Parkes sporting news | 2019 Zone four bowling is rolling in good results

2019 Zone Four Bowls

Zone 4 had Some 160 Bowlers playing in 3 Divisions of the State Pairs Championships last weekend at Venues right throughout region.

After 4 rounds of sectional Competition the finalists will now converge on Orange this coming weekend to decide who will represent our Zone in the Stae finals later in the year:

AS can be seen from the Draw below the winners are well spread across the boundaries of our zone:

All Finals Commence Saturday Morning at the Orange Country Club with knockout semi-finals and a Final in each division to Follow

Open Pairs, Orange Country club Saturday, February 9 at 9am.

  • Dubbo Railway Jay Stephenson and Shane Rixom (West Dubbo
  • Dubbo City Anthony Brown and Paul Hagarty (West Dubbo)
  • Forbes Greg Ward and Glen Kearney (Forbes)
  • Orange City Ned Kurta and Ben Allcorn (Manildra)

Senior Pairs, Orange Country Club Saturday, February 9 at 9am.

  • Parkes B and SC Alan Messiter and Neville Connor (Cowra)
  • Lithgow Workies Kevin Pye and Ron Seis (Mudgee)
  • Narromine Max Low and John Rodis (West Dubbo)
  • Lithgow Workies Trevor Schram and Brian Judge (Workies)

Presidents PAIRS Orange Country Club Saturday, February 9 at 9am.

  • Condobolin Max Johnson and Lawrence Thompson (Condobolin)
  • YeovalRichard Hutchinson and John Quin (Orange City)
  • Canowindra Clayton Farr and Garry Death (Blayney)
  • Portland David Kurtz and David McDonald (Mudgee)

Railway Bowls

On Saturday, February 2 eight bowlers attended with Ron Murray, Col Boehm winning 14+1and runners up being Allan Curteis , George Greenhalgh W12+7.

We had four teams attend Condoblin for the presidents pairs with Dave law and Dave Willcockson , Terry Hethington and Graham Cole, Graham Thomson and Mick Furney all loosing their first round matches.

Matt McGrath and and Jim Dailey won their first round but alas  that was it for our day at Condobilin.

We had two teams at the town for the senior pairs and they drew each other.

Steve Torrens and Ray Griffith played Tony Latter and Peter Creith with Steve and Ray winning.

Alas once again that was it as they came second to a strong Cowra team.

Geoff Leonard and Mike Phillips ,John Corcoran and Flippy Fleidner  went to Forbes for the open pairs only to suffer the same fate, so that's us out of the zone pairs fixtures.

Wednesday, February 6 saw 18 bowlers turn out with Allan Affleck, John Dunn ,and John Corcoran winning 13+8 and John Monti, Graham Turner and Mick Valentine runners up w12+5.

Marble 12 came out and the jackpot wasn't won .It now stands at $300 And $82.

There was a game of minor singles played ,Allan Curteis, Mark Francis and Tony Latter marking. Mark came out of the gates to strong and went on to win 31-13.

Saturday, January 16 we have the presidents singles at our club starting at 9am and we still need a couple of markers for this.

This Sat Geoff Leonard plays Allan Cameron 11am start .Sunday Mike Phillips plays Mick Furney 1pm.

Draw is on the board, get your games organised soon as we will be into pennants March 3 only three weekend away, busy part of the season. See you there.

 Mick Furney


The annual Sylvia Pearse trophy was presented on Tuesday, February 5 to Joan Reilly. This award is for the player who receives the highest number of competition points at Tuesday's games throughout the year.

Jan Freeman came second and Greig Ball was third. Congratulations all three. Some recent results are as follows :-

Monday, January 28 Beryl Twardy and Anne Berkeley topped with a terrific 75 per cent. Second were Gary Somers and Steve Garriock 57.14 followed by Nancye and Warren Blatch 53.57.

On Tuesday 29th Barbara Magill and Anna Darwent were winners with 60.42. Isabel Orange and Val Boyd had 57.64 to run second and Beth Symington and Val Worthington were third with 54.86.

On January 31 we played an eight table Mitchell game and the north south winners were Tony Wells and Peter Quin 61.46 followed by Bev Laing and Isabel Orange 57.55 and Tim and Gai Baker 52.60.

For east west Jill Peterson and Beryl Twardy topped with 57.74. Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps scored 56.85 and very close behind were Peter Deardon and Kevin Robinson 56.25.

On Monday 4th February Keith Fiedler and Gary Somers came first with 64.68 per cent. Dawn Phipps and Jennifer Calvert scored 54.96 and Rosemary and Steve Morris were third with 52.78.

On Tuesday 5th Bev Laing and Kevin Robinson came first with 64.58 followed by Isabel Orange and Jill Peterson 55.56 and Barbara Magill and Suzie McNamara 54.17.

Jenny Freeman

Dragon’s Lair

Sunday, February 3 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a 4BBB Event for Trophies and Raffle supplied by the Club.

Winners on the day were Tom Delmenico and Ray Cabban with 42 Stableford Points.

Runner ups were Phil Smith and Dale Stait with 39 Stableford Points.

Ladies Nearest the Pin Winners fourth Sue Smith, 11th Sue Smith.

Men's nearest the Pin Winners fouth Rodney Luyt, sixth Dale Stait and 11th Robert Rea with a Birdie.

Lucky Card Draw won by Sue Smith and Robert Rea.

Bunny Award won by Margaret Hogan and Richard Wells.

Raffle won by Phil Smith with Golf Balls going to Dale Stait and Rodney Luyt.

Next Event will be a Stableford with Trophies supplied by the Club.

Our Annual Trip Away deposits would be appreciated to finalise Coach numbers and Accommodation. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw 15 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting complex and shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters. For a maximum score of 500 points.

This match was shot under a north/easterly winds which caught many at the 50 meter range.

Target Rifle

  • Brian Drabsch 250, 249, 499
  • Mike Valentine 250, 246, 496
  • John Davis 247, 244, 491
  • Daniel McDonald 246, 233, 476
  • David Shanks 243 for 25 meters only.

Field Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 247, 242, 489
  • Brodie McDonald 245, 237, 482
  • John Smeaton 245, 229, 475
  • Bernie Hetherington 242, 228, 470
  • John Maddison 236 for 50 meters only

Five shots for practice only to make up their four shoots up for the year, after receiving a warning letter from the state branch. There are only eight more shoots at Smallbore before the end of the period, March 31. Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, February 10.

It will be again with ordinary targets at both ranges. Very shortly, all enquires for firearms related items will be made via computer with mail items ceasing which makes it hard for oder shooters, having to fin someone to do it for them.

Brian Drabsch