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Men's Bowls

Club Championships

Only one match played during the last week.

In the Minor Singles Gary McPhee was up against Steve Ryan.

The early ends were very close and after nineteen ends Steve held a one shot lead, 12-11.

Steve then scored four shots on the next three ends to extend his lead to five shots, 16-11.

After twenty-six ends Steve still had a five shot lead, 19-14, and then took control of the match, advancing to the next round with a 31-14 win after thirty-three ends.

Social Bowls

Thursday, June 27

With an odd number of 21 players, we had four games of Pairs and one game of Triples with Geoff freeman playing lead and second in the Triples match.

In a fairly close match, Mark Dwyer and Ron Hornery played Guy Ellery and Gordon Dickson.

The lead changed hands a number of times and with two ends to play Guy and Gordon just had the upper hand, leading 21-20 but Mark and Ron had the better of the last two ends to run out winners 25-21.

In other matches:

  • Les Kent and Ray Jones got up against Graham Dixon and Mal Porter, 22-17
  • John Ward and Colin Miller were too strong for Bruce Orr and Trevor Harvey
  • Rob Tinker and John Watson had a comfortable win against Greg Howlett and Greg Huggins
  • In the Triples match, Rob Irving and Geoff Freeman (playing two roles) defeated Col Hayward, John Carr and Bob Freeman 28-21.
  • John Ward and Col Miller were the lucky Rink but they couldn't bring up the magic No. 7 and the Jackpot is safe for another week.

Saturday, June 29

With the wind blowing a gale, in very cold conditions, most sensible Bowlers stayed home but eight brave souls ventured on to the green for two games of Pairs.

However, to prove they still had some sense, both matches were cut short.

Dave Johnson and Lorraine Baker handled the conditions better than Col Hayward and Graham Dixon and called it a day after fourteen ends with the score at 17-7.

The other match was a lot closer and after sixteen ends Rob Irving and John Watson claimed victory, 13-12 against John Ward and Bob Freeman.

Badge Draw

The badge draw was not won last week and will be worth $2300 this week.

As usual, it will be drawn on Friday night sometime after 8.00 when the raffle is finished.

Hope to see you at the club for the chance to enjoy a great Pub style meal, win cash, a meat tray or voucher and (if you are a Member) have a chance to take home the Badge Draw jackpot.

The Rookie


Just like that it is the Grand Final!

Congratulations to all teams who have made it to the Grand Final.

As you can see by last week's results, it was an absolute nail biter, and all teams had to work really hard to get here.

Good Luck to all teams and can you please ensure you arrive early for your games to ensure they can start on time!

We will also have team photos at 7pm. Can Drama Llamas and U14s Reps please arrive early to ensure you have all team members in photos.

Bron's Babes and Parkes Cellars will be having their team photos after their game, so please don't all rush off.

There will be a short presentation at the conclusion of the second game.

Semi Final Results


  • Parkes Cellars 37 drew Platelets 37
  • Bron's Babes defeated The Loose Screws forfeit


  • Drama Llamas 27 defeated u15s Reps 23
  • U14s Reps 31 PHS Teachers 30

Tuesday, July 2 Grand Finals Draw


  • 6pm Court 1: Bron's Babes versus Parkes Cellars (Umpires: Kaity MacDonald + Ally Bush)


  • 7pm Court 1: U14s Reps versus Drama Llamas (Umpires: Paris Neville + Brooke Norman)

Lisa Nutley


Michael Dunn hits a 180

Last weeks results

Pluggas defeated Warriors 4-3 with players player going to Michael Dunn for Pluggas and Lee Davis for Warriors.

High scores were Michael Dunn 180. Darrell Bailey 3x 100.

Gary Barber 100. Dale Davis 140. Lee Davis 120. Jeff Davis 112. Ray James Jnr 3x 100.

Wolves defeated Strikers 4-3 with players player going to Danielle Merlino for Wolves and Peta Barnes for Strikers.

