On Saturday 4th February 2017 the Black Isle Leisure Centre in Fortrose hosted the Highland Badminton U13 Junior Championships. The tournament brought players from all over the Highlands and Islands – Buckie, Moray, Inverness,
Lochcarron, Western Isles, Thurso and Wick; along with players from all over Scotland - Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow , Edinburgh, and Fife.
The tournament was run in qualification pools moving onto knockout A or B round – which was based on the player
performance in the group stages to which knockout round players would go to. The tournament consisted of 5 events – below are the results of each event:
Knockout A - finalists were Daniel Harris (Aberdeen)
and Logan Ireland (Edinburgh) with the advantage going to Logan winning 21-15. In the 3rd place play-off were Scott MacKenzie (Glasgow) and Callan Short (Dundee) with Scott winning 21-16.
Knockout B - finalists were Alan Gunn
(Wick) and Cameron MacKenzie (Western Isles) where Cameron won 21-10.
Knockout A - finalists were Ashley Donald (Moray) and Mary Kong (Edinburgh) with Mary winning 21-8. In the 3rd place play-off
were Sophie Barrie (Inverness) and Iona Muir (Glasgow) with Sophie winning 21-14.
Knockout B - finalists were Elissa Hunter-Dorans (Inverness) and Eleanor Strath (Lochcarron) with Eleanor wining 21-3.
A – finalists were Logan Ireland (Edinburgh)/Callum Burge (Moray) and Daniel Harris(Aberdeen)/Callan Short (Dundee) with Logan and Callum winning 21-15. In the 3rd place play-off wereDaniel and Joseph O’Neill Ferroro (Aberdeen)
and Scott MacKenzie (Glasgow)/Cian Mullen (Fife) with Scott & Cian winning 22-20. Scott and Cian also narrowly missed out in a very exciting semi-final clinch against Daniel & Callan losing 23-25.
Knockout B – finalists were James
Brown/Geroge Murphy (Lochcarron) and Robbie Leslie/Rory Kiln (Inverness) with Robbie & Rory winning 21-11.
Knockout A – finalists were Ashley Donald/Olivia Stronach (Moray/Buckie) and Mary Kong(Edinburgh)/Anna
Craig (Glasgow) with Ashley & Olivia winning 21-16. In the 3rd place play-off were Sophie Barrie(Inverness)/Iona Muir (Glasgow) and Elissa Hunter-Dorans/Julia Yates (Inverness) with Sophie & Iona winning 21-12.
Knockout B –
Eleanor Strath/Beth Murphy (Lochcarron) against Isobel Howard/Elidh Smith (Moray) with Eleanor & Beth winning 23-21.
Knockout A – finalists were Daniel Harris (Aberdeen)/Mary Kong (Edinburgh)* winning
21-12 against Logan Ireland (Edinburgh)/Olivia Stronach (Buckie). In the 3rd place play-off Joseph O’Neill Ferroro (Aberdeen) /Sophie Barrie (Inverness) winning 24-22 over Callum Burge/Ashley Donald (Moray).
was a substitute scratch pairing on the day due to a mixed pair pulling out.
Knockout B – James Brown/Eleanor Strath (Lochcarron) against Bruce Evans/Isobel Howard (Moray) with Bruce & Isobel winning 21-12.
to: We would like to thank the Black Isle Leisure Centre (Fortrose) for their continued support in hosting these tournaments, to all parents for bringing their young talented players, and to all the players who made the day a success along with the
organisers’/referees. Hopefully all players enjoyed the day and went home having had played many long and hard fought enjoyable games.
Well done to everyone and all trophy/medal winners. Keep up the training and see you next