Local clubs see action on all fronts

Abbey Club

SATURDAY’S fixtures were at home against Forfar and away to local rivals Newgate and resulted in wins for both Abbey teams.

Abbey v Forfar

19 D. Petrie S. Brown 19

18 J.K. Paterson I. Donald 9

26 T. Mill M. Blackie 17

20 J.S. Paterson A. White 20

83 65

Newgate v Abbey

19 J. Spence B. Tosh 15

19 B. Reid K. Tosh 19

14 E. Martin J. Prouse 20

14 J. Stirling D. Wilson 22

23 C. Cooper F. Cook 15

27 H. Burnett D. O’Neil 10

101 116

A win in Friday night’s Angus League still eludes Abbey as visitors Dudhope proved too strong, comfortably winning two of the three rinks. If Abbey is to have a chance of remaining in the First Division then they must win tonight (Friday) when they play away against Forfar.

Abbey v Dudhope

17 K. Tosh M. Thomson 14

9 J. Arthur R. Barlow 16

8 M. Anderson R. Urquhart 21

34 51

In the Club Championship Fours final, Brian Johnston, John Lowson, Dave Wilson and Colin McKay were defeated 19-11 by John Falconer, Jim Cuthill, Sam Russell and Malcolm Anderson. In the semi-finals of the Championship Triples Declan Johnston, Neil Paton and Malcolm Anderson won 15-8 against Don Mathew, Eric Cawthrone and Bob Tosh and Les Barnett, Brian Johnston and Alan French overcame an eight-shot deficit to defeat Frank Farmer, Willie Bisset and Peter Speirs 13-12.

Alice Anderson, Ann Burnett , Margaret Fraser and Helen Calder were successful in the quarter-final of the Ladies’ Scottish Fours, beating Maryfield then going on to beat Montrose 13-12 in the semi-final. Playing at Strathmartine in the Senior Fours were Mabel Main, Ann Whitton, May Dundas and Doreen Thomson whose semi-final required an extra end to decide the outcome which went to Barnhill who won by one shot. In the singles, Emma Philip lost to Trixi McKay 21-16.

The Forfarshire Ladies’ Pairs quarter-final was won by Ella Moss and Davina McGregor who beat Parkview 20-9.

The Seniors’ Angus League match on Tuesday saw Abbey scrape two points from the game as they lost to Lochlands 5-2. Although still equal with the top on points, Abbey is in second place on a seven-shot difference.

The Angus competition heats started on Monday with Bob Tosh winning in the singles. The pairs got a walkover as Monifieth failed to turn up, the triples had a bye, and the fours were defeated by Carnoustie West End. Abbey also took an early exit from the Hutchison Trophy.

Club juniors attended the SYBA pairs competition at Arbroath Bowling Club on Sunday. Again the standard of bowling was very good, as was the way the youngsters conducted themselves on the green. They were a credit to all their clubs.

Going forward to the next round at Ayr are Abbey’s Kyale Ross and Lauren Cargill and a couple from Park View. The triples competition will be held in a couple of weeks at Balgay bowling club.

Abbey Open

Draw for the Abbey Open on Sunday (June 10) is as follows:

10 a.m. start: J. Mathieson v N. Paton; J. Tosh v S. Sibley; S. Pearson v H. Burnett; D. Wilson v R. Wilson; L. Barnett v J. Mitchell; G. Gow v G. Ross; A. French v P. Gersok; and R.A. Skea v H. McGill.

11.30 a.m. start: C. McKay v M. Welsh; J. Falconer v T. Mill; E. Cawthorne v S. Matthew; D. Moig v J. Lowson; B. Taylor v K. Tosh; D. Thomson v J. Arthur; J. Wilson v P. Thomson; and J. Prouse v B. Johnston.

All players are requested to attend 15 minutes prior to start times.

The club coffee morning is to be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. until 12 noon with the usual stalls.

Arbroath BC


Arbroath v Hillcrest

16 C. Coull A. Scott 19

18 J.A. Clarke J. Headridge 12

22 R. Beattie J. McIntyre 12

11 J. White W. Morton 25

67 68

Lochee V Arbroath

9 J. Cruickshank J.L. Millar 23

22 B. Taylor D. Harvey 15

20 I. Honeyman D. Nicholson 14

14 R. Taylor D. Skene 25

65 77

Club fours final

The first of the seasons internal finals took place on Thursday between Gav Swankie’s four and Paul Carnegie’s four. And what a close game it turned out to be. With Gav’s team leading throughout, Paul pulled out all the stops to force an extra end.

