On Wednesday afternoon Abbey played host to Fairfield B/C in a friendly which Fairfield won 46-39.
Abbey v Fairfield
9 D.C. Beattie R. Hutcheson 21
12 J. Lowson J. McGarth 12
18 F. Cook R. Bowers 13
In the evening playing in the Forfarshire quarter-finals was Luke Waddilove in the under-25s. He lost 21 - 17 to Kyale Ross (both Abbey). Declan Johnston won 21-11 against Sean Jarret from the Newgate and Ben Wallace beat Duncan Stewart from Brechin 21-13. Playing at Parkview in the pairs Ian Smith and Neill Paton lost 22-17.
On Thursday evening the team of Bryan Williams, Ian Croll, Bob Tosh and Fred Cook travelled to Friockhiem to play in the Hutcheson Trophy. They won by two shots and now meet Newgate in the final.
There was a great finish to Abbey’s first year back in the First Division of the Angus League saw them win once again by one shot as J.K. Paterson’s rink lost 20-13, Colin McKay’s drew 15-15 and Malcolm Anderson’s won 20-12 to take the game 47-48 and resign Dudhope to relegation into the Second Division.
Playing in the semi-finals of the Angus Triples Tom Mill, Brian Johnston and Jim Fairweather exited the competition with a 19-9 defeat from Montrose. The last hope for Abbey lies with Malcolm Anderson who won his semi-final 21-7 against Fairfield. The finals are tonight (Friday) at Kirriemuir with a 6.30 p.m. start time.
The weekend fixtures were a mixed game at home against Carnoustie and the other away to Duffus Park, Cupar.
Abbey v Carnoustie
28 K. Farmer M. Lindsay 15
13 H. Ross D.A. Robertson 24
17 E. Philip M. Granger 13
11 R. Webster J.F. Cummings 23
18 B. Tosh T. McLean 18
Duffus Park v Abbey
27 R. Morris F. Cook 10
11 M. Mackinnon D. O’Neill 24
27 H. Prentice J. Lowson 18
11 B. Ryans J. Paterson 22
9 J. Manzie D. Gow 31
16 P. Jones K. Tosh 16
The ladies played their rescheduled Angus League Game against Carnoustie WE at the Abbey on Thursday. They won with rinks skipped by Helen Calder and Emma Philip winning 18-11 and 16-12.
Also being played at the Abbey was the midweek friendly against Barnhill. A good, close game saw Liz Lowson’s rink win 14-11 and Margaret Croll’s draw 15-15 to win 29-25.
On Friday Abbey were away to Forfar in the Angus League and they won 31-27. The ladies are doing well in the Angus League having won their last three games.
The semi-finals of the Mixed Pairs was decided with wins for Jim Arthur and Irene Eaton who won 24-18 against Davina McGregor and Ron Ritchie, the other going to May Smith and Les Barnett who defeated John Falconer and Emma Philip 22-10.
Tuesday’s seniors Angus League game was at home against CarnoustieWE. Abbey played well to secure their win as rinks skipped by J.S. Paterson won 13-11 and K.Tosh 19-7, while C. McKay’s rink was beaten 13-12 to give Abbey the game with 5 points to 2 and 44 shots to 31 taking them to within two points of league leaders Arbroath.
On Sunday the Married Pairs competition was held. Due to the drop in numbers it was agreed to run it as a round robin and the winners were Kitty and Dave Mulholland, with runners-up being Karen and Frank Farmer.
Arbroath v Craigie
22 D. Gallacher B. McCash 14
14 J. Bogue A.N. Other 19
20 D. Strachan W. Husband 18
33 K. Southorn B. Nixon 7
The Maroons’ final game against winless Broughty proved the inconsistency of the side as they went down by two shots.
Once again it was a much changed side and new players in new positions just proved too much for the team. After a promising start to the campaign, the club has finished in mid-table mediocrity.
After the quarter-final stages the club’s Pairs and Junior Singles reached the semi-finals last Tuesday, hoping to reach the finals being played at Kirriemuir tonight (Friday).
The Triples and Fours both lost out at the quarter-final stages.
Both Singles and Triples had home advantage at stage two.
Eric Eaton did well to progress to the next round, but the triples were well beaten.
The closing date for the nominated teams is July 6.
The Maroons play Parkview Brechin on Sunday away from home with a 2 p.m. start.
In the singles semi-finals Dave Strachan was defeated by D. Milne of Carnoustie West End.
In quarter finals of the fours, Wullie Lawrence’s rink beat Craigie and in the semi-finals they saw off Lochee. They were hoping to win the championship against Letham at Kirriemuir in a final due to be played last night (Thursday).
Angus Seniors League
Canmore 3 Arbroath 4
11 W. Stewart D. Skene 9
11 I. Stewart D. Strachan 25
11 V. Watt D. Spink 11
Still top by two points with three games to go.
Last week’s friendlies were away to Carnoustie WE where rinks skipped by J. Smith and I. Farquhar won 12-10 and 16-7 respectively.
The game played at Laurencekirk also finished with a win when the same skips recorded 13-7 and 15-9 victories.
