webster did well to reach the knockout stages of the Championships

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Parents fun night in December, 2011

Another parents fun night was held at the main games hall at Hawick High School on Tuesday, 13th December, 2011. Unfortunately, the turnout was down on previous fun nights due to other events on that evening.

The youngsters and parents who did turn up had a great night night of badminton. Another parents fun night will be held towards the end of the season in April, 2012.

It was good to see parents entering into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photographs and videos that were taken on the night. I think the parents will have to do a little more training before the next fun night if they want to challenge their offspring at shuttle sprints.

Click here to watch videos of the parents fun night - December, 2011.

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Border Primary 'Open' Tournament - 2011

A few junior members from Hawick took part in the recent Border Primary 'Open' Tournament which was held at Kelso High School Games Hall. Although they did not take any of the top honours in the 'A' championships they did come out on top of the 'B' championships.

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Phillipa Robertson
(Hawick) beat Jodie Aitken (Reston) in the girls singles event. In the girls doubles event, Phillipa partnered Sophie Younger (Edenside) but lost to Jodie Aitken and Jodie Black (Reston).
Lewis Robertson and Paul Goldie (Hawick) beat Dwain Patterson and Craig Younger (Edenside) in the boys doubles event. Paul Goldie's younger brother Martin also took part in the tournament and although he did not win any of the events, he will undoubtedly do well in future tournaments. 

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2011

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 11 points. The top two players from each pool went through to play in the semi-finals. Henry Leask (0) and Gavin Elliot (0) went through from pool A as winner and runner up respectively and Paul Goldie (+6) and Lewis Robertson (+3) also reached the semi-finals as winner and runner up respectively from pool B.

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Gavin Elliot played Paul Goldie in the first semi-final. Gavin found the handicap difference too great to overcome and Paul went on to win the first semi-final. The second semi-final was played between Henry Leask and Lewis Robertson. Lewis did well to get to the semi-final by just edging out Rachel Goldie on points won in the pool games. Although Lewis played well in the semi-final, he found his handicap of +3 to be too small and Henry won the second semi-final. The final was played over a single game to 21 points and was between Henry Leask and Paul Goldie.

The handicap for Paul was increased to +12 to allow for the increased length of the final game. In the early stages of the final, Henry made a few unforced errors which allowed Paul to stretch his lead by an even larger margin. After a rather nervous start by Henry, he began to play more consistently and he started to claw his way back into the game. Towards the end of the match the score was 18-18 and at this point in the match it looked like Paul might pull off a surprising win. Despite a valiant effort by Paul, he was unable to prevent Henry winning the last vital few points and Henry went on to win the final 23-21. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable game.

The final trophy of the season was presented to the Young Player of the Year. This is a trophy that goes to a young, enthusiastic player who has continued to show dedication and commitment throughout the season and who displays good manners on court. This year the trophy for Young Player of the Year was presented to Rachel Goldie.

Click here to watch video of handicapped singles final.

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Parents fun night another smash-ing time

The parents fun night that was held at the main games hall at Hawick High School on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 turned out to be the best attended parents night to date with around 35 participants. Great to see so many parents supporting the event and taking part in the games.

It was good to see most of the parents joining in at the start of the session with the warm up exercises and stretches before starting the games. Everyone entered into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photographs and videos that were taken on the night. This event was hailed another great success by all the parents. Weather permitting, the next parents night will be held during December, 2011.

This season has seen a major change in the group that attends the Tuesday evening coaching sessions at Hawick High School. A few of the older secondary school players simply stopped coming along and the numbers of players dropped considerably before Christmas. The coaches therefore decided to open the session to any primary school children keen to learn the game and the numbers attending the sessions since the turn of the year have increased dramatically. Encouraging signs for the future of the game in the town.

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Hawick & District Primary School Tournament (2011)

The Hawick and District Primary School Tournament was held on Sunday, 20th March, 2011 in the main games hall at Hawick High School.

