Name Dropping

By Colin Jeffries

From the ridiculous to the sublime. After a debacle at the Duns Bonspiel, I was concerned at how I would perform at the Maxwell Cup semifinals to be played in Stirling on Tues 10th. I was in Keith Prentice's rink as one of 3 rinks playing for the Borders in the semi-finals. Our opponents were Stranraer and guess who we played directly against-- Hammy Macmillan !!

A very tight game resulted in a 5-5 peels. There was one blank end, 8 ends won by one shot with the hammer , one steal by Hammy when we looked safe our shot touching the pot lid and guarded but he angled up a guard softly to lock against and beat our shot and the only 2 was taken by Keith playing 2 beautifully weighted draws at the 10th end.

Keith said to me afterwards 'You can now say that you have played against a Scottish, European and World champion and you have a 100% undefeated record' -- nice one for the CV