ABBEY Bowling Club’s men’s championship pairs final was won by Bob Skea and Jim Cargill who beat Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur 17-13.
In the semi-finals of the nominated triples, Doug Lundie, Billy McDonald and Peter Speirs won 15-8 against Jack Dewars, Alan French and Bob Skea. The other match went to Jim Fairweather, Ken Tosh and Jim K. Paterson who beat Tom Mill, Brian Johnston and Fred Cook 18-6.
The remaining semi-final in the Consolation Cup was won by Jim R. Cargill who defeated Tom Mill 15-10. The handicap semi-finals were won by Jim Arthur who beat Sid Smith 21-13, and Jim K. Paterson who defeated Malcolm Anderson 21-17.
The remaining semi-final in the nominated fours was won by Tom McIntosh, Jim Taylor, John Prouse and Doug Petrie who were too strong for Tony Hunt, Gordon Midwinter, Jim R. Cargill and Ken Tosh whom they defeated 14-11.
Saturdays fixtures were home and away against Monifieth with Abbey winning both
Abbey v. Monifieth
12 J. Gibson A. Brankin 26
24 B. Tosh W. Meechan 13
18 D, Wilson J. Friel 18
18 P, Speirs B. Wynd 25
24 J.R. Cargill J. Statter 10
18 K. Tosh D. Moyes 19
Monifieth v. Abbey
19 J.S. Wilson J. Lowson 19
15 P. Lowe J.K. Paterson 16
11 A. Sturrock F. Cook 25
17 J. Lorimer D. Petrie 12
23 B. Hogan J.S. Paterson 15
14 M. Grahame Tom Mill 23
The ladies played the final of the Alice Laing triples which was won by Joyce Wilson, May Dundas and Janette Tosh. In a close-fought final they beat Ann Taylor, Davina McGregor and Mabel Main 14-13.
In the Town Championships semi-finals the singles was a close fought match in which Sheila Geddes lost to Arbroath. The triple of Ann Taylor, Ella Webster and Eli Marnie lost to Lochlands. Davina McGregor and Doreen Thomson won against Newgate but were then defeated in the final .
In the seniors’ men’s fours semi-final, Jim Crighton, John Prouse, Jim R. Cargill and Ron Wilson beat Dale Smith, Burnett Taylor, Bob Skea and Dave Wilson 20-12.
The men’s Town Championship finals are to be held at the Abbey Bowling Club tomorrow (Saturday) with a 2.30 p.m. start
Arbroath v Fairfield
11 D. Cowie Fairfield 18
33 G. Preston J. Stirling 12
17 J. White H. Grieve 23
8 E. Scott J.R. Duncan 30
Lochlands v Arbroath
9 D. Smith J. Bogue 20
18 A. Suttie A. Cameron 9
13 P. Thomson A. Clarke 15
11 R. Wilson D. Skene 11
10 R. Smith J. Glen 15
HUGH Furye won Lochlands Bowling Club’s Vets Singles title in a close game with Ken Stephen who was 20-18 up when Hugh scored a three to win the match.
The club championship pairs title went to Alan Suttie and Darren Burnett who won 21-6 over Jim Cruden and Ron Kidd.
John Smith, Hugh Furye and Peter Thomson won the triples title with a 18-8 victory in a hard fought tussle with Bert Allison, Alan Suttie and Robin Wilson.
Saturday’s mixed friendly away to Maryfield ended in a narrow victory for Lochlands.
Maryfield v. Lochlands
13 P. Gibson John Smith 17
10 R. Duell A. Suttie 22
20 G. Beat Dave Smith 22
24 G. Harrison June Johnston 7
In the gents’ friendly against Arbroath, the visitors had the upper hand.
Lochlands v. Arbroath
13 P. Thomson A. Clarke 15
9 Dave Smith J. Bogue 20
11 R. Wilson D. Skene 11
18 A. Suttie A.I. Cameron 9
10 Rusty Smith J. Glen 15
The Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland retained the Doug Lumgair Trophy with a convincing victory over Lochlands on Sunday.
Lochlands v. Legion
8 R. Wilson E. Wilkie 14
15 W. Cargill D. Mitchell 12
14 M. Wilson D. Skene 17
12 A. Suttie B. Sibley 16
8 C. Blyth L. McGregor 26
NEWGATE Bowling Club’s championship triples final was played last Wednesday and produced an exciting tussle.
Gerry Mould, David Spalding and Alec Napier took an early lead of 12-2 after eight ends, but Dick Balfour, Ian Teviotdale and Tom Pullar fought back to level pegging after 15 ends, forcing an extra end.
This was won by Alec Napier’s team which took the title.
The championship singles final took place on Friday and was a ding-dong battle between Paul Martin and Graham Fechlie.
The lead changed hands several times until with the score at 20-20, Paul scored the important end to take the title.
There was no success for Newgate in Saturday’s friendlies, with both home and away teams suffering defeat.
The home game was sponsored by Creature Comfort Cattery.
Newgate v. Montrose
18 S. Sibley B. Laurence 22
11 A. Low D. Smith 21
19 W. Johnston R. Christison 17
15 F. Szatan D. Garvie 17
Kirriemuir v. Newgate
23 A. Welsh B. Sibley 15
22 T. Aitchison M. Flynn 22
16 R. Burness S. Pearson 17
22 P. Clyne C. Plawecki 18
25 R. Milne P. Gersok 12
Tomorrow (Saturday) there is only one friendly match which is away to Aberdeen Northern. The bus leaves at 12.45 p.m.
The Newgate Open Pairs competition takes place on Sunday (August 28) with a 10 a.m. start.
Entries are taken on the day.
The annual game against the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland for the Dave Donaldson Memorial Trophy takes place next Sunday, September 4, with a 2.30 p.m. start.
Names are still required for this mixed competition.
Last Tuesday, the Newgate ladies played a rearranged friendly at home to the ladies of Baxter Park and lost both rinks.
Newgate v. Baxter Park
6 R. Ferguson E. Duffy 11
5 B. Park K. McAuley 13
On Tuesday, the ladies visited Letham where the teams won a rink each, but the visitors lost overall on shots.
Letham v. Newgate
19 M. Wright P. Smith 8
12 D. Ogilvie B. Park 13
The next friendly is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 when the Newgate ladies will visit Canmore.
Last Wednesday Newgate ladies completed their championship pairs competition.
The game between Isobel Johnston and Betty Hodson against Isobel Anderson and Kathleen Swan had begun on an earlier date but, with three ends remaining, Isobel Anderson slipped on the greasy surface and was unable to continue.
Barbara Park stepped in as substitute and the match was completed with Isobel and Betty holding on to their lead to take the honours.
Jean Stewart Trophy
The Jean Stewart Trophy ladies’ pairs competition takes place next Friday, September 2, with a 2 p.m. start.
Rae Perkins Trophy
The Rae Perkins Trophy knock-out pairs competition was played out on Sunday when Barbara Park and Ann Cargill defeated Ruth Ferguson and Margaret Cargill in the final.