Around the region’s greens and rinks

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ABBOTSFORD

The final stages of the Handicap Singles and the first rounds of the Pairs Tournament due to played last week were severely disrupted due to illness and unavailability, and have been rescheduled for this week.

The Friday night friendly match saw Tom Thorburn bring a team to the club. This is always a close game, and the rink matches ended with a win for each side. In the pairs afterwards, Ian Macdonald and Colin McLeod defeated Jimmy Grieve and Peter Noble.

The quiz night on Saturday was a great success, with 11 teams turning up.

There was only one point between the first three teams, with Two Pail Merks and a Souter winning with 45 points, and Its New and Its Purple pipping Two Pail Merks and a Geordie to second place on a play-off question.

The club wishes to thank Graham Laing and Simon Maughan for another excellent job running the quiz, and to Vic Graham for providing the Stovies.

NEWCASTLETON

A rink from Crawford won the carpet bowling tournament in the village hall.

They were Jock Bell, Eric Simpson, L. Simpson and Chris Archibald. In the final, they beat the entry from Ian Henderson of Langholm, who played with Alistair Sloan of Wamphray, Brian Murray from Corrie and Glen Brodie of Canonbie.

In the semi-finals the eventual winners put out the Stapleton rink of G. Storey, R. Fox, G. Denby and C. Johnstone. The other beaten semi-finalists from Maxwellton Mains were S. Hyslop, G. Campbell, P. Naish and A. Haining. There was an entry of 44, aged from eight to 82.

There was also a singles tournament on the Sunday for the Mick Rick Memorial Cup, with an entry of 64.

The winner was local man Peter Scott, who was presented with the cup by Micheala Richardson, and Ian Hall of Canonbie was the runner-up.

The beaten semi-finals were Davy Jackson and Bruce Jeffrey, both from Lindean near Selkirk.

The committee thanked all those who helped make the tournaments a success, with special thanks to the sponsors, who included The Trap, Liddesdale Hotel, Philip Headley, Campbell Martin and Wattie Elliot.