Parkes sporting news | This Saturday Lea Tanks and Gene Rapp do battle

Club Dubbo ran its second of its Over 60s Mens Triples tournament for the year last Tuesday. Sponsored by Western Districts Chapel, Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, the event attracted teams from right across the zone. Players came from Parkes, Nyngan, Mudgee, Trangie, Tottenham, Warren, Narromine, Coonabarabran and of course, the three clubs in Dubbo. Results: first ($900): Rob Irving, Col Haywood, Mark Dwyer (Parkes) - four wins plus 26 ends. Well done guys.
Club Dubbo ran its second of its Over 60s Mens Triples tournament for the year last Tuesday. Sponsored by Western Districts Chapel, Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, the event attracted teams from right across the zone. Players came from Parkes, Nyngan, Mudgee, Trangie, Tottenham, Warren, Narromine, Coonabarabran and of course, the three clubs in Dubbo. Results: first ($900): Rob Irving, Col Haywood, Mark Dwyer (Parkes) - four wins plus 26 ends. Well done guys.

Men's Bowling

The Minor Triples Championships were played and finalised last weekend wth Marty Fitzpatrick, Wally Grant and Kev Hynds defeating George Greenhalgh, John Keogh ( sub for Gene Rapp) in the final.

Results of round matches Terry Hetherington, Gene Rapp and George Greenhalgh defeated Graham Thomson, Trish Allen and Lisa Johnston.

Kev Hynds, WalGrant and Marty Fitzpatrick defeated Lea Tanks, Clive Stibbard and Dave Law.

Also played were the Minor Pairs Final and Major Triples winners of the Minor pairs were Shane Hodge and Rod Pritchard defeating Mark Francis and Graham Turner 23-17.

In the Major Triples Pav Cross, Paul Keogh and Tony Peisley were too good defeating Doug Miller, Luke Cross and Luke Ramsay 21-10.

This Saturday Lea Tanks and Gene Rapp do battle to decide who will be the Minor Singles Champion for 2019 plus Major 4s match between Marty Fitzpatrick, Mick Furney, Tony bright and Col Boehm.

Up against Cooper Fliedner, Ray Griffith, Steve Frame and Graham Fliedner as well as matches Social Bowls on Saturday commencing at 1pm Wednesday social bowls played under excellent conditions wth 24 bowlers taking part on the day convincing winners Rob Clegg, Allan Affleck and Steve Clegg with a win 19 + 24.

Runners up just as convincing Kev Robinson, George Greenhalgh and Col Boehm the Jackpot did go off the winners Bob Freeman,Clive Stibbard, Graham Thomson, Kev Robinson, George Greenhalgh and Col Boehm.

Events coming up Champagne Triples generously Sponsored Parkes Services Club nomination sheet is on the board. This weekend Condobolin are conducting their annual Presidents Day a sheet is on the board if anyone is interested.

Also commencing shortly Daylight saving on Thursday evening all welcome bring along Friends and Family.Social Bowls Saturday 1pm start.Have a nice day and keep on Dancing.

Graham Thomson

Ladies Bowls

This week saw a day of bowls enjoyed by several members who embraced the cool weather and had a great day.

In triples games played Di Howell, Frances Charlton, Lorraine baker def Helen Heraghty, Kate Keogh, Cherie Frame.

Merilyn Rodgers, Kim Evans, Betsy Johnstone defeated Hilda McPherson, Jan McPhee, Brenda Davies.

Kay Craft, Flo Riseborough, Rosemary Mitchell defeated Carol Reed, Valmai Westcott, Joan Simpson.

Next week there will be a Trading Table. Tickets in our "Beverages" raffle will be for sale and drawn on September 19 at our Taber Shield day. There will be a short general meeting before the Trading Table to discuss a few important matters.

The Jones Shield teams at Condobolin on September 19 has been cancelled. The Championship Fours will commence on September 17.

To play social bowls ring Table Selectors Brenda Davies and Lorraine Baker between 9am and 9.30am. Social Brenda Davies.

Rosemary Mitchell

Dragon's Lair

The old Ampol connection showed them how! Sunday, September 9 the Parkes Services Social Golfers played a Stableford Event with a delayed draw for Partners.

Trophy Donors were Chris Stait and Phil Bishop with the Raffle supplied by Phil Winnerbom. Rodney Luyt and Ross Smith won the day with a combined total of 77 Stableford points.

Runner Ups were the Team of Bill Warren and Phil Smith with 74 points.

Dawn Phipps picked up the Nearest the Pin Award on the fourth hole. Men's Nearest the Pin Winners fourth Ian Phipps, sixth Ian Phipps and 11th Lefty Wright.

Lucky Card Draw won by Brian Hogan and Richard Wells. Bunny Award this week goes Home with Ian Phipps and Matt Wright.

Raffle Winner was Phil Smith with Golf Balls going to Bill Warren with Ian Phipps taking the remaining two balls.

Next Event will be the September Monthly Award and Putting Competition with Ross Smith supplying the Raffle after the Parkes Open this Weekend and good luck to all the Golfers involved. Go the Dragons.

Ross Smith

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw only six shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at crow targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 520 points.

This match was shot under very windy and cold weather. It caught out every shooter at the 50 meter range as the wind changed direction and velocity continually.

  • David Wilson 270, 248, 518
  • Brian Drabsch 270, 246, 516
  • John Davis 270, 246, 516
  • Ron Cunningham 268, 247, 515
  • Jeff Charlton 268, 240, 508
  • Steve Mitchel 270, 233, 503

Out next shoot is at 10am Sunday, September 15 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges. Last Saturday we held a successful working bee out at the range along with the Parkes Pistol Club.

A big thanks to all who attended and helped out. It was a huge help when Dave Tanks arrived with his tractor and carried out al the heavy lifting with the hydraulic lifter and bucket.

With all the rubbish removed, the range looks real good and we are one step closer to having the 50 meter range not require any fallout area behind the stop butts.

Brian Drabsch

Parkes Spacemen

Presentation Night: Spacies presentation night is this Saturday starting from 6:30pm at the Coachman Hotel Motel.

The club will be celebrating another great all round year with a number of trophies honouring families that have contributed so much to the club, and some outstanding players from 2019 being celebrated. All welcome.