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NSW State Club Challenge: Our team, Brett Frame, Mike Went, Paul Went, Garry Carberry, Tom Furey and Mark Dwyer, will be playing in the Finals of this event at Warilla next weekend.   Competition will be tough but I’m sure our team will but up a great show. Best of luck fellas, and congratulations on getting to the Finals.
NSW State Club Challenge: Our team, Brett Frame, Mike Went, Paul Went, Garry Carberry, Tom Furey and Mark Dwyer, will be playing in the Finals of this event at Warilla next weekend. Competition will be tough but I’m sure our team will but up a great show. Best of luck fellas, and congratulations on getting to the Finals.

Men’s Bowling

Club Championships

Minor Fours Championship: On Saturday, December 1, the team of Greg Howlett, Rob Irving, John Dunn and Ian Simpson started strongly and after fourteen ends lead Greg Townsend, Joe Crowley, Gladrin Sun and Bob Freeman, 17-8.

Team Townsend then found form and with three ends to play held the lead 18-17. Team Howlett managed to re-group and won the last three ends to advance to the final, winning 22-18.

Minor Triples Championship: On Sunday, December 2, Steve Turner, Guy Ellery and Wilbur Harris took on Gary McPhee, Martin Tighe and Jim Blake in the Final of this event.

In a see-sawing match there were never more than two shots in it and after fifteen ends the scores were level 15 all. On the next end team Turner scored four shots to lead 19-15. They maintained the lead for the rest of the match to, eventually, run out winners 27-21.

Congratulations to all players for a great match and in particular, Steve, Guy and Wilbur our Minor Triples Champions for 2018.

Mixed Pairs Championship: In what was a “family affair”, the final of this event was played on Thursday, November 29. Mother and son, Rhona and Mike Went were up against the husband and wife team of John and Brenda Davies.

Scores were close in the early stages and half way through the match, Mike and Rhona had a slender two shot lead 9-7. Mike and Rhona won three of the next four ends to open up a seven shot lead 19-12 and went on to win the match 29-22. Congratulations to all the players and in particular, Rhona and Mike Went, Mixed Pairs Champions for 2018.

Social Bowls

Thursday, November 29: Twenty players turned out for five games of Pairs.

In a fairly low scoring match, Col Woods and Trevor Harvey came up against Les Kent and Bob Freeman. Sixteen of the twenty-one ends were won by a single shot and Col and Trevor had a narrow, 15-13, win.

In another close one, Ray Jones and Graham Barby just got up against Arthur Corbett and Bruce Deland, 19-16.

Other results were

  • Keith MacRae and Ian Simpson 20 – Greg Howlett and Joe Crowley 16
  • Gary McPhee and Greg Huggins 23 – John Ward and John Carr 15
  • Rob Irving and Gordon Dickson 18 – John Dunn and John Watson 10

Saturday, December 1

Three games of Pairs and on game of Triples were played with the following results:

  • Brett “Baldy” Frame and Steve “Nimo” Mills 24 – Guy Ellery and Steve Turner 22
  • Garry Carberry and Gordon Dickson 17 – Tom Furey and John Davies 14
  • Arthur Corbett and Ron Hornery 23- George Boatswain and Maureen Baille 18
  • John Wright, Graham Dixon and Ray Jones 24 – Col Woods, John Ward and Rob Tinker 10
  • The Jackpot wasn’t won this week and will carry over to next Thursday.

Twilight Bowls: It was good to see a full green with fourteen teams turning out on a great night for bowls. There were a couple of close games and some not so close.

Rebelle lead 8-0 in the early stages against the Golden Girls but the Golden Girls hit back and levelled the score eight all.

Rebelle again went out to a 14-8 lead but on the next three ends the Golden Girls scored nine shots to lead 17-14. Not to be outdone, Rebelle scored four shots on the last end to win by one shot, 18-17.

In another close one, the High Rollers and the Cousins were level at 8 all before the High Rollers scored one shot on the last end to claim victory.

In other matches

  • Loopy Loppers were too strong for Bowl Bros
  • J&CK had a win against Casey Surveying
  • Central West Glass defeated Three Amigos
  • Purple People had a comfortable win against We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em
  • And, 1300 Bugman No. 1 had their second win of the year.