High scores were Josh Townsend 140, 125, 121, 105, 5x 100. Paul Lucas 100. Joe Van Opynen 140, 137, 123, 4x 100. Kathy Madden 124.

Budgies defeated Twist Tops 4-3 with players player going to Simon Scott for Budgies and Scott Jacka for Twist Tops.

High scores were Brett Jones 2x 100. Simon Scott 100. Jake Tonkin 100. Frank Van Opynen 133, 110.

This Wednesdays draw

  • Twist Tops versus Pluggas at Tbc
  • Wolves versus Budgies at Parkes Hotel
  • Warriors versus Top Flights at Parkes Hotel
  • Strikers have the bye

Meeting this Wednesday 3-7-19, at the Parkes Hotel 6:45pm.

At least one person per team to attend.

If you are unable to attend please contact Leah on 0455 182 228.

Leah Roberts


A grade men: Rovers and Cellar Crows played out a tight 2-2 draw in an entertaining match. Cellars took a 2-0 lead with goals to Steve Collins and Neville Kirwan.

Rovers struck back with nice goals to Aaron Huppatz and Declan Nabbs to draw the match. Best for Cellars were Kane Macfarlane, Dan Wilson and Steve Collins with Nic Job the best for Rovers.

Star Budgies ran away with a massive 13-0 victory over a depleted Magpies White side. Historians were running to check the record books to find the highest amount of goals ever scored in a match after Jacob Townsend knocked in an incredible 10 goals throughout the game.

Tim Welsh scored a double with Matthew Job also adding to the total. Best for Budgies were Jacob Townsend and Taylor Dolbel with Graham Tanswell and Grady Magill never giving up for Magpies.

A grade women: Rovers Gold and Rovers Black continued to show how closely matched they are playing out an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Both teams had plenty of opportunities to score, however goalkeepers Gracey Denham-Jones and Tash Tanks denied these chances with many excellent saves.

Merryn Unger got a nice touch on a cross ball to deflect the ball into the net for Gold with Lara Piercy scoring a great individual goal for Black.

Best for Gold were Sarah Hartin and Louise Hawken with Chloe Carty, Lara Piercy, Gracey Denham-Jones and Georgia Kearney playing well for Black.

Magpies were too strong for PHI winning 7-0. Peta Fagan was in good form scoring four goals with India Draper scoring twice and Lucy Turner also scoring.

Peta Fagan was best on ground with Meghan Searl and India Draper also playing well for Magpies. Tracie Sams played her usual outstanding match for PHI working overtime in defence.

B grade men: Cellars Aqua were too strong for a depleted Rovers Gold side running away with a 4-0 victory. Neville Kirwan scored a hat-trick with Paul Kirwan also converting.

Best for Cellars were Dane Hendry, Neville Kirwan, Paul Kirwan and Hugo Fenton with Jack Westcott and Andrew Daley both defending well for Rovers.

Rovers Gorillas played a nice team game to defeat Cellars Black 4-2. Matthew Duffy scored a double with Chris Francis and Jake Logan also converting. Tom Hocking scored two fine goals for Cellars.

Rovers were best served by Ryan Burley, Jason Thomson, Simon Scott and Joe Kinsela with Jackson Plummer and Zack Gibson playing well for Cellars.

Magpies Black defeated Magpies White 2-0 in a friendly club match. Michael Somers and Cody Kirk were the goal-scorers for White.

Mitch Finn was very impressive for Black in their victory with Joseph Tanswell also playing well. Tommy Searl had his usual outstanding match for White.

Middleton cemented their place at the top of the competition ladder with a 4-2 victory over Magpies Academy.

Will Blunt scored a double with Nick Kelly and Jack Buerckner also knocking in goals. Jason Wright was once again in good form in front of the net scoring a double for Academy.

Nick Kelly was outstanding with a best on ground performance for Middleton with Tobey Thorne, Will Blunt and Dane Thorne all playing well. Ryan Dunford was full of running for Academy.

