On Friday afternoon Abbey took six mixed rinks down to Carnoustie West End for their annual fixture against them. An enjoyable day resulted in a win for West End.
Carnoustie WE v Abbey
12 K. McIntyre K. Farmer 15
14 S. Halliburton T. Mill 14
14 M. Stewart J. Tosh 14
13 A. Gall D. McGregor 13
18 R. Gowans B. Johnston 6
20 D. Adam J. Falconer 13
Saturday’s fixtures were at home and away to Monifieth with both games ending in Abbey’s favour
Abbey v Monifieth
14 T. Mill G. Milne 22
21 J. Arthur A. Bracken 14
25 J. Prouse P. Brodie 13
22 J.K. Paterson D. Mitchell 12
27 B. Tosh R. Wynd 17
24 J. Lowson D. Russell 16
Monifieth v Abbey
21 A. Sturrock J.S. Paterson 24
32 J. Friel C.L. Cargill 15
13 J. Statter D. Wilson 24
13 P. Lowe K. Tosh 17
19 W. Shepherd D. Middleton 24
15 W. Howie F. Cook 16
The Sandy Fraser Invitation Pairs was held on Sunday when 24 members and guests took part. Good weather, good company, good banter and some no bad bowling made for a great day.
Section winners were Craig Paton and Alan Low who played Tom Mill and Grant Ross with the latter winning 17-4. The other winners were Scott Stewart and Declan Johnston defeating John Prouse and Alex Stout 10-1.
The final was a very close game which was decided by a measure on the last end, securing the game and trophy to Scott and Declan winning 8-7. The presentation of the trophy was done by Margaret Fraser wife of the late, Sandy.
One of the semi-finals in the Nominated Pairs was played which resulted in a win for Morag Mann and Davina McGregor who took the game 19-16 against Ann Taylor and Marie Welsh.
Also on the competition scene the final of the Two Bowls Nominated Pairs went to Morag Mann and Davina McGregor winning 20-10 against Janette Tosh and Margaret Fraser.
North Section Seniors League
Abbey played host for the home tie against Bon Accord v Angus, representing Angus were teams from Abbey and Lochlands while Bon Accord’s teams were from Kittybrewster and Woodend. The game finished with a win for Angus with both local teams victorious.
Friendly Match: Angus Select v Stonehaven, played at Letham BC last Wednesday: Angus 69, Stonehaven 77.
The Maroons’ semi-final with newly crowned Top Ten winners Dudhope takes place this Sunday at Carnoustie Maule Street. A large crowd is expected and the Maroons will be hoping to progress to the final and will field a strong five.
Handicap Singles final
Friday past saw Mike McWalter hoping to add his name to a very select list of players who had won both the championship and handicap singles in the same year.
His opponent was Wull Beattie who, incredibly, was playing in his first singles final. In what turned out to be an enthralling final, it was Beattie who made all the early running with Mike just keeping in touch, but at 18-10 down Mike played some great stuff to level the game at 18-18.
With him lying two down at the head, Wull produced a terrific bowl to trail the white and lie a possible three. With his last bowl, Mike was bang on line, but unfotunately got a wrong connection and when the bowls had settled it was an emotional Wull who was lying the three shots required to lift the title 21-18. Both players deserve credit for the sporting manner the final was played in.
Nominated Fours final
In what was a high scoring match it was the four of Scott Teviotdale, Stewart Barnes, George Mathieson and skip Eck Eaton who triumphed over a jaded four of Gary Milne, Dave Spink, Gordon Stott and Graeme Stewart, although it has to be stated that the progress made by the winning four this year will stand the club in good stead for future selections.
The last two finals of the season are getting played this week with the triples already played on Tuesday night and the pairs being played tonight (Friday) with a 6 p.m. start.
Wullie Geddes and Dave Strachan defeated Dave Spink and Bob Swankie in the Pairs final.
In an exciting Singles final between Dave Strachan and Dave Spink, the lead changed hands several times until 19-19 when Dave Strachan drew the required two to win the game, thus completing the double in the senior ranks.
The Ladies travelled to Carnoustie West End for the last friendly of the season and recorded a win.
14 M Thoms J. Stewart 9
9 E. Herron K. MacDonald 11
The Handicap Singles final saw Mary Thoms overcome Sheila Moffat to come out the winner.
Janie Williamson continued her winning streak by beating Mary Thoms in the President’s Singles final.
Janie was in action again on Tuesday competing in the final of the 2-bowl Pairs with partner Fay Pearson playing against Madalaine Smith and Mary Thoms.
