On Thursday evening in the quarter finals of the Scottish heats, Abbey were successful in the under-25s and also the gents’ singles, for the under-25s.
Declan Johnston had a comfortable 21-9 win over Forfar’s Lee Smith but Robert Matthew had to fight for his victory as he defeated Brechin’s Taylor Wood 21-18. Robert and Declan played each other in the semi-finals at Muirhead & Birkhill yesterday (Thursday).
In the gents singles, Malcolm Anderson is also in the semi-finals as he won 21-17 against Muirhead & Birkhill. He played his tie at Abbey yesterday (Thursday).
Friday night’s Angus League game was away to Letham where for the first time this year the weather was perfect for bowling and a pleasure for the travelling support who basked in the sunhine as they watched their team record another win, defeating the homesters 62-40.
The Abbey players, however, know there are no easy games in the second division and are taking nothing for granted as they strive to get back into the first division.
Letham v Abbey
13 I. Ritchie M. Anderson 23
14 T. Aitcheson J.K. Paterson 18
13 M. AndrewsK. Tosh 21
Club fixtures this week were away to Carnoustie West End , and at home to Arbroath B/C. Abbey were well beaten in both games.
Carnoustie WE v Abbey
28 B. Torrie R. Webster 18
24 M. BlackJ. Prouse 21
19 R. Gowans A. Burnett 19
15 K. McIntyre T. Mill 27
23 R. Brown J.K. Paterson 13
Abbey v Arbroath
9 T. Coull J. Bogue 30
15 D. Middleton J. Glen 24
17 P. Speirs G. Mathieson 22
12 G. Addison D. Cowie 25
19 J.S. Paterson K. Southern 23
24 J. Crichton C. Coull 17
The ladies have played their Championship fours semi-finals which resulted in a win for Emma Philip’s rink which deafeated Helen Calder’s team 18-8. In the other game, a close fought match was won by Kathleen Gordon 14-13 against Eli Marnie.
In the Ladies’ Senior Scottish Fours, the team skipped by Emma Philip won 16-9 against Lochlands at Arbroath Bowling Club. The other team skipped by Margaret Croll was narrowly beaten 10-8 by Kirriemuir at Broughty.
The Ladies have played the final of the Alice Laing Triples which was won by Ely Marnie, May Smith and Sheila Geddes who defeated Ann Burnett, Ella Moss and Davina McGregor 19-6.
On Sunday Abbey’s representatives in the Barnhill invitation were Syd Smith, Tom Mill, Dave Wilson and Ron Wilson who reached the final without losing a game only to be defeated by an excellent display of bowls from the team representing Dundee city.
In the Seniors’ Angus League, Abbey lost their second game 5-2 to Brechin Parkview.
Arbroath v Hope Paton
17 D. Spink R. Blacklaws 9
13 J. Glen S. Hales 13
16 D. Strachan J. Dempsey 10
46 (six pts) 32 (one)
The ladies’ midweek friendly was played at home against Hope Paton. Lochlands ladies won by a single shot, as the rink skipped by M. Wilson won 17-12 and M. Moir’s rink lost 13-17.
On Sunday morning M. Wilson travelled to Strathmartine to play Muirhead & Birkhill in the Bowls Scotland singles and won 21-16. In the afternoon her next opponent was from Hope Paton who won 21-16.
The fours team headed to Carnoustie to play Strathmartine and lost 14-18.
On Monday the senior fours semi-final was against Abbey B at Arbroath Bowling Club which Abbey won 16-9.
The club played host to Lochee on Friday:
Lochlands v Lochee
15 R. Wilson W. Milne 21
17 H. Furye J. Milne 13
17 K. Moir I. Smith 25
Lochee won two points
Angus Senior League
Lochlands v Boyle Park
12 W. Cargill G. Galbraith 12
18 W. Keillor D. Christie 19
15 P. Gersok F. Findlay 13
Lochlands four points, Boyle Park three points.
The Newgate team of Gibby Lawson, Gerry Mould, Jim Butler and Brian Sibley travelled to Broughty last Wednesday afternoon and recorded a comfortable 21-12 win over Kirriemuir in the Barclay Cup competition.
They returned on Wednesday for the second round against Longforgan.
The club rinks semi-finals were played off last Wednesday evening. The team of John McIlhatton, Brian Sibley, Scott Sibley and Alex Napier won through to the final against the other successful team of Jim Ramsay, Alfie Baird, Mike Flynn and Tom Reid .
The preliminary round of the club triples competition starts on Wednesday (June 5). Members are asked to check the notice board to see if they are involved.
On Thursday in the Bowls Scotland pairs, the Newgate team of Eric Milne and Alan Low made the journey to Maryfield where their interest in this year’s competition ended with a 21-7 defeat from the pair from Canmore.
The Forfarshire prelimimnary rounds got underway on Wednesday this week with Sean Jarret playing at home in the junior singles against Abbey and the Newgate rink of Gerry Mould, Brian Robertson, Willie Johnston and Billy Sturrock travelling to play Orchar Park.
On Tuesday, the seniors travelled to Letham where they scored wins in two rinks and a draw in the other to win the game by six points to one
On Tuesday (June 4) they are at home to Canmore
Newgate played host on Friday to joint Angus League leaders Carnoustie West End and found themselves involved in a close contest in which the visitors secured the points on the last end by three shots.
