Boule bonanza for cancer charity

Tweed Valley Pentanque Club charity event for MacMillan Cancer Support
Tweed Valley Pentanque Club charity event for MacMillan Cancer Support

Tweed Valley Pétanque Club held a special fund raising day for Macmillan Cancer Support at their piste within Kailzie Gardens, Peebles.

There were a couple of friendly games and fun competitions, where visitors from Melrose, Edinburgh and Spain were included. Afterwards, everyone retired to the new clubhouse for refreshments and, after the raffle, competitors showed their skill at shooting a boule from a log. This proved very popular with Peter Hansen, a fairly new member, managing to win by shooting off two boules from three.

Trying to knock a maximum of six boules from a circle using three boules also become highly addictive with people coming back again and again for one more try. The competition was won by Kenny Brown’s total of five, with Frances Donald (4) winning a tie-break to take runner-up spot.

All the members worked together to make a very successful day and the final total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was £330.#

Sporting digest


Ettrick Forest Archers

Several club members travelled up to Glasgow for the last clout competition of the year, held at Mugdock Country Park and hosted by Green Hollow Bowmen.

Now apparently over the shoulder injury that has seen her miss the last few weeks’ competitions, it’s almost as if Elaine Pearson was never away.

In another strong show, she pipped Kilwinning’s Emma Gillies to the Autumn Clout title by one point, scoring 57 hits for 155 points, including no less than six clouts.

Gillies took the first round medal and Highland’s Barbara Campbell the second round. Also shooting for Selkirk was Ev Craig, who scored a pretty handy 42, 97, 0.

Selkirk’s Kyle Fairbairn was also successful in the junior section, scoring 37, 85, 0.

There was no such drama in the gents’ competition as Kilwinning’s Scott Notman soared to a 56-point win over Ned O’Neil, who won the first round. Selkirk’s Jim Stillie took the second round, his total score of 36, 83, 0 earning him third overall.

Other Selkirk scorers were: 6, Jim Craig 25, 61, 0; 8, Doug Anderson 28, 57, 1; 10, Mike Pearson 23, 53, 0; 11, Martin Stillie 24, 49, 0.

In the best of ends shoot-offs, Doug Anderson won by a foot in the gents, while Barbara Campbell won in the ladies’ section.



Seventy three pupils from primaries 2-4 enjoyed a Badminton Bonanza day, organised by Active schools and Jedburgh Badminton Club to promote and encourage the sport to younger players living in and around the town.

Harry Wright, Sophie Oliver, Justine Lee and Yasmin White were presented with goody bags provided by Badminton Scotland for showing potential in a sport which was completely new to them. Badminton Scotland water bottles were given to Lian Tyson, Dawn Glitster, Jessica Jereczek and Kayden Brookes, who excelled in the fitness challenge.

An Ancrum Bonanza will take place today from 1–3pm for P1-5 pupils.



The first of many out-of-season events will take place in the clubrooms tomorrow evening in the form of a Quiz Night. The fun starts at 7.30pm, maximum five players per team, £12 per team entry.



At the recent Langholm Cricket awards in the clubrooms at the Castleholm, captain Duncan Elliott presented both the Player of the Season trophy and the Player’s Player Cup to Steven Johnstone.

The award for the most wickets also went to Johnstone, who snapped up 26 in the season.

Gregor Park received the award for most runs, having reached the half-century on five occasions, and he was also presented with the Deep Fine Leg trophy.

Other awards went to Bailey Donaldson for Young Player of the Season, and Most Improved Player was Davie Gordon. There were a couple of humorous awards, the one for most ducks going to Jack Pool and the Ham Sandwich to Graham Park.

Langholm found it tough in Division One of the Eden Valley League in the summer past, having gained promotion on two successive seasons, but they secured five wins and a winning draw, and were clear of the relegation zone.


Border League

Even before September was out, the Agrii Border League got under way with a win for Coldstream over Foulden and a walkover for Jedburgh against Yester.

All this was followed by Teviotdale hitting top gear before Glendale hit the starter button, a tense first half between Ayton Castle and Duns was followed by a rather one-sided second half, with the Dingers in overdrive. Something similar occurred between Lammermuir and Chirnside, with the Hill rink in command – including the first blank end of the league season – and an early breakaway by Kelso kept them in control over Lauderdale.


The Ladies’ section opening Bonspiel saw Judith Dixon’s rink winning the honours.

More curling on page 83.



Stroke Competition: 1, J. Chisholm 85 (18) 67, 2=, G. Crozier 91 (21) 70, A. Lauder 86 (16) 70.

