Schools Badminton Championship (2010)
A total of 75 children took part in this year's Borders Primary
Schools Badminton Championship, held in Galashiels.
Some first-class badminton was played by 50 boys from 15 primary
schools at Galashiels Acadamy.
With a range
of entries, from Border Squad players to those just starting out
in the game, the early group stages went to form with the top 12
seeds coming through unscathed.
In the last
16, two notable upsets saw Hamish McKenzie from West Linton
defeat Edenside's Ryan Angus (15-14) and unseeded Niki Stingle
of Edenside beating number four seed David McLeish of West
Linton (15-8). Douglas Telfer of Trinity P.S. did well to come
through his pool games but was knocked out in the
eventually knocked out by number one seed Robbie Patterson 21-10
in the semi-finals, while Garry Young (2) of Broomlands finally
edged out Michael Thomson (3) of Greenlaw 21-19 in the other
In the final,
Patterson triumphed 21-9, 21-14 to become the first player from
Eyemouth Primary School to lift the trophy.
Over at the
Queen's Centre, 25 girls competed, with almost all the seeds
making it to the knockout stage.
The form book
was followed into the semi-finals as the four top seeds then
made it through in the form of Annabel Young of West Linton,
Broomlands' Linsey Young, Catherine McQuarrie of Duns and
Coldingham's Lizzy Edmundson.
games saw Annabel Young lose to out to Linsey Young 21-14, while
McQuarrie beat Edmundson 21-12.
clever play from Young in the final, the strength and talent of
the more experienced McQuarrie meant she triumphed 21-8, 21-10
to lift the Primary Shield.
organiser, Active Schools co-ordinator and Borders Badminton
coaching convenor Pete Hardie, ran things smoothly and thanked
Galashiels Acadamy janitorial staff, Queen's Centre staff,
umpires, teachers, coaches and parents who supported the