The Clubhouse will be open on New Years Day from 12 noon till Late.
The Gents team travelled to the Gala green on Sunday to take part in the re arranged Knock out Cup Final against the Gala Abbotsford Club.
The team arrived in good spirits and were determind to hit the green in top gear against the club that had been in the final on eight other occasions only to loose them all.
Jed, in their third final, were going for their first win since 2006, were quick out of the blocks with 4 of the 5 rinks taking leads into the second end.
The momemtum swing to the Abbotsford men and they then clawed back to take a narrow lead.
The game was fairly evenly matched with only 2-3 shots in it at anytime the difference. Then on the 10th end, four of the Jed rinks got decent results and this put the men in blue up by 10 shots.
Bad losses of 4 shots on the last end by team Hill and Team Lindores could've ment disaster but these drops were covered by team Nagle and team Munro and this left team Taylor to complete a victory for the Royal Blues by 7 shots.
Abbotsford 61 - 68 Jedburgh
Due to bad weather earliier in the season the club has decided to extend the season by a week to sqeeze in 2 unplayed tournaments,
The season will now end on Sun 27th with the playing of the scott and Foggon cup instead of the Presidents v Vice Game.
On Sun 20th the Laing Robson singles will take place and on sat 19th the Welsh Shield will be held has normal.
Please put your names down asap.
Gents Champion, Dougie Munro travelled to Selkirk to take part in the Borders Champions of Champions competition on Sunday.
Dougie hit top form over the weekend and after overcoming the ayton Champion in round 1 he faced the Abbotsford Champion in the second round.
A solid performance their saw him take on Billy Nisbit of Lauder in the Semi Final and after a sluggish start he dug deep and sneeked over the line to make the final.
In the final he faced Stevie Richardson from the Hawick Club and not wanting to get caught in the blocks he hit top form right from the off racing in to a 12-5 lead.
He did loose a couple of 3s along the way but Dougie did emerge victorious winning by 21-11.
A first for Dougie after 7 attempts and and first for Jedburgh Bowling Club.
Well done Dougie
The 2015 Gents Championship was contested out bu 3 times winner Dougie Munro and first time finalist Michael Weekely.
The vastly more expierienced Munro quickly took the game to Weekley and opened up an early lead. Weekley fought hard and managed to close the gap slightly before Munro stepped up a gear and won the title for a fourth time by 21-7.
This result sees Dougie have the most titles by a current player and also draws him level with the all time number of titles won by any Jed memeber since 1859.
Well done Dougie and congratulations to Michael for making the final.
The Rink and Triples both failed in thier bids to become Border champions as they both went out at the semi final stage to Melrose and Abbotsford respectively.
Sat 29th also sees The Jedburgh Triple of G Somerville, J Taylor and G Nagle and the Rink of M Nichol, B Gray, D Munro and E Lindores all compete in the finals of the 2015 Border Championships.
Good Luck Lads, lets Bring home some silverwear!!
Sat 29th Aug sees the return of the Leicester Tourers to the club. The touring side is made up of a range of clubs from the Leicestershire area and the club looks forward to meeting old friends.
A reminder to all members that club dress is required.
After a narrow victory over the Wilton club back in July the Jed boys travelled to Galashiels to take on the the Gala Club in the second round of the cup.
A bad start from the visitors saw the men in blue fall some 17 shots behind with 3 rinks strugling.
With 3 ends to go the Jed boys, still 12 behind, didn't give up hope and in a dramatic last end which included a great bowl from Dougie Munro's 2nd, Connor Hogg, two great bowls from Skip Robert Hogg and the shot of the match from skip Niki Hill, who converted a 5 dwn to a 1 up with his last bowl, all help Jed to sneek over the line by 3 shots.
Top Rink, D Scott, C Hogg, B Gray, D Munro (skip)
The two narrow victorys sees the Jed boys earn a home semi final v the league runners-up, Hawick on Wed 27th Aug.
16 pairs took to the green on sunday as the annual club pairs were held.
As usual there was some great bowling on display and after 8 hours of heated battle it was the pair of David Lightbody and Euan Lindores (skip) that edged passed Rob Hogg and Mike Nicholl (skip) in the final.