B grade women: Magpies Academy defeated Cellar Crows 3-0. Lara Bennett was brilliant in the circle scoring an impressive hat-trick of goals for Magpies.

Wendy Rix and Lara Bennett were strong for Magpies with Madeline Blackstock, Michelle Yeo and Molly Orr playing well for Cellars. Magpies White defeated Middleton Eagles 3-1.

Kate Shambrook played a strong match scoring a hat-trick of goals for Magpies with Danielle McManus scoring for Eagles. Kate Shambrook was best on ground with Shianne Quinn also playing well. Danielle McManus had an excellent match for Eagles.

Rovers Gold played an excellent match to defeat Star Budgies 3-1. Josie Jones scored a double for Rovers with Jo-Anne Lyons also scoring a nice goal. Jo Payseno scored for Budgies.

Jo-Anne Lyons was player of the match for Rovers with an impressive midfield performance. She was well supported by Chloe Carty who was full of running during the match.

Dannyelle Scifleet and Jo Payseno had great games for Budgies. Rovers Black scored a hard earned victory over Marist winning 1-0.

Codie Sense was involved in everything and scored a great goal to seal the win for her side. Codie Sense was best on ground with Sass Tildsley also showing good form for Rovers.

Lyndal Matthews, Renee Rice and Jordan Moody all played well for Marist. Magpies Black defeated Middleton Coachman 3-0 in a solid performance.

Goals were shared between Meghan Searl, Louise Witherow and Laura Jones. Strong performance were had by Meghan Searl, Ella MacGregor, Lucy Turner and Laura Jones with Sophie Heraghty and Tracie Sams playing well for Middleton.

Ladies Golf

It was another good day for ladies golf on Wednesday with a par event, sponsored by Cynthia Hamilton.

With 12 ladies taking the course it was tough competition, but Marg Hogan was too good, with a score of even.

The Lone Pine Contracting award was awarded to Cathy Kelly who received a ball as a prize.

Wednesday's nearest the pins were another showcase of the ladies golfing talent with Leone Thompson taking out the 1st hole.

Cath Kelly on the fourth, Sue Holman on the sixth, Marg Hogan on the 11th and Frankie Cock on the 15th were also successful in shooting close to the hole in one shot.

Nearest the pins are sponsored by Macquarie Alarms and Security, Railway Hotel, Dunfords Pharmacy, Parkes Services Club and Brian Collins Smash Repairs and Parkes Caravans.

A big thank you to the sponsors as ladies golf would not go ahead without their generous support.

If any lady is interested in having a game with the ladies or is considering becoming a member of the club, call the Proshop on 6862 2044 for details.

Ladies golf continued on Saturday with a mixed men's and women's event.

The winner of the ladies was Lyn Davison. The day attracted a turnout of 12 ladies.

The Flynny Award was awarded to Sue Holman who received a ball as a prize.

Saturday's nearest the pin winners were Sue Holman on the first, Cath Kelly on the fourth, Dawn Wakefield on the sixth and Chris Stait on the 11th.

Another thank you to our nearest the sponsors; Denise Charlton, Cathy Kelly, Parkes Pharmacy, Telescope Tyres, Ben Gear's Proshop and Liz Matthews.

A big thank you to the sponsors as ladies golf would not go ahead without their generous support.

If any lady is interested in having a game with the ladies or is considering becoming a member of the club, call the Proshop on 6862 2044 for details.

Veteran's golf

Thirty-four veteran played at Parkes last Thursday in spring-like weather conditions.

Parkes took the points in the Mick Miller Shield, 149 to 142.

The individual winner was Mick Bond (Parkes) with Geoff Drain (Forbes) runner-up on a count back from two other contestants.

The encouragement award was won by Sunna Bell (Parkes).

The nearest the pin winners were Dub Rodgers and Peter Bristol in A Grade and Ross Smith and Ron Jackson in B Grade. We play at Forbes this week.

All Parkes members are reminded that their AGM will take place after the game on July 11th.