Hodge is best of the young codgers in Cunningham Trophy

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THE more elderly members of the young curlers recently staged the Cunningham Trophy for under-40s, writes Alistair Lindsay.

In the semi-finals, Alistair Hodge beat Cameron Pate and Andrew Reed defeated Ewan Pate, 9-5 and 10-7 respectively.

The final saw Alistair Hodge triumph, winning 9-2. His rink was being C. Bryce, J. Fleming, and T. Hume.

At the time of writing Andrew and Alistair will be hooked up with James Stark and Stuart Craig, defending the Yara trophy in Perth, and Borders curlers will be wishing them continuing success.

Just three Border League games took place last week.

In section one, Lauderdale won 8-7 over Roxburghe, their first victory of the season.

In section two, Duns went toe-to-toe with Glendale for a 5-5 peel.

This is the first point the Dingers have dropped this season, but they still head the section on 13 points.

In the other section game, Kelso kept Chirnside at bay, winning 9-5.

Two sets of tour reunions took place at the weekend.

Friday saw a gathering of 1993 Canadian West members, and Saturday was the second anniversary of the 2009 Swiss “terrorists” of whom 16 out of the 20 members were present.

Friday evening was the gathering of Foulden CC and their guests for a very enjoyable invitation bonspiel well put together by Margaret Cadzow and Gerald Sandwith. James Dixon’s rink came out as winners of this closely contested event.