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Abbey Club

Last Wednesday evening, Abbey Bowling Club had teams competing in the quarter-finals of the Forfarshire competition.

Unfortunately, four of the club juniors were drawn against each other with the victors being Kyale Ross, who won 21-12 against Stuart Farmer, and Declan Johnston who defeated Keiran Ross 21-16.

Also playing at home in the fours were Ian Smith, Jim Crichton, John Lowson and Dave Whitton who won 16-13 against Hope Paton . The triples were away to Parkview where Dave Gow, Dave Wilson and Jim Arthur lost 16-9.

Saturdays fixtures were five mixed rinks at Carnoustie and at home the club played a new fixture against Duffus Park, from Cupar.

Abbey v Duffus Park

20 D. Whitton H. Prentice 12

9 R. Webster K. Smith 28

17 J. Lowson F. Sharp 11

13 F. Cook J. McIntyre 23

25 J.S. Pterson A. Kinmont 14

17 R. Wilson D. Allen 20

101 108

Carnoustie v Abbey

14 H. McGill E. Marnie 25

24 M. Robertson C. Paton 15

17 W. Coffin J. Mathieson 18

16 S. Taylor J. Prouse 18

18 D.A. Robertson E. Philip 14

17 M. Lindsay J. Crichton 16

106 106

Friday’s Angus League final game was a crunch match against Monifieth with both teams requiring a win to have a chance of promotion. Abbey were definately up for it and all three rinks took commanding leads. Halfway through, Monifieth started to come back in one of the rinks with the other two keeping their advantage throughout. A strong finish by K. Tosh’s rink secured a clean sweep for Abbey. Having done the hard bit, the ‘phones were out trying to get Fairfield’s score. When the results came, the players learned that Fairfield and league leaders Craigie had both been beaten, ensuring that Abbey had secured second place and promotion back to the First Division.

Monifieth v Abbey

11 A. Low M. Anderson 21

9 J. Wilson K. Tosh 15

12 G. Milne J.K. Paterson 24

32 60

In the club mixed pairs semi-finals, Joyce Wilson and Jim S. Paterson won 19-18 against Helen and Keiran Ross and Margaret and Ian Croll lost 7-16 to Lyn Whammond and Jim Arthur.

Angus semi-finals

Abbey was well represented in the semi-finals, competing in four competitions with three being played at Broughty Castle and one at Letham. Malcolm Anderson was defeated 21-12 by Dudhope in the Champion of Champions. In the singles, Ally Burnett played well to beat Craigie 21-9. Brian Johnston, Tom Coull and Jim K, Paterson were defeated 18-8 by Broughty in the triples and in the fours, Declan Johnston, Dave Wilson, Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur secured a place in the finals beating Forfar 14-12 at Letham.

The finals take place tonight (Friday) at Monifieth.


The seniors’ midweek friendly was against Fairfield who were only able to send three rinks. Those who took part enjoyed a good day’s bowling resulting in a win for Abbey 71-57.

Abbey v Fairfield

27 D.C. Beattie R. Russell 14

23 S. McDonald J. McGarth 18

21 J. Falconer H. Brand 25

The semi-final of the senior mixed pairs was won by Ella Moss and Bob Skea who defeated Len and Davina McGregor 15-10. On tuesday afternoon Abbey were back to Carnoustie this time in the Angus League. The match was played in some of the worst weather this year but Abbey managed a good win 30-45 and five points to two.

Carnoustie v Abbey

9 S. Willoxs R. Wilson 16

14 B. Petrie B. Tosh 11

7 I. Riddel C. McKay 18

Ladies’ section

The ladies’ midweek fixture was a home game against Barnhill, in which Abbey was victorious as rinks skipped by Margaret Fraser and Liz Lowson won 22-9 and 14-7 respectively. In the quarter-finals of the Angus and Perthshire singles, Emma Philip also had to endure terrible weather conditions during her 21-11 win against Fairfield at Carnoustie.

Arbroath Club

Ladies’ Section

This week’s friendly consisted of a three rink tie away to Monifieth which resulted in a narrow four-shot win for Arbroath Ladies.

13 M. Thoms M. Sturrock 16

8 J. Webster S. Mitchell 15

22 I. Teviotdale E. Jeffrey 8

Angus League

Arbroath Ladies played at home to visitors Forfar and, after a hard fought game recorded a win by 28 shots to 21.


Craigie v Arbroath

16 S. Brown D. Skene 18

25 G. Nixon J. White 21

19 N Rob’tson D. Gallacher 12

17 J. Reilly E. Eaton 20

14 T. D’mond D. Strachan 21

91 92

Arbroath v Lochee

25 J. Glen A. Newman 15

19 C. Coull I . Stirling 21

22 G. Stewart D. Cobb 10

24 D. Cowie A. Irvine 11

90 57

Arbroath v Lochee

21 D. And’rson B. Mclaggan 15

27 C. Coull B. Taylor 12

23 W. Beattie J. Cr’ckshank 22

23 P. Costell J. Carr 9

25 K. Southorn A. Newman 19

119 77

Angus League

The Maroons ended this campaign with a comprehensive 16 shot victory over Canmore condemning their opponents to relegation this year. The 54-38 result ensured second spot for the team a point behind champions Carnoustie WE.

Nominations for Angus League player of the season have been collated and will be presented at the end of season awards night the top 10 and 5 singles have now been selected and teams are on noticeboard.

Open Pairs

Players are to report to the club for 8.30 a.m. breakfast for a 9 a.m. start.

Forfarshire ties

The club lost out in Singles, Triples and Junior Singles, thus ending a disappointing season. Combined with a poor Angus Championships, it does not make great reading.

