Commonwealth Games Tickets

Badminton Scotland have a few Commonwealth Games tickets left. Although it is short notice, if any Highland Badminton Group club members would like to go into a draw for them, please e-mail Kerri at by 4.00pm Thursday 4th August (tomorrow) with the day, morning or afternoon and how many.
Sat 6th Aug morning 8 tickets
Sat 6th Aug afternoon 7 tickets
Sun 7th Aug morning 3 tickets
Sun 7th Aug afternoon 3 tickets
Mon 8th Aug morning 3 tickets.

HIghland Senior Restricted

Online entry for the Highland Senior Restricted is now open!

If the following link does not take you directly to the online entry

Please go onto tournament software, and enter Highland Senior Restricted 2022 to get onto the online entry 

This competition will be held in the Black Isle Leisure Centre, Fortrose on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October.

Friday evening will be singles,starting at 5.30pm-6pm

Saturday will be doubles, starting at 8.30 -9.00am

£17 per event, or £45 for all 3 events.

No entry is valid without payment being received before the deadline of 18th September (midnight).

For further information please email maressa on

Tournament Software Workshop

Just a wee reminder if anyone wants to take part in the Tournament Software workshop you need to enrol by this Friday (22nd June).
Great opportunity to understand how to use the software if you havent used it before, or if you want to discuss any issues you have experienced with the software.
If you have any problems/ questions please email Nicky

Season 22/23 Competition Dates

Just giving everyone a heads up for next seasons competitions.

Highland Senior (Restricted)

  • Friday 30th Sept Singles, Saturday 5.30pm
  • 1st October levels & Mixed Doubles -9am

Both days in the BlackIsle Leisure Centre 

Highland U19 /U15 

  • Saturday 29th October- Under 19 competition
  • Sunday 30th October - Under 15 competition

Both comps will be held in the Inverness Royal Academy starting at 9am.

Highland U13 / U17

  • Saturday 11th February - Under 17 competition
  • Sunday 12th February - Under 13 competition,

Both comps will be held in the Inverness Royal Academy starting at 9am.

Highland U13 U15 & U19 (Restricted)

  • Saturday 18th March 

All competitions will be held in the Inverness Royal Academy starting at 9am

Highland Senior Competition

  • Saturday 22nd April - Levels and Mixed Doubles
  • Sunday 23rd April - Singles

Saturdays venue is still to be confirmed but will be in Inverness

Sunday's singles competition will take place in the Black Isle Leisure Centre.


U13 U15 U19

The U13, U15 & U19 Junior Competition (Restricted) took place on Saturday 4th June in the Inverness Leisure Centre.
76 players took part and 202 matches were played throughout the day across the 3 age groups.
Winners were:
Under 13
Boys Singles: Drew Murdoch - Runner up Kurt Griffiths
Girls Singles: Isla Johnston - Runner up Rija Fatima
Mixed Doubles: Kurt Griffiths & Rose Christie, Runners up Rory Nicolson & Ashlyn Gunn
Boys Doubles: Kurt Griffiths & Drew Murdoch, Runners up Matthew Cook & Ryan Paterson
Girls Doubles: Rose Christie & Isla Jonston, Runners Up Anna Howard & Anna Lovrek.
Under 15
Boys Singles: Callum Mcwhirter Runner up Finlay Murdoch
Girls Singles: Abigail Barrie Runner up Sophie Howard
Mixed Doubles: Callum Mcwhirter & Abigail Barrie, Runners up Finlay Murdoch & Grace Macintosh
Boys Doubles: Callum Mcwhirter & Finlay Murdoch, Runners up Arran Johnson & Toby Sutherland
Girls Doubles: Abigail Barrie & Grace Macintosh, Runners up Ava Cook & Chloe MacKenzie.
Under 19s
Boys Singles: Erlend Ballantine, runner up Callum Craig
Girls Singles: Sophie Barrie, runner up Shannon Leslie
Mixed Doubles: Erlend Ballantine & Jody Groundwater, runners up Sam Groundwater & Shannon Leslie
Boys Doubles: Erlend Ballantine & Alex Thompson, Runners up James Brown & Callum Craig
Girls Doubles: Sophie Barrie & Jody Groundwater, Runners up Shannon Leslie & Emma Sendall.
Full results can be seen on tournament software.
Firstly, we would like to thank all the players that come along to compete, and a massive thankyou to the parents and volunteers that helped at the tournament to keep everything running smoothly on Saturday, without your help these events just couldnt go ahead.
We would also like to thank Ando Sports for attending the event, Decora for sponsoring the certificates and Mail Boxes Etc for all the printing.
We are very grateful to all the staff at the Inverness Leisure Centre and to all the committee members that were working behind the scenes to pull the tournament together.
Well done everyone 🙂
Photos to follow...



