Berwickshire riders take to the Floors

The Pony Club Games at Floors Castle Horse Trials (see pages 76 and 77 for full report)  produced fast, closely contested races, which entertained the Sunday visitors. After nine sets of races and a deciding race-off, the victorious team was from the Berwickshire Hunt Pony Club
The Pony Club Games at Floors Castle Horse Trials (see pages 76 and 77 for full report) produced fast, closely contested races, which entertained the Sunday visitors. After nine sets of races and a deciding race-off, the victorious team was from the Berwickshire Hunt Pony Club
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The Pony Club Games at Floors Castle Horse Trials (see pages 76 and 77 for full report) produced fast, closely-contested races which entertained the Sunday visitors.

After nine sets of races and a deciding race-off, the victorious team was from the Berwickshire Hunt Pony Club.

Sports digest

Athletics

Gala Harriers

At the Scottish National Mid-Trail Championships at Falkland on Saturday, Gala Harrier Dianne Lauder took the gold medal in the senior ladies’ race in 39 minutes and four seconds, and the ladies’ team of Dianne, Jenny Forbes (44.03), Fiona Dalgleish (43.47) and Rachel Fagan (45.05) lifted the ladies’ bronze team medal. The senior men’s team took silver with counting runs from Graham Manczak (58.05), Fergus Johnston (58.14), Colin McCall (58.23), Steve Martin (59.15), Wayne Mackintosh (59.53) and Andrew Lawrie (1.03.22), with good runs too from Ian Maxwell, Derrick Brydon and Martin Clark.

Bowling

Border Ladies

Hawick 43 Lauder 18 (5-0); Abbotsford v Wilton rained off; Ettrick Forest 30 Selkirk 23 (3-2); Gala 3 Newtown (3-8 and 4 -4 – rained off, play today); Waverley 32 Melrose 14 (5-0) 11 ends; Jedburgh 28 Kelso 36 (2-3); Buccleuch bye.

Hawick

The seniors entertained Peebles on Tuesday in glorious weather, and the home side recorded a good win by winning 68 shots to 42.

Top rink for the home side was the Rob Lyall-skipped rink, assisted by C. Logan and R. Graham.

On Wednesday night the A team played Border rivals Jed. Yet again this proved a ding-dong battle with Jed coming out winners by 78-65. Top rink for the home side was again the Bill Anderson-skipped rink, supported by K. Smith, R. Johnstone and S. Clarkson.

Friday night saw the twice-rearranged B match finally getting played against local rivals Wilton B. The outcome of the match was an emphatic victory for the Wilton, strengthened somewhat with some of their A team squad. Match result: 76-42.

Saturday saw the resurrection of the popular Pro-Am tournament. Although only eight teams contested this event, there were some great battles and some very good bowls being played by some of the non-bowlers in attendance.

The final was contested by two past presidents in Robin Bell and Ian Ford, with Bell emerging the winner by 10 shots to three. The bar also benefitted from the Reece Johnstone entourage, who were celebrating Reece’s 21st.

Selkirk

Sunday saw the Jolly Bowler tournament played in glorious conditions. The winner was Tommy Reilly, who beat Colin McKinnon in a good final.

Curling

Ladies’ tour

The Canadian Curling Association has extended an invitation for 24 female curlers to tour the country as their guests for three weeks in November 2015.

In 2005, the Scottish Women’s Tour visited Atlantic Canada, so this time they will take in Ontario and Quebec, located in central Canada.

All female members of the RCCC are eligible to apply for a place on this tour.

Visit wwwroyalcaledoniancurlingclub.org to download an application form or contact the RCCC office on 0131 333 3003.

Based on the cost of previous tours, it is recommended you budget at least £3,500-£4,000 for this trip.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2014.

Cycling

Kelso Wheelers

The first rounds of the three leagues have now been completed with the youths excelling with multiple minus times.

Oscar Onley smashed the St Boswells course record with a time of 58 mins 17 secs. Ben Simpson (60.58) and Fraser Veitch (61.43) also bettered the old record.

Over the Birgham course, six youths competed, three recording minus scores. Orange Lane saw all three youths record minus times. Ben Simpson leads both St Boswells and Orange Lane leagues, and Oscar Onley heads Birgham.

Ian McKenzie, Gordon Dalglish, Rupert Norris and Graham Easson are the only riders to post minus times in the senior ranks.

Leading riders, all with 20 points: Birgham, S1, Donald Richardson; S2, Ian McKenzie; S3, David Whitecross.

Orange Lane, S1, Rupert Norris; S2, Graham Easson; S3, Andrew Ker.

St Boswells, S1, Donald Richardson; S2, Greame Veitch; S3, Gordon Dalglish.

Golf

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A. League winner, W. J. Taylor nett 36 BIH; B League winner, R. Brown 35 BIH.

Kelso

Calum Romanis Trophy (May 17): 1, I. Ford 68 (2) 66; 2=, G. Kellington 76 (8) 68, C. Thomson 73 (5) 68 & S. McElrath 72 (4) 68.

Cameron Trophy (May 18): 1, Stevie Pringle and Ali Mulvie 84 (15.5) = 65.5 (BIH); 2, M. Ford & S. McElrath 72 (3.5) = 68.5; 3=, G. Sweenie and W. Mulroy 84 (12.5) = 71.5 & John Anderson & Bert Taylor 89 (17.5) = 71.5.

