Border teams qualify for Scottish bowls finals

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Last Sunday the Bowls Scotland District Finals took place at a sun drenched Eyemouth BC and there were no fewer than five clubs who managed to get two qualifiers through to the national finals in Ayr!

Eyemouth were one of the clubs to see two teams progress.

The Ladies Senior fours was a close affair between Eyemouth and Chirnside and after 10 ends played the teams were level on 10 shots each. Eyemouth then won the next four ends to open up a fie shot lead and although Chirnside won the last two ends they fell one shot short with Eyemouth running out 15-14 winners.

Also going through to Northfield are the pair of Caroline Condy and Liz Dickson, who won handsomely against the Lauder pair of Amanda Oligive and Gwenda Ainslie.

Only other local winners were Tweedmouth, who saw their senior rink defeat St Ronans in a rather one sided match. Tweedmouth lost a three on the first end but then went on to win the next 10 ends, and although losing a couple of ends at the end of the match, they went on to record a comfortable 16-7 win.

There was some local disappointment, however, with a number of teams missing out.

In a close match St Ronans ladies won the triples by beating Spittal. With the game being tied at 6-6 after eight ends St Ronans eight shots to Spittal’s two shots in the next four ends and held on to record a 16-8 win.

In the triples Waverley overcame Ayton in a hard fought match. After Ayton had picked up a three on the 13th end the score was 12-10 to Waverley and the game could have went either way but Waverley managed to win the last two ends to record a 14-10 victory

Chirnside lost out in the final of the rinks to Waverley. With only 3threeends remaining Waverley held a slendertwo2 shot lead. They did though manage to wintwo2 out of the last three ends to record a 15-10 win .

Chirnside also lost out in the ladies fours against Wilton, going down to a narrow 24021 defeat.

In the late afternoon session the 3 singles finals took place. First up was the junior final between Jamie Mitchell of Chirnside and Reece Taylor of Wilton. In what was a great game of bowls to watch it was Reece who came out on top to give Wilton their second success of the day with a 21-16 win over Jamie.

Kelso then became the fifth club on the day to record a second success when Grant Frogley beat Alan Brady of Wilton in the gents singles final 21-6.

The last game of the day saw a fantastic singles match between Margaret Robertson of Berwick and Marie Todd of Newtown St Boswells, Marie picking up three on the last end to win an exciting contest 21-17.