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Thornlee 2024

Thornlee will return in 2024, taking place on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May 2024 at BADMINTONscotland’s Sir Craig Reedie (Cockburn) Badminton Centre in Glasgow. Days and timings for the events will be dependent on the number of entries received for each event, and we will confirm the schedule by early May.

You must pay your entry fees by this date to your club captain or directly to Langisde Badminton League. The cost is £9 per event, or £30 for all four you are eligible to enter:

  • Men’s Singles / Women’s Singles
  • Men’s Doubles / Women’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Balloted Mixed Doubles

You can register with or without a partner in the doubles categories. We will do our best to find you a partner if you register without one. In the Balloted Mixed Doubles category, a partner will be provided to you from an opposing club, provided there are enough entries from both genders.

You will be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games in each event you enter. If we get the minimum number of entries required, first and second place in groups will progress to the main draw, whilst others will move to the consolation draw. Both draws thereafter will be knock-out formats.

Entries is now open, which you can register by following this link or by filling out the form below. The deadline for registration is Saturday 27 April.

More information about Thornlee

The Thornlee Badminton Tournament is our end of season tournament, run in accordance with the rules of Badminton Scotland. The event takes place every year in May, providing an individual competitive badminton tournament for club members in the Langside Badminton League. 

Only participating members of Langside League clubs can participate in Thornlee. A list of registered players in Langside can be found here.

Events start in a group format and then, depending on the size of groups, will be followed by knock-out formats for successful players in both main draw championships and consolation events. 

You can view results from 2019 and 2023 on Tournament Software.

Photos from Thornlee 2023

More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

The Thornlee Trophy

In 1973, The Thornlee Trophy, presented by Orchardhill Badminton Club, was introduced to award the overall best performing club at the Thornlee tournament. Players represent their clubs across events, earning points that go towards the total for their club. Points are awarded as follows:

  • Champion: 6 points
  • Runner-up: 5 points
  • Semi Finalist: 4 points
  • Quarter finalist: 3 points
  • Consolation winner: 2 points
  • Consolation runner-up: 1 point

Singles players are awarded the full points, whereas doubles pairings split the points between them.

We also recognise the MVPs (Most Valueable Players) of the tournament – competitors who earned the most points for their club towards the Thornlee Trophy.