Parkes sporting news


by The Rookie

Club Championships

Major Singles: The Semi-Finals of the Major Singles were played during the week and the final will be played shortly between Col Hayward and Mark Dwyer.

On Thursday, May 11, in the first Semi-Final, Col Hayward won the first end by two shots and Col Mudie played “catch-up” all day but Col Hayward ran out the winner after twenty-three ends, 31-10.

The second Semi-Final was played on Saturday, May 13 and in a similar match, Mark Dwyer won the first end by two shots from Steve Turner. Steve played some great bowls but after thirty ends Mark won the match 31-15.

Minor Singles: On Saturday, May 13 two matches were played in the Minor Singles Championship. In a very close match George Boatswain had the better of the early ends against Greg Townsend and it wasn’t until the twentieth end that Greg first hit the lead, 18 -16.George regained the lead after twenty-three ends and after twenty-six ends lead 25-22. From there on Greg played some great bowls to eventually win the mat 31-25 after thirty ends.

The early ends in the other match between Bernie Mitchell and Steve “Nimo” Mills were also very close and after eleven ends the scores were level ten all. From there on Steve took control of the match and after twenty-three ends only needed on shot to claim victory. Bernie was not about to give up without a fight and it wasn’t until the twenty-ninth ends that Steve won the match 31-24.

Coming Events: 2017 Classic Pairs. This Event will once again be sponsored by Casey Surveying and Design and will be played next weekend May 20-21. Co-sponsors for the tournament will be Parkes Courier Service and Telescope Tyres. The draw for the event will take place on Friday, May 19 at 6pm at the Club (and anyone is welcome to attend) and play will commence at 8.45am on the Saturday and Sunday.

Teams of two can be all male, all female or mixed and the entry fee of $100 per team includes lunch on both days. 

Format for the event will be:

Saturday, May 20 – three games of 15 ends.

Sunday, May 21 – two games of 15 ends.

Total Prize money is $3000 with prizes for the first five teams and 3 mystery draws, thanks to the support of the sponsors.

Entries can be made in person at the Club, you can ring the Club on 02 6862 1446 or by mail to P.O. Box 280, Parkes, 2870. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday, May 18.

Charity Day – Prostate Cancer Day.

A Charity Day to support the local Prostate Cancer Group is being organised by Graham Barby, Chris Dunn and Keith MacRae for Saturday, June 3.

No need for early entries, just contact one of the organisers or phone up on the day by 12-30 for a 1.00 pm start.

Social Bowls Thursday, May 11: Twenty-two players turned out to play four games of Pairs and one of Triples.

Graham Nicholson (visiting from the Glass House Mountains in Queensland) joined with Geoff Freeman for a very close match against John Davies and John Hodge. The scores were very close all day and with one end to play they were level at 14 all. On the final end Graham and Geoff scored one shot and took the lead for only the second time in the match to claim victory 15-14.

Greg Howlett and Guy Ellery had a good win against Ron Hornery and Mick Craft.

John Ward and Graham Barby were too strong for Keith MacRae and Mike Valentine and in the other Pairs match; John Dunn and Gordon Dickson got the better of John Watson and Jim Blake.

In the Triples match, Rob Irving, Greg Huggins and Bob Freeman started strongly and lead 9-0 after seven ends. The team of Les Kent, Bill Skinner and Ian Mill gradually got into the match and after seventeen ends took the lead, 16-13. Les’ team went on to win three of the last four ends to win the match 21-14

The Prize winners were John Ward and Graham Barby and the Runners-up prize went to the Triples team of Les Kent, Bill Skinner and Ian Mill.

Saturday, May 13: A small field of fourteen players turned out to produce two very close results.

The Triples turned out to be the closest match of the day. Ron Hornery, Maureen Baillie and Gordon Dickson scored four shots on the opening end but John Ward, Col Woods and Bob Freeman won the next seven ends to lead 10-4. Over the next twelve ends John’s team maintained their lead, but only just, and with one end to play they were up 21-20. Ron’s team scored a single shot on the last end to draw the match 21 all but John’s team had won twelve of the twenty-one ends to claim the match. 

In a Pairs match, John Davies and Rob Irving won the first end but Tom Furey and Greg Howlett won the nest two ends to establish a lead of 5-2. Tom and Greg kept the lead for all except one of the next fifteen ends and with three ends to play had a lead of 18-16. On the next end John and Rob played some great bowls to win three shots and take the lead. In spite of some great bowls by Tom and Greg the last two ends were won by John and Rob who won the match 21-18. 

The Prize winners were Mark Dwyer and Pat Cooney (who was marker in the Major Singles match and the runner-up prize went to Greg Townsend and Gladrin Sun (the marker for the Minor singles match).

Friday Night: The Badge Draw was not drawn last Friday and will be worth $2100 in this week and the draw will take place after after the meat and voucher raffle.


It's great to see so many families coming down to watch each week, PDNA can see from the rep teams and social teams the improvement of the players it is great to watch.

This week is SHOOSH week and PDNA are participating, so just remember:

  • * If your comment is negative, then SHOOSH!
  • * If your comment is directed at a player, then SHOOSH!
  • * If you comment is directed at a umpire or match official, then SHOOSH!
  • * Reward good play by both teams with applause; if you can’t then SHOOSH!
  • * Show respect to players and game officials. Remember it’s their game!

