Pringle’s truly the best in Scotland

Michael Farnood, Badminton Scotland President Karen Stalker and Adam Pringle (above).
Michael Farnood, Badminton Scotland President Karen Stalker and Adam Pringle (above).

LOCAL lad Adam Pringle is the new Scottish national under 11 champion.

The top seed cruised through his group with four emphatic wins then defeated Seamus Russell of Edinburgh 21-13 in the quarter-finals and Dundee’s Kyle Middleton 21-9 in the semi-finals.

Anne Smillie, chief executive of BADMINTONscotland, said: “This under 11 championships brought to an end a terrific season for Scotland’s young players. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment from this youngest of our age group National Championship contenders and shows the strength of badminton throughout the country even at this level”.

The tournament — which took place at Glasgow’s national badminton academy at Scotstoun on Saturday — will include the top twenty three top ranked under 11s in the country.

The Carolside primary pupil’s dad, Iain, competed in the 1986 Commonwealth games in the sport and his sister, Caitlin, is already a Scottish junior international.

Classmate Erin Waddell (age 10) competed and won the B girls doubles event with partner Alice Campbell.

Erin and her family moved to the area from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire in August 2011.

Erin, Alice and Scott are members of the National Junior Scottish Squad and train at Scotstoun several times per week.