Gibb wins Fox and Hounds Trophy

Fox & Hound Trophy Photo left to right: Iain Oliver (Competitions Convenor); Albert Thompson (Vice Captain); Champion, Peter Gibb and Fox and Hounds proprietor Stuart Mabon.
Fox & Hound Trophy Photo left to right: Iain Oliver (Competitions Convenor); Albert Thompson (Vice Captain); Champion, Peter Gibb and Fox and Hounds proprietor Stuart Mabon.

Peter Gibb was the clear winner of the 2014 Minto Golf Club Fox and Hounds Trophy, with a net score of 128 in the 36-hole final.

Stuart Taylor took second place on 133 from James Gillespie with a better inward nine in his second round.

Iain Oliver won the scratch competition on 147.

Players rounded off a great day’s golf over a course in first-class condition with a meal and prize-giving at the Fox and Hounds in Denholm, presided over by vice-captain Albert Thompson.

Minto Golf club is grateful to Stewart and Christine Mabon of the Fox and Hounds for their sponsorship of the trophy.

Photographed from left are: Iain Oliver (competitions convenor); Albert Thompson (vice-captain); champion Peter Gibb and Fox and Hounds proprietor Stuart Mabon.

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Ettrick Forest Archers

There were two new names on the trophies after Saturday’s Philiphaugh Target Shoot, a Western round contested at Thirladean, as Ev Craig and Michael Liddle shone through the ranks to win their respective titles.

Results: Ladies – Champion, Ev Craig 37 hits, 135 score, 3 golds (Philiphaugh Plaque & Silver Medal).

Juniors – Champion, Kyle Fairbairn 16, 66, 2 ( Small Philiphaugh Plaque & Silver Medal).

Gentlemen – Champion, Michael Liddle 78, 392, 11 (Philiphaugh Plaque & Silver Medal); highest score, Mike Pearson 76, 354, 7 (Bronze Medal); most golds Wullie Good 55, 237, 6 (Bronze Medal).

Other Awards: First three arrows in the same colour – Wullie Good (Jade Crystal); first gold – Mike Pearson (Jade Crystal); most petticoats – Trevor Austin, worst white – Doug Anderson.



The senior team were at home to Kelso in their final league fixture of the season. Each team had two winning triples, but Kelso clinched the points with an eight-shot victory.

Frances MacDonald defeated Catriona Reid in the final of the ladies’ two-bowl singles competition.

On Saturday, the remaining men’s singles competitions were completed. Graham Prentice led from start to finish against Tommy Mann Jnr to win the President’s by 21-16. In the Handicap, Jim Thomson beat Callum Riddell 21-14, while in the Lawrence Wilson over-60 final, Tommy Mann Snr beat John Manczak 21-19.

Finally on Sunday, David Hardie & Son Funeral Directors sponsored an Invitation Triples tournament and in an all-Abbotsford final, Liz Waugh, John Hardie and Andrew Hancock defeated Jimmy Grieve, Graham Prentice and John Manczak.

Ex-President Kenny Johnstone presented the cup and prizes, and thanked the sponsor.


The seniors played their final game of the season against Selkirk/Ettrick Forest team and lost by 21 shots.

Saturday saw the B team team travel over to Ettrick Forest to contest the Knock Out Plate Final against Kelso. All rinks played exceptionally well and came out on top to win by 67-41.

The club recently hosted the Stuart Thomson Memorial Open pairs, well suppported by local and visiting bowlers. The final was contested by Cess Redmond and Alan Waugh against C. Richardson and M. Marshall of Castle Douglas with the local pair winning by 13-12. The club would like to thank Reflex Disco for sponsoring this event.


Club competitions were completed last week and the winners were: G. Ainslie (ladies’ champion & Cant Medal winner); L. Wilson (gents’ champion); C. Elrick (seniors’ champion); B. Nisbet (Presidents Prize). Well done to all.

Sponsors day takes place on Saturday and some of the sponsors do not have a full team of four. If any member is able to play, can they please put their name on the board in the club.


There was a tremendous turnout for the annual Ladies’ Day match and although the weather was dull to start with, it soon brightened up and the sun came out.

A great game was played and was then followed by a delicious meal and wine in the clubhouse, served by the male members. The winner on the day was Sandra Blacklock and the runner-up was Winnie Milligan.


Kelso Wheelers

The Birgham course played host to the 10-mile handicap competition last week.

Coming out on top was Jill Sinton who, although receiving a severe ‘pull’ for her improved performances over the last few weeks, broke her pb by four minutes. Kenny Wilson was second, nine seconds behind, with Ben Simpson third a further three seconds shy. More Wheelers news on page 114.



JFL Tri-Am: 1, S. Weir, J. Gillie III, J. Milan nett 122; 2, G. Philip, W Morrison, K Stobie 123; 3, G. Forsyth, R, Horsburgh, D. Dick 124. The club thanked JFL Contracts for their kind support.