Newgate v Carnoustie WE
9 G. Fechlie M. Stewart 18
15 D.C. Swankie D. McGill 19
18 S. Sibley R. Burnett 8
Tonight (Friday) Newgate travel to Canmore hoping to get back on the winning trail .
On Saturday, Newgate recorded two comfortable wins, one at home to Strathmartine and the other away to Balgay. The home game was sponsored by M & M .Smith, Fish Merchant.
Newgate v Strathmartine
33 B.Reid C. Donaldson 10
25 D. Spalding I. Renwick 10
30 A. Caird S. Whyte 12
19 T. Reid J. Hird 15
17 F.R. Milne G.Culross 13
31 B. Sibley D.J. Perkins 15
Balgay v Newgate
18 J. Hastie R. Webster 21
20 S. Livingstone A. Napier 25
16 W. Greig E. Martin 22
15 D. Guthrie J. Spence 14
The friendlies for tomorrow (Saturday) are at home to Lochee, sponsored by the Golden Haddock Fish and Chip Shop, and away to Abbey. Both games commence at 2.30. p.m.
Renny Tailyour Trophy
The Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith on Tuesday played Friockheim at home in the first round of the Renny Tailyour Trophy competition.The Newgate team, holders of the trophy, was keen to regain the title.
Friockheim started the better team taking a 7-0 lead after three ends. Newgate came more into the game as it progressed and finished up 23-15 winners. In the next round they play either Hillside or Inch.
The Nominated Triples competition takes place on Sunday (June 2) with a 10 a.m. start. Members are asked to please check the notice board for the draw and start times.
Primary pupils at Newgate
To encourage the younger generation into the sport of bowls, the Newgate Club has invited Warddykes Primary School to attend on a Thursday afternoon when members will teach pupils the basic rules and etiquette. This will continue over the next five weeks.
On Monday evening (June 3) in the first round of the Hutcheson Trophy the Newgate team of Davy Spalding, Eric Martin, Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper travel to play against Parkview.
On Thursday the ladies travelled to Monifieth for a two-rink friendly and lost out by two shots.
Monifieth v Newgate
13 S. Mitchell R. Ferguson 13
12 M. Lorimer B. Park 10
On Tuesday, the ladies played a two-rink friendly at home against Carnoustie West End. After losing heavily in one rink and winning convincingly in the other, the game ended up in friendly draw.
Newgate v Carnoustie WE
20 P. Smith J. Stewart 8
7 A. Johnston F. Brown 19
The ladies played a two rink friendly at home against Lochlandsm on Wednesday.
Barbara Park travelled to Carnoustie on Friday to play Monifieth in the Tayside Ladies singles and lost out to her opponent who was in fine form. The pairs team of Pat Smith and Margaret Cargill had a fruitless journey to Strathmartine to find out that their opponents, Dudhope, had previously scratched from the competition.
The triples team of Linda Cargill, Kathleen Swan and Isobel Anderson travel to Carnoustie tonight (Friday) to play Broughty and the rinks team of Irene Hill, Agnes Szatan, Brenda Jackson and Sharon Caird will face Dudhope at Craigie.
On Sunday in the Bowls Scotland singles, Margaret Cargill travelled to Canmore to play the lady from Parkview and recorded a comfortable victory to advance into the next round. It will be played on Sunday, June 9, at Carnoustie West End. On the same Sunday, Newgate host Bowls Scotland singles with four rinks in the morning and two in the afternoon.
In the Angus and Perthshire singles on Tuesday, Pat Smith travels to Edzell to play the lady from Forfar. On the same date the rinks team of Kathleen Swan, Mary Cossans, Sharon Caird and Irene Hill travel to Barnhill to play Fairfield . On Thursday (June 6) the triples team of Linda Cargill, Carolann Heron and Betty Hodson play the second round at Broughty Castle against Craigie
The ladies will gather on Friday (June 7) to compete for the Cameron Trophy which starts at 2 p.m. Ladies intending to compete please report to the clubrooms by 1.30 p.m.
Angus Seniors League
Results from Tuesday, May 28 - Monifieth 47 (7pts), Montrose 31 (0pts); Canmore 52 (7pts) Carnoustie 31 (0pts); Arbroath 46 (6pts), Hope Paton 32 (1pt); Letham 29 (1pt), Newgate 49 (6pts); Parkview 47 (5pts), Abbey 35 (2pts); Lochlands 45 (4pts), Boyle Park 44 (3pts).
Angus Senior League
P W D L Pts Sh
Monifieth 4 4 0 0 28 +86
Newgate 5 5 0 0 28 +74
Abbey 5 3 0 2 21 +31
Arbroath 5 2 0 3 19 +12
Carnoustie 5 3 0 2 18 -2
Lochlands 5 3 0 2 16 +15
Letham 5 3 0 2 16 -5
Canmore 4 2 0 2 16 -7
Boyle Park 4 2 0 2 15 -27
Hope Paton 4 1 0 3 12 +13
Montrose 5 1 0 4 7 -63
Parkview 4 1 0 3 5 -57
CarnWE 4 0 0 4 5 -62