Bridging the gap in community running

Prize winners from the 2014 SportKelso 2 Bridges race.
Prize winners from the 2014 SportKelso 2 Bridges race.
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The 14th Two Bridges Race took place on Saturday at Shedden Park, Kelso, with 38 runners providing a high-quality turnout and two new primary race records.

Blair’s jewellers sponsored the medals while the Lynella School of Highland Dance also supported the event. Linda Abbott, Keith Lyall and Lynn Young took on the main organisation on behalf of the local community hub SPORTKelso. Thanks were given to the many runners, supporters, Kelso Cricket Club and volunteer marshals.

Results: Primary boys: 1, G. Collins 13.31 NR; 2, A. Fuller; 3, B. Rutherford. Primary girls: 1, I. Taylor 15.33 NR; 2, K. Young; 3, B. Smail. Primary team: Chirnside Chasers. S1/2 boys: J. Abbott 12.30; 2, O. Fairnington; 3, H. Fuller. S1/2 girls: 1, S. Chatburn. Under-16 boys: F. Veitch 12.08. Secondary team: Telly Tubbies. Ladies: 1, J. Fleming 26.35; 2, L. Mathewson; 3, C. Ogilvie. Men: 1, D. Hastie 16.35; 2, J. McIntosh; 3, W. McIntosh. Male Vet: R. Hastings 25.33. Adult team: Gala Harriers.

Sporting digest

Badminton

Langlee

The Thursday evening badminton club at Langlee Community Centre has started again following the summer hiatus.

New and old players are more than welcome to turn up at any time between 5.15pm and 7pm this evening – the cost is only £1 per player.

Call Kevin Janiak on 07825 269667 for more information.

Bowling

Abbotsford

With the season rapidly drawing to a close, the last competition was held on Saturday.

The format was a round-robin fours tournament and a knockout one-bowl singles tournament. In the fours final, Keith Campbell, Liz Waugh Tom Cass and Robbie Johnson narrowly defeated Tommy Newall, Kevin Stanners, Kerryn Newall and John Skinner. In the singles final, Tommy gained revenge over Keith with a deciding-end victory. Thanks go to John Hardie for sponsoring the tournaments.

The curtain comes down on the season on Saturday with the closing-day game, followed by a meal and the presentation of prizes. Then from 7pm there will be a quiz and bingo evening.

Hawick

Hawick Bowling Club had their finals day on Saturday, and enjoyed some dry weather, although a wee bit overcast at times.

Results: Ladies’ two-bowl pairs: winners, B. Irvine & D. Willison; runners-up, P. Brady & Z. Borthwick. Gents’ pairs: winners, R. Bell & L. Clarkson; runners-up, Rob Johnstone & A. Oliver. Gents’ Senior Championship: winner, J. H. Reilly; runner-up, W. Wells. Ladies’ Championship: winner, A. Clarkson; runner-up, D. Willison. Ladies’ handicap: winner, P. Brady; runner-up, M. Todd. Gents’ triples: winners, M. Reilly, S. Spalding & B. Anderson; runners-up, R. Johnstone, M. Hogg & M. Christy. Gents’ handicap: winner, S. Clarkson; runner-up, R. Johnstone. Gents’ Championship: winner, B. Anderson; runner-up: S. Clarkson. Under-25s Championship: winner, S. Clarkson; runner-up, K. Ford.

At the conclusion, President J. H. Reilly presented the winners with their prizes, and everyone enjoyed an impromptu buffet served up by club secretary Margaret Todd, which was very appreciated by all concerned, especially as she had just finished a night shift.

Members are reminded that entries are still being taken for the Ford/Martin Pairs competition for Sunday.

Selkirk

Selkirk welcomed a touring team from Tynemouth for a friendly game before they headed home. A good afternoon’s bowling was had, with Selkirk narrowly winning the game.

The Scottish Mixed Pairs Qualifying for 2015 was held, with Jamie Purves and Effie Robertson defeating Graham and Shannon Smith in the final.

The winners of the Open Mixed Pairs Tournament, sponsored by Tom Heatlie, were Gordon Scott & Valerie Angus from Berwickshire, who beat Donny Macleod & Maureen Cockburn in the final. Beaten semi-finalists were Ian & Jill Borthwick and John Gibson & Mary Inglis. Many thanks to Tom for his sponsorship.

Darts

Borders

The Border Area Darts pool of players to play Renfrewshire at home on Saturday, October 4: Men: Adam Ballantyne, Graeme Bell, Darren Bohme, Barry Dalgleish, Callum Donaldson, Kevin Green, Darren Gray, Robert Hay, Ryan Hogarth, Kevin Inglis, Richard Lackenby, Craig Martin, Jimmy McGuigan, Steven J Patterson, Kevin Richardson, Callum Stewart, Chris Waddell, Kevin Wright. Reserves: Paul Black, Peter Craig, Ian Graham, Kenny Lattimer and Gordon Peters.

Women: Alison Burnett, Karen Darling, Irene Hogarth, Nicola Hogarth, Helen Knight, Alison Mitchell, Janice Mitchell, Jackie Robertson, Lyn Scott, Laura Virtue. Reserves: Moira Middlemas and Susan Smith.

Women to be at KRBL at 10am, men to be there by 11.30am. Any call-offs or queries contact Robert on 07504 493676.

Golf

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating ) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner, W. J. Taylor nett 38; B League winner, P. Seggie 35.

Lauder

A superb late summer day greeted an excellent entry for the last open competition in 2014, the Lauder Golf Club Carrs-Billington Mixed Greensomes.

