The first of the Abbey Club’s Wednesday friendlies was held at home last week with the Ladies playing against Letham. Rinks skipped by Nina Sibley and Margaret Croll won 11-8 and 20-5, respectively.
The gents’ game was away to Lochee which Abbey won 130-97.
Lochee v Abbey
22 J. Cruickshank J. Lowson 15
9 I. Honeyman P. McKay 24
18 R. Taylor T. Mill 19
19 T. Cuthbert F. Cook 25
17 J. Clark B. Taylor 19
12 P. Costello J. Arthur 28
In the Forfarshire Under-25s Singles Abbey’s Peter Ney won 21-6 against Brechin’s Taylor Wood.
Abbey progressed through the second round of the Scottish heats with good wins in the under-25s with Keiran Ross winning 21-7 over Brechin’s Taylor Wood and Declan Johnston beating Maryfield’s Craig Stewart 21-17.
In the singles Malcolm Anderson overcome Parkview winning 21-7. Unfortunately the triples lost 17-11 to Maryfield, but the fours had a good victory over Dudhope taking the game 21-10.
The Ladies played their Championship rinks semi finals with those reaching the final being Irene Eaton, Mazie Smith, Davina McGregor and Margaret Croll winning 16-12 against Ely Marnie, May Dundas, Kitty Mulholland and Helen Calder.
The other match was won by Helen Ross , Marie Welsh, Liz Lowson and Kath Gordon defeating Gertrude Skea, Karen Farmer, Ann Taylor and Ann Whitton 18 -11.
Friday’s Angus League game was away to Muirhead / Birkhill. A close game saw Malcolm Anderson’s rink lose 21-13 and J.K. Paterson’s rink never conceeded their early lead to win 16-11. Colin McKay’s rink was last off and leading 18-9.
With only six shots between the teams it was a tense finish Muirhead were lying four shots but were prevented adding any more giving the game to Abbey 47-45.
Saturday’s games were at home and away to Barnhill in which Abbey lost both.
Barnhill v Abbey
24 G. Nisbet W. Bisset 14
18 E. Thomas J. Arthur 18
14 R. Clayton D. Gow 28
17 A. Ellick D. Wilson 25
26 D. Anderson P. Speirs 12
Abbey v Barnhill
28 J.S. Paterson M. Young 12
8 C. McKay H. Chapman 21
14 J. Lowson J. Dowie 21
11 R. Webster G. McGregor 23
28 J.K. Paterson G. Cairns 13
The Aidan Cuthill competition was held on Sunday. A good day of keenly contested bowls saw the semi-finals go to Ken Tosh and Dave Beattie as they beat Bryan Williams and Margaret Croll 7-6 after an extra end. In the other game Sandy Lyons and Helen Calder lost 10-4 to Gerry MacGregor and Sheila Geddes who went on to win the final 8-6 after an extra end.
In the evening, Abbey’s Lynn Whammond and Jim Arthur were at the Newgate playing in the Scottish Mixed Pairs and were narrowly beaten by one shot, losing 14-13.
On Monday afternoon Abbey were back at the Newgate, this time playing in the Seniors Scottish competitions.
In the singles John Prouse had a good win over Arbroath’s Dave Strachan winning 21-3. In the fours Tom Mill, Ron Harper, Brian Johnston and Dave Wilson beat Hope Paton 18-6.
Tuesday’s Senior Angus League game was away at Letham where Abbey came out on top as rinks skipped by Colin McKay and Jim Fairweather won 28-8 and 15-7. And in a close fought game Jim Paterson’s rink lost 11-10 giving Abbey a 5-2 points win and a 53-26 shot difference.
Arbroath v Baxter Park
17 D. Skene T. Jenkins 14
27 K. Smith A. Anderson 9
23 J. White G. Cameron 23
13 C. Coull E. Williamson 23
16 D. Henderson P. Kearnan 16
The Maroons 100 per cent record was broken as they went down by one shot on a sun drenched Craigie green.
They started really well and were eight shots up early doors, but as Craigie grew into the match, and the noise levels grew, The Maroons seemed to creep into their shells and a convincing home win looked on the cards.
But a barnstorming finish from the lads squared it all up with one end left to play. Alas, it was Craigie who scored on the final end to complete a 43-42 victory.
Over the piece Craigie just deserved their win and the Maroons must dust themselves down as a home win tonight (Friday) is a must as Muirhead & Birkhill visit The Hill if they have ambitions on the title this year.
There were big wins for the pairs and fours as both progressed to the quarter-final stages although the triples just lost out by one shot 11-10.
Both teams played last night (Thursday) and news will appear next week.
Entries are now being taken for the ever popular open pairs.
Hope Paton v Arbroath
12 D.Duncan D.Spink 14
11 S.Hale D.Skene 15
13 J.Dempsey D.Strachan 10
36 (2 points) (5 points) 39
In the Scottish Seniors Championships, rinks skipped by D.Spink are through to the quarter-finals.
