Parkes sporting news

Bridge: Louise Payne and Peter Quin from Parkes competed in the Australian Open National Pairs and placed second. Photo: Contributed
Bridge: Louise Payne and Peter Quin from Parkes competed in the Australian Open National Pairs and placed second. Photo: Contributed


We were thrilled last week to learn that two of our regular Thursday players, Peter Quin and Louise Payne, had come second in the National Open Pairs event following up from their ninth placing in last year's event. Parkes Club played in this competition some weeks ago and we expected Peter and Louise would be in the running for a place as their very high 75 per cent score showed. Congratulations.

Winners on September 11 were Jan Latter and Robyn Sheridan 55 per cent. Second were Dawn Phipps and Jennifer Calvert 54 followed by Isabel Orange and Anne Berkeley 53. September 12 Jenny Freeman and Liz Matthews topped with 57 per cent. Greig Ball and Kevin Robinson had 53 and Val Boyd and Angus Glasson 51. 

September 14 Mitchell movement for north south saw an upset when John Quin and Margaret Hawken with a score of 62.14 beat Peter Quin and Louise Payne 59.64.

There is always good rivalry between the Quin boys. Third were Beryl Twardy and Anne Berkeley 55.71. On the east west side Jan Latter and Jenny Freeman were first with 60 per cent followed by Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps 57.5 and Marlene Freeman and Helen McQuie 54.17.

September 18 Bev Laing and Anne Berkeley topped with 57.2. Gary Somers and Greig Ball scored 55.95, Tim and Gai Baker 53.77 and Jennifer Calvert and Dawn Phipps 50.41.

There were equal winners on September 19 with a score of 58.85. They were Val Boyd and Angus Glasson and Jenny Freeman and Fay Shaw.  Next best were Jan Latter and Laurie Keane 52.6 and Bev Laing and Isabel Orange 51.56.


Saturday bowls - Saturday saw 16 bowlers play eight games of three bowl pairs where each team played two games of 12 ends. names where drawn out of a hat for teams and a great day was had by all with the results coming right down to the wire. The winning team of  Terry Hetherington and Graham Turner had two wins 18 + 12, a close second was MartyFitzpatrick and Dawn Parker with 2wins 16 +8 and the third place prize winner was Gary Phillips and Dave Law with one wins 18 + 6.Everyone was happy with the format and only suggestion for change was that we play 14 ends instead of 12.

Championship Games -  No games played last weekend but we have a lot of games to catch up so please see if you can catch up on some of them. It would be most appreciated.

Wednesday Social Bowls - There were 22 bowlers and the Winners wereTony Peisley, Col Hornery and Bob Freeman with a win 18 + 17 and Runnersup were Nev Curry, Alan Affleck and John Keogh with a win 14 + 1. Stephans' Hair Cut went to Chris Dunn.The Jackpot did not go off and will be $90 next week.

We had one team travel to Condobolin for Darren Seton's Presidents day. Terry Hetherington, Mike Valentine and Alan Affleck had a mixed day with a good win in the first game and a narrow loss in the second game. Overall it was a good day with some 20 teams present, some as far away as Queenbean. Well done Darren on a well deserved day.

Congratulations to Peter Creith who went down 27 to 31 in the Semi final at Portland. Great effort Pete you did the club proud. Mike Phillips and Geoff Leonard play in the Zone Finals of the Champion of Club Champions at Majellan Club at Bathurst this weekend and I know you will also make the club proud of you both. Best wishes.

Dont forget the A.G.M. is on this Sunday at 11am, we need as many bowling members as possible to attend. Dont forget our Annual Champagne Triples next month, there is a flyer on the board and a nomination sheet, there is big money up for grabs and we need to make a big success as this is our Premier Event for the year.

Women’s Bowling

The First Round of Club Fours was played today with Elaine Miller, Brenda Davies, Rhona Went, Liz Byrne def Eileen Bradley, Kate Keogh, Minnie Riordan, Audrey Jones. Marja Iffland, Valmai Westcott, Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame def Merilyn Rodgers, Lorraine Baker, Maureen Miller, Kim Evans.

In a game of Pairs, Margaret Hawken, Flo Riseborough def Hilda McPherson, Joan Simpson. In a game of Consistency, Rosemary Mitchell 34, Frances Charlton 41, Di Greenhalgh 45. Winners on the day were Margaret and Flo.

A successful Trading Table was held and enjoyed by members. Winners in the Raffle were Margaret Hawken, Joan Simpson, Merilyn Rodgers.

The Jones Shield will be played at Condobolin on Thursday, September 28. M/T 8.45am, play 9.15am.. Picnic Lunch. Teams as follows

1 Lorraine Baker, Rosemary Mitchell, Hilda McPherson, Gwenda Carty.

2 Maureen Miller, Kate Keogh, Marja Iffland, Brenda Davies.

If unable to play please contact A Jones 6863 4242.

Our President’s Gala Day will be held October 17, please put name on board if attending. Nominations for Minor Singles and Minor Pairs are open now.

On Veterans Day held recently three members received their Veterans Badge, Brenda Davies 70th, Flo Riseborough 75th, Hilda McPherson 85th.

To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Maureen Miller and Brenda Davies between 9am and 93.30am on 6862 1446. Social Roster is Betsy Johnstone. Veterans Badges were presented by our President, Merilyn Rodgers.


Round 9 Results

A grade: Star Hotel Schooners (8) defeated (7) Railway Rhinos. Leagues Club Bandits (8) defeated (7) Parkes Hotel Warriors. Parkes Hotel Pirates (8) defeated (7) Bowling Club Gravediggers.

B grade: Cambridge Sharks (8) defeated (7) Railway Hotel Slayers. Parkes Hotel Jokers (10) defeated (5) Parkes Hotel Leftovers. Parkes Hotel Raptors (9) defeated (6) Broadway Brawlers.

C grade: Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers (9) defeated (6) Railway Reapers. Railway Redbacks (11) defeated (4) Leagues Club Legends. Leagues Club Cobras - BYE. 

Round 10 Draw

A grade: Bowling Club Gravediggers versus Parkes Hotel Warriors. Leagues Club Bandits versus Railway Rhinos . Parkes Hotel Pirates versus Star Hotel Schooners. 

B grade: Broadway Brawlers versus Parkes Hotel Jokers. Parkes Hotel Leftovers versus Railway Hotel Slayers. Parkes Hotel Raptors versus Cambridge Sharks. 

C grade: Railway Hotel Reapers versus Leagues Club Legends. Leagues Club Cobras versus Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers. Railway Redbacks have the bye.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw eight shooters attend the complex and shoot at crow targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 520 points.

Target Rifles

  • David Wilson 270, 250, 520
  • Brian Drabsch 270, 245, 515
  • Basyl Rudenko 270, 247, 512
  • Bernie Shaw 270, 232, 502

Fields Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 270, 248, 518
  • John Davis 270, 247, 517
  • John Smeaton 264, 223, 487

One shot for practice only. Our next shoot is Sunday, September 24 at 10am. It will be ordinary targets at both rangers. The firearms amnesty expired at the end of next week, so you better get in quick to avoid the deadline.