The 2014-15 Badminton season has been tumultuous on the international stage. Big issues have raged – performance-enhancing drugs alleged at the top level, a controversial new scoring system disputed across the globe, and suspicions of corruption in Asian badminton.
None of this, fortunately, was in evidence on the Black Isle this weekend, as the Highland Badminton Group’s Senior Open provided a feast of excellence at the Black Isle Leisure Centre, Fortrose. With medals disappearing to all corners of the land at the conclusion of two exciting days’ play, the organisers’ only headaches were the injuries suffered by two of the North’s talented young players, Aaron Habberley and Duncan Grant. Subsequent reports were encouraging regarding both players, and all who were present wish the boys well.