Around the greens

Abbey Club

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

74 104

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

62 87

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 Club



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

79 76

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

68 109

Angus League

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

50 42

Scottish Championships

Both singles and triples won through to the next round. The pairs and fours games were called off due to weather.

Lochlands Club

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.

Newgate Club

Bowls Scotland

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.

Angus League

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

65 54

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.

Saturday friendlies

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

81 135

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

115 95

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.

Pend Trophy

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.

Senior League

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

48 42

On Tuesday (May 22), Newgate are at home to Montrose.

Barclay Cup

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 .

Ladies’ section

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.

Bowls Scotland

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.