Last week’s friendly with Canmore was halted by rain after 11 ends with Canmore winning by 21 shots to 19.
The final of the May Douglas Singles was played between Marion Wilson and Irene Farquhar. Marion started off well taking an early lead but Irene took control of the game and ran out the winner by 21 shots to 10.
The Consolation Cup competition has reached the semi-final stage with the contenders being Jim Butler playing Willie Johnston and Bob Spence playing John McIlhatton on dates to be arranged.
The Handicap Cup has also reached the semi-final stage with the contenders being Eric Milne playing Grant Ross and Harry Cargill playing Sye Pearson on dates to be arranged.
The Saskia Cup has reached the same stage with the contenders being Forbes Szatan playing Scott Sibley which is being played tonight (Friday) and Brian Sibley playing Grant Ross on a date to be arranged.
The Nominated Pairs competition has reached the semi-final stage with Charlie Cooper and Scott Sibley playing Paul Martin and Ron Heenan and Eric Martin and Gary Davies playing Jim Butler and Eric Milne on dates to be arranged.
The Senior Singles competition has reached the final stage with the contenders being Jim Spence and Tom Pullar on a date to be arranged.
The friendlies on Saturday were at home to Montrose which was sponsored by Plumb Centre and away to Kirriemuir. Both teams suffered a moderate defeat.
Newgate v Montrose
12 S. Sibley D. Laurence 19
17 A. Caird G. Fechlie 17
11 R. Webster J. Murray 27
16 B Reid D. Garvie 19
18 C. Cooper G. Garvie 20
Kirriemuir v Newgate
16 R. Milne M. Flynn 24
25 J. Watson B. Sibley 17
27 J. Milne J. Stirling 11
18 R. Burness A. Low 18
14 G. Balfour E. Martin 16
Tomorrow (Saturday), Newgate are host to the Gents’ Arbroath Town Championship Finals with a 2.30.p.m start. The away game is at Aberdeen Northern with the bus leaving at 12.30.p.m.
Newgate held their seven-end two bowl Open Pairs competition on Sunday when Barbara Park and Mario Szatan came out tops in the final with Margaret Cargill and Sye Pearson runners-up.
Seniors League Presentation Game
This afternoon (Friday) the Seniors League presentation game goes ahead at the Newgate. The honour goes to Newgate Seniors who were league champions for this season. The afternoon consists of a six rink friendly fixture with six rinks from Newgate playing players from all other Angus clubs who took part in this years competition. The game with a 2 p.m. start is followed by a meal and presentation of cup.
The ladies had two friendlies last week . On Tuesday they were away to Letham where they had a comfortable victory and on Thursday they were at home to Baxter Park where the tables were turned and suffered a narrow defeat.
Letham v Newgate
6 M. Wright A. Johnston 13
11 P. Aitchison R. Ferguson 13
Newgate v Baxter Park
14 R. Ferguson E. Duffy 18
11 P.Smith S. Foran 10
The next friendly is on Wednesday (September 4) away to Canmore.
Jean Stewart Pairs
The ladies gather at the green next Friday (September 6) to contest the Jean Stewart Pairs competition with a 2.p.m. start. Lady members who are taking part are asked to report to the club no later than 1.30.p.m for the draw to take place.
ACSC’s fixtures for Sunday are as follows:
Under-13s - home to DUSC, 12.30 kick-off; Under-14s - home to Dryburgh, 12.30 p.m.; Under-17s - free week; Under-19s - home to Forfar, 2 p.m.
The under-14s are looking for players to join there team born the year 2000. Call Steven Herron on 07753338796.
Saturday Spoon, August 24, entry 66, scratch to 13 – N. Gray (9) 62; J. Lindsay (12) 64; C. Blake (5) 65; D. Anderson (11) 66, bih. Fourteen to 28 – D. Falconer (23) 61; J. Ironside (15) 63, bih; G. Faulkner (17) 63, bih; R. Ruxton (21) 63.
Sunday, August 25, Moore Cup, round three, entry 63, CSS 70, scratch to 11 – G. Middleton (2) 61; S. Graham (1) 63; J. Goodrum (1) 66; N. Williamson (6) 68, bih. Twelve to 28 – I. Duthie (12) 69; G. Faulkner (16) 70, bih; A. Martin (27) 70; A. Taylor (17) 71, bih.
Stableford round five, Saturday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 27, CSS: Saturday, 71, Tuesday 72 – 1, L. Birse (18) 39 pts, bih; 2, E. Milne (28) 39; 3, M. Blake (33) 37.