Parkes sporting news

Good Bowl: Mark Dwyer competes in Singles (left) while Rob Irving bowls in the senior final of Major Triples. Photo: Jenny Kingham.
Good Bowl: Mark Dwyer competes in Singles (left) while Rob Irving bowls in the senior final of Major Triples. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Parkes Men’s bowling

Club Championships

During the week, three Handicap Singles matches were played as well as two Handicap Pairs games.

In a very close Handicap Singles match John Watson had a three shot handicap advantage over Steve Turner. On the first end Steve won three shots to wipe out John’s advantage but John scored five shots on the next three ends to lead 8-3. Steve then appeared to take control of the match winning the next twelve ends to lead 22- 8. John then found form and won nine of the next eleven ends and got within one shot of Steve but on the next end Steve scored the single shot he needed to advance to the next round with a 25-23 win.

In other Singles matches, George Boatswain had a win over Bernie Mitchell, 25-15 and Greg Howlett advanced to the final after a good win against Ron Hornery, 25-17.

The Handicap Pairs match between Dave Johnson/Gladrin Sun and John Corcoran/Wilbur Harris was won by Dave and Gladrin 26-13.

On Friday evening, in a Semi-Final of the Handicap Pairs, Steve “Nimo” Mills and George Bradley had a great battle with Tom Furey and Greg Huggins. With the help of a three shot handicap advantage Nimo and George opened up a lead of 7-0 after three ends.

Ten of the next twelve ends were won by single shots and Nimo and George were hanging on to their Handicap advantage with a lead of 11-8.

By the twentieth end Tom and Greg had pulled back the lead and with one end to play the score was 15 all.

On the final end, Nimo and George had a bowl touching the jack and held the match but with his final bowl Tom moved the jack but, as luck would have it, the jack came to rest among a few of the oppositions bowls and Nimo and George advanced to the final with a 25-20 victory.

Social Bowls Thursday, November 9.

Six games of Pairs were played with a couple of close results and some not so close. Guy Ellery and John Dunn got off to a good start and after five ends lead Steve Ryan and Les Kent, 11-1. St6eve and Les fought back hard but just failed to catch up and Guy and John ran out winners 20-18.

Ted Wright and George Bradley took on Col Mudie and Col Woods and after six ends the scores were level, 7 all. Four of the next five ends went to Ted and George and after eleven ends they lead 16-8. The two Cols fought back and with two ends to play the lead was 21-18 against them. Playing great bowls the two Cols claimed the final two ends to win the match 14-21.

Rob Irving and John Ward beat Greg Howlett and Bruce Deland 26-20.

John Watson and Bill Skinner were foo good for John Taylor and Ron Crowley.

Alan Messiter (visiting from Cowra) and Ron Hornery defeated John Hodge and Graham Barby.

Warren Bevan and Graham Dickson were too good for Keith MacRae and Bob Freeman.

The Prize winners on the day were Col Mudie and Col Woods and the Runners-up prize went to Alan Messiter and Ron Hornery.

Saturday, November 11

Twenty-four Bowlers joined the players contesting championship matches, and played four games of Triples including one that resulted in the lowest score the writer has had to comment on.

Liz Byrne, Rob Irving and George Bradley played Gary McPhee, John Carr and Les Kent in a match that saw each side score two shots on one end and the other nineteen ends being won by a single shot.

Liz’s team scored two shots on the first end but they couldn’t score more than one on any other end. It wasn’t until the tenth end that Gary’s side scored their only two shot win.

The final result went to Liz, Rob and George by 14 -9.

George Boatswain, Martin Tighe and Greg Huggins had a win against Keith MacRae, Gladrin Sun and Gordon Dickson 25-18.

John Ward, John Dunn and Jim Blake beat Col Mudie, Mal Porter and Ray Jones 26-14.

Tom Furey, Col Woods and Bob Freeman beat Arthur Corbett, John Taylor and Joe Crowley 24-15.

The prize for the first resting /toucher of the day went to Jim Blake. The Winners prize went to George Boatswain’s team and the Runners-up were John Ward’s team.

Twilight Bowls, on a great night for bowls sixty players turned out for ten games of Triples.

Winners on the night were:

Hodgey’s Heroes, one of our new teams, just got up against Born Bowlers (another new side this year) 18-12.

We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em had a good win over Hard Rock Rollers.

Another of our new sides, Beer “n” End had a close game with Rebelle, winning 16-10.

Bowl Bros. beat Purple People – 12-6.

Loopy Loppers 1 had a convincing win against Three Amigos.

Playing their first game Parkes GP had a good win against Toyota Turtles.

In the closest match of the night The Golden Girls did battle with Pink and just got up 10-8.

Central West Glass beat The Misfits – 27-2.

In another close one Elvii proved too good for The Happy Wanderers – 12-9.

Casey Surveying had win against 1300 Bugman.

Thanks again to Tom Furey and his helpers for a great night and in particular, Phil Betts for preparing the food.

Reminder to members.

Nominations for the Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours Championships close on Thursday, November 16 at 6.00pm.

Check the notice board at the club for details about playing times.

