The Galashiels Squash Club Handicap Quaich and Plate finals took place last week.

First up in the Plate tournament club captain Del Sharratt took on student Darren Quinn.

Del rattled off 12 straight points before Darren could trouble the scorer.

But this one ended up going to the wire and sudden death when a deft boast to the front of the court saw Del take it 17-15 for 2-0.

The third game again seen Del rattle off several points as Darren just couldn't get the ball tight and everything seemed to sit up for Del who would then drive the ball into the corners.

But a couple of loose serves was all it took to let Darren for 2-1.

The fourth game seemed to turn in favour of Darren, he was on a roll after winning the previous game and at 10 point start it was just too much for Del. The match was poised at 2-2, but again Darren couldn't keep the ball tight and at critical points in the rallies. After an intense affair Del took it 3-2.

In the Quaich final Iain Gorman gave a similar start to Ladies Champion Rachel McAleese.

This tie was a demonstration of strength and power from Iain as although Rachel had some quite graceful movement and accurate shots; Iain powered the ball at every opportunity and was too fast and strong for Rachel.