ON THURSDAY in the Scottish heats there were a few call-offs and rearranged ties due to the heavy rain which left many of the Angus greens unplayable. Abbey Bowling Club’s under-25 representitive, Keiran Ross, was scheduled to play at Montrose but due to flooding the game was moved to Newgate where he had a good 21-19 win against Brechin’s Scott Burnett.
In the pairs, Jim Arthur and Bob Tosh had to endure terrible conditions at Parkview and lost to Montrose by nine shots. The triples and fours were cancelled and rearranged for Monday when the triple of Doug Lundie, Billy McDonald and Peter Speirs beat Forfar 16-12. Unfortunately Abbey’s four, of Tom McIntosh, Jim Taylor, John Prouse and Doug Petrie came up against a strong Kirrie side and went out by 17-5 .
Friday night’s Angus League game was away to Carnoustie West End which Abbey lost by 10 shots. Also on Friday, the ‘Hat Nights’ are proving popular and are being well attended by members.
Saturday’s fixtures were at home to Kirriemuir and away against Strathmartine, with Abbey losing at home and winning away.
Abbey v Kirriemuir
18 D. Middleton G. Ballyguard 19
19 J. Prouse R. Milne 15
14 D. Wilson K. Smith 23
13 D. Petrie L. Neave 25
10 B. Tosh J. Watson 22
Strathmartine v Abbey
16 T. Howson J. Paterson 27
21 J. Bess D. Whitton 16
10 A. Mann J. Lowson 24
15 C. Clark K. Tosh 20
Sunday was the day for the ladies’ under-25 Scottish heats held at Lochee. Representing Abbey was Caitlin Waddilove who beat players from Parkview and Craigie to reach the final where she lost to Stanley 21-15. Also on Sunday at the club the Aidan Cuthill competition was held with 19 pairs taking part. The section winners made the-semi finals, those being Mari Welsh and Ella Webster who were beaten by Tony Hunt and Burnett Taylor, and Lynn Whammond and John Prouse lost to Margaret Fraser and Fred Cook who went on to win the competition 6-5.
On Monday afternoon Abbey played host to the Tweed Valley touring team. Twelve mixed rinks took part resulting in a 6 shot victory for the guests.
Tuesday saw the seniors take the short trip to Dishlandtown Street to take on Arbroath in the Seniors Angus League. Abbey struggled but were relieved to win one game, losing five points to two.
Arbroath v Fairfield
18 D. Reid D. Stewart 15
21 D. Nicholson R. Russell 19
27 D. Anderson J.R. Duncan 16
13 W. Lawrence I. McNicoll 26
Arbroath v Kinnoull
11 E. Scott G. McGregor 24
14 J. Glen P. Clark 20
18 E. Eaton F. Gilling 13
19 J. White B. Angus 16
6 C. Coull D. Rougvie 36
The maroons made it two out of two on Friday with a dogged eight-shot victory over a strong Dudhope side. In a high quality match it was only in the latter stages the game was decided. It was great to see a big crowd turn out and both sets of players responded accordingly.
Tonight (Friday), ‘the super maroons’, as they are being tagged, travel to Forfar hoping to maintain their 100 per cent record intact and further their title credentials.
Arbroath v Dudhope
10 G. Stewart R. Barlow 13
15 P. Carnegie R.Urquhart 16
25 N. Herron M. Thompson 13
Both singles and triples won through to the next round. The pairs and fours games were called off due to weather.
LOCHLANDS returned to Division Three of the Angus League by recording a narrow victory over Dundee club, Balgay.
Lochlands v Balgay
14 R. Wilson J. Mackie 18
17 H. Furye G. Haddin 13
18 W. Cargill A. Hutchison 11
49 (2 points) (0 pts) 42
Angus Senior League
Lochlands achieved a comfortable 5-2 away victory over Monifieth in the Angus Senior League.
Monifieth v Lochlands
9 P. Brodie P. Gersok 13
14 J. lorimer W. Cargill 16
26 B. Hogan D. Smith 6
49 (2 pts) (5 pts) 35
Scottish Bowling Association
Both rinks from Lochlands made it through to the third round of the District 4 Scottish Bowling Association Senior Rinks Championships.
The A team of Ally Whyte, Alan Suttie, Ron Johnstone and Bill Cargill defeated local rivals Abbey B 16-10 and now play Maryfield B at Letham.
The B team of Dave Brown, Bryant Masson, Dave Smith and Paul Gersok defeated Monifieth B 16-7. The travel to Carnoustie to play Criaguie in the next round.
Both ties are on Monday (May 21) at 2 p.m.
