Ravens take silver and gold at Whitecraigs Bronze

Helen Conlon was presented with her medal by event organiser Jenn Saldanha.

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Oban Ravens team members were flying high in Glasgow recently when they swooped in on the silverware at the Whitecraigs Squash Club Bronze tournament.

Oban Ravens squash team at Whitecraigs with coach Colin MacNiven.

Competing on Sunday May 29, 12 Ravens entered the individual women’s bronze level event organised and run by Jenn Saldanha from the host club.

Claire Easton receives her medal from Jenn Saldanha.

Abilities were split into A, B and C categories with Claire Easton taking second place in the B category, beating Amanda Forrest, unattached, 11-1, 11-0, 11-5 and Maria Hannah, Whitecraigs Squash Club, 11-6, 11-2, 10-12, 11-8 before being beaten in the final by Jen Jen Yu, Glasgow University Squash Club, 11-13, 11-4, 11-6.

Helen Conlon went one better in the C category when she beat fellow Raven Elizabeth Comer 11-4, 11-7, 11-5 and Carrie Craik 11-3, 11-5, 11-2 before seeing off Maureen Weightman, unattached, in an epic final match 11-8, 10-12, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7.

Overall the Oban ladies enjoyed an excellent day with some tough matches. The level was high but the Ravens, some of whom were taking part in their first competitive outing with the team, rose to the challenge.

The team thank their coach Colín MacNiven for arranging the day and for his on the day support and encouragement.

Main photograph: Helen Conlon was presented with her medal by event organiser Jenn Saldanha. NO_T25_ObanRavens_WhitecraigsBronze_HelenConlon

Photo 2: Claire Easton receives her medal from Jenn Saldanha. NO_T25_ObanRavens_WhitecraigsBronze_Claire Easton

Photo 3: Oban Ravens squash team at Whitecraigs with coach Colin MacNiven. NO_T25_ObanRavens_WhitecraigsBronze