Jedburgh shows the way as Old Firm clash decided by penalty shootout

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The club’s invitation rinks was held on Saturday and a home rink of Graham Rutherford, George Douglas, Norman Kellett and Pat McNally defeated the Duns Park rink of Andrew Ross, Valerie Angus, Gordon Scott and Ian Angus.

After being well down, Earlston managed to secure a win after an extra end was played.

Thanks go to Thomas Brown & Sons, Funeral Directors for its continued support of this tournament.

On Friday the senior rink, pair, triple and rink successfully made it through to the next round of the Scottish qualifications.


Last Tuesday saw the senior team travel to their local rivals Wilton. With a slick playing green, Wilton won 61-42. Hawick’s only winning rink was the G. Lyall skipped rink.

The B team travelled to play Gala and came out comfortable 73.25-39.25 winners, both teams having to be partly made up of triple rinks.

The A team made the 40-mile trip to Peebles, and enjoyed a rain-free evening, and managed to come out tops by just the one shot, 77-76.

Langholm New Town

The club held its local triples tournament for the Langholm Dyeing Perpetual Challenge Cup last Saturday, with 16 entries.

The winning triple under the name of the Low Flyers was Rob Barnfather, Rob Davidson and Ian Scott. In a closely-contested final they beat Duncan Ritchie, Jim Little and Mark Railton.

The tournament was sponsored by Paul Mitchell and the cup was presented by New Town president Neil Campbell.

Langholm Old Town

The Old Town entry of Grant Fletcher, Colin Turk and Billy Currie won their own invitation American triples tournament on Sunday.

The beaten finalists were the Eastriggs triple of Lee Nisbett, William Adams and Alan Robertson. There was an entry of 24 and the presentations were made by ladies member Elma Aitken.



Summer arrived at Braidwood last weekend and the Cavers Quaich was keenly fought for with an exciting shoot off to find the winner of the first round.

The top score was 33 ex-40 for the opener and Donald Livingston was the eventual winner, beating Jim Brodie and Dougie Murdie. The second round saw Jim Brodie win on 39 ex-40, beating Dougie Murdie on 35, closely followed by Hawick’s Hugh Sadler on 34. Jim Brodie’s overall score of 71 was enough to win on aggregate.


Ayton Castle and Chirnside AGMs

At Ayton Castle, Roberta-Ann Forrest’s reign saw them win the Tweedmouth Kettle after a 15-year interval, and a quite strong Border League effort was also a high point. John Reid now presides, no doubt putting a combination of his engineering skills, and his Rotary tour experiences towards his presidency.

David MacAlpine has been chosen as vice president, while Bill Stewart is retained as secretary and treasurer and possibly sole Ayton member/resident.

William Davidson is now the Chirnside president succeeding Garry Beaumont whose generosity, availability, and ever improving skill with the cue, have been much appreciated.

Ingeborg Crabbie has tentatively been nominated as vice-president, while Andrew Morgan is secretary, and Douglas Wright is at the treasury. As a footnote, congratulations to past members George and Sheena Millar on their joint 160th birthday.



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Any supporters missing their fix of Old Firm football headed down to Elliot Park last Saturday as Jedburgh Celtic supporters took on their Rangers counterparts.

A crowd of around 350 watched as Rangers ran out 5-4 winners in a penalty shoot-out to lift the Susanna Smith Memorial Trophy.

In normal time, Craig Hall put Celtic in the lead, but Gary Hunter levelled thing up for the Gers.

Ian ‘Soapy’ McLean put Jed Rangers 2-1 up at half-time, but the Hoops hit back when Kevin Lee’s thunderous shot hit Kyle Finlayson and flew into the net.

However, Finlayson was to prove the penalty shoot-out hero, netting the winning goal after Hall and Chloe Rollie had missed.

The day raised a total of £500 for the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) charity.

There was also time for ex-Jed Legion and Ancrum player Kevin Cooper to pick up a special award for services to Borders and Jedburgh football.

General Sport

Champions in Schools

Chris Paterson, Janet Jack and emerging racing star David Wagner all spoke to an audience of 100 last week at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, as part of the Champions in Schools Showcase, the highlight of the Borders Champions in Schools Programme.

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Medal/Rosebowl: 1, S. Donaldson 94 (25) 69; 2, P. Leithead 97 (24) 73. Scratch: M. Morrison 87.


Roxburghe Cup: 1, H. Robertson 82 (18) 64; 2, G. Crozier 90 (25) 65; 3=,J. Hughes 87 (21) 66, M. Brydon 81 (15) 66; M. Johnston 78 (12) 66.

