O'Neill Europe adds The Highland Open to the 2006 WQS Calendar O'Neill Europe and the Association of Surfing Professionals, Europe will be taking the World Qualifying Series (WQS) on the high road to Scotland this coming April for the 5-star O'Neill Highland Open. Between the 25th April - 2nd May 2006, 168 of the world's most up and coming surfers will make WQS history as they march towards mainland Scotland's northernmost coast to compete in this landmark event.
The Swanson triples bowls competition held recently in the RBL Thurso, was won by the Wick indoor bowling club, in front row. from left, Bunty Cormack, Derry Cormack and Sandra Grant.
Apprentices at Dounreay turned their skills to making football equipment when they learned that a primary school in Wick didn't have a proper set of goalposts on its pitch. They turned out a new set of goals using fabrication equipment in their workshop and then installed them at Wick's South School.
Sunday 14th May is the date for this year's Caithness Classic Motorcycle Club Rally. Meeting in Lybster at 10am for an 11am start to an approximately 80 mile ride stopping at Wick Market Square (12pm) and Thurso Town Hall (2pm).
The Thurso Surf School has opened for the new season. They run from April to October.
A team from Halkirk YFC won the Scottish Association of Young Farmer's National 5-aside football competition on Sunday 26th February at the National Competitions Weekend in Oban. A total of 15 teams took part.
Three kayakers from the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club have successfully passed their Scottish Canoe Association Coach Level 2 Award. Simon Copsey, Andy Ford and Martyn Sutherland were assessed by one of Scotland's leading kayak coaches, Jas Hepburn from Speyside.
Wick High beat Braeview Dundee in the under 15s Quarter finals of the Bank of Scotland Scottish shield football competition in a home game on Friday 24 March 2006. Wick High have had to travel long distances to other games and put in a magnificent game on their home turf.
Work begins next week Monday 27th March, 2006 on a £584,000 floodlit synthetic sport pitch for Wick High School. Funding for the development has been provided by The Highland Council's Education Culture and Sports Service.
Young Footballers - A Chance Not To Be Missed Young Footballers throughout the area are urged to lace up their boots in preparation for the SFA and Ross County FC’s Easter coaching programme that visits Wick and Thurso during the school holidays. Regardless of ability, both boys and girls have the opportunity to be coached by some of the most qualified and certified coaches in the North of Scotland who aim to develop the potential of all participants, whilst ensuring the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment.
Thurso youth club football section under 11s and 13s were recently taken to Inverness Caley . The Inverness coaches did a training session with them before they headed to the game - Inverness v Kilmarnock with a score 3 - 3.
No change in the Cutting Edge Snooker League this week as Mark Mackay and Derek Johnston continue to dominate the top of the table, solid results by both see them extend their positions, the two main chasers of Ian Macphee and Alan Mackenzie don't seem to have the fire power to challenge the leaders yet, and it might come down to slip ups by the top two to let any of the chasers in with a shout. Macbeath's the Jewellers Knockout is still not decided, however the Open County Singles Championships will be held on the 1st of April, in Thurso, Viewfirth.
The winners of the lybster open compt. for the Mackenzie bowls trophy.
No change at the top of the Cutting Edge Barbers Snooker League at the half way point. The standard of play is improving with some close games over the last couple of weeks.
The half way stage is approaching, and the two form players of Mark Mackay and Derek Johnston, have set the pace. The standard of snooker at the start of the league was very patchy buy all the players, but this was expected due to the lack of competition throughout the County over the last couple of seasons.
Recently, eight pupils from Caithness competed in the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships in Tollcross Glasgow. Only swimmers who had first qualified in their Regional Events attended.
Want to get FIT, have FUN and learn one of the most popular martial arts in the world, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, well now you can, and FOR FREE. Evolution Martial Arts run by Andrew Usher are putting on contribution based classes on Sundays in Dunbeath.
Caithness Indoor Bowling Association held the County Pairs in the Assembly rooms on Saturday with 30 teams from around the county competing for the title. The final saw Watten (Will Sinclair and Andrew Campbell) playing Francis Street Club (Maria Munro and John Malcolm).
Sunday 26 March 9.00am - 5.00pm The Caithness Sports Council is organising an 8 hour First Aid Course. The course is being run by Highland Leisure Training from Inverness.
Murkle Indoor Bowling Club held their 5th Open Competition on Saturday 21st January in the British Legion, Thurso. A total of 36 teams from all over the North took part and a very high standard of bowls was on view all day.