Wigtownshire Badminton Association schools competition

Under 18s
Under 18s

Once again Badminton is proving a very popular sport among the youngsters of Wigtownshire.

A record number of entries over three days last week made this years event very exciting. A total of one hundred and thirty one entries kept the organizers on their toes, especially when more the eighty children from fourteen of the area’s Primary schools arrived on the last day to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles. A sight not for the faint hearted!

The week began on with the Under 15’s on the Monday with good representation from both Stranraer and the Douglas Ewart. Douglas Ewart pupils Jennifer Craig and Fraser Dawson repeated their fine performances from the Machars championships to take their respective singles titles. However Fraser and partner Robbie Mann were just edged out in the doubles final by fellow DEHS pupils Loughran McCarthy and his partner Kieran Cluckie in a very close match. Jennifer and Charlie Stewart once again proved too strong in the girls doubles and Jennifer made it a hat trick with a win in the mixed with Fraser against Loughran and Hannah Birse.

Wednesday saw the Under 18’s with thirty five entrants and some very tough matches. Once again it was Douglas Ewart pupils who rose to the top. Five of the junior players returned to take on the older group and acquitted themselves well. Once again Jennifer Craig appeared in the singles final but this time was just beaten in a very tight match by Kezia Dale. However Fraser Dawson continued his winning streak by beating Andrew Burnett to win another singles title. Andrew didn’t come away empty handed as he and his partner Callum MacDonald beat Fraser and Russell Morton to win the boys doubles and Jennifer and partner Charlie Stewart won their doubles final, beating Kezia and Sabina Sobczak. The mixed title went to Alistair Birse and Charlie Stewart who were in fine form to beat Russell and Kezia in a very tight final.

The week ended with the Primary schools on the Thursday and it was a marathon! Four and a half hours of fierce competition saw medal winners spread over the region.

Jodie Stewart (Wigtown) just edged out Chloe Munro (Sandhead) in a very exciting and close game to win the girls singles. She and partner Niamh McCarthy (Penninghame) took on Chloe and her partner Jessica Sproat (Sandhead) in the final of the girls’ doubles and again came out on top. Niamh and partner Rory Mann (Penninghame) had earlier taken the mixed title against Magnus Ross (Portpatrick) and Freya Bathgate (Leswalt). Rory finished the night by fighting his way to a 10-8 victory over Fraser Sullivan (Glenluce). Fraser didn’t go away empty handed and he and Ben Mitchell (Glenluce) came out winner of the double against Moray Ferguson and Ben Sproat (Sandhead). Eight of the top players (P6 & P7) were invited to attend the Active School finals in Dumfries on Sunday 22nd March 2015,

All three nights provided great competition and good gamesmanship and it is good to know junior badminton is doing so well. Organiser Cilla Strain thanked the children for attending and showing patience when waiting between games. Thanks also went to the Douglas Ewart pupils who umpired the primary games and Mrs Sproat, Miss Parkinson and Matthew Robinson who took over from them. Well done to Mrs Pat Magill for doing the results table and keeping up with the matches! Active Schools have worked hard with their clubs as have the staff and parents who take school clubs, so well done all.

Eleven children from The Douglas Ewart High School attended the Dumfries and Galloway Schools Badminton competitons in January 2015. Having won their events three DEHS pupils were chosen to represent the region at the Scottish Schools in Linwood on 8th March, Jennifer Craig, Hannah Birse and Russell Morton. Russell was unable to attend but the girls acquitted themselves well considering the very stiff competition.

Results:

Under 15 Girls Singles

Libby Adams bt Morgan Teers 15-11. Charlie Stewart bt Iona Irving 15-0

Jennifer Craig bt Libby Adams 15-5. Ellie Mactier bt Linda Singai 15-7

Hanah Birse bt Chloe Tressler 16-14. Jennifer Craig bt Ellie Mactier 15-8.

Charlie Stewart bt Hannah Birse 15-8

Final: Jennifer Craig bt Charlie Stewart 15-11

Under 15 Boys Singles

Alistair Craig bt Robert McHarrie 15-5. John Sproat bt Harry Brown 15-9

Cameron Walker bt Kieran Cluckie 15-5. Loughran McCarthy bt Ross Innes 15-3

Cameron Bingham bt Matthew McCrone 17-15. Jack Jukes bt Jamie Smith 15-8

Fraser Dawson bt Alistair Craig 15-5. Cameron Walker bt John Sproat 15-6.

