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ETTRICK FOREST

Saturday saw the final competition of the season at the club – the Glendinning Garage Open Triples. The victorious triple were I. Borthwick (skip), S. Hislop and T. Yeomans, who defeated P Houston (skip), B. Currie and A. Mitchell in a keenly-contested final.

The club thanked Glendinning Garage for its continued support.

LANGHOLM

The Langholm New Town bowling club held its end-of-season presentation of trophies last weekend.

Prizewinners – Club champion: 1, D. Ritchie; 2, W. Beattie. Douglas Cup: 1, W. Beattie; 2, I. Anderson. President’s prize: 1, W. Beattie; 2, M. Grieve. White House trophy: 1, A. Dickson; 2, A. Grieve. Bell Trophy: 1, S. Roebuck; 2, A. Dickson; Mixed Pairs: 1, A. Grieve & R. Grieve; 2, R. Johnstone & N. McLure. Club Pairs: 1, D. Ritchie & B. Scott; 2, R. McMurdo & T. Reay. Henry Graham trophy: 1, J. Corrie & M. Hair; 2, S. Morrison & A. Christie.

LAUDER

THE club held its closing day and presentations on Saturday, September 24. There was a good turnout and the weather was superb.

This year’s main winners: Gents’ champion, Lee Wilson; Ladies’ champion, Margaret E. Scott; Junior champion, Chris Ainslie; Senior champion, Billy Nisbet.

A buffet was provided and a raffle held, with the proceeds of £218 going to Marie Curie.

President Alan Gilchrist thanked the members for attending the competitions this year, wished everyone all the best for the future and said he hoped to see them next season.

TWEEDBANK

INDOOR activities have now begun with matches in all three Scottish Leagues having taken place.

Playing a midweek fixture, the seniors faced Portobello at the Tweedbank stadium where they were defeated by 78-44.

On Saturday it was the turn of the men to start their campaign. A solid beginning in a home match against Stirling saw Tweedbank win by 91-63.

The ladies were away at Portobello for their first match and regrettably they had some difficulty in raising a full team. Luckily, a substitute was found at the 11th hour, but although the result was quite close, the team could not manage victory.

On Sunday, the first of the Scottish play-offs involved the men’s senior fours category.

Tweedbank was represented by Tommy Mann Snr, Willie Bell, Rob Fulton and Ian Jackson at the Meadowmill Stadium in East Lothian.

Their opponents were from the Abbeyview Club in Dunfermline and the match was close to start with and the score reached five shots each, but after this Abbeyview pulled away to win.