Latest news from the local rinks

On Friday evening in the Angus Finals, Abbey’s hopes of winning an Angus winners medal came to an end with Ali Burnett losing to Alan Lowe from Monifieth in the singles.

Ali played well but home advantage and local knowledge of the rink being the only difference between the two, but it was enough to take Alan over the line winning 21-16.

Declan Johnston, Dave Wilson, Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur suffered a similar fate in the fours. Unable to catch the pace of the green they were defeated 24-7 by Muirhead /Birkhill.

Saturday’s fixtures were at home to Aberdeen Northern which Abbey won 107-77, and away to Lochee where they lost 102-90.

Although a great day was had at both fixtures it is disappointing that for the first time in a number of years Abbey has been unable to fulfil their fixtures. Both the afore mentioned games were due to be for six rinks and they were only able to provide five.

The club has a sound membership and there is no reason why they shouldn’t get 12 rinks on a Saturday. Each member is expected to play at least five Saturdays and at this time of the season there is still a good number of members who have not played a game.

Abbey v Aberdeen


20 I. Croll G. Vass 23

34 J.S. Paterson W. Good 8

18 J. Lowson J. Sim 14

17 J. Prouse A. Craig 15

18 A. Burnett R. Smith 17

Lochee v Abbey

26 J. Wade F. Cook 10

22 G. Stirling D. Wilson 18

17 T. Cuthbert P. Speirs 23

18 W. Milne J. Cuthill 25

19 F. Fagan R. Wilson 14

The Championship Fours were played down to the semi finals on Sunday. Those successful on the day were Jim Cuthill, Keith Banham, Dave Wilson and Colin McKay who now play Craig Paton, Jim S. Paterson, Ken Tosh and Malcolm Anderson. The other game being Tom McIntosh, Willie Bisset, Tom Mill and Jim Arthur against Sean Matthew, Brian Johnston, Gordon Gow and Doug Petrie.

Ladies’ Section

This week’s friendly was at home against Brechin which Abbey won with rinks skipped by Alice Anderson losing 10-9 and Emma Philip winning 16-4 to take the game 25-14.

In the third round of the Angus and Perthshire Triples Marie Welsh, Joyce Mathieson and Margaret Croll defeated Kirriemuir 12-10.


The mixed pairs final unfortunately was a one sided game won by Ella Moss and Bob Skea defeating Mary Johnson and Sam McDonald 22-1.

This week’s Angus league game was at the Abbey where the home side took on league leaders Newgate. The game was reasonably close until the last three ends when took a commanding lead to win 7-0 and 51 shots to 29

Abbey were away in the Top Ten to Parkview where they lost all their games; the singles 21-19 , Pairs 17-14 , Triples 16-11 and Fours 26-11.

Arbroath BC

Mixed friendly

Arbroath V Canmore

10 K. Southorn D. Watt 14

18 J. Clarke U. Douglas 10

16 D. Skene V. Watt 15

10 K. McPherson I. Stewart 14

54 53


Arbroath V Canmore

K. Southorn G. Anderson 19

G. Preston J. Watt 17

J. Bogue B. Law 16

D. Cowie D. Cairns 15

93 67

Top Five Singles

The Maroons kick off this year’s campaign with a home tie against Hope Paton on Sunday. The players will be hoping for a good run in the competition as this year’s final will be at The Hill.

Ron Beattie, Tam Duff, Scott Teviotdale and George Mathieson triumphed in the Newgate Invitational Fours at the weekend.

The nominated competitions are now closed and draws will be on the noticeboard over the weekend.

Annual Open Pairs

Glorious weather ensured a great day was had by all in this year’s Open Pairs.

This year’s winners were Helen and David McGill who beat Ron Beattie and Dode Mathieson in the final. Losing semi-finalists were Neil Herron and Robbie Torrie and Chic Coull and Dog Cowie.

The club thanks Belhaven for the continual sponsorship of the tournament.

Seniors League

Arbroath v Letham

23 J. Glen S. Meiklejohn 7

18 D. Spink J. Clark 12

17 D. Strachan B. Ogilvie 12

58 31

(7 pts) (0 pts)

Ladies’ Section

Unfortunately, the friendly game away to Kirriemuir had to be abandoned due to bad weather with only six ends played.

Angus League

Arbroath Ladies played away from home at Letham and met an on-form team playing on their home rink which

resulted in defeat for Arbroath by 23 shots to 32.