The AGM was held last night and a list of the new committee will be on the website and in the paper at the end of the week.

A big thank you to everyone that has stepped up or continued their roles as Parkes netball would not be able to run without you. 

Results Round 8

A Grade: Panthers defeated MCA 29-26.  Inline panel and paint defeated Quick Shine 30-19 

B grade:  Victorious secret forfeit 14s Rep. 13s Rep defeated Parkes Toyota 43-39. 

Draw May 16 Round 9

A Grade - Court 2 6:30pm MCAs versus Quick Shine (Umpires: Hannah Clarke and Jane Cook). 7:45pm Panthers versus Parkes Cellar (Umpires: Sarah Smith + Mikeeley Birmigham). Inline Panel & Paint versus Bye.

B Grade - Court 5 6:30pm u14s Parkes Reps Team versus u13s Parkes Reps Team (Umpires: Hayley Carmen and Calli Miller). 7:45pm Victorious Secret versus Parkes Toyota (Umpires: Jordyn Chapple and Tianna Simpson).

Railway Digger Women’s Bowls

Selector for May is Ann Currey 68626229. On Wednesday, May 17 will be final club singles Lorraine Baker v Tracey Dixon. also normal social bowls. also on that day will be luncheon after bowls for Norma Pollock 80th and Merle Christie 90th birthday.

Lunch will be from Vinces restuarant at ten dollars per person. On Thursday, May 18 will be final club pairs Gail Ford and Lorraine Baker v Liz Thornberry and June Burgess [sub for Kim Evans.

Last week C .W.D pairs were played at our club two of our girls Lea Tanks and Tracey Dixon made it through to final but were defeated by Lisa Burton’s team from Forbes congratulations to our players.

Thought for week is some men see things as they are and say Why? i dream things that never were and  Why not?


Canteen Duty 12-12.30pm Mariners u12s and knights u6s. 12.30pm-1pm Roar u16s girls and Merv and Sons u8s. 1pm-1.30pm Glory and Mariners u16s boys Combine and NRMA u7s. 1.30pm-2.30pm Open ladies off the rails.

 Ground Control Set Up: u12 Pumas. Pack Up: PHFC.

Junior Round 4

Under 6s 12pm G5a Sings You See versus Parkes SSF. G5b Tinker Tots versus Parkes Services Club. G5c Knights versus Mensland. G5d Mel’s Mini Munchkins versus KCM’s Family Daycare. Charlton Shearing BYE.

Under 7s 1pm G5a NRMA versus Parkes SSF. G5b Parkes Services Club versus Central West FDC. SBS Services BYE.

Under 8s 12pm G4a BDM Kitchens versus Central West Fluid Power. G4b Mensland versus Merv and Sons Bus Services. Parkes Services Club BYE.

Under 10s 12pm G6c Pumas versus Parkes Services Club, (Nathan Hessel). 1pm G6c Leopards versus Tigers, (Nathan Hessel). 2pm G6c Lynx versus Astrodish Panthers, (Malcolm Bruce).

Competitive Juniors

Under 12s 12pm G6b Olympic versus Wanderers, (J.Ford). 1pm G6b Victory versus United, (D.Hodges). 12pm G2 Brumbies versus Mariners, (S.Noble).Under 16 boys 1pm G3 Jets/Parkes FC versus Glory/Mariners, (B.Hutchings).                    

Under 16 Gilrs 12pm G1 Matildas versus Parkes Services Pumas, (L.Kronenberg). Forbes Roar versus Red Bend.

Open Ladies

2:15pm G1 Raptors MCS versus Star Hotel Cougars, (S.Lowe). G2 Super Cellars versus Coachman Hotel Raptors, (B.Hutchings). G6B Bogeye Babes versus Parkes Hotel Roos, (D.Parker). 

3:30pm G1 Peakhill Allstars versus PHFC, (L.King). G2 Boilers versus Off The Rails, (A.Kronenberg).

3pm Forbes Darling Irrigation versus Tichbourne Tigers.


Well people the summer darts finals are here and another winter competition just around the corner. All teams to be nominated by the June 7 via Facebook or to 0431 144 747

Results from last week are Topflights defeated Star Budgies 5-2 with players player going George Corcoran and Jed Whiteman. High scorers were Nick Kelly 100, Josh Townsend 2 x 180, 3 x 100, 140, 125, 119, 136 George Corcoran 100 Mick Herft 140, Keith Rogan 4 x 100, 119, 121 and Dave Rogan 180.

Twist Tops def Bears 5-2 with players player going to Troy Daroczy and Marty Phelan. High scorers were Marty Phelan 180, Peter Clegg 131, Troy Daroczy 125, 110.

Warriors defeated Strikers 6-1 with players player Ray James Jnr and Leah Roberts high scorers were Leah Roberts 100 and Teona Wakefield.

A grade there are four sides and only three in B grade. Finals draw is, A grade Topflights (1st) versus Pluggas (2nd)@ TBC. Warriors (3rd) versus Budgies (4th) at the Parkes.

And B grade is strikers (6th) versus bears (7th) at the Parkes the Twist Tops have the bye awaiting the winner of Strikers and Bears to play in the grand final on the May 24. Good luck to all players and teams.