Arbroath Club Friendly results:
Arbroath v Lochee
18 J. White G. Stirling 18
5 D. Spink I Cuthbert 26
20 D. Cowie 20 S. Garland 14
24 E. Eaton 24 T. Cuthbert 17
Barnhill v Arbroath
17 J. McKelvie E. Thomas 17
24 D. Skene J. McGechan 20
20 C. Coull G. Cairns 17
Another gritty away performance by The Maroons at Montrose saw them collect the two points needed to secure top league status.
The players all reacted to last week’s debacle with a positive showing and hopefully as more players become available a strong finish can see third place being acheived.
Tonight (Friday)i sees title contenders Carnoustie West End arrive at the hill and the Maroons will be hoping to make it as tough as possible for the favourites.
The first of this year’s club finals took place on Thursday as Graham Haxton’s three fought it out with Ian Stott’s triple.
In a high scoring final it was with only with two ends left to play and the final tied at 17-17 Graham picked up a pair of twos to lift the trophy 21-17. Congratulations to Eric Stott and Clarke Ross who made up Graham’s triple and commiserations to big Al and Chic Coull who made up Ian’s team.
There was success for Mike McWalter in the Champion of Champions Singles. Neil Herron and Dod Mathieson progressed in the pairs, while S. Barron, I. Stott, Gav Swankie and Tony Dickson got through in the fours. The triples had a bye and the only defeat was Wull Beattie who lost out to a strong single hand player from Canmore in the Angus Singles.
All teams played on Tuesday. Report next week.
There was more success for the club as Eric Eaton progressed in the Singles. Hugh Thom, Willie Lawrence and Doug Cowie got through in the Triples. Alas Stewarty Barron and Scott Teviotdale lost out in the Pairs and Larry Gallacher, Jake Napier, Doug Skene and Wull Beattie were thrashed in the Fours.
The final game of the season sees Angus take on Ccity of Dundee at the Hill in what should be a feisty encounter.
Angus know only a big win can keep their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals alive. A packed hill should see an intriguing match.
There are still a few vacancies for this year’s tournament.
Forfar 2 Arbroath 5
5 G. Marshall D. Strachan 27
19 I. Donald D. Skene 13
12 J. Buist D. Spink 18
First time the club have ever won there in the Angus League and remain top of the table.
A home friendly against Brechin BC resulted in a win for Arbroath.
14 S. Simpson P. Grubb 16
19 I. Teviotdale A. McIntosh 7
Arbroath ladies played their first away game at Boyle Park which resulted in a fine win for Arbroath 33-12.
The Fours rink of H. Beattie, I. Ingram, S. Simpson and J. Webster went into an early lead against their opponents from Kirrie and cruised to a 21-6 win.
The 2-Bowl pair, F. Pearson and I. Teviotdale, won a hard fought game against Abbey by one shot 18-17.
Both teams go forward to semi-finals tonight (Friday).
Triple M. Smith, M. Thoms and T. McKay met Barnhill in the quarter-finals. This turned out to be a gritty, close fought game, but the Arbroath ladies managed to take the lead in the latter stages and held on to win.
They then met Pat Smith’s Newgate Triple in the semi-final and took an early lead and maintained it to win through to play in the District final to be played at Muirhead & Birkhill.
Angus League Division 2
Carnoustie v Lochlands
15 I. Riddle K. Moir 21
17 A. Gray W. Cargill 15
8 A. McKay J. Cargill 20
Lochlands v Balgay
16 R. Kidd I. McInnes 12
24 C. Blyth W. Sellars 10
27 J. Wynne H. Cochrane 7
14 M. Moir J. Kennedy 19
17 K. Moir D. Guthrie 20
Last week’s friendly was at home against Abbey and resulted in a win for Abbey by 24 shots to 36.
On Tuesday in the Angus and Perthshire competitions, Irene Farquhar travelled to Baxter Park to play in the singles against Rattray and won 21-17.
The fours team travelled to Dudhope and recorded a 19-13 victory over Kirriemuir.
Hope Paton 2 Lochlands 5
14 J. Dempsey D. Smith 16
16 S. Hale W. Cargill 10
15 H. Dunn K. Mair 16
Forfarshire Competitions 2014
The second round of the Forfarshire Competitions was played last Wednesday (June 11) when all the remaining Newgate teams made it to the third round.
In the singles Graham Skelton travelled to Logie and returned with a 21–10 victory. In the pairs Sye Pearson and Gary Davies were at home to Orchar Park and recorded a 19 -11 victory and the rinks were at home to Parkview when they came from behind to snatch victory in the last end after being one shot down and securing two shots to advance into round three.
They now join Sean Jarret in the Junior singles who had a bye in the last round to the third round games which are scheduled to be played on Wednesday (June 25).
