Latest results from the town greens

Abbey Bowling Club had two games at home and one away on Saturday.

The home games were against Buckhaven, which Abbey won 83-65 to win back the Jean Rawlings Memorial Shield, and Victoria Park in which the shield headed back to Glasgow. Although the game was drawn at 68-68, Abbey lost on countback of ends won.

The away game was across town at Arbroath Bowling Club where Abbey lost 77-102 and held on to Rab’s Boots.


Abbey v Victoria Park

23 T. Mill G. McPhillips 15

12 C.L. Cargill W. Thomson 25

19 D. Middleton S. McK’nzie 14

14 F. Cook G. Colouhon 14

68 68

Abbey v Buckhaven

26 J. Arthur J. Hunter 14

19 J.S. Paterson R. Cook 15

13 J. Prouse J. McCallan 19

25 A. French G. Reilly 17

83 65

Arbroath v Abbey

26 D. Strachan D. Wilson 10

17 E. Eaton D. O’Neill 17

16 J. White J. Crichton 17

20 G. Stewart J,K, Paterson 14

23 D. Cowie A. Burnett 19

102 77

Ladies’ section

Abbey rinks skipped by Alice Anderson won 18 - 12 against Irene Teviotdale and Liz Lowson defeated June Websters rink 30 - 1 to give Abbey ladies their win against Arbroath.

Lynn Whammond, Gertrude Skea, Joyce Mathieson and Emma Philip went out after their first game at Ayr losing 17-9 to Tulliallan Bowling Club in terrible conditions, with heavy rain throughout the game.


Abbey members representing Angus and Dundee in the SYBA finals at Ayr were Keiran Ross and Stuart Farmer in the singles. Both played well but failed to reach the play-offs.

In the pairs, Hazel Sime and Kyale Ross won three games, drew one and lost one. They missed qualifying by one shot. The other pair was Maison Ross and Darien Swankie. Playing for the first time in front of so many spectators they did exceptionally well.

In the triples Caitlin Waddilove with Ryan Halliday, Brechin, and Angus Redford, Kirriemuir, also played good bowls to come third in their section. The other triple - Dion Smith, Chris Lorimer and Sam MacKenzie - were all from Monifieth.

Senior Angus League

The Senior Angus League concluded with Abbey suffering a 5-2 defeat from Hope Paton.


Hope Paton v Abbey

19 D. Duncan J. Lowson 11

15 S. Hale R. Wilson 8

8 J. Dempsey C. McKay 17

42 37

Forfarshire finals

The Forfarshire finals were played at the Newgate green on Sunday. The under-25 singles final was an excellent game in which Abbey’s Kyale Ross defeated Parkview’s Scott Stewart 21-14.

Mike Stewart, of Carnoustie WE, won the gents’ singles 21-8, overcoming Eric Morris, Hillside. The pairs trophy was retained by Newgate duo Sy Pearson and Gary Davies in an exciting game that went to the last bowl giving them a 16-14 victory over Brechin’s Dave Wilson and Rick Lockhart.

In a one-sided game which saw the last three ends unplayed the triples went to Parkview’s Bill Allison, Mike Westmore and Ken Morrison who defeated Logie’s Bill Letchford, Ian Meek and Charlie Jeffery 26-7.

The fours went to Logie as Jim Stewart, John McKir, Bob Steele and Joe Craig won 19-11 when the Hillside rink of John Ritchie, Tom Easton, George Robertson and Chic Nicoll decided to call it a day with one end left.

Arbroath Club


Dudhope v Arbroath

9 R. Urquhart J. Bogue 29

18 D. Davidson D. Skene 15

19 J. Crook J. Morrison 13

11 R Thomson W. Lawrence 29

57 86

Arbroath v Abbey

26 D. Strachan D. Wilson 10

16 J. White J. Crighton 17

20 G. Stewart J. Paterson 14

23 D. Cowie A. Newman 19

17 E. Eaton D. O’Neil 17

102 77

Angus Top Ten

The Maroons saw off the challenge of Hillcrest with a workman like 62 scoreline setting up a quarter-final home tie against Canmore.

Victories for the pairs, triples and fours offset the only loss in the singles. Hopefully the Maroons can progress further as with the Top 5 they are Arbroath’s sole survivors.

Ladies’ Section

Two friendlies were played last week in glorious weather. Arbroath Ladies struggled to master the green at Abbey and ended with a heavy defeat, 48-13.

The ladies fared better in their home tie against Canmore.

21 M. Thoms M. Milne 6

8 D. Watt H. Thomson 17

29 23

Angus League

Last week’s home game against Brechin was close fought with the visitors having the edge for most of the game but the Arbroath ladies dug deep in the last ends to come out victors by eight shots.

