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Saturday Play: It was good to see a full green with twenty- four bowlers playing six games of Pairs.
Saturday Play: It was good to see a full green with twenty- four bowlers playing six games of Pairs.

Men's Bowls

Club Championships

Major Triples: On Saturday, August 31 the team of Greg Howlett, Steve Ryan and John Watson played a very close game against Mike Went, Mark Dwyer and Garry Went. Team Howlett started very well and after twelve ends had a lead of 14-4. Team Went gradually got back into the game but with four ends to play team Howlett still had the lead, 20-13. Playing some great bowls, team Went scored four and three on the next two ends and with two ends to play the scores were level 20 all.

On the next end team Howlett scored two shots and started the last end leading 22-20. On the last end Mike's team were holding three shots and Greg still had his last bowl to play but unfortunately Greg could not draw into the head and Mike, Mark and Garry won the match 23-22.

Minor Singles: On Thursday, August 29 Wilbur Harris started like a house on fire and lead 10-0 after five ends in his semi-final match against Steve Ryan. After twelve ends the difference was eleven shots with Wilbur lead 16-5. For the next ten ends Steve and Wilbur went shot for shot and after twenty-two ends Wilbur still had an eleven shot advantage, 25-14. Steve gradually fought back and after thirty-one ends the scores were level, 27 all. Over the next four ends each player scored two shots but on the thirty-sixth end Steve scored two shots to win the match 31-29.

Minor Triples: On Thursday, August 29 Gary McPhee, Graham Dixon and Greg Huggins scored two shots on the first end of their match against Greg Howlett, Rob Irving and Jim Blake. From there on they were never headed and advanced to the final with a 24-6 win.

Thursday August 29

A good roll up of eighteen players, including Dean Daniels, visiting from the Belrose Club in Sydney, played three games of Pairs and one game of Singles

Geoff freeman and Les Kent had the early lead against Col Mudie and Alan Affleck but after twelve ends Col and Alan had taken the lead 9-8. Geoff and Les won the next five ends to lead 15-9 and look like the winners but their run ended and Col and Alan scored six shots on the last four ends to tie the match 15 all.

However, Geoff and Les claimed "bragging rights" having won the ends convincingly, 13-8.

In a fairly close match, John Carr and Mal Porter had a win, 22-17 against John Watson and our visitor, Dean Daniels. Graham Barby and Arthur Corbett 24 defeated John Ward and Ron Hornery 13

In the Triples match, Col Hayward, Col Miller and Paul Hevers, 24, were too good for Guy Ellery, John Wright and Bob Freeman, 15. From memory, the winning rink was Rink 4 which was the Minor singles match but Wilbur could not bring up the magic N0.7 to win the jackpot.

Saturday, August 31

It was good to see a full green with twenty- four bowlers playing six games of Pairs.

Results were:

  • John Carr and Jim Blake 23 - John Davies and Graham Dixon 18.
  • Col Hayward and Brian Townsend 24 - Rhona Went and Greg Huggins 16.
  • Geoff freeman and Lorraine Baker 29 - John Ward and Eileen Bradley 17.
  • Garry Carberry and John Wright had a good win against Col Mudie and Mal Porter.
  • Rob Irving and Phil Betts had a comfortable win against Bruce Orr and Bob Freeman.
  • Dave Johnson and Ray Jones, quite a few - Arthur Corbett and Rob Tinker - not too many.
  • The winning rink went to Rink 12 but Jim Blake was unable to bring up the magic No.7.

General: The badge draw was not won last week and will be worth $3300 this week. As usual, it will be drawn on Friday night sometime after 8.00 when the raffle is finished.

The Mega Meat Raffle (with 30 prizes) was quite successful and will be drawn on the last Friday of each month from now on.

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

The Rookie


This Wednesdays draw:

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

Leah Robers


A grade men: Star Budgies booked first spot in the grand final after winning a very close major semi final 5-4 against Magpies Black. Magpies had the better of the match early, continually holding the lead in the match but it was Budgies who came home strongly when it mattered to take victory.

