High quality on show at Caithness U17 badminton championships
The under-17 Caithness badminton championships were held on Friday at the community campus in Wick. The entry was very good with almost 20 young players taking part.
The organisers and spectators were impressed by the high level of play and quality of the games.
The singles and doubles were played as a straight knockout tournament, with a consolation round, and the mixed doubles events in a round-robin format.
Many of the games were close, particularly the girls’ doubles, which went to three games with setting. Abby Munro beat Nicole Miller (Lybster) 22-20, 16-21, 21-12 in an exciting final. The consolation plate winner was Anna Swanson (Wick).
The boys’ singles was won in two games by Alan Matheson (Wick), winning against Colin Campbell (Castletown) 21-14, 21-8. Conor Farquhar (Wick) took home the consolation plate.
The girls’ double pairings all played each other with overall results giving Nicole Miller and Abby Munro first position. Fern Mackay and Beth Mackenzie (Thurso) took silver, and Chloe Mackenzie (Dunnet) and Freya Swanson (Bower) bronze.
The boys’ doubles took on the same format and first place went to Allan Robertshaw and Will Oag (Thurso). Alan Matheson and Conor Farquhar took silver, and Finlay Swanson (Bower) and Colin Campbell bronze.
The mixed was back to a knockout event with another very close game in the final. Nicole Miller and Alan Matheson won 21-19 against Abby Munro and Colin Campbell.
The consolation plate was won by Maya Macleod and Alan Gunn (Wick).
The senior championships will follow on from the junior events, with the Caithness restricted championships taking place on January 18.