Magees are the flair pair
By DAIRE WALSH
Chloe and Sam Magee turned on the style in Blanchardstown to secure the Irish Open badminton mixed doubles crown.
With a 21-13, 21-12 win over England’s Harley Towler and Emily Westwood at the National Indoor Arena, the Donegal siblings became the first Irish winners at the tournament since Scott Evans’ singles triumph in 2012. The Raphoe pair had finished runners-up last year.
Leo Rossi of France won the men’s singles final, while South Korean Se Young An took the women’s singles crown.
Westwood combined with Malaysia’s Li Lian Yang to claim the women’s doubles title, while South Koreans Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae won the men’s doubles.
Men’s doubles final
Choi Solgyu (Korea)/Seo Seung Jae (Korea) beat Jack MacGregor (Scotland)/Ciar Pringle (Scotland) 2-0 (21-17, 21-12)
Women’s doubles final
Emily Westwood (England)/Li Lian Yang (Malaysia) beat Jessica Hopton (England)/Victoria Williams 2-1 (21-15, 19-21, 21-19)
Men’s singles final
Leo Rossi (France) beat Lars Schaenzler (Germany) 2-0 (21-17, 21-9)
Women’s singles final
Se Young An (Korea) beat Ga Eun Kim (Korea) 2-0 (26-24, 21-17)
Mixed doubles final
Chloe Magee (Ireland)/Sam Magee (Ireland) beat Harley Towler (England)/Emily Westwood (England) 2-0 (21-13, 21-12)