Parkes sporting news | Parkes to be hosing state pennants events

Railway Bowls

Hello Bowlers, well we tried to outsmart the weather by playing bowls at 6.30pm but it was still very hot. We managed to have eight players for two games of pairs. Winners were Geoff Leonard and Lea Tanks W 16+18, runners up Mick Furney and Dave Willcockson W 14+12. Thank you to all the volunteers who turned up and erected the fence around the club for Elvis caravan park, much appreciated.

Wednesday bowls results. There were ten players with Col Boehm, Allan Curteis and Allan Affleck winning 13+7. Runners up Gene Rapp and John Monti W12+3.Margins were 3 and 7 with marble 15 out of the barrel. The first round of the fours to be played by February 9. All other games can be played by agreement so be proactive and get in and organise your games. Don't wait till its too late and you might need to get a sub or forfeit.

Zone 4 singles and fours close by January 19. Fours played on 1/2/20 and the singles on February 15. ELVIS is in the town and we have Elvis barefoot bowls on Sunday. Names in by 8.30am for a 9am start.

There won't be the usual Friday night raffle as Elvis is here, but Robyn's nest is open along with all the music. Check Elvis guides to see who is playing. Saturday is normal social bowls, names by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Any Visitors wanting a game get your names in.

Get On Board: The Railway Diggers club and the Parkes Bowling and Sports club will be calling upon our members to offer up their time and resources in preparation for that weekend in July.

Get On Board: The Railway Diggers club and the Parkes Bowling and Sports club will be calling upon our members to offer up their time and resources in preparation for that weekend in July.

Parkes Bowls

Bowls NSW has accepted the joint bid of the Parkes Railway Diggers Club and the Parkes Bowling and Sports club to host a state pennants final from July 23-26, 2020. They have rewarded us with Grade 2. They have shown incredible faith in our clubs and our town in doing this. Our bid was centred around the 100 year, Centenary celebration of our club and equally importantly, the celebration of our sport in Parkes.

Now comes the challenge, to put on a weekend celebration of bowls that encourages those in charge to send these events to our Zone more often. The Railway Diggers club and the Parkes Bowling and Sports club will in the months ahead be calling upon our members to offer up their time and resources in preparation for that weekend in July.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw ten shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at ordinary targets at 25 meters and foxes at 50 meters for a maximum of 550.25 points.

Target Rifles

  • David Wilson 250, 250.25, 500.25
  • Brian Drabsch 250,250.23, 500.23
  • Terry Townsend 250, 250.18, 500.18
  • John Townsend 250, 250.18, 500.18

Field Rifles

  • Brett Cowling 250, 250.16, 500.16
  • John Smeaton 250, 249.15, 499.15
  • Ron Cunningham 250, 245.18, 495.18

Three shots for practice only. The figure given after the decimal point is the number of the central bullseyes shot. Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, January 12 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges. Although it was very hot the four ceiling fans made it more comfortable for everyone. Shooters are reminded if they rely on the SSAA to hold a license, they have until March 31 to get their required shoots in. Please don't leave it to the last month like the years.