Once again it was a nail-biting finish to Friday’s Angus League game at home against Montrose. Although only one rink won the other two played their part by keeping the overall score tight.
With the scores level on the last end and only one rink left on the green the outcome of the match was decided by a great shot by Abbey to take the match 47-46.
Although successful in the first round of the Hutcheson Trophy, winning 24-6 against Parkview, it was almost a reverse score for Abbey as they were beaten 27-7 by Newgate in the first round of the Rennie Tailyor competition on Saturday morning.
It was a quiet Saturday afternoon at the Abbey as the only fixture was away to Broughty where Abbey were defeated by 45 shots, losing 139-94.
Broughty v Abbey
23 S. Christie P. McKay 18
25 G. Smith J. Lowson 10
23 M. Watt F. Cook 15
24 N. Alexander D. Gow 20
17 L. Kinner C.L. Gargill 21
27 B. Makin W. Bisset 10
Abbey did really well on Tuesday evening in the first round of the Angus competitions progressing in all with the exception of the fours who lost.
The semi-final of the Ladies’ Scottish Under-25s was held at Stonehaven on Thursday when Abbey’s Caitlin Waddilove played and beat her opponent from Whitehall BC 21-17.
Two days later she was playing the final at Ellon against Sarah Gowans from Mintlaw BC, the current holder and winner for the last four years of district three.
The boundary changes for the under-25s created a new area known as District One. Sarah would have liked to have won this as it was her last year in this age group.
An excellent and exciting game to watch saw the lead change several times throughout. Sarah took advandage of a few loose bowls form Caitlin and found herself with a 20-17 lead and looking like making it five in a row.
Caitlin drew two lovely bowls around the jack to make the score 20-19, followed by another two on the next end to take the game 21-20 and the District One Under-25s title. She will now represent Abbey and the district in the finals at Ayr.
Abbey ladies Helen Ross, Mary Cunningham, Margaret Fraser and Liz Lowson lost 16-15 to Lochlands in the Scottish Fours.
In the Tayside Triples Helen Ross, Kitty Mulholland and Margaret Fraser beat Monifieth 16-6, and in the Angus/Perthshire Triples Abbey got a W/O against Canmore.
In the pairs Karen Farmer and Mabel Main beat Caledonian 13-9.
The midweek friendly was away to Forfar where rinks skipped by Ely Marnie won 9-7, and Helen Calder lost 16-11 giving Forfar the game 23-20.
The seniors’ Angus competition first rounds were held on Monday afternoon.
Abbey lost in all bar the singles which was won by Bob Tosh who made a good come back from 13-8 down to win 21-14.
The Angus League game was at home against Hope Paton. Abbey were well up in two rinks and in the third there was nothing seperating the teams. On the last end with the score even Abbey drew the shot to make it a clean sweep and pick up the seven points and the game 53-28.
The Abbey Open was held on Sunday in brilliant sunshine, that combined with really good bowls made for a great day for both bowlers and spectators.
Those successful in reaching the semi-finals were Colin McKay and Peter Speirs who beat Bob Johnson and George Addison 10-7. In the other the mother and son team of Kitty and Calvin Mulholland lost 18-7 to John Prouse and Jim Arthur, who went on to win an exciting final 9-7.
Sponsors of the day were Sandy and Maureen Beedie Jewellers.
Arbroath v Kirriemuir
14 J. McKelvie B. Nicoll 17
5 W. Beattie K. Cochrane 22
11 J. White J. Watson 11
15 D. Anderson l. Clarke 15
17 W. Lawrence P. Coulthard 17
Most of the players participating in this year’s championships set out last Tuesday night and a report of results will follow next week.
Wednesday night saw the remaining teams competing in ties and results will appear next week.
In what was billed as a tight derby game, in fact turned out to be the opposite as the visitors newgate easily beat a lacklustre Maroons’ outfit.
The team never really got going which rather disappointed the large home support. Still as all players realise this was always going to be a transision year and the clubs main aim was to stay in the top division. This will be achieved if the lads can come away with two points from tonight’s match (Friday) away to Montrose.
Last Wednesday Newgate lost interest in the Barclay Cup when the team of Jim Robbie, Ken Swan, Tom Pullar and Jim Spence were soundly beaten by the team from Errol.
Newgate travelled to Arbroath last Friday in an important game for both clubs. As expected, the game was keenly contested with the early stages breaking about even. Newgate took control in the latter stages of the game to win all three rinks and by a margin of 24 shots overall to take the important two points to maintain the top position in the league.This Friday (tonight) Newgate are at home to Dudhope.
