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In the Abbey Bowling Club Ladies’ Championship pairs quarter-finals, Norma Dunsmore and Kath Gordon won 21-17 against Marie Welsh and Mary Stewart, Davina McGregor and May Dundas lost 11-16 to Karen Farmer and Irene Eaton, Gertrude Skea and Margaret Croll were defeated 9-18 by Lyn Whammond and Mabel Main, and May Smith and Emma Philip defeated Eli Marnie and Shelia Geddes 18-7.

The semi-finals were won by Norma Dunsmore and Kath Gordon who defeated Lyn Whammond and Mabel Main 19-15, and May Smith and Emma Philip who beat Karen Farmer and Irene Eaton 21-12.

The semi-finals of the Angus & Perthshire competitions were held at Blairgowrie where Emma Philip represented Abbey in the singles against Kirriemuir. Although she got off to a bad start and was down 9-0, she dug in and fought back to take the game 21-16.

Abbey’s team in the triples was Marie Welsh, Joyce Mathieson and Margaret Croll who played well to win 17-13 against Perth West End.

The finals were held at Broughty Castle on Tuesday afternoon. Abbey’s opponent in the singles was Perth Bowling Club. It was a game of three parts which saw Emma Philip take an 8-0 lead, then trail 12-8 before a good fightback saw her take the match 21-18.

The triples was a close game won by Abbey’s Marie Welsh, Joyce Mathieson and Margaret Croll who defeated Monifieth 13-11.

The ladies had two games this week, one away to Kirriemuir which Abbey lost 22-27. The rink skipped by Margaret Croll won 15-12 and Eli Marnie’s rink lost 7-15. In the other game at home against Maryfield , Davina McGregor’s rink lost 17-14, while Janette Tosh’s rink won 14-8 to win the match 28-25.


This week’s fixtures were at home against Kirriemuir which Abbey narrowly won 77-74 and away to Alloa Co-op who beat Abbey 122-79.


Abbey v Kirriemuir

15 J. Lowson P. Clyne 18

13 J.S. Paterson Robertson 20

17 R. Wilson K. Cochrane 20

32 J.R. Cargill G. Balfour 16

77 74

Alloa Co-op v Abbey

21 S. Watson R. Webster 6

23 G. Peddie L. Waddilove 12

27 A. Hoblett D. O’Neill 9

18 R. Beresford C.L. Cargill 19

16 J. McL’nan D. Middleton 16

17 D. Fyale F. Cook 17

122 79

Joyce Wilson and Jim S. Paterson defended their title in the mixed pairs final against Lynn Whammond and Jim Arthur. After eight ends there was still very little separating the teams, before the Whammond and Arthur partnership started to pull away and go on to win 16-8.

On Monday, Abbey juniors are taking part in the SYBA finals at Ayr, and on Tuesday the ladies will play in the seniors’ rinks, also at Ayr.

Arbroath BC


Monifieth v Arbroath

9 J. Skatter J. Bogue 21

18 E. Brown J. White 17

24 S. Harvey G. Mathieson 11

24 D. Watson D. Strachan 11

14 N. McConnaih D. Skene 19

89 79

Arbroath v Brechin

25 J. Glen E. Baillie 15

26 R. Beattie G. Culrer 11

19 W. Lawrence R. Ritchie 13

15 K. Southorn J. Denoom 24

17 D. Cowie A. Newman 20

102 83

Arbroath v Lochlands

12 J. Millar J. Cargill 17

23 D. Harvey W. Keillor 9

15 K. McPherson K Moir 18

15 D. Anderson D. Smith 20

65 64

Top Five

The maroon five eased past Hope Paton with a 5-0 victory on a sun drenched Hill on Sunday. Missing a couple of there initial selections the lads proved far too good on the day setting up another home encounter in early August.

Top Ten

The Maroons played last night (Thursday) at home to Hillcrest from the Third Division.

A report will appear next week, but surely nothing less than a home win will suffice if the holders and pre-tournament favourites look to live up to their billing.

Internal competitions

The pairs, triples and championship singles finalists are now known and these finals are scheduled for the coming fortnight. Also the nominated ties are now drawn and dated.

The club gets a small respite over the next week or two as the Open Singles tournaments take centre stage.

Scottish Championships

The club’s best wishes go with Graeme Stewart as he does battle next Friday down at Ayr Northfield in the Blue Riband event, the National Singles.

Graeme is in a tough section of the draw, but we all know he will give 100 per cent and hopefully success will come his way.

Angus Seniors

Canmore v Arbroath

19 J.I. Stewart D. Strachan 2

12 B. Stephen D. Spink 9

8 A. Dick J. Glen 14

39 (5) 34 (2)

Ladies’ Section

Last week’s friendly was a home tie against Newgate which resulted in an overall win for Arbroath.

