A good day’s bowling was enjoyed by all as Abbey seniors played their annual fixture away to Fairfield Bowling Club who won 57-50.
Fairfield v Abbey
14 J.R. Duncan J. Lowson 13
14 B. Thornton T. Mill 9
14 R. Valentine D. Whitton 11
15 I. McNicol J. Arthur 17
The district finals of the Scottish were held at Brechin on Thursday evening. Abbey’s interest lay in the under-25s, with Declan Johnston playing against Lee Clark from Kirriemuir. Declan struggled to get his weight right and Lee punished him for it as he went on to win 21-7.
Friday’s Angus League game was away to Craigie BC who are top of the league. Everyone expected it to be a struggle and they were right as Craigie went on to win 61-32
Craigie v Abbey
20 V.Stewart M, Anderson 9
17 K. Brunton K, Tosh 15
24 G. Harrison J.K. Paterson 8
There was only one fixture on Saturday which was at home against Broughty Bowling Club which Abbey lost 99-94.
Abbey v Broughty
26 D. Petrie A. Cameron 7
23 T. Coull G. Adam 21
16 R. Wilson G. Spence 21
9 D. Middleton L. Kinnear 20
23 R. Webster G. Brown 15
13 B. Tosh I. Dorricot 15
The ladies’ midweek fixture was against Forfar in which Margaret Croll’s rink was beaten 16-13 and the other rink skipped by Eli Marnie won 15-11 winning the game for Abbey 28-27.
In the quarter-finals of the Scottish singles Kath Gordon was defeated 21-19 by Monifieth. Playing in the fours, Margaret Croll, Mabel Main, Joyce Mathieson and Emma Philip lost 17-16 to Canmore.
In the second round of the Angus and Perthshire heats in the pairs, Irene Eaton and Mabel Main won 19-10 against Montrose. There was also a win in the triples as Marie Welsh, Joyce Mathieson and Margaret Croll won 12-9 over Fairfield. Emma Philip got a walkover against Balgay.
The play-offs in the District 5 under-25s were held at Forfar on Sunday. Representing Abbey was Caitlin Waddilove who won her semi final 21-19 against Kimberly Bruce from Craigie. In the final she played Lindsay Myles from Stanley BC. At 11-4 down, Caitlin fought back to draw the game 17-17. Lindsay got a three followed by a one for Caitlin before Lindsay went on to win 21-18.
This week’s Angus League game was at home against Canmore which Abbey won 43-36 and by five points to two.
Abbey v Canmore
13 R, Wilson A. Dick 14
15 C. McKay B. Stewart 10
15 B. Tosh D. Cairns 12
The first rounds of the seniors’ Angus competitions were held on Monday. In the pairs, Bob Skea and Ron Wilson won 16- 12 against Carnoustie West End. The triple of John Prouse, Jim Crichton and Dave Whitton lost 14-11 to Parkview and Len McGregor, Alan French, Bob Tosh and Jim R. Cargill won 21- 9 against Kirriemuir in the fours. Another victor was Burnett Taylor who defeated Newgate 21-16 in the singles
The first round of the Angus competitions was held on Tuesday evening with a clean sheet for Abbey as Malcolm Anderson had a walkover in the Champion of Champions, Ali Burnett had a bye in the singles, Tom Mill and Luke Waddilove won 17-14 against Parkview in the pairs, Brian Johnston, Tom Coull and J.K. Paterson beat Forfar 15-9 in the triples, and in the fours Neil Paton, Declan Johnston, Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur won 19-18 against Newgate.
The following were successful in getting through last week’s rounds in the Abbey Open and should report for a 12 noon start - G. Milne v C. Cooper; R. Wilson v C. McKay; D. Wilson v K. Smith; and J. Arthur v G, Ross.
Please arrive 15 minutes before start time.
Arbroath v Montrose
10 C. Coull A N. Other 20
D. Skeane D. Lawrence 26
E. Eaton A. Newman 16
D. Harvey A. Christison 18
Kirriemuir v Arbroath
20 G. Taylor D. Cowie 13
21 J. McRitchie J. Bogue 9
20 C. Sutherland W. Lawrence 7
21 R. Milne E. Scott 16
16 P. Coulthard J. Glen 11
On a sun drenched Newgate green the local derby started with the Maroons calling all the shots. In fact if it had been a boxing match the referee would have stopped it early.
But as the game wore on the home side came storming back and for a few ends they threatened to produce a big shock. Alas, it was not to be and the league champions eased away to in the end win by a comfortable 15 shots, 59-44.
Both sides gave there all in what was a fierce derby, but for the Maroons’ players and supporters it doesn’t get much better than winning at your local rivals’ home green. Tonight (Friday), a beleaguered Montrose arrive at the Hill and the Maroons now know that of they win their three remaining games it will be back to back titles.
Congratulations go to Graeme Stewart for winning the District Singles on Thursday, thus qualifying for Ayr. This is the third time in four years Graeme has travelled to Ayr and hopefully he can produce the form he is in at the moment on the big stage.
Angus Seniors League
Results from Tuesday: Carnoustie 50 (6pts), Montrose 27 (1pt); Carnoustie WE 27 (0pts), Arbroath 59 (7pts); Newgate 50 (7pts), Monifieth 34 (0pts); *Boyle Park scr, Parkview w/o; Abbey 43 (5pts), Canmore 36 (2pts); Hope Paton 48 (5 pts), Letham 33 (2pts).