Thanks again to Bob Riseborough and Tom Furey and their helpers for a great night of bowls and some very tasty snacks after the game.

Badge Draw: The badge draw wasn’t won on Friday and is up to $2900 and will again be drawn next Friday night at about 8.30pm after the raffle.

NSW State Club Challenge: Our team, Brett Frame, Mike Went, Paul Went, Garry Carberry, Tom Furey and Mark Dwyer, will be playing in the Finals of this event at Warilla next weekend. 

Competition will be tough but I’m sure our team will but up a great show. Best of luck fellas, and congratulations on getting to the Finals.

The Rookie

Railway Ladies Bowling

Wednesday, December 12 will be Presentation day for all club events and Christmas luncheon everyone who has won or runner up should come in uniform for photos. 

This will be 12pm then presentations at 12.30pm.Everyone to bring present to value of ten dollars. Thought for week is you get appreciation by giving it.

Evelyn Gibson


Congratulations and to all teams who played off in the semi-finals last week. This week brings the conclusion of our competition and PDNA would like to wish all teams the best of luck.

A reminder if you have umpired throughout the season please complete your banking details and hand to Hayley or Kahlia for payment.  All unclaimed umpire payments will be donated back to Parkes Netball.

All games will be played at 6pm this week and will be due to start on time, so please ensure you team arrives with enough time to get ready and be on the court.

Each team is to supply a scorer for their game. Scorers for both teams are to stand at the centre of the court on the same sideline.

If at the conclusion of games the score is even there will be a two minute break, then teams will play 6 minutes each end. If the result is still a draw play will continue until one team has a two goal advantage.

Presentation and team photos will follow directly after the conclusion of all games.

Semi Finals Results 

A grade

  • Parkes Cellars 36 defeated Inline Panel and Paint 11 
  • Civil Independence 35 defeated “Parched A’s” 8

B grade 

  • Footy Converts 21 defeated Drama Llamas 15 
  • Goal Diggers defeated Game of Throws forfeit

C grade

  • McGrath Excavation Cool Cats 20 defeated Nuffin but Net 15 
  • Platelets 29 defeated Loose Ends 19


  • Foreigners 29 defeated Bibalicious 14 
  • We Can’t Agree 34 defeated Railway Hotel Netty Mums 12

Grand Finals Draws – Tuesday, December 4

A grade – Court 1

  • Civil Independence versusParkes Cellars (Umpires: Katie Macdonald and Nicole Knox)

B grade – Court 3

  • Footy Converts versus Goal Diggers (Umpires: Umima Austral and Larni Ryan)

C grade – Court 6

  • Platelets versus Mcgrath Excavation Cool Cats(Umpires: Kasey Macdonald and Jolie Norman

Twilight Ladies – Court 8

  • We Can’t Agree versus Foreigners (Umpires: Jordyn Chapple and Mel Evans)

Lisa Nutley

Junior Touch Football

Draw for December 5


  • Fast n Furious versus Crazy Gorillas – Field 1A (Ben Cooper/Jake Herring)
  • Little Crackers versus Spice Girls – Field 1B (Chloe Drabsch/Maisy Osbourne/Sally Richter)
  • Crushers versus Ninja Warriors – Field 7A (Billy Simpson/Bob McEwen/Savannah Draper)
  • Pug Muddlers versus Mean Machines – Field 7B (Cody Reynolds/Jack Rice)
  • All Stars versus Domin8ors – Field 8A (Mick Riley/Jasper Moore)
  • Kool Kittens have the bye


  • Swampys versus Flatheads – Field 4 (Savannah Draper/Sally Richter)
  • Pugmuddles versus Cherry Pickers – Field 5 (Ben Cooper/Billy Simpson)
  • La Bella versus Lil Lambies – Field 6 (Chloe Drabsch/Maisy Osbourne)
  • The Real Fast and Furious versus Queen Beez – Field 7 (Ben Lovett/India Draper)
  • Madd Dogz versus Gaters – Field 8 (Cody Reynolds/Mick Riley)
  • Can’t Touch Us versus Red Hot Chilli Steppers – Field 9 (Chris Reynolds/Steve Riley)


