Lates action from around the local bowling greens

Abbey Club

ABBEY seniors’ game against Lochee last Wednesday had to be cancelled due to their green being flooded.

Fortunately Friday’s mixed rinks game against Carnoustie West End went ahead.

Carnoustie WE v. Abbey

17 J. Kidd B. Taylor 15

10 D. Milne T. Mill 19

16 K. McIntyre D. Whitton 18

18 D. Milestone E. Philip 21

10 S. Farquar M. Croll 14

13 D. Adam H. Calder 25

84 112

In the quarter-finals of the senior men’s singles, John Prouse beat Dave Whitton 21-10, Bob Tosh won 21-17 against Gordon Midwinter, Burnett Taylor beat Sy Steele 21-20 and Tom Mill won 21-15 against George Ross.

Also played this week were the club championship finals. The fours competition was won by David Penman, Jim Crichton, Craig Paton and Tom Mill who defeated Declan Johnston, Brian Williams, Bob Tosh and Colin McKay 17-10. The triples was won by Doug Lundie, Brian Johnston and Dave Wilson who beat Dirk Graham, Bob Tosh and Dave Whitton 22 -11.

The singles champion is Ally Burnett who beat Colin McKay 21-16.

A semi final in the Consolation Cup competition was won by Doug Lundie who beat Bob Tosh 15-10 .

Saturday’s fixture was at home against Kirriemuir which Abbey lost by 19 shots.

Abbey v. Kirriemuir

10 D. Whitton P. Clyne 22

18 J. Prouse G.A. Milne 21

19 D. Wilson S. Gunster 20

25 R. Wilson R.M. Scott 13

18 D. Middleton A. Robertson 19

10 D. Petrie G. Mather 24

100 119

In the Three Counties, Abbey were away to Errol, Anstruther and Scone and lost all three matches.

The ladies played both semi-finals of the Alice Laing Triples in which Joyce Wilson, May Dundas and Janette Tosh beat Sheila Bowick, Mary Stewart and Helen Calder 15-11, and Ann Taylor, Davina McGregor and Mabel Main recorded a 15-12 victory over Lauren Cargill, Ella Moss and Jean Graham.

On Sunday, Abbey Bowling Club was the venue for the Scottish Young Bowlers’ Association district final in the fours competition for the Andy Houston Trophy.

Unfortunately Perthshire were unable to field a team leaving just Fife, West Fife and Angus & Dundee to compete. Each county provided four teams which played each other with two points for a winning team plus shots to decide. All teams were well supported and the crowd helped created a great atmosphere.

When the competitors broke for lunch it was still anyone’s game with both Fife teams on two points. Although Angus & Dundee had no points they were ahead on shots and needed to win their next game to be in with a chance of qualifying.

However, it was not to be as they lost by three shots to West Fife leaving them with nil points + 129 shots, West Fife two points + 122 shots, and the winners Fife on four points + 144 shots.

There were 10 youngsters from Abbey in the Angus & Dundee team.

Arbroath Club

WEDNESDAY friendly, August 3:

Arbroath v Craigie

10 D. Anderson F. Hutchison 14

19 J.L. Millar J.H. Smith 8

13 D. Harvey W. Murphy 14

14 D. Nicholson J. Shaw 14

56 50

Three Counties Cup

All three Arbroath rinks had wins in the Three Counties Cup competition playing at Newburgh, Crail and Burntisland. They now await the final result.

Top Ten

Due to bad weather, Arbroath’s game in the Top Ten on Thursday was postponed. This meant they had two games on Sunday.

In the morning game they had a convincing win over Brechin. They travelled to Forfar in the afternoon for the semi-final game and unfortunately went down by two shots to Craigie.

Ladies’ Section

Club Pairs final, Tuesday, August 9: Irene Teviotdale and Leanne Furye 16, Trixie McKay and Chilene Linton 13.

Angus League

Arbroath ladies were crowned champions once again with a victory over Lochlands on Friday night.

The ladies have won this title six times in the last nine years, so well done to all players.

Club Championship Singles Final

Good weather allowed spectators to be treated to some great bowling when Leanne Furye met Trixie McKay on Friday.

Trixie took an early lead but Leanne fought back to win 21-19. Congratulations were extended to both players for an excellent game.

Newgate Club

THE FINAL of Newgate Bowling Club’s rinks championship was played on Friday.

The team of John McIlhatton, Davy Spalding, Dougal Dargie and Brian Sibley got off to a good start but failed to maintain the scoring rate and was overtaken by the rink of Eric Milne, Bob Spence, Tom Pullar and Billy Sturrock who ran out comfortable winners.

The singles final takes place tonight (Friday) when Paul Martin will face Graham Fechlie.

The triples final between Dick Balfour, Ian Teviotdale and Tom Pullar and Gerry Mould, Davy Spalding and Alec Napier took place on Wednesday.

The Newgate open pairs competition takes place on Sunday, August 28, with a 10 p.m. start.

Entries are taken on the day.

Saturday friendlies

There was mixed fortunes for Newgate in Saturday’s friendly matches.

The club won at home against Carnoustie but lost away at Hillcrest.


Newgate v. Carnoustie

16 C. Plawecki T. McLean 15

19 W. Sturrock J. Renfrew 16

20 J. Stirling R. Alexander 14

21 A. Caird I. Riddell 13

21 M. Flynn G. Gilmour 11

97 69

Hillcrest v. Newgate

24 G. Hunter B. Sibley 8

17 N. Morton W. Smith (2) 21

26 J. McIntyre C. Cooper 13

15 R. Fotheringham H. Cargill 25

16 J. Headridge E. Martin 13

98 80

Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Montrose and away to Kirriemuir.

The away team bus leaves at 1 p.m. for a 2 o’ clock start.

The home game is sponsored by Creature Comfort Cattery.

Ladies’ section

Newgate ladies were blessed with glorious weather for their invitation day friendlies with their counterparts from neighbouring clubs.

On Sunday (August 21) the Rae Perkins Trophy competition takes place for lady members. Ladies are asked to check the noticeboard for start times.

On Tuesday (August 23) the ladies are scheduled to play a two rink friendly at Letham.