Young guns go for it at Midlem

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Bisley at Braidwood members have been busy over the last few weeks with sure shots of all ages enjoying the Midlem venue.

Competing for the Hermiston Cup, Donald Livingston and Davy Scott were both tied on a score of 37 ex-40 following a very tight round of competition. After a very exciting shoot off, however, it was Livingston who took home the trophy. Just missing out, on a score of 36, was Jim Brodie, followed by Kyle Smith with 35.

Shooting very well in the second round, Jed Burn scored 35 ex-40, with Kyle Smith, Nigel Rock and Keith Learmonth all one place behind on 34, followed closely by David Bertram on 33.

Local youngsters also enjoyed a day at the clay pigeon venue recently (pictured above) and learned about gun safety as well as having fun. The club is looking to have another Young Shots day in the October break.

For more information on any events at Bisley at Braidwood go to www.braidwoodsc.co.uk

SPORTING DIGEST

Archery

Border Bowmen

Leigh Christie won the Killingworth Open last weekend.

Competitors shot 12 dozen arrows over four distances each day.

Christie shot two Master Bowman scores of 1,188 on Saturday and 1,190 on Sunday. She needs one more score to gain the Master Bowman classification.

Christie thanked sponsors Roxburgh Sports Council and Forbes Technologies.

Bowls

Hawick

The seniors travelled up to Peebles in a league match and emerged the winners by 69-47.

Sunday saw the playing of the Alan Barker Triples as 28 players took part, with four rinks of four and four triples.

The winners of each section met in the final, which saw Les Clarkson, Rob Johnstone and Irene Wilson taking on Graham Lyall, Doris Willison, Dave Johnstone and Reece Johnstone, with the Clarkson triple emerging winners.

The club thanked the Barker family for their continued support.

Newtown

The club was represented at the Borders Ladies Champion of Champions event by Marie Todd, who, after four hard games, emerged the overall winner.

The club held a sponsored walk for club funds this month and managed to raise £230. Thanks were made to all who took part and donated.

Stow

The A & A Doyle Funeral Directors Open Pairs Competition saw entries come from Abbotsford, Waverley, Selkirk, Gorebridge, Lauder, Melrose, Carrick Knowe and Stow. An appreciative local crowd was treated to some very fine bowling from a full entry of competitors who also commended the Stow club on the excellent standard of their green.

Final: R. Nichol & A. Gilchrist beat G. Smith & D. Purves (Selkirk).

Cycling

Galashiels

A large field of 25 club riders took part in the last 10-mile TT of the 2013 season. Coming out on top was Alistair Meikle, setting a personal best time on the way.

The final race of the season is coming up on Wednesday with a five-mile TT, starting at Abbotsford House car park. Sign on from the earlier time of 5.30pm with the race starting at 6.30pm. Riders are reminded that rear lights must be used during club races.

Results: 1, A. Meikle 22 minutes 58 seconds (pb); 2= D. Johnston, R. Martin (pb) 23.14; 3, C. Tough 23.20; 4, N. Shephard 23.25; I. Pearson 23.51; 6, J. Leask 23.56 (pb); 7, S. Mills 24.01; 8, L. Parry 24.09; 9, J. Stark 24.37; 10, C. Adamson 24.55; 11, A. Dawson 25.37; 12, B. Lowes 25.38; 13, J. Houston 25.40 (pb); 14, B. Hamilton 25.55; 15, C. Forsyth 26.24 (pb); 16, J. Weston 26.34; 17, L. Thomson 27.14; 18, W. Mills 27.44; 19, J. Agnew 27.58 (pb); 20, D. McCudden 29.21; 21, T. Dawson 29.34; 22, G. Murray 30.31; 23, M. Rogan 32.00; 24, H. Watt 35.47.

Golf

Borders Strokeplay

Galashiels golfer Simon Fairburn was in sparking form to win the men’s title on his home course of Torwoodlee.

The 21-year-old finished five shots ahead of clubmate David Gillie to lift the coveted trophy.

Fairburn recorded a level par 69 in the first round and then hit a 64 in round two.

He said: “Now I am looking forward to playing in the Borders Match Play Championship at the Roxburghe course next month.”

Fairburn smashed the Torwoodlee course record recently with a stunning total of 61 – eight under par.

Earlston

Minto Golf Club was the venue where members of Earlston Golf Club competed for the Campbell Claret Cup, sponsored by Mark Reilly and A. S. Campbell Ltd. Conditions were extremely good and the course was in excellent condition.

Winner on the day was Ivor Aitchison, who also won nearest the pin in three at the par five, fifth hole. Runner-up was James Brotherston, with Steve Brown in third place.

Thanks were made to Minto for their hospitality on the day and the excellent catering.

Galashiels

Invitation Greensomes: 1, R. Wilson & K. Lochrie 75 (12.8) 62.2; 2, D. Chisholm & S. Ervine 77 (14.2) 62.8; 3, J. Millan & M. Allison 77 (13.4) 63.6 (best last six).

Wednesday Stroke: 1, D. Cairns 83 (17) 66; 2, B. Currie 71 (4) 67.

Championship Qualifier: A League – A. Bunyan 33 net; B League – R. Brown 36.

Hawick

August Medal/Rosebowl: 1, S. Donaldson 88 (23) 65; 2, P. Leithead 97 (23) 74. Scratch: A. Teague 90.

Lady Captain’s Prize Day and President’s Trophy: 1, M. Morrison 77 (7) 70; 2, F. Robson 93 (20) 73; 3, J. Wright 100 (26) 74. Scratch: Anne Teague 91.

