Parkes sporting news

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Parkes SSAA Smallbore and Sporting Clays


Last weekend saw 6 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting complex and shoot at ordinary targets at 25 and 50m for a maximum of 550 points.

Target Rifles - 25m - 50m - Total: David Wilson - 299 - 250 - 549; Brian Drabsch - 299 - 246 - 545; John Davis - 299 - 243 - 542; Brett Cowling - 298 - 241 - 539.

Field Rifles - John Smeaton - 292 - 233 - 525; Mike Dunn - 288 - 198 - 484,

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday 19/1/20 and will be an animal target at both ranges.

Sporting Clays

At last months shoot 10 shooters attended our xmas shoot and shot in a 80 target day with 2 events.

Event 1 - 60 target know rise using 6 auto clay throwers - Bryan Rickaby and David Penberthy 53 each, Brian Drabsch 52, Davis Wilson 51, David Tanks and Jeff Hall 50 each, Jeremy Duffy 48, Clinton Duffy and Mat Duffy 46 and Dan Morgan 40.

Event 2 - 20 target twin rise - Jeremy Duffy 19, David Tanks & Mat Duffy 18 each, Clinton Duffy 17, Bryan Rickaby 15, David Penberthy 14, Dan Morgan and Jeff Hall 13 each.

Our next shoot is at 1pm Saturday 18/1/20 and will be similar to the above.

Welcome to the Parkes Bowling and Sporting Club's centenary year of lawn bowls.

This will be an exciting year of bowls at all levels, from weekly social bowls right through to the pinnacle of a state pennant final.

If we all involve ourselves in as many of the activities as possible and volunteer freely and gladly, our club, your club, shall benefit, and shine.

Ladies bowls

Ladies, it's time to dust off those Blue Suede Aeros, shake out the new Moody Blue club shirt, pack that Good Luck Charm into the bowls bag and let your Burning Love for lawn bowls lead you to the Parkes BSC next Tuesday, 21 January for social bowls.

Don't be a Hard-headed Woman, it's time for A Little Less Conversation and a little more Bossa Nova Baby on the greens.

To play, call the club on Tuesday morning, 68621446, between 8.30am and 9am (EDST). Play begins at 9.30am.

For your urgent attention: District Pairs & Singles nominations must be done this week.

Forbes will host the Singles and Parkes, the Pairs - what an opportunity to launch our centenary celebrations.

All members please note: the new blue shirts, now our official uniform, will need to be ordered as soon as possible. Please see Brenda now, if not sooner.

Our second Tuesday, 28 January, there will be Trading Table, shared lunch and a special birthday celebration for Gwenda C. Naturally, all social members are very welcome.

Club championship singles nominations are also open January 28.

A big welcome to several new members who have decided It's Now or Never and joined up this year. Happy bowling.

If you have ever had Suspicious Minds about whether you would enjoy a game of bowls, new players are always welcome. Call Merilyn, 0408 616 423, or Lea, 0428 643 238, for a chat.

By Lea Orr

Railway bowls

Well Elvis has come and gone again with plenty of visitors to ourlittle club and town.

Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who did a magnificent job, from putting up and taking down the fence, booking in the caravans, cooking breakfasts, picking up glasses and generally making the weekend a huge success.

On Saturday 11/1/20 we had 16 players with quite a few visitors joining in.

Winners were Terry Hetherington and Nev Buckley W21+27, Nev must have played well.

Runners-up were George Greenhalgh and Margaret O'Connell W16+15.

Wednesday saw 18 bowlers on the top green for 3 games of triples.

Winners, Maria Willcockson, Bruce Jones and Wally Grant W 15+3.

Runners-up P Roberts, John Monti and Neil Stronach W13+5.

Margins 1,3,5 and marble 25 rolled out.

So next week's jackpot will be $264.

Allan Affleck won Stefan's hair cut.

Major fours to be played before 9/2/20.

All other games may be played by arrangement.

The Australia Day list is on the board.

Saturday 25/1/20 for a game of triples or singles entry.

Friday night raffles are back with members draw and the jackpot as well. Happy hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Robyn's Nest will be serving up their usual lovely meals. So get on down to the Railway and have a great time.

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