Lots of action on the greens as bowlers defy weather

Abbey Club


THEIR friendly this week was away at Kirriemuir in which Abbey lost by two shots when rinks skipped by Sheila Geddes drew 13-13 and Doreen Thomson lost 13- 11.

The final of the Giddings Lewis singles was a close game won by Lynn Whammond as she beat Emma Philip 21-18.

Ladies’ closing day is (tomorrow) Saturday and those wishing to play please attend by 1.30 for a 2 p.m. start


The Men’s Doubles final was won by Sy Steele and Dave Wilson 18-12 against Ron Wilson and Bob Tosh.

The seniors’ closing day and presentation of trophies is on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The Andy Knox two bowl pairs was played to its conclusion last Wednesday evening. In the quarter finals Jim Arthur beat Bob Tosh 8-5 and Dave Wilson won 9-6 against Declan Johnston, Brian Williams lost 10-3 to Brian Johnston and Bob Skea beat Dave Wyllie 9-8.

In the semi-finals Brian Johnston beat Dave Wilson 9-8 and Bob Skea lost 9-4 to Jim Arthur who went on to win the final 10-6.

Saturday’s fixture with Baxter Park was cancelled due to their ground being flooded, but the home game against Hill Crest went ahead. Although held up for an hour due to the rain the game continued with the ends reduced to 17 and Abbey went on to win by 37 shots.

Abbey Hill Crest

26 K. Tosh J. Henderson 8

10 D. Petrie W. McInnes 20

20 R. Wilson T. Hunt 11

21 B. Tosh B. Forthingham 6

12 R. Matthew N. Scott 7

Juniors closing and presentation of trophies is this Sunday at 12 noon.

Arbroath Club

Saturday Friendly

Arbroath v Kirriemuir

Graeme Duthie Memorial

Trophy, second leg

KIRRIE came to Arbroath with a 27-shot advantage from the first leg, but the Arbroath selectors got it right by fielding a side which won by 32 shots overall giving them a five-shot victory over the two games and custody of the trophy for a year.

19 J. McKelvie P. Coultard 19

32 D. Strachan G.A. Milne 15

16 G. Stewart C. Milne 21

10 D. Cowie P. Clyne 26

35 W. Cadger I. Franchi 9

26 D. Gallacher J. Watson 16

138 106

Joe Forsyth Cup

Showery conditions did not dampen the spirits of the players taking part in the annual Joe Forsyth Cup event against the Royal British Legion on Sunday.

After 11 ends heavy rain caused players to seek shelter and the score was decided at this point which was Arbroath 41, Royal British Legion 32.

Legion sports convener Kenny Macpherson handed over the trophy to Arbroath vice-president Eric Scott.

Handicap Singles

After two postponements due to bad weather the Handicap Singles final was eventually played on Monday evening.

Eric Eaton and Paul Carnegie provided an entertaining game. The contest finished in fading light with Eric claiming a 21-17 victory.

Arbroath BC have their closing game tomorrow (Saturday).

Playing members are asked to arrive at the Clubhouse for 2 p.m. to allow rinks to be drawn and play to commence at 2.30 p.m.

Newgate Club

Seniors v Ladies (Friday)

THE ANNUAL challenge match between the Gents Seniors and the Ladies was a victim of the weather. However, both teams enjoyed an afternoon of indoor leisure sports.

Gents Handicap Singles Final

This game also scheduled to be played on Friday was a victim of the weather and went ahead on Tuesday evening between Paul Martin and Wullie Smith (2). The game was evenly matched until the later stages when Paul pulled away to take the honours by 21 shots to 19.

Saturday fixtures

Last Saturday brought mixed fortunes for the afternoon friendlies, losing at home to Muirhead and Birkhill and winning away at Forfar. The home game was sponsored by Norma Bremner.

Newgate v. Muirhead and Birkhill

11 A. Caird R. Ferguson 13

8 W. Johnston K. Johnston 16

8 F. Szatan R. Carlin 17

14 A. Smith A Johnston 11

41 57

Forfar v. Newgate

12 M. Blackie G. Fechlie 37

12 B. Buist S. Pearson 21

13 G. Marshall C. Plawecki 24

22 S. Clark M. Flynn 15

20 A. Stewart A. Low 13

79 110

Tomorrow (Saturday) the annual game between the Seniors (over-60s) and Juniors (under-60s) takes place with a 2.30 p.m start. This game is sponsored by Angus Dec.

Closing Day

The Gents close the season next Saturday, October 1. For catering purposes members attending please add their names to sheet on noticeboard.

Memorial Triples

On Sunday the Newgate held their annual Memorial Mixed Triples Round Robin competition. After playing throughout the day in mixed weather conditions the final produced some excellent bowling with the team of Ruth Ferguson, Ray Anderson and Jim Watt getting the better of Janice Robertson, Brenda Jackson and Tom Reid in the final. The trophy was presented by president Charlie Cooper.

Broughty Masters

Last weekend at the Broughty Masters competition Paul Martin, as club champion, represented the Newgate, but unfortunately went out during the early stages by one shot to the player from Craigie. Scott Sibley as Bowls Scotland champion got to the quarter final before losing out to Craigie.

Charity donations

On Sunday, president Charlie Cooper handed over the cheques for £250 each from money collected and donated from the 125th Anniversary celebrations to the charities of MacMillan nurses, Arbroath renal and kidney dialysis unit and Arbroath maternity unit.

Ladies’ Section

Last Wednesday the ladies visited Canmore for a three-rink friendly. Finding the green difficult to master they returned home licking their wounds from a 3-rink defeat

Canmore v. Newgate

18 S. Thomson I. Anderson 9

17 H. Milne R. Ferguson 11

19 K. Thornley P. Smith 6

54 26

Broughty Classic

At the weekend Margaret Cargill, as Ladies’ Club Champion, represented Newgate in the Ladies’ Broughty Classic. After a first round tussle she lost out to the lady from Rattray by 21-19.

Closing Day

The Newgate Ladies have their closing game and presentation of prizes this Sunday (September 25) with a 2 p.m start.