Season closing days edge nearer

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Abbey Club

THE FINAL of the seniors’ gents singles was a close run game with Jim Arthur edging ahead to beat Burnett Taylor 21-18.

Lochee’s last midweek visit to the club this season saw Abbey win 83-74.

Abbey v Lochee

19 J. Lowson R. Taylor 11

10 J. Arthur J. Cruickshank 21

19 D. Whitton S. Graham 12

19 B. Skea B. MacGillivary 17

16 J.S. Paterson J. Clark 13

83 74

Weekend fixtures were at home to Montrose and away to Invergowrie.

Abbey v Montrose

17 K. Tosh S. Pirie 18

18 R. Wilson J. Murray 20

17 D. Wilson L. Melville 23

8 D. O’Neill D. Garvie 28

10 D. Middleton D. Laurence 24

70 113

Invergowrie v Abbey

28 W. Tares B. Tosh 16

15 R. McCartney J. Arthur 20

36 W. Russell D. Whitton 14

12 A. Low T. Mill 29

11 I. Rose J. Paterson 23

102 102

Friday night’s Hat Night was won by Frank Benham with a total of 33 points.

Played on Sunday was what should have been the last competition of the season, the gents’ invitation pairs for the Sandy Fraser Memorial Trophy. A good standard of competition throughout the day produced two very entertaining semi-finals. In the first, George Addison and Sandy Edmonds, Forfar, defeated Dave Wilson and Willie Johnstone, Newgate, 10-6. In the other, Willie Bissett and Dave Strachan, Arbroath, lost 5-8 to David Penman and Kyle Smith, Arbroath, who went on to win the final 10-4.


In the semi-finals of the last ladies’ competition, the Alice Laing triples, Irene Eaton, Sheila Geddes and Ely Marnie recorded a convincing 21-1 win against Helen Ross, Nina Sibley and May Smith. The other game was a similar story as Norma Dunsmore, Mary Stewart and Margaret Fraser lost 13-6 to Jean Graham, Davina McGregor and Emma Philip, who then went on to win the final 24-10.


Junior coaching takes place tomorrow (Saturday). On Sunday it will be the juniors closing day and the programme includes finals and the presentation of trophies.

Arbroath Club


Arbroath v Newgate

29 R. Beattie M. Flynn 18

24 G. Preston D. Spalding 13

23 E. Eaton D. Perkins 8

21 E. Scott W. Johnston 15

97 53

Arbroath v Balgay

14 D. Nicholson J. Catto 14

16 D. Reid J. Hastie 8

19 J. Clarke G. Kerr 14

13 C. Coull S. Livingston 11

62 47

As the outdoor season winds down, closing day is a week tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) 2.30 p.m. start

Before that, next Friday (September 27) sees the annual ‘alternative prize-giving’ which this year is at The Brewhouse. Time for meeting up is on the noticeboard. Nominations for awards have been received.

Lochlands Club

RESULT in the final of the club’s McDonald Singles competition was Peter Thompson 21, Rusty Smith 12.

Henderson Trophy

The Lochlands 1 rink, comprising Bert Alison, Colin Blyth, John Cargill and Robin Wilson travelled to Brechin Parkview to face Forfar 1 in the Henderson Trophy and went down 17-23.

The Lochlands 2 rink, made up of Ally Whyte, Bob Lowe, Ron Kidd and Dave Smith did better at Carnoustie against Broughty 2, recording a 21-19 victory.

The Lochlands green closed on Friday and in the final event, a keenly contested triples tournament, the vice-president’s team narrowly defeated the past president’s team.

Newgate Club

THE GENTS’ handicap singles final between Alan Low and Forbes Szatan which was scheduled for Friday was postponed due to illness. It will now be played on a date yet to be arranged

The mixed pairs final went ahead on Friday between Alex Napier and Linda Cargill and Sye Pearson and Carolann Herron. After the scheduled 15 ends, both pairs were even and the match went into an extra end. Alex and Linda secured the vital shot to take the title.

Broughty Masters

The Broughty Masters for gents and Classic for ladies go ahead tomorrow (Saturday) and involve the gents’ and ladies’ club champions. Representing the gents, Graham Fechlie plays at 5 p.m. against last year’s champion. Representing the ladies Margaret Cargill plays at 10.30 a.m. against the champion from Strathmartine.

Saturday friendlies

On Saturday, Newgate was involved in two friendly games, one at home to Arbroath which was sponsored by the Corner Bar and the other away to Hillcrest.

The home team was soundly beaten in the local derby and the away team showed the way with a six-shot victory.

Newgate v Arbroath

18 M. Flynn R. Beattie 29

15 W. Johnston E. Scott 21

13 D. Spalding G. Preston 24

8 D. Perkins E. Eaton 23

54 97

Hillcrest v Newgate

16 D. Roberts B.S. Sibley 16

19 N. Smith C. Plawecki 16

15 J. McIntyre A. Low 12

14 J. Flight T. Reid 26

64 70

Henderson Trophy

Newgate had two rinks out on Saturday in the Henderson Trophy. The rink of Sye Pearson, Bob Spence, Sandy Smith and Scott Sibley played the rink from Arbroath at Lochlands and lost by nine shots. Eric Martin, Alex Napier, Graham Fechlie and Allan Caird played Strathmartine at Carnoustie and won by four shots. Newgate were eliminated as both rinks required a win to have any chance in the competition.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the last of the friendly games takes place with a home fixture against Forfar, which is sponsored by Plumb Centre, and away tie against Muirhead and Birkhill. The home game will be followed by a Race Night.

Sunday friendly

Newgate entertained the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland in a six-rink friendly for the Dave Donaldson Memorial Trophy on Sunday. The Legion proved to be the stronger team and recorded a convincing victory. The trophy was handed over to team captain Ken McPherson by Newgate vice-president John Stirling.

Newgate v British Legion

9 A. Cargill B. Sibley 30

11 B. Park K. Moir 26

13 J. Stirling K. McPherson 22

20 K. Swan W. Lawrence 23

11 A. Smith M. Mann 21

17 I. Hill J. Cargill 20

81 142

Monday Points League

The final Monday Points League game of the season was played and the top four places were all in contention. Sandy Smith emerged victor with 26 points, Scott Sibley and Tom Cargill were equal second with 25 points, Gerry Mould and Bob Jackson equal third with 24 points and Alan McIntosh fourth with 22 points.

Memorial Mixed Triples

On Sunday (September 23), Newgate hold their annual Mixed Memorial Triples Round Robin competition in memory of all members who have passed away.

Members please check noticeboard for team selection and start time.

Ladies’ Section

The ladies gathered at the green on Thursday for a friendly among themselves which was followed by a fritter and cakes tea. Two rinks enjoyed the afternoon which was played out in a friendly spirit.

14 L. Cargill B. Park 18

16 K. Swan N. Spence 10

30 28

Ladies v Vets

The annual Ladies v Vets (gents) friendly game goes ahead today (Friday) with a 2 p.m. start. Both teams should check the noticeboard for team selections.

Closing day

The ladies end the season with their annual closing day game and presentation of prizes on Sunday, September 30, with a 2 p.m. start.