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 alongside the U13s 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 Girl’s singles final was between No.1 and 2 seeds, with Imogen Meldrum winning 21-18 21-13 against 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 marathon 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 13s 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 U13s boys singles was won by Max Mccabe 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.