On the domestic front the close race between George and Paul for the Autumn league title shifted in George's favour with his victory over Paul on the 20th. He consolidated this with a narrow win over John H to lie unbeaten with one game to go.
In the Border League, reigning champions Duns have made a good start to the defence of their title. For the first game against Teviotdale, Paul tried to assemble the championship team but Colin J stepped in for the unavailable John Hodge, with the other members being Colin M (s), George and Paul himself. A steady win of 10-4 was recorded.
For the second Border League game, against George's other club, Yester, who were last year's beaten finalists, George himself was unavailable and again Colin J stepped in. To their chagrin, Yester lost each of the first 5 ends. It would be fair to say that Yester did not enjoy much good luck during this period. Final score 6-3.
Despite having 6 players on the ice in the Laidlaw, Duns were well beaten by Ayton in the first round. Unfortunately Colin M and John W were playing in their Ayton colours (traitors) and they defeated a Duns rink of George, John H, Helen and David Oli. Another of the Ayton players was Duns reject Tony Betton who seems to be enjoying his curling again.
Finally the RCCC District medal. None of us were terribly clear what this competition was all about but George assembled a team of himself, Paul, David Oli and Colin J to inflict a bruising 15-2 win over Teviotdale. We are now the proud winners of the DM whatever that means.