Dalbeattie completed a rare double at the weekend. After their B team won the division 2 league, the A team went into the match against Stewartry CSC knowing that at win or draw would be enough to secure their 15th straight title.
The first 2 rubbers went to championship tie-breaks with each team picking up a rubber each. Paul & Maureen got Dalbeattie of to a winning start with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win against Colin and Susan with Stewartry bouncing straight back as they reversed the score as Bruce and Charlotte edge it with a 6-3, 4-6, 12-10 win against Stephen and Shona. Stewartry then seized the initiative as Colin and Charlotte then took the next rubber 6-3,6-2 against Paul and Shona, this left the final rubber to decide the fate of the title and again Stewartry gained the upper hand as Bruce and Susan grabbed the first set 7-5 before Stephen and Maureen pegged it back to take the 2nd 6-3 and with the momentum Dalbeattie secured the draw as they took the tie-break 10-1 and with that secure the title for the 15th straight year.
Elsewhere the relegation battle between Kirkcudbright and Dumfries B didn’t happen as the hosts were unable to field a team and as such awarded Dumfries the points and there safety in the top league for another season.