  • Cooka Hills Mob versus Good Question – Field 4 (Chris Reynolds)
  • Gone Silly versus Vicious but delicious – Field 5 (India Draper/Ben Lovett)
  • Goat Crew versus Kaza’s Crew – Field 6 (Steve Riley)
  • Watch Out versus Aces – Field 7 (Sue McGrath)
  • Benchwarmers versus Anytime – Field 8 (Noel Huggett)
  • Burger Hub Ketchups versus No Idea – Field 9 (Dave Porter)
  • Fire breathing Rubber Duckies have the bye


Senior Mixed December 5


  • F7, Inlink versus Freddie’s Krugers (Steve Riley & David Cooper) 
  • F6, Railway Hotel 181Ds  versus Crusaders  (Cody Reynolds & Sally Richter) 
  • F5, Nuts N’ Jugs versus Simply Belissima Cambo Pub Rats (Chris Reynolds & Noel Hugget) 


  • F7, Cambo Chooks versus Commercial Heatseekers (Chris Reynolds) 
  • F6, Special wombois versus We'll Touch Ya (Cody Reynolds & Michael Riley) 
  • F5, Holy Rollers versus Mixed Masters (Steve Riley & Noel Hugget) 

David Cooper

Veteran Golf

A small field of twenty-three played at Forbes Golf Club last Thursday. Despite the recent welcome rain, the course was in good playable condition. Two local Forbes boys won for the winning score with Frank Hanns overcoming Barry Parker, 28 points to 27.

Graham Cooke (Pks) took home the encouragement award. Alf Davies and Michael Lynch were the only two to get near the pins. Forbes easily won the Mick Miller Shield points 150 to 132.

This week we play for the Mike Dunne Memorial Trophy at Parkes, commencing at 10am off the yellow tees.

The trophy will be presented by Clare, Mike’s wife, during dinner. On December 20th, we celebrate our joint Christmas Party.


Daniel Northey

Daniel Northey


Daniel Northey has twice endured lengthy times on the sidelines with a broken pelvis however the 28 year old Scone based jockey has made successful returns to racing ,the latest comeback yielding wins with outstanding rides on Lope De Mango ( Warren ) and on A Magic Zariz in the 1300 metres AG N VET Open Handicap at Narromine.

Urged through a narrow opening by Daniel Northey, A Magic Zariz ( $5.50 ) came from the back of the field to score a thrilling win over Know How ( Brandon Griffiths, $5.50 ) and Zoutenant ( Wendy Peel, $3.50 favourite ).

Bred and raced by Wal And Leonie Prout from Gilgandra and trained at Coonamble by Cec Hodgson, A Magic Zariz has the impressive record of nine wins and eight placings from 27 starts.

Four men with significant contributions to Racing, Max Crockett, Max Frankel, Errol French and John “Sam” Glasgow have sadly passed away over recent weeks.

Max Crockett the legendary horse breaker at Randwick for champion trainers such as Tommy Smith, Bart Cummings, Les Bridge and Jack Denham later continued his trade at Mudgee where he was also a successful trainer with the most recent winner being Mackellars Love at Orange.

Max Frankel was a stock and station agent at Tullibigeal and as a prolific owner of racehorses achieved his 100th winner back in 2011 at a Wagga Wagga meeting.

Errol French from Tamworth raced hundreds of gallopers , most with the the word Blinkin’ in their name including the Dubbo Cup winner Any Blinkin’ Day trained by Clint Lundholm.

John “Sam “ Glasgow from Tullibigeal was a very well liked race goer and more recently was an owner of the promising Caszar trained at Forbes by Barry Molloy and a fast finishing second at Narromine last Thursday.

The $50,000 Mudgee Cup features at the Mudgee Showcase TAB meeting on Friday followed by Dubbo ( TAB ) on Monday, Warren Twilights ( TAB ) on Friday December 14 and the annual Charity Sports Day and racing fraternity get together commencing 3pm Saturday December 15.

Colin Hodges