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Borders Primary 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 quarter-finals.

Douglas Telfer

Stingle was 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 semi-final.

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.

Iben McMillan

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.

Two excellent games saw Annabel Young lose to out to Linsey Young 21-14, while McQuarrie beat Edmundson 21-12.

Christy Anderson

Despite some 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.

The event 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 tournament.





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