* Boyle Park deducted two points; Parkview awarded five points +6 shots.
Carnoustie WE v Arbroath
9 A. Adam D. Strachan 7
11 A. Fyffe D. Spink 20
7 D. Byars J. Glen 18
Angus and Perthshire
Last Tuesday Marian Wilson travelled to Letham to play in the singles and went down 21-8 to the lady from Monifieth.
On Thursday the pairs team of Joyce Smith and Sheena Urquhart travelled to Carnoustie to play against Strathmartine and won 17-11. The he triples team of Mary Barrie, Helen Taylor and Mardi Moir were beaten 17-15 by Perth West End.
On Sunday the triples team of Mary Barrie, Ethel Thomson and Steph Smith headed to Broughty Castle to play in the quarter-finals, but lost 20-6 to Maryfield.
The local Angus League derby between Newgate and Arbroath kicked off in brilliant sunshine on Friday and it was Arbroath who took the early initiative, building up a comfortable lead over the three rinks.
Newgate rallied half way through the game and caused some concern in the Arbroath ranks when they clawed the score back to within one shot. However, Arbroath finished the stronger and won by 15 shots.
Newgate v Arbroath
11 G.Fechlie G. Stewart 29
20 S.Sibley D. Burnett 17
16 A. Smith P. Carnegie 16
Tonight (Friday), Newgate are away to Dudhope hoping to improve on the recent run of poor results.
On Saturday the friendlies were home and away with Canmore with the home game sponsored by David Mackay, Funeral Directors. Canmore were the victors on both occasions winning narrowly at Newgate and convincingly at Canmore.
Newgate v Canmore
19 G. Davies G. Anderson 23
24 D. Spalding S. Cairns 26
14 C. Plawecki D. Stephen 24
20 A. Caird A. Carnegie 16
26 W. Sturrock D. Bruce 11
19 B. Sibley D. Cairns 28
Canmore v Newgate
22 I. Stewart G. Fechlie 11
13 T. Robertson A.Low 21
24 B. Edwards A. Napier 22
25 W. Stewart R. Webster 21
24. D. Makoski G. Skelton 16
26 W. Stephen D. Perkins 15
Tomorrow (Saturday) the friendly games are home and away with Baxter Park with the home game sponsored by Ian Teviotdale. The away team bus leaves at 1.p.m. for a 2 p.m. start.
Last Tuesday, Newgate seniors entertained their counterparts from Monifieth. This was a top of the table clash in which Newgate came out trumps by winning all three rinks and by seven points to nil.
Newgate v Monifieth
23 T. Pullar A. Brankin 10
13 A. Napier D. Russell 12
14 F.R. Milne D. Mitchell 12
Next week Newgate are away to Montrose.
The married pairs competition takes place on Sunday (June 16). Members are asked to check the notice board for the draw and start times.
The seniors started the first round of this season’s Angus Championships on Monday. In the singles, Brian Sibley played Abbey at Arbroath; Bob Jackson and Mike Flynn played Montrose in the pairs at Abbey; in the triples, Phil Szatan, Bob Spence and Ken Swan played Montrose at Brechin, and the Newgate rink of Harry Burnett, Dave Hodgens, Jim Spence and Dave Perkins played Lochee at Barnhill. Only the rinks team survived the first round. They now go forward to the next round to be played on Monday (June 17) at Broughty against Strathmartine.
The gents started the first round on Tuesday with Graham Fechlie facing Hope Paton at Montrose in the Champion of Champions, in the singles, Eric Martin played Lochee at Broughty, the Newgate pair of Charlie Cooper and Scott Sibley faced Lochlands at Abbey, the triple of Sye Pearson, Paul Martin and Alex Napier played Lochlands at Arbroath and in the rinks event, Dave Spalding, Brian Reid, Tom Pullar and Sandy Smith played Abbey at Lochlands. Only Graham Fechlie with a bye and the triples made it to the second round. Graham has another bye and the triples now play Abbey at a venue to be decided.
On Wednesday the second round of the Forfarshire was played with Graham Skelton at home to Arbroath in the singles. The pairs team of Gary Davies and Sye Pearson played away to Lochlands. The triples team of John Stirling, Grant Ross and Ron Webster played at home with Parkview.
Last night (Thursday) the Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith travelled to the Inch to play the second round of the Renny Tailyour Trophy competition. On Thursday (June 20) in the second round, the Newgate team of Davy Spalding, Eric Martin Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper play at home against Boyle Park.
The two-bowl singles Cameron Trophy competition was played on Friday afternoon when in the final Margaret Cargill took the honours over Carolann Herron in a closely fought contest
Last Wednesday the Angus and Perthshire triples team of Carolann Herron, Betty Hodson and Linda Cargill travelled to Broughty Castle where they lost out by one shot to the ladies from Craigie.
In the Bowls Scotland singles on Sunday, Margaret Cargill travelled to Carnoustie West End to play the lady from Kirriemuir and made it to the next round.
In the afternoon she met the on form lady from Dudhope and failed to make it through to the semi-finals.
On Wednesday the ladies entertained the ladies from Edzell in a two rink friendly.
Tonight (Friday) the Ladies’ Tayside pairs team of Pat Smith and Margaret Cargill travel to Carnoustie to play the ladies from Forfar.