Parkes sporting news

Bowlers Needed: For play at 1pm September 22 as a large group of bowlers from Belrose will be here. Bowlers will be mixed with visitors teams.
Bowlers Needed: For play at 1pm September 22 as a large group of bowlers from Belrose will be here. Bowlers will be mixed with visitors teams.

Women’s Bowling

In the “Tuesday” blustery wind the First Round of the Championship Fours were played with E Miller, K Keogh, R Went, Liz Byrne def M Miller,M Riordan, M Hawken, A Jones.

The draw for the Second Round  to be played September 18 as follows:

  • M Rodgers, M Iffland, L Orr, M Grant versus Jan McPhee, Heather Harvey, L Baker, K Evans.
  • M Iffland, V Westcott, G Carty, C Frame versus E Miller, K Keogh, R Went, L Byrne.

Nominations for the Minor Singles and Minor Pairs are now open. The Jones Shield will be played at Condobolin on Thursday, September 20. M/T 8.45am Play 9.15am. Picnic Lunch. 2x18 ends. A/T after game.

  • Team 1 Di Howell, M Miller, M Iffland, Brenda Davies.
  • Team 2 M Rodgers, H McPherson, G Carty, M Riordan.

Manager M Iffland.

A Parkes team will be travelling to Blayney this week to compete in the Taber Shield, we wish them luck! The next Trading Table will be held next week (18th). Pick-a-Box so please bring along your new items for the Table.

A birthday cake for Moya Wade will be enjoyed by all. To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors, Brenda Davies and Di Howell between 9am and 9.30am on 6862 1446. Social roster Di Greenhalgh.

-by Rosemary Mitchell

Railway Men’s Bowling

This years Championships Matches are wearing too a close after a further four matches were played over the last weekend semi finals of the minor singles were played Terry Hetherington proved too strong defeating Tony Latter 31-12. It was one of those matches that Terry played shots that were hard to beat and proved too strong throughout the match.

This years Major Singles Champion Geoff Leonard was defeated by his sparing partner Pig Phillips 31- 19 in the semi finals of the minor singles. It was not Geoffries day with Pig proving to strong throughout the match he now plays Terry Hetherington in the Final.

Major Triples Marty Fitzpatrick, Shane Sharman and Graham Fliedner proved too strong for Chad Weekes, Luke Cross and Luke Ramsay winning 26-17.

Luke's team hit the front on the 14th end but Flippy's team finished too strong to take out the match. Clive Stibbard, Col Boehm and Lee Hetherington defeated Pig Phillips, Bernie Coleman and Gary Phillips in the other Major Triples 31-22 .

Saturday Social Bowls was won by Shane Sharman and Wally Grant. Runners up Gene Rapp and John Keogh. 

Wednesday winners Tony Latter and Bill Searl. Runners up John Corcoran and Terry Clothier. Could you put a Railway Bowling Club Photo for our prostate cancer day last week it was the Town

This Saturday three Bowl Triples in aid of Prostate Cancer commencing at 1pm names in by 12.30pm Bowling Club member Kev Hyndes is getting shaved and his hair cut courtesy of Stefans Hairdresser. All members are encouraged to support this event and bring along a friend.

​-by Graham Thomson

Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, September 9 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a 4BBB Aggregate Stableford Event with a delayed draw for Partners with some very interesting Pairing  returning some very good scores.

Victors on the day were Dawn and Ian Phipps (how did that happen)  with a score of 73 Points. Runner Ups were Brian Hogan and Bill Warren with a score of 71 Points.

Dawn had a big day with the Goodies taking out both the fourth and 11th Nearest the Pins. Men's Nearest the Pins First Brian Hogan, fourth Bill Warren, sixth Ian Phipps, 11th Phil Bishop and 15th Ray Cabban

Lucky Card Draw won by Richard Wells and Reg Davison who also snared the Bunny Award.(what a cuddly pair for the Bunny). Raffle winner was Vince Kelly who also won second and third prize but he did allow Reg Davison to pick up one. Thank you everyone who fixed up their Trip Away Monies which is now finalised. Go the Dragons.