Newgate were at home last Friday (June 13) to the team from Dudhope hoping to build on their points tally to maintain top position in the league. Early exchanges were evenly matched until the halfway mark when Newgate began to build a comfortable lead.
Dudhope came more into the game in the last few ends and with one rink left to play out their last end the difference was three shots in favour of Newgate. After the dust settled Newgate secured the points with a score of one shot on that last end to win overall by four shots.
This keeps Newgate on top position in the league closely followed by Carnoustie West End with only three shots separating the teams. The next two games are away from home with tonight (Friday) at Craigie and next Friday (June 27) at Brechin. Newgate will require to be on top form for these games as they are both capable of taking the honours on their own greens.
Newgate v Dudhope
17 P. Carnegie R. Urquhart 11
14 G. Fechlie M. Biondi 20
15 S. Sibley M. Thompson 11
The friendlies for Saturday were home and away to Baxter Park with home game being sponsored by M. and M. Fish Merchants.The home team scored a resounding victory while the away team suffered a slender defeat.
Newgate v Baxter Park
20 A. Smith E. Williamson 12
25 J. Spence I. Hutchison 13
28 W. Johnston T. Jenkins 12
21 F. Szatan J. Stewart 11
30 B. Reid T. Mountaine 11
Baxter Park v Newgate
15 A. Scott T. Pullar 29
21 B. Jones D. Perkins 10
28 S. Dunbar R. Webster 17
18 I. Philip M. Flynn 19
18 J.McTavish C. Cooper 18
The friendlies for tomorrow (Saturday) are home to Montrose and away to Stonehaven with the bus leaving at 1. 15 for a 2.30.p.m start.
The Seniors played last Monday (June 16). In the singles Eric Milne played Muirhead and Birkhill at Carnoustie in the pairs Bob Jackson played Strathmartine at Carnoustie West End in the triples Dave Hodgens, Harry Burnett and Jim Spence played Arbroath at the Abbey and in the fours Gibby Lawson, Ray Anderson, Tom Fraser and Alex Napier played Monifieth at Carnoustie.
The singles and pairs team failed to make the next round, while the triples got a walk over and the fours made it through by one shot. The next round is being played on Monday (June 23) when the triples are drawn to play Broughty Castle at Carnoustie and the fours are drawn to play Lochee at Carnoustie West End.
The Gents played last Tuesday (June 17) with Sean Jarret in the Junior Singles getting a bye Graham Fechlie in the Champion of Champions played Broughty at Carnoustie West End and Brian Reid, Tom Reid, Sandy Smith and Graeme Stewart in the fours played against Craigie at Carnoustie West End. Graham found himself well behind in the first half of the game but in the latter stages found his weight and length to forge ahead to reach the finishing line first and go forward to the next round next Tuesday (June 24). The fours never really got in their stride and failed to go forward into the next round losing 18 shots to 15. In the next round Graham plays Fairfield and Sean plays Arbroath at venues to be decided.
Last Tuesday (June 17) the Seniors visited Letham and returned having lost be four points to three after a heavy loss in one rink, drawing a rink and a slender win in the third rink. This form has put a severe dent in the effort to live up to last year’s league winning performance. On Tuesday (June 24) Newgate are at home to Canmore.
Last Wednesday (June 11) the ladies travelled to Edzell in a two rink friendly and found the green quite a challenge which resulted in an 18 shot defeat.
Edzell v Newgate
20 E. Watson K. Swan 6
14 V. Jones B. Park 10
On Friday (June 13) the pairs team of Ruth Ferguson and Pat Smith travelled to Craigie and played the ladies from Strathmartine .
The fours team of Barbara Park, Sharon Caird, Linda Cargill and May Hutcheson travelled to Monifieth and played the ladies from Broughty.
The pairs team were unfortunate to lose by three shots where the fours team were more successful to win by three shots after fighting back from 9-1 down. The triples team of Irene Hill , Kathleen Swan and Ann Cargill play tonight (Friday) in their second round tie.
The triples team of Irene Hill, Linda Cargill and Pat Smith played in the quarter-finals at the Abbey against Craigie on Sunday. The Newgate ladies played well and qualified for the semi-finals which were played that same afternoon against Arbroath . They were not so fortunate on this occasion after failing to advance into the final.
Angus and Perthshire
The pairs team of Isobel Johnstone and Linda Cargill played last night (Thursday) against Forfar at Brechin and also last night the triples team of Norma Spence, Kathleen Swan and Pat Smith played against Strathmartine at Barnhill.
Belle Smith Trophy
The ladies gather this Sunday at 10.a.m. for the round robin Belle Smith Trophy.
The next friendly scheduled for the ladies is on Wednesday (June 25) when they visit the ladies at Montrose.