Parkes sporting news | Terrific triples win

RAILWAY BOWLS: Winners of the Annual Champagne Triples, from left - T. Bennett (Manildra), S. May (Orange) and T. Thorpe (Condobolin).
RAILWAY BOWLS: Winners of the Annual Champagne Triples, from left - T. Bennett (Manildra), S. May (Orange) and T. Thorpe (Condobolin).

Railway Men’s Bowling

A quiet weekend of bowls at the club last weekend with several teams travelling to Eugowra for their Annual event.

A Handicap Pairs match was played between Cooper Fliedner and Graham Fliedner against Luke Cross and Luke Ramsay Cooper and Flippy received six start to allow them to take out the match by one shot.

This Saturday is the Ben Mcnaughtons Quick Shine Car wash Tournament 11am start bowlers are asked to participate in this event ring the club or call in to put your name on the board.

Power Pairs is running along ok on Thursday nights with three rounds to go after the end of that Social Bowls will be played starting at 6pm.

A sheet is on the board for anyone interested in playing Pennants which commences on March 4.

Don't forget social Bowls on Wednesday and Saturday commence at 1pm names in by 12.30pm.

Graham Thomson

Ladies Bowling

After an enjoyable game of bowls several members enjoyed Melbourne Cup Lunch and watching the race.

Chris Curteis, Flo Riseborough, Joan Simpson def Kay Craft, Audrey Jones, Robyn Morgan.

Eileen Bradley, Di Howell, Liz Byrne def Jean Kennedy, Frances Charlton, Minnie Riordan.

The Final of the Minor Singles will be played on the November 13 Jan McPhee v Frances Charlton.

The draw for the Minor Pairs as follows; Chris Cox, Francis Charlton v Jan McPhee, Heather Harvey. Di Howell, Lorraine Baker have a bye. The Minor Pairs will be played on 20th November.

The Christmas trading table will be held on the 20th November.

The Jones Trophy will be played at Forbes on Wednesday, November 14. M/T 9.30am Play 10am 21 ends three bowls.

Team 1 Merilyn Rodgers, Joan Simpson, Robyn Morgan.

Team 2 Hilda McPherson, Brenda Davies, Maureen Baillee.

Team 3 Lorraine Baker, Marja Iffland, Kim Evans.  Manager Brenda Davies.

To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Betsy Johnstone and Marja Iffland. Social  roster Robyn Morgan.

Rosemary Mitchell

Bogan Gate Golf

Well the season has come to an end for major events so chicken runs will start on Sunday 11th November commencing at 4.30 a sausage sizzle will be held after the golf.

The last two events for the year is a follows; The Jim Nutley Memorial Trophy day was held on Sunday 28th October with a very good roll-up of players.

A big thank you to Shirley and family for putting on the day. the day was a 4BB Stableford with an individual in conjunction. 

Winners on the day was the pairing of Maureen Boness and Colin McKay with 51 points.

Runners up were Shirley Nutleyand Guy Parker with a score of 47points.

Ladies individual winner was Di Cornelissen on 35 Men’s Individual was Tony Bratton with 40 points.

Ladies nearest the pin was Gail McKay longest drive was Marion McIntyre. Men’s longest drive was Bill Potts and nearest the pin Don McKeowen. longest drive mens non-golfer was Guy Parker.

Sunday, November 4 the club held The Parkes Overnighter Caravan Park Trophy Day,which was a 4BBB Stableford with individual in conjunction.

Once again the playing numbers were great and a two course meal following was excellent so was the presentations for the club yearly trophies.

The winners were Gail McKay and Don McKeowen with 47 points, runners up were Di Cornelissen and Bill Scott with 46 points.

Ladies individual winner was Marion McIntyre with a score of 30 points Mens individual winner was Graeme Hunter with a score of 40 points. 

Ladies NTP was Marion McIntyre and she also took out the longest drive

Mens longest drive was Ron Boness and the NTP was Don McKeowen.Next on the events calendar will be the xmas party this year it is Parkes turn so we are at the North Parkes Motel on Saturday, December 15 at 7pm-7.30pm.

I would like to thank the champion Post and the Forbes paper for entering our results for 2018 and Bogan Gate Golf Club wish you all a very safe and happy xmas.

Dragon’s Lair

Championships a very close affair

Sunday, November 4, 2018 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played the first round of their Championships.

Ladies Scratch Leader is Margaret Hogan with Lyn Davison one Stroke behind.

Ladies H/Cap Leader is Lyn Davison with Sue Smith four shots behind.

Men's A grade Scratch Leader is Phil Bishop with Mick Smith one shot behind.

Men's A grade H/Cap Leader is Mick Smith with Phil Bishop two shots behind.

Men's B grade Scratch Leader is Reg Davison with Brian Hogan two shots behind.

