Chirnside Civic Week proves a real Knockout

Chirnside Gala, It's a Knockout at Windram Park.
Chirnside Gala, It's a Knockout at Windram Park.

AFTER getting off to a great start with the crowning of this year’s Gala Queen Gemma Gault, the fun continued throughout last week as villagers marked another Civic Week in Chirnside.

The event officially started on Saturday, June 16 but the unpredictable weather of late claimed its first victim when the ever keenly contested 7-a-side football had to be postponed. Not for too long though as it was played on Monday, June 18 with SOBT emerging victorious.

And taking a few tips from the star players in Euro 2012, Stewart Kinghorn, Jamie Kinghorn, Oliver Wilkes, Max Reynolds, Kory Shaw combined their skills to great aplomb to see off the competition in the Kids five-a-sides, also played at Comrades Park last Monday.

Days before Wimbledon got going, there was some pretty impressive tennis displayed on the football pitch courts as those who’d battled through the heats competed in the tennis finals.

There was also a closely run competition going on in the Community Centre’s darts and pool night with Peter Craig taking home the honours after the pool matches; Dougal Richardson winning the darts singles trophy and Kenny Hall and Brandon Pollock the doubles.

The competition moved to the bowling green last Wednesday with Martin Wood and Nan Greive emerging victorious.

Some sporting knowledge was required for quiz in the Community Centre on Friday and it was the foursome of John Ruthven,Ian Routledge,David Jeffery and Carol Jeffery who proved they were the brains to beat.

Chirnside was one of the places visited by the Olympic torch as it made its way through the Borders a few weeks ago so it was only right that there was an Olympic theme for ‘It’s A Knockout’ which was held in Windram Park on Saturday.

There was also a nod to the Diamond Jubilee, and it was the Chirnside Chasers who were crowned the eventual winners. The week’s sporting events concluded with the Ross Robertson Mile which was won by Adele Seymour before Civic Week was brought to a close with a Family Night and Gala Dance in the Community Centre.


p1-p7 5-a-sides: Winners- Stewart Kinghorn, Jamie Kinghorn, Oliver Wilkes, Max Reynolds, Kory Shaw; Runners up- Dylan Wood, Hamish Reynolds, Luke Reilly, Archie Langley, Jamie Mackie.

Adult 7-a-side- SOBT.

Primary School tennis finals- P1: Winners- Kyla and Max Reynolds, RU- Niamh and Max Young; P2: Winners- Stuart Weeks and John Blackie, RU- Lewis Jackson and Nathan Black; P3 Winners- Jack Young and Daniel Ross, RU- Archie Langley and Harris Ross; P4: Winner- Luke Riley, RU- Thomas Weeks;

P5: Winner- Ben Reynolds, RU- Dean Sinclair; P6: Winner- Ryan Kerr, RU- Hannah Wilkes; P6: Winner- Dylan Wood, RU- James Longstaff.

Adult Tennis: Winner- Daniel Pattendon, RU- Ryan Purves

High School Tennis: Winner- Daniel Pattendon, RU- Gary Buchan

Pool: Winner- Peter Craig, RU- Derek Crowe

Darts: Singles- Dougal Richardson, RU- David Purves; Pairs- Kenny Hall and Brandon Pollock; RU Duncan Morrison and Colin Little.

Bowls: Winners Martin Wood and Nan Greive

Quiz: John Ruthven,Ian Routledge,David Jeffery and Carol Jeffery.

Its a Knockout: Chirnside Chasers

Ross Roberston Mile: Adele Seymour

Grand Prize Draw: Flatscreen TV- Mirren Lauder; Fourball at Eyemouth Golf Club- Mary Birse; two tickets for Kevin Bridges- Hayley Blackie; Lunch for two at the Allanton Inn- Jean Blaikie; Meal for two at The Robins Nest- Natalie Snowball; four tickets for a show at the Maltings- G.Purves; Tour of Belhaven Brewery for 12- C.Warnock; Wash and blow dry at Sisters of Tweedmouth- S.Paulin; Back Massage at Sisters of Tweedmouth- J.Bolton; Swim Vouchers for Eyemouth Pool- K.Reynolds; M.O.T at Eastend Garage.-Sheryl Renton.