Hawick & District
Primary School Championship
District primary schools held their annual badminton competition
at Hawick High School games hall on Sunday, 22 April, 2012.
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.
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
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
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.
took the team award.
finals, Colin Blaikie gave the vote of thanks and Laura Turnbull presented the prizes.
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
and friends who came along to support the tournament.
Anderson beat Philippa Robertson 21-9, 21-9;
beat Leigh Chalmers 21-12, 21-8;
Anderson 21-10, 21-15.
Robertson beat Greg Johntson
beat Martin Goldie 21-4, 21-4;
beat Paul Goldie 21-19; 21-15.
team winners: Drumlanrig Primary School.
Turnbull (trophies and prizes);
Joiner (soft drinks)
Turnbull (Hawick Junior Badminton Club)
(Hawick Junior Badminton Club)
Turnbull for scoring each final and for presenting the trophies.
School for the use of the main games hall.
Everyone who helped to score
Singles Final - Laura Webster v Christy Anderson
Boys Singles Final - Lewis
Robertson v Paul Goldie
Photographs by Harry Turnbull
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