Friockheim Open Pairs

Friockheim Bowling Club held its annual open pairs competition on Sunday when 22 teams from clubs throughout the Angus region took part in the event.

After the knock-out stages the semi-finalists were Scott and George Stewart, Norrie Heenan and Alan Thomson, Dougal Dargie and John McMillhatton, and Sandy Smith and Paul Gersok.

The final was played between Scott and George Stewart and Sandy Smith and Paul Gersok, with Scott and George Stewart winning a very close match.

This year the event was played for a new trophy, the Alan Suttie Memorial Trophy in memory of past member Alan Suttie.

The winners, runners-up and beaten semi-finalists were presented with their prizes by the sponsors of this year’s competition, Friockheim Club members Bill and Lesley McGuire. David Balfour, vice-president, thanked all the club members who had worked throughout the day providing refreshments for the competitors.

Angus Seniors League

Results: Abbey 29 (0pts), Newgate 51 (7pts); Arbroath 58 (7pts), Letham 31 (0pts); Hope Paton 51 (7 pts), Carnoustie 30 (0pts); Lochlands 33 (2pts), Canmore 41 (5pts); Boyle Park 67 (7pts), Montrose 29 (0pts); Carnoustie W.E. 34 (1pt), Monifieth 45 (6pts).

Lochlands Club

Ron Kydd, Jim Wymme and Ian McLeish have been celebrating having won Angus Bowing Association Seniors Triples final

Saturday friendly

Lochlands v Newgate

17 D. Brown A. Low 28

23 D. Dargie B. Sturrock 17

26 P. Gersok D. Spalding 18

18 J. Cargill W. Johnston 21

20 W. Keillor B. Sibley 22

104 106

Angus Senior League

Lochlands v Canmore

9 D. Brown B. Law 13

12 D. Smith V. Watt 18

12 P. Gersok W. Stewart 10

33 41

(2 pts) (5ts)

Newgate Club

Friday saw the semi–finals of the club triples being played on the green.The two teams contesting the final are Phil Szatan, Jim Butler and Eric Martin who will do battle with the triple of Ray Anderson, Scott Sibley and Mike Flynn on a date to be arranged.

Invitation Round Robin

The Newgate Invitation round robin was held on Saturday with brilliant sunshine throughout the day. In the final the team from Arbroath finished the stronger team in a hard fought game with the team from Stonehaven.

Saturday Friendly

The only friendly game last Saturday was away to Lochlands which finished in a 10-shot victory for Newgate.

Lochlands v Newgate

17 D. Brown A. Low 28

20 W. Keillor B. Sibley 22

10 J. Cargill W. Johnston 21

23 D. Dargie W. Sturrock 17

26 P. Gersok D. Spalding 18

96 106

The friendlies for this week (tomorrow) are at home to Carnoustie West End, which is sponsored by Hugh Dinnie, and away to Dudhope.

Angus Seniors League

The Newgate Seniors were away last Tuesday to Abbey and returned home with seven points in the bag with victories in all three rinks.

Next week they are at home to Hope Paton.

Angus Top Ten

Last Tuesday saw the first game in the Angus Top Ten when Newgate took on Balgay at home.The games finished even on two games each with Newgate advancing into the second round with an 8 shot advantage’

Newgate v Balgay


21 S. Sibley I. Armstrong 17


13 G. Skelton A. Hutchison 21


15 A. Smith G. Haddow 16


28 G. Fechlie J. Mackie 15

77 69

Monday Points League

At the halfway stage the Monday Points League leaders are: Scott Sibley 13, Mike Flynn 12, Bill Sturrock and Bob Jackson 11,Sandy Smith and Grant Ross 10.

Ladies’ Section

On Sunday past the ladies gathered at the green to contest the Belle Smith Singles round robin competition.

After an early morning start the final went ahead late on in the afternoon with Margaret Cargill and Pat Smith battling it out for the honours.

Pat got out the starting blocks first but Margaret pulled back pushing Pat all the way. She was unable to prevent Pat from reaching the finishing post first.

Yesterday the Newgate ladies enjoyed a two rink friendly away to their friends at Arbroath. The next friendly is next Thursday (July 18) at home to the ladies from Carnoustie .

The first round of the Ladies’ Club Triples takes place today (Friday) with a 2.p.m. start with the subsequent rounds on the two following Fridays.

The ladies hold their annual Invitation Day this Sunday (July 14) with a 2.p.m start.