18 J. Webster P. Smith 5

11 D. Watt L. Cargill 12

29 17

Club Pairs

Finalists - B. McIntyre/S. Simpson v J. Skea/I. Teviotdale

Club Triples

Finalists - S. Preston/J. Williamson/F. Pearson v L. Bogue/S. Moffat/ M. Smith.

Angus League

Last week’s game saw visitors Montrose triumph over the home team 34 shots to 24.

Lochlands BC

Saturday friendly

Lochlands v Carnoustie

25 R. Johnston S. Taylor 21

20 R. Kydd S. Naylor 18

20 J. Cargill T. McLean 14

19 C. Blyth W. Oswaw 18

84 71

Top Five

On Sunday the club played the first round of the Top Five against Baxter Park, winning 3-2.

Unfortunately the rink in the semi-final of the Forfarshire 4s was defeated by Hillside Bowling Club.

Ladies’ Section

Lochlands had two representatives in the Angus and Perthshire Finals.

The pair was defeated by Kirriemuir 19-9 and the 4s were defeated by Monifieth 20-14.

Newgate Club

In the South Area final of the Hutcheson Trophy competition on Thursday, the Newgate team of Davy Spalding, Eric Martin, Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper entertained the team from Friockheim.

The visitors led for most of the game until the last few ends when Newgate picked up six shots to take a slender lead. In the last end Friockheim required four shots to take the game into an extra end and in a nail biting finish with a measure only managed to get three shots to lose by one shot with Newgate going into the final with the winners of the North Area.

On Tuesday, the Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith travelled to Boyle Park for the South Area final of the Renny Tailour Trophy.

Newgate started off well taking a five-shot lead after four ends. Boyle Park dug deep and kept up with Newgate who went into into the final end four four shots to the good. Newgate held on to their lead and advanced in to the final to meet either St Cyrus or Auchenblae .

Saturday friendlies

On Saturday the friendlies were at home to Carnoustie West End, which was sponsored by Hugh Dinnie, and away to Dudhope. The home team won comfortably and the away team suffered a slender defeat.

Newgate v Carnoustie WE

24 B. Sibley S. Halliburton 9

26 M. Flynn R. Gowans 9

19 J. Stirling M. Black 21

17 B. Reid R. Brown 13

20 J. Spence J. Stewart 12

26 T. Pullar R. Torrie, jnr., 18

132 82

Dudhope v Newgate

25 A. Smith J.C. Fenwick 11

13 J. Butler G. Lyall 29

19 J.Watt W. Rae 23

16 S. Sibley J.C. Mills 18

73 81

Letham have cancelled the home game for this week leaving an away game at Brechin. Moves are afoot to involve the ladies in a mixed match at home to make an interesting afternoon.


The semi finals were played at Abbey on Sunday when the Newgate pair of Sye Pearson and Gary Davies made it through to the final to be played at the Newgate on Sunday afternoon (July 21).

Angus Top Ten

Last night (Thursday) Newgate entertained Carnoustie West End in the second round of the Top Ten Competition.

Club rinks final

The club rinks final takes place tonight (Friday) with the team of John McIlhatton, Brian Sibley, Scott Sibley and Alex Napier fighting it out with the team of Alfie Baird, Jim Ramsay, Mike Flynn and Tom Reid.

Club handicap final

The club handicap final for 2012, which was held over from last year, takes place tonight (Friday) between Forbes Szatan and Alan Low

Angus Senior League

The Newgate seniors who are still in contention for top spot in the Angus Senior League require full points in their last two games. On Tuesday they played Hope Paton at home and managed to win two rinks out of three and a win on shots by 48-31 for an overall five points to two victory. League placings now depend on other results from the top teams.

On Tuesday the final game of the season is away to Boyle Park.

Forfarshire finals

The finals of the Forfarshire competitions for this season take place at the Newgate on Sunday afternoon with a 2.p.m. start.

Club pairs

The club pairs competition has reached the final stage with Ray Anderson and Sandy Smith facing Harry Burnett and Eric Milne on a date to be arranged.

Ladies’ section

On Thursday, Newgate ladies travelled to Arbroath for a two rink friendly and came off second best.

Arbroath v Newgate

18 J. Webster P. Smith 5

11 D. Watt L. Cargill 12

29 17

Yesterday (Thursday) the Newgate entertained the ladies from Carnoustie in a two rink friendly.

On Friday the ladies played the first round of the club triples and the successful teams play again today (Friday) with a 2 p.m. start .

On Sunday, the ladies enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon with friends in a friendly game of bowls and after-match social activities.

Angus Seniors League

Results from Tuesday - Letham 40 (7pts), Parkview 29 (0pts); Newgate 48 (5pts), Hope Paton 31 (2pts); Canmore 39 (5pts), Arbroath 34 (2pts); Carnoustie 57 (6pts), Boyle Park 32 (1pt); Monifieth 43 (5pts), Lochlands 42 (2pts); Montrose 54 (5pts), Carnoustie WE 34 (2pts).