Just under 20 youngsters competed in the tournament this year. Once again it has been a difficult season this year as the game of badminton is not being shown to a large number of primary school children in the town and surrounding district. The children that attended the tournament had a feast of badminton which lasted the entire day and culminated in the boys and girls finals being played between 4-5pm. The girls competition was won by Christy Anderson and the boys competition was won by Lewis Robertson. Congratulations to both players for serving up a couple of highly competitive final matches.

Although badminton coaching is available to primary school children at Hawick High School main games hall on Tuesday evenings, Colin Blaikie has been the only local coach able to take badminton coaching sessions during school hours. It is only with the hard work, dedication and commitment of Colin that we have been able to hold a tournament again this season. A little progress has been made this season with regard to badminton being played at the grass roots level with after school badminton starting to be provided at some of the primary schools in Hawick. The game is also being played by youngsters at Bonchester Bridge. 

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Parents fun night another big hit in 2010

On the 27 April, 2010, parents were once again invited along to the final night of the badminton season at the main games hall of Hawick High School for a fun night of badminton with their offspring. It was good to see the event supported by so many parents.

Despite a distinct lack of enthusiasm from some parents when they were asked by the coaches to do warm up exercises, stretches and shuttle sprints before starting the games, to the coaches surprise most of them were happy to  do these energetic routines and even the prospect of running three sets of shuttle sprints against the juniors held no fear for the parents. Everyone entered into the fun spirit of the evening as plainly demonstrated by the photograph and video that were taken on the night. This event was hailed another great success by all the parents. The next parents night will be held during December, 2010.

Regretfully, the end of the badminton season also means that the junior club is loosing one of it's most loyal and devoted players. Ross Elliot will be leaving the High School in the summer for pastures anew at university. Over the years Ross has kept everyone entertained with his mild outburts from time to time, normally when loosing at half court bingo to Connor, Tara, Grant or Henry. When Ross first turned up at the Tuesday night sessions he could hardly run in a straight line. Now he is the fastest runner in the club. He has been a great role model for the younger members and his infectious enthusiasm will be sorely missed by everyone. The coaches, Harry Turnbull and Colin Blaikie would like to take this opportunity to wish Ross every success for the future.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2010

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 15 points for the younger players and 21 points for the older players. The top two players from each pool went through to play in the semi-finals. Tara MacTaggart (0) and Connor Telfer (0) went through from pool A as winner and runner up respectively and Gavin Elliot (+5) and Christopher Turner (+6) also reached the semi-finals as winner and runner up respectively from pool B.

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Connor Telfer played Gavin Elliot in the first semi-final. Despite a valiant effort from Gavin, Connor won the game 15-10. The second semi-final was played between Tara MacTaggart and Christopher Turner. Christopher did well to get to the semi-final by just edging out Iben McMillan and Douglas Telfer on points won in the pool games. Although Christopher played well in the semi-final, he eventually went down 15-8 to Tara. The final in the 2010 tournament was a repeat of the 2009 final between Connor Telfer and Tara MacTaggart.

Neither player was able to take control of the match in the earlier part of the game. As the game progressed Tara began to use the experience she has gained by playing for the Borders this season and started to pull away from Connor in the middle stage of the game. Connor responded with some gritty, hard fought points and fought his way back into the final. He eventually managed to catch Tara and then edged in front towards the end of the game. Despite some strong play from Tara in the final part of the game, Connor managed to hang on to win the final 21-18. Both players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play and for making the final such a memorable game. A video of the final will be uploaded to the Hawick Badminton website and to Facebook in the near future.

The final trophy of the season was presented to the Young Player of the Year. This is a trophy that goes to a young, enthusiastic player who has continued to show dedication and commitment throughout the season and who displays good manners on court. This year the trophy for Young Player of the Year was presented to Daniel Elliot.

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Hawick & District Primary School Tournament (2010)

The Hawick and District Primary School Tournament was held on Sunday, 21st March, 2010 in the main games hall at Hawick High School.

