Aberdeenshire success in Moray tournament

The successful Aberdeenshire Secondary badminton squad including Jenny Tonnes, from Ellon (front, extreme right).

The successful Aberdeenshire Secondary badminton squad including Jenny Tonnes, from Ellon (front, extreme right).

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MORAY were the hosts of this year’s annual Primary and Secondary Badminton Triangular event on Saturday, May 26.

It was held at Forres House Community Centre and involved teams from Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Moray, with shire mergeing as the eventual winners in a close contest.

Forty children were involved over the two events with two boys and two girls from each of the school stages from P5/6 to S2 competing in each team.

Unfortunately, Aberdeen City were unable to field a secondary team due to school activity commitments.

As always a good day was had by all with many close and exciting games at all the stages.

The children all competed at both singles and doubles, with the secondary event also including mixed doubles.

The focus was very much on participation with the winners being the team achieving the most points overall, irrespective of games won or lost.

Every player, therefore, contributed to the achievements of the team and this really showed in the enthusiasm and mutual support throughout the day.

Officials said it was possibly one of the closest competitions, with Moray putting up a great challenge but once again Aberdeenshire came out on top in both events.

Joan Prieur, Sports Officer for Active Aberdeenshire said: “This format encourages endeavour and allows each player to add the points they achieve in each of their games towards the total points score for their team regardless of whether they win or lose their game. The competition was hard and fairly fought with all the competitors playing their best to accumulate points towards their team score. Their achievement is all the more commendable as some of the players were competing at this level for the first time”.