Railway Women’s Bowls

Final of club Fours are to played on Thursday, November 16 at 10am. Selector is Ann Currey 6862 6229. 

Thought for week is  Be cheerful- the problems that worry us most are always those that never arrive.

Senior Touch Football

Senior Touch Football

The Parkes Touch Football Senior Competition continues this week with Round 8 of Mixed on Wednesday and Men’s / Women’s on Thursday night.

All players need to be registered to take the field this week, a couple of teams are very short on registered players, no pay no play. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Wednesday, November 15 Mixed    


Holy Rollers versus Railway Hotel 181Ds – F1 – (Chris Reynolds/ I Draper).

We'll Touch Ya versus The RSL Rusty Buckets – F5 – (A Draper/ Cody Reynolds/ J Guy).

Hart Bar versus Give 'em the clamps – F6 – (B Lovett/ B Medlyn/ N Huggett).

Golly Wogs versus Fast and the Furious – F7 – (M Riley/ S Riley/ D Huggett).


Simply Belissima Cambo Pub Rats versus Loopy Loppers – F1 – (A Draper/ I Draper).

sapnu puas versus JT Cock & Sons – F6 – (S Riley/ M Riley/ D Huggett).

Star Bucks versus The umi zoomis – F7 – (N Huggett/ D Cooper/ B Crain).

Thursday, November 16 Seniors


Coachie Oldboys versus Terry Bros – F1 – (S Riley/ M Riley/ S Afele).

The Crocs versus Sight N Sound – F5 – (N Huggett/ B Medlyn).

Clueless versus 141 Boutique – F6 – (D Cooper/ J Guy).

Spacies versus Bright Sparks – F7 (Chris & Cody Reynolds).


YTBG versus RayWhite Rebels – F1 – (B Lovett/ B Crain).

Saints versus Cambo – F6 – (D Cooper/ I Draper/ J Guy).

Muffin Stuffers versus Better with Age – F7 – (C Reynolds / B Medlyn).


Snags and Their Offsping versus Melted gumboots – F1 – (A Draper/ I Draper/ S Riley).

The piggies versus Sureway Swoopers – F6 – (N Huggett/ D Huggett/ B Lovett).

TACOS OR TARCOS versus Cougars – F7 – (D Cooper/ B Crain/ B Medlyn).

Mumma's Can Touch Bye

Junior Touch Football

Junior touch footy draw for Wednesday 15 November. All parents and players please note – if you are not registered and on the team sheet you will not be permitted to take the field. Registration is very important for the insurance coverage of all players.


Motley Crew versus Destroyers – Field 1A (Sally Richter).

Kool Kittens versus Sassy Sisters – Field 1B (Chloe Drabsch).

Pumuddles versus Dabsters – Field 6A (Ben Lovett/Billy Simpson).

Gaters versus Parkes East Panthers – Field 6B (Blake Medlyn/Cody Reynolds).

Linebreakers versus Hard Tryers – Field 7 (Jackson Guy/Savannah Draper).

La Bella versus YTG – Field 8 (Michael Riley/Jackson Hay).

Fireworks have the bye.


Get Napped versus Wii Not Fit – Field 1 (Amanda Draper).

Cherry Pickers versus Transformers – Field 2 (Bel Crain).

Super Sisters versus Flaming Flamingos – Field 4 (Savannah Draper).

Parkes East Tigers versus The Champs – Field 5 (Chris Reynolds).

Dunn’s Divas versus M&Ms – Field 6 (Steve Riley).

Touch and Go and Scared Touchless have a bye.


The Slayers versus Untouchables – Field 1 (Amanda Draper).

Kiss Our Boots versus Johnny’s Blackbirds – Field 5 (Bel Crain).

Cobras versus Brumbies – Field 6 (Chris Reynolds).

No Idea versus Not Fast Just furious – Field 7 (Steve Riley).

Veteran’s Golf

A good field of twenty-nine players contested the bi-weekly Veteran game of golf between Parkes and Forbes at Parkes last Thursday.

The local lad, Dale Stait (Pks) won the day by one shot on 27 from Gary Pymont (Fbs) and Graham Cooke(Pks). Chris Goodie (Pks) took home the encouragement award.

Laurie Wakefield (Pks) and Sunna Bell (Pks) were nearest the pin on the fourth. and Csaba Belley (Pks) and Gary Pymont (Fbs) were the winners on the 11th. The points in the Mick Miller Shield went to Parkes, 152 to 142.

This week we travel to Condobolin for the continuation of the 18 Hole Lachlan Valley Competition.


Results from last weeks doubles champion ships played at the Parkes bowling club were the team of Josh Townsend and Dave Rogan defeating the team of Joe Vanopynen and Bob Green in the final.

This week sees the final games off this years darts in the form of the singles championships to be played at the Parkes hotel at 7:30pm Wednesday again please have names and fees in no later than 7:10pm we would like as many players as possible

Also if enough women turn up they will have there own comp so come on down girls. There will be the last general meeting of the year before the singles games kick off at the Parkes hotel as well at 6:45pm this will be the last chance for those to pay for the presentation night good luck to all and congratulations to Dave and Josh on there win in the doubles.