Margaret Barrand

Margaret Barrand (née Margaret Semple) (born 1940) is a former English badminton international player and a former national champion.[2]

Margaret Barrand (née Semple)
Personal information
NationalityBritish (English)
Born1940 (age 80–81) [1]


Barrand became an English National doubles champion after winning the English National Badminton Championships mixed doubles title with Roger Mills in 1965.[3][4] The following year she won the women's doubles with Angela Bairstow.[5]She was a member of the 1963 English Uber Cup team which finished second to the United States in a tight four games to three final. Her most impressive badminton accomplishment, perhaps, was winning mixed doubles at the U.S. Open Badminton Championships in three successive years (1963, 1964, and 1965), each time with a different partner ( in order: Sangob Rattanusorn, Channarong Ratanaseangsuang, and Bob McCoig). She also won the 1965 Canadian Open mixed doubles with McCoig and the 1965 U.S Open women's doubles with Jennifer Pritchard Horton.

She represented Lancashire and England and played under the name of Semple until she married a vicar called George Barrand in 1958, playing thereafter as Barrand.


International tournamentsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1963 US Open   Sangob Rattanusorn   Joe Alston
  Lois Alston
1964 U.S. Open   Channarong Ratanaseangsuang   Joe Alston
  Lois Alston
Walkover   Winner
1965 U.S Open   Bob McCoig   Tony Jordan
  Jenny Horton
15-7, 12-15, 15-12   Winner


  1. ^ "1940 births". Free BMD.
  2. ^ Davis, Pat (1983). Guinness Book of Badminton, page 86. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-271-X.
  3. ^ ""Badminton Full Of Surprises." Times, 6 Feb. 1965, p. 4". Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ ""Sports in Brief." Times, 8 Feb. 1965, p. 4". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ ""Mills Easily Keeps His Title." Times, 13 Dec. 1965, p. 4". Times Digital Archive.