The Gents Open Texas Scramble (teams of four) takes place this Saturday (May 24) and there are still tee times available. For an entry, please e-mail secretary@kelsogolfclub.co.uk or telephone the club on 01573 223009.

Entries are still being taken for the Ladies Open Greensomes on Sunday, June 1 – you can enter via the club website, email or by phoning the club.

Lauder

The Lewis Tuesday Stableford turned into a monsoon last week and was cut to nine holes, but out of the gloom Ian Scott emerged with a very creditable 18 points. This competition will not be counted towards the month unless it comes down to third card. Result: 1, I. Scott (5) 18 points; 2, B. Hunter (5) 17; 3, G. Cessford (10) 16.

An encouraging entry of seven teams contested the Bell Family Texas Scramble, sponsored by Jimmy Bell. Results: 1, I. Scott, D. Easton, I. Robinson, W. Bryson 69 (7.9) 61.1; 2, J. Bell, A. Anderson, J. Stevenson, A. Hogg 69 (6.8) 62.2; 3, M. Dunne, R. Dick, L. Gray 72 (8.3) 63.7. Nearest the pin– 3rd: Ivor Aitchison; 6th: Alasdair Hogg.

Melrose

Ladies 2nd Championship Qualifier: 1, J. Whiteford gross 94; 2, C. Dalgleish 97.

Minto

Juniors Three-club Competition, May 16: 1, R. Nichol 95 (27) 68; 2, M. Bannerman 102 (31) 71; 3, S. Murdoch 97 (24) 73; 4, A. Brown 90 (15) 75 (lowest gross).

Ladies’ Teviotdale Cup No. 2 and Championship Qualifier No. 1, May 18: 1, Flora Kerr 91 (21) 70; 2, Lynn Bruce 93 (22) 71 (bih); 3, Joan English 96 (25) 71.

Scratch winner, Jean Beattie 92.

Gents match against Peebles, May 18: Peebles enjoyed a convincing win over Minto by 5 rubbers to 1. Richard Allott and Albert Thompson were the only Minto pair to secure a rubber.

St Boswells

J&JTait Holmes Cup: 1, D. Hancock 6 up (11); 2, R. Barrie, 4 up (10); 3, M. Humble 4 up (16).

Torwoodlee

Order of Merit (round two): 1, G. Low 69 (3) 66; 2, S. Fairburn 67 (2) 69; 3, A. Lawrie 69 (0) 69.

Stroke Competition (Seniors Cup): 1, D. Grant 73 (10) 63; 2, R. Falconer 83 (16) 67 (Seniors Cup Winner); 3, D. Inglis 88 (21) 67. Scratch: I. Ramsey 75.

Trophy Competition: 1, K. Haldane 73 (6) 67; 2, G. Wilks 87 (17) 69; 3, S. Bunyan 77 (8) 69. Scratch: I. Ramsey 76.

Scottish Disability Golf

Free golf lessons, tuition and practice for anyone of any age with disabilities is to be held on Monday, June 23, at the Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course at 10am. Visit www.sdgp.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=15589 for more details.

Homing

Earlston & District

Members sent 149 birds to Wakefield, liberated at 0630 into a south-west wind. Results: 1, A. Simpson 1473.38; 2, 4, 5, 9, W. Gray & Son 1383.56; 3, 10, S. Martin 1383.04; 6, 7, 8, A. Bain 1324.95.

Galashiels

Thirteen members sent 215 pigeons to Wakefield, a distance of 146 miles. Results: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, Douglas & Spearman 1498 749; 3, E&R Jamieson&Hardie 1338.009; 7, J. Douglas 1274.124; 10, G. Whitehead & Son 1218.966.

Hawick

Three members sent 48 pigeons to Wakefield, a distance of 133 miles. Results: 1, H. Pretswell & Son 1288.621; 2, 3, D. Finnigan 1168.152.

Jedburgh

Six members sent 153 pigeons to Wakefield, a distance of 139 miles. Results: 1, 5, 10, T. Wilson 1415.982; 2, 6, 7, 8, A. Agnew & Son 1392.294; 3, 4, 9, Mr & Mrs Simpson 1388.233.

Four members sent 70 pigeons to Ripon, a distance of 105 miles. Results: 1, 4, 7, 8, A. Agnew & Son 1379.664; 2, 3, 10, T. Wilson 1360.577; 5, 6, 9, Mr & Mrs Simpson 1341.363.

Langholm

The club liberated 118 birds from Lymm in a south-west wind over 126 miles. Results: 1, 5, 6, D. Nordon 1469.297; 2, 4, 7, 8, R. V. Graham 1467.691; 3, W. Irving 1448.379; 9, 10, A. Henderson 1343.693.

Squash

Galashiels

Handicap tournament first round: R. Kohler (-5) 3-2 M. Silies (+11) – 9-15, 9-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-14.

Racketball ladder match: D. Sharratt 2 I. Yousef 0.

Club night friendlies: Squash – D. Sharratt 2 S. Walker 0; M. Silies 2 I. Yousef 1; I. Yousef 2 S. Walker 0; D. Sharratt 2 I. Yousef 0; S. Walker 2 M. Silies 0. Racketball – D. Sharratt 3 S. Walker 0.