Junior coaching under way at Abbey

Juniors at Abbey Bowling Club pictured with their coaches after the training sessions began at the club on Saturday.

Juniors at Abbey Bowling Club pictured with their coaches after the training sessions began at the club on Saturday.

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Saturday past saw 26 youngsters at Abbey Bowling Club attend their opening day and the first of the junior coaching sessions of the season.

For the coaches it was great to see many familiar faces as well as a few new ones, and with it been such a good day everyone seemed to enjoy being back.

Gents

The first match of the season was against Lochlands at the Abbey in the first leg of the Aberbrothock Trophy competed annually between both clubs.

A much closer game than previous years saw Abbey take a slender lead of 15 shots into the next leg at Lochlands tomorrow ( Saturday) afternoon.

Abbey v Lochlands

25 W. Bisset J. Cargill 17

25 J. Prouse W. Cargill 14

20 C. Cargill K. Moir 17

13 J. Lowson W. Keillor 18

15 A. Burnett D. Brown 17

98 83

Saturday’s away game was at Carnoustie where Abbey were beaten by 20 shots ending Carnoustie’s jinx of not having won a Saturday fixture all last season.

Results

Carnoustie v Abbey

21 D. Robertson J. Arthur 17

16 M. Granger J.K. Paterson 25

20 S. Wallace F. Cook 15

29 I. Riddle G. Ross 9

22 G. Gilmour K. Tosh 17

17 J. Cumming R. Webster 18

18 A. Spalding R. Wilson 22

143 123

On Tuesday Abbey 1 take on Baxter Park at Carnoustie West End and on Thursday Abbey 2 take on Errol at Strathmartine in the first round of the Hunter Cup.

Arbroath Club

Friendlies

Arbroath v Lochee

17 G. Preston N. McCoull 17

29 W. Beattie B. Yule 9

39 K. Southorn S. Garland 10

26 D. Gallacher A.N. Other 14

32 D. Skene W. McIntosh 13

16 J. Bogue A. Cuthbert 24

159 87

Seniors League

Arbroath start this season’s campaign with a tie against Monifeith, hoping to go one place better than last year runners-up.

Club competitions

The club fours and triples are now under way with both draws on the board.

Newgate Club

The gents kicked off the Saturday friendlies with resounding victories over Invergowrie in both home and away games.

The home game which was sponsored by the Mina Bisset family was played out in good spirit and the welcome spring sunshine.

Newgate v Invergowrie

27 F. Szatan K. Clark 13

30 G. Skelton D. Gilcrist 14

18 E. Martin B.McKelvie 13

18 C. Cooper R. McCartney 11

25 M. Flynn B. Miller 16

23 W. Johnston G. Mould 15

141 82

Invergowrie v Newgate

13 A. Low B.Sibley 22

20 W. Russell R.Webster 23

16 W. Tares G. Stewart 17

20 A. Mitchell S. Sibley 20

69 82

The friendly fixtures for tomorrow (Saturday) are at home to Lochee and away to neighbours Abbey. Both games have a 2.30 p.m. start.

Monday Points League

The Monday Points League started on Monday with a good turnout. Members are reminded that if they intend to play in this competition they must be in the clubrooms by 6.30.p.m. on the night.

Hunter Cup

The first round of the Hunter Cup was played last Tuesday evening.

The Newgate 1 team of Eric Martin, Alan Low, Graeme Stewart and Graham Fechlie played Carnoustie West End at Longforgan and secured a victory to advance into the second round. They were due to play either Broughty Castle or Carnoustie 1 at Dudhope last night (Thursday).

The Newgate 2 team of Brian Reid, Alex Napier, Paul Martin and Paul Carnegie played Carnoustie 2 at Monifieth and also secured a victory to advance into the second round and played either Balgay 2 or Dudhope 2 at Strathmartine last night (Thursday).

Gents’ Senior League

The first game scheduled for the Seniors League is away to Carnoustie West End next Tuesday (April 29) with a 2.p.m. start.

Ladies’ Section

The first friendly of the season was scheduled to be played away to Arbroath on Tuesday past but was cancelled due to heavy rain in the morning. The ladies were in action on Wednesday past with a home game with the ladies from the Abbey.

The friendly scheduled for next week is on Tuesday, April 29, with an away fixture with the ladies at Brechin.