Abbey Bowling club host successful opening to Arbroath Schools games

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On Friday 22nd April Abbey played host to the first two competitions in the Arbroath Schools North summertime games.

There were five schools that took part which involved playing table tennis as well as pairs, triples and rinks at bowls.

Although the emphasis was to have fun and enjoy the games the schools were very competitive.

At the conclusion very little separated the five schools in the bowls - Hayshead 10 pts, St Thomas 8 pts, Warddykes 6 pts, Friockhiem 4 pts and Inverkeillor 2 pts.

The table tennis results were Warddykes 10 pts, St Thomas 8 pts, Hayshead 6 pts, Inverkeillor 4 pts and Friockhiem 2 pts.

Going into the next series of events Hayshead, St Thomas and Warddykes are equal on 16 pts, with Friockhiem and Inverkeillor both tied as well on 6 pts.

The ladies played their first midweek friendly of the season which was away against near neighbours Newgate, where rinks skipped by Helen Calder lost 15-11 and Karen Farmer’s rink won 8-17 to win the match 23-28.

Saturday’s away game was at Lochlands in the second leg of the Aberbrothock Trophy.

Abbey were winning quite comfortably up to the break, after which within a few ends the score changed considerably.

However Abbey held on their lead to win 116-99 and retain the trophy with a combined score over the two legs of 250-209.

K. Moir 16-22 J.S. Paterson; G. Taylor 10-22 N. Paton; D. Johnston 26-15 K.K. Paterson; P. Gersok 18-14 T. Mill; W. Cargill 14-18 W. Bisset; M. Stewart 15-25 D. Beattie; Lochlands 99-116 Abbey.

The home game was against local rivals Newgate in a match which neither side like losing - although a friendly this match is always keenly contested and though there wasnt a lot separating the two sides it was Newgate who won this first encounter of the season.

J Prouse 17-20 P Carnegie; D O’Neill 13-22 B Reid; T Hunt 20-15 A Stott; CL Cargill 18-20 A Napier; B Johnston 16-18 J Spence; J Lowson 21-21 G Stewart; Abbey 105-116 Newgate.

The junior coaching sessions on Saturday’s are going very well with another 10 youngsters attending last week, bringing the number of juniors up to 30.

Please note there will be no coaching on Saturday, May 7 as the club is holding their annual coffee morning that day but normal service will resume the following week.