Around the greens


A STRONGLY contested singles carpet bowling tournament took place in the hall at Bentpath last Friday night with a good entry of 52.

The tournament went on into the early hours of Saturday morning and the winner was Davy Jackson from Lindean near Selkirk, who beat Jimmy Foster from Canonbie in a close final.

In the semi-finals the eventual winner knocked out Graeme Storey from Stappleton and also put out at that stage was Wullie McNeil from the Benty.

Thanks go to the tea women Jean Pringle and Anne Wood who were kept busy in the kitchen.


Final league standings: 1, Ancrum 62 points; 2, Lanton 60; 3, Hownam 46; Rulewater 42; Denholm 5.

Remaining tournaments: Friday, February 25 – League Triples (Denholm); Sunday, February 27 – Duns Rinks; Friday, March 4 – Single Hand (Lanton).


WITH all Scottish competition completed for the seniors action switched to the Jock Brodie event at the Meadowmill Stadium in Tranent.

The first game in the round robin phase saw Tweedbank take on Abbeyview. Three rinks played with two points being awarded for each winning rink plus four points for an overall win.

With two rinks finished and sharing the points Tweedbank was eight shots ahead overall as the third rink played their last end. Their match was very close, but a win was achieved, making the score 8--3 to the Borderers.

Tweedbank men play their first round match in the Scottish Cup on Saturday against Garioch, the venue being the East Fife Stadium in Methil.

At club level the list is up for the Eddie Johnstone triples and it is hoped there will be a good response from the members. The date of the event will be Sunday, March 13, and names can be added to the list on the main noticeboard.

The Scottish Finals are on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 with the club hoping to provide a bus for the Saturday.

Any member wishing to travel on the bus should add their names to the list on the men’s noticeboard as soon as possible as places will be limited.