Good games at the Abbey

The ladies of Lochlands Bowling Club are the new Angus Ladies' League champions. They were pictured at the club with their trophy last Tuesday.
The ladies of Lochlands Bowling Club are the new Angus Ladies' League champions. They were pictured at the club with their trophy last Tuesday.

Abbey Bowling Club’s ladies’ section Giddings & Lewis singles semi-finals produced two very good games.

Emma Philip and Karen Farmer had nothing seperating them until the game was drawn at 11 all at which point Karen started to pull away to lead by eight shots. Although Emma took the next three ends it wasn’t enough as Karen got the two shots required to win 21-15.

In the other game, Kathleen Gordon’s experience told. A valiant effort by her opponent, Norma Dunsmore failed to prevent Kathleen winning 21-11.

The semi-final of the May Knox singles was won by Ely Marnie, who defeated Emma Philip 21-20 to set up the final between herself and Davina McGregor. The latter caught the green better going on to win 21-13.

The midweek friendly was away to Broughty B/C which saw Janette Tosh’s rink win 20-13 and Nina Sibley’s rink lose 14-6 to give victory to Broughty 27-26.


A midweek friendly away to Lochee was thoroughly enjoyed by all with Abbey winning the game.

Lochee v Abbey

11 W. McIntosh J. Falconer 28

19 B. McLaggan D. Beattie 11

13 B. Taylor J. Arthur 17

29 J. Cruickshank T. Mill 14

18 T. Cuthbert H. Dewar 28

11 N. McCoull J. Lowson 27

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The semi-finals of the two-bowl pairs competition resulted in a win for Luke Waddilove and Robert Matthew, who defeated Norman Fincham and Brian Johnston 10-8. The other game went to an extra end which Ian Croll and Ken Tosh won to take the game 12-10 against Brian Cruickshank and Tom Mill.

The final was disappointing as it turned out to be a one sided affair which saw Luke and Robert play below par while their opponents Ken and Ian played very well to win 13-5.

Saturday’s fixtures were at home against Invergowrie which Abbey won and away game at Montrose where the visitors lost.

Abbey v Invergowrie

24 K. Tosh D. Gilchrist 12

18 J. Arthur A. Low 26

19 B.Tosh D. Dunlop 18

18 J.Lowson W. McKelvie 18

79 74

Montrose v Abbey

14 D. Garvie R. Wilson 19

23 D. Laurance P. Speirs 6

24 R. Christieson J. Crichton 15

22 J. Murray F. Cook 10

83 50


Juniors’ closing day with finals and fun day is Sunday (September 22) starting at 11 a.m.

Arbroath Club

Henderson Trophy

Once again the Maroons ended up the bridesmaids in the last county event of the season. Both rinks won by 10 and 13 shots respectively but were pipped by Broughty Castle who ended up with two rinks up and 29 shots. It’s been one of those seasons and the report card will say must do better next year.

Broughty Masters

The club is represented by two players at the end of season singles event - Mike McWalter representing the club and Graeme Stewart appearing for District Four.

Quiz night

The club is holding a quiz night on Friday, September 27, in the clubhouse. The cost is £10 per team of four and it’s a 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start. All members and non members are welcome.

Closing day

The season’s closing day has been brought forward to Saturday, September 28. A large turnout is expected and a list is on the noticeboard.

Newgate Club

The final of Newgate Bowling Club’s Consolation Cup competition was played last Wednesday between Jim Butler and Bob Spence.

The first half of the game was fairly evenly matched but Bob had the edge in the latter stages to take the title.

The final of the Saskia Trophy was also played out last Wednesday between Grant Ross and Scott Sibley. Grant started off well and built up an early lead.

Scott came back into the game in the latter stages but Grant forged ahead to cross the finishing line first to take the title.

Saturday friendlies

The friendlies for Saturday were at home to Hillcrest and an away derby to neighbours Arbroath. There were mixed fortunes with the home team winning and a defeat for the away team.

Newgate v Hillcrest

22 A. Smith D. Lowe 24

16 B. Sibley I. Lowe 24

34 C. Cooper A. Scott 7

20 C. Plawecki R. Fo’ngham 20

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Arbroath v Newgate

22 G. Preston S. Sibley 12

10 K. Scotheron A.Low 24

21 D. Skene W. Johnston 21

21 D. Gallacher W. Sturrock 16

21 D. Cowie M. Flynn 13

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The friendlies tomorrow (Saturday) are at home to Muirhead and Birkhill and away to Forfar. The away team bus leaves at 1.30 p.m.

Dave Donaldson Memorial Trophy

The annual match between Newgate and the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland for the Dave Donaldson Memorial Trophy took place on Sunday and resulted in a resounding victory for the visitors.

Newgate president John Stirling handed the trophy over to team captain Kenny MacPherson.

Newgate v British Legion

12 I. Teviotdale D. Skene 14

10 T. Fraser J.Jarret 20

15 J. Ramsay M. Mann 23

13 J. Stirling K. MacPherson 11

12 D. Reid B. Sibley 23

10 J. Watt W. Cadger 20

72 111

Henderson Charity Trophy

On Sunday, two Newgate rinks took part in the Henderson Charity Trophy competition.

The rink of Brian Reid, Alan Low, Sandy Smith and Forbes Szatan played Parkview at Forfar and the rink of Jim Butler, Willie Johnston, Paul Martin and Eric Martin played Craigie at Carnoustie.

Both teams suffered defeats and were eliminated from the competition.

Monday Points.

The last Monday Points game was played on Monday, with the final placings being decided. Points totals are: Scott Sibley, 29; Bob Jackson and Billy Sturrock, 22; Brian Reid, 20; Willie Cargill, 19; Mike Flynn and Sandy Smith, 18; and Brian Sibley, 17.

