Parkes sporting news


Ladies show the men how

Sunday, June 11 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford event for the Chris Goodie Trophy and Raffle supplied by Mick Smith.

Winner on the day was Sue Smith with 37 points on a countback from the extremely delighted Margaret Hogan who only lost one shot while Sue copped the wrath of the Dragon losing three shots from her Handicap.

Greeting the judge in third position was Dawn Phipps not far behind.

Ladies Nearest the Pins: Fourth hole Margaret Hogan. 11th Hole Sue Smith.

Finally the Men get a mention albeit for Nearest the Pins: First hole Ian Phipps. Fourth hole Ian Phipps. Sixth hole William Warren. 11th hole Reg Davison. 15th hole Ray Cabban.

Lucky Card Draw Dawn Phipps.

Bunny Award gratefully accepted by Robert Hay. Raffle Winner was Dawn Phipps (AGAIN) with balls going to Vince Kelly (THANKS VINCE) Tom Delmenico and Reg Davison.

Next Week we play for the Twins Trophy and Raffle maybe supplied by Reg Davison and Brian Hogan. 

Last chance to bribe the Dragon to save your Handicaps before Captain Chop returns from Holidays. Go the Dragon’s.

Parkes Women’s Bowls

Beautiful weather conditions saw several members play bowls. In a triples game Isabel Svendsen, Flo Riseborough, Gwenda Carty defeated Merilyn Rodgers, Rosemary Mitchell, Robyn Morgan. Eileen Bradley, Margaret Hawken, Betsy Johnstone defeated Chris Curteis, Valmai Westcott, Joan Simpson.

Hilda McPherson, Rhona Went defeated Minnie Riordan, Audrey Jones. Di Greenhalgh, Brenda Davies defeated Di Howell, Francis Charlton. Next week teams will play in the CWD Fours to be held at Cowra.

The Trading Table was a great success and many prizes were won. Raffle winner was Gwenda Carty. Winners for the day were Eileen, Margaret and Betsy.

Runners up were Merilyn, Rosemary and Robyn.

The Minor Pairs will close June 20, please put nominations on board. AGM will be held July 11 at 1.30pm.

The Cannon-Merritt Trophy will be played at Forbes on Thursday, July 6  M/T 9.30am Play 10am. Picnic Lunch.

Teams are: 

  • Chris Curteis, Maureen Miller, Rosemary Mitchell.
  • Isabel Svendsen, Merilyn Rodgers, Brenda Davies.
  • Eileen Bradley,Valmai Westcott, Betsy Johnstone. Manager Rosemary Mitchell.

Please ring table selectors Brenda Davies and Marja Iffland between 9am and 9.30am to play social bowls on 6862 1446. Social roster Isabel Svendsen/milk.

Parkes Men’s Bowls

Club Championships

On Thursday, June 8 John Watson and Wally Grant played a Minor Singles match. Wally got off to a great start and after two ends led 4-0.

John gradually got back into the match but it wasn’t until the eighteenth end that he took the lead 15-13.

After twenty-four ends John had increased his lead to seven shots, 24-17.

Eleven of the next 12 ends were won by one shot and it wasn’t until the thirty-seventh end that John scored the two shots he needed to win the match, 31-24.

Also on Thursday, Gary and Peter McPhee won the first two ends of their Semi-Final Minor Pairs match against Steve Mills and George to lead 5-0.

Steve and George had to chase Gary and Peter and it wasn’t until the seventeenth end that they took the lead 14-13.

By the twentieth end Gary and Peter had regained the lead 17-16 and on the last end they were holding the shot to win the match but Steve, with his last bowl, moved the jack out of bounds and the end had to be replayed.

On a hard fought replayed end Steve and George scored two shots to win the match and advance to the final.

On Saturday, June 10, in a Minor Singles match, Rob Irving had the better of the early ends and lead Steve Turner, 6-1 after five ends.

Steve won four of the next five ends and going into the eleventh end lead 9-7.

From there on, Steve took control of the match and ran out the winner after thirty-four ends, 31-21.

Social Bowls Thursday, June 8: A small field of sixteen players turned out to play four games of Pairs.

In a close match, Col Hayward and Gordon Dickson scored a narrow 21-17 win against John Ward and John Hodge.

Tom Furey and Col Woods were just too good for Pat Cooney and John Dunn, winning 20-15.

 Keith MacRae and Bill Skinner also had a five shot win against Ron Hornery and Bob Freeman, 18-13.

Greg Howlett and Ray Jones teamed up against Geoff Freeman and Rob Irving and, to quote Geoff, “we let them win” 25-11.

The Prize winners were Steve Mills and George Bradley and the Runners-up prize went to Greg Howlett and Ray Jones.

Saturday, June 10: With a lot of bowlers away for the long weekend or attending the Parkes races, two games of Pairs and one of Triples were played. 

The Triples match produced the closest result, with Ron Hornery, Gordon Dickson and Les Kent winning 21-17 against Ted Wright, Steve Mills and John Dunn. 

In another close game, Col Mudie and Greg Huggins proved too good for Pat Cooney and George Bradley, winning 23-18.

In the other Pairs match, Arthur Corbett and Greg Howlett had a good win against Bernie Mitchell and Liz Byrne.

