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