Local youngsters met with success in the Scottish Junior National Badminton Championships at Ravenscraig on Sunday.
Glasgow’s Grimley twins were expected to dominate singles and doubles in the Under 17 Championships. But second seed Matthew suffered an unexpected semi-final defeat by Giffnock’s 3/4 seed Ciar Pringle 21-19 21-16.
But Christopher avenged that defeat in the final when he defeated Pringle 21-8 21-18 to lift the title won last year by his brother.
The Grimleys then retained their doubles title but they had to do it the hard way, coming from behind to defeat Edinburgh’s Calum Atterbury and Eyemouth’s Robbie Patterson 18-21 21-19 21-11.
But Patterson didn’t go home too downhearted as he and Prestwick’s Ciara Torrance won the mixed doubles with a 21-16 21-19 win over Atterbury and Edinburgh’s Rachel Andrew.
There was a double winner in the Under 13 Championships when Dunbar’s Euan Campbell won the singles and boys’ doubles.
Campbell defeated Motherwell’s Lewis Hart 21-15 21-13 in the battle of the 3/4 seeds then teamed up with Bonnyrigg’s Andrew Evans as the second seeds toppled Hart and Callum Stokes of Duns 21-15 17-21 21-19 in the closest of the afternoon’s finals.
Aberdeen’s Lindsay Ireland took the girls’ singles as the 3/4 seed defeated North Berwick second seed Lois Turnbull 21-18 21-11. Turnbull reached the final with a walkover against injured 3/4 seed Jodie Black of Eyemouth.
But Ireland missed out in the doubles final when she and Edinburgh’s Mary Kong fell to Holland and Martin in another close final 15-21 21-15 21-18.
Second seeds Kong and Ian Campbell of Inverness took the mixed title on a walkover against top seeds Isaac Weir (Duns) and the injured Jodie Black.