Ken and Anne Allan from Selkirk won the Wilkinson Cup with a score of 69.6. Doug and Denise Easton (Lauder) secured second place with 69.8, Tom Hogarth (Lauder) and Murrayfield member Caroline Johnston claimed the last podium place with 71.2. Scratch prize was won by Gwen Dun (Lauder) and Rory McNeil (Hawick) with 81. Nearest the pin at the 6th was won by Tom Hogarth and nearest the pin at 12th was won by Rory McNeil and Gwen Dun. The twos sweep was shared by Allan and Marion Glauch.

The Woll Golf Course was presented in excellent condition to Lauder members to play Stableford singles for the Fortune Cup and Stableford doubles for the Kellett Shield. Ivor Aitchison was shooting birdies galore, followed by double bogies. There were more birdies than bogies and Ivor emerged triumphant, winning the Fortune Cup with an excellent score of 37 Stableford points. Drew Kellett didn’t match his excellent 23 points on the front nine and came in second with 36 points, while Dougie Bain pushed Tom Hogarth off the podium by way of a better inward half with 35 points. The Kellett Cup was won by Ivor Aitchison and Tom Hogarth with 72 points, while Dougie Bain and Jim Jefferies were in second place with 66. The longest drive was won by Ronnie Darling, nearest the pin at the 5th was won by Drew Kellett.

Melrose

Stableford Competition: 1, G. Black 40 points; 2, K. Lochrie 39; 3, D. Gribbin 38.

Minto

Seniors Summer Stableford League: 1, T. Glendinning 34 points; 2, J. Lunn 33; 3, J. Humphreys 32.

League positions (with five weeks to go): 1, T. Glendinning 81 points; 2, J. Lunn 66; 3, R. Johnston 57.50.

Trish Kirkpatrick, with a net score of 71, won the Walker Quaich, donated by Mary Walker, for the Senior Ladies’ single strokeplay competition, by one stroke from Joan McLaren. Mary Glendinning’s score of 91 was the lowest gross in the competition.

Minto Seniors continued their winning ways with a home victory over a strong Peebles side. This brought the Minto tally for the season to seven victories from 10 matches played with one halved.

Lynn Bruce added to her long list of golfing successes this year when she won the Ladies’ Hole Cup. In a very closely-fought final, Lynn beat the Lady Captain, Gill Cartwright, on the 17th hole.

In the equivalent gents’ competition, Tam Glendinning beat Stuart Taylor in the final.

Minto Gents’ Open: 1, P. Gibb (Minto) 67 (4) 63; 2, D. Magliveras (Mortonhall) 91 (27) 64; 3, A. Scott (Minto) 78 (13) 65 BIH. Scratch: Donald Ballantyne (Selkirk) 71 BIH.

Juniors’ Medal results: 1, J. Goodfellow 104 (40) 64 after countback; 2, D. Murdoch 73 (9) 64 lowest gross; 3, L. Towers 83 (18) 65.

The four league points that Lily Towers gained in the September Medal competition enabled her to finish one point ahead of Ross Nichol for top place in the Chips ‘n’ Cheese League for the third time in a row. Jay Goodfellow won his second medal in a row, whilst Daniel Murdoch, who is Minto’s apprentice greenkeeper, scored an excellent gross 73 to finish second in the medal competition. The club is grateful to Moira Dalgliesh and the Juicy Meat Company, the club caterers, for their generous sponsorship of this competition.

Torwoodlee

J. C. Hall Champion of Champions: 1, T. Miskelly 80 (16) 64 (JC Hall Winner); 2, A. Grierson 74 (9) 65; 3, S. Wright 78 (12) 66 (Champion of Champions winner). Scratch: A. Lawrie 72.

Tuesday Order of Merit (round 20): 1, D. Gillie 61 (+2) 63; 2, J. Penny 70 (2) 68; 3, G. Low 72 (3) 69.

Congratulations go to Davie Gillie for equaling the course record.

September Medal: 1, J. P. Melrose 71 (90) 62; 2, C. Scott 89 (27) 62; 3, M. Ovens 73 (10) 63. Scratch: C. I. Ovens 66.

The Woll

Gents’ Monthly Medal (Division One): 1, A. Gillie 72 (5) 67; 2, K. Scott 77 (7) 70 ; 3, S. Graham 77 (6) 71. Division Two: 1, A. Willison 82 (16) 66; 2, M. MacKay 88 (20) 68; 3, A. Henderson 96 (22) 74.

Mixed Open: 1, Mr & Mrs Allan (Selkirk) 40 points; 2, Mr & Mrs Cunningham 39 points (Deer Park).

Pool

Border League

Belhaven Border Pool League Week Two results. Division 1: Fleece B 3 Ship A 9; Reivers A 5 Fleece A 7; High Level 5 Waverley A 7; Waverley B 8 Nikis 4.

Division 2: Golden Lion 4 Reivers B 8; Ship B 2 Dryburgh 10; Bridge 8 Red Lion A 4; Red Lion B 2 Eildon Centre 10.

Squash

Galashiels

Club night friendlies: D. Sharratt 1 R. Kohler 0; F. Forrest 1 L. Bertram 0; R. Kohler 2 L. Bertram 0; D. Sharratt 2 N. Brown 0; F. Forrest 2 A. Burnie 0; D. Burnie 2 E. Rome 0; R. Kohler 2 F. Forrest 0; D. Burnie 2 D. Sharratt 0; N. Brown 2 E. Rome 0.

Ladies’ Club Championship Draw: Rachel McAleese v Agnes Burnie (winner v Sandra McCutcheon); Emma Rome v Lynn Duncan (winner v Jane Logan).

Club Championship preliminary round: L. Molero 3 D. Mills 0.

League One: A. Gill 3 D. Sharratt 0 (10-8, 9-6, 10-8). League 2: L. Moler 3 D. Mills 0.