Badminton - youth sport: Jack's got the lot at Dorset tournament

CHAMPION: Under-16s winner Jack MacGregor

CHAMPION: Under-16s winner Jack MacGregor

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HOT prospect Jack MacGregor completed a full set of county titles by winning the Dorset Juniors Restricted Championships under-16s tournament at Harewood College last month.

The Bournemouth Collegiate School star, who is still only 13-years-old, has won the singles crown at every age group since taking up the sport when he was eight.

In his latest triumph, MacGregor beat Timmy Nash (Bournemouth School for Boys) 15-11, 15-9.

Singles runners-up Nash then partnered Matthew Hunt (Arnewood) to take the doubles gold by beating MacGregor and David Higbee (Poole Grammar) 15-9, 10-15, 16-14.

In the under-16 girls, Chloe Wakely (Budmouth) beat Rebekah Blinman (BSG) 16-14 15-9 to win the singles title.

Blinman then partnered Naomi Bodman (Lytchett) to win the doubles 15-9, 15-14 against Bea Young (South Wilts Girls) and Nicole Howcroft (Poole High).

In the under-12 competition, Zac Prentice beat Reuben Bodman 16-14, 15-7 before teaming up with Owen Griffiths (BCS) to topple Walter Carswell (Park) and Toby Nash 15-8, 15-7 in the doubles.

Ten-year-old Rhiannon Lockie (Baden Powell and St Peter's) took the girls under-12 singles title with a win over Cherry Stent (St Katharine's) 13-15, 15-10, 15-9.

Both finalists were victorious in the doubles against Olivia Willmore and Rosie Hart (Sir John Colfox) 9-15, 15-8, 15-5.

Matt Howcroft (Poole High) beat Henry Turner (BSB) 15-8, 17-15 to win the boys’ under-14s competition.

Howcroft then teamed up with Ben Jarvis (Ferndown) to win the doubles title 15-6, 15-5.

Lily Stent toppled Ali Donnelly 15-14, 15-12 in a tight final to win the girls under-14s singles crown. The Bournemouth School for Girls then teamed up to win the doubles title against Jess Hodge and Jessica Jeffery 15-6, 15-8.

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