ABBEY were away to Newgate in the Seniors Angus League last Tuesday when a 5-2 win kept them hanging on to their top spot.
In the club seniors’ mixed pairs semi-final, Margaret Croall and Len McGregor got three shots on the last end against Ron Ritchie and Joyce Wilson to win 14-13.
The Ladies’ Championship singles semi-final winner was Emma Philip who beat Kath Gordon by 21-16. Also played were the semi-finals of the pairs in which Ella Moss and Davina McGregor beat Doreen Thomson and Emma Philip 18-7 and Lynn Whammond and Kath Gordon won 17-7 against Irene Eaton and Margaret Croall.
The midweek fixture was at home against Brechin. The home side lost 21-11 as the rink skipped by May Smith lost 14-8 and Emma Philip drew 13-13
On Thursday evening the Angus Championship finals for the seniors and juniors was held at the Abbey green. A good crowd was entertained as Ryan Burnett, Carnoustie WE, won the junior singles beating Arbroath’s Scott Teviotdale 21-3.
Charlie Stewart, Montrose, lost 21-16 in the seniors’ singles to John Aimer, Maryfield. The pairs event was won by Jack Fraser and Rodger Smith, Fairfield, who beat William Smith and Harry Burnett, Newgate, 21-14.
In a tight game the triples went to David Greig, Mike Blackie and Jack Buist, Forfar, who defeated Ken Cochrane, Jim Watson and Bert Sinclair, Kirriemuir, 9-7.
Baxter Park won the fours as George Knight, Peter Slaven, Bill Evans and Michael Foran beat Canmore’s William Lindsay, Robert Anderson, Alex Campbell and Jan Watson 20-15.
A large crowd of spectators and supporters watched the conclusion of the Angus Championships on Friday evening. Playing in the Champion of Champions event, Scott Sibley, Newgate, lost 21-10 to Andrew Furye, Carnoustie WE.
The singles went to Brian Morris, Broughty Castle, who beat Graham Haddow, Balgay, 21-9. An all Dundee affair in the pairs saw Alan Duncan and David Morris, Hillcrest, beat Jim Irvine and Jim Davie, Craigie, 16-13. Broughty won the triples as Stewart Harvey, Lynn Kinnear and Ian Dorricot beat Bob Wynd, Bill Shepherd and Jim Friel, Monifieth, 19-11.
In the fours Kevin Taylor, Chris Stewart, Steven Watson and Ross Carlin, Muirhead, won 20-7 against Stan Munroe, Angus Walker, Alec Millar and Graham Waddell, Forfar.
Saturdays fixtures were at home to Aberdeen Northern and away to Lochee.
Abbey v Aberdeen Northern
26 J. Cargill J. Crowe 10
15 J. Lowson M. Monroe 22
30 J. Prouse G. Holderman 9
18 J.S. Paterson C. Riddle 16
32 J. Gibson R. Simpson 12
19 C. McKay J.M. Riddle 14
Lochee v Abbey
32 F. Fagan R. Wilson 12
24 J. Morrison D. Whitton 16
17 A. Cuthbert D. Wilson 21
32 S. Marshall T. Mill 18
27 A. Moir D. Middleton 10
25 D. Dailly F. Cook 17
On Sunday, the SYBA triples were held at Kirriemuir Bowling Club where Abbey’s Kyle Ross, Declan Johnston and David Penmen were winners on the day. Players going to Ayr from Abbey are Kyle Ross, Declan Johnston and David Penmen plus Keiran Ross and Louise Matthew.
They will play on Tuesday, July 26, at Northfield on the opening day of the Bowls Scotland Championships.
IN THE Seniors Angus League last Tuesday Arbroath recorded a 6-1 victory over Canmore and are now in second place in the league with two games to play:
Arbroath v Canmore
19 D. Skene D. Cairns 28
15 J. Glen J. Marshall 18
25 C. Coull L. Lindsay 17
22 G. Preston D. Stephen 17
25 G. Stewart C. Skip 14
19 D. Gallacher B. Anderson 20
Friendly match played last Tuesday.
Kirriemuir v Arbroath
10 C. Charlton J. Williamson 12
7 S. Reid J. Webster 23
Arbroath Ladies had a comfortable 32-12 victory over Boyle Park in the Angus League on Friday. Arbroath skips were Trixie McKay and Mary Thoms.
On Sunday, the Arbroath Club had the best day of the year so far to host the Open Pairs event.
A total of 32 pairs took part and some excellent bowling was on show throughout the day.
In the final knock-out stages of the tournament the beaten semi-finalists were Trixie McKay and David Garvie and Doug Lundie and Billy McDonald
In a closely fought final game Kyle Smith and Sye Steele claimed a one-shot victory over Peter Thomson and Scott Pirie.
THE LOCHLANDS rink of Stuart Graham, Bill Reid, Robin Wilson and Ken Moir reached the south section final of the Hutchison Trophy competition with a nine-shot victory over an Arbroath rink comprising Hugh Thoms, Chic Coull, Jack Clarke and Eric Scott.
The score was 23-14.
They now meet Friockheim next week.
Letham v Lochlands
16 S. Meiklejohn Ron Johnston 14
19 S. Torrie Bill Cargill 13
20 M. Ramsay Ron Kidd 10
17 C. Meiklejohn June Johnston 19
Angus Senior League
Montrose v Lochlands
16 R. Ferguson D. Smith 12
21 B. Christie V. Beattie 10
15 M. Murray K. Moir 10
52 (two points) (no points) 32
Lochlands v Newgate
18 D. Brown I. Teviotdale 10
22 W. Cargill S. Pearson 15
22 R. Johnston W. Sturrock 24
16 R. Wilson W. Johnston 26
13 D. Smith G. Skelton 26
NEWGATE Bowling Club held their annual Invitation Fours round robin competition on Saturday.
In the final the team from Montrose got the better of their counterparts from Invergowrie to take the honours.
The day’s events were sponsored by Sidey Windows and the prizes were presented by their representative, Valda Wicks.
Newgate visited Lochlands for a friendly on Saturday and recorded a 101-91 victory.
Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Carnoustie West End and away to Dudhope.
The away team bus leaves at 1 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start. The home game is sponsored by Pie Bob.
The penultimate game in Newgate’s 125th anniversary celebration was played on Monday. The visitors took the honours with a seven-shot advantage.
The team from Arbroath Indoor Bowling Club won the prize for the highest up visiting rink.
Newgate v Visitors
15 K. Swan Dudhope 13
18 W. Sturrock Newburgh 10
13 C. Cooper Arbroath 17
15 W. Johnston Craigie 18
13 G. Fechlie Kirriemuir 18
8 S. Sibley Arbroath Indoor 13
Newgate seniors travelled to Boyle Park last Tuesday and lost by two rinks to one and by five points to two.
On Tuesday (July 12) the last game in this year’s league competition takes place when Newgate are at home to Carnoustie West End.
Angus Top Ten
The first round of the Angus Top Ten competition will be played on Tuesday (July 12). The Newgate team will travel to play Parkview.
Team selection is on the noticeboard.
Newgate ladies held the Belle Smith Trophy competition, a four-bowl singles round robin event, on Sunday.
In the final Margaret Cargill got the better of her sister Ann Cargill to take the title and the trophy.
The ladies visited Lochlands on Wednesday afternoon and next Thursday (July 14) they are away to the ladies at Arbroath.
The second round of the ladies’ triples takes place today (Friday) with a 2 p.m. start. Ladies are asked to check the noticeboard for team selections.