Parkes sporting news | Last Thursday Railway bowlers saw the final of the 2019 power pairs

RAILWAY BOWLS: Juicy Daly with new mower purchased from grant money from Northparkes Mines and Parkes Sports Council. Photo: Submitted

RAILWAY BOWLS: Juicy Daly with new mower purchased from grant money from Northparkes Mines and Parkes Sports Council. Photo: Submitted

Railway Bowls

Hello Bowlers, last Thursday we saw the final of the 2019 power pairs. Mick Furney, Bernie Coleman (Sub), and Tony Bright versus Lea Tanks, Trisha Allen and Tony Peisley (sub).

Winners Mick Furney's team for first place.

For second place Tony Latter, Pig Phillips and Graham Thomson versus Greg Howlett, John Chew, and Dave law. Tonys team winning that one.

For a third place, we had Geoff Leonard, John Dean versus John Niddre, John Monti.

Geoff taking out third place.

That concludes the power pairs for this year.

Sunday there was Bobby Collins remembrance day and 30 players turned out for a great day.

The Collins family donated some wonderful prizes.

Winners were Paul Carty, Matt Searl, and Steve Mcgregor, second Allan Affleck, Ron Murray, and Dave Law.

Third place went to Tony Latter John Chew and Neil Stronach.

Thank you to Elvie And Snapper Collins we had a great day.

Wednesday we had 14 players on a nice day. Winners Col Boehm, Gene RappW 18+18.

Runners up Kevin Hynds, Allan Affleck W17+14. Margins were 13,14,18.

Marble 21 Came out so next week's jackpot will be $206.

Nominations for 2020 Singles, Pairs and Fours are on the board and will close January 6.

We have some visitors coming from Howlong and will need a few players for Friday night.

Saturday, November 30 there is St Andrews day starting at 1pm singles entries.

This day is put on by Allan Affleck each year and will be a fun day.

There is a list on the board for 2020 pennants starting February 29 and march one a doubleheader.

To show your eligibility for the six weeks of pennants.

Please fill this out and show your support .

We will have Christmas dinner at 6pm on December 19.

See the flyer on our Facebook page for details.

Presentation day is on December 14 and will be in club colours.

So come along for this last day of the year, play bowls and have a great time.

Our green keeper Juicy Daley is extremely happy with the new mower that was bought with the grant money from North Parkes Mines And Parkes sportsCouncil.

Friday night raffles, happy hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm, members draw $250, jackpot draw $650. So as always see you at the Railway.

Mick Furney


We had eight tables last Thursday, November 21. The north south winners were Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara with a score of 61.72 per cent.

KeithFiedler and Helen Hall came second with 58.59 followed by Louise Payneand Peter Quin 55.21. Tim and Gai Baker were fourth on 48.18.

For the east west side Rosemary Morris and Beryl Twardy topped with 65.18.Second were Jenny Freeman and Anne Berkeley 56.25 and in third spot wereMargaret Hawken and John Quin 54.17.

Vicki Burke and Dawn Phipps were fourth with 50.89.On Monday night Bev Laing and Anne Berkeley were first with 63.10 percent.

Steve and Rosemary Morris followed in second place with 56.55 and third went to Jennifer Calvert and Dawn Phipps 51.19. Ingrid Stephenson and Keith Fiedler made the cut with 49.40.

Tuesday's game saw a win for Marlene Freeman and Margaret Hawken with a score of 64.58.

Keith Fiedler and Jill Peterson were next with 57.64followed by Greig Ball and Jenny Freeman 56.25 and Isabel Orange andLaurie Keane 50.69.

We will be playing three times a week at the M&D Little Theatre's foyer until our final game for the year on Thursday, December 19.

Our Christmas Party will follow that game and will be held at the Golf Club.We hope all members will be able to attend as a good time is assured. For catering purposes please signify your intention to attend to any committee member.

Jenny Freeman

Women's Bowls

This week the semi-final of the Minor Pairs was played with Jan McPhee, Heather Harvey defeated Kay Craft, Lea Orr and Di Howell, Maureen Miller defeating Carol Lee, Kate Keogh.

The Final will be played next week with Jan, Heather versus Di and Maureen. We hope for nicer weather with no dust storm.

Our Presentation Day and Christmas party will be held on December 10. Names on board to play and attend please. Cost is $20.

To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Audrey Jones and Di Howell between 8.30am and 9am. Social roster Maureen Miller.

Rosemary Mitchell

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw seven shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary target at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points. David managed to shoot a double possible of 500 points.

Targets Rifles

  • David Wilson 250, 250, 500
  • Brian Drabsch 249, 249, 498
  • Steve Mitchell 250, 247, 497
  • Terry Townsend 245, 235, 480
  • Jeff Charlton 244, 227, 471

Field Rifles

  • Brett Cowling 249, 245, 494
  • John Smeaton 249, 244, 493

The previous week I added Jeff's score ten points short but what happened last week I got it right this time. John is still shooting left handed as he can't see the target with his right eye at any range, but he is getting treatment for his eye. Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday, December 1 and will be at target yet to be selected. All attendances have now been sent into the state branch and if you don't have enough, they will send you a reminder either by mail or email if you have supplied them with yours.

SWIMMING: Parkes Sharks swimmers doing a dry-land excerise program at training on Tuesday morning. Photo: Facebook.

SWIMMING: Parkes Sharks swimmers doing a dry-land excerise program at training on Tuesday morning. Photo: Facebook.