Status quo at the top once again

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THE most recent round of the Border League finds no change at the top of section one.

Foulden, going 5-4 over Swinton, moved into fifth spot, and St Boswells came off the bottom with a 10-5 win against Lauderdale. In section two, Duns beat Borders Wheelchair 10-1 to consolidate their lead, two points up on Earlston who defeated Lees 10-3.

Tommy Fleming won the Ayton Castle invitation bonspiel last week.

Chirnside CC and Roxburghe CC had their separate pairs competitions through Saturday afternoon, and had there been no Johnsons or Johnstons present, things wouldn’t have been quite the same.

On the Chirnside front Geordie Johnston and Christine Beaumont (nee Johnson) beat Dick Johnson and William Davidson in the Low road, while Douglas Wright and Gary Beaumont won the high road.

Over to Roxburghe’s competition, and Willie Johnson and partner went down to Mike Elliot and Keith Thomson, while Gordon Watson and Lucy Tile were the other winners. And, in conclusion, it would have been a dry old time without Ray Johnston behind the bar.

Lauderdale Invitation Bonspiel took up the 5.30pm session with a full house of curlers representing a fair cross section of local clubs. A great atmosphere prevailed throughout the event which was won by Colin Martin’s rink, a result which will earn Colin some brownie points from wife Liz, currently touring in the USA.

The East Lothian Chanty competition takes place this week, and there is also a Morton round. Our Yara team didn’t quite attain the giddy heights of last season, but were fairly well in contention.