September Medal: 1, J. Shiel 78 (10) 68.

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner W. Morrison nett 33; B League winner, G. Turnbull 36 BIH.

Sixty five players were met with a near perfect golfing day for this year’s Fraser James Partnership Ltd J.B. Walker Gala Open.

Results: 1, D. Clyne 75 (12) 63; 2=, R. Horsburgh 74 (8) 66, S. Milburn 80 (14) 66. Scratch: K. W. Simpson 64.

The club thanked the sponsors and all members and friends who donated nearest the hole prizes.


Jedburgh Woollen Mill Gents Open: 1, C. Levell 72 (9) 63; 2, J. Jackson 85 (21) 64; 3, C. Griffiths 88 (23) 65.

The club would like to thank Jedburgh Woollen Mill for its sponsorship.


Hislop Dumma Putter: 1, P. Wilson 75 (12) 63; 2, M. Henderson 78 (14) 64; 3=, R. Hastie 71 (5) 66, L. Murray 78 (12) 66, R. Ainslie 80 (14) 66.

Grouse Foursomes: 1, B. Hogarth & D. Hirst 73 (7) 66; 2=, A. Lyall & K. Stewart 84 (14.5) 69.5, R. Ainslie & Barrie Sweenie 88 (18.5) 69.5.

LGU Breakthrough Brooch and Medal: 1, P. Laing 84 (13) 71 BIH; 2, L. Flannigan 85 (14) 71; 3, D. Pringle 95(22) 73.


SLGA Medal: Winner, V. Hogg 88 (20) 68; Scratch, A. Fleming 85.

Nine-hole Medal: Winner, M. Robbie 44 points.


Minto Seniors suffered a rare defeat in the return match against Rothbury, losing by 4.5 rubbers to 1.5, but recovered their good form in the second away match of the week against The Hirsel, which they won by 4.5 rubbers to 1.5.

Seniors’ Stableford League: 1, E. Berridge 35 points; 2, P. Brooks 34; 3, B. Elliot 34.


Tuesday Order Of Merit (Round 19): 1, W. Kirk 76 (11) 65; 2, J. Penny 69 (2) 67; 3, G. Black 72 (5) 67. Scratch: D. Gillie 67. Order of Merit Leader: R. Lacon.


Tweed Valley

Tweed Valley Pétanque Club held their annual singles competition at Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, where the sound of friendly banter could be heard while the serious business of beating opponents was taking place.

Once everyone had completed their first two games the winners went forward to play in the quarter-finals. The four players who went through to the semi-finals were Peter Harrington, David Adamson, Tommy Quinn and Irene Quinn. Peter and David played in one game while the second game saw husband and wife rivalry between Tommy and Irene. Peter and Irene won their games to face each other in the final as they had done a couple of years before.

Irene got off to a good start and then Peter took control for a few ends, taking the scores a bit closer. With all the hecklers and cheerleaders on the sidelines, it was a fun-filled final, with Irene hanging on to her lead and winning the title.

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Border League

Bellhaven Pool League Results from Monday (Division 1): Fleece A 8 High Level 4; Niki’s 4 Fleece B 8; Waverley A 9 Waverley B 3; Ship A 9 Reivers 3.

Division 2: Red Lion A 8 Red Lion B 4; Dryburgh 5 Bridge 7; Reivers B 9 Ship B 3; Coldstream 8 Golden Lion 4.


Border League

Week One results: Hawick Burns Club A 3 Jedburgh Legion 3; St Boswells 3 Hawick Burns Club B 3; Hawick Conservative Club B 1 Selkirk B 5; Selkirk A 4 Hawick Conservative Club A 2.



Club night friendlies: M. Campbell 2 R. Kohler 1; D. Burnie 2 L. Bertram 1; A. Burnie 2 R. McAleese 0; A. Gill 2 D. Sharratt 0; D. Burnie 2 M. Campbell 0; R. McAleese 2 L. Bertram 1; A. Burnie 1 R Kohler 0; A. Gill 2 D. Burnie 0; D. Sharratt 2 M. Campbell 0; R. Kohler 2 R. McAleese 0; L. Bertram 1 A. Burnie 0; D. Burnie 2 D. Sharratt 0.

Club Championship (preliminary round): D. Sharratt 3 R. Kohler 2 (9-4, 9-6, 6-9, 6-9, 10-9).

League One: A. Gill 3 Dave Burnie 1 (4-9, 9-4, 9-0, 9-3); A. Gill 3 I. Chalmers 1 (9-0, 2-9, 9-6, 9-3).



Kelso Orchard Tennis Club held a very successful fundraising race night at Poynder Park on Saturday in aid of its own charitable youth/disability worker/coach and facility project. Nearly 100 people attended the evening, which raised the magnificent sum of approximately £2,000, net of all costs. The club would like to thank the race sponsors, sponsorship and other donors, raffle prize providers, KRFC staff, KOTC committee and all those who attended.