Home
Club News 2017
Fixtures 2017
Scottish Draws 2017
New Club House
Development Photos
Archived News
Club History
Club Photos
Guestbook
Office Bearers 2017
Membership Application Forms
Contact
Find Us
Online Bowling Game



The Club has two short Matt Carpets and a few sets of carpet bowls for over the winter months.

It is hoped a winter league can be set up over time but for the moment a series of fun evenings will be held to get you used to the game.

The first of these will be on Sat 18th oct starting at 7 for 7.30pm.

Please come along for a fun night.

Ladies and gents welcome.


The coffee morning sheduled for sat 27th sept has been postponed due to a double booking.  Watch this space for a new date.

The Presentaion night will be held in the Clubrooms on Sat 8th Nov. at 7 pm.
Music is by George Ingles

Tickets are priced at £5 per head and are available at the bar.

Please note there is no buffet so have your tea before you come.  (have your names in quick as there are limited spaces)


The Club is representing the Borders area in next years Top Ten tournament.

The draw has been made and we have a home tie on Sat 24th May 2015 against the Edinburgh Champions West end (Edinburgh).

Keep the date in your diary!!

The full draw can be seen here

http://www.scottishbowls.co.uk/Competitions/knockOut.asp?CompetitionID=1139


President Taylor called time on the 2014 seson on Sunday after the playing of the traditional ex presidents v the rest match.

This was as ever a hotly contested grudge match and after a stewards enquirey and some dodgy counting the match was declaired a draw.


The Welsh shield competition took place on a glorious sunny autumnal afternoon.

22 players took part in a round robin tournamet of 3 games of 5 ends.

The winning triple on the day with three wins from three were, J Tunnah, A Gilfillan and J Taylor (skip)


The Club Championships have been played off and this years finals were as entertaining as ever. 

The Senior Championship was between Hugh Fisher and Scott Sinton with Sinton taking the honours at the 1st time of asking.

The Gents Championship was between the former winners of David Lightbody and Club President John Taylor.

The game was fairly evenly matched but Taylor eventually won the Title and with it became the only pPresident in office to win the Champinship in the same year. 

The Ladies final was between Multiple winner Jean Ervine and first time finalist Ann Gilfillan.

This too was a good game with only the expeirience of Ervine coming toi the fore late on to claim another title.


The 2014 Club Pairs was held on the green on a blustery Sunday afternoon.

The final was between last years runners up Ian Dick and George somerville against first time finalists Micheal Weekely and Robert Hogg jnr.

The early stages were a close affair but the young guns of Weekley and Hogg soon found some form with hogg imparticularly playing the better bowls.

The Young pair ended up winning the tournament by 8 shots to claim their 1st major title.


This years Silver Jack was won for the first time bycurrent club four bowl champion Euan Lindores.

Euan played steady all day and in a real ding dong battle managed to pip former two time champion Dougie Munro in an enthrolling final.


Names are required for the friendly match V Tynemouth on Sat 16th Aug

6 mixed rinks are needed.

All intending to play should have their names down on the sheet and be at the club at 1.30pm

Club dress is also requested.

A social night will also be held after the game starting at 7.30pm so feel free to invite family and friends down to make a night of it.

Food will be provided in the form of a buffett.


The Austrailian Pairs will be held on Sunday 10th Aug.

Names are to be in the hat for 12pm sharp.


The Trade holiday tournaments take place this Saturday and Sunday with the playing of the Pairs and Singles.

The Pairs will be held on Sat with the singles on Sunday.

Both Tournaments will be drawn from the hat on the day with names to be in for 12 noon with bowling starting at 12.30pm.


Its been a busy month on the green reseeding bare areas, maintaining the mowing regime and identifying areas that will require attention in the close season and future years. It is very important to plan ahead both in the short and long term and the recent soil sample report (copy on notice board) is a useful tool in that planning. If only mother nature would play ball on a more regular basis with our plans.

The very wet conditions at the end of May beginning of June resulted in a very wet green. This resulted in some damage to heads particularly opposite the clubhouse which have proven difficult to repair. Despite being pro-seeded twice by Sports Turf Services (STC) on the 30th of May and 13th of June, these heads did not recover as expected and had the green keepers and STC nonplussed. There are two main reasons for seed failing to germinate either the soil is too wet and the seed rots or there are high levels of nitrogen present and this inhibits germination. Having received a copy of the soil sample report it did not seem likely that the latter was a reason for the poor germination. Given the high rainfall at the beginning of the month it appeared that this may have been a reason as it was noted that this end of the green was saturated. Some members will recall the big puddles that used to form on that area of the green prior to last years hollow tining.

