Hello 2020, last Saturday despite the hot weather we had eight hearty souls turn out for some social bowls.
(min cost $8)
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Two games of pairs saw Peter Job and George Greenhalgh win the day on win 13+10, runners up were Mike Phillips and Mick Furney W12+4.
On a very smokey Wednesday only six players attended. Gene Rapp, Maria Willcockson and John Taylor won on W12+3.
Championship nominations close this Saturday, January 4 for all grades. So if you want to put a team in now is the time. The draw will be done on Saturday arvo so you can see whom you will play.
First round of the fours to be played on or before February 9. You can arrange any game to be played, so be proactive and don't wait for the play-by dates.
Zone 4 singles and fours close on the January 19 so if you want to play in these events get your names in.
Next Saturday will be 43 degrees, so we might play a little bit later to avoid the heat. Contact the club for final details.
ELVIS is upon us again and we need help to erect the fence for the caravan park at the club on Sunday, February 5 in the morning. So if you are available contact the club. Many hands make lite work.
Australia day bowls will be January 25. There is $500 up for grabs, so get your team of triples organised for this great day.
The town bowling club and the Railway have successfully attained the state no two playoffs at the end of July.
This is a major event for both our clubs and all volunteers will be appreciated come the time. There will be 16 teams coming to Parkes to do battle for the number two flag.
Friday night raffles, happy hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm, raffles, members and jackpot draw will be on. Robyn's nest will be back serving their delicious meals as well.
Forbes dominated the first twin-towns veterans golf competition for 2020 when they took all major awards at their local course last Thursday. Despite the testing conditions, 22 players contested the event with Forbes president Peter Barnes winning the day with a solid 29 points for the 12 holes.
His round included an impressive birdie four on the par five seventh hole (the hardest on the course) which netted him four points. Runner-up was the consistent Alf Davies (Forbes) with 28 points, while John Whatmore (F) was the encouragement award winner.
Forbes players also won the nearest the pins with Garry Pymont taking the honours on the ninth hole and Alf Davies on the 18th.
The ball sweep went down to 23 points and winners included: 26 points - Michael Lynch (P); 25, Garry Pymont (F); 24, Ken Sanderson (F), Dale Stait (P), Graeme Cooke (P); 23: the Forbes trio of Barry Shine, Garry Collits and Ted Morgan.
The locals were also too strong in the Mick Miller shield, accounting for Parkes 152 points to 134. This Thursday Parkes will host its first vets competition for the new year - 9.30am registration for a 10am shot-gun start.
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