Around the greens game competitions and fixtures

Abbey Club

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

40 62

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

109 98

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

96 141

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 Club

Angus Seniors


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)

Lochlands Club

Ladies’ section

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.

Bowls Scotland

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.

Lochlands BC

Angus League

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

49 59

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

45 44

Lochlands four points, Boyle Park three points.

Newgate Club

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.

Seniors League

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

Angus League

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

42 45

Tonight (Friday) Newgate travel to Canmore hoping to get back on the winning trail .

Saturday friendlies

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

155 75

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

69 82

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.

Nominated Triples

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.

Hutcheson Trophy

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.

Ladies’ section


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

25 23

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

27 27

The ladies played a two rink friendly at home against Lochlandsm on Wednesday.

Tayside Ladies

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