Taken this into account on the 13th of June prior to re-seeding STC deep solid tined the whole green using thicker and deeper tines on rinks 6 and 7. However the results were still not satisfactory and further reseeding took place on the 27th of June at the same time special fertilisers and top dressing that encourage germination were applied. This work together with work carried out by the greenkeepers has resulted in better results and although it is not great to look at just now, there are encouraging signs that grass is becoming established on the barer parts of the green. Many bowlers will know that the green plays a yard or two longer towards the clubhouse which, together with the water retention indicates there is a slight slope on the green. To overcome the water logging and try and limit future damage STS plan to over the next two or three years to raise the areas on rinks 6 and 7 using top dressing, whilst improving drainage on this area of the green.

As the soil report shows low PH (Acidic soil) and low calcium levels it also planned to apply lime at the end of the season. It may require more than one application to 'sweeten' the soil so this process may take two or three years too. Also the less acidic the soil the less moss may reappear. STS are also working on their maintenance plan to address the high phosphorous and low potassium levels.

As we are still in an unusually – for Scotland- warm summer the green keeping program continues. Mowing has continued on average five days per week and this has improved the pace. The plan now is to try and maintain this pace whilst ensuring that the green does not become too fast and almost unplayable. To this end mowing may be curtailed and if necessary the green will be watered overnight.

Finally, A couple of members have said that when the green becomes wet and more prone to skinning and other damage that they intend to stop bowling. This attitude is very welcome and appreciated. Fortunately we have a solution stored in the Keter box at the end of the clubhouse. Inside the box are two sets of mats and some roofing tacks. These mats are designed to be pinned to the heads and they will help prevent damage to the green. So if the green is wet and are likely to skin the heads or you bring beginners for a game, please use the mats and continue to enjoy your bowling.



The Jedburgh Club travelled to Berwick and Spittal Bowling Clubs on Saturday to compete in the semi and final of the Top Ten Championships.

This was only the second time in the Clubs history that they have managed to make it this far.

They got there by defeating the Gordon, Newtown and Kelso Clubs over the previous weeks.

On Saturday morning they travelled to Berwick to take on the Hawick Buccleuch.

Wins in the Singles, Rinks and Triples and a draw by the Pair saw them reach the final at Spittal where they met former champions Chirnside.

The Final was a tense affair with the rink and triple starting well  but the pair were struggling.

The single soon got under way with Euan Lindores getting the upper hand of his opponent Jamie Mitchel.  Euan managed to bag the first 2 points for the club with a very hard faught 21-16 win over the Scottish U25 Cap.

The pair of David Lightbody and Dougie Munro started slowly but as the game progressed and at 14-6 down they began a fight back which ended with a fine 19-15 win and a further 2 pts to the Jed team.

The rink of Steven Fisher, Robert Hogg jnr, Ryan Miller and John Taylor seemed to be in control for most of there game, However the Chirnside four fought back well and overturned the Jed team on the last end to win by 3 shots giving the Chirnside team there first 2 pts.

Fortunatly for the Jed side the triple of Hugh Fisher, Robbie Lindores and Greg Nagle were on great form and there result never seemed to be in doubt as they stormed ahead to eventually win by some 15 shots giving the Jed side the title.

The Jed side are now in the final 32 in Scotland and have to wait till September to find out who they will face next year.



D Munro      21 v 13   Ian Crawford
R Lindores   15 v 11   Bill Swanston
J Taylor       18 v 11  Neil McNally
N Hill          10 v 25  Lee Haldane
G Nagle       13 v 16  Kenny Johnstone


G Nagle       19 v 10    A Weir
J Taylor       10 v 30   A Gilchrist
R Lindores    12 v 16   C Ainslie
D Munro      9  v  15   B Ogilvie
N Hill          22 v 11   I Hogarth


Euan Lindores  20 v 13 Alex Moffat
Greg Nagle      20 v 9   Steven Greer
Dougie Munro   22 v 8  Neil Kellett
D Lightbody     14 v 22 George Cessford
John Taylor     6 v 17 Pat McNally


The Scott and Foggon Festival Trophy is back on due to the cancellation of the Top 10.

The tournament will be held on this friday (4th )

Names to be in for 6.45pm with a start of 7pm for this round robin contest

Names are drawn from the hat.

Please tell all of this change

Thanks


The Club will be open on Festival friday from 12.30pm till 5pm.

Please feel free to come along for a laugh and sing song and help the Club decorate its lorry for the fancy dress parade.

Why dont you bring your own picnic.

Anyone interested in joining in on the parade lorry please contact Dougie Munro asap.



The Jed team travelled to Abottsford on good form and looking to continue climbing the league but the men from Gala had other ideas.

David Lightbody's for didnt quite get the results they were looking for and although the score line suggested a comfortable win for the home side it was only really the last four ends that saw the difference as they went from 11-10 up to 20 -11 down in quick time.

Euan Lindores had similar fortunes as his four also struggled to make any impression in the match. Skip Lindores did play some big shots to save some counts but it was all in vain as they went down by 10.