Loughran McCarthy bt Cameron Walker 15-5. Jack Jukes bt Robbie Mann 15-6

Fraser Dawson bt Cameron Walker 15-5. Loughran McCarthy bt Jack Jukes 15-5

Final: Fraser Dawson bt Loughran McCarthy 15-9

Under 15 Girls Doubles

Iona Irving & Morgan Teers bt Libby Adams & Kathryn Robinson 15-12.

Hannah Birse & Ellie Mactier bt Chloe Tressler & Linda Singai 15-7.

Jennifer Craig & Charlie Stewart bt Iona Irving & Morgan Teers 15-0

Final: Jennifer Craig & Charlie Stewart bt Ellie Mactier & Hannah Birse 15-7

Under15 Boys Doubles

Loughran McCarthy & Kieran Cluckie bt Cameron Bingham & Robert McHarrie 15-2.

Cameron Walker & Jack Jukes bt Alistair Craig & Ross Innes 16-14.

Fraser Dawson & Robbie Mann bt Jamie Smith & John Sproat 15-7.

Loughran McCarthy & Kieran Cluckie bt Cameron Walker & Jack Jukes 15-8.

Final: Loughran McCarthy & Kieran Cluckie bt Fraser Dawson & Robbie Mann 16-14

Under 15 Mixed Doubles

Fraser Dawson & Jennifer Craig bt Matthew McCrone & Iona Irving 15-6

Harry Brown & Charlie Stewart bt Robbie Mann & Libby Adams 15-3

Loughran McCarthy & Hannah Birse bt Kieran Cluckie & Kathryn Robinson 15-6

Alistair Craig & Ellie Mactier bt Cameron Bingham & Chloe Tressler 15-14

Fraser Dawson & Jennifer Craig bt Harry Brown & Charlie Stewart 15-3

Loughran McCarthy & Hannah Birse bt Alistair Craig & Ellie Mactier 15-4

Final: Fraser Dawson & Jennifer Craig bt Loughran McCarthy & Hannah Birse 15-9

Under 18 Girls Singles

Hannah Birse bt Anna Ramsay 15-13. Jennifer Craig bt Sabina Sobczak 15-9.

Gemma Moffat bt Chloe Dunn 15-8. Charlie Stewart bt Hannah Birse 15-3

Kezia Dale bt Chloe Allison 15-7. Jennifer Craig bt Gemma Moffat 15-9.

Kezia Dale bt Charlie Stewart 15-9.

Final: Kezia Dale bt Jennifer Craig 19-17

Under 18 Boys Singles

Robbie Matley bt Jan Jan Sasil 17-15. Mark Conlan bt Brendan Todd 15-8

Mark McColm bt Alistair Munro 15-11. Lewis McCulloch bt Robbie Smith 15-5

Lewis Dawson bt Jack Dunn 15-4. Callum MacDonald bt Kyle McCrone 15-5

Callum Murray bt Finlay Dougan 15-11. Andrew Burnett bt Fraser Galloway 15-11

Fraser Dawson bt Robbie Matley 15-10. Mark Conlan bt Mark McCulloch 15-12

Lewis McCulloch v Lewis Wallace w/o. Loughran McCarthy bt Bradley Burrett 16-14

Lewis Dawson bt Stein McGraw 15-9. Russell Morton bt Jordan Harvey 15-4

Callum Macdonald bt Callum Murray 17-15. Andrew Burnett bt Alistair Birse 15-5.

Fraser Dawson bt Mark Conlan 18-16. Lewis McCulloch bt Loughran McCarthy 15-13.

Russell Morton bt Lewis Dawson 15-11. Andrew Burnett bt Callum Macdonald 15-12

Fraser Dawson bt Lewis Mcculloch 15-10. Andrew Burnett bt Russell Morton 15-13

Final: Fraser Dawson bt Andrew Burnett 15-12

Under 18 Girls Doubles

Jennifer Craig & Charlie Stewart bt Chloe Allison & Gemma Moffat 15-5

Kezia Dale & Sabina Sobczak bt Hannah Birse & Anna Ramsay 15-7

Final: Jennifer Craig & Charlie Stewart bt Kezia Dale & Sabina Sobczak 15-12

Under 18 Boys Doubles

Matthew Deazeley & Aaron Walker bt Mark McColm & Finlay Dougan 16-14.

