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BUCCLEUCH: Saturday saw the presentation night in the clubrooms when an enjoyable evening was had by members and guests. Winners throughout the season were: Ladies: Seniors – 1, Marion Pearson; 2, Charlotte Stitt. Pairs – Helen Chamberlain and Mary Martin; 2, Ann Devine and Marion Pearson. Presidents (handicap) – 1, Mary Martin; 2, Elizabeth Sykes. Beaten semi-finalists – Marion Pearson and Charlotte Stitt. Championship – 1, Mary Martin; 2, Frances Spalding. Beaten semi-finalists – Charlotte Stitt and Marion Pearson. Men: Championship – 1, Brian Gray; 2, Rob Little. Beaten semi-finalists – Criss Miller and Tony Little. Presidents (handiap) – 1, Dave Gentleman; 2, Alister Brown. Beaten semi-finalists – Criss Miller and George Sprott. Triples – 1, Harry Miller, George Brown and Colin Easton; 2, Tam Cairns, Bill Rorrison and Brian Gray. Senior championship – 1, Watt Thomson; 2, Eddie Barker. Pairs (Hazelwood) – 1, Rob Little and Jimmy McCrone; 2, Alister Brown and Kenny Lyle. Club game results: Two-bowl singles – 1, Jim Notman; 2, Kenny Graham. Two-bowl pairs – 1, Kenny Lyle and Davie Gentleman; 2, Fiona Morrison and Brian Gray. Four-bowl mixed pairs – 1, Alex Martin and Mary Martin; 2, Helen Chamberlain and Kenny Lyle. Wright Triples – 1, Eddie Falconer, Norman Whellans and Charlotte Stitt; 2, John McLeod, Jim Wallace and Frances Spalding. Carlsberg Triples – 1, Elizabeth Turnbull, Norman Whellans and Caroline Hogarth; 2, Jimmy McCrone, Tam Cairns and George Brown. Harry Hogg Cup – 1, J. Blaikie, Jim Jackson and Laurence Forest. Watt Elder Trophy – 1, Margaret McLeod and Arthur McFarlane. Middlemass Cup – 1, Jimmy McCrone and Harry Miller.

HAWICK: Results from Saturday’s finals day were as follows: Ladies’ two-bowl pairs – 1, B. Irvine and D. Willison; 2, P. Brady and Z. Borthwick. Gents’ pairs – 1, R. Bell and L. Clarkson; 2, Rob Johnstone and A. Oliver. Gents’ senior championship – 1, J. H. Reilly; 2, W. Wells. Ladies’ championship – 1, A. Clarkson; 2, D. Willison. Ladies’ handicap – 1, P. Brady; 2, M. Todd. Gents’ triples – 1, M. Reilly, S. Spalding and B. Anderson; 2, Reece Johnstone, M. Hogg andM. Christy. Gents’ handicap – 1, S. Clarkson; 2, Rob Johnstone.Gents’ championship – 1, B. Anderson; 2, S. Clarkson. Under-25 championship – 1, S. Clarkson; 2, K. Ford. At the conclusion, president J. H. Reilly presented the winners with their prizes, and everyone then enjoyed an impromptu buffet served up by club secretary Margaret Todd, which was very appreciated by all concerned, especially when she had just finished a night shift.

Members are reminded that entries are still being taken for Sunday’s Ford/Martin Pairs competition.

WILTON: The charity single-hand final was contested last Friday night when Ronnie Nichol defeated Mike Upton.

A total of 44 competitors took part in the Colin Rae single-hand competition which was sponsored by Iain Smith (Waverley Bar).Contested over 15 ends of knock-out, play was of a high standard. The semi-final between Stuart Anderson and Scott Morrison (Langholm New) saw the Muckle Toon youngster opening up a five shots to three lead after seven heads, and he extended his advantage over the next three ends with scores of 2, 3, 2 to take a 12-3 lead. Anderson fought back but it was Morrison who won by 13 shots to 8. In the other semi, Chris Macdougall got the better of Reece Taylor in a hard-fought tie. After six ends of the final, Morrison led by six shots to three, and by 9-8 after 12 heads. Over the final three ends, Morrison added scores of 1, 1, 3 to seal a 14 shots to eight win over Macdougall. At the presentation, Wilton president Alistair Taylor thanked Ian Smith and all who made the tourney a success. Colin Rae handed over the prizes.

Thirty members took part in a mixed closing day, with play starting with a ‘spider’ that was won by Diane Smart. Three games of five ends saw winners Margaret Graham, June Robertson and Graham Brownlee recording two wins and one loss (+9 shots). All present enjoyed an excellent buffet meal supplied by Lindsay Grieve and prepared by the ladies.