John Taylor's rink started slowly but soon found form as they raced away in to a good lead.  Skip Taylor had was in great form as he led his team to a 12 shot win.

Greg Nagles game emulated that of Lightbody and Lindores. Close but no cigar as they faught hard but still fell away to loose by 9.

Dougie Munro's rink shot ot of the blocks and nearing the halfway stage were 12-0 up. This rink gave the flagging visitors some hope but things turned for the worse as they slowly lost there way and only the fine bowling of Munro saved them from a defeat as the scored 2 on the last end to scramble a draw.

Difficult night for the Jed team. Lets hope for an improvement at home next week.

Top Rink, S Fisher, D Laidlaw, N Hill, J Taylor (skip)

Greg Nagle        10 v 19   Colin Hancock
Dougie Munro     15 v 15  Tommy Mann
Ewan Lindores    7 v 17    Tommy Newall
David Lightbody 11 v 20    Ecky Hancock
John Taylor       22 v 10    Keith Campbell


The Club will be holding a coffee morning in the upstairs hall of the British Legion this sat (28th).  at 10pm Entry is £1.
Members are asked to supply cakes and traybakes for the cake stall, raffle prizes as well as bottles for the bottle stall.

Members are also asked to attend to help out on the stalls. Anyone willing to help can meet at the Legion at 9.15pm.


The 2 bowl pairs will be held on sat 28th June. 

Names are to be in for 1pm with play starting as soon as possible.

Pairs are drawn from the hat


The Laing Robson singles tournament will be held This sinday (29th)

Times to follow.

Singles tournament, open to all played over the best of 2 sets. every round is re drawn.



The Jedburgh Gents welcomed local rivals Ancrum to Jedburgh on a glorious sunny evening.
In what was near perfect bowling weather the two sides got stuck into each other and it was only the later stages of the game when the Jed boys pulled away to secure a 6th straight win and which keeps them in 2nd place in the league.

D Lightbody's four went into this one in great form but things didn't start to well and they soon found themselves 7-1 down after 3 ends.  In an amazing 4th end the Jed side scored a maximum 8 shots to haul themselves back into the match. The game ebbed and flowed from there as the Ancrum team applied the pressure. The Jed rink did well to keep up but went down by 2 shots.

E Lindores didn't start to strong either but as the match wore on the four started to apply the pressure and only the fine bowling of the Ancrum skip kept them in it.  The Jed rink did slowly pull out a lead and ended up by 6

G Nagle's game was also a close one with both teams playing some good bowls. Another strong finish from the home team saw them stretch off to a 5 shot win.

D Munro's game was the cushion the home side were looking for.  He took an early lead and never looked like letting it slip.  A fine 13 shot win was just the thing the home side were looking for from this inform rink.

John Taylor's four started well but Ancrum Skip, D Oliver, played some superb bowls early on as they took the lead.  The home rink kept the heat on though and eventually wore the visitors down.  They were never in front till the very last bowl when the recorded 2 shots to sneak the win by 1.

Top rink; D Scott, C Hogg, H Fisher, D Munro (skip)

Greg  Nagle      18 v 13    Bruce Cowan
Euan Lindores   20 v 14    Stuart Skeldon
John Talor        17 v 16    Davy Oliver
Dougie Munro    20 v 7     Colin Skeldon
David Lightbody 18 v 20    Brian Law

To view the current league table and past results click here

http://borderbowlingleague.leaguerepublic.com



After a run of 3 straight away games the Jed boys returned home to play the re-arranged game against the Hawick Wilton Club.
Jed had still to register a home win this season after a loss and a draw so this was one the didn't want to lose. 

It was to prove no easy feat over a Wilton side looking for a 3rd straight win.

Greg Nagle's team had a close one but he did play possibly the shot of the day when faced with a tight scoreline over the boards and lying 4 against the skip draw a perfect shot to claim 1 shot and a 5 shot swing in the home sides favour.

John Taylor’s game saw a battle of the leads as newly selected Borders player Steven Fisher took on the Veteran, ex Scottish Singles Champion, Colin Rae.  This was leading at its best with neither player really claiming the win. The score line didn't go the home sides way though as they went down by 4.

David Lightbody's rink kept their terrific run of form going with a solid 5 shot win over Alan Bradys.  The home rink was helped by another fine performance from Rob Hogg at 3rd and Noxie Ervine at lead.

Dougie Munro is fast becoming known for his strong finishes.  After a great start the team were 10-1 up. However, a slip in form saw the lead vanish. Trailing 11-10 the home rink turned the gas back up and shot away to 6 shot win.

Euan Lindores's rink were sluggish out of the blocks and trailed early on. They soon found some form and some fine bowling from all four saw them claim a 4 late on to cement the win.

