Fiona Christie, Aimee Allan and Karen Lyttle led the way as Scotland players topped the podium in 13 of the 28 categories at the Scottish 4 Nations ParaBadminton Championships at Motherwell’s Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.
Christie partnered England’s David Follett to victory in the wheelchair mixed doubles against England’s Owen Kilburn and Sharon Jones Barnes, winning 21-9 21-17, and took top spot in the women’s singles combined event when she defeated Barnes 21-7 21-11.
Allan was also a double winner, taking top spot in the women’s singles class 2 by beating England’s Catherine Carson 21-7 21-6 in the final and also won the mixed doubles class 2 with Sandy White.
Another star of the show for Scotland was Karen Lyttle, who appeared in three finals. She partnered Ross McCann to victory in the mixed doubles class 3 against England’s Joey Courchene and Vicky Iles, winning 21-19 21
She also finished runner-up with Hazel Irvine behind Scotland’s Sharon Munro and England’s Iles in the women’s doubles class 2, going down 18-21 21-11 21-9, and was runner-up to Iles in the women’s singles class 3, losing 21-12 21-6.
The mixed doubles class 1 and class 2 finals were all-Scottish affairs. In class 1 James Pert and Diane Gillan defeated Michael McCraw and Jenny Gray 18-21 21-10 21-16 while in class 2 Allan claimed her second title when she and White defeated Derek Tomkinson and Irvine 21-14 21-16.
Scotland also took gold and silver in the men’s doubles class 1 when Kevin Dobson and McCraw overcame Grant Hunter and Murrie Robertson 22-20 21-16. But both Hunter and Robertson grabbed gold in the in the men’s singles class 1 and class 2 respectively, Hunter winning an all-Scottish final with McCraw 21-16 22-20 and Robertson winning 21-9 21-12 against England’s Mark Goulder.
There were golds, too, for Craig Docherty and Joseph McLaughlin in the men’s doubles class 4, Steven van Beek in men’s singles class 3 and James M
cNeil in singles class 4 as he beat team-mate David Adie in the final 21-15 21-18.
There were silver medals for Jenny Gray in women’s doubles class 1 with England’s Samantha Monk, McNeil and Mahesh Bhatt in men’s doubles class 3, Michael King with England’s James Wyatt in men’s doubles class 2, and Peter Sabine in singles class 5.
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