Deeside schools compete for Drumoak Shield

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Banchory Sports Centre was the venue for the Deeside Primary Schools Badminton competition.

Pupils from local Deeside primary schools competed for the Drumoak Shield and individual trophies with an excellent display of badminton skills.

The Drumoak Shield was donated by the family of Brian Chalmers in his memory to continue his badminton legacy as an ambassador for junior badminton in the area and is competed for by the Deeside Primary Schools.

This year, for the first time, the S1 and S2 age groups were successfully incorporated into the event to compete for individual trophies.

The day got off to a great start with two rounds of primary mixed gender pool based singles games with each primary player trying to win as many points as possible to go towards their school team score.

The points were added up and calculated out accordingly to give an average team score for each team with the highest score being the winners of the Drumoak Shield.

Play for the Secondary aged players also started with two rounds of closely contested pool games.

As the tournament progressed the games became closer and closer with skills, determination and fair play coming to the fore as all the players played out their pools, semi-finals and finals for the individual trophies.

The Drumoak Shield was once again won by Banchory Primary School.

The organisers of the event, Joan Prieur and Doreen Seery, were delighted with the players’ efforts and thanked the players, volunteers, coaches and parents for helping make this another successful competition.