Still plenty of bowling action

Abbey Club

THE SENIORS’ midweek friendly was away to Lochee , and as usual a great day was had by all culminating in a 126 shots to 96 win for Abbey.

Lochee v. Abbey

24 J. Cruickshank D. Whitton 13

15 K. Smith J.S. Paterson 18

18 T. Cuthbert R.A. Skea 23

17 P. Gosgrove T. Mill 26

10 J. Clark B. Tosh 22

12 J. Williamson J. Lowson 24

96 126

The final of the Senior Men’s Singles was won by Bob Tosh, who defeated Burnett Taylor 21-12.

The triples semi-finals were won by John Falconer, Greg Dunsmore and Dave Wilson 12-10 against Ron Ritchie, Dave Beattie and Tom Mill. The other went to Ron Harper, Sy Steele and Ian Croll who beat Gordon Midwinter, J.S. Paterson and Dave Whitton 10-9.

On Saturday Abbey men had only the one fixture which was away to Montrose where they were narrowly beaten 51 - 55.

Montrose v.Abbey

10 D. Garvie D. Middleton 13

9 D. Laurence B. Taylor 15

7 J. Murray B. McDonald 6

22 S. Pirrie T. Mill 5

7 R. Christieson D. O’Neill 12

55 51

In the Henderson Trophy the teams of Declan Johnston, Luke Waddilove, Dave Wilson and Malcolm Anderson played Broughty Castle at Carnoustie, while David Penman, Craig Paton, Alan French and Peter Speirs took on DudHope at Letham. Unfortunately both lost by five shots

Ladies’ Section

The Ladies held their annual invitation game on Saturday, followed by a social evening.

The semi-finals of the Giddings & Lewis singles were played and won by Lynn Whammond 21-15 against Sheila Geddes, while Emma Philip beat Mary Stewart by the same scoreline.

Lynn Whammond continued her good run of wins by taken the final of the Mae Knox singles against Eli Marnie 21-13.

The midweek friendly was away to Broughty Bowling Club where Abbey lost by three shots as rinks skipped by Margaret Croll lost 19-12 and Liz Lowson won 16-12.


On Sunday Abbey had nine juniors taking part in the Kirriemuir over and under competition in which they are paired off with an adult.

Luke Waddilove and Bob Skea won through their section and beat Tom Mill and Kyle Ross in the quarter-final. Beaten semi-finalists were Ali Burnett and Keiran Ross.

Bob and Luke had a close game in their semi-final winning by one shot against Forfar. They then went on to win the final against Lochee’s Ryan and David Bruce 12-5.

Arbroath Club

HEAVY rain stopped play after two ends of the Nominated Triples final last Wednesday. However, the skies cleared and play was allowed to go on.

Skip N. Herron’s triple had the upper hand for most of the game and although G. Stewart’s team staged a late fightback they went down by three shots.

Result: Dave Strachan, Ian Stott, Neil Herron 14, Dave Jarrett, Dave Gallacher, Graeme Stewart 11.

Once again heavy rain caused the fixture on Saturday against Newgate to be abandoned after only four ends had been played.

However, the players enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in the clubhouse during the afternoon.

Top Five Final

Congratulations are extended to the Arbroath players for lifting the winners’ trophy in the Top Five in an exciting contest played at Brechin Parkview on Sunday.

Three wins in quick succession from Paul Carnegie, Scott Teviotdale and Dave Strachan delighted the supporters and clinched victory for Arbroath from Dudhope.

The other players representing Arbroath were Gary Milne and Graeme Stewart.

This win caps a successful season for Arbroath BC in their 150th anniversary year, having won Division Two in the Angus League and can only enhance the club’s reputation as a major force in District 4 bowling.

Newgate Club

LAST Friday evening saw the final of the Gents Nominated Pairs between Davy Spalding and Gordon Smith, and Ron Heenan and Paul Martin.

The game swung in both directions in the early stages and with two ends to play Ron and Paul held a four-shot lead. In the penultimate end, with the final bowl, Gordon played a shot which gained five shots, to go into the last end one shot ahead. Davy and Gordon held onto this lead by winning the last end to take the title.

Saturday’s friendly

On Saturday the weather was a winner when Newgate visited Arbroath for a local derby. After three ends the heavens opened up and flooded the green to end the afternoon’s bowling.

This weekend’s friendlies for Saturday are at home to Muirhead and Birkhill and away to Forfar. The home game is sponsored by Norma Bremner.

Henderson Trophy

The Newgate ‘A’ Team of Eric Martin, Alan Caird, Sandy Smith and Graham Fechlie travelled to Parkview to play Lochlands where again the weather was a decisive factor when play was halted due to rain after 11 ends, with the Newgate team winning by 15 shots to 8.

The trophy was not coming Newgate’s way when the Newgate ‘B’ Team of Davy Spalding, Sye Pearson, Scott Sibley and Alan Low returned from Carnoustie with their tail between their legs having been beaten by 12 shots from Broughty.

Club round robin

The Newgate Club Pairs round robin was held on Sunday when, in the final, Linda Cargill and Alan Caird triumphed over Margaret Cargill and Jim Watt to take the honours.

Monday Points

The last game for this season was played on Monday past and produced an exciting play-off with three players, Alec Cargill, Tom Reid and Sandy Smith, all sharing top spot with 20 points each. A single bowl play-off saw Alec Cargill claim the title with his bowl nearest the Jack.

The final top places were: Alec Cargill 20 points, Tom Reid 20, Sandy Smith 20, Alfie Baird 18, Paul Gersok 18, Bob Jackson 17, Scott Sibley 17.

Ladies v. Seniors

This afternoon (today Friday) the annual challenge match between the Ladies and Gents Seniors takes place with a 2 p.m. start.

Memorial Triples

The Newgate Memorial Triples take place on Sunday (September 18). Members should check the noticeboard for starting times and team selections. Dress is greys and whites.

Handicap Singles Final

The Gents Handicap Singles Final takes place tonight (Friday) between Paul Martin and Wullie Smith (2).

Ladies’ Section

Last Wednesday the Newgate had a three-rink friendly away with the ladies at Canmore. Ladies’ closing day

The Ladies hold their closing game and presentations of prizes next Sunday, September 25.