Top Rink D Scott, C Hogg, H Fisher, D Munro (skip)

John Taylor    12 v 16  Chris macdougall
D Lightbody    17 v 12  Alan Brady
E Lindores      15 v 13  Reece Taylor
Dougie Munro  22 v 16  Colin Sutherland
Greg Nagle     16 v 16  Andrew Kyle

To view the current league table and past results click here

http://borderbowlingleague.leaguerepublic.com



After a run of decent results the Jed team travelled to Gala Waverley with confidence but also mindful of the task in hand.
The Waverley is by far the most successful team in the league and are always in the hunt for the league title year on year.

On rink 1 Euan Lindores led his rink well but early on they were down by 5.  After a decent fight back they briefly took the lead but some decent play from the home rink saw the Jed team go down by 9.

The match on rink 2 was not going so well for Greg Nagles team. With 2 ends to go they were 13 down and looking out of it. However, Skip Nagle saved his best bowls for the last 2 ends and turned both heads to claim 3 shots on each end resulting in only a 7 shot defeat and one which helped the visitors over the line.

Rink 3 saw a tight match. John Taylor’s rink, bolstered by the return of Niki Hill, played a steady game and after a decent closing spell ended up with a narrow but great 3 shot victory.

Game 4 saw the rejuvenate Dougie Munro team play a great match.  Home skip Wilson, did his best team keep his rink in the game with drives to save counts of 3 and 4.  The Visitors applied the pressure and scored 7 shots over the last 2 ends to win by 12.

David Lightbodys rink continues to play well as a four but a remarkable game from Robert Hogg at 3rd saw a great victory over the vastly experienced skip Robert Crawford. All four played their part in a 13 shot win.

Top Rink; N Ervine, M Weekley, R Hogg jnr, D Lightbody (skip)

David Lightbody 21 v 8    Robert Crawford
Dougie Munro    22 v 10  Dougie Wilson
John Taylor.      14 v 11  Ralph Nicholson
Greg Nagle.       13 v 20  Davy Miller
Euan Lindores.   12 v 21  Brian Blackwood

To view the current league table and past results click here

http://borderbowlingleague.leaguerepublic.com


The Kerr Memorial Pro am will take place on Sat 14th June.

This is the biggest tournament on the clubs calender so please check the draw below and please be at the club 15 mins before you are due on the green to help with the smooth running of the day!


12 pm Start - SHARP  
Group 1 
                               Group 2                                Group 3
1. R Lindores                       1. Jed Thistle "A"           1. F Gallagher
2. R Miller                            2. C Hogg                    2. Jed Thistle "B"
3. K Cassie                          3. D Lightbody              3. T Hyland
4. Watters                          4. M Gray                     4. N Scott                                  

Group 4                        Group 5                          Group 6
1. P Richards                       1. G Nagle                   1. M Weekley
2. G Somerville                     2. Callants                  2. R Hogg snr
3. R Hogg jnr                       3. M Dick                    3. L Lightbody
4. I Williams                        4. N Kerr                     4. D Scott                                                                                                                                                         


The Picnic pairs will be geld on Sat 7th June.
Names will be drawn from the hat with members wishing to play to have their names in by 12.30pm.

The tournament will commence at 1pm.

Please feel free to bring down family and friends to watch and to enjoy a picnic if you so wish


All members please note!!!. 

When playing ties please book your rinks using the rink booking forms provided.

These can be found on the bar. 

When booking ties please be aware that 1 rink at all times should always be free for bounce games so that the green isnt blocked up.

Members are requested to check this folder before play so that you make sure you are not going onto a pre booked rink.

If we all do this it will help in the smooth running of the green.

Thanks.


The green keeping staff are keen to inform the members of what has been happening with the green and with all the work that has been carried out.  Every so often an update will appear here for your information.

March / April 2014

The green was looking in very good shape. Sports turf Services (STS) had done a lot of work over the the close season, The edges on the bank side had been raised and turf replaced where necessary. The whole green was hollow tined, reseeded and repairs were done to worn parts of the green. This work resulted in a thick lush sward for the start of the season. Not ideal for bowling on but a good base to work from. The only down side was the reappearance of moss and fusarium on certain parts of the green.

The fusarium and moss was treated with varying results. The fusarium was halted but the moss returned after a couple of weeks (see May entry)

The mower was set to cut a 5mm to allow the grass to grow through the moss and help prevent bald patches caused by the removal of dead moss.

Other work carried out by STS in April included repairs to the badger damage and verti-cutting to improve the pace and remove the dead moss.

The mower was lowered to 4mm on the 25th of April as the grass was still growing well. STS recommended that we cut the grass six days a week.
May.

The weather at the start of the month was sunshine and heavy showers so the grass continued to flourish and the moss was proving stubborn to remove. STS continued verti-cutting and the green was cut by club members at least 5 times per week with and awful lot of grass coming off the green. The average grass taken per cut is 3-4 mower buckets. To give you an idea the average for the first two weeks in May was 6 buckets with Monday the 4th of May having 11.5 buckets coming off in one cut. This amount of grass is not going to result in a fast green but it does slow down moss growth.

