Latest results from around the greens

Abbey Club

THE PRESENTATION of the seniors’ Angus League trophy and flag took place at the Abbey green last Wednesday when Abbey played against an Angus select made up from teams within the league. A great afternoon’s bowling culminated in a win for Abbey.

Abbey v. Senior Select

10 B. Tosh J. Clark 22

19 J. Fairweather J. Penman 13

11 J.S. Paterson C. Stewart 11

16 B. Taylor E. Scott 6

22 R. Wilson G. Walker 7

10 R. Skea D. Brown 21

88 80

The seniors’ mixed singles final was a close game eventually won by David Mitchell who beat Eli Marnie 21-18. In the semi-finals of seniors’ men’s pairs, Sandy Steele and Dave Wilson beat Tom Mill and Jim S. Paterson 21-11 , and Bob Tosh and Ron Wilson won 23-15 against Jim Crichton and John Prouse.

The remaining semi-final of the fours was won by Jim R. Cargill, Jim Crichton, John Prouse and Ron Wilson who defeated Dale Smith, Bob Skea, Burnett Taylor and Dave Wilson 20-12.

The ladies played both semi-finals of the May Knox singles which resulted in wins for Eli Marnie, who beat Emma Philip 21-17, and Lynn Whammond, who won 22-8 against Margaret Croll. In the final of the handicap singles, Emma Philip beat Lynn Whammond 21-12.

This weeks friendly was away to Baxter Park where Abbey won as the rink skipped by Helen Calder won 14-16 and Liz Lowson’s rink lost 14-13

The men’s weekend fixtures were away to Fairfield which Abbey won, and at home they played the second leg of the annual competition against Arbroath for Rab’s Boots. Abbey went into this second leg 20 shots up but Arbroath turned up ready to make a fight of it and did so by turning the deficit into a 33-shot victory.

Abbey v. Arbroath

15 J. Gibson D. Cowie 26

12 J. Wilson J. McKelvie 23

10 J. Prouse J. Bogue 23

16 D. Middleton E. Scott 27

18 D. Petrie D. Skene 15

12 J.K. Paterson G. Stewart 25

83 139

Fairfield v. Abbey

18 J, Paterson T, Coull 18

22 I. McNicoll T. Mill 18

19 H. Grieve B.Tosh 30

18 R. Smith D. Whitton 15

77 81

The final of the nominated rinks was a close and exciting game which was won by Tom McIntosh, Jim Taylor, John Prouse and Doug Petrie who beat Dave Wilson, Burnett Taylor, Colin McKay and Malcolm Anderson 16-14. In the final of the men’s handicap competition, J.K. Paterson won 21-11 against Jim Arthur. The other final played was the nominated pairs, the winners being Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur who beat Jim R. Cargill and Colin McKay 23-10. The semi-finals of the Chapel were won by Ron Wilson, who he beat Jim Arthur two sets to one, and Malcolm Anderson, who defeated Ian Croll by the same margin.

Arbroath Club

Friendly match played last Wednesday:

Forfar v Arbroath

11 G. Marshall J.L. Millar 19

16 B. Buist J. McKelvie 18

13 I. Donald D. Harvey 14

15 D. Gerrard D. Nicholson 16

55 67

Abbey v Arbroath

Rab’s Boots Trophy, second leg

Arbroath started this game on Saturday with a 20-shot deficit from the first leg and by fielding a strong team managed a convincing 56-shot victory. Arbroath president Joe McKelvie expressed much pleasure handing over custody of the ‘boots’ trophy to Abbey.

Nominated Fours

Spectators were treated to some excellent bowling from all players in an entertaining Nominated Fours final on Friday night.

Skips Graeme Stewart and David Henderson urged their players on and played some great shots to keep their teams in contention.

After eight ends it was all square and from then on only one shot separated the teams. Graeme’s team scored two shots in the last end to claim victory. Result: Gary Milne, Gordon Stott, Neil Herron and Graeme Stewart 14, Scott Teviotdale, Ron Beattie, George Mathieson and David Henderson 13.

Top Five (Singles)

Arbroath beat Carnoustie West End in the semi-final of the Top Five at the Carnoustie green on Sunday. They will now meet Dudhope in the final on Sunday (September 11) at Brechin Parkview starting at 2.30 p.m.

Ladies’ Section

Three club competition finals were played this week and all produced excellent games.

