With over 114 games at the Kelso ‘Open’ Primary Badminton Tournament it was as well there was a laptop handy to help with the organisation.
Two secondary pupils ran the tournament directors table, Linsey Young from Kelso High School and Molly MacDonald of Berwickshire High School, while the adults merely supervised player and court management, clothes and coffee stalls.
There was a superb support from parents and family members as well as Border Badminton coaches Pete Hardie, Dave Burns, Paul MacDonald and Judith Younger. Senior players came along to help with the umpiring despite not playing themselves.
Jodie Black (Coldingham PS) won the Girls A Singles beating Iona Fox (Kingsland PS) in the final. Iona and Jodie then took the Level Doubles together beating Indie Lucas and Ushika Kidd from (Reston PS) in the final.
Lucy MacDonald (Duns PS) won the ‘B’ Championships beating Hannah Flack (St Boswells). Best Girl winner was Jessica Mitchell from Peebles who had a great tournament raising her game throughout the day and showing interest in what was going on by asking lots of good questions.
The boys competition saw Isaac Weir (Duns PS) take the title beating Martin Goldie (Drumlanrig PS). Isaac and Gavin McLauchlin (West Linton) teamed up to take Patrick Harrison and Struan Wells (both West Linton) in a hard fought match.
‘B’ Championships winner Aiden Ferrier (West Linton) had a fantastic game against Kelso’s Adam Middlemass (Broomlands PS).
The level doubles was won by Duncan Crowe and Martin Goldie took Max Blundell and Louis Jeffrey (both West Linton). Here the Best Boy was Fergus Murray (Duns PS).