The Clubs 'Stars' Night was a spectular evenings entertainment. Six talented artists entertained a full house at the club in to style. Robert Hogg (Elvis), Connor Hogg (Bill Withers), Rebekkah Lawrie (Eddie Reader), David Lightbody (Eddie Calvert), Bib Hogg (Megan Trainor) and Greg Nagle, Rob Hogg and Micheal Weekley frankie valley and the bowling seasons put on a fantastic evening with the delightful tones of Dougie Munro keeping the procedings moving.
Watch out for Stars 2 next year.
Six wonderfully talented...??????? sorry six deluded mugs will take to the stage on Sat evening in Jedburgh Bowling Clubs 1st ever Stars in Their Eyes Night.
Each act will perform as their 'idol' in front of a full house in what what promises to be an unmissable eveings entertainment.
Tonight Mathew Im gonna be...............
After a bye in round 1,Jedburgh defeated the Wilton Club away from home in the 2nd round by 59 -67.
This result sets up a tie away to Gala on Wed 19th aug at 6.30 pm
Due to unforseen circumstances, this site as not been updated for some time. The next section is a shortend guid to what has gone on over some of the season.
Kelso 95 - 64 Jed
Wilton 63 - 82 Jed
Jed 120 - 42 Selkirk
Melrose 84 - 65 Jed
Waverley 68 - 80 Jed
Jed 98 - 69 St Ronans
Jed 70 - 84 Hawick
Jed 77 - 85 Abbotsford
Earlston 62 - 82 Jed
Jed 85 - 71 Kelso
Selkirk 54 - 94 Jed
Jed 78 - 68 Melrose
These results see Jed finish joint 3rd in the League with Melrose Champions in front of Hawick then Abbotsford and Jed.
The Jedburgh Ladies team finished their league campaign in 4th place overall. This is the best result the team has had since the league was formed and lets hope the ladies can build on this result for next year. Well done!!
Kerr Memorial Pro Am
Winners; W Lightbody, E Laidlaw, T Johnstone, D Lightbody (skip)
Tom Hutchison Open Singles
Winner; G Scott (ancrum)
Silver Jack 2 Bowl singles
Winner; D scott
Winners; B Liddle, D Munro (skip)
The Gents team welcomed Earlston BC to Jedburgh and got stuck in from the off.
Determind to make up for a poor show against Hawick the jed boys got off to a flier and never looked back with all 5 rinks recording a win.
Thsi result put the Jed team in a 5 way tie at the top of the Division.
16 - 11
Top rink: J Straker,C Hogg, N Hill, R Lindores (skip)
The Jedburgh Top Ten team travelled the long journey to the Fife village of Strathmiglo to play in the last 8 of the Scottish Top Ten.
Arriving to a warm welcome from the Fifers the team took to the green looking to make the finals.
Unfortunatley the team failed to win enough shots and fell short of the task in hand.
The rink fought hard and dug deep to claim a fine four shot win 19-15 and 2 pts
The Pair also dug deep after a flying start to hang on to a 1 shot win 15-14 and another 2 pts.
The single was unfortunate and only the great play by the home single stopped him from the win, going down to an unflatering 21-14 scoreline.
The triple had a disaster and were humiliated by 32-3 after three poor performances came up against three great ones.
It was still a great achievement for the club to make it this far if not a little dissapointing to be knocked out after such a great run.
The Jed gents travelled to the Abbotsford green in Gala, a place where they rarely pick up a win and managed to do that for pnly the 4th time since the turn of the century.
The green was heavy with water after a cloud burt before the game which made conditions tricky but the Jed boys dug deep and even with a couple of heavily deafeted rinks managed to dig out the 2 league pts.
T Mann jnr
Top rink; N Ervine, R Hogg snr, M Nichol, E Lindores (skip)
The Club is running a bus to the Strathmiglow club for the Top Ten game this Sunday (31st)
Your support is greatly needed!!!!! Anyone wishing to go on the bus should contact Dougie Munro on 07714008982.
Cost and times will be arranged later.
Come on!!!1 support the boys on this historic occasion.
After winning the Border top Ten Championships last year the club took up the challenge of representing the Borders in the Scottish Top Ten.