Last Tuesday saw the Millennium Singles final between Fay Pearson and Betty McIntyre. Fay dominated the game throughout to win by 21-4.

Fay was in action again last Wednesday in the Two-bowl Pairs final with partner Janie Williamson. Playing against Madeline Smith and Mary Thoms, they led from the start and won convincingly, 20-6. In the President’s Singles final on Thursday, yet again Fay was in action against Mary Thoms. This time Mary took her revenge leading from the start and, despite Fay’s best efforts, Mary won 21-8.

Lochlands Club

IN THE Lochlands Bowling Club nominated pairs final, John Smith and Peter Thomson recorded a convincing 27-7 victory over Alan Suttie and Bill Reid.

Newgate Club

THREE finals and a semi-final were decided at Newgate Bowling Club on Friday.

The final of the Saskia Cup singles competition was contested by Scott Sibley and David Spalding. Davy got off to a good start and after seven ends was leading 14-0. Scott crept back into the games but was unable to prevent Davy taking the title 21-11.

The Consolation Cup singles final was between Willie Johnston and Brian Reid. The lead changed hands several times before Brian finished strongly win 21-16.

Pat Smith and Dave Perkins lined up against Margaret Cargill and Gibby Lawson in the mixed pairs final. Margaret and Gibby took a two-point lead into the final end of normal play.

However, Pat and Dave rallied in the final end and secured the two shots required to take the game to an extra end. They went on to score the vital shots to take the title.

The handicap semi-final was a family affair between father and son, Eric and Paul Martin. In a keenly contested game, Eric took an early lead but Paul finished the stronger to earn a place in the final against Wullie Smith (2) next Friday, September 16.


Both Saturday’s friendlies proved successful for Newgate who won at home against Kirriemuir and away to Duffus Park. The home game was sponsored by Northern Tool & Gear.

Newgate v Kirriemuir

26 A. Low I. Franchie 12

23 H. Burnett C. Milne 23

21 S. Pearson T. Aitchison 21

23 J. Spence P. Coulthard 17

18 E. Martin G. Balfour 23

111 96

Duffus Park v Newgate

5 K. Smith S. Sibley 38

13 A. Kinmont A. Smith 26

20 A. Reid C. Cooper 20

13 H. Baxter T. Pullar 22

20 R. Lambert M. Flynn 8

81 114

Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Hillcrest and away to Arbroath. The home match is sponsored by Creative Comforts Cattery.

Dave Donaldson Memorial

The annual Dave Donaldson Memorial competition with the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland was played on Sunday with the honours going to the Legion team

Newgate v Legion

20 A. Low L. McGregor 16

13 R. Anderson D. Mitchell 22

9 C. Cooper E. Wilkie 21

17 T. Fraser B. Sibley 19

20 B. Robertson J. Smith 16

79 94

Round Robin

The Newgate Club Round Robin takes place on Sunday (September 11). Members should check the noticeboard for team selections and start times.

Memorial Triples

The Memorial Triples competition takes place next Sunday, September 18. Names are still required for this game.

Nominated Pairs

The final of the gents’ nominated pairs competition between Davy Spalding and Gordon Smith and Ron Heenan and Paul Martin takes place tonight (Friday).

Seniors v ladies

The annual challenge match between the seniors and the ladies is scheduled for next Friday, September 16, with a 2 p.m. start.

Henderson Trophy

The Henderson Trophy competition tales place tomorrow (Saturday) and involves two rinks from clubs throughout the Angus area. The winners are the club with the highest total of shots from two winning rinks.

The Newgate rinks are: Davy Spalding, Sye Pearson, Scott Sibley and Alan Low who play Broughty (2) at Carnoustie, and Eric Martin, Sandy Smith, Graham Fechlie and Alan Caird who face Lochlands at Parkview.

Ladies’ section

The ladies’ pairs competition for the Jean Stewart Trophy was played out on Friday when sisters Ann and Margaret Cargill got the better of Irene Hill and Sharon Caird in the final.

Nominated Pairs

The ladies’ nominated pairs final played last Monday was between Carol-Ann Herron and BettyHodson and Barbara Park and Audrey Johnston.

Throughout the game Barbara and Audrey proved to be the stronger pair and ran out comfortable winners.


Newgate ladies visit Canmore on Wednesday (September 14) for a three-rink friendly.