Champions Crowned in Junior Beach Championship 2022

Last Saturday saw the eventual return of the Scottish Junior Beach Volleyball Championships, which had been rescheduled due to poor weather back in June. Held in the new location of West Sands Beach, St Andrews, participants made the journey from all over Scotland the find out who would be crowned champion.

Participants were split by age, with a little bit of mixing to ensure a full competition could take place. The wind stayed at manageable levels this time around, and players used that to their advantage to play some truly exciting volleyball!

In the U20 girls final, the U18 pairing of Lauren and Lucy beat the U20 pairing of Lisa and Jessica in the final 20-22, 21-14, 15-9. That wasn’t enough for them though, as they then went on to beat Sasha and Iona in the U18 final!

In the boy’s category both the U20s and U18s were good contests, but the U20 final was the closest so far, with Cole and Ewan eventually taking it 21-12, 18-21, 15-12. The lead changed hands a few times in the final set before Cole and Ewan managed the win, with some excellent play by all four players.

The winners of each age category are as follows:

U16 girls

  1. Holly S./Brooke L.
  2. Naimh R./Lauren D.
  3. Olive T./Isla R.

U18 girls

  1. Lauren H./Lucy P.
  2. Alexandra CM./Iona B.
  3. Jemma H./Jessica B.

U20 girls

  1. Lauren H./Lucy P.
  2. Lisa W./Jessica G.
  3. Alexandra CM./Iona B.

U16 boys

  1. Aran B./Andrew K.

U18 boys

  1. Adam B./Finn T.
  2. Calum F./Fraser J.

U20 boys

  1. Ewan R./Cole T.
  2. Keir P./Murray P.
  3. Adam B./Finn T.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the competition!