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Abbey BC

SATURDAY’S fixtures were at home against Carnoustie West End and away to Fairfield in which both the home teams won.

Abbey v Carnoustie WE

12 J. Arthur W. Keillor 23

25 D. Middleton R. Brown 17

21 J. Lowson R. Gowans 23

25 K. Tosh B. Torrie 17

27 R. Wilson J. Stewart 16

110 96

Fairfield v Abbey

25 I. McNicol R. Webster 12

32 C. Stewart F. Cook 8

27 J. Taylor P. Speirs 13

15 J. McInally B. Tosh 17

99 50

Abbey got off to a promising start in Friday night’s Angus League game against Arbroath at Dishlandtown Street. They were up in all three rinks; however it only took a couple of ends for them to hit back.

Abbey were able to keep it tight until around halfway when the Arbroath players started to play some really good bowls and often the difference was their abilty to produce the conversion and telling shots when required.

Tonight (Friday) may be the Abbey’s night when they play Dudhope at the Abbey.

In the Scottish singles Abbey’s two remaining players were eliminated as Declan Johnston lost to Kevin Brunton from Craigie and Jim K. Paterson was beaten by Carnoustie West End’s Mike Black.

The Forfarshire prelims were held during the week and in the under-25s, Peter Nay had a walkover against CWE (2), Jordan Watt lost to CWE (1). In an all Abbey contest, Kyale Ross beat Ben Wallace, Keiran Ross beat Craig Paton (both Abbey) and Sean Mathew lost to Whitfield. The triples lost to Hillside 11-8.

In the Ladies’ Tayside competition heats, in the singles Lynn Whammond lost to Carnoustie by one shot 21-20, the pairs was won by Davina McGregor and Ella Webster 12-11 against Dudhope, Ann Whitton, Sheila Geddes and Margaret Fraser lost 15-9 to Arbroath in the triples. The fours fared better as Eli Marnie, Helen Ross, Margaret Croll and Kath Gordon beat Muirhead and Birkhill 25-6.

In the Scottish triples Ella Webster, Ann Taylor and Eli Marnie lost to Lochlands 18-11, Alice Anderson, Ann Burnett, Margaret Fraser and Helen Calder beat Arbroath 25-9.

The midweek friendly was at home against CWE with rinks skipped by Alice Anderson and

Margaret Croll winning 12-11 and 16-8, respectively.

The Club Championship fours final was won by Karen Farmer, Alice Anderson, Jean Graham and Emma Philip who defeated Irene Eaton, Morag Mann, Margaret Croll and Mabel Main 26-9.


Abbey’s run in the Scottish came to an end in the quarter-finals at Craigie where they lost to Muirhead & Birkhill.

The club mixed triples semi-finals were contested by Irene Eaton, Brian Cruickshanks and Doug Thomson who beat Frank Benham, Margaret Croll and John Lowson. In the other, Davina McGregor, Joyce Mathieson and Ray Russell lost to May Dundas, Ian Croll and Alan French who went on to win the competition.

This week’s Angus League game was at home against local rivals Newgate. Both teams had rinks which took substantial leads that were not conceded leaving the other rink to decide the outcome of the game. Both sides kept it tight until the last two ends which saw Abbey get a four and a one winning the game by five points to two.

Abbey v Newgate

16 J.S. Paterson J. Robbie 11

9 R. Wilson J. Spence 23

24 J. Fairweather T. Pullar 10


On Sunday the D/A.Y.B.A. held their district singles competition at Carnoustie where once again the standard of bowling was very good. The finalists were from the Abbey, Keiran Ross and Peter Nay, both of whom will be going to Ayr to represent the district on the opening

day of the Scottish finals at Northfield.

This Sunday is the pairs competition and is to be held at Arbroath Bowling Club. Also this Sunday is the Under-25s county trials which are to be held at Letham Bowling Club.

Arbroath BC


Arbroath v Muirhead & Birkhill

31 E. Eaton K. Taylor 13

24 E. Scott K. Johnstone 12

11 D. Skene S. Barrie 20

29 W. Cadger G. Motion 13

95 58

Monifeith Grange v Arbroath


12 A. Smethurst J. McKelvie 15

10 F. McGovern M. Smith 10

12 J. Simpson J. White 12

34 37

Angus League

On a glorious evening and in front of a large vociferous crowd the Maroons ‘dazzled on and off the green’. Resplendent in their new sports tops, they carded a 20-shot victory against local rivals Abbey.

