Parkes sporting news

Happy Hitting: Zac Kelly of Parkes is among those selected for the Lachlan Valley District Representative Team.
Happy Hitting: Zac Kelly of Parkes is among those selected for the Lachlan Valley District Representative Team.


An excellent field contested last Sunday’s Lachlan Valley District Golf Associations Men’s four Ball Scratch and Handicap Championships at the Forbes Golf Club.

The Championships also saw the one of the States premier amateur golfing events the Keno Men’s four Ball Handicap Championship played in conjunction and heading the excellent field were the Forbes pairing of Neil Duncan and Richard Nixon dominate the 18 hole Par event when they recorded a solid +eight and this will enable the pairing to contest the all-expenses paid State Final that will be played at the Bonville Golf Resort from the 2 - 5 October.

Meanwhile in the LVDGA 4Ball Championships the Parkes pairing of Mitchell McGlashan and Zac Kelly took out the Scratch event at two over Par to be two shots clear of another Parkes pairing of brothers Myles and Blake Smith.

The local Forbes club dominated the Handicap section when as previously mentioned victory went to Neil Duncan and Richard Nixon who finished just one shot ahead of runners ups Andrew Dukes and Michael Spice who survived a countback from another Forbes pairing of Steve Grallelis and Ralph Baker.

LVDGA President Paul Thomas congratulated the winners prior to announcing the Districts Representative team who will travel to Goulburn in October to contest the NSW Country Championships.

The full team is John and Steve Betland and Peter Dawson all of Forbes plus Mitch McGlashan and Zac Kelly of Parkes and West Wyalong’s Paul Redman with Paul Thomas as the Manager.

Another Parkes player Robert Hey was announced as the reserve.

Wonderful Win: Club Triples Championship winners Rhona Went, Cherie Frame, Gwenda Carty.

Wonderful Win: Club Triples Championship winners Rhona Went, Cherie Frame, Gwenda Carty.

Women’s Bowling

The Final of the Club Championship Triples was played this week and the winners were Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame, Rhona Went after defeating Betsy Johnstone, Brenda Davies, Liz Byrne in a tight game to the last few ends.

In a pairs game Lorraine Baker, Marja Iffland def Chris Curteis Rosemary Mitchell.

In a triples game Di Howell, Frances Charlton, Maureen Baillee def Jenny Pall, Merilyn Rodgers, Joan Simpson.

Winners for the day were Lorraine and Marja.

The next Trading Table will be held next week (August 14) so please bring along your new items for the Table.

The Parkes Classic Triples will be held  August 18-19 and should be a great weekend.

Jackies Bowls will be in attendance to stock up on your bowling needs.

The Club Championship Fours will open on August 21 and close 12pm September 4, so get your nominations in please.

Parkes Showday August 28 no social bowls will be played.

To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Minnie Riordan and Maureen Miller on 6862 1446 between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster Kim Evans.

-by Rosemary Mitchell

Railway Men’s bowling

A quiet weekend as far as matches are concerned but several matches set down for this weekend, three games of Triples as follows Mark Francis, Ray Griffith and Steve Frame play Pig Phillips, Bernie Coleman and Gary Phillips,

Allan Cameron, Kevin Wales and Geoff Leonard versus Clive Stibbard Col Boehm and Lea Hetherington in the final match Ron Murray, Neville Currey and Terry Hetherington play Chad Weekes,Luke Cross and Luke Ramsay all bowlers are reminded that the Annual fees must be played before commencement of play, best of luck to all teams.

Social Bowls played on Saturday winners on the day were Ron Murray and Wally Grant Runners up Marty Fitzpatrick,Mike Phillips and Mick Furney.

Wednesday winners Allan Curtious,Brian Smith and Mark Fitzpatrick. Runners up Bill Searl,Col Hornery and Gene Rapp

Social Bowls this weekend names in by 12.30pm for 1pm start, quiet a few fixtures coming up check the board for more details on the social side members and guests are asked to organise a team for the Trivia Night to be held on the August 25.

-by Graham Thomson


We had eight tables on Thursday, August 2 and it was a special competition for the Statewide Pairs.

The boards were set by the NSW association and all players would have played the same boards.

We hope our top scorers have achieved enough points to get them on to the next step of the competition which will probably be  played in Orange.

North south equal winners were Louise Payne, Peter Quin, Keith Fiedler and Greig Ball all on 63.94. Warren and Nancye Blatch were third with 53.72.

For east west Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara topped with 61.75 followed by Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps 51.97, Isabel Orange and Fay Shaw 51.62 and Anne Berkeley and Joan Reilly 50.59.

Monday night's winners were Jennifer Calvert and Dawn Phipps 57.14  followed by Beryl Twardy and Anne Berkeley 55.95.

In third spot were Wendy Andrews and Robyn Sheridan 54.17 and next best were Greig Ball and Gary Somers 53.57. Scores were fairly even all round.

On Tuesday, August 7 we again played a Mitchell movement and north south winners were Margaret Hawken and Jan Freeman 58 per cent.

Greig Ball and Margaret Powter scored 51.5 for second and in third place were Keith Fiedler and Marlene Freeman 48.5.

For east west Isabel Orange and Jenny Freeman topped with 57 per cent.

