March

Highlands and Islands update

Over the weekend Orkney A and B teams travelled to Shetland to compete in the senior inter county.

This year the Orkney A v Shetland A match trialled a new format, including 6 games of singles and 26 games in total. The match lasted 6 hours with victory going to Shetland 19 games to 7, although matches were much closer than the overall score suggests with seven 3 setters, only one of which Orkney were able to convert.

The B inter county  match continued with the tried and tested format of 12 doubles matches. The match was a closer affair, but Shetland were again triumphant, winning 7-5.

Next weekend the Shetland juniors travel to a Orkney looking to emulate the success of their senior team.

Elsewhere, Thursday saw the Junior primary team event held at Inverness College UHI, whi8ch was run entirely by local students. Lochcarron finished first, followed closely by Culbokie

On Friday was the turn of the Secondary schools team event for S1&2, held at Inverness Leisure with 11 teams taking part from as far afield as Caithness and the Western Isles

The winners were The Nicolson Institute who were pushed all the way by Inverness Royal Academy.

The two Caithness schools of Thurso and Wick battled it out for third place with Wick narrowly coming out on top.