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Good on the Green: Congratulations to the Men's Gold Team. They have won the Club Gold Challenge defeating Narromine and Dubbo Railway. All the best for State at Warilla on December 8th.
Good on the Green: Congratulations to the Men's Gold Team. They have won the Club Gold Challenge defeating Narromine and Dubbo Railway. All the best for State at Warilla on December 8th.

Women’s Bowling

Our women bowlers enjoyed friendship and bowls on a perfect day for bowling this week.

Next week will be our last for the year with our Christmas Lunch and Presentation Day. Cost $20.

Members receiving prizes are reminded they must be in Club uniform, please.

Prize winners for the year are as follows:

Club Championship Singles Winner Maree Grant and runner up Cherie Frame.

Club Championship Pairs Winners Rhona Went, Liz Byrne with runners up Margaret Hawken, Audrey Jones.

Club Championship Triples Winners Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame, Rhona Went. Runners up Betsy Johnstone, Brenda Davies, Liz Byrne.

Club Championship Fours Winners Elaine Miller, Brenda Davies, Rhona Went, Liz Byrne. Runners up Jan McPhee, Heather Harvey, Lorraine Baker, Kim Evans.

Minor Singles Champion Frances Charlton. Runner up Jan MacPhee

Minor Pairs Winners Heather Harvey, Jan McPhee. Runners up Di Howell, Lorraine Baker.

Congratulations to all and everyone have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Members must ring in next week as usual if playing, Please!

Parkes Bowling: BBQ facility available, along with barefoot bowls. Function room with easy access to bar make this a great place for any event. Visit

Parkes Bowling: BBQ facility available, along with barefoot bowls. Function room with easy access to bar make this a great place for any event. Visit

Railway Men’s Bowling

Last weekends Brad and Helen Blanchards sponsored Bowls day was a great success with ten teams of Triples taking part.

Brad and Helen, good members of our club have moved on and offered to support this event in appreciation of the the times they spent at our club.

Winners on the day Terry Hetherington Gene Rapp and Graham Thomson.

Runners up Pig Phillips, Garry Phillips and Mike Phillips thanks again to Brad and Helen.

Thursday Social Bowls was won by Dawn Parker, Geoff White, Steve Nicholson, and Tony Latter.

Runners up John Dean, Joe Cameron, Graham Thomson.

This weekend Saturday Social Bowls commencing at 1pm. Prize money up for grabs, Thursday nights Social Bowls names in by 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Presentation Day will be held on December 15 commencing at 1pm followed by social bowls all trophy winners are asked to wear club uniform.

Graham Thomson

Parkes Bowling

Bowling during the week includes Tuesday’s with Ladies Competition and Social Bowls. It starts at 9.30am with your names in by 9am. Club Uniform Required.

On Thursday’s men's Social Bowls start at 1.30pm with names in at 1pm with mufti dress. On Saturday we have Men's Competition and Men's and Ladies Social Bowls.  Starting at 1:30pm with names in by 1pm. Club Uniform Required Or Mufti Dress For Social Bowls

Bowlers from visiting clubs are always welcome. Phone the Club on 6862 1446 for more information.

The playpen is proving to be a huge hit particularly during the busy Christmas Party season. Big thank you for those who assembled it and the board for once again looking to cater for our many visitors and members.

Badge Draw this Friday night, will be $2,900. Also there are meat trays, shopping vouchers and cash prizes to win.

Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, December 2 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford Event for Club Trophies and Raffle.

Chris Goodie compiled a score of 45 Stableford Points to win from Ross Smith and Phil Bishop.

Matchplay Final Results.

  • Margaret Hogan defeated Lyn Davison.
  • Robert Rea won by Forfiet.

Ladies Nearest the Pin Winners first Margaret Hogan picking up six balls for her trouble, fourth Lyn Davison and 11th Margaret Hogan.

Men's Nearest the Pin Winners fourth Phil Bishop, sixth Ross Smith and 11th Chris Goodie.

Lucky Card Draw won by Robert Rea. Bunny Award won by Victor Giadzionis. Raffle won by Lyn Davison with Golf Balls going to Rodney Luyt,Brian Hogan and Phil Smith.

A certain Victor Giadzionis was observed driving his Golf Cart in reverse saying it was a Quicker way to pick up the Bunny Award.

After a lot of backtracking looking for Victors Keys he finally found them in the Ignition.(We all have these days Victor).

No Golf next Weekend with the VW Scramble on at the Main Club. Still time to nominate for this if you so desire. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith

Parkes Golf Club

Don’t forget this Sunday the Volkswagen scramble is being held. Teams of four, Ambrose, shotgun start. Entries online or at the pro shop. See pro shop for more details or visit

Parkes Pool

Parents are encouraged to make a splash this week as part of Wet Parent Week at Parkes Aquatic Centre. Students will be demonstrating what they have achieved this term and what they still may need to work on over the summer holiday. Visit


We continue to have good fields for our Thursday games. On November 22 north south winners were Louise Payne and Peter Quin 69.94 per cent.

Second were Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara 57.74 followed by Margaret Hawken and John Quin 54.17. On the east west side Beryl Twardy and Peter Dearden topped with 59.11.

Anne Berkeley and Jenny Freeman came second with 53.65 followed by Tim and Gai Baker 49.22 per cent.

A Howell movement was played on Monday December 3 and Keith Fiedler and Anne Berkeley came first with 63.69. Next best were Gary Somers and Greig Ball 61.90 and  in third place were Nancye and Warren Blatch 51.79.

Tuesday's winners were Jan Freeman and Bev Laing 62.50 followed by Jenny Freeman and Suzie McNamara 59.52.

Keith Fiedler and Isabel Orange were equal third with Greig Ball and Margaret Powter all on 56.55.  

Regular session times for bridge in Parkes include three tables on Monday, on Tuesday draw for a partner is at 12.45pm and Thursday at the same time is pairs with up to ten tables.

Jenny Freeman

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw only six shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points.

Target rifles

  • Brian Drabsch 250, 246, 496
  • John Davis 250, 244, 494
  • Paul Hocking 250, 242, 492

Field Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 250, 245, 495
  • John Smeaton 249, 234, 483
  • One shot lie down Smallbore for practice.

This match was shot under changing winds. Mostly westerly which caught out everyone at the 50 meter range as it changed direction.

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday, December 9 and will be Fox targets at both ranges. With the Pistol Club we held a working e on Saturday with two trailers being taken away from the range along with a ute full of broken concrete slabs, where did it all come from?

All the leaves and mud were cleaned out of the completely blocked buttering, perhaps we might get some water in the 10,000 litre tank that we missed in the last rain.

Brian Drabsch