Two high schools share 10 of 11 titles on offer as badminton championships return

The annual Borders secondary school badminton championships made a comeback on Saturday following a break due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

By Harry Turnbull
Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 7:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 6:41 pm
Borders secondary school badminton championships 2003 girls' doubles title winners Lara Simpson and Gemma Fullerton, of Earlston High
Borders secondary school badminton championships 2003 girls' doubles title winners Lara Simpson and Gemma Fullerton, of Earlston High

Peebles and Berwickshire high schools shared the honours, with each winning five titles and the remaining one going to Earlston High, the event’s host.

The championships attracted more than 40 entries from youngsters at the region’s nine secondary schools.

The region’s primary schools badminton championships will make a comeback on Saturday, February 26, and they’ll also take place at Earlston High.

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2006 girls' badminton doubles winners Millie McManus and Erin Doyle, of Berwickshire High

Players wishing to enter are required to do so via their schools and must be affiliated to Badminton Scotland.

There was no contest for the 2008 girls’ doubles title at the weekend but all 11 other titles were played for.

Louis Kirkpatrick, of Peebles High, won the 2008 boys’ singles title, with Lyall Cormack, also of Peebles, as runner-up.

Kirkpatrick and Cormack together won the 2008 boys’ doubles title, with their schoolmates Jamie Rogers and Archie Lamb coming runners-up.

2003 boys' badminton doubles winners Daniel Ritchie and Finlay Rhind, of Berwickshire High

The 2008 girls singles’ winner was Erin Doyle, of Berwickshire High, with Lauren Scott-Carpenter, of Eyemouth High, as runner-up.

Peebles High’s Ross Wolfenden won the 2006 boys’ singles title, with the runner-up prize going to Calum Landon, of Berwickshire High.

The 2006 girls’ singles title went to Eilidh Patterson, of Berwickshire High, and Ellen Massie, also a student at the Duns school, was runner-up.

The 2006 boys’ doubles title went to Wolfenden and Innes Cormack, with Kelso High’s Jack Redpath and Aidan Richardson as runners-up.

2006 boys' badminton doubles winners Innes Cormack and Ross Wolfenden, of Peebles High

Millie McManus and Erin Doyle, of Berwickshire High, won the 2006 girls’ doubles title, the runners-up being their schoolmates Massie and Patterson.

The 2003 boys’ singles title went to Berwickshire High’s Finlay Rhind, the runner-up being his schoolmate Daniel Ritchie.

Rhind and Ritchie won the 2003 boys’ doubles title, with their schoolmates Archie Langley and Ashton Ritchie as runners-up.

Jessica Mitchell, of Peebles High, was 2003 girls’ singles winner, with Earlston High’s Gemma Fullerton as runner-up.

2006 boys' badminton doubles runners-up Jack Redpath and Aidan Richardson, of Kelso High

Fullerton and schoolmate Laura Simpson won the 2003 girls’ doubles title.

Photographs and videos from the tournament have been added to the groups Facebook page and website at www.borders-badminton-group.co.uk.

2008 boys' badminton doubles winners Louis Kirkpatrick and Lyall Cormack, of Peebles High