Nick Milne was the difference in the match scoring four of Budgies' goals with Jack Elliott also converting. Goals were shared between Will Cassell, Joseph Tanswell, Kyle Thompson and Koby Johnstone for Magpies.

Nick Milne was best on ground for Budgies with Jack Elliott also playing well. Kyle Thompson had his usual great game for Magpies.

Rovers put together a good team performance to keep their hopes alive for another week winning the minor semi final 3-0.

Goals were shared between Aaron Huppatz, Brad Gardiner and Declan Daley. A strong keeping performance by Jack Westcott ensured Magpies did not find the back of the net.

Best for Rovers were Graeme Thompson, Brad Gardiner and Nic Job with Graeme Tanswell and Daryn Tanswell playing well for Magpies.

B grade men: Rovers Gold booked first spot in the B grade men's grand final defeating Middleton 2-0. Charlie Jones opened the scoring early one-timing a cross ball on the left post to give Rovers a 1-0 lead.

Rovers had the better of the play for most of the match but could not convert their circle penetrations. Middleton pressured late in the second half, but goal-keeper Jack Westcott was up to the task.

Declan Daley put the game out of reach with a nice drag flick on a penalty corner. Best for Rovers were Nic Job, Hugh Daley and Charlie Jones with Dave Sherritt and Tobey Thorne playing strongly for Middleton.

Magpies White will play again next week after defeating Magpies Academy 6-2 in a strong performance. Jack Skinner was on fire in the circle netting 3 goals with Tommy Searl, Steve MacGrefor and Wira Thomson also converting.

Dave MacGregor and Ryan Dunford scored for Academy. Jack Skinner was best on ground with Tommy Searl and Steve MacGregor both performing well for White. Dave MacGregor and Ryan Dunford were strong for Academy.

B grade women: It took golden goal extra time to split Rovers Black and Rovers Gold with Black claiming a 3-2 victory. Scores were locked at 2-2 at the end of regular time with Tiffany Steel scoring a double for Black and Chloe Carty and Anouk Labuschagne converting for Gold.

Sarah Tolley was to be the hero in the match scoring a great goal in extra time to win the match for her side. Best for Black were Codie Sense, Carla Peden and Sass Tildsley with Jaz Greenwood and Chloe Carty strong for Gold.

Magpies Black ended Star Budgies' season winning the minor semi final 2-1 in a close contest. Meghan Searl and Natalie Munday converted nice goals for Magpies with Madeline Swan scoring for Budgies.

Meghan Searl and Louise Witherow played strongly for Magpies with Emily Townsend and Dannyelle Scifleet having great games for Budgies.

C grade men: Rovers Gorillas live to fight another day after defeating Cellars Black 1-0 in a very tight match. Rovers had the better of the attack with plenty of circle penetrations but outstanding goal-keeping from Kane Macfarlane denied Rovers of these chances.

It took a sensational goal to win the match for Rovers with Alexander Chambers pulling off a brilliant tomahawk shot to seal victory for his side.

Alexander Chambers was player of the match with a brilliant attacking performance with Aaron Huppatz playing strongly at the back for Rovers.

Toby Collins was very strong in the mid-field for Cellars. Cellars Aqua fought hard to earn their spot in the grand final winning in a penalty shoot-out against Magpies Black.

The scores were 1-1 at full time with goals from Adam Smithers for Magpies and Craig Kelly for Cellars. The match was sent to golden goal extra time with still the teams unable to be separated.

The first round of penalty shoot outs saw the shoot out finish at 3-3. Cellars held their nerve in a sudden death shoot out to take the victory.

Best for Cellars were Luke Swindle, Dane Hendry and Craig Kelly with James Finn and Graeme Tanswell playing best for Magpies.