The second fortnight in May saw the green speeding up as the spring flush of grass slowed and STS continued with the verti – cutting and moss treatment (16th and 30th). On the 30th it was also fed with granular fertiliser (whole green) and aerobic fertiliser around the edges (think Yakult yogurt for greens). The edges and bare patches were tined and reseeded as was the repair at the far corner. The green continues to be cut regularly at 3+mm and the average is now down to 3buckets of grass per cut. The moss appears to be dead and the aim now is to maintain/ improve the pace of the green. Whilst ensuring the green remains in good health.

Final note. Soil samples have been taken from the green by STS as it has been noted that certain areas are more prone to moss. Details in the June newsletter.



Jed's gents travelled the short distance to local rivals Kelso with many expecting the game to be off after a day of prolonged rain but a break in the weather saw the match go ahead and the full 17 ends played.
Kelso is not a green that the Jed team has a lot of success on however after a slow start the team dug deep to record a 3rd straight win on the road.

John Taylor's rink got off to a terrible start, soon finding themselves 10-1 down.  The rink did start their come back and managed to get the score back to within three.  Another set back ensued as a loss of a 6 meant they had to recover all over again.  They did this well and in the end only went down by 4 shots.  A great fight from the Jed side kept the team in the hunt.

Greg Nagle enjoyed success with a solid overall display from his rink.  Never playing short the Jed side were always keen to be into the head thus converting a lot of shots.  A 9 shot win was a great result.

Novice skip David Lightbody is enjoying playing behind a rink that is playing well at the moment with his front three all generally getting the better of the Kelso side.  M Weekley and R Hogg jnr changed a lot of heads and only the bowling of 2012 Scottish Singles Champion, Ali White kept the home side in it.

Euan Lindores's four had one of those night were they couldn't buy a shot early only. Lady luck was not shining down on the visitors however, at 15-3 down, fortunes changed and a come back started with the young skips side clawing the scores back to only a loss of 5 shots.

Dougie Munro, inspired by a good win the previous week, raced into an early lead and held onto it for the duration of the game. All four played well in parts with the skip guiding his team to build some decent heads.  The Kelso men did come back a little but the Jed team held out well to win by 7.
E Lindores    13 v 18   R Paxton
G Nagl         17 v 8    C Martin
D Munro       19 v 12  G Frogley
D lightbody   17 v 14  A White
J Taylor       17 v 21   D Poloczek

Top rink; J Wilson, D Laidlaw, R Lindores, G Nagle (skip)

To view the current league table and past results click here

http://borderbowlingleague.leaguerepublic.com


The Green Keeper will close the green for play on Fri 30th till 6pm. This is for esential works.

Gents are reminded the the Championship and H'Cap ties are now drawn and members are requested to check the boards and ALL 1st round ties MUST be played by 12th June.

Thanks



The Jed boys travelled to the League Champions with little form and didn't expect too much from this game.
Once on the green though they saw an opportunity to cause an upset, and they took it.

Greg Nagle's rink had a tough one and were in a nip and tuck game all the way through. However, on the penultimate end and lying 3 shots, Nagle saw an opportunity to make 6 and he took it, removing the Melrose bowl and giving the team a large shove towards the win. The rink ended up winning by 5 shots.

John Taylor was up against it all evening with the Melrose front end on top form. The rink did stick in though but still went down by 15 shots.

Dougie Munro was still searching for a 1st win this season and came up with goods at the perfect time.  Steady front end playing and some great play from H Fisher helped Dougie to his best game in a while and a 10 shot win.

Euan Lindores's four were in a real ding dong battle and the lead changed hands on several occasions.  Some big bowls from both 3rd Ryan Miller and Euan helped the Jed team to a 14 all draw.

David Lightbody's team raced in to a 10-1 lead with the skip playing some decent shots to convert some heads. However, a change of length saw that lead eroded over the next few ends and they went behind by 2.  Some dogged determination from the whole rink saw them fight back over the last few ends to win by 6.

Overall a great team spirit saw the Jed boys win away at Melrose for the 1st time since 2008.
G Nagle        17 - 12   K Johnstone
J Taylor         9 - 24   I Crawford
D Munro       18 - 8     M Thinn
E Lindores     14 - 14   N McNally
D Lightbody   19 - 13  L Haldane

Top Rink: D Scott, C Hogg, H Fisher, D Munro (skip)



The Jed team returned to home action looking to follow up their superb result against Hawick with home win against newly promoted Lauder.
The Jed team did start well and for 16 of the 17 ends led the way. However, a collapse by the home side saw the lucky to scrape a draw in the end.

Dougie Munro was hoping to lead his four to a first win of the season and raced off to an 8-1 lead. This was not last as the Lauder boys fought back and on the last end when the Jed rink were holding 5 shots, trailed the jack to claim a two and cemented their win.