Next Committee Meeting

The next HBG committee meeting will take place on Thursday 9th June at 7.30pm via zoom.

If you would like to attend, please drop us an email so we can forward you the link.


Highland Junior Restricted U13's U15's & U19s Competition

The Under 13's, 15s' and 19's competition will be played in Inverness Leisure Centre on Saturday 4th June.
Play will begin with the singles competitions across all age groups, followed by levels and then mixed doubles.
Players are asked to register from 8.45am, first games to get under way at 9am approx.
Good luck to everyone taking part, on Saturday.

Highland Senior Championships

The Highland Senior Championships took place this weekend, due to the huge entry we had to change venue to the Inverness Royal Academy for Saturdays competition of Levels and Mixed Doubles.

After a long day of play the following players came out  on top.

Mens Doubles Winners:Kenneth Cheung & Calum Flockhart (21-15, 21-10)

Mens Doubles Runners-up Mark MacKay & Martyn Cook

Mens Doubles Plate Winners: Rory Cooper & James Williamson (21-11 21-9)

Mens Doubles Plate Runners Up: Greg Broadbent & Jonathan Fyfe


Ladies Doubles Winners:Britt Ashton & Liselotte Van Balen (21-7, 22-24,21-4)

Ladies Doubles Runners-Up: Jodie Harris & Brooke Stalker

Ladies Doubles Plate Winners: Emma Donald & Rachel MacLean (21-12, 21-17)

Ladies Doubles Plate Runners-Up: Carole Begg & Lynne Campbell


Mixed Doubles Winners Mark & Shona MacKay (21-10, 23-21)

Mixed Doubles Runners-Up: Calum Flockhart & Brooke Stalker

Mixed Doubles Plate Winners Tommy Ballantine & Emma Work (21-15, 21-17)

Mixed Doubles Plate Runners-Up: Frazer Mcculloch & Lauren Smith

On Sunday the Mens and Ladies Singles was held in the Black Isle Leisure Centre, Fortrose.

Mens Singles Winner Mark MacKay (21-12, 21-8)

Mens Singles Runner Up: Jordan Edgar

Mens Singles Plate Winner ;Greg Broadbent (21-16, 16-21, 21-15)

Mens Singles Plate Runner up :Callum Craig

Ladies Singles Winner: Emma Donald (19-21, 21-19, 21-14)

Ladies Singles Runner Up : Shona MacKay

Ladies Plate Winner :Rebecca Reid (21-7, 21-15)

Ladies Plate Runners Up :Rachael MacDonald.

All winners photos on the Highland Senior Page (above) and on facebook.


The AGM for Highland Badminton Group will take place on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm
We would welcome all players both social and competitiive, all Parents of players and any volunteers working with clubs across Highland to come along to the meeting. For the group to work effectively we need people from across the region to represent their area, and give us feedback.
If you would like to get involved or let us know what you think is required in your area to promote Badminton come along to our online AGM.
Please email: to get the link.

Highland Junior Restricted U13's U15's U19s

Highland Junior Restricted U13's U15's U19s will be held on June 4th in the Inverness Leisure Centre, starting at 9am.

The online entry for the Highland Junior Restricted Competition is now open.

It can be accessed by going onto and search for: Highland Junior Restricted

This year HBG intend to select players for the Junior Inter Area Team 2022/23 on their performance in this competition. 

You can download more information on the selection process and a registry form by clicking on the download button below.

Register of Interest for HBG Inter Area Team 2022

HBG will select a team for the Junior Inter Area Team 2022/23 on the performance of players in the U13/ U15 / U19 Restricted Competition.
Please download the form for more information and to register