Early in the derby match it was Abbey who took the game to there ‘noisy neighbours’ and built up a 10-shot lead which they held until the halfway point fuelling the belief of the large traveling support that an upset was on the cards.

But as the game wore on, as the saying goes, “Form is temporary, class is permanent”, the Maroons secured victory and with it bragging rights for the next week or so and keeping within touching distance of the league leaders.

Tonight (Friday) the Maroons travel to Dundee Fairfield to play on what can only be described as a tricky green knowing that two points are a must to maintain their title challenge.

Arbroath v Abbey

27 P. Carnegie K. Tosh 14

17 N. Herron M. Anderson 17

19 G. Stewart J. Arthur 13

63 43

Open Pairs

Entries for the Open pairs have now closed and entries will appear in the newspaper soon.

Scottish Championships

After the third round of qualifying ties it was a disappointing night for the Maroons with both their singles and triples being narrowly eliminated.

This just leaves Arbroath fours still involved and through to the semi-final stage, which was played last night (Thursday) at Arbroath Newgate against Broughty Castle.

Ladies’ Section

Carnoustie v Arbroath

The ladies from Arbroath Bowling Club travelled to Carnoustie for their game on Friday. The weather was perfect and it was a most enjoyable game of bowls.

Carnoustie v Arbroath

15 S. Taylor I. Teviotdale 9

12 M. Lindsey M. Thoms 17

18 H. McGill J. Williamson 10

45 36

Lochlands BC

LOCHLANDS had a comfortable 48-32 victory over Friockheim in the Angue League Division Three on Friday evening.

In the Barclay Cup, rink of Ron Johnston, Dave Smith, Paul Gersok and Ken Stephen won 29-11 over Lochee in the first round at Broughty Bowling Club.

Angus Senior League

The club was well beaten at Montrose and had it not been for an eight-shot recovery by Paul Gersok’s rink it would have been a whitewash.

Montrose v Lochlands

23 J. Murray D. Smith 9

12 R. Christie P. Gersok 16

15 D. Sherriff K. Stephen 8

50 (5 points) (2 points) 33

Ladies’ Section

In the Bowls Scotland Singles, Sheena Urquhart progressed to the quarter-finals and plays again on Sunday at Muirhead and Birkhill.

In the Triples, Helen Taylor, Joyce Smith and Marion Wilson were successful after beateing Abbey 18-11 and Strathmartine 14-9. They also advance to the quarter-finals which will be played tomorrow (Saturday).

Last Wednesday two rinks travelled to Hope Paton for a friendly game, with Lochlands winning by six shots as rinks skipped by Helen Taylor lost 17-11and Joyce Smith won 21-9.

Forfarshire ties were also played last week which resulted in a win for Marian Wilson, singles, and Anona Cargill and June Johnston, pairs. The triples team of Jessie Smith, Margaret Thomson and Irene Farquhar was also successful.

Newgate BC

LAST Wednesday the team of Wullie Smith(2), Ken Swan, Bob Spence and Tom Pullar represented the Newgate at Broughty and came up against a strong Arbroath team and went down by 14 shots to 24.

In the Bowls Scotland, Pairs quarter-final, Dougal Dargie and Alan Low played against Maryfield at Broughty Castle and lost by 10 shots to 16. That ended Newgate’s interest in the 2012 Bowls Scotland Competitions.

In the Forfarshire Junior Singles Sean Caird played on Thursday last against Kirriemuir and narrowly failed to reach the next round.

The team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith played at Newgate in the Renny Tailyour Cup on Thursday against Hillside and in a keenly contested game came out on top by 13 shots to 11. They now await the tie between Friockheim and Boyle Park for the next round.

Angus League

Newgate travelled to Carnoustie West End on Friday evening expecting a hard tussle as they had won their last three games. Carnoustie West End started off well and maintained the upper hand throughout the early stages of the game leading in all three rinks.

In the latter stages Newgate came more into the game and finished with a draw a win and a defeat in rinks and an overall defeat of 6 shots. Newgate now have to pull their socks up to maintain a reasonable position in the league table Tonight (Friday) Newgate are at home to Canmore hoping to improve with their results.

Carnoustie WE v Newgate

21 A. Furye G. Fechlie 14

16 D. McGill S. Sibley 16

16 W. Miller D. Swankie 17

53 47

Club Fours

The Club Fours competition has been played down to the final and the teams contesting are Don McIvor, Alex Stott, Tom Reid and Alex Napier against Tom Cargill, Phil Szatan, Forbes Szatan and Tom Pullar on a date to be arranged.

