Sporting round up

Kyle Gibson (left) winner of Arbroath Artisan Golf Club's Junior Handicap Championship for the Knox Salver, and Steven Shepherd, Junior Club Champion (scratch), pictured with their trophies. Handicap championship runner-up was Rachel Shepherd and runner-up in the scratch competition was Blair Scott.
Kyle Gibson (left) winner of Arbroath Artisan Golf Club's Junior Handicap Championship for the Knox Salver, and Steven Shepherd, Junior Club Champion (scratch), pictured with their trophies. Handicap championship runner-up was Rachel Shepherd and runner-up in the scratch competition was Blair Scott.

The Pirates AC visited Carlogie Dam recently and had a great day. Catches included: K. Brown one for 2lbs, A. Ballantyne four for 10lbs, S. Page four for 10lbs 2oz, C. Ballantyne four for 11lbs 12oz, S. Cook four for 9lbs 12oz, R. Ballantyne three for 5lbs, G. Duff four for 10lbs 8oz.

Others visiting: G. Sutherland, Montrose, two for 5lbs, D. Linton Dundee two for 5lbs 2oz, F. Jaffray, Aberdeen, four for 8lbs, J. Reid, Kingsmuir, four for 9lbs.

Catch and release: L Gall, Dundee, 7; G. Anderson, Dundee, 4; A. Stewart, Dundee, 10; D. Thoms, Carnoustie, 10; D. Linton, Dundee, 21; F. Ferrier, Arbroath, 27; Robin Hutton, Glenrothes, 8; Ronald Hutton, Glenrothes, 13; I. Chaplain, Carnoustie, 8; R. Main, Arbroath, 3; M. Gauld, Aberdeen, 8; S. McDonald, Newburgh, 13.


Abbey Club

Abbey Bowling Club juniors could not have wished for better weather for their closing day and presentation of trophies.

In the novice section, the pairs final was won by Maison Ross and Rory Watson who defeated Mariz Bago and Ryan Tosh. The two-bowl pairs went to Jaiden Lee and Benji Yule who were too strong for Eve Hodgens and Indiana Jones.

The singles was won by Maison Ross who deafeated Angus Burnett in the final.

The triples competition was a mixture of juniors and novices and winners were Stuart Farmer, Hazel Sime and Jessica Gordon who got the better of Kimberley Nicholson, Jordan Watt and Ryan Tosh.

The junior two-bowl pairs was won by Stuart Farmer and Caitlin Waddilove who faced Louise Matthew and Kyale Ross in the final and Abbie Beattie and Kyale Ross defeated Hazel Sime and Darien Swankie in the junior pairs.

This year’s junior singles champion is Kyale Ross who beat Caitlin Waddilove in the final.

In the overall league competition, Section B winner Darien Swankie beat Section A winner Caitlin Waddilove.

There were two spiders held and were won by Benji Yule and Kaitlin Parsley. The obstacle course winners were Eve Hodgens and Darien Swankie.

Trophies were presented by president John Lowson who gave a vote of thanks to the juniors’ sponsor, Steve Bennett from D.H. Robertson butchers, who was unable to attend.


Abbey won both their weekend games.

Abbey v Hillcrest

23 B. Tosh R. Forthingham 20

22 T. Mill A.Scott 16

20 J.S. Paterson I. Lowe 18

65 54

Baxter Park v Abbey

13 P. Kearan P. Minster 25

32 T. Jenkins R. Wilson 18

18 T. Mountaine J.K. Pat’son 15

17 E. Williamson J. Arthur 18

10 J. Jenkins J. Lowson 28

90 104

The final of the gents’ handicap was won by Ian Smith who deafeated Brian Johnston 21-6.


The ladies’ competitions drew to a close with the finals of the Mae Knox singles in which Davina McGregor defeated Ely Marnie 21-13. The other final was the Giddings Lewis Singles which was won by Kathleen Gordon 21-6 against Karen Farmer.

Ladies closing is tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m.

Friockheim Club

Friockheim Bowling Club held its closing/guest day on Saturday. Although the weather was chilly a warm welcome was given to all the guests.

During the afternoon two competitions were run for “touchers”, the winners were Eddie Brown and Jon Balfour.

The eventual winners of the highest rink on the day were: J. Cargill, A. Cargill and C. Blyth. After the matches everybody enjoyed a buffet tea provided by members.

Members are reminded that the club’s presentation night will be held on Saturday, November 16, at the clubhouse, 7 for 7.30 p.m. Members who have not yet put their names forward but wish to attend please contact D. Cochran as soon as possible on 01241 871738.

Newgate Club

Last Wednesday evening, the final of Newgate Bowling Club’s gents’ handicap competition was played between Sye Pearson and Grant Ross.

The early part of the game was quite evenly matched with both players scoring on alternative ends. However, in the latter stages Grant took command and ran out a worthy winner 21-14.

The gents’ nominated pairs final was played on Friday evening between Charlie Cooper and Scott Sibley and Jim Robbie and Eric Milne. At the midway stage the honours were shared with Jim and Eric having the slight advantage. Going into the last end Jim and Eric were seven shots to the good and held on to take the honours losing one shot on the last end.

The annual challenge match between the ladies and the gents seniors was played out on Friday afternoon with the ladies coming out tops by four shots.

Ladies v Gents

19 K. Swan B. Sibley 6

15 I. Hill K. Swan 12

13 L. Cargill T. Fraser 13

11 A. Cargill S. Pearson 16

10 R. Ferguson A. Napier 17

68 64

Broughty Masters

Graham Fechlie represented Newgate on Saturday in the gents’ Broughty Masters competition. He played well but was unfortunately eliminated in the early rounds.

Saturday friendly

The home game with Muirhead and Birkhill was cancelled leaving only the away game with Forfar which resulted in a heavy defeat for Newgate.

Forfar v Newgate

26 S. Clark A. Low 18

24 V. Russell R. Webster 13

18 G. Cruick’nks B. Sibley 12

16 M. Blackie J. Stirling 21

23 C. Baxter A. Napier 16

107 80

This was the last of the friendly games. Tomorrow (Saturday), the annual challenge match takes place between the seniors and juniors.

Eric’s Fun Day

On Sunday, the Eric Martin Fun Day went ahead with brilliant sunshine throughout the day after being cancelled at the end of July due to heavy rain. Members and guests enjoyed a round robin triple competition with the triple of Alan Mowatt, Jake Napier and Alan Low running out winners in the final where they defeated Billy Scott, Sean Jarret and Brian Reid.

Gents’ closing day

Next Saturday (October 5) the gents gather at the green for the final game of the season. Members who are taking part please report to the club by 2 p.m. for a 2.30 p.m. start .

Ladies’ section

May Hutcheson represented Newgate ladies in the Broughty Classic competition on Saturday. She was playing well and won through in her first two games before she came up against last year’s champion which ended her run in the competition.

The ladies end their season with their closing game and presentation of prizes on Sunday (September 29) with a 2 p.m. start.