Buccleuch, Hawick and Wilton bowls update

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BUCCLEUCH: The seniors snatched a 64 shots to 60 victory in their final league game of the season at at Selkirk/Ettrick Forest last Tuesday. Trailing for most of the game, Buccleuch’s big effort over the last three ends proved pivotal. Best for the visitors were G. Godfrey, A. Martin and T. Edmison (skip) 22-7.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the final picnic and charity day at 11am. Club colours please.

Tickets (£5) are now on sale for the presentation night on Saturday, September 26. Supper and live music included.

HAWICK: A gutsy display by the seniors saw them bring the curtain down on their league season with a 56 shots to 54 success over local rivals Wilton, who put out a very strong team. Top rink for the Hawick side comprised Campbell Anderson, William Short and Alec Wilson (skip). Details: J. H. Reilly 9 B. Jaffray 17; R. McDonald 14 C. Rae 14; G. Lyall 11 G. Brownlee 15; A. Wilson 22 A. Waugh 8.

On Saturday, the club hosted the Stuart Thomson Open Pairs tournament which attracted a very good entry. After some great bowling, the finalists were Colin Spalding and Steve Barker versus Alan Brady and John Smyth, and it was the former pairing who emerged winners by five shots to four. Beaten semi finalists were L. Clarkson and B. Anderson and M. Pearson and C. Hogarth. The club would like to thank Reflex Disco for sponsoring the event and all of Stuart Thomson’s family who played in the competition.

The finals in all categories will be played tomorrow (Saturday) and the public are invited to come along for what promises to be a good afternoon’s bowls.

WILTON: Last Friday night’s first staging of the Two Dogs Trophy friendly match at Jedburgh resulted in a win for the Wiltonians by 63 shots to 42. The victors were presented with the trophy by Jock ‘The Dog’ Graham and Robbie ‘The Dog’ Lindores.Top trio for the visitors was Andrew Dickson, John Smyth and Alan Brady (skip). Details: R. Hogg 10 S. Anderson 9; R. Lindores 10 D. Macdougall 14; H. Fisher 7 G. Brownlee 10; J. Taylor 7 A. Waugh 1; B. Gray 8 A. Brady 19. To complete the evening, a single-hand domino competition was won by Jock Graham.

Sunday’s Belhaven-sponsored Kittybrewster Open Pairs, contested over 10 ends of knockout, was won by Alan Waugh and Andrew J. Kyle (skip) who enjoyed a convincing victory over Newcastleton’s Drew Rutherford and Danny Hetherington (skip) in the final. The beaten semi-finalists were Irene Bennett and Stuart Anderson (skip) and Abbotsford’s Sean Fraser and Charlie McDonald (skip). The presentations were made by president Michael Notman who thanked Belhaven and everyone who had worked hard to make the day a success.

The Wilton ‘B’ outfit’s four-rink Knockout Plate final against Kelso at Gala was cancelled on Saturday due to the green being flooded. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday at Gala at noon.