Alistair Munro & Robbie Matley bt Fraser Galloway & Robbie Smith 15-13.

Andrew Burnett & Callum MacDonald bt Brendan Todd & Lewis McCulloch 15-7.

Mark Conlan & Lewis Dawson bt Loughran McCarthy & Kyle McCrone 15-13.

Alistair Birse & Lewis Wallace bt Jan Jan Sasil & Jack Dunn 15-5.

Fraser Dawson & Russell Morton bt Matthew Deazeley & Aaron Walker 15-9.

Jordan Harvey & Bradley Burrett bt Alistair Munro & Robbie Matley 16-14.

Andrew Burnett & Callum MacDonald bt Callum Murray & Stein McGraw 15-9

Alistair Birse & Lewis Wallace bt Mark Conlan & Lewis Dawson 15-12.

Fraser Dawson & Russell Morton bt Jordan Harvey & Bradley Burrett 15-7.

Andrew Burnett & Callum MacDonald bt Alistair Birse & Lewis Wallace 15-10

Final: Andrew Burnett & Callum MacDonald bt Fraser Dawson & Russell Morton 15-12

Under 18 Mixed Doubles

Lewis Wallace & Sabina Sobczak bt Fraser Galloway & Chloe Allison 15-3.

Russell Morton & Kezia Dale bt Callum MacDonald & Anna Ramsay 15-4.

Andrew Burnett & Gemma Moffat bt Jack Dunn & Chloe Dunn 15-8.

Alistair Birse & Charlie Stewart bt Kyle McCrone & Hannah Birse 15-7.

Fraser Dawson & Jennifer Craig bt Lewis Wallace & Sabina Sobczak 15-8

Russell Morton & Kezia Dale bt Andrew Burnett & Gemma Moffat 15-5.

Alistair Birse & Charlie Stewart bt Fraser Dawson & Jennifer Craig 15-12.

Final: Alistair Birse & Charlie Stewart bt Russell Morton & Kezia Dale 18-16

Primary Girls Singles

Emma Donnan bt Tammy Campbell 9-6. Abigail Turner bt Lauren Keenan 9-8

Leah Jolly bt Emma Jolly 9-5. Charlotte Cleer bt Abby Hawthorn 9-6.

Kirsten McCulloch bt Hollie Monteith 9-0. Chloe Munro bt Nicole Cockburn 9-4.

Mia Moore bt Enya Dodds 9-6. Emma Donnan bt Abby Walker 9-7.

Anna Ramsay bt Fiona Wilson 9-3. Rebecca Johnstone bt Abigail Turner 9-7

Leah Jolly bt Katie McCaig 9-6. Niamh McCarthy bt Zoe McCutcheon 9-2

Jessica Sproat bt Lizzie Williams 9-5. Molly McLean bt Charlotte Cleer 9-6

Freya Bathgate bt Kirsten McCulloch 9-2. Anna Christie bt Molly Coulter 9-4.

Emma Pollard bt Skye Herries 9-3. Erin Rankin bt Ella Wallace 9-4

Jodie Stewart bt Brianna Hamilton 9-4. Chloe Munro bt Rhona Baillie 9-0

Emma Donnan bt Mia Moore 9-1. Anna Ramsay bt Rebecca Johnstone 9-6

Niamh McCarthy bt Leah Jolly 9-3. Molly McLean bt Jessica Sproat 9-8

Freya Bathgate bt Elli Wadsworth 9-2. Emma Pollard bt Anna Christie 9-5.

Jodie Stewart bt Erin Rankin 9-2. Chloe Munro bt Emma Donnan 9-2

Niamh McCarthy bt Anna Ramsay 9-3. Freya Bathgate bt Molly McLean 9-5

Jodie Stewart bt Emma Pollard 9-3. Chloe Munro bt Niamh McCarthy 9-6

Jodie Stewart bt Freya Bathgate 9-5

Final: Jodie Stewart bt Chloe Munro 10-8

Primary Boys Singles

Ben Kyle bt Daniel Gorman 9-3. Angus McLoughlan bt Cole McClymont 9-4

Ryan Edgar bt Ashton McKeand 9-5. Wilson Sloan bt Dylan Hastie 9-3

Sean Bingham bt Ryan Martin 9-2. Scott Harnett bt Kyle Tarr 9-6.

