Russell Hogg

Russell Hogg (1 July 1968 – 17 September 2012) was a Scottish badminton player.[1] He reached a career high as world number 8 and has a number of titles to his name. Hogg competed at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, and won a mixed team bronze in 2002.

Russell Hogg
Personal information
Born(1968-07-01)1 July 1968
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Died17 September 2012(2012-09-17) (aged 44)
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Retiredin 2003
CoachDan Travers
Highest ranking8 (Mixed doubles)
17 (Men's doubles)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Scotland
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Mixed team
BWF profile


Dunfermline-born Hogg started playing badminton with the age 10. His father Harry Hogg was the Defence of Ministry worker. Hogg spent two years in Mauritius and after that he studied in St Leonard's Primary, Dunfermline, where his mother Moira was a teacher. It was his father, also a badminton coach, who introduced him to the sport. Hogg was exceptionally hard-working, developing his game at Alloa Badminton Club to win European gold medal in the under-14 category. Although he played badminton, he was an enthusiastic cricket player too. He had represented Scotland's under-16s and served as captain of Fife County Cricket Club for a season. Hogg finally found his way into the badminton and began developing his game to be the country's elite doubles player. He won Scottish national junior championships for 5 times. He left school around 1986 to work in administration with the Ministry of Defence at Rosyth Dockyard and it was the same time that he made his Scotland debut. Between 1988 and 2002 he won the National men's doubles championships for 10 times, eight of them with Kenny Middlemiss. He also won the mixed doubles title twice with Kirsteen McEwan. On the world tournament circuit he reached a career best of No. 8 in mixed doubles and No. 17 in men's doubles. After retiring from playing career he worked for North Ayrshire Leisure as badminton development manager before joining the Badminton Scotland staff in November 2004 as national development manager. His wife Julie Hogg whom he met while he was 12 was also the badminton player. Hogg was third most-capped player in the country, with 117 appearances, and had the hands-on experience that also made him a respected coach and mentor. He mentored the Scottish team in 2012 Olympic games. Just month after the Olympic expedition, Hogg demised due to the prolonged illness caused by Skin cancer at the age of 44.[2][3]


IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Irish International   Anthony Gallagher   Kenny Middlemiss
  Dan Travers
6–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1990 Gibraltar International   Ian Teasdale   Ricardo Fernandes
  Jose Sim Sim
15–2, 15–5   Winner
1992 Gibraltar International   Richard Outterside –, – –, –   Winner
1992 Iceland International   Kenny Middlemiss   Simon Archer
  Julian Robertson
9–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1992 Amor International   Kenny Middlemiss   Broddi Kristjánsson
  Árni Þór Hallgrímson
15–4, 15–12   Winner
1993 Gibraltar International   Paul Hutchinson   Kelvin Edwards
  Paul Ruthven
15–5, 7–15, 15–1   Winner
1997 Portugal International   Kenny Middlemiss   Hugo Rodrigues
  Fernando Silva
Walkover   Runner-up
1997 Slovenian International   Kenny Middlemiss   Harald Koch
  Jürgen Koch
18–14, 15–5   Winner
1999 La Chaux-de-Fonds   Kenny Middlemiss   Aras Razak
  Henrik Sørensen
10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1999 Scottish International   Kenny Middlemiss   Michael Lamp
  Jonas Rasmussen
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 New Zealand International   Robert Blair   John Gordon
  Daniel Shirley
16–17, 7–15   Runner-up
2000 Irish International   Robert Blair   Alastair Gatt
  Craig Robertson
15–12, 12–15, 5–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Gibraltar International   J Steen   Ian Teasdale
  R. Ambrose
12–15, 15–9, 7–15   Runner-up
1993 Gibraltar International   Julie Hogg   Paul Steel
  Sue Tromp
15–10, 15–7   Winner
1997 Portugal International   Karen Peatfield   Kenny Middlemiss
  Elinor Middlemiss
Walkover   Winner
1997 Slovenian International   Jillian Haldane   Kenny Middlemiss
  Elinor Middlemiss
10–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 Scottish International   Tracy Dineen   Lars Paaske
  Jane F. Bramsen
6–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1998 Irish International   Alexis Barlow   Ruud Kuijten
  Manon Albinus
7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2000 Slovenian International   Kirsteen McEwan   Mathias Boe
  Britta Andersen
9–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2000 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Kirsteen McEwan   Björn Siegemund
  Nicol Pitro
5–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 Irish Open   Kirsteen McEwan   Graham Hurrell
  Sara Hardaker
15–9, 15–8   Winner
2001 Slovenian International   Kirsteen McEwan   Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Yakusheva
5–7, 3–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2002 Croatian International   Kirsteen McEwan   Travis Denney
  Kate Wilson-Smith
7–3, 8–6, 7–2   Winner


  1. ^ "Profile:Russell Hogg". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Russell Hogg". The Herald. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ Røsler, Manuel (17 September 2012). "BADMINTONscotland mourns for Russell Hogg". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 2 January 2021.

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