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Women's Bowling: Audrey Jones celebrating cutting the cake for her 80th.

Women's Bowling: Audrey Jones celebrating cutting the cake for her 80th.

Women's Bowling

Beautiful warm weather and blue skies were enjoyed by our members playing bowls this week.

In Triples games Kay Craft, Hilda McPherson, Gwenda Carty def Merilyn Rodgers, Margaret Hawken, Brenda Davies.

Frances Charlton, Rosemary Mitchell, Marja Iffland def Flo Riseborough, Laurie Keane, Audrey Jones.

In Pairs games Chris Curteis, Cherie Frame def Maureen Miller, Kim Evans.

Heather Harvey, Lorraine Baker def Eileen Bradley, Jan McPhee.

Winners for the day were Frances, Rosemary, Marja and runners up Flo, Laurie, Audrey.

Raffle was won by Kay Craft.

Please note the Trading Table is not on next week but will be held on June 25 as several teams will be playing in the CWD Fours at Railway.

The Club Championship Triples are now open and close on July 9 at 12pm.

A delicious shared lunch was enjoyed by all to celebrate the 80th birthday of Audrey Jones who is a long-time member of our women's club. Happy Birthday Audrey.

To play social bowls ring table selectors Betsy and Marja between 9am-9.30am, social Minnie Riordan.

Dragon's Lair

Sunday, June 9 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford event for Trophy supplied by Dawn Phipps and trophy by Phil Bishop if anyone can find him.

Winner on the day Rodney Luyt with 40 points.

Runner ups were Tom Delmenico on 37 points from Robert Rea on 36 points with Robert Hey on 35 points. (not a bad score considering his handicap is two.)

Ladies Nearest the Pins were all won by Lyn Davison which were the fourth the sixth the 11th holes.

Men's Nearest the Pin winners first Phil Smith, fourth Phil Smith, 11th Robert Rea and 15th Chris Goodie.

Lucky Card Draw won by Richard Wells.

Bunny Award went to Dawn Phipps.

Raffle winner was Tom Delmenico with Golf Balls going to Robert Hey, Sue Smith and Reg Davison.

Members please be aware the first round of our 4BBB Championships with trophies donated by Margaret Hogan and Ross Smith will be played on Sunday, June 16 with Robert Hey bringing the raffle.

Please be a little bit kind to our captain this week as last week after nine holes he had to slip home to stop the breeze in his trousers. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith


Draw Saturday, June 15.

Under 6s: 12pm L1 Sharkes versus Lions, 12pm L2 Bears versus Goannas, 12pm L3 Tigers versus Leopards, 12pm L4 Wombats versus Kangaroos, 12pm L5 Phytons versus Cheetahs.

Under 8s: G5A Hawks versus Falcons, 12pm G5B Emus versus Magpies, 1pm G5A Eagles versus Chooks, 1pm G5B Kookaburras versus Budgies.

Under 10s 12pm G3 Jets versus Wanderers, 12pm G4 Roar versus United, 1pm G3 Mariners versus City.

Under 12s: 12pm G6A Victory very Glory (E Hoswell), 1pm G6A Phoenix versus Knights (N Hessell), BYE Olympic.

Under 17s: 12pm G2 Stallions versus Wolves (L Kronenberg), 12pm G1 Rangers versus Rovers (B Coultas).

Open Ladies: 1.20pm G1 Forbes 2 versus Switchserve Raptors (D Parker, S Bateson, B Hutchings), 1.20pm G2 Darling Irrigation versus Cambridge Coyotes (M Bruce,S Knights, A Kronenberg), 3pm G1 PLC Raptors versus Railway Boilers (S Bateson, N Hessell, E Hoswell), 3pm G2 Super Cellars versus PRBC Roos (S Knights, D Parker, M Bruce), 3pm G6B Star Hotel Cougars versus Peak Hill (B Hutchings, A Kronenberg, B Coultas), BYE Parkes Hotel Football Club.

Canteen Duty: 12-12.30pm Judah Pearce Jets u10s, Meg Mahon Victory u12s, Isabella Batt Wanderers u10s, Ted Fowler Glory u12s. 12.30-1pm Sharna Ross Stallions u17s, Emily Sole Wolves u17s, Harrison Budd Rangers u17s, Max Kinsela Rovers u17s, 1pm-1.30pm Kasee Skillin Phoenix u12s, Ruby Wilson Knights u12s, Milly Witherow Mariners u10s, RS u10s Khan Jackson City u10s, 1pm-2pm Super Cellars.

Kelly Caruana

Parkes SSAA Sports Clays

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

Event one: 60 targets know rise using a number of clay target throwers set at various angles, heights and speeds.

Adrian Hodges 55, Brett Dean 53, Bernie Cusack 51, Clinton Duffy 47, Jimmy Day and Dan Morgan 43, Jeff Charlton 42, T,O'Sullivan 39.

Event two: 20 target twin rise Adrian Hodges 17, Bernie Cusack 16, Clinton Duffy 15, Brett Dean 14, T.O'Sullivan 12, Jeff Charlton 8, Dan Morgan 6. A

A special thanks goes to Brett Dean who filled in for officials who were away in Liverpool for the state's AGM.

At that AGM Brian Drabsch was given two awards for his years of service to the Parkes SSAA and state as a whole. Our next shoot is at 1pm Saturday, June 15. It will be similar to the above mentioned events.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw nine shooters out at the Deep Lead range and shot at buffalo targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum 520 points.

Target Rifles

  • John Davis 270, 250, 520
  • Ken Morley 270, 250, 520
  • Brian Drabsch 270, 249, 519
  • Ian Skeene 270, 248, 518
  • Dennis Finn 269, 246, 516
  • Jeff Charlton 268, 229, 495

Field Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 270, 248, 518
  • Robert Morley 270, 247, 517
  • John Smeaton 267, 247, 514

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday, June 16 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges. The state branch will be out at the range 10am Tuesday, July 25 to demonstrate the new electronic reporting of attendance.

Brian Drabsch

Junior Netball

Welcome back to Saturday netball. This weekend we will be hosting our annual crazy sock and hair day to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. Please take part in this worthy cause by dressing up in your most crazy socks and having the wildest hair.

A donation box will be placed at time control table as well as girls bringing a collection bucket around. Don't forget there are prizes for teams and individuals.

Post to win!

Post photos of yourself and your team mates in your Crazy Hair and Sock Day outfits to the Parkes and District Netball Association Facebook page.

Remember to use hashtags #CrazyHairandSockDay and #TheKidsCancerProject to be part of their Best Dressed competitions.

Saturday 15th June - Round 8

Division 1 - 9:30am

  • Court 1: Panthers v Pumas (Umpires: Mel Evans and Jack McGrath)
  • Court 3: Wildcats v Tigers (Umpires: Katie Mac and Julia Dunn)

Go Division - 10:30am

  • Court 1:Pumas v Tigers (Umpires: Paris Neville and Stella Neville(Mel Evan Mentor)
  • Court 3: Wildcats v Panthers (Umpires: Ally Bush and Brienna Evans (Kaity Mac Mentor)

Set Division - 09:30am

  • Court 4

Net Division - 09:30am

  • Court 8

Time Keepers

  • 9:30 - Parent of Stephanie McNaughton
  • 10:30 - Parent of Meg Skinner

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