Parkes Men’s Bowling Club
Club Championships: On Wednesday the Final of the Mixed Fours Championship was played. The team of Pat Cooney, Col Mudie, Margaret Hawken and Graham Barby won two of the first three ends to lead 4-2 but the team of Mike Went, Robyn Morgan, Tom Casey and Rhona Went came back strongly to win the next eleven ends.
On a lot of those ends Pat’s team were holding shots only to see one of the opposition move the jack. After fourteen ends Mike’s team led 21-4. The scores were even over the last seven ends but Mike’s team claimed the 2017 Mixed Fours Championship with a great win 27-10. Congratulations to all involved.
On Tuesday morning a Semi- Final of the Mixed Pairs Championship was played. Graham Barby and Margaret Hawken were up against Mike and Rhona Went and the scores were fairly even over the early ends. After ten ends were locked at seven all, but Mike and Rhona seemed to gain the upper hand winning the next three ends to lead 13-7.
Graham and Margaret staged a come-back and with four ends to play had reduced the margin to one shot, 13-12. However, Mike and Rhona won the last four ends to advance to the Final with a win, 18-12.
On Thursday, Dave Johnson and Gladrin Sun took on Mark Dwyer and Peter McPhee in a Handicap Pairs match. With the help of a five shot handicap advantage, Dave and Gladrin were able to keep pace with Mark and Peter and after eighteen ends the scores were locked at 13 all.
The nineteenth end was won by Mark and Peter, with a score of three shots- the highest winning margin of the match and they also won the last two ends to run out winners, 18-13.
Social Bowls November 30: Twenty-five bowlers turning out John Taylor volunteered to play both lead and second in a Triples match and five games of Pairs were also played. John Carr and Gordon Dickson started well against Les Kent and Greg Huggins and led 7-1 after four ends. By the thirteenth end, Les and Greg had levelled the scores at 12 all and continued playing some great bowls to hold the lead and narrowly win the match 20-18.
Playing his last match as a club member, Dave Buggie teamed with Bruce Deland to take on Gary McPhee and Martin Tighe. Both teams started well and after ten ends the scores were level, ten all. Dave and Bruce then started to build a lead and by the eighteenth end were ahead by seven shots, the biggest lead of the match. Gary and Martin won two of the last three ends but could not bridge the gap and Dave and Bruce claimed the match 22-18. Dave has had a transfer in his job and we all wish him and his family well in their new life at Batemans Bay.
In other matches: Geoff Freeman and Bill Skinner had a narrow win against Warren Bevan and Jim Blake, 19-15. Keith MacRae and Ray Jones defeated John Ward and Graham Barby, 19-13. In the Triples match John Dunn and John Taylor (playing lead and second) were too good for Rob Irving, Bob Freeman and John Watson, 22-13. Col Hayward and George Bradley had a convincing win against Arthur Corbett and Joe Crowley. The Prize winners on the day were Dave Buggie and Bruce Deland and the Runners-up prize went to Les Kent and Greg Huggins.
December 2: Bowlers, like most sensible people, stayed home on this very wet and windy day.
Twilight Bowls: Sixty players turning out to play ten games of Triples. In the drawn match between Toyota Turtles and Loopy Loppers two, each team scored a two on one end but the rest of the ends were decided by one shot and the match ended in a seven all draw. Loopy Loppers 1 had a narrow win over Happy Wanderers when Happy Wanderers scored three shots on the last end but went down 10-9. Pink returned to the winners list with a narrow 16-14 win over Rebelle. In the “Manly” versus “Souths” clash Central West Glass proved too strong for Bowls Bros. winning 14-11.
- We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em had win against Born Bowlers.
- High Rollers were too good for Hard Rock Rollers.
- Three Amigos just got up against Elvii.
- Hodgey’s Heroes had a narrow win against Casey Surveying.
- Beer “N” Bowls defeated The Misfits..
- Purple People had a win over Parkes GP.
Thanks again to Tom Furey and his helpers for a great night and a great supper after the game.
-with The Rookie
Senior Touch Football
The Parkes Touch Football Senior Competition continues this week with Mixed on Wednesday and Men’s/Women’s on Thursday night. Cheney Park will be inspected on Wednesday morning with a decision on whether this week’s games can go ahead or not. Messages will be distributed on our Facebook page.
December 6 Mixed. 7:30pm: JT Cock & Sons versus Holy Rollers – F1 – (Chris & Cody Reynolds). The RSL Rusty Buckets versus Star Bucks – F5 – (N Huggett). Railway Hotel 181Ds versus Give 'em the clamps – F6 – (D Huggett/ J Guy). We'll Touch Ya versus sapnu puas – F7 – (M Riley/ S Riley). 8:10pm: The umi zoomis versus Simply Belissima Cambo Pub Rats – F1 – (D Cooper/ B Cooper). Loopy Loppers versus Fast and the Furious – F6 – (S Riley/ M Riley). Hart Bar versus Golly wogs – F7 – (B Lovett/ B Medlyn).
December 7 Seniors. 6:10pm: Saints versus Terry Bros – F1 – (Chris & Cody Reynolds). Tacos or Tarcos versus 141 Boutique – F6 – (D Cooper/ J Guy). Muffin Stuffers versus Bright Sparks – F7 (N Huggett/ D Huggett). 6:50pm: RayWhite Rebels versus Clueless – F1 – (B Lovett/ D Huggett/ Cody Reynolds). Cambo versus Better with Age – F6 – (N Huggett/ J Guy/ S Riley/ M Riley). Spacies versus Melted gumboots – F7 – (Chris Reynolds / B Medlyn/ D Cooper).
7:30pm: The piggies versus The Crocs – F1 – (S Riley/ M Riley). Snags and Their Offsping versus Sight N Sound – F6 – (N Huggett). Mumma's Can Touch versus Cougars – F7 – (D Cooper). YTBG, Coachie Oldboys and Sureway Swoopers Bye.
Junior Touch Football
Daw for Wednesday, December 6. Due to the heavy rain and minor flooding we will inspect the fields on Wednesday and make a decision whether this week’s round will go ahead.
5.30pm: Destroyers versus The Dabsters – Field 1A (Sally Richter). Sassy Sisters versus Kool Kittens – Field 1B (Chloe Drabsch/Maisy Osborne). Gaters versus Motley Crew – Field 6A (Ben Cooper/Bob McEwan). Parkes East Panthers versus Pugmuddles – Field 6B (Blake Medlyn). Hard Tryers versus Transformers – Field 7 (Cody Reynolds/Ben Lovett). YTG versus Dunn’s Divas – Field 8 (Jackson Guy/Jackson Hay). Fireworks have a bye. 6.10pm: No Idea versus Wii Not Fit – Field 1 (Amanda Draper/Kristy Hartwig). Parkes East Tigers versus Linebreakers – Field 2 (Ben Cooper/Ben Lovett). La Bella versus Super Sisters – Field 4 (Bel Crain). Untouchables versus Cobra’s – Field 5 (Chris Reynolds). Flaming Flamingos versus M&M’s – Field 6 (Cody Reynolds). The Champs versus Cherry Pickers – Field 7 (Sam Mackey). 6.50pm: Brumbies versus Get Napped – Field 1 (Amanda Draper). Johnny’s Blackbirds versus Scared Touchless – Field 5 (Chris Reynolds). Not Fast, Just Furious versus The Slayers – Field 6 (Dylan Huggett). Touch & Go versus Kiss Our Boots – Field 7 (Dave Cooper).