HBG Under 17's & Under 14's

Apologies for this late post, the Under 17s competition got under way on Friday evening in Fortrose with the mixed doubles. Joe Esson and Shannon Leslie won the final beating the brother and sister pairing of Tushar and Tushara Senthilrajaram 21-14 21-17.
Saturday was a busy day with U17 competition running along side the U14s comp.
The morning began with the U17 Boys and Girls singles. In the boys singles Erlend Ballantine beat Joe Esson in a thirlling final 28-26 21-16. Tushar Senthilrajaram picked up a bronze medal beating Alex Thompson 23-21 21-13.
The Girls singles final was between No.1 and 2 seeds, with Imogen Meldrum winning 21-18 21-13 agaianst Shannon Leslie. Third place was taken by Pranavi Singh beating Tushara Senthilrajaram 21-19 21-15.
The finals and semi finals of the Boys and Girls Doubles were really close with most matches being three games and only a few points splitting the teams.
The boys semi finals scores were:
Fraser Banks & Tushar Senthilrajaram 21-18 17-21 21-18 against James Brown & Sam Groundwater.
Erland Ballantine & Alex Thompson 26-24 21-17 against Liam Anderson & Joe Esson.
The final was won by Erlend Ballantine & Alex Thopson 21-17, 15-21,21-11.
The Girls Doubles seen some marthon games, the semi final seen Gemma Foulis & Shannon Leslie having a battle against Abigail Barrie & Tushara Senthilrajaram before winning 21-19 20-22 26-24
The other semi final was won by Lanna Campbell & Imogen Meldrum 21-11 21-19 against Iona Aitken & Jody Groundwater.
The final also proved quite a battle, Gemma and Shannon came out on top winning 21-18 18-21 21-18.
Over in the Under 14s Tushara was in all the finals winning the Girls singles 21-5, 21-7 against her Doubles partner Shreya Vargheese. Tushara and Shreya beat Shona Brown and Valentina Peterson 21-2 21-19. In the mixed it was Shreya that came out on top with her partner Max Mccabe beating Tushara and Rory Meldrum 21-13 21-10 in the final.
The U14s boys singles was won by MaxMccabe 21-12 21-7 against Rory Clellend.
A massive thank you to everyone that entered both competitions, and to all the volunteers that helped on the day. We would also like to thank the Black Isle Leisure Centre for letting us use their facility for the competitions.

Senior Intergroup 2021

Well done to everyone representing Highland that took part in the Senior Intergroup 2021 competition this weekend. Everyone gave a 150% in all their games but unfortunately the opposition was just too strong.

If anyone wants to see  the results they are available on Tournament Software.


Highland Restricted October 2021

Highland Badminton Group welcomed players from across Highland to play in the Highland Restricted competition, held in the Black Isle leisure Centre on the 1st and 2nd of October. It was good everyone back playing after the long break in competition due to Covid. Many were saying it was great to hear the noise of the shuttle being hit, the screech of trainers and some even missed the smell of the hall.

The Men’s and Ladies Singles competition kicked off the event on Friday evening, setting a very high standard of play for the rest of the weekend.

The men were split into 4 groups of 3 or 4 players to play in round robins, the top two from each group went onto an elimination round to the finals.  All games were best of 3 games to 21pts.

The final was fought out between Mark MacKay and Stewart Ferns, with Mark taking both games 21-17.

The ladies’ singles only had 4 competitors, so they played a round robin. Shona Mackay finished in top position, winning all her games (126pts-54) and young Sophie Barrie was runner up (108pts-73).


Saturday seen lots of games being played in levels and mixed doubles. It was great to see so many juniors taking part and playing some fantastic badminton with a great attitude.

Callum Craig and Alasdair Gordon were a newly formed team, who progressed right through to the men’s doubles final to meet Mark MacKay and John Durrand. Although the young lads put up a good battle the experienced duo of Mark and John was just too strong, John and Mark won in two straight games 21-12 and 21-5.

Shona MacKay was also continuing her winning form from Friday night, winning the ladies doubles with Carole Begg, in what was a marathon final against Suzanne Henderson and Joanne Wesley. Shona and Carole lost their first game 21-19, but soon rallied to take the second and third games 21-19 & 21-16.

The mixed doubles seen 17 couples take part, again it was Mr and Mrs Mackay that came out winners, winning the mixed final 21-11, 21-9 against Stewart Ferns and Sophie Barrie.

The Highland Badminton Group would like to thank everyone that took part in the competition and followed all the covid guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Thanks to all the volunteers that help run the event and kept the games on track, all day.

Thanks to Ando Sports who set up a pop up shop at the venue and ran the raffle which raised £70 for HBG funds.

Thanks to all the staff at the Black Isle Leisure Centre in Fortrose for the use of their facility and for their help.

All results can be found on tournament software - HBG Senior Res Oct_21 - Matches

If you want to view all the photos taken on the day please use this link

The aim of the Group is to promote and develop the sport and recreation of Badminton in the Scottish Highlands & Islands in direct alignment with Badminton Scotland Regional Development Officer jurisdiction.

The group is made up of volunteers who take direction and governance from Badminton Scotland.

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