In the semi-finals of Abbey Bowling Club gent’s seniors pairs, John Lowson and Dave Wilson defeated John Milne and Dave Beattie 16-8, and Tom Coull and Bob Tosh beat Ron Harper and Sam Russell 20-12.
As the ladies were playing at home, the gents had just the one fixture on Saturday which was away at Forfar playing against Canmore Bowling Club. It was not a good day for Abbey as all six rinks ended up losing.
Canmore v Abbey
19 D. Bruce R. Wilson 18
31 G. Edwards J. Lowson 18
26 B. Markowski T. Mill 14
26 G. And’son J.S. Paterson 12
21 G.M. Stewart F. Cook 10
37 L. Ramsay D. Middleton 10
Also on Saturday, Abbey’s three teams in the three counties were David Penman, Sam Russell, Bryan Williams and Ali Burnett who played Freuchie at Errol and won by two shots; at Headwell, Dunfermline, Keiran Ross, Denis O’Neill, Brian Johnston and Jim K. Paterson took on one of the sponsor’s teams from Blue Crags and won by nine shots; and Tom McIntosh, Ian Croll, Colin McKay and Peter Speirs lost by 10 shots to Inverkeithing at Buckhaven.
In the club championship pairs final, Sy Steele and Sam Russell were narrowly beaten 19-16 in a very good game against John Lowson and Malcolm Anderson.
Two days later Malcolm Anderson contested the nominated triples final with Alan French and Colin McKay which they won 12-5 against Dave Middleton, Colin Cargill and Jim S. Paterson.
The ladies’ midweek friendly was at home against Boyle Park in which both Abbey teams won by one shot. Helen Calder’s rink won 14-13 and Margaret Croll’s won 9-8.
On Saturday the ladies held their invitation day. A thoroughly enjoyable occasion ended with a win for Marie Cargill, Emma Philip, Kath Gordon and Alice Anderson by 19-8 against Mary Cossans, Ann Cargill, Mary Burnett and Elizabeth Thomson.
The two-bowl pairs was played down to the semi-finals on Sunday. They will be contested between Janette Tosh and Margaret Fraser who are playing Lynn Whammond and Eli Marnie, and Ann Taylor and Marie Welsh who will play Morag Mann and Davina McGregor.
Angus Top 10
Arbroath Bowling Club saw off the challenge of Canmore 6-2 in the Angus Top 10 to set up a Sunday showdown with derby rivals Carnoustie West End.
Although missing Darren Burnett, the players were still full of confidence during the journey to Kirriemuir. Unfortunately, Carnoustie West End, as in the league decider earlier in the season, triumphed. The 6-2 scoreline was a just reflection on the match as the Maroons always looked second best.
Coming second in the league and semi-finalists in the Top 10 may seem like a good season, but the squad considered it rather dissapointing.
The Arbroath Club’s last chance of county silverware beckons as Sunday sees Broughty Castle arrive at Dishlandhill in the quarter-finals of the Top Five. Once again selectors have changed the side and hopefully the players can progress to the semis.
Championship singles final
Mike McWalter became club champion on Friday with a 21-14 victory over Scott Teviotdale. Both players struggled to perform to the high standards they had played in previous rounds, but it was Mike, with the scores tied at 11 each, who went on a four-end run to put daylight between himself and Scott.
Both players deserve credit as it was the first final for both. The one downside was the rather poor turnout by club members.
Arbroath Bowling Club ladies travelled to Letham for a friendly on Saturday. The game ended in a draw.
Letham v Arbroath
J. Webster 8 M Wright 18
S. Simpson 18 P. Aitcheson 8
The 2013 winners of Championship Singles, Pairs and Triples who represented the Club in the Town Championship semi-finals this week were: singles - J. Williamson; pairs - J. Skea and I. Teviotdale; triples - M. Smith, L. Bogue and S. Moffat.
Win for Angus
Six rinks from Angus travelled to Rattray Bowling Club last Wednesday for the annual friendly match against Strathmore.
Players from Canmore, Parkview, Arbroath, Hope Paton, Letham and Carnoustie took part.
The result was an overwhelming victory for the Angus Seniors who trounced their Strathmore counterparts 123-82.
Club finals resulted as follows: singles - P. Thomson; runner-up - S. Graham: pairs - B. Lowe and H. Furye; runners-up - P. Gersok and K. Moir: rinks - W. Keillor, J. Wynne, H. Furye and D. Smith; runners-up - S. Graham, R. Smith, D. Brown and B. Lowe.
The triples will be played today (Friday).
Due to the cancellation of the club fixture on Saturday, a fun day was held and was enjoyed by all. Winners were W. Keillor and Bob Lowe, and the runners-up were Anona Cargill and Colin Blythe.
Last Wednesday, the Newgate four of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton , Bob Spence and Sandy Smith travelled to Montrose to play St Cyrus in the final of the Renny Tailyour Trophy.
The St Cyrus team started off well and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the early part of the game. The Newgate team came within four shots with two ends to play but the St Cyrus team held out to take the honours and the trophy back to St. Cyrus.
On Friday evening, the club pairs final was played out with Harry Burnett and Eric Milne having the edge over Ray Anderson and Sandy Smith in a game in which Harry and Eric led from early on and maintained the advantage to take the honours.
