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Watson Briggs

Player BIO

Name: Robert Blair
Marital Status: Single
DOB: 7/8/1981
Residence: Glasgow
Playing Hand: Right
Discipline: Doubles & Mixed
Career Highlights:

Playing Sudirman Cup in Glasgow

Current Partners: Tan Bin Shen & Imogen Bankier 
International Caps: 15


Coach(es): John Quinn & Yvette Yun Luo
International Titles & other achievements:
  • 2014 Spanish Open Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2014 French International Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2014 Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2014 Caperio Swedish Masters Mixed Doubles Champion 
  • 2013 Irish International Mixed Doubles Runner-up
  • 2013 Scottish Open Grand Prix Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2013 Bulgarian International Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2013 Kharkov Open Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2013 Sudirman Cup Finished Top of Group 2
  • 2013 French International Mixed Doubles Champion
  • Dutch Open
  • German Open
  • Greek Open
  • Bulgarian Open
  • Austrian Open
  • Spanish Open
  • Portuguese Open
  • Irish Open
Scottish Titles:
  • 2014 Yonex Scottish National Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2014 Yonex Scottish National Men's Doubles Champion
  • 2013 Yonex Scottish National Men's Doubles Champion
  • Scottish International 2001, 2002 & 2007
Other Achievements:
  • World Championships Silver
Badminton Goals & Ambitions:

Commonwealth Games 2014

When did you start playing badminton and why?

Started playing around 8 when I joined in some of my mum's badminton classes.

Typical Week Training Schedule: Mon - Fri
Badminton 9-11
Physical & Skill: 14-16
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

It has been nice to travel some of the world and see different countries and cultures.

First Badminton Memories:

Playing with my friends at school

Hobbies: Golf
Favourite food: Tapas
Favourite music: Muse, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Radiohead
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Hong Kong
Favourite Badminton Tournament:

Indonesia Open

Most Admired Player: Rexy Manaiky
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