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Well Done: Winners of Club Championship Fours. From left to right Lorraine Heald, Eileen Bradley, Minnie Riordan and Audrey Jones.

Well Done: Winners of Club Championship Fours. From left to right Lorraine Heald, Eileen Bradley, Minnie Riordan and Audrey Jones.

The Final of the Club Championship Fours was played this week with the winners being Lorraine Heald, Eileen Bradley, Minnie Riordan, Audrey Jones defeating Brenda Davies, Cherie Frame, Liz Byrne, Rhona Went in an exciting game, 20–18. In social games played, Maureen Miller, Frances Charlton, June Burgess defeated Margaret Morrison, Flo Riseborough, Marja Iffland and Joan Simpson. Isobel Svendsen, Elaine Burgess, Hilda McPherson defeated Diane Greenhalgh, Kath Hutchison and Maureen Baillee. Rosemary Mitchell and Laurie Keane played a game of consistency.

Happy Birthday: Margaret Morrison long time member celebrated her 90th Birthday, and enjoyed cake.

Happy Birthday: Margaret Morrison long time member celebrated her 90th Birthday, and enjoyed cake.

A Birthday lunch was held for long-time member, Margaret Morrison, who is celebrating her 90th Birthday. A successful Trading Table was held and the winner of the Raffle was Pam MacRae.

Presidents Gala Day will be held on October 11 and names must be put on the board by the October 4 to play. Cost of the lunch is $20. Nominations for Minor Pairs close October 4 and commence October 11. The Cannon-Merrit Trophy will be played at Forbes, Thursday, September 29, with picnic lunch. Teams as follows Isobel Svendsen, Laurie Keane, Rosemary Mitchell, Eileen Bradley, Marja Iffland, Elaine Miller, Lorraine Heald, Maureen Miller and Brenda Davies. If unable to play contact Audrey Jones 6863 4242 or Betsy Johnstone 686 23161 asap. Social bowls call Table Selectors Helen Heraghty and Laurie Keane between 9am-9.30am on 6862 1446. On the social roster is Marja Iffland.

​Bridge News

September 8 winner’s were Val Boyd and Margaret Powter 55.1 percent, John Quin and Margaret Hawken 54.2, Dawn Phipps and Anne Berkeley 52.8.  Monday, 12 Beth Thomas and Beryl Twardy were winners with a terrific score of 70 percent! Jennifer Calvert and Dawn Phipps had 67 per cent and Gary Somers and Greig Ball 61. On Thursday 15 we welcomed back Bev Laing from her overseas trip and she and partner Isabel Orange won the game with 64.1 percent. Second were Peter Quin and Louise Payne 63.9 followed by John Quin and Margaret Hawken 53.7 and Keith Fiedler and Ingrid Stephenson 51 percent.

On Monday 19, Suzie McNamara and Greig Ball won with a score of 64 percent. Next best were Anne Berkeley and Wendy Andrews 52 and Warren Blatch and Isabel Orange 51. On Tuesday 20, Jan Latter and Warren Blatch topped with 57.3 followed by Joan Reilly and Isabel Orange 55.2 and Suzie McNamara and Audrey Somers 52.1.

 All these games were Howell movements as we haven't had enough players for a Mitchell game where there are two winners i.e. North South and East West.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore notes

Six shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex on the Back Trundle Road 6km west of the main street and shoot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50m for a max of 500 points.

Target Rifles                         25m -   50m -   Total 

Brian Drabsch                      250 -     249 -    499

Michael Valentine                 250 -     249 -    499

Fired Rifles                          

John Smeaton                       250  -     240 -    490

Ron Cunningham                  249 -      241 -    490

Kurt Matthews                       246  -      242 -    488

John Davis                             247 -       234 -    481

Next shoot 10am September 25 and it will be crow targets at both ranges. It is the right time to get your four shoots up for the period ending early next year, so get in now to avoid that warning letter in December. Another Lithgow .22 is being used at the range but at this time it is only fitted with a low powered scope which allows room for error, not to mention parralex error. Most scopes are set in the factory for 100m and when under this range there is no adjustment to cut out parralex error.  


Parkes Services Squash Club Championships: Parkes Services Squash Centre held its annual Club Championships on Saturday. Five Divisions were contested. The division four top two was contested by two up and coming Juniors, Chester Kelly and Bronte O’Shannessy. In a nail biting finish Chester won the decider two games to one. Division 3 saw Jake Hennock take on Chris McQuie. In another extremely close match up Jake took out the prize winning 2-1. Division 2 was close with Jordan Sloane knocking Toby Tanks out on his side of the draw, and Kristen Nightingale able to eliminate Geoff Wyatt to face Jordan in the final. In an extremely close match Jordan got the edge winning 3-1. In the Open Men’s Jay Kross knocked Brenton Nightingale out 3-0 to advance through to the final. The other semi final saw Richard King face off against Stuart Dearden. This was one of the closest and most entertaining matches of the day, with Richard winning by one point, 67-66, three games to two. The men’s final saw Jay Kross take the win 3-0 over Richard King to be the Male Club Champion, and Kristen Nightingale named the female Champion for 2016.


Round 10 Results: Star Hotel Sinkers (12) defeated (3) Railway Hotel Redbacks, Broadway Hotel (12) defeated (3) Leagues Club Pink Bits, Cambridge Hotel Sharks (10) defeated (5) Parkes Hotel Jokers, Star Hotel Schooners (15) defeated (0) Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers, Parkes Hotel Raptors (9) defeated (6) Leagues Club Cobras, Railway Hotel Rhinos (9) defeated (6) Parkes Hotel Warriors, Leagues Club Bandits (10) defeated (5) Cambridge Hotel Crushers, Parkes Hotel Pirates (8) defeated (7) Bowling Club Gravediggers, Parkes Hotel Leftovers bye.

Round 11 draw: Leagues Club Pink Bits versus Parkes Hotel Warriors, Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers versus Parkes Hotel Raptors, Railway Redbacks versus Leagues Club Bandits, Broadway Sparks versus Star Schooners, Parkes Hotel Jokers versus Leagues Club Cobras, Cambridge Crushers versus Bowling Club Gravediggers, Star Sinkers versus Parkes Hotel Pirates, Parkes Hotel Leftovers versus Railway Rhinos, Cambridge Sharks have the Bye. No normal pool competition October 3 due to long weekend, though doubles shootout at the Parkes Hotel on the night.

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