THE LAST competition final played was the Gents Triples. Although wet and miserable, it was still an interesting game to watch.
Dave Wilson, Dave Beattie and Bob Tosh took an early lead which they held on to throughout until the last end when they lost a three and the game 15-14 to John Prouse, Jim Crichton and Dave Whitton.
The seniors’ closing day is October 3 and if those attending can append their names to the list on noticeboard to assist with numbers for catering it would be appreciated.
This weekend’s fixtures were reduced to one as Hillcrest was unable to raise a team. The home game went ahead against Baxter Park resulting in a win for Abbey.
Abbey v Baxter Park
13 J. Lowson J. Falconer 10
26 J. Arthur P. Kearnan 10
19 J.K. Paterson E. Williamson 14
29 D. Petrie T. Mortons 10
16 B. Taylor D. Middleton 17
22 D. O’Neill R. Ritchie 17
8 J. Prouse P. Speirs 31
The semi-final of the Nom/Triples was a really good close game in which Ken Tosh, Jim K. Paterson and Jim Fairweather lost 14 - 17 to John Prouse, Dave Gow and Joe Gibson.
A remark by one member to another one night that the Senior Angus League was a ‘Mickey Mouse’ league compared to the Friday night Angus League resulted in a challenge match being arranged between the ‘Has Beens’ (seniors) and the ‘Wanna Bes’ (Angus League).
What the ‘Wanna Bes’ brought to the game was an element of youth and stamina and an undying belief that they would win easily. However, the maturity and experience of the ‘Has Beens’ saw them take early leads in all three rinks which was held on to until the last end when one rink went down by one shot, leaving the ‘Has Beens’ the match by two rinks to one, an 11-shot advantage, the trophy and bragging rights for a year.
Has Beens v Wanna Bes
17 B. Taylor M. Anderson 12
19 R. Wilson J.K. Paterson 12
13 C. McKay K. Tosh 14
The closing day was up to its usual standard of competitiveness mixed with heaps of fun and games.
In the Junior Singles, Keiran Ross beat his brother, Kyale, in the final. However Kyale had his revenge in the Junior Pairs. Playing with Peter Ney he won against Keiran and Louise Mathew.
In the Two Bowl Pairs Keiran and Kyale were drawn together and went on to win against Kimberley Nicholson and Hazel Sime.
The winner of the Junior League was Caitlin Waddilove with runner-up being Hazel Sime. The Novice Section Singles winner is Connor Hunter, while the pairs went to Angus Burnett and Amy Beattie.
The Two Bowl pairs was won by Abbie Beattie and Kaitlin Parsley.
Thanks were extended to Steve Bennett, Robertson Butchers, who sponsors the juniors, and who came along to do the presentation of trophies.
The ladies’ closing day is tomorrow (Saturday). Those wishing to play should attend by 1.45 p.m.
Arbroath v Kirriemuir
7 D. Skene C. Milne 30
12 G. Mathieson P. Coulthard 19
17 G. Stewart T. Aitchison 17
14 E. Scott S. Gunter 20
16 D. Gallacher A. Robertson 20
Paul Carnegie represented Arbroath in the end of season singles highlight at Broughty Ferry.
Unfortunately he was narrowly defeated 21-17 by Ross Carlin. Paul’s singles form has just dipped at the end of a most successful year.
Ladies v Gents Seniors
ON FRIDAY afternoon the ladies took on the Gents Seniors in their annual friendly competition. The ladies came out on top winning the overall game by five shots.
Ladies v Gents
14 M. Cargill H. Burnett 14
12 K. Swan T. Reid 18
14 R. Ferguson T. Fraser 12
14 A. Cargill W. Smith (2) 11
16 P. Smith K. Swan 10
ON SATURDAY the away game with Muirhead and Birkhill was cancelled. The home game against Forfar sponsored by Plumb Center went ahead as arranged and proved to be a successful afternoon for Forfar as Newgate only managed a win on one rink.
Newgate v Forfar
22 J. Stirling G. Marshall 21
12 B. Sibley I. Donald 22
16 W. Johnston M. Blackie 21
18 T. Reid P. McGuiness 21
13 E. Martin S. Clark 23
10 A. Pearson V. Russell 31
Broughty Masters and Classic
In the Masters Graham Fechlie failed at the first hurdle going down to last year’s champion on Saturday. In the Classic Margaret Cargill won her two games on Saturday and advanced into the Sunday games but lost out narrowly to the lady from Arbroath Bowling Club.
Memorial Mixed Triples
On Sunday Newgate members gathered at the green to take part in the Memorial Mixed Triples Round Robin .
The final was keenly contested by the triple of Brenda Jackson, Dave Hodgens and Charlie Cooper and the triple of Alan McIntosh, Isobel Anderson and Brian Sibley. After the seven ends the triple skipped by Charlie Cooper secured the shots to lift the trophy.
Tomorrow (Saturday), the annual Gents Seniors v Juniors (under-60s) game takes place with a 2.30 p.m. start.
Gents closing day
The gents’ closing day for the season takes place on Saturday, October 6, when attendeed are asked to report at 2 p.m. for a 2.30 p.m. start.
Ladies’ closing day
The ladies closing day for the season takes place this Sunday (September 30) when the ladies are asked to report at 2 p.m.
Joe Forsyth Cup
THE ANNUAL match for the Joe Forsyth cup was played at Arbroath Bowling Club on Sunday.
Arbroath v R.B. Legion
20 E. Scott K. Moir 11
15 W. Lawrence D. Lundie 10
15 J. Bogue M. Mann 9
16 D. Daniel K. Macpherson 9
16 D. Skene J. Cargill 9