With his last bowl to play and two down at the head, Paul split the two bowls, but unfortunately touched the white to one of Gav’s team’s bowls and with it went the match.

The winning rink comprised W. Teviotdale, T. Duff, M. McGreavey and Gav Swankie. Runners-up were I. Scott, D. Daniel, J. McKelvie and P. Carnegie.

Angus League

The Maroons travelled to Fairfield on Friday and with a swinging ‘60s band playing in clubhouse the Maroons served up their own rendition on the green winning on all three rinks and clocking up 60 shots!

This was great result on a green that can cause teams problems and moves them into second place in the league. All the talk around the club is that this may be the Maroons’ year. Unfortunately seven players are missing from tonight (Friday) in a must win fixture against local rivals Newgate. The game should attract a big crowd as the Newgate try to put a spanner in the works of the Maroon machine.

Fairfield v Arbroath

11 R. Smith N. Herron 17

13 H. Grieve G. Stewart 24

9 B. Stewart P. Carnegie 19

33 60

Bowls Scotland

Arbroath’s four secured their berth in last night’s (Thursday) District Fours final against Muirhead and Birkhill with a convincing win against a lacklustre Broughty Castle outfit. Hopes are high that they can book their place in the Scottish finals at Ayr in July.

A match report from the final will appear next Friday.

Ladies’ Section

Arbroath Ladies had considerable success in the District quarter and semi-final stages of the Bowls Scotland competition.

Singles ‘A’ lost to Letham after a very close finish in the quarter-final, while Singles ‘B’ fared better by narrowly beating Abbey ‘B’ and then winning a close fought semi over Montrose ‘A’.

The pairs won their quarter-final, but unfortunately were beaten in the semi by a strong Muirhead and Birkhill team.

Both the triples played well enough to win through both the quarter and semi-finals and will play each other in the District finals at Carnoustie on Sunday (June 10), so the club is assured of at least one team going forward to the Scottish finals at Ayr!

Lochlands Club

LOCHLANDS Bowling Club had an excellent Hutcheson Trophy first round victory over local rivals Newgate when their rink of Ken Stephen, Stuart Graham, Hugh Furye and Peter Thomson beat Charlie Cooper, Forbes Szatan, Scott Sibley and Alan Law 19-11.

Gents’ Club Triples

The first final of the season, the Gents’ Club triples, was a close affair all the way through with Bert Allison, Colin Blyth and John Cargill beating Bob Lowe, Bryant Masson and Dave Brown 21-18.

Angus League

Lochlands Bowling Club shares top spot in Division Three of the Angus League with Lochee and Carnoustie after an emphatic win at Broughty Castle on Friday.

Broughty Castle v Lochlands

10 B Morris H. Furye 23

12 M. Crooks D. Brown 21

14 I. Bell R. Wilson 17

36 (0 pts) (2 pts) 61

Harry Farmer Trophy

The Harry Farmer Trophy was a two-bowl pairs competition and a very close final ensued with veteran Jim Birse and Stuart Graham defeating Bill Duff and Bert Allison to win the cup.

Angus Senior League

Lochlands recorded a good victory over local rivals Abbey in an entertaining tussle in the Angus Senior League.

Lochlands v Abbey

16 K. Moir J.S. Patterson 19

10 D. Smith B. Taylor 16

21 P. Gersok J. Fairweather 12

47 (5 pts) (2 pts) 38

Ladies’ section

In the Bowls Scotland singles quarter-final, Sheena Urquhart lost to Forfar 21-18. Lochlands played Arbroath A in the quarter-finals of the triples and lost 21-14.

Newgate Club

Angus League

NEWGATE Bowling Club entertained Canmore in the Angus League on Friday evening needing to improve on their previous results. The home team took an early lead but Canmore soon began to come more into the game and were making a good fight with the scores evenly matched for most of the game. Newgate finished the stronger team winning two rinks and losing the other to win overall by five shots.

Newgate v Canmore

14. S. Sibley B. Thomson 19

17 D. Swankie B. Milne 11

14 G. Fechlie R. Smith 10

45 40

Tonight (Friday) Newgate are away to Arbroath for a local derby hoping to continue their fine form.

Hutcheson Trophy

The Newgate team of Alan Low, Scott Sibley, Charlie Cooper and Forbes Szatan visited Lochlands on Thursday and lost by 18-10.