Max Williams bt Calum Donald 9-6. Keigan O’Neill bt Fraser Baird 9-6

Ben Sproat bt Adam Reid 9-5. Drew Fisher bt Hamish Sutherland 9-4

Moray Ferguson bt Jake Donnelly 9-2. Ryan Hill bt Brandon Kirk 9-8

William Hardie bt Thomas Scott 9-1. Fraser Sullivan bt Ben Kyle 9-2

John Hughes bt Angus McLoughlan 9-8. Ryan Edgar bt Rory Dodds 9-6

Wilson Sloan bt Duncan McMeiken 9-7. Finn Marshall bt Sean Cuthbertson 9-6

Gergo Orban bt Sean Bingham 9-5. John Jolly bt Craig McCulloch 9-5

Scott Harnett bt Corey Ross 9-1 Magnus Ross bt Max Williams 9-4

Jack Parker bt Keigan O’Neill 9-4 Kerr Calderwood bt Ben Sproat 9-6

Ben Mitchell bt Drew Fisher 9-5. Marco Sandford bt Angus McClymont 9-7

Ryan Hill bt Moray Ferguson 9-6. William Hardie bt Rory Donnan 9-3

Rory Mann bt Callum Cummings 9-3. Fraser Sullivan bt John Hughes 9-1.

Wilson Sloan bt Ryan Edgar 9-4. Finn Marshall bt Gergo Orban 9-4.

Scott Harnett bt John Jolly 9-2. Magnus Ross bt Jack Parker 9-8

Ben Mitchell bt Kerr Calderwood 9-8. Ryan hill bt Marco Sandford 9-5

Rory Mann bt William Hardie 9-3. Fraser Sullivan bt Wilson Sloan 9-5

Scott Hartnett bt Finn Marshall 9-7. Ben Mitchell bt Magnus Ross 9-4

Rory Mann bt Ryan Hill 9-3. Fraser Sullivan bt Scott Harnett 9-5

Rory Mann bt Ben Mitchell 9-7

Final: Rory Mann bt Fraser Sullivan 10-8

Primary Girls Doubles

Molly McLean & Anna Ramsay bt Skye Herries & Tammy Campbell 9-3

Chloe Munro & Jessica Sproat bt Abby Walker & Ella Wallace 9-6

Mia Moore & Abby Hawthorn bt Rebecca Johnstone & Enya Dodds 9-5

Freya Bathgate & Rhona Baillie bt Elli Wadsworth & Natalie Gaw 9-2

Molly McLean & Anna Ramsay bt Emma Pollard & Charlotte 9-4

Fiona Wilson & Lizzie Williams bt Erin Rankin & Nicole Cockburn 9-8

Kirsten McCulloch & Molly Coulter bt Hollie Monteith & Brianna Hamilton 9-6

Anna Christie & Katie McCaig bt Leah Jolly & Emma Jolly 9-6

Chloe Munro & Jessica Sproat bt Mia Moore & Abby Hawthorn 9-3.

