Wick Junior Badminton Championships
Wick Junior Badminton club held their annual club championships in
February and trophies were presented at their open night on 19th March’03
by Sam Campbell, who plays for the County team and is also the club coach.
Novice section: There was an entry of 16
boys and 7 girls in this section and their standard of play was very good
considering the length of time they had been training. The games were
played the best of 3 games to 7 and there were lots of good rallies and
every point was fought very hard for with Ciaran Duffy & Louise Topping
both getting treble titles.
Boys Singles was won by Ciaran Duffy
after beating Michael Hill 7/2, 7/0 in the semi-finals and Hasheem Ahmed
7/2, 7/0 in the Final. Hasheem beat Martin Banks 7/6, 7/4 in the other
semi-final and Michael then went on to take 3rd place beating Martin 4/7,
7/4, 7/6 in a nail biting match that could have gone any way as both boys
fought really hard.
Girls Singles was won by Louise Topping
who beat Aynslie Gillespie-Gunn 7/4, 7/1 in the semi’s and Nicola
Fairweather 7/4, 7/1 in the final. Nicola had beaten Natalie MacKay 7/6,
7/1 in the other semi final. Natalie then went on to take 3rd place by
winning 7/5, 7/0 from Aynlsey.
Doubles, this was again dominated by
Ciaran Duffy and Louise Topping who along with their partners Mark Aitken
and Natalie MacKay took the titles Ciaran And Mark beat Hasheem Ahmed and
Michael Hill 7/1, 7/3 in the final and Louise and Natalie took their title
by winning the round robin with 14 points and Zoe MacKenzie and Katrina
O’Connor with10 points to take 2nd place
Mixed Doubles: Ciaran teamed up with
school mate Louise to take this title by beating (again ) Michael and
Aynsley 7/4, 7/3
Boys Singles was won by Craig McLeod beating Calum Risbridger 7/5, Doubles
Girls Singles Winner was Zoe MacKenzie with Katrina O’Connor R/Up
Boys Doubles winners Alan Hargrave/Peter Adamson R/Up Martin Banks/Gavin
Mixed Doubles winners Mark Aitken/Katrina O’Connor R/Up Sean Munro/Eilish
Under 13’s: There was an entry of 15 boys and 8 girls in this section and
there are a lot of boys and girls who are of the same standard so every
point was fought very hard for and again in this section Kris Hamilton
took the 3 titles
Boys Singles: Kris Hamilton won the title from Marc Gunn 7/4, 7/0. Kris
beat Graeme Clyne 7/0, 7/2 in the semis and Mark had beaten Andrew Cumming
7,/3, 7/0. Andrew then beat Graeme 7/2, 7/0 to take 3rd place
Girls Singles: This was won by Melissa Steven who beat Sarah Taylor 1/7,
7/4, 7/1. Melissa had beat Kerry MacKay 7/0, 7/1 in the semis and the
upset of the day was when Sarah beat Amanda Sutherland 7/6, 7/2 in the
other semi final.
Boys Doubles: This was another win for Kris who along with his singles
opponent Marc beat Andrew Cumming and Jamie Durrand 7/6, 7/5 in a hard
fought match with the younger boys not giving in and fighting all the way
with some lovely rallies and net play.
Girls Doubles: This was another nail biting finish with the County
Champions of Amanda and Kerry just managing to get the title from Melissa
and Sarah 7/4, 6/7, 7/4.
Mixed Doubles: Kris and Amanda teamed up in this section to take the title
by beating Marc and Kerry 7/5, 7/4.
Medal winners Iain Henderson, Lee
Malcolm, Douglas Mackay & Kris Gove
Julie Miller, Fiona Sutherland
Under 15’s: There was an entry of 8 boys and as there were only 2 U15
girls in this section they played in the U17’s. This section was played 1
game to 21. .
Boys singles was won by Colin McKiddie who beat Thomas Sutherland 21/16 in
the semis and Greg Cormack 21/12 in the final. Greg had beaten Roddy McKay
21/14 to get to the final. The upset in this section was when Greg beat
Douglas Hill 21/18 in a nail biting 1st round match.
Boys Doubles: This was played on a round robin basis with Douglas Hill and
Thomas Sutherland coming out on top with 33 points and Colin Miller and
Mark McKay 2nd with 28 points
Boys Singles There was an entry of 8 boys in this section with Stephen
Hill beating Craig Gunn in the Final 21/10. Stephen had beaten his doubles
partner Andrew Falconer 21/14 in the semis and Craig Gunn beat Michael
Duffy 21/12 in the other semi.
Boys Doubles This was also done on a round robin basis and Stephen Hill
and Andrew Falconer came first with 44 points and Craig Gunn and Graeme
Sinclair 2nd with 37 points
Girls Singles was won by Lorriane Sinclair who beat Donna Majilton 21/12
in the final. Lorraine beat Alana Stewart 21/8 in the 1st semi and Donna
beat Caitlin Sutherland 21/18 in a long hard match with neither girl
giving up until Donna got the last 3 winning points in the 2nd semi. Alana
beat (a very tired) Caitlin 21/4 to take 4th place.
Girls Doubles Lorraine teamed up with Kelly Miller to win the round robin
with 33 points with Jill MacKay and Alana Stewart 2nd with 27 points.
Mixed Doubles was also made up of U15’s
& U17’s Stephen Hill and Lorraine Sinclair teamed up to beat Jacquelyn
Groat and Craig Gunn 21/12 to give Stephen and Lorraine 3 titles each.
Plate Singles - Winner –Eddie Beattie
R/Up Gary McDonald
Doubles – winners Eddie Beattie/Gary
McDonald R/Up Scott Christie and Liam Sutherland
Overall Club Championship Shield winners were:
Boys Singles: Stephen Hill
Boys Doubles: Stephen Hill & Andrew Falconer
Girls singles: Lorraine Sinclair
Girls Doubles: Kelly Miller & Lorraine Sinclair
Mixed Doubles: Stephen Hill & Lorraine Sinclair
Wick Trophies Annual Trophy for Most Improved Boy & Girl
Douglas MacKay and Fiona Sutherland