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Darts
Darts

Arbroath Artisan Golf Club: Saturday, May 31. Club Championship/James Kirk Qualifying Rd 2. Entry; 103 CSS; 70.

Scr - 5 S Graham 66; G Middleton 69 (Bih); J Howe 69.

6 - 9 G Skelly 75; C Robertson 77; G Shepherd 78 (Bih).

10 - 13 R Peter (12) 68; P Faconer (11) 69 (Bih); G Craig (11) 69 (Bih); B Robertson (13) 69.

14 + R Ross (23) 64; N Moseley (24) 67; J Ironside (14) 69 (Bih); B Mortimer (14) 69 (Bih).

Letham Grange Ladies: Bryant Greensomes, drawn partners, Glens Course, Friday, May 30 - 1, G. Wylie ands J. Beattie (20) 67. Buick Rosebowl and Summer Stableford, Old Course, June 3 - 1, D. Moffat (17) 30pts

Sunday, June 1. Sunday Sweep. Entry; 55 CSS; 68.

Scr - 12 D. Ironside (9) 66; Mathew Smith (12) 69 (Bih); D. Marnie (11) 69; S.A. Cargill (1) 69.

13 + J Ironside (17) 66; D. Christie (19) 67 (Bih); J. Paterson (20) 68; K. Gibson (14) 69 (Bih).

athletics

Report

Rachel Broadfoot of Arbroath & District Athletic Club, took part in the Youth Development League last Sunday at Queens Park Athletic stadium, Inverness.

She placed first in her three individual events, long jump, 70mH, and 75 m sprint, with some new personal bests, and helped the under-13 girls team to second place in the 4x100m relay.

Pigeon racing

Results

Five members of Inchcape Racing Club sent 56 birds, liberated at 6 a.m. on May 31 at Newark into a light west wind.

L. McKay 969.07, L. McKay 962.35, L. McKay 931.08, L. McKay 920.20, L. McKay 918.21, B. Main 853.09, C. and A. Carrie 846.74, W. Hamilton: 790.47.

Five members of the Arbroath Racing Pigeon Society sent 107 birds liberated at 6 a.m. on May 31 at Newark into a light west wind.

C. Cameron 993.52, C. Cameron 980.18, C. Cameron 980.07, K. Murphy 968.63, W. Dorward 886.15, J. Peebles 862.81.

BOXING

Arbroath Amateur Boxing Club

Dundee F.C. Social club was the venue for Arbroath junior boxer Haydn Hill’s final bout of the season. He faced Dundee ABC’s Ryan Sinclair in a contest that displayed the growing ability of a fast-developing young boxer.

From his pre-fight warm-up it was obvious Hill was in the zone. His concentration was spot on and from the first bell he took control of the contest. Stiff left jabs, fast right crosses, stinging left-hooks all landed on target. Switching attack from body to head and back again Hill was landing shots in three and four punch combinations, harrying Sinclair around the ring.

Gamely Sinclair tried to fight back and landed one or two good defensive counters in the second round. Hill shrugged of this minor irritation and using good footwork, created openings for more accurate attacks. Forcing Sinclair to a neutral corner Hill’s volume of body shots took their toll on his luckless opponent.

The final round saw Sinclair force the issue with a big effort, throwing punches which Hill calmly blocked and slipped before once more stamping his undoubted authority on his opponent. Stiff straight left leads rocked Sinclair’s head, the following three punches switching from head to body forcing him to cover up and back-pedal furiously. Hill, who never took a backward step the whole contest, kept up the pressure to the bell, walking down Sinclair, and landing with more three and four punch combinations.

There could only be one result and the three ringside judges awarded Hill an unanimous points verdict.

This was the best performance by this young boxer who, in his first season of competitive boxing, has improved in every contest, and if he continues in this vein Haydn Hill has a very bright future in his chosen sport.

DARTS

Scottish Masters

The Angus Qualifiers for this years Scottish Masters takes place on Friday (tonight) in Shotz Pool and Snooker Club, Arbroath

Entry is £5 and players can register between 7 to 7.30 p.m. Darts will start at 8 p.m.

Six men and three women will qualify to represent Angus at the Scottish Finals in Bannockburn on Saturday, June 14.

Finals Night

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Winter League shall come to a close with Finals Night being played at the Red Lion.

All those players who have qualified to take part should sign in between 6 and 6.30 p.m. with the intention being events starting with the Singles last 16 at 6.30 p.m.

Arbroath Masters 2014

Sponsored by Angus Trophy Centre

It’s Masters time again and this Monday night downstairs in the Cliffburn Hotel, 32 top players from around Angus will play in Premier League style matches on the night.

There will be 14 weeks of league nights with the 15th week being a Finals Day on Saturday. September 20.

New for 2014 is the team event which will see a night of knock-out team matches during week eight. Each league will team together to take on the other Leagues.

All players should register in The Cliffburn by 7.30 p.m. each Monday and all must pay an initial £5 registration on Monday.

Opening night fixtures:

Colin M Smith, Blue League - Michael Jones v Keith Law; Danny Willox v Barry Reid; Colin Watt v John Noble; Ian Jolly v Mark Wilkie.

Checkpoint Garage, Red League - Clive Jones v Graeme Finnie; Steve Green v Mike Elder; Alan Lillico v Jordan Soutar; Gus Cossans v Ally Forsyth.

Cliffburn Hotel, Green League - John Barr v Jamie Roy; Paul Fairnington v Henry Gray; Gordon Will v Jim Bowman; Kevin Whyte v Graeme Hamilton.

Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour, Yellow League - Alan Soutar v Derek Craig; Bob Beattie v James Bell; Bill Stirling v Jim Smith; Mark Thomson v Andy McEwan.