D Lightbody's rink was unlucky to loose this one. lying 2 shots on the last end with the scores tied, the Lauder skip trailed a bare jack to claim 1 shot and the win.

E Lindores's four will feel hard done by after this one.  Third Ryan Miller was having an inspired game and helped the Jed rink lead by 6 with only a few to go.  A sudden loss of 7 shots in one end saw the visitors take the lead and on to a 2 shot win.

John Taylor’s four never really got started in this one.  They did manage to take the lead however, a slow finish saw the eventually go down by 3.

The only Home rink to take a win was skipped by G Nagle.  After a slow start the rink clicked in to gear and took a commanding lead to win by 9 shots.

Overall this draw feels a bit like defeat and thing need to improve before Mondays game away to last years champions Melrose. J Taylor        14 v 17   Ian H
D Lightbody   10 v 11   A Gilchrist
D Munro        15 v 18   C Ainslie
E Lindores     15 v 17   A Weir
G Nagle        22 v 13    L Wilson

Top Rink: J Wilson, J Straker, R Lindores, G Nagle (skip)



The Jed team finally got their season off and running with a fine away win over the previously undefeated Hawick.
John Taylor’s rink continued their fine form with another steady win. helped by his third, Rob Hogg snr, the rink ended up 13 shots to the good.

Euan Lindores played well early on to keep his rink in it and slowly the rink crept into a steady lead. The team ended up by 8.   Ryan Miller also played well on his return to the team after 3 years out, playing his first game at third.

Greg Nagle's four once again found the going tough.  With the Hawick front end out bowling the Jed side the young skip always had a lot to do finally losing by 21-6.

Dougie Munro’s rink suffered from inconsistency but did manage to score a five and four to keep themselves and the team in the game.  going down  by 4 shots the team did well to hang on.

David Lightbody was playing his first game at skip and was helped greatly by the front end of Noxie Ervine and Michael Weekley both having great games.  The young skip was also mentored well by Niki Hill at third and this all contributed to a fine 11 shot win.
D Lightbody 19 v 8   G Scott
J Taylor      23 v 10  N Amos
G Nagle        6 v 21  B Anderson
E Lindores    16 v 8   L Clarkson
D Munro      14 v 18  G Lyall

Top rink; S Fisher, G Renwick, R Hogg snr J Taylor (skip)


The Jed Ladies went into this year championships looking for another good run in the tournament after the rink and the singles all have had good runs in recent years.
This year proved a bit more difficult though as the rink of J Ervine, M Gray, A Gilfillan, I watters (skip) came up against a strong Hawick rink.

The scores were quite even in the first few ends but the Hawick ladies stepped up their game and the Jed girls couldn't quite find the response going down in the 1st round by 22 - 8.

Current ladies champion, Laura Lightbody, faced former British Isles Champion, Marie Todd for the second year running.  She started her game in determined mood racing into a 5-1 lead. The vastly experienced Todd soon found her range and started to put Laura under pressure.  Laura did well to hang on to Marie but for the second year running had to admit defeat losing 21-13.



After Wednesday nights opening defeat the Jed boys hit the road to take on an Earlston team high on confidence.
A couple of call off’s meant a few positional changes although this cannot be an excuse for another below par performance.

Team E Lindores started off well and by the half way mark had raced off to a 7 shot lead.  This however, didn’t last and over the last few ends their lead had been eroded and a loss of 3 shots on the last end left the game in a tie.

G Eagles four seemed to have a mirror imaged game to Lindores as they were 7 down before coming back to claim a draw.

Team Hill, playing against the veteran Patt McNally had a tough night. Never giving up the team were always up against it and lost by 14.

Team Munro were also struggling for the second game in a row. A few near misses by Munro might have changed their fortunes but this was not to be as the rink went down by 7.

John Taylor led his rink well once again but they had to dig deep for the victory.  The game was quite even with each side taking turns in leading. However, a late push for home by the Jed rink saw them finish the only Jed rink up by 6

P Scott  13 19 J Taylor
A Moffat 15 15 E Lindores
G Cessford 13 13 G Nagle
P McNally 21 7 N Hill
N Kellett 18 11 D Munro

Top rink: S Fisher, G Renwick, R Hogg Snr, J Taylor (skip)



The Gents team stuttered into league action, beginning this years campaign with a disappointing loss at home to the Gala Abbotsford boys.

Playing in terrible conditions the team struggled with the wet conditions but did offer a glimpse of hope near the end when they were 2 shots up within end to play. Sadly this lead was not held onto and the team went down by 4

Team Taylor had a great tussle against the experienced Tommy Mann jr and after being 4 down, managed to turn things and claim a 2 shot win.

E Lindores led his rink well and managed to stride off to a comfortable 15 shot win.

Dougie Munro's four struggled with the conditions and a lot of inconsistent bowls meant they were always under pressure losing by 10-22.