Molly McLean & Anna Ramsay bt Freya Bathgate & Rhona Baillie 9-7

Kirsten McCulloch & Molly Coulter bt Fiona Wilson & Lizzie Williams 9-5

Jodie Stewart & Niamh McCarthy bt Anna Christie & Katie McCaig 9-4

Chloe Munro & Jessica Sproat bt Molly McLean & Anna Ramsay 9-7

Jodie Stewart & Naimh McCarthy bt Kirsten McCulloch & Molly Coulter 9-7

Final: Jodie Stewart & Naimh McCarthy bt Chloe Munro & Jessica Sproat 9-4

Primary Boys Doubles

Ashton McKeand & Scott Harnett bt Kyle Utting & Hamish Sutherland 9-6

Ryan Edgar & Rory Dodds bt John Hughes & Jake Donnelly 9-2

Rory Donnan & Adam Reid bt Daniel Gorman & Craig McCulloch 9-8

Finn Marshall & Callum Cummings bt Wilson Sloan & Calum Donald 9-8

Kyle Tarr & Fraser Baird bt Cole McClymont & Dylan Hastie 9-7

Fraser Sullivan & Ben Mitchell bt Ashton McKeand & Scott Harnett 9-2

Marco Sandford & William Hardie bt Kerr Calderwood &Magnus Ross 9-5

Ryan Edgar & Rory Dodds bt Brandon Kirk & Thomas Scott 9-3

Drew Fisher & Corey Ross bt John Jolly & Keigan O’Neill 9-3

Moray Ferguson & Ben Sproat bt Rory Donnan & Adam Reid 9-7

Finn Marshall & Callum Cummings bt Sean Cuthbertson & Angus McClymont 9-7

Kyle Tarr & Fraser Baird bt Sean Bingham & Angus McLaughlin 9-5

Rory Mann & Max Williams bt Jack Parker & Ryan Hill 9-6

Fraser Sullivan & Ben Mitchell bt Marco Sandford & William Hardie 9-4

Drew Fisher & Corey Ross bt Ryan Edgar & Rory Dodds 9-7

Moray Ferguson & Ben Sproat bt Finn Marshall & Callum Cummings 9-8

Rory Mann & Max Williams bt Kyle Tarr & Fraser Baird 9-5

Fraser Sullivan & Ben Mitchell bt Drew Fisher & Corey Ross 9-7

Moray Ferguson & Ben Sproat bt Rory Mann & Max Williams 9-4

Final: Fraser Sullivan & Ben Mitchell bt Moray Ferguson & Ben Sproat 9-6

Primary Mixed Doubles

Fraser Baird & Molly McLean bt Sean Bingham & Enya Dodds 9-8

Marco Sandford & Chloe Munro bt Keigan O’Neill 9-4

Angus McClymont & Fiona Wilson bt Thomas Scott & Lauren Keenan 9-8

Kerr Calderwood & Rhona Baillie bt Duncan McMeiken & Rebecca Johnstone 9-3

Jake Donnelly & Brianna Hamilton bt Cole McClymont & Mia Moore 9-8

Ryan Martin & Zoe McCutcheon bt John Hughes & Hollie Monteith 9-7

Fraser Sullivan & Erin Rankin bt Kyle Utting & Abby Hawthorn 9-3

Ben Sproat & Kirsten McCulloch bt John Jolly & Emma Jolly 9-4

Scott Harnett & Emma Donnan bt Drew Fisher & Tammy Campbell 9-7

Kyle Tarr & Anna Ramsay bt Angus McLoughlan & Molly Coulter 9-7

Corey Ross & Lizzie Williams bt Calum Donald & Nicole Cockburn 9-5

Rory Mann & Niamh McCarthy bt Fraser Baird & Molly Mclean 9-2.

Marco Sandford & Chloe Munro bt Angus McClymont & Fiona Wilson 9-1

Kerr Calderwood & Rhona Bailllie bt Sean Cuthbertson & Skye Herries 9-0

William Hardie & Jessica Sproat bt Jake Donnelly & Brianna Hamilton 9-3

Magnus Ross & Freya Bathgate bt Ryan Martin & Zoe McCutcheon 9-1

Fraser Sullivan & Erin Rankin bt Ben Sproat & Kirsten McCulloch 9-2

Scott Harnett & Emma Donnan bt Kyle Tarr & Anna Ramsay 9-7

Corey Ross & Lizzie Williams bt Gergo Orban & Jodie Stewart 9-7

Rory Mann & Niamh McCarthy bt Marco Sandford & Chloe Munro 9-1

William Hardie & Jessica Sproat bt Kerr Calderwood & Rhona Baillie 9-6

Fraser Sullivan & Erin Rankin bt Magnus Ross & Freya Bathgate 9-8

Corey Ross & Lizzie Williams bt Scott Harnett & Emma Donnan 9-7

Rory Mann & Niamh McCarthy bt William Hardie & Jessica Sproat 9-6

Magnus Ross & Freya Bathgate bt Corey Ross & Lizzie Williams 9-6

Final: Rory Mann & Niamh McCarthy bt Magnus Ross & Freya Bathgate 9-7