Feath­ers fly as Dunoon win Ar­gyll Cup at At­lantis

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

TEAMS from Oban, Dunoon, Mid Ar­gyll and Camp­bel­town bat­tled it out on the badminton court last Saturday for the an­nual Ar­gyll Cup.

In the end it was Dunoon who came out on top, win­ning both cat­e­gories and tak­ing home the A and C cups.

Each team en­tered a hand­ful of pairs to com­pete in 10 games and the re­gion with the most wins was crowned the win­ner.

The tour­na­ment took place at At­lantis Leisure and was or­gan­ised by Oban Badminton Club.

The prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony took place in the Re­gent Ho­tel in Oban on Saturday night, where all the teams got to­gether and en­joyed a meal.

Deb­bie Craig, Oban’s team cap­tain, said: ‘ Well done to both Dunoon’s teams. We put ev­ery­thing into our games.

‘I love play­ing the Ar­gyll Cup. I have played in loads of tour­na­ments and the Ar­gyll Cup is a great tour­na­ment. I don’t care how much it takes, we have got to keep it go­ing.’

Steven Wil­son of Oban said: ‘It was a great turn- out. Ev­ery­one seemed to have fun. It was great to see young and old, as well as new play­ers com­ing through the ranks. It was good to see peo­ple travel a long way to come here.’

Ally Mac­Don­ald of Mid Ar­gyll said: ‘ The Ar­gyll Cup is a mas­sive com­pe­ti­tion and it means an in­cred­i­ble amount to me.

‘It is such an im­por­tant thing. Any young play­ers, who are go­ing off to uni­ver­sity, please try to make time to come back and play – ev­ery­one en­joys it.’

Both Steven and Deb­bie em­pha­sised that any­one is wel­come to join the club.

They can do so by at­tend­ing an open night at At­lantis Leisure, which takes place ev­ery Tues­day from 8pm un­til 10pm.

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Above: Both of Dunoon’s win­ning teams at the Re­gent Ho­tel in Oban

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Left: Dun­can Camp­bell and Deb­bie Craig of Oban com­pet­ing on the day.

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Right: All the Oban com­peti­tors.

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