The A team played two games last week, losing 71-79 at home against Gala Waverley on Monday night, but making amends on Wednesday at Kelso, winning 86 - 76.
The B team had an excellent victory against Waverley B, but the seniors suffered a heavy defeat against Jedburgh.
In the Murray & Burrell Open Triples on Sunday, the entry of Scott Thomson, Keith Campbell and Colin Hancock met Stevie Graham, Kenny Johnstone and Brian Anderson in the final. The Hancock triple scored over the first four ends and never looked back, winning 16 - 6.
The Ramage Trophy pairs competition is being held next Saturday and members are asked to get their names on the sheet as soon as possible (enter as a pair).
Despite torrential rain and a delay of one-and-a-quarter hours, Saturday’s Andrew Hamilton Trophy match eventually got under way.
At five ends all Border rinks were down, apart from Ian Crawford’s who went into an eight-shot lead which continued to grow right to the end. At 10 ends only Ian Crawford, Robert Kerr and Alistair White were up in shots.
The game continued as the rain returned, but was unable to dampen the spirit of both teams who battled to completion, with the final score being Borders 127 East Lothian 119. Team for Borders versus Stirling County East on Saturday at Spittal Bowling Club: Rink 1, R. Thorburn, M. Christy, D. Miller Jnr, A. White; Rink 2, C. Donaldson, S. Omari, R. Nicol, R. Kerr; Rink 3, A. Bennie, D. Miller Snr, E. Lindores, S. Bebbington; Rink 4, M. Fairley, D. Wilson, N. McNally, R. Crawford; Rink 5, A. Borthwick, C. Martin, K. Johnstone, G. Forsyth; Rink 6, R. Nicholson, D. Pearce, A. Brady, I. Crawford. Reserves: I. Hogg, R. Neil, G. Thorburn, G. Scott, T. Mann, C. McNeil.
The seniors travelled to play Kelso away last week.
The match was closely contested on three of the rinks, however, the fourth Gala triple had a good morning, giving the seniors a second win.
In the evening league the A team had an away fixture at Stow. The match was a close affair, except for the one rink. Eck Ormiston, Austin Lindores, Norman Duncan and Mel Blyth took an early lead which became quite substantial and ensured the team a second triumph.
The B team had a home fixture against Kelso B and unfortunately a full team could not be raised. Although the players performed well, they were unable to manage a win.
In the ladies’ league there were two matches in the past week, the first of these being Newtown away. One rink was well beaten, but the second rink managed a win, giving Gala two points, while Newtown took three. Last Thursday saw a home match against Selkirk. Both teams ended equal on shots, taking two -and-a-half points each.
On Sunday the first of the club events was the Taddei Cup, a mixed triples played on a round-robin basis with two sections of four teams.
After completion of the group phase, the section winners were Sean Niven, Sheila Urquhart and Ian Ormiston, together with Jackie McGregor, Stan Boyle and Paddy Devine. In the final Devine’s team were comfortable victors.
Hawick A travelled the short distance to play their local rivals Buccleuch and enjoyed a comfortable 86-59 victory.
Their top rink was skipped by G. Scott. This rink also included Kirk Ford who, because he had recently broke his wrist playing with the PSA, performed with his wrong hand.
Hawick B entertained Wilton B in a closely-fought contest, despite the home team having to field one triple rink. Wilton eventually ran out 63-49 winners.
Melrose hosted Marchmount in the Top Ten on Sunday.
The fours started well and maintained their lead to finish six shots up.
The triples were a much closer game with Melrose emerging triumphant by three shots.
The pairs game were never going to be easy, but again Melrose gained a comfortable lead, finishing four shots up.
The singles were a bit of a walkover for Melrose with a comfortable 10-shot advantage at the last end. Overall score: Melrose 69 Marchmount 45.
Melrose now face Wellington Park BC from Renfrewshire on Sunday at 2pm. Supporters welcome.
The club is offering non-members the chance to play.
Two fun days will be held, on June 8 and June 29, in addition to a possible social league on Thursday nights. Anyone interested should contact Marie Todd on 07742 559956.
On Sunday the club held the new mixed pairs competition and the the winners were Jock Paterson and Marie Todd.
Selkirk hosted The Jolly Bowler singles tournament on Sunday.
The weather was kind and after a close final Colin McKinnon was the winner, with Hazel Scott runner-up.
On Thursday evening 12 riders took part on the Newmill 10-mile TT course, with Kenny Darling taking the honours in a time of 22.09.
