All change at the top

ALTHOUGH not featuring in the frontline of competitions, Lauderdale CC maintained a steady presence throughout last season, and their own club events were ferociously contested, writes Alistair Lindsay.

They took second spot in the Berwickshire Bonspiel and a sound trouncing of high-flying Yester in the Border League was a morale booster in a campaign dogged by bad luck.

For the coming two seasons the presidency moves to the lofty, but amiable, height of Kenny Allinson. His capable understudy is Anne Brown and in the boiler room Colin Stirling continues as secretary with Gill Ledingham treasurer.

As with most other clubs, Lauderdale is ever on the lookout for new members, old, young and all stages in between.

For the coming two seasons, Wilma Cumming will be president of Foulden CC, in succession to Gerald Sandwith. Last season saw the club have one of its most rewarding efforts for some time with the Tweedmouth Kettle win being the highlight.

In the Border League, Foulden contained section winners Yester 5-4 – obviously a hard-won battle.

Back to the admin side and Ian McCreath is vice-president, Margaret Cadzow secretary and Ailsa Allsop treasurer.

The Royal Club AGM took place at the Dewar Centre in Perth on Saturday during which Robbie Scott demitted office and was replaced by Pat Edington.

Finally, Cavers Church was at full capacity last week at the memorial service for Winnie Tullie, much-liked and respected member of Teviotdale CC, and a great supporter of ladies’ curling over many years.

A cheerful competitor, win or lose, and delightful company all her days. Borders curlers offer their condolences to James and the family.