The final qualifiying round of this years National Championships was held on Sunday at Lauder BC. Jedburgh were represented in two sections, the triples and the mixed pair with Euan Lindores playing in both along with David Lightbody and Alister White (skip) in the triples and Laura Lightbody in the Mixed pair.
The triples were against Wilton Bc and played well as a three all morning only loosing 2 ends throughout the whole match, winning by 20-6. Unfortunatley, the mixed pair didnt fair as well and after going 6-0 up at the start fell away against Waverley and lost by 18-9. Well done to the Triple for making it through to Northfield. They play on Thursday 26th July at 12pm for anyone who wishes to go and support.
Waverley 73 - 60 Jedburgh
Jedburgh 89 - 65 Peebles
Earlston 89 - 72 Jedburgh
The Jedburgh Bowling Club finally got its hands back on the Tweedside trophy for the 1st time sine 1983 when the lifted the cup at Ancrum. Playing as two rinks the Jed team first had to qualify for the final at Ancrum by defeating Berwick and Chirnside on home soil, a feat the managed with room to spare. After winning at Jed, they then moved to Ancrum to take on the winners of that green in Kelso.
The match was a tight afair early on but some nice play by both rinks set uo the victory and handed Jed the title. Winning rinks
D Lightbody, G Robson, G Nagle, E Lindores (skip) J Taylor, R Lindores, D Munro , A White (skip)
The Championships and pairs have now been drawn and members are requested to play the ties asap. Names are now being taken for the club Triples on Sunday 10th June.
With the Gents qualifying at the quarter finals stage only the Triple of D Lightbody, E Lindores, A White (skip) has made it this far defeating Ancrum and Eyemouth to date. The mixed pair of L Lightbody, E Lindores have made it to the same stage defeating Kelso A and B on route. Unfortunatley all of the Ladies teams have failed to make it through to finals day. The Triple play Gordon at Newtown on friday evening (1st june) The Mixed pair play Eyemouth at Spital on Monday 4th June at 7pm. Good luck
Melrose 85 - 75 Jedburgh Ettric Forest 67 - 65 Jedburgh Jedburgh 74 - 98 Abbotsford Newtown 58 - 104 Jedburgh This is a catch up league scores over the month of May. 1 win from the first 5 games is the worst start the club has had to a season in many a year. However, a win on the road at the improving Newtown club got the club back on the right tracks.
The Ladies annual club pairs was held on a glorious sunny day at the Club with 5 pairs entering for the round robin tournament.
The wining pair was decided by games won and then shots difference and as only one pair managed 4 wins the title went to the duo of Ann Michie and laura Lightbody.
Winners: Ann Michie, Laura Lightbody (skip)
After a fine away win at Kelso the Jed gents were looking to take some of that for into the first home game of the season.
This wasn't the case as the home side never really got going and along with the visitors bringing their A game it ended as a one sided affair.
A bad day at the office for the Jed team but they must regroup quickly for their next game away to Melrose.
- 9 R Thorburn
- 25 D Wilson
Top Jed Rink: B Liddle, A Law, D Lightbody, E Lindores (skip)
With League restructuring on the horizon for next season, it is vital for the Jed team to get a good start to the start to this year as the bottom 4 teams will be relegated to help change the league from 2 teirs to a 3 teir system.
Jed certainly started with a bang which saw them take a solid victory away at Kelso.
With 3 rinks up, 1 draw and 1 loss the Jed side managed a solid win by 46 shots
11 - 24
Top rink. G Somerville, K Cassie, J Taylor, G Nagle (skip)
The gents team final practice night is on Wed 25th April.
Names to be in for 6.30pm
All players looking to play in the league team are requested to attend if possible.
The 2018 Starrett cup was held on Sunday 22nd April with a large turn out of 32 members taking part.
This years tournament was in rinks format with each rink playing 3 games of 6 ends with the winners beng decided on games won then shots difference.
This years winners were the rink of B Hogg, D Lightbody, I Watters, G Nagle (skip)
Well done to all who turned out to help get the season off to a great start.
On Sat 14th April, President Brian Liddle officially opened the green to get the 2018 season under way.
The raising of the club flag and the rolling of the first jack was watched by the members and the annual President V Vice President team game took place with the Presidents team winning by 1 shot.
The Club Agm was held in the club rooms on Sunday 25th march.
Outgoing President Tony Turnbull, thank all the members for their support over the last year and commented on that continuing upward trend of the clubs successes giving a special mention to the Ladies section for a fantastic win in the Top 6 competition.
He then nominated Brian Liddle to succeed him in the chair.
Subscriptions will remain at current levels but members are asked to keep supporting the weekly lottery ticket sales as these numbers are slowly dropping off.
Brian closed the meeting by wishing everyone a good season.
Green will open on the weekend of 14th/15 april. more details to follow..
The Club AGM will be held in the Club rooms on Sunday 25th March at 2pm.
All members are requested to attend.
Thanks, The Committee.
The Club House will be open for all of Scotlands Natwest Six Nations games.
Food will be provided at halftime and as always the bar staff will have a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eye.
The Club will be hosting a Scots night on Sat 20th January.
Not quite a Burns supper the Club will have guest speakers and singers from near and far as well as a traditional Burns Supper meal.
Tickets cost £6 and are available from D Munro, J Taylor or contact the web site here Contact Hurry as tickets are selling fast.
Happy New year to all our members, friends and supporters.