Autumn Stroke: 1, B. Anderson 76 (10) 66; 2=, I. Jerdan 71 (4) 67, J. Black 83 (16) 67.

J. D. Robson Trophy: winner, B. Anderson 138.

15-hole Stableford (ladies): 1, G. Herriot 32 points; 2, L. Anderson 30.

Seniors Knock-out Singles: winner, J. Campbell.

Seniors Knock-out Foursomes (Dave Cowe Quaich): winners, Alwyn Chadwick and Billy Paterson.

The Gents’ and Ladies’ Glenfiddich Greensomes had to be cancelled on Saturday due to waterlogging, but members should note that both competitions have been rearranged for Saturday, October 25.


Final Tuesday Order of Merit: 1, I. MacDonald 81 (16) 65; 2, T. Martin 83 (13) 70; 3, I. Heard 74 (3) 71. Scratch: C. Riddle 71.


Border League

The first Aitken Turnbull Border league play took place in Hawick on Sunday.

For the U-13 squads this was their first outing. A late withdrawal of the Berwickshire U-13s left Peebles without opponents, but hosts Hawick saved the day, fielding a mixed U-13 squad from different teams, to provide a friendly challenge.

Hawick was delighted with their early win, their U-13s storming to a 19-2 victory over Earlston’s B team. However, Earlston turned the tables in match two to run out 28- 5 winners over Hawick’s B team. Peebles U-13s’ debut was all about smooth team play with fast and accurate moves, and confident shooting contributing to their runaway 60-1 win against the makeshift Hawick side.

In the U-15 section, Hawick’s B team also produced a convincing 50-4 win over Berwickshire B, with Peebles A (51-10) and Peebles B (30-11) teams both working hard to secure valuable wins against feisty Earlston and Hawick A squads respectively.


Tweed Valley

The final competition of the season, the Champion of Champions, took place at Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, on Sunday.

After three games, Peter Harrington, Evelyn Inglis and Chris Mackie played Tommy Quinn, Irene Quinn and Kenny Brown in the final, with Tommy’s team emerging as winners.

The difficult part of this competition is when the winning team, who have played well together, have to become individuals and play against one another to become the Champion of Champions, played out to 11 points. Irene took the lead, followed by Kenny, and then Tommy managed to get in the points. Irene held a good lead until reaching 9 points, where she stayed for the rest of the game.

Tommy got back on track and played some brilliant shots, gaining points quickly till he emerged the winner with Irene second and last year’s winner, Kenny Brown, who presented the champion’s trophy, in third.

Thanks go to Jimmy and Jane at Kailzie Fishery for supplying the mid-afternoon refreshments. On such a chilly day it was very much appreciated by all.


Border League

Belhaven Border League (week 4) First Division: Nikis 5 Fleece A 7; Fleece B 3 Waverley A 9; Reivers A 7 High Level 5; Waverley B 4 Ship A 8.

Second Division: Eildon Centre 7 Dryburgh 5; Golden Lion 7 Red Lion A 7; Ship B 4 Bridge 8; Red Lion B 2 Reivers B 10.


Border League

JJ Xpress Border League results: Hawick Con A 5 Hawick Burns A 1; Hawick Con B 3 Hawick Burns B 3; Selkirk A 3 Selkirk B 3; Jedburgh Legion 5 St Boswells 1.

Sports Councils

Ettrick & Lauderdale

ClubSport Ettrick & Lauderdale held its committee meeting last week and grants were awarded to the following –Individuals: Maddie Arlett (Selkirk) rower with Edinburgh University Boat Club; Charlie Green (Galashiels) footballer with Hibernian under 14; Maili Brown (Galashiels) swimmer with Gala ASC and BEST.

Clubs: Galashiels Swimming Club (new equipment); St Boswells Cricket Club (new wicket).

The annual awards evening will take place on Friday, November 14.



Gents’ Club Championship (quarter-final): D. Sharratt 3 J. Eyre 2 (6-9, 10-8, 5-9, 9-3, 9-7); Ladies’ Club Championship (semi-final): S. McCutcheon 3 R. McAleese 0 (9-7, 9-0, 9-5).

League One: L. Molero 3 I. Chalmers 0 (9-7, 9-5, 9-5).

Friendlies: A. Gill 1 R. McAleese 1; D. Burnie 2 L. Molero 0; A. Gill 1 L. Molero 1; D. Burnie 3 R. McAleese 0; A. Gill 0 D. Burnie 2; R. McAleese 2 L. Molero 0.