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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Newgate Club Round Robin takes place on Sunday (September 11). Members should check the noticeboard for team selections and start times.
The Memorial Triples competition takes place next Sunday, September 18. Names are still required for this game.
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.
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.
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.
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.