Winners in Winter Wonderland

On Saturday night Abbey Bowling Club held its winter weekend carpet league presentation of trophies along with a social evening. Winners on the night, league winners: Ron and Ella Webster, Ann Whitton, Les Barnett, Doug Thomson, Norman Fincham and Lyn Whammond; runners-up: Jean and Harry Graham, Caitlin Waddilove, Ken Philip, Willie Bisset, Keiran Ross and Robert Matthew, jnr. KO Rinks: Ali and Ann Burnett, Sandra Greenhill and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Grant and Helen Ross, Alan Doig and Jim Cuthill. KO Triples: Alice Anderson, Denis and Irene O'Neill; runners-up: Robert and Gertrude Skea and Cath Livingston. KO Pairs: Les Barnett and Lynn Whammond; runners-up: Ian Smith and Jim Tosh. Nom/Triples: Jim Tosh, Ann Whitton and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Richard Tosh and Helen and Keiran Ross. Nom/Pairs: Jean Graham and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Ian Smith and Ann Taylor. Singles: Keiran Ross; runner-up: Ali Burnett.
On Saturday night Abbey Bowling Club held its winter weekend carpet league presentation of trophies along with a social evening. Winners on the night, league winners: Ron and Ella Webster, Ann Whitton, Les Barnett, Doug Thomson, Norman Fincham and Lyn Whammond; runners-up: Jean and Harry Graham, Caitlin Waddilove, Ken Philip, Willie Bisset, Keiran Ross and Robert Matthew, jnr. KO Rinks: Ali and Ann Burnett, Sandra Greenhill and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Grant and Helen Ross, Alan Doig and Jim Cuthill. KO Triples: Alice Anderson, Denis and Irene O'Neill; runners-up: Robert and Gertrude Skea and Cath Livingston. KO Pairs: Les Barnett and Lynn Whammond; runners-up: Ian Smith and Jim Tosh. Nom/Triples: Jim Tosh, Ann Whitton and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Richard Tosh and Helen and Keiran Ross. Nom/Pairs: Jean Graham and Peter Speirs; runners-up: Ian Smith and Ann Taylor. Singles: Keiran Ross; runner-up: Ali Burnett.

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

99 97

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

89 90

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 BC

Friendly

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

96 85

Angus League

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.

Scottish ties

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.

Seniors

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.

Lochlands BC

Ladies’ Section

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

Newgate BC

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.

Mixed Pairs

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.

Angus League

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

59 53

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.

Saturday Friendlies

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

114 114

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

121 61

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.

Pend Trophy

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.

Seniors League

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

35 49

On Tuesday (May 27) Newgate are at home to Lochlands.

Ladies’ Section

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 .

Ladies Tayside

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.