Fay Shaw and Joan Reilly had 55.5 and Ingrid Stephenson and Jan Latter 48.5.

Val Worthington brought along Jill Peterson, another of her learners and they scored a creditable 46.5.

We hope Jill will become a regular at the club.

It's not too late to enter a team for our big day on August 19.

You don't have to be champion players so come along and enjoy a great day of bridge with our friends from neighbouring towns.


Hans Christensen and John Townsend both hit a 180.

Last weeks results

Twist Tops defeat Budgies 5-2 with players player going to Troy Daroczy and Brett Jones.

High scores were Troy Daroczy 100. Paul Roberts 100. Brett jones 115. Chloe Barnier 103.

Jed Whiteman 123.

Big Macs defeat Warriors 6-1 with players player going to John Townsend and Ray James Jnr.

High scores were John Townsend 180. Doug Miller 122. Harley Mahoney 100. Ray James Jnr 2x 100. Lee Davis 100. Ray James Snr 100.

Top Flights defeat Pluggas 4-3 with players player going to Hans Christensen and Michael Dunn.

High scores were Hans Christensen 180, 140, 2x 100. Keith Rogan 140, 127, 125, 121, 100.

Sue Christensen 160, 115. Dave Rogan 140, 3x 100. Michael Dunn 140, 3x 100. Darrell Bailey 125, 5x 100. Matt Clarke 4x 100. Gary Barber 108, 2x 100.

-by Leah Robets

Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, August 5, 2018 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford Event for Mick Smith's Trophy and Raffle supplied by Margaret Hogan.

Somewhat normal scores were the order of the day with Richard Wells taking the Goodies with 39 points.

Runner ups were Brian Hogan on 38 Points and Ray Cabban third on 37 Points on C/B. Ladies Nearest the Pins went to Lyn Davison taking the fourth and 11th.

Men's Nearest the Pins fourth Brian Hogan, sixth Ray Cabban and 11th Dale Stait.

Lucky Card Draw won by Robert Rea. Bunny Award won by Reg Davison.

Raffle Winner was Brian Hogan with Golf Balls going to Ray Cabban and Robert Rea.

Next Week we play a Stableford Event for Dale Stait's Trophy and Robert Hey to supply the Raffle.

The less said about the Footy this week the better but for one shining light.

Last Saturday one of our Club Members and Avid Dragon's Supporters in Phil (The Eggbeater) Smith ventured over the Blue Mountains to watch the game with the only good coming from the trip was at Half Time he actually won the BEST DANCER in the Stands.

Anyone who knows Phil would agree it would not be a Pretty Sight including the Eggbeater. Go the Dragons

-by Ross Smith


Canteen Duty 12noon-12.30pm u6s Bears and u17s Jets 12.30pm-1pm u12s Olympic and u8s BDN Kitchens 1pm-1.30pm u7s Coates FC and u12s Mariners1.30pm – 2.30 pm Open Ladies Off the Rails No Ground Control.

  • Under 6s  12pm L1 Emus versus Tigers, L2 Dolphins versus Pumas, L3 Wombats versus Kangaroos, L4 Bears versus Lions, L5 Kookaburras versus Rabbits.
  • Under 7s 1pm L1 Signs U See versus Parkes Services,L2 Parkes SSF versus Parkes FC, L3 SBS Services versus Coates FC, BYE Central West FDC.
  • Under 8s 12pm G4A Merv & Sons Bus Service versus Parkes Services Club, G4B Mensland versus BDN Kitchens, BYE LRB.
  • Under 9/10s 12pm G3 Pumas versus Tigers G6A Astrodish Panthers versus Lynx, 1pm G6 AParkes Services Club versus Leopards, BYE Cougars.
  • Under 12s 12pm G6BUnited versus Brumbies (E. Hoswell), G1 Wanderers versus Olympic (N. Hessell), 1pm G1Mariners versus Victory (M. Bruce).
  • Under 17s 12pm G2 Parkes versus Mariners (J. Ford), 1pm G6BJets versus Glory (A. Kronenberg).
  • Open Ladies A grade 2:15pm G1 Super Cellars versus PLC Raptors (B. Hutchings). 3:30pm G1 Darling Irrigation versus Off the Rails (B. Hutchings), BYE Cougars.
  • B grade  2:15pm G2 Boilers versus Tichborne Tigers (S. Lowe), 3:30pm G2 PHFC versus HERS Raptors (S. Lowe) BYE Forbes Fury.

-by Sally Morrison

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw seven shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex and shot at buffalo targets for a maximum of 500 points.

This match was shot under near perfect weather conditions with a westerly wind blowing.

Target Rifles

  • Brian Drabsch 270, 250, 520
  • Ron Cunningham 270, 250, 520
  • John Davis 270, 246, 516
  • David Wilson 270 for 25 meters only and then he shot another target for practice only.
  • Peter Nyman 230, 233, 464

Field Rifles

  • John Smeaton 267, 241, 508
  • Jim Nash 252, 229, 481

Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, August 12 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges.

A big thanks to those who stayed back and helped get the front fence ready for a new gate to enable bigger machinery into the 50 meter side.

The Firearms amnesty is still on to either hand your unregistered firearms in or have them registered.

Either way is easy with no questions asked. It ends on September 30.

-by Brian Drabsch