Memorial Mixed Triples

This game, which was scheduled to be played this Sunday (June 3), has been postponed till a later date.

Saturday friendlies

The friendlies were at home to Balgay and away to Strathmartine with the home game sponsored by Treadwise. The games brought mixed fortunes with the home team suffering a defeat and a win for the away team.

Newgate v Balgay

12 G. Skelton D. Carr 22

17 T. Reid S. Livingstone 28

25 A., Napier D. Guthrie 15

19 E. Martin I. Campbell 23

73 88

Strathmartine v Newgate

18 A. Harris J. Spence 26

20 G. Whyte B. Reid 19

16 J. Gunning W. Johnston 19

18 J. Burns S. Pearson 14

16 A. Mann B. Sibley 18

88 96

Tomorrow (Saturday) friendlies are home to Abbey and away to Lochee. The home game is sponsored by Norma Bremner. The away team bus will leave 1.30 p.m.

2012 Angus competition

Seniors: Monday (June 4); Singles: Sandy Smith travels to Carnoustie to play Broughty Castle; Pairs: Tom Fraser and Jim Spence travel to Carnoustie to play Broughty Castle; Triples: Mario Szatan, Wullie Nelson and Brian Sibley travel to Montrose to play Parkview: Fours: Gibby Lawson, Alfie Baird, Ray Anderson and Dave Perkins travel to Montrose to play Brechin

Angus Championships

Tuesday June 5: Champion of Champions - Paul Martin travels to Muirhead & Birkhill to play Barnhill; Singles - Graham Fechlie travels to Lochlands to play Arbroath; Pairs - Gordon Smith and Dave Spalding travel to Broughty Castle to play Barnhill; Triples - Brian Reid, Gary Davies and Scott Sibley travel to Montrose to play Kirriemuir; Fours - Ron Heenan, Eric Martin, Tom Reid and Dave Swankie travel to Kirriemuir to play Abbey.

The draws with dates and times for the Vets Singles, Consolation Cup and handicap competitions are now on the noticeboard. Sheets are also on the board for those who wish to take part in the Saskia Cup and Nominated Pairs competitions.

Ladies’ Section

On Thursday afternoon the ladies entertained Monifieth in a two-rink friendly, winning one rink and losing the other, and by 12 shots overall.

Newgate v Monifieth

15 I. Anderson M. Low 11

4 A. Johnston J. Smith 20

19 31

This past week they had two friendlies on Tuesday they were away to Carnoustie West End and on Wednesday they were away to Lochlands. Next Tuesday (June 5) they are away to Montrose and next Thursday (June 7) they are away to Carnoustie

The ladies hold their Cameron Trophy Competition next Friday (June 8) with a 2 p.m. start.

Tayside Ladies

On Friday the Newgate triples team of Linda Cargill, Isobel Anderson and Betty Hodson travelled to Monifieth to play Balgay played well and returned home with the comfortable 17 shots to 6 victory.

The same evening Newgate played host to the triples game between Forfar and Parkview. A close encounter, Parkview gained the upper hand in the final stages. The Newgate Pairs team of Margaret Cargill and Ruth Ferguson travelled to Kirriemuir to play Muirhead & Birkhill and put in a sterling performance to win by 18 shots to 9.

The Newgate triples team of Kathleen Swan, Ann Cargill and May Hutcheson travelled to Craigie last Saturday to play Newportin the Bowls Scotland event, returning having lost out on an extra end.

Angus and Perthshire

Pairs - The Newgate pair of Barbara Park and Betty Hodson travelled to Monifieth last Thursday to play Baxter Park and secured their place in the next round with a win; Singles - Irene Hill travells to Canmore next Tuesday (June 5) to play Baxter Park and on the same date the Newgate host the Fours game between Canmore and Newport; Triples - Pat Smith, Ruth Ferguson and Isobel Johnstone travel to Carnoustie West End on Thursday (June 7) to play Broughty Castle. On the same date Newgate host the Lochlands v. Abbey pairs.

Angus Senior League

RESULTS from games played on Tuesday: Monifieth 5, Letham 2; Boyle Park 5, Carnoustie 2; Carnoustie WE 2, Hope Paton 5; Arbroath 5, Canmore 2; Montrose 5, Lochlands 2; Brechin 5, Parkview 2; Abbey 5, Newgate 2.