-by Ross Smith


  • Under 12s Grand Final 12:30pm G1 Olympic versus United (M Bruce, N Hessell, E Hoswell). Presentation to follow at 1:45pm    
  • Under 17s Grand Final 12pm G2 Glory versus Parkes FC (S Lowe, L Kronenberg, A Kronenberg). Presentation to follow aT 1:30pm 
  • Open Ladies A grade Final 2:15pm G1 Off the Rails versus Super Cellars (D Parker, S Lowe, S Knights)
  • B grade Final 2:15pm G2  PHFC versus Forbes Fury (B Hutchings, A Kronenberg, L Kronenberg).

-by Sally Morrison

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw ten shooters attend the Deep Lead Range and shoot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points.

Target Rifles

  • Brian Drabsch 250, 248, 498
  • John Davis 249, 245, 494
  • Wally Rudenko 249, 236, 485
  • Peter Nyman 233, 222, 455
  • David Shanks 242, for 25 meters only
  • Major Mitchell shot the lie down Smallbore for practice.

Field Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 250, 242, 492
  • John Smeaton 248, 231, 459
  • Jeff Winnel 227 for 25 meters only and one shot for practice only.

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday, September 16 and will be Crow targets both ranges. Don’t forget that the Firearms Amnesty is still on and expires on September 30. No questions asked if you hand in unregistered fireman or choose to register them.

SSAA Sporting Clays

At last months shoot nine shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot in a 80 target day with two events.

Event one: Sixty target known rise using six auto clay throwers set at various angles and speeds. Brian Drabsch 55, Chance Leitch and Clinton Duffy 52 each, Brett Dean 49,  David Wilson and David Tanks 47 each, Jimmy Day 41, Dan Morgan and Sean Russell 38 each.

Event two: Twenty target twin rise with one outward and one inward at the same time. Brett Dean 20, Brian Drabsch 18, David Tank 16, Dan Morgan 15, David Wilson and Sean Russell 14 each, Jimmy Day and Clinton Duffy 13 each, Chance Leitch 12. Our next shoot is at 1pm Saturday, September 15 and will be similar to the shoot above.

-by Brian Drabsch


Balmain missed a place in the NRL Finals this year however a former Tigers player, Gavin Groth, now a racehorse trainer at Gunnedah, won the B & W Rural Collarenebri Cup ( 1400 metres ) on Saturday with Beale Street.

A recent winner at Coonamble, Beale Street ( $3.60 ) at Collarenebri was taken to the early lead by Jake Pracey-Holmes and in new track record time won by over two lengths from Pretty Little Fellow ( Vad Bolozhinskyi, $5 ) and Zoutenant ( Michael Hackett, $2.70 favourite ). Scone based Vad Bolozhinskyi rode three winners at the meeting including a winning double, Tattinger and Operatic, for Coonabarabran trained Graeme Brooker.

Tattinger, a winner two starts back at Scone, backed from $3 to $2.70 favourite at Collarenebri,  burst clear from a pack of five to score a convincing win over Newcastle Dancer ( Scott Sweedman. $3.60 ) and Diamond Court ( Wendy Peel, $5 ) in the 1000 metres Joe & Jane Willis Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap.

In an exciting finish to the Jack Meaney Memorial Maiden Plate ( 1200 metres ), Operatic ( $4.40 ) came home fast on the outside to win by a short half head from Carinda Road ( Rasit Yetimova, $3 equal favourite ) with Spy’s Shadow ( Michael Hackett,$4.40 ), a head away, third.

The third leg of the Vad Bolozhinskyi treble, the Douglas Fernando, Moree trained Beau In Chains ( $2.50 favourite ), tracked the leader then shot away to win the Benchmark 45 Handicap ( 1200 metres ) in new track record time from Road To Nowhere ( Wendy Peel, $3 ) and Festival Of Light ( Michael Hackett, $4.40 ).

-by Colin Hodges