Abbey kept their chances of promotion alive with a narrow victory over Barnhill in the Angus league on Friday
In an exciting game, each side took the lead for a time, but a strong finish by Abbey gave them the win to keep them in with a slight chance of getting promotion back to the first division. However, the crunch match comes tonight when they must defeat Monifieth.
Barnhill v Abbey
17 S. BuistM. Anderson 14
15 G. GrantJ.K. Paterson 16
16 R. Gall K. Tosh 22
The Saturday fixtures were at home against Brechin which ended in a draw and away to Carnoustie where Abbey won.
Abbey v Brechin
20 F. Cook N. Duncan 19
12 C. Cargill A. Gray 19
15 J. Paterson R. Grant 25
19 J. Crichton B. McP’rson 15
25 T. Mill I. Barkley 15
Carnoustie v Abbey
8 J. Cumming B. Tosh 35
13 S. Willoxs P. Speirs 23
23 A.McKay J.S. Paterson 9
16 D. Bruce A. Burnett 25
14 B. Petrie D. Wilson 29
In the ladies’ Club Championship triples semi-finals, Helen Ross, Ella Moss annd Davina McGregor won 16-13 against May Dundas, Doreen Thomson and Eli Marnie and Ann Whitton, Lyn Whammond and Sheila Geddes were defeated 17-10 by Emma Philip, May Smith and Kath Gordon who went on to win the final 20-6.
Emma Philip won 21-0 against Broughty Castle in the Angus and Perthshire singles and Irene Eaton and Mabel Main were defeated in the pairs 13-12 by Fairfield.
The mixed pairs semi-finalists are Dave Mann and May Dundas who beat Ron Harper and Morag Mann 16-12; Joyce Mathieson and Dave Whitton lost 19-2 to Ella Moss and Robert Skea, while Davina and Len McGregor won 14-13 against Ann Taylor and George Ross.
The final of the mixed triples was won by Davina McGregor, Robert Skea and Emma Philip who defeated Mari Welsh, Les Barnett and Margaret Croll 20-4.
The Angus League game was at home against Montrose. Abbey lost by five points to two and 34-39.
Abbey v Montrose
12 B. Tosh M. Murray 13
7 J. Fairweather J. Murray 13
15 R.Wilson R.Christieson 13
On Sunday, Abbey held their annual Corporate Day which involved 20 teams from local employers playing a round-robin competition for the Roddy Henderson Trophy.
A great day saw county players and non bowlers come together and play the game in good spirit and camaraderie.
Winners were David Henderson, David Garvie, Ronnie Beattie and Richard Thomson representing Don Falconers ( 1 ). Runners-up were Margaret Fraser, Janette Tosh, Les Morrison and Jim Fairweather representing Halliburtons.
Also on Sunday, Joyce Wilson and Jim Paterson played in the second round of the Scottish mixed pairs at Newgate where they lost to Brechin.
On Tuesday evening, Abbey played in the quarter-finals of the Angus competitions. In the Champion of Champions, Malcolm Anderson won 21-15 against Forfar and in the singles, Ali Burnett triumphed 21-6 over Brechin.
Tom Mill and Luke Waddilove lost 17-14 to Carnoustie West End in the pairs, Brian Johnston, Tom Coull and J.K. Paterson won 22 -11 in the triples against Dudhope, and in the fours, Neil Paton, Declan Johnston, Bob Tosh and Jim Arthur won 19-9 against Friockheim.
Arbroath v Broughty
26 D. Harvey J. Scott 12
17 D. Anderson A. Cameron 21
17 D. Cowie J. Walker 26
24 J. Glen J. Doig 17
25 D. Skene B. Makia 9
Not since the halcyon days of the Birse Triples has Carnoustie West End witnessed a huge crowd for a bowling match that turned out for what in essence was the league decider.
The pre-match hype was not misplaced as both the Maroons and CWE served up an enthralling encounter. Early doors the game was even but it soon emerged that one of the Arbroath rinks was starting to struggle and at this level it proved so costly.
