ABBEY Bowling Club’s weekend fixtures were away to Broughty Castle and at home against Whitefields Bowling Club from Glasgow. Both matches culminated in victory for Abbey.:
Broughty Castle v Abbey
10 J. Christie A. French 24
20 N. Heenan J. Paterson 13
9 J. Adam T. Mill 17
16 T. Welsh R. Wilson 15
Abbey v Whitefields
14 R.A. Skea A. Campbell 16
7 D. Petrie M. Law 18
14 D. Wilson T. Dealey 13
25 J. Lowson G. McMullen 8
19 B. Tosh A. Stewart 15
9 K. Banham W. Bisset 11
Winners of the married pairs competition on Sunday were Ann and Ali Burnett who were one shot adrift at 6-5 against Margaret and Ian Croll going into the last end. In the closing stages of the final end Ali drew the shot and with his last bowl rested on his own bowl for the two needed to take the game 7-6.
There was drama in the semi-finals of the mixed pairs competition. Billy McDonald and Helen Ross saw their 10-3 lead turn into a 16-12 defeat as Joyce Wilson and Jim S. Paterson rallied late on. There was a similar story in the other game as Jean Grahame and Brian Johnston could do nothing to prevent their 11-5 lead being pulled back by Lynn Whammond and Jim Arthur who went on to win 17-13.
The final of the men’s pairs event was contested by Ron Ritchie and Bob Tosh who came up against an on form pair in Bob Skea and Ron Wilson. The latter pair took control of the game from the start, going on to win 19-7.
Three of the club youngsters - Kayle Ross, Kieran Ross and Caitlin Waddilove - took part in the SYBA Scottish trials at Glen Carse Bowling Club on Saturday.
Head coach Ali Burnett accompanied them and reported that all played well.
Abbey ladies held the final of the Mae Knox singles on Tuesday evening when Ella Moss and Davina McGregor provided an exciting game in which neither player was able to gain any great lead over the other. Twice in the closing stages Davina was lying game only to see Ella draw the shot to take the match to 20-19 after 28 ends. In the last end Davina was lying shot and this time Ella failed to counter and lost 21-19.
Angus Top Five
THE MAROONS started their defence of the Angus Top Five title with a 3-2 away victory to Hillcrest.
With a slight change to their title winning side and on a tricky green, the Maroons just sneaked through. Retaining a title is always harder and with the Top Ten competition running at the same time, these are busy times for the Maroons’ top flight players.
Tonight (Friday), the club singles final between Paul Carnegie and Graham Stewart will be played as will the club triples final between E. Scott and D. Strachan’s teams.
Both finals should be highly competitive and with a 6.30 p.m. start a large crowd is anticipated.
The Maroons send out three sides looking to compete strongly in the Three Counties competition.
THE CLUB singles final was held on Thursday between Sylvia Simpson and Leanne Furye.
This turned out not to be Leanne’s night and Sylvia forged ahead to win handsomely. She will now represent the club in the Town Championships to be held at Abbey on Thursday (August 16).
Last Friday’s Angus League tie turned out to be a gritty, hard fought game at Abbey with the home team taking an early lead and the Arbroath ladies having to fight to keep in touch. In a close-fought contest, Abbey won by only two shots.
MIXED triples friendly:
Balgay v Lochlands
14 S. Livingstone J. Cargill 30
13 W. Campbell W. Cargill 24
17 B. Kerr Ron Johnston 22
19 J. Mackie P. Gersok 16
13 W. Wood June Johnston 20
TOMORROW (Saturday) the Three Counties Competition in which three rinks from clubs within Angus, Fife and Perthshire play 21 ends against each other at neutral venues.
To win the competition, all three rinks require to win and the club with highest shots total over the three rinks wins the competition. Newgate last won the event in 2009.
Representing Newgate this year are Jim Butler, Sye Pearson, Harry Cargill and Davy Spalding who play Cupar at Errol; Graham Skelton, Eric Martin, Sandy Smith and Forbes Szatan who play Aberdour at St Andrews; and Ron Heenan, Alex Napier, Graham Fechlie and Tom Reid who play Lundin Links at Thornton
On Saturday there was only a home friendly with Barnhill which was sponsored by Arbroath Vics JFC. The weather was brighter than the Newgate bowlers as they went down by five shots.
Newgate v Barnhill
25 M. Flynn B. McFarlane 9
12 W. Johnston P. Knox 21
15 A. Low G. McGregor 25
20 B. Sibley C. Robertson 19
20 D. Perkins J. Harpe 23
Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Broughty, which is sponsored by David Mackay, Funeral Directors, Arbroath, and away to Monifieth. The away team bus leaves at 1.30.p.m. Members please note that the home game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
This Sunday (August 12), Newgate will entertain a touring team from Fairfield, Glasgow, in a five-rink friendly with a 2 p.m. start.
The final of the club triples took place on Friday when Alex Stott, Ron Webster and Scott Sibley won comfortably against Jim Butler, Brian Sibley and Tom Reid.
Also on Friday, the first semi-final of the club singles took place between Alan Low and Eric Martin. Eric was in the better form and took a lead early on in the game and with some fine bowling maintained his advantage, winning the tie comfortably 21-10.
The gents’ nominated triples competition was held on Sunday when the final was contested by Ian Teviotdale, Tom Fraser and Raymond Murray who found their opponents, Brian Fulton, Brian Reid and Tom Reid, on top form and they won by a comfortable margin.
Gents’ pairs final
Tonight (Friday) the final of the club pairs takes place with Gerry Mould and Alan Low taking on Eric Milne and Tom Pullar.
Also tonight is the second semi-final of the gents’ singles between Graham Fechlie and Grant Ross. Eric Martin awaits the winner of this game for the final .
Renny Tailour Trophy
The Renny Tailour Trophy final takes place on Wednesday (August15) at Parkview Bowling Club, Brechin. The Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith will do battle with the team from St Cyrus.
Mina Cargill Trophy
On Friday afternoon, Newgate ladies gathered at West Newgate green to contest the Mina Cargill seven-end four-bowl singles competition. After an afternoon of fine bowling the final was contested between Sharon Caird and Margaret Cargill. They were evenly matched after five ends but it was Margaret who shone through in the end, picking up shots in the last two ends to secure the trophy.
Last Tuesday the ladies travelled to Broughty Castle for a three-rink friendly and returned with a narrow victory of two shots.
Broughty Castle v Newgate
12 M.Bell B. Park 11
13 P. Moffat P. Smith 18
12 M. Robertson K. Swan 10
The next friendly is at home to Edzell on Tuesday (August 14).
Today (Friday), the final of the ladies’ club pairs takes place with a 2 p.m. start. Contesting this competition are the pair of sisters Ann and Margaret Cargill against Norma Spence and Agnes Szatan.
The semi-finals of the ladies’ town championships take place on Thursday (August16 ) at the Abbey green and the finals will be played at Newgate next Saturday (August 18) with a 6 p.m. start.