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Lochardil Pupils Dominate at South Highland Primary Schools Badminton Championships (02/03/07)
Bethany Black of Lochardil Primary School comfortably won the Girls Singles competition at the South Highland Primary Schools Badminton Championships held on Wednesday in Inverness with a 21–11 victory over her opponent Fiona Chatterton of Drakies Primary.
Bethany then partnered Sarah Traill, also of Lochardil Primary School, to win the Girls Doubles competition. In the corresponding Boys competition, the Lochardil Primary boys came runner ups.
The Boys Singles was won by Rory Grant of Drakies and Keanu Thomson and Rory McGregor of Kingussie won the Doubles.
- Boys’ Singles
Winner – Rory Grant (Drakies P.S.) – Score 21 / 11
Runner Up – Robert Campbell (Lochardil P.S.)
- Girls’ Singles
Winner – Bethany Black (Lochardil P.S) – 21 / 11
Runner Up – Fiona Chatterton (Drakies P.S.)
- Boys’ Doubles
Winners – Keanu Thomson & Rory McGregor (Kingussie P.S.)– 21 / 19
Runner Up – Robert Campbell & Kieran MacLeod (Lochardil P.S.)
- Girls’ Doubles
Winners – Bethany Black & Sarah Traill (Lochardil)
Runner Up – Fiona Chatterton & Lucy Farquhar (Drakies P.S.)
All semi-finalists now qualify to compete in a play off against the semi-finalists of the equivalent Ross-shire competition in March for a chance to represent the Highlands in the Scottish Schools Badminton Championships to be help in April at Perth.
Kirsten Grant, the Active Schools Coordinator for the Charleston primaries, and organiser of the competition said: “It was an exceptionally high standard of badminton this year. Credit must go to the hard work and dedication of the badminton volunteer coaches who help produce such talented players and indeed the players who put such time and commitment in to the sport.”