18 M. Thoms M. Cattanach 11

14 S. Simpson M. May 13

32 24

Seniors League

Arbroath v Monifieth

27 D. Spink J. Lorimer 6

17 D. Strachan D. Russell 10

10 J. Clarke A. Brankin 17

54 (5) (2) 33

Lochlands BC

Saturday Friendly

Lochlands v Monifieth Grange

22 W. Keillor M. Smethurst 9

22 J. Wynne A. Frank 17

44 26

Club Rinks

The final of the Club Rinks was played on Thursday and resulted in a win for H. Furye, D. Smith, J. Wynne and W. Keillor.

Senior League

The final game of Angus Senior League was played Tuesday at Lochlands.

Lochlands v Montrose

13 R. Kydd B. Christie 10

7 D. Brown M. Murray 25

7 I. McLeish J. Hogg 18

27 (2) (5) 53

Newgate Club

On Thursday evening Newgate were hosts to Carnoustie West End in the second round of the Angus Top Ten competition. In the early stages the honours were even across the rinks but in the later stages West End proved to be the stronger team winning three rinks out of the four to advance into the third round 6-2.

Newgate v Carnoustie WE


18 S. Sibley W. Miller 21


10 G. Skelton D. McGill 20


16 A. Smith R. Burnett 14


12 G. Fechlie A. Furye 23

56 78

Gents’ Handicap Singles Final

On Friday evening last year’s Gents Handicap Singles final, which was held over, was played out between Forbes Szatan and Alan Low. Forbes got the better start in the game and built up a comfortable lead however Alan pegged his way back to within a couple of shots but Forbes finished the stronger player and crossed the finishing line first to take the honours.

Gents’ Club Rinks Final

Also last Friday evening saw the final of the Club Rinks for this season with the team of John McIlhatton, Brian Sibley, Scott Sibley and Alex Napier getting the better of the team of Jim Ramsay, Alfie Baird, Mike Flynn and Tom Reid.

Saturday friendlies

The scheduled home game with Letham was cancelled but the afternoon was filled with a challenge match between the ladies and gents.The gents triumphed with a two rinks to one victory and an overwhelming shots difference.

Ladies v Gents

6 P. Smith S. Sibley 24

9 L. Cargill R. Webster 26

17 M. Cargill A. Low 16

32 66

The away game was at Brechin where the home team proved to be the better side.

Brechin v Newgate

18 R. Lockhart G. Fechlie 19

31 D. Low C. Plawecki 10

25 R. Ritchie C. Cooper 21

20 G. Allison F. Szatan 20

27 R. Grant B. Sibley 11

121 81

The friendlies for tomorrow (Saturday) are at home to Arbroath, sponsored by Lodge 101, and away to Newburgh with the away team bus leaving at 1 p.m.

Forfarshire Finals

The finals for the Forfarshire Competitions for 2013 were held at Newgate on Sunday (July 21) afternoon where the Newgate pair of Sye Pearson and Gary Davies were locked into battle with the pair from Brechin.

The Brechin pair started off well picking up four shots in the first end. Newgate came more into the game in the latter stages keeping up close behind until the penultimate end when they picked up a single to go ahead by one shot going into the last end. The last end produced an exchange of winning positions but it was the Newgate pair who finished one shot to the good taking the honours by two shots.

Angus Senior League

The final league game of the season was due to be played away to Boyle Park last Tuesday. Newgate were requiring full points to secure a chance of taking the league title from local rivals Arbroath and Monifieth who were also in contention. The weather delayed the outcome as the game was cancelled due to flooding.

Martin Fun Day

This Sunday (July 28) Newgate opens its doors to The Martin Fun Day with a relaxing round robin competition for bowlers and friends followed by a barbeque.

Ladies’ Section

On Thursday the ladies were hosts to near neighbours Carnoustie in a three rink friendly. Newgate won two rinks out of three but finished well down when the shots were tallied up.

Newgate v Carnoustie

16. B. Park M. Lindsay 12

4 M. Hutcheson S. Naylor 24

8 R, Ferguson S. Coffin 7

28 43

The next friendly was Wednesday past when the ladies travelled to Lochlands in a two rink match.

Club Triples Final

Today( Friday) the final of the Ladies’ Club Triples takes place at 2.p.m between the triple of Isobel Johnstone, Mary Burnett and Pat Smith and the triple of Lesley McLeod, Norma Spence and Kathleen Swan.

Mina Cargill Trophy

Next Friday (August 2) the ladies meet at the green at 2.p.m to contest the Mina Cargill Trophy.

Angus Seniors League

Results: Hope Paton 42 (5pts), Abbey 36 (2pts); Parkview 33 (3pts), Canmore 49 (4pts); Arbroath 54 (5pts), Monifieth 33 (2pts); Carnoustie WE 38 (5pts), Carnoustie 37 (2pts); Lochlands 27 (2pts), Montrose 53 (5pts); Boyle Park v Newgate postponed (waterlogged green).


Arbroath CSC

The club is lookin for players to join the 14s age group. If you were born in the year 2000, training is 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at Hercules Den. Call Steven on 07753338796.