Parkes sports club's news, events and results

Bogan Golf

by shortie

Well this years golf is a disaster, there has been more golf postponed than played. The bogan gate course recently was under flood so the Bogan Gate Mens Tournament was postponed until October and Septembers golf has been a non event. 

Games played in August: August 27 the club held an 18 hole Stableford event with a few dedicated golfers attending. Winner was Graeme Hunter with 33 points runner-up was Steve Edwards on 32 points no nearest the pins were won. August 29 the ladies braved the course and elements to play their 27 hole members Foursomes due to several factors the Foursomes was reduced to 18 holes. Scatch winners for 2016 was the pairing of Maureen Boness and Dorelle Scott with 109. Scartch Handi-cap winners were the pairing of Shirley Nutley and Ida McIntyre with 102 net.

The remaining golfing calender has been amended. Please consult with Captain, Secretary or President for alterations.

Mixed Netball

Parkes and District Netball Association is calling for nominations for Representative Team Coaches for the 2017 season. Nomination forms are available on the Parkes website:

Nominations will close September 23

Mixed netball will be played throughout the school holidays, for the draw or more information about the comp download the ‘my netball’ app or like our page on Facebook. Please be reminded to check your duties early in the week the draw will be on Facebook by Thursday. Please organise umpires before the night. If you are having trouble contract Sarah Smith 0416878300. All players are encouraged to complete online umpiring course this will give a better understanding as a player and an umpire, don't forgot there are a lot of new players getting to know the rules and how to play the game. Please ensure good sportsmanship and all player play in a safe manner.

A message from the umpire coordinator

It is a requirement that each netball game have two umpires, and no game should go ahead without the required number.  These two umpires are to umpire the entire game; there should not be any swapping of umpires during the game including during intervals, as this can be deemed unfair to one or both of the teams.  If you are nominated to umpire by your team, please ensure that you have either had experience in officiating a game of netball before, or have completed your online section one theory exam (free exam, details on the PDNA website).  It is also recommended that you complete your online Level 1 course ($35).  Remember, as the umpire it is your job to ensure that they players on the court are safe, and a good understanding of the rules is key to making that happen.

When technology and / or cost is a barrier to completing these courses, please contact the umpire coordinator who can then offer help with some practical advice by qualified umpires prior to the game, and can assist while you are umpiring so that you are able to feel more confident.  It doesn’t matter if you have never umpired before, or umpire every three weeks when it is “your turn”, please contact PDNA if you think you require some assistance, and we will help you.  Remember netball is a really enjoyable game, and the idea is that everyone enjoys the experience, both players and officials alike.  It becomes a lot less fun when players are frustrated at umpires who are frustrated at, and sometimes intimidated by, players.

Thanks must go to all of those people who assisted this week when courts were short of umpires and experience; your help ensured the night continued on without too many hiccups.

Results Round 2

A Grade: Parkes Cellars defeated Team Oresome 40-22, MCAs defeated cheaper by the dozen 37-15, Dalton defeated Panthers 39-24. 

B Grade: Inline Panel and Paint defeated Vixens 36-23, Benchwarmers defeated And the winners are 36-7, Cambridge hotel defeated misfits 26-16. 

C Grade: Parkes Public School defeated ball busters 28-15, Goal diggers defeated 1300bugman 27-3, Moons and stars defeated Cusack all sorts 21-20. 

Round 3 September 20

A Grade 6:30pm Court 1: Dalton versus Team Oresome (Umpires: MCA and Cheaper By The Dozen), 7:45pm Court 1: Panthers versus MCAs (Umpires: Dalton (2), Court 3: Parkes Cellar versus Cheaper By The Dozen (Umpires: Team Oresome (2)

B Grade 6:30pm Court 3: Inline Panel and Paint versus Misfits (Umpires: Benchwarmers (2), Court 6: 1300bugman versus Cambridge Hotel (Umpires: Vixens (2), 7:45pm Court 6: Benchwarmers versus Vixens (Umpires: 1300bugman and Inline Panel and Paint).

C Grade 6:30pm Court 5: Parkes Public School versus Goal Diggers (Umpires: And the winner are (2), Court 8: Ball Busters versus Cusack All Sorts (Umpires: Moons and stars (2), 7:45pm Court 8: And The Winners Are  versus Moons and Stars (Umpires: Ball Busters and Cusacks All Sorts).

Parkes Darts

Results for last weeks Parkes Darts Competition

A Grade: Plugga's defeated Twist-Tops 5-2. The best for Plugga's was Gary Barber. Best for Twist-Tops was Peter Clegg. High scores Brad Parker 140,134, Joe VanOpynen 140,121,100. Topflights defeated Broadway Bears on a forfiet.

B.Grade: Warriors defeated Strikers 6-1. The best for Warriors Ray, James Jnr. The best for Strikers was Leah Roberts. High scores Ray James Snr 111, Ray James Jnr 100, Leah Roberts 100.  No results for Coachman - Panthers game.

Draw this week

A Grade: Twist-Tops versus Topflights (Star), Broadway Rams versus Broadway Bears (Broadway), and Plugga's have the bye.