As hard as the Maroons tried the nearest they got to there rivals was four shots and CWE held their nerve to go on and win by a comfortable 10 shots, 53-43.
West End are worthy champions this year and remain undefeated. As for the Maroons, the ‘Marmite’ men of Angus bowls must lick theire wounds and start the defence of their Top 10 title.
A big vote of thanks was extended to all the Maroon supporters who turned up on Friday. The cheering is much appreciated by all the players. Tonight (Friday), Canmore arrive at the hill in what is a dead rubber and the players will be hoping to finish off the campaign with a win and guarantee second spot.
Tuesday saw the last of Arbroath’s interest in this year’s championships when both pairs and triples lost at Carnoustie WE and the Champion of Champions were defeated at Abbey.
A healthy crowd watched the first final of the season at the Hill when the pre match favourites Wull Beattie, Dave Gallacher, Paul Carnegie and Dave Henderson just edged out Dennis Daniels, Doug Cowie, Dave Strachan and Eric Eaton by five shots, 19-14.
But for the loss of a seven and a five in two ends the underdogs could and would have claimed the title.
The draw for the Open Pairs to take place on Sunday, July 7, is as follows:
Section A - N. Herron and partner, E. Martin and G. Stewart, S. Barron and E. Eaton, H. Beattie and C. Teviotdale, S. Simpson and M. Thoms, J. Stewart and M. Stewart, D. O’Neil and D. Gow, W. Lawrence and D. Daniels.
Section B – D. Cowie and C. Coull, J. Williamson and partner, J. Duff and T. Duff, J. Tosh and partner, P. Spiers and M. Anderson, G. Swankie and Partner, B. Beattie and partner, K. McPherson and K. McMillan
Section C : E. Scott and Sye Steele, G. Mathieson and R. Beattie, W. Teviotdale and I. Teviotdale, C. Cargill and K. Tosh, J. Clarke and J. Napier, D. and H. McGill, D. Henderson and K. Smith.
Section D – T. Dickson and partner, J. White and R. Smith, G. Preston and S. Preston, D. Strachan and B. McIntyre, G. Milne and P. Carnegie, K. Stephen and K. Moir, S. Teviotdale and partner.
Reserves – P. Thomson and partner, W. Cadger and P. Gersok, l. Paton and Abbey.
8.30 a.m. breakfast for a 9 a.m. start; sections A and B, 9 a.m. start, sections C and D, 9.30 a.m. start.
This week’s Home friendly resulted in an 18 shot win by visitors Forfar BC
11 M. Thoms E. Marshall 11
5 D. Watt F. Walker 23
Arbroath Ladies overcame hosts Boyle Park to record a convincing win by 20 shots.
Fay Pearson has progressed to Singles final in this competition, but unfortunately Pairs Heather Beattie and Irene Teviotdale, although giving a gallant performance against Forfar Ladies, were beaten at the last.
Angus & Perthshire
The rink comprising Sheila Moffat, Joan Smeaton, Sylvia Simpson and June Webster won again and progress to the third round to be played on July 2.
The delayed 2-Bowl Triples final resulted in Arbroath Ladies being beaten by Craigie - 1.5 points to nil.
The club played host to Kirriemuir and suffered yet another defeat. It is now inevitable they will be in the Third Division next season.
The competition played on Saturday, the ColinWilbourne Trophy, was won by the team comprising Anona Cargill,
George Taylor and Dougal Dargie who defeated Bert Allison, Colin Blyth and Bill Keillor.
Scottish Mixed Pairs
Congratulations are extended to Sheena Urquhart and Dave Brown who reached the semi-final stage on Sunday, and now play in the last four at Forfar on Sunday (June 30).
Last weeks friendly was played at home against Carnoustie West End and resulted in an 18-shot win for Lochlands.