Kelso

Grouse Foursomes: 1, I. Lauder & I Edwards 76 (9) 67; 2=, I. Mathewson + G. Lillie 77 (9) 68, B. Liddle & K. Roughead 86 (18) 68.

Tom Scott Trophy: 1, M. Hall 80 (12) 68.

William McHutchison Competition: 1, G. Lillie 71 (6) 65; 2, R. Hastie 72 (6) 66; 3=, I. Jerdan 72 (3) 69, J. Logan 76 (7) 69.

Hislop Dumma Putter: 1, B. Hastie 69 (5) 64; 2=, K. Roughead 83 (19) 64, W. Hastie 79 (15) 64.

Melrose

SLGA Brooch: 1, J. Shirra-Gibb 87 (16) 71; 2, A. Holton 93 (21) 72.

Kings Arms Competition: 1, G. S. Craig 71 (9) 62; 2, K. Haldane 70 (5) 65; 3, A. McSorley 78 (12) 66. Scratch: G. Hannah 71.

Minto

The senior gents defeated Castle Park by 4.5-1.5 in matches to avenge their defeat earlier in the season.

Gents Tuesday Stableford: I. Douglas 45 points.

Stewart and Paula Aitchison Memorial Trophy: M. Glendinning 79 (19) 60. Scratch: 1= B. Howden, P. Gibb 72.

Junior Division: R. Latta 68 (5) 63 (scratch winner). Junior August Medal: 1, L. Towers 83 (22) 61.

Gents Autumn Medal: Division 1 – A. King 73 (10) 63 (scratch winner); Division 2 – G. McDonagh 76 (12) 64; Division 3 – M. Sargenson 88 (24) 64 (Medal winner).

Ladies Past Captains’ Competition: T. Kirkpatrick 96 (21) 75.

St Boswells

Gordon Melrose Design Gents Open: 1, S. Brown 81 (21) 60; 2, K. Baillie 79 (18) 61; 3, K. Millar 66 (5) 61 (scratch winner).

August Medal: 1, S. McMullen 79 (16) 63; 2, N. Linton 72 (7) 65; 3, D. Murdoch 77 (11) 66. Scratch: S. Makepeace 71.

Torwoodlee

Tuesday Stroke: 1, D. Bowden 73 (10) 63; 2, J. Pollitt 82 (18) 64 bih; 3, R. Lacon 73 (9) 64 BIH. Scratch: A. Lawrie 66.

Saturday Stroke: 1, L. Rutherford 80 (17) 63; 2, C. Forsyth 77 (12) 65 bih; 3, D. Allison Jnr 68 (3) 65 (scratch winner).

Woll

Ladies Nine-hole Sweep: J. Craig 34 points. Ladies Stableford: M. Innes 37. Captains Day Texas Scramble Woll Burn Trophy: J. Thomson, T. Murray, K. Sheil, C. Sheil.

Gents Monthly Medals: A Class – R.Turnbull 82 (14) 68; B Class – K. Hendrie 86 (19) 67. Gents Tuesday Sweep: A. Lindores 74 (3) 71; Gents Tuesday Sweep: J. MacKenzie 79 (7) 72; Gents Saturday Sweep: M. Innes 80 (15) 65.

Entries are being taken for the Mixed Open on Sunday, September 22, and the Four-player Team event on Sunday, September 29 – call 01750 32711.

Homing

Earlston

Members sent 113 birds to the Westend Garage-sponsored Towlaw race. Results: 1, 3, 4, A. Simpson 1262.57; 2, 9, 14, 15, M. Upton 1258.49; 5, 8, W. Gray & Son 1213.72; 6, 7, 10, S.Hardie & Sons; 11, 13, 16, 18, A. Bain 1125.70; 12, 17, 19, 20, S. Martin 1115.06.

Galashiels

Thirteen members sent 158 birds to Towlaw, a distance of 72 miles. Results: 1, T. Klasicki 1222.320; 2, 3, 8, 9, J. Douglas 1210.596; 4, 5, 6, 7, 1204. 614; 10, K. Lawrie 1189.840.

Langholm

The club liberated 60 birds on Sunday from Lymm. Results: 1,2, 4, 5, 6, 7, R. V. Graham 1067.255; 3, A. Henderson 1057.855.

Pool

KO Cup

High Level B produced a shock by edging a thrilling last frame decider to put out their own A team. Of the First Division ties, Dryburgh unluckily went out to Waverley A again in a last-frame shoot out.

Results: Dryburgh 4 Waverley A (Hawick) 5; Ship A (Melrose) 5 Ship B 4; Red Lion A (Kelso) 5 Station (Hawick) 0; Reivers A 5 Fleece B 1; Waverley B 5 Red Lion B 3; High Level B (Hawick) 5 High Level A 4; Niki’s Bar 4 Fleece A 5.

Squash

Galashiels

Club matches: D. Burnie 2 I. Youseff 0; D. Sharratt 2 Mr Zee 0; D. Burnie 2 Mr Zee 0; D. Sharratt 2 I. Youseff 0; Mr Zee 2 I. Youseff 1; D. Sharratt 2 D. Burnie 1.

Tennis

Melrose Waverley 0ver 70s

In their return home game with Edinburgh Sports Club last Thursday, the over-70s lost 6-3, but the final score did not reflect the closeness of the ties.

Melrose are still hoping to get return matches with two of the other clubs they played last year.