Niki Hills team could feel hard done by as they rallied well from being 8 down to taking the lead. However, a draw might have been a fair result on the night.

Greg Nagle's team also suffered with the conditions, leaving the skip with a lot to do.  This resulted in the rink going down by 9 shots. Scores;
E Lindores    22 v 7   J Purves
J Taylor       14 v 12 T Mann jnr
N Hill           13 v 13 E Hancock
D Munro      10 v 22  B Anderson
G Nagle        8 v 17  JHardie

Sweep Winners, H Fisher, A Law, D Lightbody, E Lindores


The Agnes Veitch Ladies Pairs took place on Sunday with a decent turnout from the clubs ladies.

Drawn from the hat and played over a round robin format, the ladies enjoyed a great afternoon's bowling.

As the day continued the pair of Ann Michie and Babs Hogg emerged as victors with Babs winning the trophy for the second year running.

Winners; A Michie, B Hogg (skip)


The gents selectors are requesting as many members of this weeks league teams to come down to the club on Monday and Tuesday nights to get some much needed practice in.

The green has been set out on new rinks and it would of great benifit to the team to get used to these to increase the home advantage.

Please make an effort to get down.

Preparation is key.

Thanks


The Border bowling League is proud to announce the creation of its new website.
All results from all leagues and cups will be posted on here.

Please click here for further information.

http://borderbowlingleague.leaguerepublic.com


What once started out as a fun event has now transformed into one of the hottest contested games in the club calender.

The 'Auld Yins v Young Yins' game goes ahead tonight at the club with the young yins looking to claim victory after last years defeat.

Rumour has it though that the young yins are missing a couple of key players so have already put the excuses in.

This event is open to all. Names to be in by 6.45pm

This should be a close match, that is if the auld yins can get them up and the young yins are allowed to stay up after 8pm.


This years tournaments got off to a great start with the playing of the Starrett Cup.
A Solid entry took to the green to play a round robin pairs tournament of 3 games of 5 ends.

The winners are decided by games won then shots but once all the scores were in it was the pair of George Patterson and President John Taylor that were declared the winners by winning all three of their games.

Winners: G Patterson, J Taylor (skip)


Here are the draws for the ladies and Gents Scottish Championships.

Please click the links to download.


Gents draw 2014.xls


ladies draw 2014.xls


mixed pair 2014.xls


The Starrett Cup will be held on Sun 27th April. Names are to be in the draw by 12.45pm for a 1pm start. 

This tournament is drawn out of the hat and will either be a pairs or triples format depending on entry numbers.

A great tournament for all level of bowlers.


Calling all Ladies!!!, Names are required for the annual Ladies Pairs competition on Sun 4th may

This is a great starter competition for all standards of bowlers.  Names are drawn from the hat so please add yours to the list on the sheet in the ladies locker room ASAP.


On Sat 19th April the members of Jedburgh Bowling Club turned out in force to witness President John Taylor open the green for the 2014 season.



















With the green bathed in sunshine over 50 members turned out to see the president raise the flag and the see his partner Anne roll the first jack.

The weather has been kind to the green over the winter resulting in a great playing surface on which everyone enjoyed a great afternoons bowling.

Entertainment was provided in the club during the evening for all to enjoy a dance and a small libation.

On Sunday 20th April the members met to compete in the annual Presidents team v Vice Presidents team.

Another glorious afternoon paved way for the Presidents team to come away with a narrow victory.

Next up is the mixed league trial match on Wed night.  Names to be in by 6.45pm622.

On Sat evening after the Border trial match the green will be open to all for a hat night.  Names to be in the hat by 6.45pm.

**COULD ALL MEMBERS WISHING TO COMPETE IN TOURNAMENTS PLEASE MAKE SURE THEIR NAMES ARE ON THE SHEETS ON THE NOTICE BOARDS AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE TO HELP ENTRY LEVELS. ** Thanks


The members of the club have been extremely busy over the last few week as they work hard to prepare the club for the season ahead.

The shed and water pumphouse has had a coat of paint as have all the benches.

Hall and Gibson have installed more paving around the green so that the disabled access is in top condition.

The flag pole has been refurbished and installed ready for the brand new flag

Perhaps the biggest the biggest job is the removal of the grass banking which was no longer fit for use.




High maintenance and mossy and due to recent years of high rain fall, drainage problems were also a major factor, the old banking was dug out and the construction of a Crib wall is now nearing completion

All work has been carried out by the members of the club who turned out in force to help.




















It is hoped the once completed, the top of the wall will be levelled off back to the hedge and slabbed and with the installation of safety rails, a raised viewing area will be installed.

Yet another way that the Jedburgh Bowling Club looks to always move forward.


President Taylor will officially open the green ready for the 2014 season on SAT 19th April at 4pm.

This will include the raising of the new Club Flag followed by a bounce match.
After this match there will be a Social evening in the Clubhouse.

