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Abbey Club

ABBEY Bowling Club’s Saturday fixtures were at home against Hillcrest while the away team travelled to Lochee. Both Abbey teams won.

Abbey v Hillcrest

21 R. Wilson I.M. Smart 17

16 P. Speirs D. Roberts 16

36 T. Mill A. Scott 12

24 D. Lundie R. Milne 33

29 B. Tosh J. Headridge 19

126 97

Lochee v Abbey

20 H. Dewar F. Cook 17

16 A. Cuthbert D. Wilson 21

24 T. Cuthbert K. Tosh 14

13 S. Stewart B. Taylor 26

21 I. Smart J.K. Paterson 19

18 I.G. Smith J.S. Paterson 23

112 120

Last week in the Seniors’ Angus League, Abbey had a really tough game away. against Carnoustie where they won one, lost one and drew one, giving them the game on shot difference for a four points to three victory.

This week Abbey played host to Boyle Park, winning by 25 shots and all three rinks to take the full seven points

Abbey v Boyle Park

18 J. Fairweather E. Phillip 10

17 J.S. Paterson T. Cormie 6

15 R. Wilson D. Christie 9

50 25

The first game of the Angus League was at home against Montrose on a bitterly cold night which was not conducive to good bowling.

The visitors were victors on the night, winning two of the three rinks. Tonight, Abbey are away to Carnoustie West End.

The seniors’ Scottish rinks competition started on Monday with Abbey playing Hope Paton at Parkview. The team of Jim Crichton, Bob Skea, Burnett Taylor and Ron Wilson had a good win, finishing with a 15-shot advantage.

Arbroath Club


Arbroath v Invergowrie

17 D. Skene A. Low 26

18 R. Beattie J. Paterson 14

14 J. White W. McKelvie 22

28 D. Gallacher W. Russell 7

77 69

Dudhope v Arbroath

22 G. Lyall J. Glen 17

14 R. Jack G. Stuart 19

17 R. Dignan G. Mathieson 18

19 J. Fenwick E. Eaton 17

72 71

Angus league

With chants of “come on the maroons” ringing out, Arbroath’s eagerly awaited return to the top flight of Angus bowls resulted in a comprehensive 27-shot victory away to Broughty. With such a strong squad, ‘The Maroons’ are anticipating many more nights like Friday.

Tonight (Friday), a strong Dundee Dudhope arrive at the famous hill and the selectors keep faith with last week’s side. With both teams winning their first game a bumper crowd is anticipated.

Broughty v Arbroath

7 D. Binnie P. Carnegie 22

17 N. Alexander N. Herron 19

16 R. Petrie G. Stewart 26

40 67


Club pairs – draw on noticeboard and ties dated.

Club open pairs – forms have been sent out and entries are now being accepted.

New coloured tops will be available for collection from May 10.

Lochlands Club

MEMBERS of Lochlands Bowling Club travelled to Friockheim for a mixed friendly on Saturday when they recorded a 21-shot victory.

Lochlands v Friockheim

18 Ron Johnston I. West 17

19 June Johnston R. Smith 19

25 Colin McMillan S. Stewart 14

18 Paul Gersok I. Lawson 9

80 59

Angus Senior League

Lochlands returned to winning ways when they recorded a hard fought three-shot victory over Montrose Hope Paton.

Lochlands v Hope Paton

11 W. Cargill D. Duncan 8

11 D. Smith R. Blacklaws 11

17 P. Gersok J. Dempsey 17

39 (five points) (two pts) 36

Newgate Club

NEWGATE travelled to Fairfield on Friday evening for the first game in this season’s Angus League competition. They started off well, winning the initial ends but soon found themselves behind and struggling to keep in touch with their opponents. In the latter stages of the game Newgate came back and were level on shots with Scott Sibley’s rink left with two ends to play.

In the penultimate end they scored a single and on the last end they scored a double to win the game overall by three shots. This was a good recovery by the team and made for an exciting finish.

Fairfield v Newgate

16 R. Craig D. Swankie 13

14 R. Smith S. Sibley 14

10 H. Grieve G. Fechlie 16

40 43

Tonight (Friday) Newgate are at home to Broughty hoping to continue the winning streak. Team selection is on the notice board and players are requested to report to the green for 6 p.m.


On Saturday, Newgate were at home to Broughty Castle and away to Brechin. The home team recorded a comfortable win and the away team suffered a moderate defeat.

Newgate v Broughty Castle

25 W. Sturrock I. Smart 12

18 C. Cooper B. Morris 20

25 G. Skelton K. Duncan 15

17 B. Sibley D. Hay 18

85 65

Brechin v Newgate

19 R. Grant B. Reid 21

30 B. McPherson. A. Smith 8

26 A. Baillie J. Stirling 14

13 D. Low G. Fechlie 20

14 G. Allison A. Napier 21

15 R. Ritchie J. Spence 16

117 100

Tomorrow (Saturday) the friendlies are home and away to Craigie.The home game is sponsored by The Golden Haddock.

Scottish Seniors

On Monday the Newgate A Team of Dave Hodgens, Ian Teviotdale, Jim Spence and Mike Flynn played against Baxter Park B at Barnill and won through to the next round 22 - 12. However, the Newgate B Team of Willie Smith (2), Jim Robbie, Ken Swan and Harry Burnett faced Arbroath Bowling Club at the Abbey green and were not quite so fortunate, going out by 15 - 14.

The Newgate A team now face Broughty Castle at Carnoustie on Monday (May 14).

Senior League

The Newgate seniors were at home to Monifieth on Tuesday afternoon and came out on top, winning two rinks of the three and drawing on shots giving them a victory of 4 +1/2 shots to 2 +1/2 shots.

Newgate v Monifieth

8 M. Flynn B. Hogan 16

15 H. Burnett J. Lorimer 8

19 J. Robbie P. Brodie 18

42 42

On Tuesday (May 15) the Newgate Seniors are away to Carnoustie West End.

Angus County team

The following Newgate players have been selected to represent the Angus County team in the Scottish Cities and Counties Championship game against Northern Counties at Inverness tomorrow (Saturday): Scott Sibley, Alan Low, Forbes Szatan, Dave Swankie and Paul Martin.

Ladies’ section

In the first of the ladies’ 75th anniversary games they took on the gents at Newgate on Sunday afternoon.

Ladies v Gents

10 K. Swan C. Cooper 14

10 I. Anderson A. Napier 26

22 A. Johnston J. Spence 17

5 L. Cargill J. Stirling 20

13 B. Park W. Johnston 13

5 R. Ferguson T. Reid 22

16 A. Szatan E. Martin 13

81 125

Angus Senior League

Results for games played on Tuesday: Letham 0, Canmore 7; Lochlands 5, Hope Paton 2; Parkview 5, Carnoustie 2; Newgate 5, Monifieth 2; Abbey 7, Boyle Park 0; Brechin 5, Carnoustie WE 2; Montrose 7, Arbroath 0.