THE Benty hall bowlers held their annual open singles tournament last weekend.
Entries were taken on the night and 72 people came through the door to play, one of the biggest tournaments it has seen in a decade.
People came from all over the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway and thanks go to them for supporting the competition.
Play started at 7pm and the final was played at 2am; a very long night.
The winner was Ryan Simpson from Traquair who beat the 2019 holder Gary Mclarty from Westruther.
The beaten semi-finalists were Les Adamson from Kirkton and Richard
Fox from Stapleton.
The beaten quarter-finalists were Tommy Hepburn from Cappercleuch, Ryan Johnstone from Langholm, Robin Batey from Stapleton and Kieran Johnstone of Langholm.
Thanks go to John, Amy, Luke and Gregor for their help in running the tournament, Stewart for doing the bar all through the night and Val and Ann for their work in the kitchen.
The next competition at the Benty hall is the open pairs on Saturday, March 14.