Monday 28th March 2022
The Biggest Student Badminton Celebration in Three Years!
SSS Badminton Championships were back at Robert Gordon University this year with some amazing performances.
SSS Badminton Championships (sponsored by Ashaway) were back at Robert Gordon University this year with some amazing performances! Barbara Drozdowska from Scottish Student Badminton sums up the biggest student badminton event in three years.
“On the 11th and 12th of March we witnessed the comeback of SSS Badminton Championships after a three-year break. 152 players from 12 universities competed at Robert Gordon University in a great atmosphere.
From the quarterfinals on we saw some incredibly high-level performances, with many matches going into three intense sets. Special mentions for the most spectacular players of the Championships need to go to Ben Torrance (University of Strathclyde) and Ai Jiang (University of Edinburgh) for making the semi-finals in all three possible events. On top of that, a huge effort was made by Kenneth Cheung (University of Strathclyde) and Ai who managed to advance into two finals, winning one and both of them respectively!
We’d like to extend a big congratulations to the finalists. In singles, Michael McGuire (Glasgow Caledonian University) took the win against Kenneth Cheung in, while Anett Karsai (University of Stirling) claimed the gold after Lindsey Ireland’s (University of Glasgow) retirement due to injury. In men’s and women’s doubles, Kenneth Cheung/Glen Lewington (University of Strathclyde) and Ai Jiang/Grace Choi (University of Edinburgh) were better than Calum Atterbury/Peter Sawkins (University of Edinburgh) and Emma Donald/Jennifer Lafferty. Following that, the last match of Saturday featured an all-Edinburgh final with Ai Jiang/Calum Atterbury confidently dominating Emily Harrison/Derek Zhao in two sets.
We would like to thank Badminton Scotland for their support leading up to and during the Championships, as well as our sponsor Ashaway who provided an excellent stringing service, prizes for the winners and shuttles during all our matches. We are looking forward to working with them again in the future!
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