Tough night for Academy

Arbroath Artisan Ladies' Golf Club held their annual presentation of prizes recently. Pictured are the principal prize-winners with from left, front - Morag Clarke, Liz Masson, captain; Elaine Shepherd, club champion; Lynda Birse and Julie Ganson.

Arbroath Artisan Ladies' Golf Club held their annual presentation of prizes recently. Pictured are the principal prize-winners with from left, front - Morag Clarke, Liz Masson, captain; Elaine Shepherd, club champion; Lynda Birse and Julie Ganson.

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Arbroath Academy 0, Carnoustie Panbride (1) 8

After starting the season with a win and a defeat the Academy faced a tough match against Carnoustie Panbride.

Their opponents had been in the First Division last season when the Academy had been in the Third Division and had retained the same pool of players.

Following a late call off, Janet Wiltosz was drafted in. Carnoustie Panbride had former Academy player Alison Moir in their line-up.

Janet Wiltosz and Fiona Cameron were very unlucky to lose the first set against Sophie Law and Alison Moir but that was as close as they got. Jayne Smith made her first appearance of the season but when teaming up with Wiltosz they, too, were beaten.

The gents’ doubles started better with Grant Cargill and Steve Duncan playing well to take the first set against Nick Markowski and Ross Angus 21-16 before the Panbride pairing fought back to take the second set.

The second gents’ match went the way of the Carnoustie based outfit. After the level doubles the Academy were 3-0 down.

The mixed games also went strongly in favour of Carnoustie Panbride and they won all of them on the night.

Scores:

Ladies’ doubles - Fiona Cameron and Janet Wiltosz lost to S. Law and A. Moir, 21-23, 9-21; Jayne Smith and Janet Wiltosz lost to T Lapadula and S. Law, 12-21, 15-21.

Gents’ doubles - Grant Cargill and Steve Duncan drew with R. Angus and N. Markowski, 21-16, 11-21; Jack Bremner and Grant Cargill lost to R. Angus and B. Moodie 8-21, 10-21.

Mixed doubles - Fiona Cameron and Steve Duncan lost to A. Moir and N. Markowski 16-21, 11-21; Fiona Cameron and Steve Duncan lost to T. Lapadula and B. Moodie 12-21, 12-21; Jayne Smith and Jack Bremner lost to A.. Moir and N. Markowski 10-21, 7-21; Jayne Smith and Jack Bremner lost to T. Lapadula and B. Moodie 11-21, 7-21; Janet Wiltosz and Grant Cargill lost to S. Law and R. Angus 9-21, 10-21.

It was a tough match up for an Academy team still finding their feet in Division Two.

Carpet bowling

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Arbroath Carpet Bowling League’s rinks first round ties took place recently.

The resultant second round ties were as follows: Arbroath A v Abbey H; Abbey G v RBL D; RBL C v RBL F; Friockheim v Arbroath Z; Newgate G v Abbey D; Newgate F v Abbey C; Abbey F v Abbey E; Newgate E v Newgate C.

First named teams have home advantage and games are to be played during week commencing December 9.

Correction from week four, League A - Abbey B beat Abbey E

Results for week five which commenced November 11:

League A

Newgate E beat Newgate B; Abbey B beat RBL D; Abbey G beat Abbey F; Arbroath Z beat Arbroath A; Newgate D beat Abbey E.

Placings

P W D L Pts

Abbey E 5 4 0 1 8

Abbey G 5 4 0 1 8

Newgate D 5 3 1 1 7

Abbey B 5 2 0 3 6

Abbey F 5 3 0 2 6

Arbroath Z 5 3 0 2 6

Newgate E 5 3 0 2 6

Newgate B 5 1 0 4 2

RBL D 5 0 1 4 1

Arbroath A 5 0 0 5 0

League B

RBL C beat RBL HH; Abbey H beat RBL F; Abbey A beat Abbey C; Newgate F beat Friockheim; Newgate R drew with Arbroath E.

Placings

P W D L Pts

Arbroath E 5 3 2 0 8

Newgate F 5 4 0 1 8

Abbey C 5 3 0 2 6

Abbey H 5 3 0 2 6

Abbey A 5 2 0 3 4

RBL F 5 2 0 3 4

RBL HH 5 2 0 3 4

Friockheim 5 1 1 3 3

RBL C 5 1 1 3 3

Newgate R 5 0 2 3 2

League C

Arbroath C beat Newgate G; Newgate C beat Lochlands 3; Abbey D beat Letham; Lochlands 1 beat Lochlands 2; MBB, no game.

Placings

P W D L Pts

Newgate C 4 4 0 0 8

Lochlands 1 4 4 0 0 8

Abbey D 4 3 0 1 6

Arbroath C 5 3 0 2 6

Lochlands 2 4 3 0 1 6

Letham 5 1 1 3 3

Newgate G 5 1 0 4 2

Lochlands 3 5 0 1 4 1

MBB 4 0 0 5 0

golf

Artisan ladies’ prize-winners

Arbroath Artisan Golf Club’s ladies’ section prize-winners for 2013 were as follows:

Eclectic - Muriel Blake; Birdie Tree - Elaine Shepherd; Break Through Brooch - Ann Dawson; Breast Cancer Brooch - Lynne Errington; Top Dog Brooch - Elaine Shepherd; SLGA Brooch - Morag Clarke; Medal Winners’ Final - Jean Cargill; Golfer of the Year - Sandra Begg.

Stableford Trophy - Maggie Smith; runner-up - Elaine Shepherd. The Artisan Bowl - Morag Clarke; runner-up - Julie Ganson. Centenary Trophy - Jan Ritchie; runner-up - Elaine Shepherd. Dinnie Rosebowl - Julie Ganson and Ann Innes; runners-up - Rachel Shepherd and Lynne Cowen.

Handicap Shield - Wendy Edwards; runner-up - Jan Ritchie. Stenson Trophy - Liz Masson; runner-up - Maggie Smith. Chisholm Trophy - Cathy Beattie and Marion Gallacher; runners-up - Wendy Edwards and Ann Innes.

Club Championship (handicap) - Liz Masson; runner-up - Lynda Birse. Club Championship (scratch) - Elaine Shepherd; runner-up - Wendy Edwards.

Hill walking

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Forfar and District Hillwalking Club headed to Aultguish bunkhouse at the weekend with 12 members and friends.

The weather forecast was not promising and most of the walkers had to abandon their plans on Saturday due to severe gales and heavy rain.

Two hardy souls made it to the summit of a hill in Strath Vaich.

As Sunday dawned clear and bright, the majority of the party had a good day out on Ben Wyvis and Little Wyvis.

Despite the foul conditions, everyone was in high spirits on the Saturday evening and a good time was had by all.

The next open meeting is on Monday (Decemeber 2)at 7.30 p.m. in the Queen Street Bar. It will be followed by a talk by David Sinclair on his recent trip to the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland. Details at www.fdhwc.org