Parkes sporting news | The bowling competition has east and west going head to head

Thirty two bowlers taking the green to compete in the annual West versus East of the Newel Highway.

Graham Thomson

Ladies Bowls

There were four games of triples played this week with Helen Heraghty, Merilyn Rodgers def Rosemary Mitchell, Carol Reed, Jan McPhee.

Eileen Bradley, Frances Charlton, Rhona went def Kay craft, Margaret Hawken, Maureen Baillee.

Jean Kennedy, Valmai Westcott, Gwenda Carty def Kate Keogh, Joan Simpson.

Ann Wright, Kim Evans, Betsy Johnstone def Di Howell, Flo Riseborough, Lorraine Baker.

Winners on the day were Eileen, Frances, Rhona and runners/up Kay, Margaret, Maureen.

The First Round of the Club Championship Fours will commence on the September 17 with the draw as follows;

Joan Simpson, Brenda Davies, Rhona Went, Liz Byrne v Marja Iffland, Valmai Westcott, Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame.

Jan McPhee, Kim Evans, Maree Grant, Pat Cooney v Merilyn Rodgers, Rosemary Mitchell, Di Howell, Lorraine Baker.

The Taber Shield will be held at our Club on Thursday 19th September with several teams in our Central West District playing.

Players representing our Club are Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame, Liz Byrne, Rhona Went.

The Jones Challenge will be held at Condobolin on Wednesday 11th September with teams as follows;

  • 1 Jan McPhee, Hilda McPherson, Brenda Davies.
  • 2 Di Howell, Gwenda Carty, Lorraine Baker.
  • 3 Merilyn Rodgers, Kim Evans, Betsy Johnstone.

To play social bowls ring Table Selectors Brenda Davies and Lorraine Baker between 9am and 9.30am on 6862 1446. Social roster Kim Evans.

Rosemary Mitchell

What a great game it was with Doug Miller and Luke Ramsay defeating Mick Furney and Steve Frame 20-19 after the scores were locked on 19 all on the 21st end with Luke and Dougie picking up the shot to take out the title 20-19 congratulations to both teams on an entertaining match.

What a great game it was with Doug Miller and Luke Ramsay defeating Mick Furney and Steve Frame 20-19 after the scores were locked on 19 all on the 21st end with Luke and Dougie picking up the shot to take out the title 20-19 congratulations to both teams on an entertaining match.

Railway Bowls

A great weekend of bowls on Saturday with 32 bowlers taking the green to compete in the annual West versus East of the Newel Highway, the format was Mufti and was won by the westies with everyone enjoying a great day.

On a more serious note the final of the Major Pairs was played last week under excellent conditions.

What a great game it was with Doug Miller and Luke Ramsay defeating Mick Furney and Steve Frame 20-19 after the scores were locked on 19 all on the 21st end with Luke and Dougie picking up the shot to take out the title 20-19 congratulations to both teams on an entertaining match.

Wednesday bowls was again successful with 24 bowlers taking part under sunny conditions winners on the day were Wally Grant and John Dean Runners up Bill Searl and Gene Rapp.

This weekend the Minor Triples Championships will be held over two days.

The draw has been done with the draw on the draw on the board there will also be social bowls with names in by 12:30pm for a 1pm start.

Raffles this Friday along with Great home cooked meals in the meantime keep on dancing.

Graham Thomson

Bridge

On Thursday, August 29 we played in the Australia- wide Pairs event.

The hands are pre-set so that clubs all over Australia are playing exactly the same cards.

We had an eight table line up and the north south winners were Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara with a score of 56.47 per cent.

Second were Louise Payne and Peter Quin 55.13 followed by Bev Laing and Isabel Orange 53.57.

On the east west side Val Worthington and Joan Reilly topped with 59.15.

Second were Gary Somers and Kevin Robinson 56.92 and third were Keith Fiedler and Helen Hall 53.79 only just ahead of Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps 53.57.

The set hands were very hard to bid on and results were fairly even all round.Monday night's winners were Beryl Twardy and Keith Fiedler 54.76.

Second were Gary Somers and Greig Ball 54.17.

Bev Laing and Anne Berkeley were third with 52.98 only just pipping Tim and Gai Baker 52.38.Kevin Robinson and Isabel Orange were the winners of Tuesday's game with a score of 64.58.

Keith Fiedler and Val Worthington were second with 57.64 followed by Beth Symington and Joan Reilly 54.17.

In fourth place were Bev Laing and Marlene Freeman 50 per cent.


Jenny Freeman

Dragon's Lair

Huge results on Father's day, September 1 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played their Monthly Award for Trophies supplied by The Parkes Services Club with a Raffle donated by Bill Warren.

  • Ladies Winner was Dawn Phipps with a score of 70 nett.
  • Ladies Scratch Winner Lyn Davison.

Ladies Nearest the Pin Winners

  • Fourth Margaret Hogan, 11th. Lyn Davison and 15th Dawn Phipps.

Looked very much like all the Fathers had a dash of leave their Logs at Home and played to their Ability for a change.

Men's Winner and first victim was Richard Hamilton with a score of 64 Nett.

Happy Fathers Day Richard from Captain Chop with an eight shot reduction in your Handicap.

Men's Runner ups were Bill Warren with 65 Nett on a count-back from Rodney Luyt and Ross Smith with a 66Nett.

Men's Nearest the Pins Winners.

  • First Mick Smith. ( 3 Ball Jackpot), fourth Brian Hogan and sixth Ross Smith.
  • Men's Scratch Winner. Robert Hey.
  • Putting Comp won by Robert Hey with just 27 Putts.

Lucky Card Draw won by Margaret Hogan. Bunny Award Winner. Robert Rea.

Raffle Winner. Robert Rea with Golf Balls going to Robert Hey. Rod Luyt and Mick Smith.

Next week we play a Teams Event for Chris Stait and Phil Bishop Trophies with Phil Winnerbom donating the Raffle.

Less than a Month until our Trip Away so please make sure to pay the monies that are owing. Go the Dragon's


Ross Smith

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw nine shooters attend the deep lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary targets at 25 and blowfly targets at 50 meters with a maximum of 500 points.

Target rifles and heavy barrelled rifles

  • Brian Drabsch 250, 250, 500
  • David Wilson 250, 249, 499
  • Steve Mitchell 249, 248, 497
  • John Davis 245, 243, 488

Field rifles

  • John Smeaton 248, 248, 496
  • Ron Cunningham 245, 247, 493
  • Steve Westcott 245, 242, 487
  • John Maddison 244, 242, 486
  • Brett Cowling 240, 245, 485

There were a lot of blow flies shot at the 50 meter range but they were still and not flying! Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, September 8 and will be an animal target at both ranges.

On Saturday, September 7 at 9am we will be holding a working bee out at the range with Parkes Pistol Club to do repairs and anything that needs to be done to keep the range ready for our next inspection by the firearms registry.

Bring along gloves and there will be light work for those that can't lift anymore.

A rake would be handy and we will have many tools ourselves.

Brian Drabsch