All matches will be a race to seven legs 501. For full details of the Arbroath Masters log onto the website: http://www.arbroathmasters.moonfruit.com

Dominoes

Results: Bowlers 5, St Tams 7; Porty 4, Newgate 8; Ram’s Heid 4, Corner Bar 8; Westport Bar 9, Foundry 3; Central 6, Burns Bar 6.

P W D L F A Pts

Bowlers 4 3 0 1 30 18 6

St Tams 4 3 0 1 27 21 6

Westport Bar 4 2 1 1 27 21 5

Newgate 4 2 0 2 25 23 4

Porty 4 2 0 2 24 24 4

Central 4 1 2 1 23 25 4

Corner 4 2 0 2 22 26 4

Ram’s Heid 4 2 0 2 22 26 4

Burns 4 1 1 2 23 25 3

Foundry 4 0 0 4 17 31 0

Fixtures: St Tams v Ram’s Heid; Newgate v Central; Foundry v Corner Bar; Westport Bar v Bwolers; Burns Bar v Porty. Results to be phoned to 07780 504108 on the night.

Swimming

Busy time for St Thomas

The past month has been another busy period for St Thomas swimmers chasing Scottish Squad performance times, Scottish National Age Group times and personal bests.

Recently at the new Olympia a strong contingent of St Thomas swimmers competed in the Midland District Distance meet.

Blythe Brown was on good form. She made her debut in the 800m freestyle and gained her selection times for Scottish Swimming’s Bronze squad.

Elle McMillan and Hannah Coull, who had collected all their Bronze squad times, took part in a range of different events to help prepare them for the upcoming Scottish National Age Group Championships. Elle made an impressive debut in the 400 Individual Medley and 1,500 Freestyle, while Hannah’s excellent racing in her 200m freestyle was good enough to earn a National consideration time.

Ashley Thomson set personal bests in her 200 freestyle and 100m butterfly. Her freestyle time was over a 2 second improvement.

Despite having a restricted training programme to exam commitments, Kirsten Duncan, Katie Phillips and Sarah Cummins raced and swam well all weekend. Kirsten set personal bests in her 100 and 200 breaststroke and 400m freestyle. Katie swam close to her personal bests in all her swims but she was at her best in the 100m butterfly where she broke the 1.05 barrier for the first time. Sarah competed strongly across all her events and set a new personal best in her 200 breaststroke.

Skye Redford and Sophie Smith continued their good form from the Scottish National Open Championships in April.

In the 1,500m freestyle event, Skye improved her time by over eight seconds. Skye also dug deep in her 100m freestyle taking just over a second from her personal best.

Sophie broke her own 400m and 1,500m freestyle Scottish Records and improved her 200m time by four seconds (just missing out on a clean sweep of Scottish records by .04). Sophie also improved her 200 and 400 IM by two and six seconds respectively.

The male swimmers were also on great form. George Cowan set personal bests in his 50, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, 200 and 400 IM and 200 breaststroke. George won medals in all his events and gained Scottish National Age Group Championship consideration times. Also in the 10-12 age group for boys, Cameron Craig and Robert Allan set personal best times. Robert smashed his personal bests in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 butterfly.

Significantly for Robert, his 200 butterfly time earned him a National Age Group consideration time. Cameron broke personal bests in his 400 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 400 IM. Cameron took 6 seconds off his backstroke time and a massive 16 seconds from his butterfly time.

In the 17 and over age group, Luke Shepherd and Taylor Young broke long-standing personal bests earning National consideration times in the process. Taylor improved his 100 butterfly and 50 and 100 freestyle times Continued on page 30

while Luke also set personal bests in 50, 100 and 200 freestyle demonstrating excellent racing skills. Mark picked up a silver in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly edging closer to the British Masters record in the butterfly.

Last weekend St Thomas swimmers travelled to the new Aberdeen Sports Village to take part in the final round of this year’s Grand Prix competitions.

Sophie Smith and Skye Redford continued their good form from the District Championships with some great racing skills. Sophie competed against Commonwealth Team members in the final 800m freestyle heat and was just outside her times in the 100 and 400 freestyle. Skye set a long course personal best in her 800m freestyle and was close to her personal best in the 400m.

Hannah Coull made her debut at a Grand Prix event and she set long course personal bests in the 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley. Her 400 IM was a very impressive swim where Hannah demonstrated much improved technique.

Also making his debut in the Grand Prix George Cowan raced the 100 and 200 fly and 400 freestyle. George set long course personal bests in his 100 fly and 400 freestyle and was just outside his 200 fly time. His 400 freestyle was superbly paced with excellent turns and a strong final 50m. This was excellent racing experience for both George and Hannah as they look forward to competing in their first Scottish National Age Groups at the end of this month. .

Ashley Thomson, despite recovering from illness, was close to most of her long course personal bests. She demonstrated some impressive racing skills and dug deep to ensure good finishes in her races. Heather Ingram was on good form setting an impressive personal best in her 50m backstroke and 200m breaststroke. She finished second in her backstroke heat. This was a busy weekend for Heather as she was also competing in the Montrose Triathlon where she won her category.

Katie Phillips was on fantastic form all weekend. On Friday Katie made the finals of the 50m backstroke and butterfly. Her butterfly time was again quicker than British Championship time. On Saturday Katie made the final of the 100m backstroke taking two seconds off her long course personal best and she also set a personal best in the 100 freestyle: just missing out on breaking the minute. Katie saved the best until last on the Sunday evening with a wonderful swim in the 100m butterfly ‘A’ final taking a second off her personal best and placing 9th overall in the event.