THE FIRST round of the Bowls Scotland area competition took place on Thursday. Results for Newgate teams were as follows.
Junior singles - Raymond Murray played at Carnoustie against Fairfield and lost 21-3; singles - Paul Martin played at Arbroath against Broughty Castle and won 21-9. He now plays Broughty at Canmore; pairs - Dougal Dargie and Alan Low played Hillcrest at Monifieth and won 20-11. They now play Balgay or Monifieth at Fairfield; triples - Gerry Mould, Dave Spalding and Alex Napier lost to Lochee at Carnoustie West End 17-9; fours - Eric Milne, Brian Sibley Tom Pullar and Billy Sturrock won 19-10 against Monifieth at Carnoustie. They now play Letham at Abbey.
The second round of the competition was played last night (Thursday).
Senior fours - Dave Hodgens, Ian Teviotdale, Jim Spence and Mike Flynn played on Monday against Broughty Castle at Carnoustie and lost 15-5.
Newgate continued their winning form at home against Broughty on Friday evening with an 11-shot victory. In the early stages of the game Newgate were playing well and found themselves with a 20-shot advantage over their opponents leading up to the half way mark. Broughty improved in the second half of the game winning one rink and cutting Newgate’s lead to an overall win of 11 shots.
Newgate v Broughty
28 S. Sibley I. Dorricot 21
27 G. Fechlie D. Binnie 11
10 D. Swankie M. Watson 22
Tonight (Friday), Newgate are at home against Montrose which should be a close encounter as both teams have won their first two games. Players are asked to check team selection and report for 6.p.m.
On Saturday the friendlies were home and away to Craigie and both teams suffered convincing defeats. The home game was sponsored by The Golden Haddock.
Newgate v Craigie
12 M. Flynn A. Brown 26
19 T. Pullar T. Hume 19
5 A. Smith G. Nixon 34
11 B. Reid S. Swann 21
22 F.R. Milne G. Gray 12
12 G. Davies R. Collie 23
Craigie v Newgate
19 A. Murray S. Pearson 18
14 J. Philip A. Caird 16
22 J. Morrison W. Johnston 14
16 N. Wyllie E. Martin 20
21 S. Clarke G. Skelton 15
23 J. Reilly D. Spalding 12
Tomorrow (Saturday) the friendly fixtures are at home to Monifieth and away to Fairfield . The home game is sponsored by Swankies Taxis. Both games start at 2.p.m. with the away team bus leaving at 1 p.m.
This two bowl singles competition for the Pend Trophy takes place on Sunday (May 20). Members please check the notice board for draw and start times. First round games will start at 10.a.m.
Newgate travelled to Carnoustie West End last Tuesday and came home with their tails between their legs after losing by two rinks to one and by six shots overall.
Carnoustie WE v Newgate
14 D. Adam J. Spence 11
12 W. Keillor T. Pullar 20
22 A. Adam H. Burnett 11
On Tuesday (May 22), Newgate are at home to Montrose.
The Barclay Cup fours competition at Broughty Bowling Club starts on Wednesday (May 23). The team representing Newgate against Arbroath comprises Bob Spence, Brian Sibley, Ken Swan and Tom Pullar .
Tonight (Friday), Pat Smith represents Newgate in the Tayside Ladies’ Singles playing against Broughty at Carnoustie.
In the fours, Kathleen Swan, Janice Robertson, May Hutcheson and Carolann Herron face Brechin at Balgay. Also tonight, Newgate will host the fours game between Monifieth and Broughty.
On Sunday (May 20), the Bowls Scotland competition starts with the following representing Newgate.
Singles - Margaret Cargill plays Muirhead & Birkhill at Broughty; pairs - Pat Smith and Carolann Herron play Arbroath at Craigie; senior fours - Isobel Anderson, Barbara Park, Betty Hodson and Irene Hill play Lochlands at Maryfield.
On Thursday (May 24), the pair of Barbara Park and Betty Hodson play Baxter Park at Monifieth in the Angus and Perthshire competition.
The ladies continue their friendly fixtures with a home game against Monifieth on Thursday (May 24).
Angus Senior League
RESULTS for games played on Tuesday are as follows: Hope Paton 2, Letham 5; Carnoustie 2, Canmore 5; Monifieth 2, Lochlands 5; Boyle Park 5, Parkview 2; Carnoustie WE 5, Newgate 2; Arbroath 5, Abbey 2; Montrose 1, Brechin 6.
Leading positions after four games: Brechin - 23pts +53 shots; Carnoustie WE - 21pts +18; Abbey - 20pts +57; Letham - 19pts +24; Montrose - 19pts +14.