Other results: 2, C. Telfer 24.21; 3, G. Jackson 25.09; 4, D. Cavers 25.20; 5, C. Telfer 26.59; 6, A. McKerracher 27.22; 7, K. Rayner 27.38; 7, T. Harkness 27.53; 8, K. Elliot 29.20; 9, N. Robertson 29.46; 10, A. Jolly 35.21.
On Monday night Kelso Wheelers held their 10-mile club championship time trial in poor conditions.
Despite torrential downpours, there was another good turnout for the event with 24 riders taking part.
Six youths recorded personal bests, while Oscar Onley became the Kelso Wheelers 10-mile youth champion in 30.26pb.
Other youth results: 2, F. Veitch 30.51pb; 3, A. Martin 33.48pb; 4, B. Simpson 34.06pb; 5, R. Gillie 35.24pb; 6, D. Easson 36.05pb.
The seniors event was a lot closer and with Mike Burgher, the favourite, retiring due to a mechanical problem, the door was open for a new champion.
In the end Rupert Norris claimed the 10-mile title by two seconds in 24.36pb.
Other senior results: 2, R. Ure 24.38; 3, J. Smith 25.23; 4, D. Richardson 25.45; 5, K. Wilson 25.48; 6, R. Connell 25.53; 7, G. Veitch 26.08; 8, K. Gillie 26.29pb; 9, C. Stevenson 26.49; 10, G. Easson 26.51; 11, G. Ford 26.54pb; 12, G. Dalglish 27.11; 13, A. Ker 28.33; 14, A. Martin 29.00pb; 15, R. Smith 29.33; 16, B. Sweenie 29.38; 17, D. Whitecross 30.48.
Monday brings the one-mile and one-kilometre time trial on the Sprouston course. Sign on at Woodside Park no later than 6.30pm and then travel to the start under the new Tweed Bridge.
John Scott (plumbing & heating) Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner, R. Turnbull, nett 35; B League winner, G. Turnbull 34.
Gluepot Rosebowl: 1, K. Simpson, P. Dalgliesh, C. Forsyth 125; 2, G. Philip, W. Morrison, P. Hamilton 129; 3, K. Moffat, N. Moffat, J. Shiel 130.
Next competition is the second Championship Qualifier – start list on noticeboard.
Trophy Competition: 1, D. Gribbin 85 (17) 68; 2, W. Wallace 82 (13) 69; 3, D. Grant 81 (11) 70. Scratch: I. Ramsey 74.
Seniors May Medal: 1, B. Whiteley 84 (18) 66; 2, A. Bailey 91 (19) 72; 3, I. Elliot 89 (16) 73.
Gents Tuesday Stableford: 1, K. Speirs 37 points; 2, B. Howden 36.
Lady Captain’s Away Day (Brampton): Individual, H. Todd 41 points; Team, M. Bland, G. Cartwright, H. Todd.
Junior Mitchell Trophy (no. 2): 1, A. Brown 81 (16) 65 (after countback); 2, J. Flynn 79 (14) 65 (after countback); 3, R. Latta 73 (8) 65 (lowest gross).
Ladies Championship Qualifier (number 2) Silver Division: 1, S. Lees, gross 85; 2, C. Allott 87. Bronze Division: 1, M. Towers, gross 97; 2, A. Paterson 98.
Centenary Trophy (ladies): 1, R. Middlemass 38 points; 2, S. Donaldson 34.
Junior May Medal (sponsored by George McDonald): 1, R. McDonald; 2, S. Murdoch; 3, J. McDonald.
Captain/Vice-captain stableford: 1, T. MisKelly (19) 39 points; 2, R. Clark (16) 36 (BIH); 3, S. Nightingale (5) 36.
Tuesday stroke: 1, A. Grierson 73 (8) 65; 2, I. Durham 76 (8) 68; 3, G. Low 73 (4) 69 (BIH). Scratch: A. Lawrie 71 (best last 3).
Earlston and District
Members sent 216 birds to the D.Renton & Sons sponsored Thirsk race, liberated at 12.30pm.
Results: 1, S. Martin 1247.86; 2, 3, 5, 7, A. Simpson 1241.39; 4, S. Hardie & Sons 1233.67; 6, A. Bain 1206.59; 8, I. Gray 1178.67; 9, 10, W. Gray & Son.
Langholm Homing Club liberated 74 birds from Stafford last Saturday over 167 miles in a light west wind.
Results: 1, 5, 7, A. Henderson 1281.610; 2, 3, 6, D. Nordon 1245.019; 4, W. Irving 1196.330.