29th January 2022
Saturday 29th January saw athletes from all around Scotland come together and compete in the badminton Scotland Disability Nationals! Playing across 5 different categories. Lothian Disability Badminton Club coming away with lots of medaks.
In the SS6 category there was 8 entries and both groups played some cracking matches but it was Andrew and Bobby that advanced through the groups and semi-finals meeting each other in the final where it was a thrilling 3 set match with Andrew taking the games and becoming the national champion!
Abdrew and B|obby then teamed up in the SS6 Doubles and beat Ross and Finlay Davidson 21-10 21-6 in the final.
In the SL3 singles there was some thrilling matches to watch of some upcoming stars and those who are showing amazing skills and quality after years of experience! It was Alan who took the Scottish National title by beating Colin and Logan in the group stages
In the SL4 singles it was Richard that came through to win the title after playing some Superb matches against David Purdie and Jamie who all put on an amazing performance on court
Colin and Richard then teamed up to play SL3-SU5 Mens Doubles beating Alan and David Purdie in the final. Jamie and Logan were 3rd.
In the LD mens singles division 1 it was a straight final between Michael and James Pert- both players have competed against each other before and it was always a thrilling match on court and it happened again, amazing rallies, shots and players etiquette on court was amazing! it was Michael that came through in 2 sets to regain the Scottish national title!
Michael then teamed up with Kevin Dobson to win the LD mens doubles division 1 . Michael teamed up with Diane Gillan to win the LD mixed doubles division 1 beating Kevin Dobson and Dania Bey. Giving Michael 3 National titles.
In the LD Woman’s singles division 1 saw a straight final between Dianne Gillan a long time athlete and Siobhan who is showing some strong potential and a strong career ahead even though only playing for a short time but it was Diane after an amazing match to watch that took the LD division 1 woman’s title.
Siobhan then teamed up with Kyle to win the LD mixed doubles class 2 final in three sets with Peter and Rebecca coming in third, Kyle also came 3/4 in the LD mens singles class 2.
In the LD woman’s singles division 2 there was some Superb matches across the group and it was Rebecca O’Connor who came through who is just starting up her badminton career that took the title after playing some amazing matches.
The LD womens doubles class 2 was won by Dania and Rebecca O'Conner with Rebecca and Kathleen winning silver.
Well done to everyone for a great day.
For the full results from the Scottish Disability National Championships 2022 click here.
20th December 2021
Congratulations to all the players that went to the UK Parabadminton Championships in Sheffield.
Congratulations to Ross Foley and Andrew Davies on winning the womens doubles SH6 and to Logan Welsh for winning the womens SL3 singles. In the mens singles SL3 Alan Oliver was the runner up and Colin Leslie was 3/4. In the mens singles SL4 Richard Lean was 3rd. In mens double SL3/4 Richard and Colin teamed up and were runners up. Andrew and Ross teamed up in the mens double sh6 and were 3rd. In the mens doubles SU5 Colin teamed up with Welsh player Jack Wilson and they were runners up. In mixed double SL3-SU5 Colin teamed up with English player Sophie Silcock and they were runners up.
15th December 2021
Congratulations to our club president Christine Black on her medal haul at the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships 2021. Christine won the over 65 womens doubles, runner up in the over 65 ladies singles and runner up in the over 60 mixed doubles withe her partner Dan Travers.
21st August 2021
Lothian Disability Badminton Club had a great weekend at the Scottish National Disability Championships 2021 by winning 13 Gold medals and 12 Silver medals. For full results click here.
Both sections of the club are back up and running after the long break due to Covid. Everyone enjoying being back at the club, meeting friends and looking great in the new club tops.
8th April 2021
Peter showing of the new club playing tops. Hopefully we will all get back playing soon and be able to show off our lovely new tops.
11th November 2020
I hope you are all staying safe and well,
Just a little update from the committee to say that we are still working behind the scenes to get everything ready and set up for a return to club. We are having regular committee meetings & are in contact with governing bodies & facility managers.
We have an ever changing situation on our hands so we unfortunately aren’t able to give you all a date for start back but we can assure you that we will have LDBC back up and running as soon as we safely can.
With regards to our Bathgate section - as it is held within a school facility we have no idea when we will be able to return to the Academy but once our Musselburgh section is back up and running we will be inviting our Bathgate section to join us at Musselburgh in the meantime.
We will be in touch with all soon & I hope we have positive news,
Emma - Vice Chair
23rd September 2020
On July 16th 2020 Lothian Disability Badminton Club (LDBC) became the first club to achieve the Shuttlemark Award in the Lothian Group area. LDBC is the 20th club in Scotland to sign up to Badminton Scotland’s accreditation scheme.
To read the full article please click here
20th May 2020
Edinburgh University Badminton Club Raise funds for LDBC
"Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well and staying safe and healthy! Just wanted to let you all know that a few of us with the Edinburgh University Badminton Club organised a pub quiz and raffle to raise some money to donate to LDBC and managed to raise £201 thanks to all the people that came along and were happy to donate and help out! I hope that once LDBC starts back up again that this can help out somehow, and look forward to seeing you all there! Until then, take care of yourselves and stay healthy!"
Annabell Sand - EUBC
11th May 2020
Hello Everyone at LDBC,
We as a committee just wanted to check in with everyone, to say hello and wish you well through these difficult & strange times. We hope everyone is staying safe and doing okay.
We understand that the situation is incredibly hard, we have absolutely no idea when club will be able to return, we are continuing to follow government guidelines and will take the necessary positive steps to allow club to return to business once this is feasible.
The club committee continue to work in the background & we hope to have new exciting ventures ready for when LDBC returns.
If anyone needs anything or has any queries regarding the current situation, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact. We are here to help in any way which we can.
See you all soon,
15th March 2020
LDBC update on Coronavirus (Covid - 19)
Following to the ongoing increase in Coronavirus cases in Scotland, LDBC has taken the decision to suspend all LDBC sessions with effect from 17th March until further notice.
I hope you can understand our decision; the safety of our members is our upmost priority and we feel this is a sensible decision.
LDBC will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any changes as soon as they occur.
Stay safe everyone!