Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

mISS Nancy Duncan, Brechin, figured in the exciting final to the North of Scotland women’s golf championship at Rosemount, Blairgowrie last week.

Miss Duncan was beaten by Miss Annette Laing at the 20th hole. Conditions were difficult on the windswept course, but a high standard of play was maintained.

Miss Duncan was dormie three, but lost the last three holes. The first extra hole was halved, but in the 20th Miss Laing holed from more than four yards after her opponent had left her ball inches from the hole.

Miss Duncan, who had led the field in the qualifying round with 81, was presented with the Thomson trophy awarded to the runner-up.

There were 44 entries in the qualifying round.

30 years ago

It is estimated that over a quarter of a million people will watch one of Scotland’s most popular sporting events - the Health Race ‘82.

Stage Four of this Cycle Race will leave Dundee on July 22 at 11am. The route to Aberdeen takes in Arbroath, Brechin, Fettercairn, Trinity, Edzell, over the Cairn o’ Mount, Strachan and Banchory finishing at the Beach Promenade, Aberdeen around 2.42pm.

The teams taking part include Scotland, Great Britain, Holland, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Wales, England and Alba.

20 years ago

BRITISH Legion chairman Dave Gordon was on hand for the start of the Amigothon Pool Marathon to hand over the trophies to be competed for between Amigos and RAF Edzell.

Amigos eventually won by 94 games to 71, trophies were awarded to both teams.

For the second year in succession a rink representing Brechin Rotary Club came away from the annual Scottish Rotary Bowling Competition with a trophy.

Having won the Blair Trophy as champions last year, they won all their games again but came a close second to Stirling, winning the Philip Trophy as runners-up.

AS the result of a 24-hour Darts Marathon held in the Star Hotel between the US base and Brechin darts League, a cheque for £1063,26 was presented to Bob Goehring, president of the Chiefs Association at Edzell base by Frank Barclay, in aid of their fund to provide Christmas Hampers for senior citizens in the area.

Last year 220 were handed over.

Winners of the Edzell Bowling Club’s annual open pairs competition, which concluded on Saturday, were Brechin bowlers Alister Gray and Will Reid.