In the Angus and Perthshire competitions, the Singles and Rinks both progressed to the semi-finals which will be held on Thursday (July 10).
Last Tuesday in the Gents’ competition Sean Jarret, in the Under-25s, played Arbroath at the Abbey and in the Singles Graham Fechlie played Fairfield at Carnoustie. Both players played well but were unable to overcome their opponents and failed to advance into the next round.
Last Wednesday in the Junior Singles Sean Jarret played at the Abbey, in the singles Graham Skelton played at Arbroath, in the pairs Sye Pearson and Gary Davies played at Carnoustie and Derek Beattie, Brian Robertson, Willie Johnston and Bill Sturrock in the rinks played at home against Letham. Fortune evaded all the teams as they all failed to advance into the next round.
Friday evening saw the last of the Angus League games for this season.
Sitting at the top of the league on shots advantage over Carnoustie West End Newgate travelled to Brechin where a win was most important. The early part of the game was going in the Brechin direction and it was not until the latter stages that Newgate began to forge ahead and finish the game with a 15 shots advantage.
The news that Carnoustie West End had been defeated in their last game at Craigie meant that Newgate had secured the title of league champions for season 2014 by two clear points. The last time Newgate won the league was in 2004. Congratulations to all players who had taken part throughout the season.
Brechin v Newgate
9 R. Grant G. Fechlie 18
16 R. Lockhart S. Sibley 16
18 E. Baillie P. Carnegie 24
There was only one friendly on Saturday away to Forfar where the home team stamped authority over the game with a convincing win.
Forfar v Newgate
23 J. Buist D. Spalding 8
12 D. Robertson K. Swan 12
18 W. Hunter R. Webster 10
19 I. Donald W. Sturrock 8
16 M. Black G. Fechlie 12
11 D. Thomson A. Low 19
Tomorrow (Saturday) there is again only one friendly fixture and that is away to neighbours Lochlands with a 2. p.m start. Next week the games are home to Dudhope and away to Carnoustie West End.
Newgate Invitation Fours
Also tomorrow Newgate host their Invitation Fours round robin competition. Teams in Section One and Two report no later than 8.30 a.m. for breakfast and sign in.
Section One - Broughty, Kirriemuir, Royal British Legion, Newgate (1), Barnhill and Brechin. Section Two - Police Scotland, Angus County under-25s, Newgate Ladies (1), Carnoustie West End, Lochlands and Abbey.
Teams in Sections Three and Four to report no later than 9.15 a.m. for breakfast and sign in. Section Three - Montrose, Broughty Castle, Angus County, Stonehaven, Newgate Ladies (2) Newgate (2). Section Four - Tayside Fire and Rescue Service, Newgate (3) Craigie, Arbroath, Duffus Park and Monifieth.
On Sunday the Club Nominated Fours competition was held. At the end of the day the team of Alan Low, Brian Reid, Tom Reid and Forbes Szatan proved worthy winners in the final over the team of Dave Hodgens, Sean Jarret, Eric Milne and Paul Carnegie.
Monday Points League
At the halfway stage in the Monday Points League the top positions are Scott Sibley on 13 points and Tom Cargill, Alex Cargill, Gary Davies, Mike Flynn, Jim Ramsay and Bob Spence all on 10 points.
Bowls Scotland Mixed Pairs
On Sunday the pair of May Hutcheson and Graham Fechlie represented the club at Lochlands green where they put in a sterling performance to overcome the pair from Balgay to earn a spot in the next round which they played the same evening against the pair from Strathmartine who proved to be a bit better on the night and ended the Newgate pair’s run of success.
Newgate were at home to Canmore a week past Tuesday and failed to take home the advantage by losing 4-3. Last Tuesday Newgate were unable to field a team away to Boyle Park therefore forfeited the points. Next Tuesday (July 8) they are at home to neighbours Abbey.
Angus Top Ten
The Angus Top Ten Competition starts next Tuesday (July 8 ) when Newgate travels to Parkview.
Last Tuesday the ladies entertained the ladies from Lochee in a two rink friendly and gave their confidence a boost with a convincing victory.
Newgate v Lochee
17 B. Park N. Grubb 6
25 K. Swan P. Will 11
Their next friendly is on Tuesday, July 10, at home to Arbroath.
The first round of the ladies’ Club Triples takes place next Friday (July 11) with a 2.p.m start.
The Ladies’ Invitation Day takes place on Sunday (July 13) with a 2 p.m. start with ladies invited to play from other neighbouring clubs.
Colin McMillan, Stuart Graham and George Taylor easily overcame Ally Whyte, Helen Taylor and Ron Kidd to win the Colin Wilbourn Trophy.
Angus Senior League
Forfar 5 Lochlands 2
16 R. Smith W. Keillor 9
14 G. Marshall D. BRown 13
13 J. Buist W. Cargill 20
Angus Seniors League
Leading positions after 10 games
Arbroath 50 +90
Abbey 48 +146
Monifieth 44 +87
Letham 42 +15
Parkview 36 +18
Forfar 36 -17
Montrose 35 +9