Town bowlers on form

Abbey Club

AT BROUGHTY on Friday night it looked as though Abbey were about to secure their first Angus League win as they were leading overall going into the final stages. However, over the last two ends, running shots failed to hit the target and Abbey lost eight shots, giving the game to Broughty 51-44.

Broughty v Abbey

19 L. Hunter K. Tosh 13

14 N. Alexander M. Anderson 15

18 M. Wilson J.K. Paterson 16

Saturday’s fixtures were away to Craigie while at home Abbey entertained Edinburgh’s Bainfield in a match which was decided over 11 ends instead of the usual 21.

Abbey v Bainfield

4 K. Tosh J. Danial 19

15 D. Petrie T. Smibert 7

17 D. Lundie J. Douglas 8

10 J.K. Paterson G. Cain 5

11 D. Wilson F. Neil 7

11 B. McDonald A. Brock 8

68 54

Craigie v Abbey

21 J.J. Murray J. Arthur 19

13 J. Baxter J.S. Paterson 24

26 J. Morrison J. Lowson 16

21 B. Forsyth P. Speirs 16

11 W. McCash T. Coull 28

21 S. Wilson J. Prouse 23

113 126

Playing in the Scottish mixed pairs on Sunday, Lynn Whammond and Jim Arthur have won through to the next round by beating Fairfield 21-9 at Monifieth.


The quarter-finals of the Angus triples due to be played at Newgate resulted in a walkover for Abbey as Carnoustie West End failed to attend. In the singles, Bob Tosh was at Carnoustie West End to play Lochee. In a really close game, the lead changed from end to end. At 19-19, Bob drew the two shots required to win 21-19.

In the Angus League, this week’s game was away to Monifieth where Abbey lost 5-2, dropping down to third place on 36 points, six behind leaders Canmore with four games to go. If Abbey want to retain the league flag then they cannot affort to lose any of their remaining games.


Abbey ladies were at Broughty playing in the Tayside Pairs on Friday when Davina McGregor and Ella Webster had a good 17-14 win against Fairfield. Emma Philip is through to the next round of the Angus & Perthshire singles as she won against Rattray 21-4. Also successful in the fours were Ella Moss, Marie Welsh, May Smith and Joyce Mathieson who won 15-14 against Muirhead & Birkhill. In the two-bowl pairs, Eli Marnie and Maisie Smith lost 19-9 to Maryfield.

This week’s friendly was at home against Lochlands. In a close game, Liz Lowson’s rink won 14-9 and Margaret Croll’s rink lost 19-16 for Abbey to win 30-28.

Junior competitions

Sean Mathew and Stuart Farmer were defeated in the junior pairs by Jake Thomson and Caitlin Waddilove. Peter Nay and Kyale Ross won against Kimberly Nicholson and Jordon Watt. In the novice pairs first round Abbie Beattie and Kaitlin Parsley lost to Indiana Jones and Mariz Bago. The other game went to Tsara Maxwell and Maison Ross who beat Marjorie Bago and Jed Wyllie.

Abbey Open

The final matches in this year’s Abbey Open competition took place on Sunday. The home club’s interest was kept up as both semi-finals contained Abbey teams. Ron Ritchie and Bob Tosh kept their game tight, but over the last two ends Andy Furye and Peter Thomson proved too strong and won 12-7. In the other, Dale Smith and Dave Moig took Newgate’s Jim Robbie and Harry Burnett to 10-10 only to lose on ends won 6-5.

There was some excellent bowling in the final with the game drawn on several occasions. With two ends to go Andy Furye and Peter Thomson edged ahead and went on to win 13-8.

The trophy and prizes were presented by Mrs Maureen Beedie, wife of the sponsor, after a vote of thanks by the president Dave Wilson to all those who had contributed to making the competition a success .

Arbroath Club

Arbroath v Lochee

7 G. Mathieson R. Taylor 8

14 C. Coull S. Garland 4

23 D. Cowie J. Law 3

16 J. Bogue S. Moreshaw 6

16 R. Beattie J. McGuiness 3

76 24

Angus Championships

The pairs and fours again both achieved comfortable victories last Tuesday. They are two strong teams and will be hoping to go all the way in the Championships.

Angus League

On a night more in keeping with a ‘Robson Green extreme climate programme’, the Maroons fell short in their bid to go top of the league with a 10-shot defeat at a sodden Montrose.