The gent’s singles semi-final game between Paul Martin and Scott Sibley also took place on Friday. Both players were evenly matched throughout the early stages and were locked at 16 shots each until Paul forged ahead with a count of three and then a two to reach the finishing line first.
The gent’s single final between Paul Martin and Graham Fechlie will take place tonight (Friday) with a 6.p.m start.
On Saturday the away game with Broughty was cancelled leaving the one fixture which was at home to Monifieth. The match was sponsored by Billy McMillan. A narrow victory was recorded for the Newgate team.
Newgate v Monifieth
15 B. Sibley J. Friel 15
18 A. Napier J. Wilson 13
22 G. Skelton R. Wynd 13
14 R. Webster P. Lowe 21
22 C. Plawecki D. Watson 18
23 C. Cooper D. Spalding 13
Tomorrow (Saturday) the friendlies are at home to Carnoustie, which is sponsored by D.H. Robertson, Butchers, Fisheracre, and away to Hillcrest. The away team bus leaves at 1.30 p.m.
Memorial Mixed Triples
The Memorial Mixed Triples round robin competition was played on Sunday with the final being contested by the triple of Norma Spence, Mario Szatan and Jim Watt and the triple of Ken Wilkie, May Hutcheson and Brian Sibley.
The triple skipped by Brian Sibley led early on and finished up comfortable winners to take the trophy which was presented by club president John Stirling.
On Sunday (August 18) the Newgate team of Dave Spalding, Eric Martin , Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper will travel to Hillside to take on the team from Edzell in the final opf the Hutcheson Trophy competition.
Newgate open pairs
The annual open pairs competition takes place next Sunday (August 25) with a 10 a.m start. There is a £1 entry fee per pair and pairs can re-enter until qualifiers have been decided.
Newgate had three successful teams out on Saturday in the Three Counties competition. Eric Martin, John McIlhatton, Allan Caird and Sandy Smith played Lumphinnans at Wormit and recorded a 15-shot victory. Jim Butler, Tom Reid, Eric Milne and Graham Fechlie played Kennoway at Crieff and achieved an 11-shot win and Sye Pearson, Brian Reid, Bill Sturrock and Tom Pullar played Craill at Auchterarder and won by 18 shots. A total of 44 shots gives Newgate a possible chance when the results are finalised.
The Vets singles competition is down to the semi-final stage with Tom Pullar playing Ken Swan and Jim Spence playing Jim Robbie on a date to be arranged.
Newgate ladies travelled to Edzell on Tuesday for a friendly and returned with a narrow victory.
Edzell v Newgate
4 E. Thomson B.Park 15
14 V. Allan K.Swan 7
Last night (Thursday) the semi-finals of the Town Championships were held at Arbroath Bowling Club. Representing the Newgate ladies were - singles, May Hutcheson who played Lochlands; pairs, Isobel Johnstone and Sharon Caird who played Abbey; and triples, Lesley McLeod, Norma Spence and Kathleen Swan who played Abbey.
Successful teams play in the finals which are held at Abbey Bowling Club tomorrow (Saturday) with a 6 p.m. start.
Rae Perkins Trophy
On Sunday (August 18) the ladies gather at the club to contest the Rae Perkins pairs trophy with a 2 p.m. start. Lady members who are taking part please report to the clubrooms by 1.30 p.m.
Friday, Volkswagen Series, round eight, entry 37, CSS 67.
Results: scratch to 28 - T. Smith (13) 63; E. Woods (17) 64; G. Drain (15) 65; R. Carswell (23) 66 (bih).
Saturday, Grant Medal, entry 117, CSS 70, winner; Jamie Goodrum.
Results: scratch to six - J. Goodrum 68; S.A. Cargill 69; M. Davidson 70; O. Teviotdale 72.
Seven to 11 - K. Stockton 72; T. Cargill 73; A. Cromar 74; S. Falconer 77
12 to 14 - K. Gibson 79 (bih); B. Morrison 79; S. Blair 80 (bih); S. Watson 80.
15 to 28 - A. Dorward 86; G. Moir 87; S. Williamson 88 (bih); W. Thain 88 (bih).
Breast Cancer Brooch, Saturday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 13, CSS: Saturday, 72; Tuesday, 71 – 1, L. Errington (34) 68; 2, M. Clarke (17) 71; 3, M. Blake (36) 73.
Letham Grange Seniors
Wednesday Stableford, August 7, Old Course – A. Pullar, 34 pts; R. Speirs, 33 pts; N. Clark, 32 pts; A. Strachan, 32 pts; B. Currie, 31 pts.
August 14, G. Mitchell, 46 pts; A. Carrie, 40; I. Wallace, 40; R. Kelly, 39; T. Cruikshank, 37; R. Thomson, 36.
Letham Grange Ladies
Buick Trophy and Autumn Stableford, Glens Course, Sunday, August 4, and Friday, August 9 – 1, J. Beattie (18) 41 points; 2, I. Flett (35) 35; 3, H. Kelly (28) 35. The CSS was 67.
Buick Rosebowl, round six and Autumn Stableford, Old Course Tuesday, August 13 – 1, D. Moffat (18) 35pts; 2, H. Miller (21) 26 pts. The CSS was 74.