Bloody Tuesday massacre

CALM before carnage seems to have been the order of the day over the last two Masstock Border Curling League sessions at Borders Ice Rink, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Games played on January 17 saw Greenlaw overcome Jedburgh 8-6, St Boswells continuing their winning streak with a 12-10 win against Foulden, Ayton Castle still undefeated at 10-6 over Selkirk and a hard-fought 6-6 peel for Coldstream and Yester.

Come last Tuesday (January 24) and there was a day of slaughter as the following results indicate, Duns 11-2 over Swinton, Glendale 12-3 over Teviotdale, the wheels of the Jedburgh cairt going down 14-3 to Lauderdale and Roxburgh at 13-3 against Lees.

In the most recent Auld Yins match James Dixon had his first loss, but still heads the table in this highly-competitive league.

Friday evening was the time for Chirnside’s Invitation Bonspiel with customary generous sponsorship from within the club. A rink skipped by Angus Duncan came out as winners in a close-scoring event.

The main forthcoming attraction will be the Directors’ Trophy early in February while, mid-month, the American Tourists appear.