LAST midweek saw two very good games of bowls at Abbey Bowling Club when the men’s singles semi-finals took place.
In the first match between John Lowson and Malcolm Anderson, John was often lying the shot but Malcolm always found a way in to get it back and went on to win 21-9.
The other was between Bob Tosh and John Prouse. Neither gave anything away and nothing separated them until the score was 14-14, when John caught his weight and grass better, going on to take the game 21-14.
It was a quiet weekend for the club with only one fixture which was at home against Arbroath Bowling Club for the Rab’s Boots trophy in which the losers retain the boots. The visitors won 142-115.
Abbey v Arbroath
16 J. Prouse J. White 23
31 D. Lundie D. Cowie 12
15 J. Lowson C. Coull 25
19 R. Wilson E. Eaton 23
16 D. Middleton J. Bogue 24
18 Bob Tosh G. Stewart 35
Junior competitions are nearing completion and the semi-finals of the singles were won by brothers Kieran and Kayle Ross who beat Caitlin Waddilove and Hazel Sime respectively. In the two-bowl pairs Kieran and Kayle Ross won against Peter Ney and Lousie Mathew.
The junior pairs was won by Kieran Ross and Lousie Mathew who beat Ben Wallace and Hazel Sime. The novice two-bowl pairs went to Jones and Maxwell who beat Conner Hunter and Jessica Gordon.
There was an early start for players, parents and supporters on Tuesday as they boarded the bus at 5.30 a.m. for the SYBA finals at Ayr. On arrival there was evidence that there had been a lot of rain, but competitors could not have wished for a better day which grew sunnier and warmer making conditions almost perfect for both players and spectators.
Playing for the Angus & Dundee district , Peter Ney and Kieran Ross were in the singles where both played really well although failing to qualify to the next stage. The pairs representatives were Kayle Ross and Lauren Cargill along with Parkview’s Kerry Craig and Ross Alexander. Once again both teams played really well but the competition on the day proved too strong and neither progressed. In the triples were Ethan Alexander, Kieran Alexander and Chris Lorimer, Forfar, who were up against it and lost all their games.
The triple from Abbey comprised Stuart Farmer, Ben Wallace and Caitlin Waddilove who managed to win two and draw one but it was not enough to progress.
Arbroath v Dudhope
19 D. Strachan J. Campbell 13
17 D. Skene A. Davidson 27
24 J. McKelvie R. Thomson 14
Arbroath v Abbey
25 C. Coull J. Lousen 15
24 J. Bogue D. Middleton 16
35 G. Stewart B. Tosh 18
23 J. White J. Prouse 16
23 E. Eaton R. Wilson 19
12 D. Cowie D. Lundie 31
Angus Top Ten
The Maroons’ second round tie against Letham went to the wire with the game tied at four points each. They just squeezed home by three shots to set up a quarter-final tie against Dundee Maryfield.
Players and fans alike thought it was no inept performance, although due credit to Letham who really got stuck in to their more illustrious opponents.
Tomorrow’s (Saturday) home local friendly against the Newgate is to be Arbroath’s ‘10,000 pennies challenge’. In conjunction with Bowls Scotland it aims to raise £100 for prostate cancer.
As a local match and for a worthy cause both teams will make sure the target is easily reached.
ABC v Canmore
The ladies of Arbroath BC had a hard fought game against the ladies from Canmore BC.
The game was nip and tuck for a good part, but the Canmore ladies came out on top winning by eight shots overall.
ABC v Canmore
16 S. Simpson A. Stewart 20
12 T McKay A. Cairns 17
Ladies’ Angus League
Once again on Friday in the Ladies’ Angus League, the Arbroath ladies pulled the rabbit out of the hat with another victory over Lochlands.
The Arbroath side quickly went in front and fought valiantly to maintain their lead throughout the game, winning by three shots overall.
LAST week’s midweek friendly against Brechin was cancelled due to heavy rain.
The championship triples final was played on Sunday when, after a close game, E. Thomson, S. Smith and S. Urquhart defeated H. Taylor, M. Thomson and M. Barrie 18-17.
THE FINAL of Newgate Bowling Club’s Club Fours was played on Friday evening when Don McIvor, Alex Stott, Tom Reid and Alex Napier got the better of Phil Szatan, Tom Cargill, Forbes Szatan and Tom Pullar in a game that provided interest until the last two ends.
On Saturday, Newgate were defeated in both their friendlies. The home team went down to Brechin. This game was sponsored by M&M. Smith, Fish Merchants, Arbroath, and the away team lost to Letham.
Newgate v Brechin
22 A. Napier G. Fechlie 23
21 A. Caird C. Stott 21
18 C. Cooper C. Porter 27
16 C. Plawecki A. Gray 19
Letham v Newgate
21 M. Andrews S. Sibley 15
18 J. Clark J. Spence 17
21 J. Torrie D. Spalding 14
14 R. Kidd T. Reid 31
22 B. Ogilvie D. Perkins 14
Tomorrow (Saturday) the friendlies are at home to Newburgh and away to Arbroath. The home game is being sponsored by Lodge St Vigeans.
On Sunday the Tennents Pairs club round robin was contested by 20 pairs. The final, which featured Kath Swan and Pat Smith against Ron Heenan and Tom Reid, was played well into the evening and produced a nail biting finish with the game tied at four shots each going into the last end. The ladies battled to finish the end with a two-shot advantage to win the title. The trophy was presented by Tennents representative Brian Reid.
Eric Martin Fun Day
On Sunday (July 29) the green will host the popular Eric Martin Fun Day round robin competition sponsored by club member Eric Martin. The day consists of the bowling competition followed by a barbecue and disco.
The gents nominated triples is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 5. Closing date for entries to be placed on the noticeboard is Saturday, July 28.
Last week’s friendly due to played on Wednesday was cancelled due to heavy rain.
On Wednesday past the ladies entertained the ladies from Lochlands in a two-rink friendly. On Tuesday (July 31) the Newgate ladies travel to Baxter Park for a two-rink friendly.
Today (Friday) the final of the Ladies’ Club Triples takes place with Carolann Herron, Ann Cargill and Pat Smith taking on Norma Spence, Betty Hodson and Agnes Szatan. At the same time of 2 p.m. the singles final will take place between Margaret Cargill and Stephanie Caird.
Mina Cargill Trophy
Next Friday (August 3) the ladies hold the annual Mina Cargill Trophy competition. Ladies who wish to take part are asked to attend at the clubrooms by 1.30 p.m. to enable the draw to take place for a 2 p.m. start. Those who arrive later than 1.30 p.m. will not be included in the draw.