Around the greens


The Lockerbie entry under the name of Rantic won the open rinks carpet bowling tournament in the Royal British Legion clubrooms. The rink comprised of Steven Gall, and Craig, Keith and Kenny Davidson.

In a closely contested final they beat the Dumfries entry of Nightlife, featuring Brian McDonald, Jimmy Anderson, Lee Bewley and Jock Hiddlestone.

The local entry which included Roy Park and Robbie Cavers went out in the semi-final, as did the Jackson rink from Lindean.

There was an entry of 20 for the tournament which was sponsored by the Legion club.

The cup was presented to the winners by Roger McMurdo and the tournament was organised by Neil Campbell, Paul Warwick and Tom Reay.


On Saturday, the Tweedbank men had their last league match against Balbardie. The result would not affect the overall situation in the table, with Alloa already assured of top spot. However, this match was the battle for second place.

The match started well for Balbardie who raced 21-11 ahead at an early stage. Tweedbank fought back hard and turned the 10-shot deficit into an eight-shot lead. However, as the second half of the match progressed, Balbardie clawed back the deficit and again went in front by 10 shots.

In the last quarter of the match there was still plenty of time for the Borderers to recover, but the team failed to make any impression on the scoring gap. Their opponents did, in fact, increase their lead and in the end gained victory by 84 -68.

The next action for the men will be the first round of the Scottish Cup later in February.

On Sunday the first-round match in the Scottish Team Championship against East Fife was played at Midlothian. Unfortunately, Tweedbank was unable to repeat the success of the preliminary round and were well beaten.

At club level, the next Friday game takes place tomorrow night and any member wishing to play should add their name to the list on the noticeboard.