The final of the gents’ handicap competition was played on Wednesday when the contenders were Sye Pearson and Grant Ross.

The gents nominated pairs final goes ahead tonight (Friday) between Charlie Cooper and Scott Sibley and Eric Milne and Jim Robbie.

The annual friendly match between the ladies and senior gents takes place this afternoon (Friday) with a 2 p.m. start.

community football

Monday’s results

Monday’s Community Football results are as follows: Deportivo 7, Blood Sweat 3; Tesco 5, Barely Athletic 1; Inter 1, Commando 3; Fiorentina 1, MLA 5.


Men’s League registration

Registration for Arbroath and District Men’s Darts League will take place on Monday (September 23) in the Newgate Bar from 8 to 10 p.m.

Please return completed registration forms with captain’s telephone number, and monies due for registration and dartboard if required.

The Angus Trophy Centre

Summer Darts League

The Division Three play-off between the Stag and the Bowlers will be played at the Station on Monday. Best of nine singles and four doubles, alternate markers. Winning team to text the score to M Shepherd on 07719160033.

The Summer League finals night will be played at the Cliffburn Hotel on Saturday, September 29.

Sign in is at 6.30 for a 7 p.m. start.

Could all last year trophy winners please return them to B Geddis A.S.A.P.

Arbroath Ladies’ League

Division One

Results: Newgate (2) 9, Portcullis (2) 3; Bowlers 7, Pageant 5; British Legion 6, Newgate (3) 6; Cricket Club 5, Ram’s Heid (1) 7; Lorne 5, Cliffburn 7.

Fixtures: Newgate (2) v Ram’s Heid (1); Bowlers v Cliffburn; Portcullis (2) v Pageant; Cricket Club v British Legion; Lorne v Newgate (3).

Division Two

Results: Burns 6, Millgate 6; Letham 5, Commercial (2) 7; Portcullis (1) 6, L.B.C. 6; St Tam’s 7, Railway 5; Ram’s Heid (2) 5, Newgate (1) 7.

Fixtures: Burns v Railway; Letham v Newgate (1); Millgate v Commercial (2); St Tam’s v Portcullis (1); Ram’s Heid (2) v L.B.C.

Division Three

Results: Abbey (1) 6, Tutties (1) 6; Commercial (1) 7, Stag 5; Tutties (2) 7, Abbey (2) 5; Westport Bar 10, Central 2.

Fixtures: Abbey (1) v Letham Hotel; Commercial (1) v Central; Tutties (1) v Stag; Westport Bar v Abbey (2); free week, Tutties (2).


4-Ball Better Ball Open draw

The draw for Arbroath 4-Ball Better Ball Open to be held at Elliot on Sunday (September 22), is as follows.

7.50 - J.A. Cargill, S. Ritchie (Dunfermline).

8.00 - I. Reid, G. Tough (Edzell). 8.10 - B. Clarke, D. Mortimer (Murcar); P. Johnson (Newburgh), A. Maroney (Newburgh). 8.20 - N. Williamson, T. Smith; E.G. Rae, D. Downie (Kirriemuir). 8.30 - D. Ironside, J. Ironside; G. Shepherd, S. Shepherd. 8.40 - J. Mckenzie, D. Blue; F. Murray, J. Coull. 8.50 - L. Strachan, J. Gray; C. Cooper, I. Forgrieve.

9.00 - I. Duthie, N. Paton; J.J. Fairweather, N. Gray. 9.10 - J. Boyle, F. Reid; A. Dorward Jnr, J. King. 9.20 - K. McGregor (Camperdown), D. Conway (Camperdown). 9.50 - G. Ewart, K. Ewart; C. Blake, L. Yacamini.

10.00 - S. Bendoris (Leven), R. Balfour (Leven); A. Baxter (Charleston), D. Rafiq (Charleston). 10.30 - J. Booth, M. Davidson. 10.50 - T. Pullar, J. Mackie; A. Cromar, L. Robb.

11.00 - D. McFarlane (Colville Park), C. Diamond (Colville Park); R. Scott (Kirkcaldy), R. Wood (Kirkcaldy). 11.10 - B. Thomson (Colville Park), J. Clarkson (Colville Park); J. Henderson (Ballingry), T. Casarino (Ballingry). 11.20 - B. Dolan (Colville Park), I. MacKenzie (Colville Park); Merson (Braehead), R. Spence (Braehead). 11.30 - M. Howat (West Kilbride), P. Valentia (Glen); J. Shaw, A. Burnett. 11.40 - R. Harkins (Level), E. Donaldson (North Berwick). 11.50 - D. Wood, N. Mosely; M. Tambeanie (Piperdam), D. Mosely.

12.00 - A. Hynd (Leven), J. Martin (Leven); C. Payne (Craigielaw), R. Payne (Craigielaw). 12.20 - I.F. Ritchie, D. Clark. 12.30 - A. Young (Kings Acre), G. Dickson (Kings Acre); A. Bryce (Falkirk Tryst), D. McKay (Falkirk Tryst).

13.00 - S. Arbuthnott, A. Dalglish. 13.30 - P. Teviotdale, S. Cargill.

For late entries contact professional Lindsay Ewart on 01241 875837.

Arbroath Artisan Golf Club

Ladies’ Section

Stableford round six, Saturday, September 14, and Tuesday, September 17, CSS: Saturday 72, Tuesday 75 – 1, E. Forbes (31) 33 points, acb; 2, M. Anderson (15) 33 points; 3, C. Beattie (21) 32 points.