Saturday friendlies

Newgate had mixed fortunes in Saturday’s friendlies, winning at home against Abbey and losing away at Lochee.

Newgate v Abbey

19 J. Spence B. Tosh 15

19 B. Reid K. Tosh 19

14 E. Martin J. Prouse 20

14 J. Stirling D. Wilson 22

23 C. Cooper F. Cook 15

27 G. Skelton D. O’Neill 10

116 101

Lochee v Newgate

23 I. Smart S. Pearson 11

29 H. Dewar M. Flynn 13

27 J. Cuthbert T. Pullar 17

18 H. Stewart T. Reid 25

21 F. Fagan A. Smith 17

23 S. Graham B. Sibley 21

141 104

Next week’s friendlies are home and away against Canmore with Grace Patterson Florists sponsoring the home game. The away team bus leaves at 1.30.p.m.

Angus Seniors

The first round of the Angus Seniors’ competition was played on Monday.

In the singles, Sandy Smith travelled to Carnoustie to play Broughty Castle and lost 21-8. Jim Spence and Tom Fraser travelled to Carnoustie to play Broughty Castle in the pairs and lost 17-11.

In the triples, Mario Szatan, Willie Nelson and Brian Sibley played Parkview at Montrose and failed to make the next round. Gibby Lawson, Alfie Baird, Ray Anderson and Dave Perkins were also in Montrose for the fours and secured a place in the next round with a five-shot victory over Brechin .

Angus Championships

On Tuesday past The first round of the Angus Championships was played.

In the Champion of Champions section, Paul Martin travelled to Muirhead & Birkhill to play Barnhill and secured a well earned victory. Graham Fechlie moved across town to Arbroath to play Lochlands in the singles and lost out in a close game by 21-19. In the pairs, Gordon Smith and Charlie Cooper travelled to Broughty Castle to play Barnhill and secured a place in the next round with a 15-14 victory.

Newgate’s triples representatives, Gary Davies, Brian Reid and Scott Sibley headed for Montrose to play Kirriemuir and lost by 13-12 after an extra end. In the fours, Jim Butler, Eric Martin, Tom Reid and Dave Swankie played Abbey at Kirriemuir and recorded a convincing 21-8 win.

Senior League

After a defeat at Abbey last week, the Newgate Seniors were looking to improve against Parkview on Tuesday. They pulled together to win all three rinks and win by 7 points to nil. Next Tuesday the seniors are at home to Canmore.

Married Pairs

A sheet is on the noticeboard for entries for the Married Pairs competition which is to be held on Sunday, June 17.

Ladies’ section


Last Tuesday, Newgate ladies travelled to Carnoustie West End and recorded a two-rink victory, improving on their previous friendly results.

Carnoustie WE v Newgate

9. J. Thomson B. Park 15

8 A. Bowen P. Smith 19

17 34

Last Wednesday’s game against Lochlands was cancelled due to heavy rain.

On Tuesday, the ladies travelled to Montrose for a two-rink friendly, Unfortunately, they found the Montrose ladies in fine form and lost heavily in both rinks.

Yesterday (Thursday) they travelled to Carnoustie for a two-rink friendly.

Next week they have a friendly away to Edzell on Tuesday (June 13).

Cameron Trophy

Today (Friday) the ladies gather at the green to play the Cameron Two Bowl Singles Trophy with a 2 p.m. start.

Bowls Scotland

In the Bowls Scotland singles, Margaret Cargill travelled to Muirhead & Birkhill on Sunday to play Montrose and lost by 21-18. Betty Hodson, Isabel Anderson, Irene Hill and Barbara Park headed for to Strathmartine to play Abbey in the fours and lost out on an extra end by 15-14.

In the Angus and Perthshire second round competition on Tuesday Irene Hill travelled to Canmore to play Baxter Park in the singles and after a fairly even game in the first half lost by 21-13.

In the triples, Isobel Johnstone, Ruth Ferguson and Pat Smith travelled to Carnoustie West End last night (Thursday) to play Broughty Castle.

Angus Senior League

Results from games played on Tuesday: Letham 2, Boyle Park 5; Monifieth 7, Carnoustie WE 0; Carnoustie 2, Arbroath 5; Hope Paton 5, Montrose 2; Canmore 7, Brechin 0; Lochlands 5, Abbey 2; Parkview 0, Newgate 7.