Renny Tailyour Trophy
The first round of the Renny Tailyour Trophy took place on Saturday morning when the Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton, Bob Spence and Sandy Smith made the short trip over to the Abbey where they put in a sterling performance to win by a comfortable margin of 27 shots to seven to go into the next round where they meet Boyle Park at Newgate on Thursday (June 19).
The friendlies for last Saturday were home and away to Canmore with the home game sponsored by K.T’s Hair Studio.The rain affected both games bringing them to an early close. The home team won by a comfortable margin while the away team suffered a heavy defeat in one rink to surrender the honours to the home side.
Newgate v Canmore
14 G. Davies R. Gall 13
23 D. Spalding V. Watt 10
17 G. Stewart G. Leith 15
13 J. Stirling A. Ferreira 11
11 W. Sturrock L. Torrie 15
15 A. Caird D. Stephen 4
Canmore v Newgate
18 B. Edwards A. Napier 15
8 A. Carnegie E. Martin 19
10 R. Smith A. Smith 18
22 G. Stewart G. Skelton 8
34 W. Stephen D. Perkins 4
The friendlies for tomorrow (Saturday) are home and away to Baxter Park with the home game being sponsored by M.+ M. Fish Merchants. The away team bus leaves at 1.15.p.m. for a 2 p.m. start.
On Tuesday past the Seniors were at home to Forfar and lost out by two rinks to one and an overall points score of 5-2.
Newgate v Forfar
8 B. Reid A. Miller 19
15 A. Napier P. McGuiness 10
14 M. Flynn A. Gray 19
On Tuesday (June 17) Newgate are away to Letham
Angus Championships 2014
The Seniors first round was played last Monday (June 9) when in the singles Eric Milne played Broughty Castle at Carnoustie, in the pairs Ken Swan and Bob Jackson played Parkview at Canmore, in the triples Dave Hodgens, Harry Burnett and Jim Spence played Carnoustie West End at Letham and in the rinks Gibby Lawson, Ray Anderson, Tom Fraser and Alex Napier got a walkover against Parkview at Montrose.
All the Newgate teams were successful in making it through to the next round to be played on Monday (June 16). The singles are being played at Carnoustie against Muirhead and Birkhill, the pairs play Strathmartine at Carnoustie West End the triples play Arbroath at the Abbey and the rinks play Monifieth at Carnoustie
The Gents played last Tuesday (June 10) when in the singles Paul Martin played Craigie at Broughty in the pairs Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper played Letham at Carnoustie in the triples Alan Low, Billy Sturrock and Paul Carnegie played Kirriemuir at Forfar and in the rinks Brian Reid, Tom Reid, Sandy Smith and Graeme Stewart played Montrose at Parkview. In the Champion of Champions Graham Fechlie and in the Under-25s Sean Jarret both got byes into the second round to be played next Tuesday (June 17).
The singles, pairs and triples failed to reach the second round with the rinks team making it after a close encounter with Montrose at Parkview.
Angus and Perthshire
Last Thursday (June 5) the pairs team of Isobel Johnstone and Linda Cargill travelled to Monifieth to play Strathmartine. In the triples Norma Spence, Kath Swan and Pat Smith travelled to Carnoustie to play Broughty Castle. Both teams recorded victories to advance into the next round. The pairs won with a score of 19 shots to 12 and the triples won with a score of 18 shots to 5. In the next round the pairs play Forfar at Brechin and the triples play Strathmartine at Barnhill with both games being played on Thursday June 19.
The pairs team of Ruth Ferguson and Pat Smith play the second round tonight (Friday) against Strathmartine at Craigie and the fours team of Barbara Park, Sharon Caird, Linda Cargill and May Hutcheson also play tonight (Friday) against Broughty at Monifieth. The triples team of Irene Hill, Kathleen Swan and Ann Cargill who won last Friday at Dudhope against Baxter Park now play the next round on Friday, June 20.
The triples team of Irene Hill, Linda Cargill and Pat Smith are through to the next round to be played at the Abbey at 10.a.m. on Sunday June 15.
Last Friday (June 6) the ladies held their Cameron Trophy which is an eleven ends two bowl singles competition . The weather was kind to the ladies and Ann Cargill took the honours at the end of the day in the final against Pat Smith.
Last Wednesday (June 11) the ladies travelled to Edzell in a two rink friendly. The next friendly is next Thursday (June 19) when the Newgate ladies visit Monifieth for an evening game.
Belle Smith Trophy
The ladies hold their round robin competition next Sunday, June 22, with a 10.a.m. start. Those wishing to take part in this competition should confirm entries before Sunday.