Chirnside bowler Forsyth is champion of champions

WITH the current season almost finished the final event for the Association was the Champion of Champions on Sunday, September 12.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 15th September 2010, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th September 2010, 3:12 pm

The venue was the Wilton Club in Hawick and at 9am 23 champions from the 31 clubs in the Borders registered to take part.

If the semi finals had looked to be one sided the same could not be said for the final between Forsyth of Chirnside and Brady of Wilton.

There was early success for Forsyth with six shots in the first four ends, but four singles for Brady reduced the deficit to just two shots.

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Forsyth then pulled away again to lead by 10-4 but once again Brady fought back and this time the score was levelled at 11 shots each. It was then Brady's turn to build up a lead but this did not last long and the two players became locked together at 17 shots apiece. Forsyth then made a decisive move to come within one shot of victory. Brady held off defeat on the next end with a single but could not repeat this on the following end when Forsyth gained the single needed to become the Champion of Champions for 2010.

The Cup was presented by Bowling Association President Alan Bennie.

* ON Saturday five mixed rinks with players from Hawick, Gala, Selkirk, Jedburgh and Berwick visited the Spittal Bowling Club as part of their centenary celebrations.

A game of 15 ends was played in a very friendly atmosphere after which the Spittal Club provided an excellent buffet. Mr J Graham, on behalf of the Association, presented a gift to the Club to commemorate the occasion wishing the Club every success in the future.