Playing at home in glorious weather the team welcomed the Edinburgh Champions, West End bowling club to Jedburgh and the game got under way with the visitors also bringing a large vocal support with them.
The triple and pair shot off into early leads with the triple leading 9-1 and the pair dominating to lead by 7
The rink was slower out of the blocks but soon found some form and led 7-5.
The single then started and another good start left the Jed side in confident mood, but this was not to last!
The single was always in front, but only just, and with the scores at 19-18 a score of 2 gave the home side 2pts
The triple started to leak shots and found themselves being caught and eventually went down by 4 shots at 11-15 handing the Edinburgh boys 2pts.
A fine display by the pair helped the Jed cause greatly and the continued their form to win by 13 shots.
After taking a narrow lead the rink lost the advantage and slipped to a 11-20 loss but some fine bowling kept the score down whish helped the team over the line by a mear 3 shots to the good after both teams ended with 4 pts each.
The result puts jed into the Last 8 in Scotland and an away tie to the Fife Champions at the Strathmiglo club on Sun 31st May for a place in the finals
Jed team: Single: E Lindores Pair: R Lindores, D Munro Triple: D Lightbody, R Hogg jnr, G Nagle Rink: S Fisher, B Gray, M Nichol, J Taylor
Jed travelled to Hawick in a boyant mood after a fine win the previous week.
The mood didn't last long as the team started badly and didnt really recover.
A 31 shot defeat is one of the worst in recent history and one that the club hopes not to repeat.
15 - 29
Top rink; S Fisher, R Hogg, M Nichol. E Lindores (skip)
The Challenge Pairs were held on Sun 17th.
Playing 3 games of 7 ends, the finalists from the 2 pools were I Waters and G Nagle against T Binnie and R Lindores.
The final went all the way to the wire and with scores tied the game went into an extra end.
In the end, it was to be the pair of Tom Binnie and Robbie Lindores that took the honours.
Insurance has been taken out on the cup as Robbie does have a reputation for loosing them.
The team will be playing the Edinburgh West End Club on Sun 24th May at 2pm.
People are advised to come early as seating could be limited around the green.
We understand the visitors are bringing a large support so it would be great to see the same form the home team.
See you there.
The Ladies triple of Laura Lightbody, Ann Gilfillan and Irene Watters (skip) were defeated in the 2nd round of qualifying by a strong triple from the Eyemouth Club by 13 - 7
They had previously defeated Abbotsford ladies in the 1st round.
Back at home and playing the undefeated Wilton club, the Jed boys knew they'd have to dig deep.
Playing in better conditions the team were slow out of the blocks loosing 11 shots and gaining 4 on the 1st end and by end three were 15 shots down across the board.
However, Jed soon found form and slowly turned things around and by the half way mark led and never looked back.
Helped by the form of the rink led by E Lindores as well as a big contribution once again from G Nagles 4, the team ended with a fine 27 shot win!.
R Lindores 17
15 - 12
Top Rink: S Fisher, R Hogg Snr, M Nichol, E Lindores (skip)
On a dark at very wet night the Jed team travelled the long road to the St Ronans green in Inerleithen looking to get the season back on track after a defeat the previous week.
The game did start with a glimmer of sunshine, however, the rain soon started and kept on right to the 14th end.
The Jed team didn't fair to well in the damp conditions and were down some 18 shots accross the board before playing better once the rain cleared.
Big wins for Teams G Nagle and E Lindores helped cover the losses on the other rinks and help the visitors to a slim 6 shot win.
On reflection a tricky tie in tricky conditions and 2 pts was a job well done.
13 - 19
Joint top rinks were: S Fisher, R Hog snr, M Nichol, E Lindores (skip) B Liddle, C Hogg, M Weekley, G Nagle (skip)
Well done to Steven Fisher and Euan Lindores on thier selection for the Borders team.
The Gents team opened up the 2015 season with a home tie against the defending champions, Gala Waverley.
The Jed team were in the game till around the 11th end before a collapse saw them loose 20 shots accross the board in only 2 ends leaving them to much of a gap to claw back.
Jed hads new players making debuts for the team in Brian Gray, Grant Robson and Mike Nichol.
