Border ladies’ Fife fling

THREE Borders ladies’ rinks won the final of the Morton Trophy by defeating Braehead at Kirkcaldy, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Victorious were June Swan at skip in charge of Glynnice Lauder, Isobel Nisbet and Violet Reid; Margaret Robertson (S), Wendy Henderson, Liz Cullen and Marion Millar; Venetia Scott (S), Joan Dixon, Judith Dixon and Moira Davison.

Another worthy female, Mary Campbell, skipped her rink to victory in the Auld Yins’ league. Andrew Allman, Malcolm Ross and Christine Lucas were Mary’s accomplices in this single-point victory with David Oliphant’s rink in second spot.

In the final round of the Border League, St Boswells’ 10-3 success over Foulden made a final improvement on their table position, something Swinton didn’t achieve as Selkirk dumped them by the same score. Duns dropped their guard in their final game, going down 8-5 to Kelso, while Earlston, at 14-3 against Border Wheelchair, secured enough of a margin to come second in section two.

In the Waldie-Griffiths session, between Borders and Peebles provinces, the former came out on top.

Swinton hosted an invitation bonspiel on Saturday evening, well crafted by James Dixon, to the extent that there were no runaway results.

Harry Dodds was a popular winner and the raffle raised almost £200.