Clydesdale Bank Competition: 1, S. McElrath 71 (5) 66; 2= W. Mulroy 82 (14) 68/C. Logan 76 (8) 68/D. Scott 76 (8) 68.

Bert Taylor Trophy: 1, E. Wichary 42 points; 2= I. Thomas/I. Edwards/J.A. Anderson/W. Hastie 39.


Gents Torwoodlee Pitcher: 1, I. Scott 80 (11) 69; 2, J. Felton 88 (17) 71 bih; 3, A. Anderson 94 (23) 71.

Ladies Bell Cups: 1, L. Gray/L. Hogarth; 2, A. Holton/M. Herkes.

Ladies Stableford: 1, A. Holton 33 points; 2, L. Gray 32.


Seniors Open: 1, A. Scott (Minto) nett 69 (countback); 2, I. MacDonald (Melrose) 69 (countback); 3, J. Drover (Melrose). Scratch: W. Ritchie (Hawick) 80. Age 55-62: P. Forsyth (Woll). Scratch: C, Levell (Jedburgh). Age 63-70: 1, B. Robertson (Lilliardsedge); 2, M. McKay (Lilliardsedge). Scratch: P. Richardson (Jedburgh). Age 70+: 1, J. Lumsden (Gala). Scratch: J. Temple (Torwoodlee).


Coronation Foursomes: 1, V. Hogg/Linda Wallace 35 points; 2, J. Shirra-Gibb/J. Whiteford 32.

Sponsors Scramble: 1, Belhaven; 2, Spar (Melrose).

Captains Prizes: 1, P. Wardell 45 pts; 2, A. Cockburn 43; 3, I. Ramsey 42. Best past captain- D. Grant 36.


Gents/Seniors Stableford: 1, D. Willison 38 (after countback); 2, T. Mulvee 38; 3= J. Graham/I. Douglas 37.

Ladies Salver: Silver Division – 1, L. Moore 69 nett; Scratch – M. Glendinning 94. Bronze Division – 1, L. Bruce 75 nett; Scratch – L. Geatons 100.

Juniors Mitchell Trophy: 1, F. Lothian 63; Scratch – R. Latta 74.

Gents/Seniors June Medal: Division 1 – D. Jardine 67; Division 2 – P. Cranston 84; Division 3 – J. Rae 86.

Ladies Charity Stableford: 1, M. Towers 35; 2, L. Geatons 29.


A Kelso golfer has received a limited-edition BOSS watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition.

Arthur Patterson, 63, scored his ace on the 188-yard, par three fourth, at his club, and the eight-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

St Boswells

Ladies Championship Qualifier: 1, J. Knox 85 (20) 65; 2, R. Macdonald 99 (31) 68; 3, M. Allen 90 (22) 68. Scratch: G. Oliver 75.

Eildon Trophy (2): 1, D. Murdoch 80 (18) 62; 2, K. Swinton 77 (14) 63; 3, L. Douglas 78 (15) 63.


Willie Moffat Competition: 1, M. O’Rourke 74 (8) 66; 2, I. Thomson 77 (19) 67; 3, D. Bowden 79 (11) 68 bih.

Tuesday Stroke: 1, D. Gillie 67 (1) 66; 2, C. Forsyth 82 (13) 69 BIH; 3, S. Carruthers 75 (6) 69.


Earlston & District

Members sent 138 birds to Peterborough, liberated into a north west wind. Results: 1, 2, 3, W. Gray & Son 1034.25; 4, A. Bain 938.24; 5, A. Simpson 926.43; 6, 7, 8, I. Gray 900.37; 9, S. Martin 786.16.


Ten members sent 156 birds to Peterborough, a distance of 237 miles. Results: 1, 2, 8, J. Wyper 1013.074; 3, 4, 7, 9, Douglas & Spearman 901.425; 5, B. Dixon 878.313; 6, 10, K. Jamieson-McDermott 867.057.


Five members sent 88 birds to Peterborough, a distance of 224 miles. Results: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, A. Agnew & Son 1012.113; 2, I. Oliver 966.814; 7, 8, T. Wilson 814.930.


Members liberated 89 birds from Cheltenham over 228 miles in a light north-west wind last Saturday. Results: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, R.V. Graham 1238.847; 3, A. Henderson 1198.403; 4, D, Nordon 1197.526; 5, A, Henderson 1197.146.


Club awards

James Hemara of Peebles was named Championship B player of the season, while Melrose’s Gillian Inglis picked up the Women’s Premier One player of the year title.

Hawick YM

Derek Wood has been appointed the new coach of Hawick YM. The former Redskins player takes over from Jammy McFarlane, who led the Mansfield Haugh side to back-to-back promotions up to Championship B.