Carnoustie West End’s Andy Furye partnered Lochlands member Peter Thomson to victory in the open pairs competition at the week-long 41st annual Carnoustie Open Bowling Tournament, sponsored by Wallace Express, which concluded at the Maule Street green on Saturday afternoon.
In the final, they defeated Newgate pairing Harry Burnett and Jim Robbie by the narrowest of margins to give Andy his second successive open pairs title at the tournament.
Last year he was partnered by fellow Carnoustie West End member Robert Torrie jnr.
The gents’ singles competition was won by Arthur Sturrock, Monifieth, and the ladies’ singles competition by Lesley West, Errol. Glenn Milne, Monifieth, and Leanne Furye, Arbroath Indoor, were the respective runners-up.
Tom McLean received the Skol Trophy for being the Carnoustie member who progressed farthest in the gents’ singles, and Margaret Robertson was awarded the Charlie Taylor Salver for a similar achievement in the ladies’ singles.
Winners of the Alpha Boilers Shield for the local partnership who fared best in the open pairs competition were Angus McKay and Ally Gray.
Results from the tournament’s latter stages:
Open Pairs (Sponsored by A.A. Crichton)
Third round - J. Stewart and M. Stewart 19, W. Teviotdale and S. Teviotdale 13; P. Thomson and A. Furye 15, W. Miller and L. Hunter 11; P. Smith and S. Smith 14, B. McIntyre and D. Strachan 15; A. McKay and A. Gray 19, M. Ramsay and M. Wright 11; E. Oswald and R. Alexander 11, J. Robbie and H. Burnett 13; H. McGill and D. McGill 20, J. Howe and W. Howe 8; M. Thoms and S. Geddes 9, S. Naylor and T. McLean 10; M. Lowe and P. Lowe 9, O. Chalmers and C. Brunton 22.
Fourth round - J. Stewart and M. Stewart 11, P. Thomson and A. Furye 15; B. McIntyre and D. Strachan 13, A. McKay and A. Gray 21; J. Robbie and H. Burnett 15, H. McGill and D. McGill 8; S. Naylor and T. McLean 19, O. Chalmers and C. Brunton 11.
Semi-finals - P. Thomson and A. Furye 15, A. McKay and A. Gray 9; J. Robbie and H. Burnett 16, S. Naylor and T. McLean 9.
Final - P. Thomson and A. Furye 14, H. Burnett and J. Robbie 13.
Gents’ Singles (Sponsored by various local businesses)
Second round - M. Ramsay 21, P. Thomson 20; J. Condy 19, G. Milne 21; L. Hunter 21, R.B. Valentine 15; A. Callan 11, M. Stewart 21; M. Grahame walkover; R. Torrie snr 18, M. Black 21; A. Burnett walkover; O. Chalmers 21, G. Stewart 16.
T. McLean 21, D. Mill 17; W. Oswald 17, J. Craig 21; H. Burnett 19, S. Teviotdale 21; F. Kennedy 14, D. Dargie 21; R. Alexander 8, A. Sturrock 21; E. Mason 21, W. Teviotdale 5; K. Brunton 21, R. Gowans 17; W. Miller 13, P. Lowe 21.
Third round - M. Ramsay 1, G. Milne 21; L. Hunter 21, M. Stewart 19; M. Grahame 10, M. Black 21; A. Burnett 2, O. Chalmers 21; T. McLean 6, J. Craig 21; S. Teviotdale 21, D. Dargie 18; A. Sturrock 21, E. Mason 20; K. Brunton 15, P. Lowe 21.
Fourth round - G. Milne 21, L. Hunter 7; M. Black 14, O. Chalmers 21; J. Craig 21, S. Teviotdale 14; A. Sturrock 21, P. Lowe 12.
Semi-finals - G. Milne 21, O. Chalmers 13; J. Craig 12, A. Sturrock 21.
Final - G. Milne 12, A. Sturrock 21.
Ladies’ Singles (Sponsored by C.J. Lang and Sons Ltd)
First round - M. Main 21, I. Teviotdale 13; I. Howie 20, M. Robertson 21; S. Coffin 21, F. Oetegenn 8; J. Mackie 8, F. Christie 21; M. Anderson 21, P. Smith 14; M. Lindsay 19, T. McKay 21; L. Furye 21, M. Armstrong 5; J Spalding 21, V. Gunn 14.
M. Croll 20, L. Whammond 21; J. Stewart walkover; L. Grahame walkover; M. Thoms 21, I. Wilson 9; D. Mason 21, C. Kennedy 14; L. West 21, S. Naylor 17; K. Gordon 21, H. McGill 16; C. Condy 21, J. McLaughlin 16.
Second round - M. Main 20, M. Robertson 21; S. Coffin 12, F. Christie 21; M. Anderson 21, T. McKay 19; L. Furye 21, J. Spalding 15; L. Whammond 20, J. Stewart 21; L. Grahame 21, M. Thoms 7; D. Mason 19, L. West 21; K. Gordon 21, C. Condy 20.
Third round - M. Robertson 21, F. Christie 12; M. Anderson 11, L. Furye 21; J. Stewart 18, L. Grahame 21; L. West 21, K. Gordon 6.
Semi-finals - M. Robertson 5, L. Furye 21; L. Grahame 18, L. West 21.
Final - L. Furye 12, L. West 21.
Fixtures: Saturday, August 9 – Gents v Hillcrest, 2.30 p.m., four rinks. Sunday – Mixed Triples, 1 p.m., eight rinks. Tuesday – Ladies v Brechin, 2 p.m., three rinks. Wednesday – Abbey v Ladies, 2 p.m., two rinks.
Angus Championships Top Ten, Thursday August 14, 6.30 p.m., Round Three – Montrose v Broughty; Parkview v Carnoustie West End.
Fixtures: Saturday August 9 – Newgate v Broughty, 2 p.m. five rinks; Broughty v Dudhope, 2 p.m., four rinks. Tuesday - Ladies Invitation Day, 2 p.m., eight rinks. Wednesday – Dudhope v Broughty, 2 p.m., four rinks.