.Prize winners on the day were the triples team of Ron Hornery, Gordon Dickson and Les Kent and the Runners-up prize went to Col Mudie and Greg Howlett.

Monday, June 12: The Monday of the long weekend saw a very small field of ten Bowlers play a very close game of Pairs and a very unusual game of Triples.

Les Kent and Ray Jones went shot for shot with Rob Irving and Greg Huggins for the first ten ends and, at the point, Rob and Greg lead 11-10.

Les and Ray scored single shots on the next three ends before Rob and Greg won the next three ends to lead 20-13.

Les and Ray fought back to win the next four ends and level the scored20 all with one end to play.

On the last end, Les and Ray scored two shots to win the match 22-20.

In the Triples match, Rhona Went, John Dunn and George Bradley won ten of the first eleven ends to take a lead of 19-1.

In what must be one of the best “comebacks” in the club’s history John Hodge, Bernie Mitchell and Eileen Bradley played some amazing bowls to win nine of the last ten ends to level the scores 19 all.

To rub salt into the wounds, Hodgey’s team scored two shots on the last end to win the match 21-19. Prize winners on the day were the winning Triples team.

Railway Bowls

The final of the Handicap pairs was played last Monday in a highly contested match.

It was between Geoff Leonard and Mike Phillips against Alan Cameron and Peter Job whom took out the match 20-19 which could have gone either way.

In other matches played Guy Bennett and Terry Hetherington defeated Steve Nicholson and Lea Tanks 25-19  also a close match with the lead changing on several occasions.

In the other match played Terry Clothier defeated Dave Law in a one sided match 31-10 all full credit to Dave he got of to a good start with the match locked at nine all after 12 ends but Terry went on to win.

Saturday social bowls was played under great conditions with good numbers taking part Marty Fitzpatrick and Peter Creith defeated Tricia Allen Ray Griffith 36-9 Col Hornery and Mick Furney defeated George Greenhalgh andJohn Omalley 23- 10.

Mick Carroll and Graham Thomson defeated Derek Hoe and Lea Tanks 15-1.

Winners of the day Marty Fitzpatrick and Peter Creith. Runners up Col Hornery and Mick Furney.

Sunday was reasonably quiet with only a few bowlers having a role up and having a good time, Monday 26 bowlers took part in social bowls under beautiful weather conditions results as follows.

Chris Dunn,George Greenhalgh and Lee Hetherington defeated Nev Whitfield,Clive Stibbard and Marty Fitzpatrick 33-13 , Pav Cross, Allan Affleck, and Rick Stewart defeated Frank Gersbach,Wayne Parker and Col Hornery 23-16 Lorraine Baker, Rod Ramsay and Kev Hynds defeated Blake Coleman Kyle Hand and Tony Peisley 20-18 , Helen Blanchard, Graham Thomson and Mike Furney defeated Brad Blanchard,Tony Latter and Dave Johnson 29-22 winners on the day Chris Dunn,George Greenhalgh and Lee Hetherington.

Runners up Pav Cross,Alan Affleck and Rick Stewart. Wednesday winners Neil Stronach and Greg Hough (Orange). Runners Up Wally Grant and Graeme Phillips 

This Weekend on Sunday all hands on deck for the clubs annual Presidents Day commencing at 10am all bowlers to be in club colours. There will also be social bowls Saturday Afternoon (Presidents Day Practice) commencing at 1pm. Friday night of cause raffles hamper, badge draw and jackpot joker Courtesy bus available.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore 

Last weekend we only saw four people turn up for the working bee at the Parkes Pistol Club. Two from the Pistol club and two from SSAA. They managed to install two of the large eyebrow baffling on the 50m  and almost finish the other two. Thanks boy. Talk about heavy and without Dave tractor we would have struggled.

  •                         25m 50m, total
  • Brian Drabsch 270 249, 519
  • John Smeaton 257, 249, 506
  • Peter Nyman 257, 241, 498
  • Bernie Hetherington 258, for 25m only

The total score possible was 270 at 25m and 250 at the 50m range. Our next shoot is Sunday, June 18 at 10am.

It will be ordinary targets at both ranges. The range officer course in June has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. We have a new roster out for the second half of this year.

Parkes SSAA Sporting Clays

At the last months shoot 14 shooters attended the Deep Lead range at the back of the Trundle road in two events with 80 targets.

Event one had 60 targets using six auto clay throwers set at various angles, speeds and heights. Brian Drabsch 52, Jimmy Day 50, D Duffy 48, Brett Dean 46, David Penberthy 43, Peter Barber 38, John Patrick 36, James Dean 35, Bernie Cusack and Dan Morgan 28, Josh Rickaby 24, Troy Gosper 20, Alec Edwards 15.

Event two, 20 targets twin rise from one thrower. Brian Drabsch and John Patrick 17, James Dean and Peter Barber 15, Brett Dean and C Duffy 14, Alex Edwards 12, Eric Miles 11, Justin Rickaby, Jimmy Day and David Penberthy 9, Dan Morgan 8, Bernie Cusack 7, Troy Gosper 5. 

It was good to see a number of new shooters trying this new type of shot gunning and hopefully they will return and try to better their scores. Our next shoot is Saturday, June 17 at 1pm. It will be similar to the above events.