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Bob Douglas of Jedburgh, who played for Jedforest Rugby Football Club was, on many occasions, a popular winner of the Open Wrestling competitions at Jedburgh Border Games. He went on to win the World Championship in Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling at Strathallan, August 3 1912.

1900 Of two Jed men, who entered the Open Wrestling Competition, R. Douglas made the final bout and took second prize to winner J. Scott from Carlisle.

1901 The Open Wrestling Prize came to Bob Douglas, Jedburgh after a victory over J. Graham in the fourth round, final. Strong of Carlisle, a regular visitor, who intended to take part in the All-weights wrestling, was, owing to late trains, unable to get forward in time. He arrived when the final was
going on.

1902 Jedburgh's Bob Douglas gave a good show during The Open Wrestling contest, but failed to floor Steadman from Brough in the third round.

1903 Bob Douglas from Jedburgh was thrown out of The Open Wrestling in the semi-final event this year by J. Strong of Carlisle. Strong went on to win, M. Steadman, Brough took second place and Douglas, third. The Melbourne Prize, 400 Yards Flat Race was won by C. Thomas, Lasswade.

1904 The second prize of £2/10/- was taken by Bob Douglas, Jedburgh.

1905 The result of The Open Wrestling competition was a repeat from last year. J. Strong of Carlisle took first prize leaving the runner-up prize to Bob Douglas from Jedburgh.

1906 Bob Douglas, Jedburgh, took first prize in the Open Wrestling event by beating W. Little of Peelanick.

1907 Jedburgh's Bob Douglas was not represented in The Open Wrestling contest this year, although Strong from Carlisle had come back, and successfully took the first prize, by putting T. Tunstall of Broughton out in the final.

1908 The Open Wrestling contest was won again by Bob Douglas of Jedburgh who threw J. Hedley of Brou'ton in the final.

1909 Bob Douglas from Jedburgh took the victory in The Open Wrestling contest over Musgrove of Carlisle. J. Strong of Carlisle who had already been put out of contention by Douglas in the third round, shared fourth prize with Armstrong who was also from Carlisle.

1910 The Open Wrestling event was won again for the third successive year by Bob Douglas of Jedburgh. This year Douglas put J. Ridley of Bewcastle out in the final.

1911 First prize in the Open Wrestling event went to Bob Douglas, Jedburgh who out manouvred G. Common of Harbottle into second place in the final bout.

1912 Jedburgh's Bob Douglas, in an almost duplicate re-run of last year's Open Wrestling competition final, ousted G. Common of Harbottle to hold on to first prize for the fifth successive year.

1913 Bob Douglas of Jedburgh did not compete this year.

1914 In the absence of Bob Douglas of Jedburgh, for the Open Wrestling Championship, the victory this year went to J. Little from Kingwater.






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