Local bowling season now in full swing

Abbey Club

ABBEY bowlers were away to Brechin in the Seniors’ Angus League last Tuesday. The match was a close affair and the lead changed throughout the game.

Going into the last end, Abbey were three shots ahead, one up in each rink. Brechin pulled one back but lost three giving Abbey a 6-1 victory.

Brechin v. Abbey

12 R. Walker J.S. Paterson 12

10 G. Milne R. Wilson 12

11 N. Duncan B. Taylor 13

33 37

Also last Tuesday, Abbey had two teams playing in the Hunter Cup. Abbey (1) were at Carnoustie against Wormit (2) where they won by five shots, while Abbey (2) were away at Muirhead & Birkhill and were narrowly beaten by two shots from Strathmartine.

On Thursday, Abbey (1) played at Barnhill against Balgay winning 21-14. They now face Wormit (1) in the next round .

Abbey were away to Montrose on Friday night in the first game of this year’s Angus League competition. Although the weather was fine to start with it wasn’t long before there was a chill in the wind, making it really unpleasant.

At the halfway stage Abbey were leading by three shots, a lead they never conceded as they went on to win 37-56.

Montrose v. Abbey

15 D. Garvie J.K. Paterson 17

11 S. Pirrie J. Arthur 20

11 L. Melvin M. Anderson 19

37 56

Saturday’s home fixture was against Lochee, which Abbey won 135-102.

Abbey v. Lochee

21 J. Arthur S. McAulay 17

26 A. Burnett D. Cobb 23

16 D. Middleton B. Clark 16

15 D. Petrie J. Hamilton 22

33 K. Tosh J. Milne 10

24 D. O’Neill S.K. Garland 14

135 102

The away game on Saturday was at Lochlands in the second leg of the Aberbrothock Cup. The seven-shot advantage Abbey held from the first leg was soon gone as Lochlands got off to a flier. After four ends the home team was 16-7 ahead but, as the match progressed and the scores began to even out, it was anyone’s game.

However, over the last three ends Lochlands lost two threes, a five and a six allowing Abbey to retain the cup with an overall score of 133-116

Lochlands v. Abbey

14 R. Wilson T. Mill 22

15 K. Moir J.S. Paterson 24

18 V. Beattie R. Wilson 9

11 D. Brown J Prouse 13

58 68

Arbroath Club

IN THE Angus Seniors League last Tuesday Arbroath were on form, defeating Lochlands by five points to two.

Arbroath kicked off their A.B.A. Angus League campaign on Friday with a convincing 50-46 win at Craigie. They now meet Lochlands at home today (Friday) for their next game.

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, a fun afternoon took place on Friday. Nice weather and a good turnout of members made it an enjoyable occasion.

Saturday friendlies

Arbroath v Dudhope

20 G. Stewart J. Fenwick 19

11 G. Mathieson R. Davidson 21

13 E. Eaton D. Robertson 17

19 E. Scott D. Lyall 20

63 77

Invergowrie v Arbroath

25 K. Clark D. Gallacher 8

16 D. Cheape D. Skene 19

23 R. McCartney D. Cowie 14

28 W. Tares R. Beattie 13

92 54

Arbroath held the first of their 150th anniversary invitation games on Monday.

President Joe McKelvie welcomed players from Abbey, Newgate and Lochlands clubs making a six-rink game.

The prize for ‘highest up’ rink on the night was won by the Newgate A comprising Alex Cargill, Gibby Lawson, Brian Sibley and Charlie Cooper.

Lochlands Club

LOCHLANDS suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of visitors Kirriemuir in the opening Angus League Division Two match.

Lochlands v Kirriemuir

10 H. Furye Craig Milne 22

8 P. Thomson A. Welsh 21

10 K. Moir Gary Milne 13

28 (0 points) (2 points) 56

Angus Senior League

Lochlands v. Hope Paton

14 D. Brown J. Paton 9

18 V. Beattie R. Blacklows 16

8 D. Smith H. Dunne 19

40 (5 pts) (2 pts) 44

Newgate Club

NEWGATE Bowling Club’s interest in the playing aspect of the Hunter Cup competition ended on Thursday when the Newgate 1 team of Dave Hodgens, Ian Teviotdale, Sandy Smith and Brian Sibley (skip) was defeated 22-23 by Baxter Park at Hillcrest, and Newgate 2, comprising Alec Cargill, Tom Reid, Sy Pearson and Billy Sturrock (skip) went down 15-22 to Monifieth at Maryfield.

Newgate member Tom Fraser is this year’s president of the Hunter Cup committee and has the honour of holding the final at the Newgate green on Tuesday, May 17.

Angus League

Newgate recorded a three-rink victory over Monifieth, winning 75-36, in their first Angus League game on Friday.

Newgate v. Monifieth

29 A. Smith J. Wilson 14

27 D.C. Swankie F. Black 11

19 S. Sibley P. Lowe 11

75 36

Tonight (Friday) Newgate travel to face Broughty Bowling club.

Saturday friendlies

The home game against Brechin on Saturday culminated in a fine win for Newgate. Unfortunately, the news for the away team was not so good and they were decisively defeated by Broughty Castle.

Newgate v. Brechin

27 W. Sturrock I. Barclay 15

19 E. Martin R. Grant 24

16 W. Johnston E. Baillie 20

21 A. Caird R. Ritchie 19

17 A.C. Napier R. Lockhart 26

21 A. Smith D. Low 12

121 116

Broughty Castle v. Newgate

31 J. Robb B. Sibley 13

17 N. Heenan C. Plawecki 22

28 J. Webster C. Cooper 14

24 A.N. Other A. Low 12

21 L. Silver M. Flynn 14

121 75

Anniversary game

The first of the club’s 125th anniversary friendly fixtures takes place on Monday (May 9).

Members are asked to check the team selection sheet.

Bowls Scotland ties

The first round of the men’s Bowls Scotland competition takes place on Thursday (May 12).

Newgate involvement is as follows:

Singes: Scott Sibley plays Parkview at Montrose.

Pairs: Dave Hodgens and Forbes Szatan play Monifieth at Arbroath.

Triples: John Stirling, Eric Martin and Dave Swankie play Letham at Craigie.

Rinks: Ton Reid, Alec Napier, Graham Fechlie and Sandy Smith play Dudhope at Carnoustie.

Junior singles: Raymond Murray plays Craigie at Broughty Castle.

Games being played at Newgate are singles ties between Baxter Park and Hope Paton and Muirhead and Birkhill and Edzell.

Mixed pairs: Margaret Cargill and Scott Sibley play Carnoustie at Mayfield on Sunday, May 15.

Seniors

Newgate travelled to Carnoustie last Tuesday for a Seniors League match and came out second best, losing by two rinks to one and five points to two. The next game is on Tuesday (May 10) at home to Letham.

The Senior Scottish Championship ties begin on Monday (May 9) when Newgate A play Craigie B at Monifieth. Playing at Newgate are Maryfield A and Hope Paton B.

Ladies’ section

The ladies have no fixtures until their friendly at home against Monifieth on Thursday, May 19.

The Ladies’ Scottish Rinks are being played at Newgate on Sunday, May 22.