Despite the number of youngsters being down on the previous year it is important that this event continues to be held each year. It has been a difficult season this year as three of the coaches that helped to coach the sport in the primary schools the previous year were not able to do the same this year due to work and other personal commitments. It is hoped however that some coaches may be able to return again next season to coach the game in some of the other primary schools.

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Borders Secondary School Badminton Championship (2010)

The Borders Secondary Schools badminton championships were held at Earlston High School and Galashiels Academy on Sunday 31st January. Under 14 pupils from across the region travelled to Galashiels with the Under 16ís and Under 18ís playing in Earlston with several schools being represented.

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Borders Primary School Badminton Championship (2010)

The Borders Primary School Badminton Championship was held on Saturday, 6th February, 2010. A total of 75 children took part in this year's tournament, held in Galashiels.

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Parents Night another Striking Success

Following on from the great success of the first parents night in April, the coaches invited the parents of the junior members to come along to the main games hall at Hawick High School for another fun event where the parents had the chance to play against their offspring.

Despite a major lack of enthusiasm from the parents when they were asked by the coaches to do warm up exercises, stretches and shuttle sprints before starting the games, the parents entered into the spirit of the evening when they actually started to play the game. Unfortunately, some of the regular junior players were missing through illness and the number of parents attending the session was subsequently down slightly on the previous event. Nevertheless, the event was hailed another great success by all the parents. The next parents night will be held towards the end of the season during April, 2010.

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Hawick & District Primary School Tournament (2009)

Like the proverbial pheonix rising from the ashes, the Hawick and District Primary School Tournament is back after an absence of 12 years with around 40 primary schoolchildren battling it out for the top honours.

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Hawick Junior Handicapped Tournament - 2009

The annual Hawick junior handicapped tournament was played on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 at Hawick High School main games hall. Two pools of 8 players played round robin games against each other with each game played over one end to 15 points. The top two players from each pool went through to play in the semi-finals. Connor Telfer (0) and Henry Leask (+7) went through from pool A as winner and runner up respectively and Tara MacTaggart (-4) and Douglas Telfer (+6) also reached the semi-finals as winner and runner up respectively from pool B.

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Connor Telfer played his younger brother Douglas in the first semi-final. Despite a valiant effort from Douglas, Connor won the game 15-11. The second semi-final was played between Tara MacTaggart and Henry Leask. Henry did well to get to the semi-final by just edging out Ross Elliot on points won in the pool games. Although Henry played well in the semi-final, he eventually went down 15-11 to Tara. The final in the 2009 tournament was a repeat of the 2008 final between Connor Telfer and Tara MacTaggart.

Connor began the final with some well placed shots and managed to edge in front of Tara at the start of the match.  The good start from Connor made it difficult for Tara to recover, particularly when she was giving Connor four points of a start due to the difference in handicaps. The standard of play throughout the final was very high and the spectators were treated to some hard fought, long rallies. Connor's standard of play remained consistently high during the final and he went on to beat Tara 21-14.

The final trophy for "Player of the Year" was presented to Ross Graham for his dedication, commitment and steady development throughout the season. Not only has Ross hardly missed a Tuesday or Thursday evening coaching session in Hawick this season, he also travelled to Jedburgh on most Monday evenings to attend the performance sessions organised by John Peters.

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Knight Trainer - What is it?

Do you think that the active schools program would foot the bill for one of these little babies? At £3500 + VAT for each unit, probably not.

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Why play badminton? Seemples - it's fun!

Maybe we should give this a try at the coaching sessions next season. Free Happy Smileys

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Hawick & Jed Youngsters Friendly

Hawick and Jedburgh youngsters competed in a friendly match at Jedburgh Games Hall. A great night was had by all and everyone raised their game.

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So you think you can play badminton. Watch this clip and then decide. Simply amazing rally!

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Badminton Trickshots from Lausanne in Switzerland

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