Around the region’s greens


THE A team edged out Ancrum 73-67 in the Knockout Cup last week, but the B team went down to Hawick Wilton at home in the Plate competition.

Finals day took place last weekend, with on-form Brian Anderson beating Thomas Newall in the Championship, Graham Prentice fighting back to beat Craig Turnbull in the President’s final and Tom Boyd coming from behind to defeat Charlie Reid in the Lawrence Wilson competition.

The Ladies’ President’s final saw Libby Simpson beat Margaret Brown.

On Sunday, Colin Hancock (scratch) beat Brian Anderson (scratch) in the Handicap final and Graham Prentice claimed the Two Bowl contest by defeating John Manczak.

Nan Davidson and Liz Waugh won the Ladies’ Pairs, beating Libby Simpson and Catriona Reid.


SUNDAY saw the annual fixture against the Scottish Civil Service on the Newtown green.

Weatherwise, it turned out to be one of the best days of a disappointing summer and despite a rink being missing on the day it was a very good match.

The Borders team won by 19 shots, their first victory in five years.

The one remaining event is the Champion of Champions on Sunday.

Club champions are reminded that the competition is being run on the same format as last year. All players taking part must register at the Abbotsford Bowling Club by 9.15am, otherwise they will not be included in the draw. Any queries to the secretary on 01896 750601.


THE Border League is now completed, and winners Waverley (Division One), Selkirk (Division 2) and Wilton B (B League) will be presented with their trophies at Saturday’s Knockout Final day at Selkirk BC.

The league is once again extremely grateful to Jedburgh painters and decorators D. R. Lightbody for sponsorship.

All clubs will hope for a drier campaign in 2013, after the current season saw around 30 matches rescheduled due to rain.


THE A team are out of the League Cup, while the B team remain in the plate competition.

There are still a few matches left in the Senior Triples League and Gala recorded a comfortable win against the Selkirk/Ettrick Forest team last week.

The team is still in with a chance of the league title as they sit joint top with Wilton and Buccleuch on 22 points.

The club’s Open Triples competition saw 24 entries take part, with the final pitting Clark Chalmers, Mel Blyth and Rob Fulton against Eck Ormiston, Danny McLean and Andrew Fulton.

After a keenly contested match, the winners were Andrew Fulton and his team.

Thanks were given to sponsors Co-op Funeral Services.

The remaining club competitions are all now on the noticeboard.


The Old Town beat the New Town 49-42 last Tuesday in the second leg of the local match between the two greens.

The New Town won the first match on their home green by 57-52, so the overall result was Old Town 101, New Town 99.

Local mother and son Carolle and Paul Warwick won the Langholm New Town Open Pairs tournament last Saturday and lifted the Tom Bell Memorial Trophy.

In the final, they beat another local entry, Roy Park and Andy Warwick.

There was an entry of 24 and the tournament was sponsored by the Langholm Royal British Legion.

The Langholm entry of Roger McMurdo, Ian Scott and George Gordon won the open triples tournament at Innerleithen last Sunday.


TWEEDBANK’S indoor stadium is open again, from 12pm to 4pm today (Thursday), and for the same hours for the following fortnight each weekday apart from Tuesday.

The club is offering half-price membership for all new members and also ex-members returning after a period of two years.