G Nagle 13 - 19
Jed top rink; S Fisher, R Hogg Snr, M Nichol, E Lindores (skip)
SUBS, Members are reminded that the subs are now due asap and that they need to be paid if you wish to play in the championships.
Championships, If you wish to play in the club championships please put your name on the sheet in the locker rooms asap.
To view all the draws for this years Scottish Championships
FIXTURE CARDS are now available in the club house or alternatively, the fixtures are available online on the FIXTURES page or click here Fixtures 2015
Practice Night II is on Wed (29th) at 6.30 pm. All league players, male and female are asked to attend.
Green Closure, The green will be closed for maintenance ALL DAY on Fri 1st May and will open again on Sat evening at 6pm.
A decent turnout of members attended the annual Starrett Cup tournament on Sunday.
Playin in a triples format, each team had to play 3 games of 5 ends, the winners were the team with the most games won.
The weather did play a part in proceedings with a shower of hail mixed in with the sunshine but theis was not enough to put off the winners of Babs Hogg, David Hynd and David Laidlaw (skip)
Winners; B Hogg, D Hynd, D Laidlaw (skip)
There will be a practice night for both ladies and gents who intend to play in the leagues on Wed 22nd April.
Players are requested to attend if possible as the selectors will consider those who play on the night.
Names to be in for 6.30 for a 6.45 start.
On Saturday 18th April, President Lindores invited his wife, Sheila to roll the 1st jack of the 2015 season to officially open the green for play.
With a good turn out of old and new members to witness the president hoist the club flag they then took part in the president team v vice presidents team game with the presidents team winning by 1 shot.
President Lindores then wished all the members well for the season and looked forward to his year in office.
Club opening SAT 18th April at 6 pm. (club dress code applies)
Gents 1st league match; Wed 6th May v Waverley (h) Fri 8th May v St Ronans (a) both 6.45pm start.
Ladies 1st league match; Tues 12th May v Lauder (a) 7pm
Seniors 1st league match; Tues 28th April v Selkirk/Ettrick (a) 11am
Out going President, John Taylor welcomed a large turn out of members to the 2015 JBC AGM.
After a minutes silence in honour of the passing of David Cook, John thanks all the club for a exciting and memorable 2 years in office adding that it was a privelige to be at the helm during the construction of the new club house.
He want on to to wish Robbie Lindores well for his term in office and thanked the committee for making his term an easy one due to the hard work put in by all.
Johns last act as President was to nominate Darrie Scott and James Straker as Hon Life Members for all their hard work over the past 40 years.
Robbie then elected George 'podge' Somerville as his Vice and thanked John for his hard and mostly unseen worked in helping with the funding of the new premises.
Subs were increased by £5 to £55.
It was decided that the green would be opened on SAT 18th April at 6pm. A game will take place followed by a social night in the clubrooms. please note. Club dress required where possible
Hope you all have a good season.
The Club will be holding its AGM in the Club house on Sunday 29th March at 2pm. All members are requested to attend.
The Club will be looking for new committee members to join its hard working team at the AGM, so if you may be interested please come forward.
We are also looking for a tournamnet convenor as well as a gents team selector.
Could all memebers please take part in the survey that the club has sent out. This is an important way of finding out what the members want and valuable to moving the club forward as one of the most forward thinking clubs in Scotland.
The race night has had a change of date please see the section below for further information.
The Club will be holding a Race Night in the clubrooms on Sat 28th March.
The tapes will go up at 7.45pm with live racing INSIDE the clubhouse.
Tickets are priced at £5 and this buys you ownership of a horse for a set race.
Tickets are available from the bar on monday evenings or from John Taylor on 07761407540 or Dougie Munro on 07714008982.
Come a long and why not bring a friend or two.
The club will be holding its annual
Burns 'Evening, in the clubrooms on Sat 24th of Jan at
This is a light hearted evening where
there will be a 'no holds Baird' look at Rabbie Burns.
Tickets are priced at £10 and this
includes Champit Tatties, Neeps Haggis and a bit o coo. puddin' to follow.
The speakers are Ex Jetharts Callants John 'Tosh' Donald, Jim Miller as well as current Herald and club sponsor Alan Learmouth.
Tickets are available from the club on
Monday evenings or from John Taylor on 07761407540. Hurry as there are limited spaces.