Round the bowling greens

Bowlers get set for new season
Bowlers get set for new season

BUCCLEUCH: Saturday’s final picnic and charity day sweep was won by M. McLeod and R. Silver, who donated their winnings to the charity pot, which took the total to £120.

The outdoor season concludes this Saturday with the presentation of prizes and social night.

HAWICK: The results from Saturday’s season-ending finals day were: Ladies’ four-bowl pairs – 1, J. Dickey and I. Wilson; 2, A. Clarkson and P. Wells. Ladies’ two-bowl pairs – 1, J. Dickey and Z. Borthwick; 2, A. Lugget and I. Wilson. Ladies’ championship – 1, J. Dickey; 2, A Lugget. Ladies’ handicap – 1, J. Dickey; 2, B. Irvine. Gents’ president’s handicap final – 1, A. Wilson; 2, N. McAskill. Seniors’ championship – 1, R. McDonald; 2, J. Reilly. Gents’ pairs – 1, E. McGregor and S Johnstone; 2, S. Spalding and K. Oliver. Gents’ triples – 1, L. Clarkson, K. OLiver and W. Wells; 2, E. McGregor, M. Reilly and N. Anderson. President B. Anderson presented the prizes to the winners and a buffet was served afterwards by the ladies’ committee.

WILTON: Sunday’s four-rink Knockout Plate final against Kelso ‘B’, which was postponed from the previous day due to the green at the host club, Gala, being flooded, resulted in a 60 shots to 50 victory for the Wiltonians’ ‘B’ outfit.In a match that was evenly contested, it was the West Stewart Place men who eventually came out on top, with both their teams winning one rink with the other two individual contests peeled. On the day, the play of David Gray, George Patterson, Michael Smyth and Raymond Redmond (skip) proved decisive as they won their match by 16 shots. Details: B. Jaffray 13 M. Playfair 13; K. Lyle 13 J. Coleman 19; D. Smyth 11 D. Souter 11; R. Redmond 23 J. Utterson 7.

The last club competition to be decided was Sunday’s Romanis Pairs, and the 13-end final between Michael Smyth and Colin Rae (skip) and David Smart and Chris Macdougall (skip), saw Smart and Macdougall out in front by 6-3 after five ends. The latter-named duo increased their lead to 11-5 after ten heads, and won the next two ends with scores of 1, 2 to take a 14-5 lead which prompted Smyth and Rae to concede the match. This was the second successive Romanis Pairs victory for Smart and Macdougall.

There was a good entry for the annual Colin Rae single-hand competition, sponsored by the Waverley Bar, and played as a 15-end knockout. The semi-finalists in the top half of the draw were John Smyth and Steve Barker (Langholm), and after six ends, Smyth was 6-3 in front. At the completion of 11 heads, the score was 9-6 for Smyth, and he went on to add scores of 2, 2, 3 to lead 16-6 and secure a place in the final. The other semi-final between Alan Brady and Euan Lindores (Jedburgh)saw the former leading by 11 shots to 8 after seven ends. Over the next five heads, Lindores notched scores of 1, 1, 2, 1, 1 to lead 14-11. Single shots were exchanged over the next two ends and it was Lindores who recorded a 15-12 victory. After five ends of the final, Lindores led 6-2, and increased his advantage to 11-5 after ten heads. However, Smyth hit back with a count of two shots to close the deficit (7-11), and although Lindores won the next end with a single shot, Smyth rallied again to win the next three ends with scores of 3, 2, 1 to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. President Michael Notman thanked the Waverley Bar for their support and everyone who helped organise the event.