On Saturday 23rd March 2019 Inverness Leisure Centre hosted the Highland & Islands Restricted Championships with the U18 singles held in Inverness Royal Academy to accommodate high entry. The tournament was split over 3 age groups:
U12, U15, U18 drawing in 117 players from all over the Highlands, Moray and Islands.
The tournament was run in pool format with top 2 through to Final A and rest to Final B. All games were 1 game to 21 with setting for U12; 1 game to 21 with setting
for U15/U18 except semis and finals in final A – which was best of 3 to 21 with setting.
There was a small impact of ferries being cancelled from Barra impacting 8 players and slight draw updates to accommodate U15 mixed to ensure pool games.
FINAL A: There was strong performance across the age group from our young lades and young gentlemen. Tommy Ballantine (Orkney) secured the treble in all 3 events with partners Mark McCoustra (Caithness) & Nadia Fenton (Gairloch).
Ashley Donald picked up girl’s singles title with an epic battle against Emma Donald (Moray). The doubles were won by Shona Cumming (Moray) and Nadia Fenton (Gairloch).
FINAL B: The Consolation singles was won by Josh Wilson (Buckie)
and Olivia Stronach (Buckie); doubles won by Fahmad Askair (Inverness)/Cameron MacKenzie (Western Isles) & mixed doubles won by Mark McCoustra (Caithness)/ Ashley Donald (MoraY0.
FINAL A: With the biggest entry size of 76 players
saw lots of games and many surprises. The girls events was dominated by Sophie Barrie (Inverness) winning the treble in all 3 events with partners Abigail Barrie (Inverness) and Alex Thompson (Moray). The boys singles and doubles was won by Zen
McClure (Moray) with partner Sandy McWilliam (Inverness).
FINAL B: the consolation singles was won by Leah Sinclair (Caithness) and Anndra Cumming (Gairloch). The doubles were on by Will Oag/Allan Robertshaw (Caithness) and Kiera Gunn/Leah
Sinclair (Caithness). The mixed doubles were won by Calum Craig (Inverness)/Emma Sendall (Fortrose).
FINAL A: Excellent young talent coming through with Harris Nairn (West End) picking up singles and doubles titles with
partner Callum MCWhirter (West End). The singles tile went to Abigail Barrie (Inverness) and the doubles title went to Sophie Howard/Ruby MacIntosh (Moray).
FINAL B: Singles consolation went to Ruby MacIntosh (Moray) & Rakin Amin (Buckie).
Doubles went to James Alami-Merrouni+Conor Doherty, Nairn.
Well done to all players – whata day with lots of games for all.
Thank to Inverness Leisure Centre and Inverness Royal Academy for use of their excellent facilities.
thanks for all volunteer helpers:
Lesley Gordon, Tracey Gough, Caroline Strath, John MacCulloch, Mhairi Donald, Marion McCoustra, Andrew Durrand, Ian Campbell, Megan Campbell, Jane Grant.
Without our band of volunteers we would not be able to
put on these events.
Special thanks to all parents for their commitment to all players for entering them into the event - our website will be updated late June for the new season of whats coming.
All Results can be found: CLICK
Write-up courtesy of Margaret Campbell, HBG
As at 27th March 2019