Zone 4 Pennants 2020: The Pennants season will get underway next weekend and, in a break with tradition, teams will play on Saturday and Sunday. The Grade 2 side will be at home on both days playing West Dubbo on Saturday and Dubbo Macquarie on Sunday.
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Grade 5 will travel to Condobolin on Saturday and to Molong on Sunday while Grade 7 will also travel to Condobolin on Saturday but will be at home on Sunday against Forbes. Best of luck to all the teams heres hoping we can get the season off to a good start.
Major Singles: Two first round matches were played during the last week. Gary McPhee won two of the first three ends to lead Greg Huggins 3-1 but from there on scores were very close. It wasnt until the thirty-third end that Gary held the lead again, scoring three shots on that end to lead 25-24. The scores were level after Greg scored a single on the next end but Gary then controlled the match and ran out the winner, 31-25, after the thirty-seventh end.
In his match against Graham Barby, Martin Tighe scored five shots on the first two ends and was never headed, winning 31-18 after twenty-seven ends.
Major Fours: Two First round and one second round match were played during the week. Results were:
First round: Gary McPhee, Col Mudie, Brian Townsend and Col Hayward 24 Brett frame, Tom Casey, Bob Freeman and Rob Irving 13. John Davies, Peter McPhee, Steve Ryan and Graham Barby 22 Guy Ellery, Steve Turner, John Wright and Wilbur Harris 12
Second Round: Mark Dwyer, Dave Johnson, Greg Townsend and Ton Furey 30 Gary McPhee, Col Mudie, Brian Townsend and Col Hayward 9
Thursday February: Twenty bowlers turned out to join the four players involved in the Major Singles matches.
In a fairly high scoring match (only four of the ends were won by a single shot) Col Hayward and Graham Dixon just proved too strong for Arthur Corbett and Brian Townsend, 26-22.
Tom Furey and Col Miller had a win against Steve Ryan and Trevor Harvey, 27-21.
John Ward and Bob Freeman had the better of Ron Hornery and John Watson, 20-14.
John Dunn and Col Woods had a comfortable win against Geoff Freeman and Graham Hunter and Col Mudie and Ian Simpson were too good for John Carr and John Wright.
The Lucky Rink was No. 14, but it wasn't so lucky for Col Miller who could not bring up the No. 7 to win the $160 prize.
Saturday February 22: On another great day for bowls it was good to see twenty-four players join the eight involved in a Major Fours match to fill the green again. Results were:
George Boatswain and Maureen Baillie 23 Trevor and Heather Harvey 16
Rhona Went and John Wright 21 Martin Tighe and Maureen Miller 14
John Ward and Greg Huggins 23 Ron Hornery and Bruce Orr 14
John Davies and John Dunn 27 Steve Turner and Gordon Dickson 12
Geoff Freeman and Col Woods 25 Joanne Simpson and Rob Irving 10
Col Miller and Mike Simpson too many John Carr and Bob Freeman not enough
The Lucky Rink was Rink 14 but Joanne had no lucky bringing up the No. 7 to win the prize.
Twilight Bowls: It was good to welcome back the Three Amigos and to welcome two new sides, The A Team and the Krack-a- Jack. Three Amigos started well against Central West Glass and but with one end to play Central West Glass scored three shots to take the lead 12 11. Not to be outdone the Amigos scored three shots on the final end to run out winners 14-12.
In another close game Loopy Loppers Two lead 10 8 but, on the final two ends, the A Team scored four shots to claim the match 12-10. Other results were:
Rebelle 17 Bowl Bros. 13
Loopy Loppers One 15 Krack-a-Jack 10
Casey Surveying 12 Golden Girls 8
We would like to see more of our regulars coming back and all new players will be welcome all you need are flat soled shoes or you can play barefoot all equipment is provided. The cost is $10 per player (which includes a BBQ supper) with three players per team. Come along with a couple of mates or on your own and we will do our best to fit you into a team. Be at the Club on Thursday evening by 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
General: The Badge draw was not won last week and this Friday it will be worth $1500. As usual it will be drawn on Friday night after the raffle.
Warriors defeated Twist Tops 6-1 with players player going to Lee Davis for Warriors and Bob Green for Twist Tops. High scores were Ray James Jnr 100. Dale Davis 100. Scott Jacka 2x 140. Robert Wales 100.
Top Flights defeated Royal Chicks 7-0 with players player going to Mick Herft for Top Flights and Paul Lucas for Royal Chicks. High scores were Hans Christensen 140, 121, 100. Mick Herft 132, 112, 100. Geoff Nolan 121. Dave Rogan 3x 100. Keith Rogan 3x 100.
