Local clubs see action on all fronts

Abbey Club

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

104 99

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

150 76

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

116 124

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.

Ladies’ section

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 Club


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

93 74

Angus League

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

43 40

Sports tops are now being distributed at the club.

Scottish Ties

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.

Ladies’ section

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

34 12

Lochlands Club

Mixed friendly

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

62 81

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

50 31

Angus League

Division Three

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

Bowling Scotland

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.

Newgate Club

Bowls Scotland

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.

Angus League

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

48 49

Tonight ( Friday), Newgate travel to Carnoustie West End expecting another hard game as they have won all three of their games.

Saturday friendlies

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

122 100

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

104 80

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 .

Pend Trophy

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.

Forfarshire Singles

On Monday past Graham Skelton played Peter Clyne of Kirriemuir at the Newgate and advanced into the second round with a comfortable victory.

Senior League

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

46 38

Next week Newgate are away to local derby with the Abbey.

Ladies’ Section

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 .

Bowls Scotland

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.