ABBEY seniors were away to Lochee for their Wednesday afternoon fixture when they were narrowly beaten 104-99.
Lochee v Abbey
18 J. Carr B. Tasker 20
18 J. Cruickshank J. Lowson 11
16 C. Norrie T. Mill 16
16 B. Reid C. McKay 20
21 C. Whyte J.S. Paterson 16
15 I. Moran B. Taylor 17
In the seniors Scottish Fours on Monday afternoon, Abbey players Dale Smith, Bob Skea, Burnett Taylor and Ron Wilson were at Canmore where they defeated Brechin 11-9 to reach the quarter-finals which will be against Muirhead & Birkhill at Craigie on Monday at 2 p.m.
On Tuesday afternoon in the Seniors Angus League, Abbey were hosts to top of the league Brechin, in what was a very tight game, and managed a 5-2 points win, taking two rinks 14-10, 16-15 and losing 14-11 in the other.
On Thursday evening Abbey were playing in the second round of the Scottish competitions, in the Triples Doug Lundie , B. McDonald and Peter Speirs played at Brechin. Although they struggled early on in the game they fought back to all square going into the last end but unfortunately lost two shots giving the game to Kirriemuir.
At Forfar, J.K. Paterson won 21-15 against Kirriemuir in the singles.
In the under-25s Kieran Ross was at Letham where conditions were wet and cold. His opponent was coping better and it looked like it would be all over quickly as Keiran went 20-2 down, but he did well to get to 11 shots before Canmore got the one needed for the game.
Down the road at Carnoustie Declan Johnston was also playing in the under-25s and recorded a good win against Craigie 21-19.
A win in the Angus League still eludes Abbey, losing to Canmore on Friday by 15 shots. Tonight’s game is away against Arbroath who will no doubt be favourites, but on the night who knows.
Saturday morning coaching is progressing well with 20 youngsters in attendance.
The first competition in the Angus & Dundee Young Bowlers Association is the singles and will be held at Carnoustie Bowling Club on Sunday.
Saturday’s fixtures were at home and away to Barnhill, Abbey being winners in both.
Abbey v Barnhill
26 K. Tosh D. Docherty 14
18 J.S. Paterson G. McGregor 10
26 D. Wilson G. Withers 9
11 B. Tosh R. Douglas 25
31 J.S. Paterson H. Chapman 12
38 R. Wilson M. Young 6
Barnhill v Abbey
20 A. Johnston B. Taylor 22
15 E. Thomas D. Petrie 21
17 P. Knox T. Mill 24
15 C. Robertson J. Prouse 23
21 B. Clayton B. McDonald 20
28 R. Gall J. Arthur 14
On Sunday the Andy Knox two bowl singles was held at the club, this year it was played in a round-robin format resulting in the semi-finals being contested between Jim Arthur and Bob Tosh who, after being 3-0 down, won 4-3. In the other semi-final Doug Lundie was beaten by Ken Tosh 7-3, who then went on to win the final 5-4.
The ladies’ friendly was at home against Letham with Abbey enjoying success as the rink skipped by Nina Sibley won 14-11, and Alice Anderson’s rink lost 13-14 giving the game to Abbey by two shots.
In the Ladies’ Scottish Singles, Sheila Geddes was beaten by Arbroath, while in the other Emma Philip won against Parkview.
Playing in the pairs, Lynn Whammond and Kathleen Gordon were beaten by Muirhead and Birkhill, while the senior rink of Mabel Main, Ann Whitton, May Dundas and Doreen Thomson defeated Baxter Park 13-11.
In the Forfarshire Singles, Lynn Whammond held on to her early lead to beat Boyle Park 21-16.
Arbroath v Baxter Park
20 J. Clarke J. Gray 16
19 R. Beattie D. Grewar 19
14 G. Preston A. Anderson 13
22 G. Mathieson I. Philip 8
18 D. Cowie E.Williamson 18
The Maroon Armada sailed into Forfar on Friday night but unfortunately got scuttled by three shots, although it has to be said some of Arbroath’s flair players seemed to be put off by Forfar’s far more direct approach of “up and at them”.
It’s derby night tonight (Friday) as Abbey appear at the hill. Although Abbey are languishing near the bottom of the league, the maroons cannot take them lightly. This is a must win match for the team if they are going to be credible title challengers. The selectors have made one or two changes to the starting 12.
Forfar v Arbroath
13 S. Clarke N. Herron 10
11 G. Waddell P. Carnegie 21
19 A. Mackintosh G. Stewart 9
Sports tops are now being distributed at the club.
Unluckily the Maroons lost both their pairs and junior singles on Thursday, but still have three strong contenders in the other disciplines.
‘Swanks’ continues his pursuit for individual glory in the singles and both triples and fours are keen to progress to the district semi-finals.
Tuesday, May 15
Arbroath v Lochlands
Once again the weather was against the ladies when hail stopped play after 13 ends!
Arbroath v Lochlands
21 T. McKay J. Smith 2
13 S. Simpson I. Farquhar 10
Lochlands v Montrose
21 John Cargill Brian Melvin 11
17 Alan Suttie C. Robb 20
16 Dave Smith Ian Rodger 21
8 Bill Cargill R. Ferguson 29
Angus Senior League
Lochlands scored a mximum 7-0 victory over Carnoustie West End.
