New season looms for curlers

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WITH the new season almost upon us, where does the time go, the remainder of Borders curling club AGMs have been taking place over the last week, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Roxburgh CC will be looking ahead to a more rewarding season in comparison with 2010-11 when nothing much came their way in the Border League and Province competitions – one of their poorest campaigns to date.

The club held its AGM last week and last season’s administration continues unchanged, with Gordon Watson presiding, Susan MacDonald as his successor, Beth Stark in the secretarial post and Fiona Calder as treasurer.

Numbers are little changed from last season; star player James Stark, now a married man, didn’t quite hit the high spots of previous years, but still maintained an above-average record that most can only dream of.

Harry Dodds presided over a well-attended Border Ice Rink AGM to set himself up for his second season in charge.

Gill Adamson of Rennie Welch took the company through the accounts in detail, and considering the climate, the club is holding up remarkably well.

Harry’s hastily-compiled report (the original had been mislaid) was well received and covered a wide range of topics, including mention of a forthcoming American visit to Kelso in February 2012, and early warning of the 2013 Canadian Tour for which 60 Scottish curlers will be required.

Two committee rotational vacancies neccessitated replacements and following a ballot, Bill Byers of Earlston CC, and Luigi Massari of many other clubs were elected and, further to this, David Kerr of Kelso CC is now junior vice-president in due succession to Peter Bowyer of even more clubs than Luigi.