Watt shines brightest in bonspiel

A WORTHY addition to the invitation bonspiel scene was that of Jedburgh CC, writes Alistair Lindsay.

The single-session progressive event, put together by Lucy Tile & Co, was won by the amazing Alan Watt, assisted by Andrew Allman, Hillary Jackson and Ewen Girvan, followed by Neil Maclain’s rink.

Customary post-bonspiel refreshment and merriment followed on, and it must be hoped that this event becomes a regular in the calendar.

The page procedures leading up to the Agrii Border League final saw section leaders Glendale and Earlston joined in battle with the former coming out in front. This left the Rhymers to meet the winners between Ayton Castle and Greenlaw, which was won by the latter. Earlston, now well tuned up, went on to defeat Greenlaw, setting up a final against Glendale. This event will be history by the time the 15 loyal readers have perused this chronicle, but all can catch up with events next week.

The Auld Yins League was won by Colin Jeffries, Malcolm Ross, Ian Hill and Wendy Frost with James Tullie’s rink taking second spot. Tomorrow will bring the final Auld Yins event, namely the bonspiel, absolutely no-holds-barred, blood and guts optional.

Finally, Saturday afternoon sees the end-of-season bonspiel take place, finishing off a fairly lively innings, allowing for the times we live in. Some great performances by various junior rinks are encouraging efforts to keep the game going and all curlers will have their own memories to cherish from the past six months.