Last Tuesday the fours team of Anona Cargill, Valerie Cargill, Norma Smith and Irene Farquhar travelled to Brechin to play Kirriemuir in the Angus & Perthshire competition and won 14-13.
There was also a win for Joyce Smith and Sheena Urquhart in the pairs against the ladies from Arbroath Bowling Club. After 17 ends the score stood at 18-all but the one shot required for the game went to Lochlands.
The Newgate team of Davy Spalding, Eric Martin, Scott Sibley and Charlie Cooper played the second round of the Hutcheson Trophy competition at home against Boyle Park on Thursday. After an early setback they recovered to win well to advance into the next round at home against Friockheim.
Seniors: The rinks team of Jim Robbie, Dave Hodgens, Jim Spence and Dave Perkins played Lochlands at Abbey on Monday and did enough to secure a place in the next round.
On Tuesday evening in the Champion of Champions singles, Graham Fechlie who had byes in the two previous rounds, met Canmore at Letham and in the junior singles Sean Jarret met Kirriemuir at Brechin
On Friday evening Forfar were the visitors to Newgate for the penultimate Angus League game of the season. Both teams were in need of a victory for the points to maintain the top league status for next season.
Newgate expected a strong team from Forfar who had already beaten one of the top table teams and had to treat them with respect. The home team started off well and maintained the advantage throughout the game to win all three rinks and secure the points required for the top league status for next season.
Although not the best of league results for this season the selection committee can be relieved that Newgate have survived in what is a very strong league set up of Angus clubs.
Newgate v Forfar
20 A. Smith A. Stewart 9
19 G. Fechlie N. McIntosh 10
14 S. Sibley S. Clark 12
The final league game of season is tonight (Friday) away to Muirhead and Birkhill.
Saturday’s friendlies were at home to Glasgow Ex-Presidents, which was sponsored by the Reid family, and away to Montrose. Both teams suffered defeats.
Newgate v Ex-Presidents
14 E. Martin A. Moore 14
9 G. FechlieI. Hogg 9
7 A. Caird J. McLean 15
13 A.Smith D. Fisher 14
7 T. Reid I. Parker 18
15 T. Pullar M. Duncan 10
Montrose v Newgate
13 R. Ferguson R. Webster 15
15 G. Greig D. Spalding 8
13 A. Chri’son W. Johnston 12
16 W. Simpson C. Plawecki 15
13 J. Murray M. Flynn 13
Tomorrow (Saturday) there is only one fixture which is at home to Forfar with a 2.30.p.m. start. It is sponsored by Danny and Chilene Reid.
Mixed Pairs: On Sunday, the Newgate pair of Margaret Cargill and Graham Fechlie travelled to Broughty Castle to play Newtyle in the first game. The Newgate pair put in a sterling performance to make it through to the evening session against Strathmartine.
This was a different story with Strathmartine taking the honours to progress to the semi-finals at Forfar .
The club Nominated Rinks competition takes place on Sunday (June 30). Members who have entered please check the notice board for draw and start times.
Despite a heavy defeat at Monifieth last Tuesday of seven points to nil, the Newgate seniors maintain their position at the top of the league. On Tuesday past they were at home to Carnoustie hoping to get back on track.
Invitation Round Robin
The club Invitation Round Robin takes place next Saturday (July 6) when 24 teams from throughout Angus take part with a 9.a.m. start.
Newgate ladies entertained the ladies from Monifieth in a two rink friendly on Thursday evening. The Monifieth ladies were not in a friendly mood and played well for victories in both rinks.
Newgate v Monifieth
11 R. Ferguson J. Jamieson 19
12 L. Cargill A. Lowe 18
On Wednesday the ladies travelled to Montrose for a two rink friendly. The next match is arranged for Tuesday (July 2) away to Lochee.
Belle Smith Trophy
Next Sunday (July 7) the ladies gather to play in the Belle Smith Trophy with a 2.p.m. start. Those taking part should report to the club by 1.30.p.m.