Club members slide into new positions behind the ice

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THE ice may have thawed for the summer months, but Borders curlers are still very much on the go as various AGMs take place around the region, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Ron Shaw will preside over St Boswells with Andrew Ker as his eventual successor, while the admin side will be a family concern with Isla Forsyth as secretary, and little sister Kirsty Robb counting the bawbees.

Harry Dodds has completed his first season as BIRC president with great commitment. He is the first St Boswells member to have risen to this giddy height and, coupled with two of his sons doing great deeds with Melrose RFC, this has been a great year for the clan.

The club had a Border League season of two halves, one lousy, the second less so. The Melrose Kettle came their way, while the Dun trophy didn’t.

From Ayton Castle comes news that Mrs R.A. Forrest is to fill the chair vacated by Jimmy Hodge. John Reid has been nominated as second in command with the clerical side of things being dealt with by Bill Stewart.

The club managed to win the Border Bonspiel, but otherwise had little to write home, or anywhere else, about. Numbers are fairly well up, even if advancing years are more so.

The ladies’ section continues to be the responsibility of Rhymerettes’ Marion Pate, presiding, with Wendy Henderson as her deputy for another season, following the recent rather poorly attended AGM in the clubroom.