Dingers and Souters edge tight matches

In the latest round of the Masstock Border League Section One games, Duns kept Yester at bay, winning 6-3, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Selkirk and Teviotdale was a close call at 8-7 to the Souters, while Section Two games were marginally more one-sided with Roxburghe going down 11-3 to Greenlaw, and Lammermuir defeated by Foulden 9-4.

The opening round of the Laidlaw Trophy began with Earlston defeating Swinton in the prelim, but then going down to Coldstream in the first round.

Ayton Castle took the honours against Duns and a handy five for Greenlaw kept them well in front of Lammermuir, while a titanic battle between Foulden and Chirnside went to the last incredible stone delivered by the Chirnside blacksmith.

The semi-finals and finals were played yesterday (Wednesday) - check TheSouthern next week for details.

Last Friday saw the start of the Auld Yins’ League, with 11 rinks competing this season.

The opening round was remarkable in that three of the games were peeled, but the fourth game most definitely wasn’t.

Kelso came out as winners of the Melrose Kettle during the afternoon, sharing the rink with a reunion of the victorious 2003 Canadian tourists, including our own Frank Forrest, Bill Mitchell and Rob Mathieson no doubt recalling many reminiscences, lurid and otherwise, of a great experience.