Finals to the fore at local clubs as season nears its conclusion

Abbey BC

THERE was just the one fixture this weekend, at home against Craigie with the game going to the vistors by six shots.

Abbey v Craigie

24 B. Taylor W. Petrie 9

9 D. Middleton S. Stewart 24

20 T. Mill A. Brown 17

16 J. Arthur G. Nixton 30

17 F. Cook T. Diamond 23

25 R. Wilson A. Murray 14

111 117

Nominated Fours

In the final of the nominated fours, Burnett Taylor, Dave Wilson, Colin McKay and Malcolm Anderson failed in the closing ends to catch Declan Johnston, Neil Paton, Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur who won the game 18-16.

The Consolation cup final was won by Tom Coull, who took an early lead which he never surrendered to beat Dave Wyllie 17-6.

Also being played was the final of the Nominated Pairs which saw Dave Middleton and Jim Fairweather beat Tom Mill and Luke Waddilove 17-9.

Ladies’ Section

The ladies produced another close fought game in the final of the nominated two bowl pairs which saw Sheila Geddes and Emma Philip beat Janette Tosh and Margaret Fraser 16-14.

The midweek friendly was at home against Baxter Park where Rinks skipped by Eli Marnie and Margaret Fraser won 13-6 and 19–18, respectively.


The seniors open singles final was between Jim Arthur and Sam Russell the latter going on to win 21-15.

Also played was the match to decide who will represent the club in next year’s Angus Fours, with the game being won by Len McGregor, Jim Crichton, J.S. Paterson and Jim Arthur, who defeated Dirk Graham, Ray Russell, Alan French and Jim Cargill 18-12.

Arbroath BC

Angus top five

THE MAROONS’ dream of winning the slam lay in tatters on the green of Carnoustie Bowling Club as they were sensationally knocked out by Letham 3-2 in the semi-final.

After the furore of winning the Top Ten maybe the players thought it was just a matter of turning up but full credit to a plucky Letham side who fully deserved their final berth.

Finally, in a season that has had so many highs, the players can be proud of their efforts and as the new super strength flag pole is being put in place, the league and Top Ten flags will fly with maroon pride all of next season.

Hutchison trophy final

Tonight (Friday), the Arbroath four take on hillside in the final of the Hutchison Trophy at Montrose Bowling Club with a 6 p.m. start.

Nominated finals

This week has been the last week of finals at the green culminating with the handicap single and nominated fours tonight (Friday). A report of these and the other finals will appear next week.

Friendly result:

Arbroath v Canmore

20 D. Skene W. Stewart 17

21 G. Stewart D. Bruce 21

18 D. Strachan B. Eastwood 18

18 D. Gallacher G. Stewart 19

24 B. Cadger G.B. Edwards 24

101 99

Lochlands BC

Friendly result

Kirriemuir v Lochlands

18 K. Cochrane R. Wilson 18

30 G. Balfour D. Brown 15

25 B. Burness J. Cargill 14

27 K. Smith K. Moir 14

100 61



THE FINAL of the nominated pairs took place on Tuesday between Helen Taylor and Joyce Smith against Ethel Thomson and Marion Wilson with the latter taking the game 17-12.

The May Douglas singles was a close fought match between Joyce Smith and Sheena Urquhart with Joyce winning the game 21-20.

The Hunt Cup pairs final also played last week resulting in a win for Helen Taylor and Sheena Urquhart against Margaret Thomson and Stephanie Smith the final score being 21-12.

Newgate BC

THE FINAL of the Saskia Cup was played on Friday evening between Sandy Smith and Tom Pullar. Tom playing the more consistent bowls took control of the game in the early stages and ran out worthy winner by 21 shots to four.

Nominated Pairs Final

Tonight (Friday) the Nominated Pairs Final is scheduled to go ahead between Charlie Cooper and Scott Sibley and Alan Low and Forbes Szatan.

Handicap Final

The Handicap Final is scheduled to go ahead next Friday (September 14) between Alan Low and Forbes Szatan.

Saturday Friendly

On Saturday the Newgate played hosts to Aberdeen Northern in a six rink friendly which was sponsored by The Hodgens Family. After an entertaining afternoon of bowls Newgate survived with a moderate victory.

Newgate v Aberdeen Northern

27 A. Low G. Vass 12

20 E. Milne A. Beaton 20

18 J. Spence R.Vass 19

25 T. Reid G. Holterman 18

13 B. Sibley T. Hendry 20

22 M. Flynn D. Leslie 13

125 102

Tomorrow (Saturday) there are two friendly games. There are six rinks at home to Duffus Park which is sponsored by Isobel Anderson and Moira Napier and five rinks away to Kirriemuir. The away team bus leaves at 1 p.m. for a 2 pm. start.

Club Round Robin

On Sunday (September 9) the Club Round Robin takes place. Members who have put their names forward please check the notice board for start times and draw. The dress for this competition is greys and whites.



On Saturday Irene Hill and Ann Cargill represented the Newgate at the Brechin Bowling Club Invitation Round Robin Pairs. Enjoying a good days bowling the pair were successful in reaching the final only to lose out to the pair from Brechin.

Last Wednesday the Newgate ladies played hosts to the ladies from Canmore in a three rink friendly.

Today (Friday), the ladies hold their Jean Stewart pairs competition with a 2.p.m. start. Ladies who have entered this competition are asked to report to the clubrooms by 1.30 p.m. Ladies arriving later will not be included in the draw.