Four Scots to tackle Yonex All England in Birmingham

Four Scots to tackle Yonex All England in Birmingham

Kirsty Gilmour will again be Scotland’s standard bearer when the opening Superseries event of the year, the Yonex All England Championships, take place in Birmingham next month.

But the five-times Yonex Scottish National singles champion won’t be alone in representing Scotland because three of Scotland’s top men’s doubles players are also in the line-up for this Premier Superseries tournament.

Martin Campbell (Edinburgh) and Patrick MacHugh (Kinross), the 2015 Yonex National champions and last weekend’s runners-up, have earned a place in the qualifying.

And joining them will be Adam Hall, who will be partnering England’s Chris Coles in the qualifying.

It is an exciting time for the 20-year-old from Mauchline. At the end of January he and Coles won their first international title when they triumphed at the Iceland International.

And on Sunday he won his first senior National title to go with all his junior national titles, as he and 34-year-old Robert Blair won the men’s singles by beating Campbell and MacHugh in straight games in the final in Perth.

Campbell, MacHugh and Hall will be in action on Tuesday March 8 (12 noon start) with Gilmour starting her bid in the women’s singles first round a day later.

But the All England also offers a great chance to see the best players in action, many of whom are likely to be competing at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

If you are going to the All England then be sure to visit BADMINTONscotland’s TOTAL BWF World Championships promotional stand on the Arena Concourse.