Lochlands v Carnoustie
17 Dave Smith Angus Adam 10
17 Bill Cargill Bill Keillor 9
16 Paul Gersok Doug Adam 12
The rearranged game at Lochee did not go according to plan.
Lochee v Lochlands
15 P. Dyer W. Cargill 12
21 D. Galley P. Thomson 17
20 D. Muir H. Furye 8
56 (2 points) (0 points) 37
Both Lochlands rinks went out in the dramtic fashion in the District 4 Senior Rinks round three.
Paul Gersok’s rink was five shots up going into the last end, but lost their lead and then two shots in the extra end at Carnoustie.
Bill Cargill’s rink fell short by one shot when they played Maryfield B at Letham with 18-17 being the final score.
IN TIES played on Thursday, May 15, Paul Martin played Broughty at Canmore in the singles and lost by 21 shots to 20.
Dougal Dargie and Alan Low were up against Monifieth at Fairfield in the pairs and won by 16 shots to 11.They now go forward and played Maryfield at Broughty Castle last night (Thursday).
In the Fours Eric Milne, Brian Sibley, Tom Pullar and Billy Sturrock played Letham at the Abbey and lost out on an extra end.
On the evening of Thursday, May 31, Newgate host the semi-finals of the area Bowls Scotland Competition.
On Friday Newgate were hosts to Montrose in the Angus League. With both teams winning their first two matches this was always going to be a keenly contested game. Newgate started off well but Montrose soon found their feet and took a slight lead in the latter stages of the game. Newgate rallied and the game was level on shots in the final end of the game and with Newgate lying 3 shots with the Montrose skip left with the last bowl to play he turned the game around to pick up a single shot to win the game overall by one shot.
Newgate v Montrose
12 D. Swankie D. Garvie 12
27 G. Fechlie D. Smith 12
9 S. Sibley S. Pirie 25
Tonight ( Friday), Newgate travel to Carnoustie West End expecting another hard game as they have won all three of their games.
Saturday’s friendly games had mixed fortunes with the home team winning comfortably at home to Monifieth and the away team losing convincingly to Fairfield.The home game was sponsored by Swankies Taxis.
Newgate v Monifieth
22 W. Sturrock R. Charman 16
23 T. Reid A. Jones 15
14 J. Stirling A. Brankin 22
28 B. Sibley D. Mitchell 10
20 G. Fechlie D. Mayes 18
15 A. Smith K. McLeish 19
Fairfield v Newgate
20 J. McNally J. Spence 23
19 B. Hutchison E. Martin 18
22 J. High W. Johnston 17
23 C. Stewart G. Davies 11
20 J. Wilson M. Flynn 11
Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Balgay and away to Strathmartine. The home game, which is sponsored by Treadwise, is scheduled to get under way at 2 p.m and the away team bus will leave at 1.30 p.m. prompt .
On Sunday this two bowls 11 ends singles competition was held in brilliant sunshine and in a closely contested final Jim Watt edged out Gibby Lawson by the narrowest of margins.
On Monday past Graham Skelton played Peter Clyne of Kirriemuir at the Newgate and advanced into the second round with a comfortable victory.
On Tuesday past Newgate entertained Montrose and boosted their league position with a three-rink victory.
Newgate v Montrose
18 J. Spence J. Murray 17
15 H. Burnett A.Christieson 9
13 T. Pullar R.Christie 12
Next week Newgate are away to local derby with the Abbey.
Tayside Ladies games played on Friday:
Singles - Pat Smith lost out to Broughty at Carnoustie; Fours - Kathleen Swan, Barbara Park, May Hutcheson and Carolann Herron lost out to Brechin at Balgay.
Games to be played tonight (Friday): Triples - Linda Cargill, Isobel Anderson and Betty Hodson play Balgay at Monifieth.
The Newgate also host the triples game between Forfar and Parkview .
Games played on Sunday:
Singles - Margaret Cargill played Muirhead and Birkhill at Broughty and advanced into the next round; Pairs - Carolann Herron and Pat Smith played at Craigie against Arbroath and came off second best; Senior Fours - Isobel Anderson, Barbara Park, Betty Hodson and Irene Hill got a walk over against Lochlands at Monifieth.
Game to be played tomorrow (Saturday): Triples - Kathleen Swan, Ann Cargill and May Hutcheson play Newport at Craigie.
On Sunday the Newgate host triples ties involving 11 teams from the area with a 10.30 a.m. start.
Yesterday (Thursday) the ladies entertained the ladies from Monifieth in a three rink friendly.
Next Tuesday (May 29) they visit Carnoustie West End and on Wednesday (May 30) they visit Lochlands.
Angus Senior League
Results from games played on Tuesday: Letham 3, Carnoustie 4; Hope Paton 2, Monifieth 5; Canmore 5, Boyle Park 2; Lochlands 7, Carnoustie WE 0; Parkview 2, Arbroath 5; Newgate 7, Montrose 0; Abbey 5, Brechin 2.