Haemorrhaging shots early on, they never really recovered and the Red Roses held on comfortably to boost their own title hopes.

Tonight (Friday) league holders and favourites to regain their title, Carnoustie West End arrive at The Hill and with the top four teams playing each other, a 10-shot plus victory for the Maroons will put them back into second place with a game to go. A bumper crowd is expected and with home advantage the Maroons are confident of victory to keep their title hopes alive.

Montrose v Arbroath

19 S. Pirie G. Stewart 17

16 D. Garvie N. Herron 15

22 D. Smith P. Carnegie 15

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External competitions

It is a busy time of the season with Forfarshire ties and Hutchison Trophy rounds all being played. All players representing the club will be listed as the season goes on, hopefully bringing success back to the club.

Ladies’ Section

A good friendly game was played in dry conditions on Thursday. Arbroath ladies always had the edge and went on to win.

Arbroath v Brechin

15 T. McKay J. McGilp 4

14 S. Simpson A. Mackintosh 10

29 14

The Angus League game away to Monifieth was not played on Friday due to bad weather and declared a draw.

Arbroath teams all fared well in Friday’s ties in the Tayside competition. The two-bowl pairing of A. Ord and L. Furye beat Invergowrie by a large margin and did not need to play their last two ends.

In the Pairs J. Williamson and F. Pearson took an early lead and held on to win by just one shot over Invergowrie.

The triples team, S. Simpson, B. McIntyre and M. Thoms, managed to overcome a strong Newgate team to win by four shots.

Ladies who progressed to the next round of Angus & Perthshire competitions were singles and rinks who were due to play on Tuesday.

Lochlands BC

ATROCIOUS weather curtailed a friendly match against Balgay to 11 ends.

Lochlands v Balgay

23 W. Cargill D. Guthrie 1

6 A. Suttie J. Hastie 8

11 R. Wilson L. Vernon 10

14 R. Johnston J. Crothers 9

3 J. Cargill S. Livingston 13

57 41

Angus BA Division Three

A convincing 50-36 win over Carnoustie means that if Lochlands win the last match in the league tonight (Friday) when they meet third place Strathmartine at home they will be promoted to Division Two.

Bowls Scotland

Mary Barrie and Alan Suttie beat Brechin 16-13 in the Bowls Scotland Mixed Pairs first round. They now play Strathmartine at Dudhope on Sunday.

Angus BA Seniors

Lochlands’ trip to table leaders Canmore in Forfar was spared a whitewash when Bill Cargill’s rink got two points at the last end.

Canmore v Lochlands

13 N. Stewart W. Cargill 14

24 A. Milne K. Moir 8

18 A. Dick D. Brown 11

55 (5 points) (2 points) 33

Ladies’ Section

Last Wednesday afternoon the ladies entertained Abbey in a two-rink friendly resulting in a two-shot win for the visitors.

Newgate Club

NEWGATE Bowling Club’s rearranged Forfarshire fours tie featuring Willie Johnston, Jim Watt, Eric Martin and Sye Pearson, originally rained off, was played on Monday at Canmore with the homesters coming off best 24-4.

Angus League

On a wet and dismal night on Friday, Newgate played host to league leaders, Dudhope. The visitors provided strong opposition but it was Newgate who started off the better team going into an early lead. Dudhope soon found their feet and throughout the latter stages of the game maintained a slight advantage in the scoreline to run out winners, winning two rinks and drawing the other and with an overall six-shot advantage. There are two games left in the league and Newgate are hoping to improve on their lowly league position by gaining points in the remaining games.

Newgate v Dudhope

20 G. Fechlie M. Thompson 20

14 D. Swankie R. Urquhart 18

18 S. Sibley R. Barlow 20

52 58

Tonight (Friday) Newgate travel to Forfar intending to improve on their league performance.

Saturday friendlies

On Saturday, the friendlies were home and away to Baxter Park with the home game being sponsored by the Reid Family. Both teams, playing in wet conditions, managed to overcome the elements to return victories in their games.

