Mini Tournament Sept 15
This is a very popular Tournament on the Mini calendar and is supported by several of Scotland’s top clubs. Present on Sunday were Currie, Boroughmuir, Stirling County, Dalziel, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Melrose and of course Biggar themselves.
Due to the pitch development it was decided that the P4 tournament would not run and this proved a wise decision as space was limited. Even so there were around 300 o involved in the games – a big event! The weather was largely kind however which meant that players could relax between ties, many of which featured some really excellent rugby.
Biggar’s sides performed manfully throughout although the best they could manage were semi-final places at P6 and P7.
Border side Melrose were top dogs on the day, featuring in and winning all three tournaments at P5, P6 and P7. The Biggar event has now been in place for over 20 years and it is unknown whether one club has managed a clean sweep of wins but this is what Melrose managed and all credit to them for some excellent rugby Their tournament final opponents were Boroughmuir (P5) and Stirling County (P6 and P7).
Congratulations to all who participated. Thanks also to all who helped make the day a great success. Special thanks to Dawn Currell who has again dome a great as tournament organiser and to Jock and Susan Gray and the band of Mums and Dads who provided home-baking and coaches food. Big thank you to the tuck-shop girls, those who provided gifts and who manned the Tombola stall, the Colts and committee who were car-parkers and gate attendants, the referees, St Andrew’s Ambulance for providing first aid cover, D. M. Clarkson for bus and over-spill car parking, groundsman Hugh Barr and Bar Convenor GY, Councillor Hamish Stewart who was on hand to make the presentations and of course to all the Mums and dads, grans and grandpas, brothers and sisters who brought the players and finally to the players themselves for their endeavour, skills and spirit.
Story date: 15/09/2015
A big thank you to the Glenkerie Windfarm whose financial support has been crucial to help the club run the tournament and which has also provided much needed support towards the provision of Mini section playing equipment such as balls, cones and water-bottles.