Angus Senior League
Results from May 13: Canmore 44 (5pts), Hope Paton 43 (2pts); Boyle Park 44 (2pts), Letham 38 (5pts); Abbey 38 (2pts), Forfar 49 (5pts); Parkview 50 (7pts), Carnoustie 35 (0pts); Monifieth 4(5pts), Lochlands 32 (2pts); Carnoustie WE 29 (3pts), Montrose 44 (4pts); Newgate 48 (7pts), Arbroath 43 (0pts).
Angus Federation of Men’s Clubs
Results of outdoor competition played on Saturday with the kind permission of Letham Bowling Club
Beaten semi-finalists: Jim Wink, Jim Chalmers, Jim Craig, Stan West of Farnell, Arch Litterick, Jim Ramsay, Ian Ferrier, Derek Cairns of Legion Forfar.
Runners up: Martin Lees, Kevin Craib, Jack Smilie, Graham Prophet of Wellbank.
Winners: Eric Philip, Sye Hendry, Graham Fowler and Fred Findlay of Inverarity.
Thanks to Alan Stewart of Lochaber, Arbirlot, who sponsored the runners-up and winners’ medals.
The ladies travelled to Kirriemuir to play a two rink friendly and lost by one shot overall.
11 M.Wilson E. Cline 12
14 I. Farquhar S. Reid 14
Bowls Scotland 2014
The Gents and Gents Seniors were all eliminated from this season’s Bowls Scotland Championships 2014.
The last of the games were played on Monday past without any success.
The Bowls Scotland mixed pair representing the Newgate are May Hutcheson and Graham Fechlie who are still in the competition after a fine performance at Arbroath on Sunday past against the pair from Hope Paton.
They ran out comfortable winners to advance into the next round which is to be played on Sunday, June 29, at Lochlands against Balgay with a 2 p.m. start.
Last Friday Newgate entertained Montrose in the third game in the league. Newgate got off the starting blocks first and built up a comfortable lead. However they did not get things all their own way as Montrose fought back and were breathing down the necks of the homesters but Newgate rallied again to finish the game with a six shot advantage and two vital points to maintain their top slot in the league table.
Newgate v Montrose
23 G. Fechlie G. Garvie 21
13 P.Carnegie D.Garvie 17
23 S. Sibley S.Pirie 15
Tonight (Friday) Newgate travel down the road to Carnoustie West End expecting them to be up for the challenge and will be treated with respect.
On Saturday the friendlies were at home to Monifieth, which was sponsored by Chilene and Danny Reid, and away to Fairfield. The home team held on for an honourable draw while the away team got on the wrong side of an inform Fairfield team.
Newgate v Monifieth
22 A.Smith T. Smith 22
24 G. Stewart M. McConach 21
14 W. Sturrock D.Watson 15
24 W. Johnston R. Chapman 13
14 G.Davies M. Smith 14
16 A. Caird D. Mayes 29
Fairfield v Newgate
22 D.Shaw B. Sibley 13
28 J. Craig G. Fechlie 13
27 J.Saunders A. Stott 14
24 H. Gall R. Webster 9
20 I. McNicoll J. Spence 12
The home game tomorrow (Saturday) with Balgay has been cancelled..The slot has been filled with a challenge match of four rinks between the gents and ladies from the Newgate. The away game scheduled for Strathmartine goes ahead with the team bus leaving at 1 for a 2 p.m. start.
On Sunday the gents held the Pend Trophy which is a two bowl 11 end singles knockout competition. The competition started at 10 a.m and by early afternoon the semi-finalists were established as Alex Cargill against Ronnie Beattie and Paul Carnegie against Harry Cargill.
Ronnie and Paul made it to the final which was evenly contested through to the last few ends when Ronnie reached the finishing line first to secure the title.
The senior gents travelled to Montrose on Tuesday and secured a victory by four points to three by winning one rink, drawing one rink and losing the other and winning on overall shots.
Montrose v Newgate
11 J.Hogg A. Napier 11
15 R. Christie K. Swan 14
9 A. Christieson T. Pullar 24
On Tuesday (May 27) Newgate are at home to Lochlands.
Bowls Scotland Championships
On Monday past in the senior singles Kathleen Swan travelled to Arbroath for the second round and advanced into the next round. Kathleen now travels to Maryfield for her next game next Monday (May 25).
The rinks team of Irene Hill, Mary Cossans, Sharon Caird and Pat Smith were not so fortunate and failed to secure a spot in the next round.
On Sunday (May 25) in the ladies’ singles, May Hutcheson travels to Carnoustie to play the lady from Kirriemuir. On the same date Newgate play host to five rinks for the ladies’ rinks with a 2 p.m start. Teams competing are Monifieth v Barnhill, Carnoustie v Letham, Muirhead and Birkhill v Dudhope, Broughty v Maryfield and Arbroath v Canmore .
Tonight (Friday) in the singles Margaret Cargill travels to Arbroath to play against the Abbey and in the triples Irene Hill, Kathleen Swan and Ann Cargill travel to Maryfield to play Strathmartine
Yesterday (Thursday) the ladies played hosts to the ladies from Monifieth in a two rink friendly. They have two friendlies next week. On Tuesday they travel to Carnoustie West End and on Wednesday they head over to Lochlands.