|end of December 2012|
Taylor Handicap Trophy - Season 2011-2012 - 14&15/01/12
Twenty four players converged at Thurso Squash Club to take part in the popular and, some might say, 'biggest tournament of the season?' - to pitch their skills and experience to lift the acclaimed Taylor Trophy Handicap silverware.
In the plate event it was Shona Mackay who went home with the trophy but not without a battle against Willie Steven.
Both came through tough semi-final ties and it was just a matter of who could hold on the longest and produce the killer shots.
With the tie sitting at one set each, it was difficult to know who was going to pull away in the final set.
Willie tried desperately to pull back the difference but Shona used her badminton volleying skills to secure vital points and finish off the match with a few points to spare.
Not to be outdone by his wife, Mark Mackay managed to edge out Ian Adamson in the main event to go home with the top prize.
The first set lasted the full allocation of points and after a long rally on the final point, it was Ian who made the error giving Mark an important lead.
Mark pulled away in the second set to wrap up the match by clinically and precisely winning valuable points to terminate Ian's advances.
Congratulations to everyone who took part and provided food & beverages over the weekend.