Men's B grade H/Cap  Leader is Reg Davison with no fewer than seven Players within four shots so a great tussle in store next week.

Daily Winners in our first Round of Championships with Trophies supplied by Central West Glass and Raffle supplied by Reg Davison.

Ladies Winner was Lyn Davison.

Ladies Nearest the Pins went to Margaret Hogan taking both the fourth and 11th Holes. (She may bring them back one day).

Men's Winner was Mick Smith with Runner ups being Reg Davison and Phil Bishop on C/Back.

Men's Nearest the Pins was a sad Affair with only Rosscoe winning the fourth.

Lucky Card Draw went to Len Archer. Bunny Award went to Robert Rea.

Raffle Winner was Bill Warren with Golf Balls going to Dale Stait, Tom Delmenico and Mick Smith scoring two.

Good luck next week to all in the Second Round of our Championships with once again Central West Glass supplying the Trophies. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend saw eight shooters attend the Deep Lead range. They shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points.

Target rifles

John Davis 250, 244, 494

Brian Drabsh 250, 244, 494

Paul Hocking 247, 243, 490

Bernie Shaw 249, 228, 477

Steve Mitchell 247, 228, 475

David Wilson 250 for 25 meters only and then he shot another target for an upcoming shoot away.

Field Rifles

Ron Cunningham 249, 242, 491

John Seaton 250, 237, 487

At the end of this shoot all attendances have been sent away and any person who do not have their four shoots up for target, two for hunting and one for collecting will be sent out a reminder letter letting them know how many they have if any. Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, November 11.

It will be fox targets at both ranges. Parkes SSAA have three places you can shoot, Smallbore every Sunday, Sporting Clay every third Saturday of the month and every Sunday at the Eugowra range with a 10am start. We have three people who can do your license testing. Just call Brian on 6862 1969 for an appointment.

Brian Drabsh


The Lunn brothers Garry, Dar, Lee and Michael as trainers at Dubbo and other brothers Wayne “Bronco” Lunn and Shane Lunn who own many of the horses they train, have long been the family flag bearers in racing but there is now another player in the game, Karen Lunn.

Karen, the wife of Michael Lunn, trained her first winner, Olive Beauty at Condobolin, earlier this year and at Dubbo on Saturday before a massive crowd produced El Rey Dorado for a surprise win in the 1400 metres Royal Indian Restobar Maiden Plate.

A flashy chestnut with a white face and four white socks, El Rey Dorado was a conspicuous last before gaining ground along the rails from the 900 metres mark.

Ridden by Robbie Brewer, the $41 outsider El Rey Dorado with a stout finish down the centre of the track surged to the lead and beat the favourite Regal Cannon ( Mathew Cahill ,$1.70 ) by over a length with Thunderzone ( Tony Cavallo, $9 ) running on well for third.Prior to Saturday, El Rey Dorado had only recorded one placing from 22 Starts.

Keeping the family name in the spotlight, Karen Lunn’s brother in laws, Garry Lunn and Dar Lunn won later races with Unresolved and Zoutenant, respectively.

Unresolved ( Wendy Peel, $16 ) raced fifth to the hometurn then took the lead and held on to beat the Michael Lunn trained Club Town ( Robbie Brewer, $4.40 ) by a half length with Cadeyrn ( Jeff Kehoe, $41 ) a close third in the S J Shooter Real Estate Class 1 & Maiden Plate Over 1600 metres.

Zoutenant has been a consistent performer for Dar Lunn this campaign and at the good odds of $11, with apprentice Wendy Peel in the saddle, wore down We Love Rugby ( Eleanor Webster-Hawes, $4 equal favourite ) to scrape home by a short head in the 1400 metres Central West McHappy Day Benchmark 66 Handicap.

Eight year old gelding Escebee, a $17 winner at Bathurst last week backed up to win the 1000 metres Club Dubbo Benchmark 66 Handicap for Gulgong trainer Mark Milton.

Escebee ( Qin Yong, $10 ) swooped on the leaders then lasted to beat Sons Of Bourke ( Andrew Banks,$3.10 ) by a short neck with Yeas And Nays ( Ken Dunbar, $14 ) holding on for third.

Another last start winner to greet the judge first at Dubbo was the Connie Greig trained Malibu Stacy in the Dubbo City Toyota Benchmark 58 Handicap Over 1600 metres.

Malibu Stacy had finished strongly to win at Mudgee and at Dubbo starting at $6.50 and again with Adrian Robinson the jockey came from well back to beat George Two ( Greg Ryan, $13 ) and Living Choice ( Wendy Peel, $4 favourite ).

The Cotton Cup is the feature at Warren on Sunday with following meetings being Bathurst, Saturday November 17 and Dubbo, Tuesday, November 20.

Colin Hodges