C grade women: Middleton Coachman claimed victory over Magpies Academy in the C grade minor semi-final. Maggie Wright opened the scoring for Magpies but Middleton struck back and levelled the score with a nice goal to Megan Hornery.

It looked like the match would go into extra time, however Middleton forced a penalty corner as the full time siren was sounding. Cherie Simpson was on hand to touch the ball into the net and give her side victory.

Magpies White booked a spot in the C grade grand final defeating Marist 2-0. Kate Shambrook and Skye Harris scored a nice goal each in the victory.

Skye Harris was player of the match with Eliza Creith and Isla Skinner also playing well for Magpies. Jordan Moody had a very strong game for Marist.

Ladies Golf

Ladies golf news: Wednesday, August 24 we played an 18 hole Stableford event with our sponsor being Body Express. Once again we thank all our sponsors.

Winners on the day after a draw for partners on completion were Jill Crisp and Kaye Jones with a combined score of 61 points.

Vouchers went to Denise Charlton and Cathy Kelly on 59 points and Lesley Fisher and Anne Berkeley on 58 points.

NTP's on the first was Jill Crisp, the fourth was Col Staples, the sixth Denise Charlton, the 11th Kaye Inglis and the 15th Col Staples, all receiving vouchers.

The Lone Pine Contracting Award was Jenny Hoy.

Saturday, August 25 was an Individual Stableford with the winner on 35 points Barb Donnelly.

NTPs on the first was Col Flynn, the fourth Col Flynn, the sixth Barb Donnelly, the Anne Berkley, the 11th Anne Berkeley, and the 15th Barb Donnelly.

Wednesday, August 28 was an Individual Stableford sponsored by Susie Smith and the winner with a lovely 41 points was Col Flynn.

Vouchers went to Susie Smith on 38 points, Barb Donnelly on 37 points, and Denise Charlton on 36 points.

NTPs on the first was Col Flynn, the fourth was Col Flynn, the sixth Denise Charlton, the 11th Jenny Hoy, and the 15th Susie Holman, all receiving vouchers.

The Lone Pine Contracting Award went to Jill Crisp. Saturday, August 31 was our monthly medal sponsored by Central West Glass. Thank you to all our sponsors.

The winner on the day was Marg Hogan with a great 67 nett also receiving the monthly medal. Vouchers went to Anne Berkeley on 69 nett and Denise Charlton on 72 nett and Col Flynn on 74 nett.

NTPs on the first was Anita Medcalf, the fourth Col Flynn, the 6th Denise Charlton, the 11th Marg Hogan, and the 15th Marg Hogan.

The Flynny Award went to Anita Medcalf. The putting was won by Susie Holman with 30 putts. Wednesday, September 4 is our monthly medal sponsored by Central West Glass.

Thursday, September 5 is the Manildra Open , good luck to those playing in their open day. To the Parkes Pennants Players, their Caddies and our Bus Drivers it was a very good year for us.

Cath Kelly

Veteran's Golf

Forbes golfers scooped the pool in the twin towns veteran's golf competition played at Forbes on Thursday.Winning the day was newcomer to the vets competition Dennis McGroder who scored 28 Stableford points.

It was only McGroder's second start in the vets and his round was highlighted by a birdie on the par three ninth hole which netted him five points to ensure he won the day.

David Williams was runner-up with 27 points, while Lyn Roberts won the encouragement award.Forbes players also dominated the nearest the pins, with Garry Collits and Barry Shine the A grade sharp shooters on the ninth and 18th holes respectively.

Graham Newport (F) was nearest of the B graders on the ninth, while Rob Lea flew the flag for Parkes to claim the 18th hole prize.

Ball winners were Graham Newport, Forbes, on 26 points while Peter Barnes, Allan Rees, Peter Grayson (F), Sunna Bell, Dub Rodgers and Joe Davies (P) all scored 25 points.

Twenty-nine players participated (19 Forbes and 10 Parkes), with Forbes winning the Mick Miller Shield with 156 points to Parkes' 140.