The 2020 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup will take place in Kingussie at the Dell. Next year’s final is due to take place on September 19th, this will mark the first time that Kingussie have hosted the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final since 1999. Kingussie, and Badenoch as a whole, have a long history of association with shinty, with the Camanachd Association being formed there 125 years ago.
There is a great deal of positivity about the venue choice. Camanachd Association President, Keith Loades, said: “Following an approach from Kingussie Shinty Club to host the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final in 2020 the Board of the Camanachd Association gave serious consideration to the application. Kingussie presented a very well balanced and well-prepared presentation which persuaded the Board to accept. As we all know Kingussie have hosted the final in the past and have made great improvements to their pitch and facilities and so deserve to have a chance to hold such a prestigious event.” He added, The CA would like to thank the Kingussie Shinty Club for their proactive approach and the offer to make their facilities available and for the promise of voluntary help.
Kingussie President, Russell Jones, was naturally overjoyed: “Kingussie Camanachd Club and the people of Kingussie and vicinity are delighted that the Camanachd Association has decided to stage the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final, shinty’s blue riband event, in our town in 2020. Shinty has a long and proud history in Badenoch and the game is socially and culturally important in our area. We look forward to welcoming the Shinty community in September 2020 and to putting on a Camanachd Final at The Dell that will make our sport proud.”
George Fraser, Chief Executive of Tulloch Homes said: “We are delighted with our sponsorship of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup and look forward to next year’s tournament culminating in the final at Kingussie, a great venue. Badenoch is a shinty stronghold and the shinty pitch at the Dell has hosted many memorable games.”
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