Budgies defeated Strikers 5-2 with players player going Simon Scott for Budgies and Teona Wakefield for Strikers.
Royal 1 defeated Lady Bugz 6-1 with players player going to Josh Townsend for Royal 1 and Narelle Heffernan for Lady Bugz. High scores were Josh Townsend 2x 140, 132, 125, 100. Doug Miller 104, 100. John Townsend 3x 100. Darrell Bailey 2x 100.
This Wednesdays draw:
Parkes golfer Rob Lea was a comfortable winner of the weekly twin-towns veterans golf competition played at Forbes last Thursday. Despite a miss and a one-pointer on his score card, Lea compiled 28 points for the 12 holes to win by two from another Parkes player, Nim Dzuiba (26 points).
However the form shown by Lea and Dziuba was not enough for Parkes to clinch victory in the Mick Miller shield, with Forbes taking the honours by a point, 144 points to 143.
The ball sweep went down to 23 points with Forbes dominating on 24 points via Brian Clarke, John Smith, Peter Grayson, Ted Morgan, Ralph Baker and Ken Sly, while 23 points recipients included Peter Barnes, Barry Parker, Garry Pymont and Barry Shine (Forbes) and the Parkes trio of Sunna Bell, John Pearce and Roy Bell.
Nearest the Pins: ninth A grade Sunna Bell (P), B grade Tom Delmenico (P); while the Forbes pair of Garry Collits and Garry Pymont won the A and B grade respectively on the 18th. The encouragement award went to Tom Edols (Forbes) who made a welcome return to the vets.
This Thursday Forbes will host the Lachlan Valley Veterans monthly 18 holes competition. Nominations from 9.30 with a 10am start. Prior to the event the Lachlan Valley AGM will be held.
Ricky Blewitt produced a daring ride on Waldo Waldorf to win the $8,000 Royal Hotel Condobolin Picnic Cup over 1400 metres on Saturday. Narromine based Blewitt circled the field on Waldo Waldorf at the 700 metres mark to take the lead from Southern Gamble and Drummed Out and thereafter maintained a handy advantage to the finish.
Placed third in the recent Bedgerabong Picnic Cup behind Hokkaido and Mango Liston, the Darryl Rolfe, Canberra trained Waldo Waldorf started at $11 in the Cup at Condobolin and won by four lengths from Lulu's Destiny ( Brent Evans,$4 ) and Drummed Out ( Maddison Wright,$2.80 favourite ).
The other five races at Condobolin were all won by favourites, starting with Admit One in the 1000 metres Vella Stock Feeds Maiden Plate.
Trained at Nyngan by Rodney Robb for former champion jockey Malcolm Johnston, Admit One ( Maddison Wright,$1.90 ) shared the lead then raced clear to beat Delago Express ( Julia Presits, $3.50 ) and Rainbows Night ( Brent Evans, $7 ).
Broo Boss ( $1.80. to $1.50 favourite ), the second leg of a Robb and Wright double set the pace when winning the Condobolin Milling-Talisman Class 2 Trophy Handicap ( 1700 metres ) by over ten lengths from She's Reliable ( Michael Wade, $15 ) and French Fry ( Julia Presits, $21 ).
Coming off a winning double at Bedgerabong with Hokkaido and Nicksy Boy, Parkes trainer Sharon Jeffries won the KMWL & Co. -Ross Berry and Rob Staniforth Memorial Handicap ( 1000 metres ) with Maria Elisa ( Brent Evans, $2.70 to $2.50 fav.) which established a big lead and was eased down to score by over five lengths from Messy Miss ( Maddison Wright, $4 ) and Another Plan ( Ricky Blewitt, $4.40;).
A big group of owners from Lake Cargelligo are keen punters and they celebrated when their horse On A Promise ( $2.40 fav.), trained by Rodney Robb and ridden by Brent Evans after racing outside the leader had a close win over the strong finishing Purest ( Julia Presits, $15 ) and joint leader Star Express ( Maddison Wright,$3.20 ) in the 1400 metres Chamens Supa IGA Class 3 Trophy Handicap.
The Mark Schmetzer, Scone trained Military Bay ( Ashley Boyd, $2 fav.) completed a Bedgerabong and Condobolin winning double when leading throughout to defeat Sikum ( Brent Evans, $4 ) and Madam Ruby ( Ricky Blewitt, $12 ) in the 1100 metres Forbes Livestock-OConners Class 1 Trophy Handicap. Condobolin attracted a big crowd for the annual Picnic Meeting. The $150,000 Country Championship Qualifier to feature at Mudgee on Sunday followed by Cowra on Monday.
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