West Linton Challenge Match

The annual West Linton Challenge was contested on Wednesday 24th January with Jim and Pam Ramsay, Ronnie and Christine Hope, Andrew and Janette Lambie and Dave and Liz Anderson representing Penicuik against the West Linton squad of Neil Calvert, John Dykes, Jan Murray, Anne McDiarmid, Chris and Marie McDonald, Eric Leslie and Lesley Glidden.

The games were played in the best of spirits as was evident by the continuous banter on sheets 1 and 2. The first ends went in favour of Penicuik with 1 shot each, with West Linton taking 1 shot each in the second end; team Ramsay forged ahead with a 5 in the third whilst team McDonald recorded 2 against the hammer. The fourth ends went with the hammer, team Calvert gaining a single and team Anderson 3 shots. Team McDonald scored singles at each of ends 5, 6, & 7 giving West Linton a 6 shots to 4 advantage, however with team Calvert getting a single in end 5 and team Ramsay gaining 2 and 1 in ends 6 & 7 Penicuik won that game by 9 to 3 making the aggregate score for the match 13 shots to 9 in favour of Penicuik so, following a meal and refreshments, President Jan presented President Christine with the West Linton Challenge Trophy.

Many thanks to all who participated in this very sociable fixture which has become a firm favorite with both clubs, long may that continue.


Dave Anderson