B Grade: Warriors versus Panthers (Parkes) and Coachman versus Strikers (Coachman). 

Parkes Volley Squash

6.15pm 1300 Bugman versus Auto Bots, 2 Legit 2 Hit versus Bench Warmers, Chilli Peppers versus Knock Knock, Flash Gordons versus A Team.

7pm The Tavern versus Parkes Pandas, Billy Bobs versus Hot Trots, Spikey Lemons versus Shooters, Ground Hounds versus Services.

7.45pm Oon Saah versus The Young OG’s, Electric Cows versus Ray White Goodsorts, I’d Hit That versus Mad Mob, Good as Gold versus Hogsbreath.

8.30pm - Ray White Allsorts versus Leaguies, Mac Attack versus Tea Bags, Kiss My Aces versus Coachy, Get Diggy With It versus Ruff Nuts.

Parkes Men’s Bowls

by The Rookie

Twilight Bowls: The Twilight Bowls will re-commence on Thursday, October 6 and continue during daylight saving. If you would like to give bowls a try, grab 2 friends or work mates and come along. All equipment is supplied all you need are a pair of flat sole shoes or thongs or play in bare feet if you want to. Cost is $10 per week which includes a sausage sizzle after the game. Turn up at the club at six o’clock for a six-thirty start. Look forward to seeing all our regulars together with a few new teams for the coming season.

Social Bowls September 15: Twenty two players contested four games of Pairs and one Triples.

The closest game of the day, Steve Ryan and Bill Skinner trailed early but after ten had a six shoot lead, over John Ward and Gladrin Sun. With one end to play John and Gladrin had reduced the lead to two shots and won the last end but could only score one shot on the end. Steve and Bill claimed a very narrow 19-18 victory.

Tom Furey and Rob Irving had the better of the early ends to lead John Corcoran and Martin Tighe 10-3 after seven ends. From there on John and Martin got back in to the game and after of the sixteenth end had the lead 17-15. Starting the last end John and Martin lead 20-19 but Tom and Rob played great bowls to win the last end by four shots and the match 23-20.

Other Pairs matches went to Greg Howlett and John Watson over Col Mudie and Les Kent while John Hodge and Gordon Dickson had a win over Dave Buggie and Joe Crowley. In a fairly close Triples match, after the scores were level two all going in to the fifth end, Keith MacRae, John Dunn and Jim Blake lead all the way to score a 19-13 win against Joe Davies, Ray Jones and Bob Freeman. Prize winners were John Hodge and Gordon Dickson and the Runners Up prize went to Steve Ryan and Bill Skinner.  

September 18: Twenty six players turned out to play five games of Pairs and one of Triples. The Triples match proved to be the closest of the day. After six ends Wally Grant, John Dunn and Bob Freeman had a 9-0 lead over Ron Hornery, John Taylor and John Watson. By the end of the fourteenth end the scores were level at 12 all. Wally’s team scored two shots on the next ends but Ron’s team managed to score six shots to lead 18-14 with five ends to play. Wally’s team won four of those five ends to run out winners 21-19.

In a rather unusual Pairs match, Tom Furey and Ray Jones just had the better of the first twelve ends to lead Col Mudie and Ted Wright 12-11. I don’t know what happened but maybe Col and Ted had a couple of rums before the start of the thirteenth end but whatever they did seemed to work. They won all of the last nine ends to win the match 28-12.

Other winning Pairs were: Keith Macrae and Gladrin Sun against John Ward and Jim Blake. Steve Ryan and Gordon Dixon against John Carr and Chris Dunn. Joe Davies and Rob Irving against Dave Johnson and Joe Crowley. John Hodge and Rhona Went against Liz Byrne and Bill Skinner. Prizes were won by the Triples team of Wally Grant, John Dunn and Bob Freeman. And the Pairs team of John Hodge and Rhona Went.

Classic triples Open Event: Entries are being taken at the club call 6862 1446 for a two bowls triples event to be held on October 9. Four games of fifteen ends will be played starting at 8.45 am.

Prize money (totalling $1500) will range from $480 for the winning team to $180 for the fourth placed team and will include three “mystery” prizes of $90 each.

The entry fee is $90 per team (which includes lunch and morning tea) and teams can be all male, all female or mixed. Major sponsors of the day are, Forbes Central Butchery, Southern Cross Care and Parkes Top Town Traders. All bowlers are welcome to enter and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

Parkes Bowling and Sports Club Annual General Meeting: The AGM will be held at the club on Sunday, September 25 and Nominations for the following positions close on Tuesday, August 30, Chair-person, 2 Vice Chair-persons, Four committee Members.

Starters: Thursday, September 22 –G. Sun and Col Mudie. Saturday, September 24 –Mike Valentine and Dave Johnson.

General: Congratulations to the Tichborne Tigers Soccer team who won the first.  Division Grand final last Sunday. On a very wet muddy pitch the team scored a hard fought 4-3 win over Rawson Homes Raptors. A great win and we hope you enjoyed your celebrations at the Club on Sunday night and look forward to continuing our sponsorship next year.

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