Newgate v Baxter Park

23 M. Flynn T. Mountaine 16

19 D. Spalding F. Williamson 19

12 J. Stirling A. Anderson 28

28 T. Reid C. Band 14

26 A. Low G. Watson 17

108 94

Baxter Park v Newgate

11 J. Jenkins W. Johnston 29

25 G. Cameron C. Plawecki 8

13 J. Stewart J. Spence 19

17 J. Abernethy E. Martin 14

20 M. Foran A. Caird 20

86 90

Tomorrow’s friendlies are at home to Montrose and away to Stonehaven with the away team bus leaving at 1.p.m.. The home game is sponsored by F.R.Milne.

Angus Senior Championships

The Newgate team of Gibby Lawson, Alfie Baird, Ray Anderson and Dave Perkins travelled to Carnoustie on Monday to play against Broughty and lost 18-9.

Angus Championships

In the Angus Championships Under-25s on Tuesday, Raymond Murray travelled to Carnoustie and played against Fairfield but failed to make the next round. In the pairs, Gordon Smith and Charlie Cooper played Muirhead & Birkhill at Carnoustie West End and failed to make the next round losing 20-19. Jim Butler, Eric Martin, Tom Reid and Dave Swankie travelled to Letham to play Parkview in the fours and returned with a fine 18-10 win.

Angus Senior League

On Tuesday, Newgate Seniors travelled to Carnoustie where they lost two rinks out of three and by a total of 26 shots, leaving them losing the game by five points to two.

Carnoustie v Newgate

11 A. McKay J. Spence 15

19 T. McLean M. Flynn 5

22 A. Gray H. Burnett 6

52 26

Their game next Tuesday (June 26) is at home to Boyle Park.

Renny Tailyour Cup

Last night (Thursday) the Newgate team of Jim Butler, John McIlhatton , Bob Spence and Sandy Smith travelled to Forfar to play Boyle Park in the second round of the Renny Tailyour Cup competition.

Bowls Scotland Mixed Pairs

On Sunday, the Newgate pair of Margaret Cargill and Scott Sibley made the fruitless journey to Broughty Castle for the first round of the Bowls Scotland Mixed Pairs competition only find that their opponents, Hillcrest, had failed to turn up. Going through to the next round they now travel to Dudhope on Sunday (June 24) to play Barnhill with a 2 p.m. start. They play again at 6.p.m. if they win this game.

Newgate Married Pairs

The Ina Beattie Married Pairs knock-out competition was played on Sunday, with the final being contested between Brenda and Bob Jackson and Pat and Sandy Smith. The game swung in both directions before Brenda and Bob took a two-shot lead into the last, However, Pat and Sandy rallied to pick up five shots in the last end to take the title.

Ladies’ section

Last Wednesday, the ladies sent two rinks to Edzell, winning one and losing the other. They lost the game by an overall shots advantage to Edzell. Last night (Thursday) the ladies enjoyed an evening friendly with Monifieth.

Tayside Ladies

Margaret Cargill and Ruth Ferguson travelled to Muirhead & Birkhill on Friday and recorded a convincing 19-3 victory over Longforgan in the Tayside Ladies’ pairs competition. The opposition conceded after eight ends. The next round is played tonight (Friday) against Abbey at Arbroath and with Ruth unavailable Margaret’s sister, Ann, makes up the pair.

In the triples, Linda Cargill, Isobel Anderson and Betty Hodson failed to make the next round over a strong Arbroath team at the Abbey green, losing 18-14.

Belle Smith Trophy

On Sunday (June 24), the ladies gather to contest the Belle Smith Trophy singles round-robin competition with a 10 a.m. start. Ladies are asked to report in at 9.45.a.m.

Angus & Perthshire

Last week, the pairs team of Barbara Park and Betty Hodson had a good win to earn a place in the next round of the Angus & Perthshire, which was played last night (Thursday) against Blairgowrie at Balgay.

Parkview Invitation

The ladies team of Irene Hill, Norma Spence and Linda Cargill representing the Newgate played in the Parkview Invitation Round-Robin on Sunday and put in a sterling performance, winning four games out of five and finishing in third place.

Angus Senior League

Results from games played on Tuesday: Letham 42 (5), Arbroath 49 (2); Carnoustie WE 37 (1), Montrose 44 (6); Boyle Park 44 (6), Brechin 37 (1); Monifieth 43 (5), Abbey 35 (2); Carnoustie 52 (5), Newgate 26 (2); Hope Paton 38 (5), Parkview 37 (2); Canmore 55 (5), Lochlands 33 (2).