Senior League

Parkview v Arbroath

B. Low D. Skene

Dave Lister D. Spink

Alex McLeod J. Glen

40 61

0 pts 7 pts

Lochlands Club

Wednesday friendly

Letham v Lochlands

9 L. McCauley R. Wilson 14

7 B. Mair D. Smith 17

16 G. Thomson M. Wilson 15

19 K. Small R. Johnson 19

51 65

Friday Angus League

Maryfield v Lochlands

23 P. Quinn P. Gersok 11

19 K. Burton H. Furye 11

27 J. Aimer D. Brown 10

69 32

Saturday friendly

Barnhill v Lochlands

26 G. Withers J. Cargill 14

12 J. Lowrie R. Wilson 18

19 R. Gall D. Brown 19

12 A. Elrick K. Stephen 20

15 S. Buist D. Dargie 25

84 96

A Memorial Shield was presented to the club to be played for annually as a fun day, in memory of President John Smith who died last year. The first winners of the trophy were Margaret Bruce, Colin Blyth and Mike Stewart.

Dave Brown and Sheena Urquhart reached the semi-final of the Scottish Mixed Pairs which they won 12 shots to 11 shots. Unfortunately they were defeated 23-9 by Dudhope in the final. However, Dave and Sheena you did the club proud.

Angus B.A. Seniors

The senior pair, Ken Stephen and Ken Moir, lost to Barnhill in the semi-final, but the triple, R. Kidd, J. Wynne and J.B. McLeish made it to the final due to be played yesterday (Thursday).

Ladies’ Section

Angus and Perthshire

On Tuesday Jessie Smith and Liz Lowe played the ladies from Monifieth in the Two Bowl Pairs and won 19-12.

There was also success for the fours team of Val Cargill, Anona Cargill, Norma Smith and Irene Farquhar who won 22-14 against Barnhill. Both now progress to next week’s semi-final.

Angus Seniors’ League

Results: Parkview 40 (0pts), Arbroath 61 (7pts); Letham 44 (2pts), Lochlands 44 (5pts); Montrose 46 (2pts), Hope Paton 40 (5pts); Carnoustie 30 (2pts), Abbey 45 (5pts); Canmore 51 (5pts), Carnoustie WE 26 (2pts); Monifieth 42 (3 1/2pts), Boyle Park 42 (3 1/2pts).


P W D L Pts Shts

Arbroath 9 6 0 3 45 +118

Newgate 9 8 0 1 45 +68

Monifieth 9 6 1 2 43.5 +100

Abbey 10 6 0 4 40 +43

Letham 10 5 0 5 34 -4

Carnoustie 9 5 0 4 33 +12

Canmore 9 4 0 5 32 +9

Hope Paton 9 4 0 5 29 -27

Boyle Park 9 3 1 5 27.5 -8

Lochlands 9 4 0 5 25 -62

Montrose 9 3 0 6 22 -48

Parkview 9 4 0 5 22 -58

Carn. W.E. 9 1 0 8 14 -125

Newgate Club

The last game of the Angus League for the season was played on Friday evening away to Muirhead and Birkhill. Newgate had secured top league status the previous week with a win and two points over Forfar.

Muirhead and Birkhill required a win to maintain their top league status. The game started with a fair exchange of shots but the home team slowly crept ahead and finished with victories in two rinks and a loss in the other to take the two points required by three shots.

Muirhead & Birkhill

v Newgate

20 J. Watson S.Sibley 13

10 R. Granham G. Fechlie 18

17 J. Mulholland F. Szatan 13

47 44

Newgate finished in a mid position in the league and extended congratulations to Carnoustie West End who were on top spot and Abbey who gained promotion from the second division.

Seniors’ League

Last Tuesday the seniors got back on track with a 5 points to 2 victory in their home game with Carnoustie. They had a rest this week with no game on Tuesday. On Tuesday (July 9) they are at home to Abbey.

Angus Championships

Last Monday, the seniors’ rinks team of Jim Robbie, Dave Hodgens Jim Spence and Dave Perkins played Forfar in the semi- final at Maryfield and failed to make it into the final.


Graham Fechlie played the Champion of Champions against Canmore at Letham last Tuesday and Sean Jarret faced Kirriemuir at Brechin in the Junior singles. Both players put in fine performances but failed to make it through to the next round.

Angus Top Ten

The first round of the Angus Top Ten gets under way on Tuesday (July 9) when Newgate entertain Balgay.


There was only one friendly fixture on Saturday which was at home to Forfar. Danny and Chilene Reid were the sponsors. Both teams enjoyed an afternoon’s bowling with Newgate just edging to the front by two shots.

Newgate v Forfar

16 A. Low I. Donald 20

14 A. Napier A. Millar 25

21 E. Martin M. Black 12

18 G. Skelton J. Buist 20

19 G. Fechlie S. Munro 19

25 G.Davies G. Marshall 15

113 111

Tomorrow (Saturday) with the Invitation Round Robin being held at Newgate there is only one fixture which is away to Lochlands.

Nominated rinks

On Sunday, the Newgate Nominated Rinks competition was played out with the rink of Alan Low, Brian Reid, Tom Reid and Forbes Szatan edging out the rink of Eric Milne, Dave Hodgens, Alex Napier and Graham Fechlie in the final.

Ladies’ Section

On Tuesday the ladies’ friendly with Lochee was rained off. Their next friendly is next Thursday (July 11) away to Arbroath .

On Sunday (July 7), the ladies gather at the green to contest the Belle Smith Trophy which is a round robin competition. Ladies who are taking part are asked to report to the club at 9.30 a.m for a 10 a.m start.