Macdougall wins gents’ championship

Last Friday night’s gents’ championship final between Alan Brady and Chris Macdougall saw the latter-named taking an 11-5 lead after eight ends. However, Brady hit back and went ahead by 14 shots to 12 after another fours heads had been completed. Macdougall then won the next five ends with scores of 1, 2, 2, 3, 1 to record a win by 21 shots 14. Beaten semi-finalists were Stuart Anderson and Graham Smith.

Also played last Friday night was the junior championship, in which Michael Smyth and Shane Smith were peeled at 6-6 after ten ends. Smith surged 19-8 ahead, before Smyth rallied with a count of three shots to close the deficit. Smith then added another single to his total, at which point Smyth forced his way back into things with scores of 2, 1, 1, 3, 2 to peel the match at 20-all. With only one bowl to play at the final end, Smyth lay two shots, however, Smith’s last bowl split his opponent’s two bowls away, leaving him lying shot to secure a 21 shots to 20 victory.

The ladies’ championship final was held last Thursday and saw Julie Forrest defeating Caroline Hogarth.

The recent two-bowl pairs final resulted in success for Colin Rae and Andrew J. Kyle (skip) who beat Michael Notman and Bill Jaffray (skip) by two sets to nil – 7-2 and 8 shots to 7.

Graham Brownlee took the spoils in the senior singles final with a 21 shots to 15 win over Kenny Lyle.

Superbowl success

The final of the Primary Schools Super Bowl was contested on Saturday morning when two rinks from Stirches took on a Denholm and Hobkirk squad. Played over two games of five ends, the results from the first session were Stirches ‘A’ 8 Denholm/Hobkirk 7; Stirches ‘B’ 3 Denholm 4. Second session: Stirches ‘A’ 7 Denholm and Hobkirk 2; Stirches ‘B’ 2 Denholm and Hobkirk 5. Making the overall score four points (+2 shots) for Stirches to Denholm and Hobkirk’s four points (-2). A win for the first-named by four shots. The matches were of a very good standard with all youngsters enjoying themselves. The presentations were made by Janice Chapman, chair of the Vision 2014 committee, while Duncan Macdougall thanked players and coaches for their help over the last six weeks.

Saturday’s final of the open triples saw an unbelieveable start by Peebles’ Brian Warner, Alan Gordon and Andrew Borthwick (skip) who scored eight shots over the first two ends against Graham Brownlee, Stuart Anderson and Alan Brady (skip).

The latter-named trio fought back with scores of 1, 1, 3 to narrow the gap but it was the Borthwick-led threesome who added a single at the last head to record a win by nine shots to five.

Beaten semi-finalists were Melissa Craig, Jamie Purves and Duncan Macdougall (skip) and Dot and Lawrence Lavin and Brian Gray (skip).

Teviotdale club president Alistair Taylor thanked event sponsors George Brown, Station Bar and Paul Burton and asked George Brown to hand over the prizes to the finalists.