New outdoor season now in full swing

Abbey Club

ABBEY Bowling Club’s first friendly of the season was away to Carnoustie on Saturday. An excellent day’s bowling was enjoyed by all, complemented by fine weather and good company. Abbey came away winners by 153 - 164 shots.

Carnoustie v. Abbey

17 G. Allen J.S. Paterson 17

16 R. Alexander D. O’Neill 34

13 D.A. Robertson R. Wilson 21

20 J.F. Cumming A. Burnett 18

16 S. Williams B. Tosh 23

24 M. Jones P. Speirs 12

24 T. McLean D. Petrie 20

23 I. Russell J. Gibson 19

153 164

Junior Coaching resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. when past and new members will be made welcome. Sunday sees the start of the Championship rinks and those wishing to play should attend by 9.45 a.m.

Arbroath Club

PRESIDENT Joe McKelvie welcomed 56 members to Arbroath Bowling Club’s 150th anniversary opening game.

Vice- president Eric Scott’s team allowed the president’s players a narrow victory.

‘Highest up’ rink on the day was from the president’s team, comprising Jack Millar, Brian Brazier, Ian Stott and Jack Clarke.

Club competitions are now posted on noticeboard and members are asked to check playing dates starting from tonight (Friday).

Lochlands Club

SATURDAY was opening day at Lochlands Bowling club and 34 members turned out for the traditional president v vice-president match.

Shrewd selection by president Robin Wilson ensured an emphatic 25-shot victory over vice-president John Smith’s team.

President v. Vice-president

8 R. Wilson J. Smith 6

15 R. Johnston J. Cruden 4

14 H. Furye R. Kidd 3

13 M. Wilson V. Beattie 10

8 D. Smith K. Stephen 10

58 33

Brilliant sunshine greeted the visit from Guardbridge, Fife, on Sunday. The match was close in all four rinks but the visitors edged a narrow two-shot victory.

Lochlands v. Guardbridge

11 R. Wilson A. Swan 12

13 A. Suttie T. Balfour 16

18 M. Wilson Anne Duncan 14

13 D. Smith Alan Duncan 15

55 57

Angus Vets League

Lochlands v. Newgate

13 K. Stephen M. Flynn 14

25 D. Smith T. Cargill 8

4 V. Beattie H. Bisset 13

42 (3 pts) (4 pts) 35

Newgate Club

NEWGATE Bowling Club’s 125th anniversary year got off to a great start on Saturday with both the home and away teams recording victories against Invergowrie opposition.

Newgate v. Invergowrie

13 E. Martin W. Rae 19

22 S. Pearson R. McCarthy 18

21 C. Cooper D. Cheape 19

22 P. Gersok D. Gilchrist 16

19 W. Sturrock A. Low 17

97 89

Invergowrie v. Newgate

29 S. Rose A. Smith 18

27 I. Rose A.C. Napier 22

16 A. Low W. Johnston 17

10 G. Dow S. Sibley 28

16 J. Stirling G. Fechlie 21

98 106

Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Abbey and away to Lochee.

Hunter Cup

The first of the season’s competitions - the Hunter Cup - gets under way on Tuesday. The Newgate 1 team of Jim Butler, Ian Teviotdale, Sandy Smith and Brian Sibley (skip) travels to Carnoustie West End to play Kirriemuir 1. The Newgate 2 team, skipped by Billy Sturrock, plays on Thursday against the winner of Errol 2 and Monifieth 1.

Seniors

Newgate seniors started the season on Tuesday away to Lochlands.

Ladies’ section

The ladies began their season’s friendlies with a local derby at home against the ladies of Arbroath.

Their next game on Tuesday (April 26) is away to Brechin.