Food will be provided as well as entertainment in the shape of live music from local singer Alan Fenning

The evening will commence at 7.30pm

On Sunday the 20th the annual Presidents team V Vice Presidents team will take place. Names to be in the hat by 1.30pm

Lets get this exciting season off to a great start by supporting your local club and why not bring a friend.


On friday 4th April the members of Jedburgh Bowling Club gathered in force to witness the official opening of the new clubhouse





















President John Taylor with his Vice, Robert Lindores and Immediate Past President, Robert Hogg welcomed the official party of Jedburgh Provost Richard Gordon, Grant Duncan from Sports Scotland, Colin Hutchison from Bowls Scotland along to witness this historic occasion in the club and towns history.

After photos were taken the assembled company were invited into the clubhouse to witness Provost Gordon address the club and then cut the ribbon to officially open the facility.

President Taylor then invited Colin Hutchison to say a few words.

He commented the both he and is colleagues at Bowls Scotland were very impressed by the forward thinking nature of the club and that Bowls Scotland looked forward to working with the club in the future.

Grant Duncan from Sports Scotland was next to speak.  He added that although it had taken a few years and lot of patience that the final outcome was a credit to the Club.  He added that he looked forward to seeing the club go from strength to strength over the coming years.

President Taylor closed the evening with presentations to the party of club ties and went on to thank everyone concerned with the building of the facility, highlighting the the commitment of the main contractor, Hall and Gibson, in getting the building completed on time and in budget.

The evening concluded with refreshments in the lounge and a tour of the building for the officials.

To view pictures of the event Click here clubhouse opening pics

All pictures were taken by local photographer Steven Somerville

You can view more of stevens work here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152370429489532.1073741951.766579531&type=1&l=728123f012


A record turnout was in attendance for the clubs 2014 AGM.
President Taylor started the meeting requesting a minutes silence for the passing of members during the close season.

The meeting continued with the President thanking all for putting up with very tough circumstances last year while the new clubhouse was being built. He also went on to thank all who helped out with the running of the club during last year.

The treasurer reminded the members that although we now have a great facility that weekly lottery tickets were still needed to be purchased in order to assure a healthy bank account.

President Taylor was the re-elected for a second term in office.

Robert Hogg stood aside as Vice President and Robert Lindores was elected in his place. All other office bearers were re-elected with the addition of George Somerville to the general committee.

To view the full Committee and office bearers click here Office Bearers 2014

The Club house will be officially opened by Provost Gordon on Friday 4th April at 6.45pm and the green will be opened by President Taylor on Sat 19th times to be arranged.  A social night will be arranged for that evening.  Watch this space for further details


Club president, John Taylor was interviewed by Bowls Scotland about the benifits of the  membership drives that the organisation have been running.

To view the video click here http://youtu.be/v6wLbzBTaEU


The brand new club house will be formally opened by Jedburghs hon Provost Richard Gordon on Friday 4th April 2014.

The Club will also have representatives from Bowls Scotland, Sport Scotland, The Border Bowling Leagues as well as our local councillors and Heather Batsch who were all very helpful in assisting with the grants.

We hope that as many members as possible are able to attend this historic event in the clubs history all members are invited to come down for the ceremony.

The evening begins at 6.45pm sharp, photographs will be taken so ALL members are requested to wear club colours and past presidents in blazers and ties.

Club ties are available from John Taylor.

The Club house will be open for refreshments afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you there.


The Club will be open for all three Six Nations games this weekend (15th)

Doors open at 1pm with food provided between matches.

All welcome!!


The Clubhouse will be open on Sat 8th March for the Scotland V France game.

Refreshments will be available at half time.

Doors open at 2pm


The Club house will be open on Sat 8th Feb at 1.45pm for the Wales V Ireland match (ko 2.30pm) and for the Scotland v England game at 5pm.

Food will be provided at half time.


The Club house will be open on Sunday 2nd Feb for the Ireland V Scotland rugby game.

Doors open at 1.30pm with KO at 3pm.

The game will be shown on our 42" flat screen tv with the sound piped through our speaker system.

Half time food will also be available.

Hurry down to claim yer seat!!


The Club will be holding a Burns evening on Sat 25th Jan starting at 7.30pm

Although not a full Burns Supper the Club will host a celebration of the Bard in the Clubhouse with tatties neeps and haggis all on the menu.

The haggis will be provided and addressed by Club sponsor, Alan Learmouth and the main address of the Imortal memory will be given by Tosh Donald.

Jock Steede will recite some Burns Classics while entertainment on the evening will be provided by Gordon Kelly and Dod Ferguson.

Tickets are available from Rob Hogg snr on 07746361569 priced at £10 per head. 

Hurry sales are going fast!!


For the first time in over 40 years the Club opened its doors on New Years Day for members and guests to celebrate the New Year.

A great day was had by all that attended with merryment and a wee sing song were the order of the day.