Around the Grounds: Bowls and shooting

BOWLS: Heather Harvey enjoyed a good day on the green at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club recently. Photo: Jenny Kingham

BOWLS: Heather Harvey enjoyed a good day on the green at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club recently. Photo: Jenny Kingham


Well this weekend saw many of our players go away to play in the zone pairs.

Only two won through with Greg Howlett & John Corcoran winning to go to the finals at the town club in the seniors grade.

Well done and congratulations to them.

With so many away there were only 12 on Saturday for social bowls. Winners were Tony Latter & John Chew winning 16+11.

Runners-up were Col Boehm & Chris Dunn W 15+4.

On Wednesday October 14, 22 players turned up on a beautiful day. Winners Greg Howlett & Allan Affleck W 19+17.

Runners-up Col Boehm & Terry Clothier W 16+19. Margins were 3,10,11,17,19 with marble 1 coming out next week's jackpot will be $55.

This Saturday will see the zone Triples played on the bottom green so if you want a game it will be on the top green which is running very nicely .

Social bowls will be held on Friday night ,names in by 6.00 for a 6.30 start.

Friday night is our Happy hour 5.00 to 7.00 pm . Robyn's Nest serving up lovely meals. Raffles , 14 meat trays to be won and Robyn's Nest $50 meal also. Members draw $350 and the joker draw $2050.

So for good bowls and awesome friendship come on down the Railway and have a great time .


Parkes SSAA Sporting Clays

At last month's shoot 6 shooters shot in an 80 target day with 2 events.

Event 1 - 60 target known rise using 6 auto clay throwers set at various angles/speeds & heights. Brian Drabsch 56, David Penbethy 53, John Patrick 52, David Tanks 50, Jeff Charlton 50, Neil Tanks 40.

Event 2 - 20 target twin rise. Brian Drabsch 18, David Tanks 15, David Penberthy 14, Jeff Charlton 13, John Patrick 12, Neil Tanks 5.

Our next shoot is at 1pm Saturday October 17 and will be similar to the above.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend saw 8 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting Complex and shoot at ordinary targets at both 25 & 50m for a collective score of 500 points.

Target Rifles - Brian Drabsch - 250 -248 -498, John Davis 250 -248 -498, Jeff Charlton 250 - 242 - 492, Steve Mitchell - 250 - 240 - 490, Brett Cowling 250 - 237 -487, David Shanks 231 - 216 - 447, David Wilson 250 for 25m only and then shot another target for practice only.

John Smeaton - 247 - 238 - 486 was the only person who shot a field rifle.

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday October 18.


Thirty ladies rocked up to play/mark/umpire our fancied sport on a perfect springtime morning.

The 1st round of the Minor Singles saw Carol Reed defeating Laurie Keane, 25-17, in a well-matched tussle, with the lead changing several times. A great match, gals!

Lynn Ryan, in her first-ever singles match, began strongly, leading by 11 at one stage.

However, the experienced Lorraine Baker eventually found her form, adding on the points to take this close match, 25-21.

Jan McPhee & Maureen Miller played a cracker of a match, the difference in scores being only 1 or 2 most of the time.

They both displayed maturity in their attack, with Jan emerging the victor, 25-20.

The next round will see Carol vs Jan next Tuesday, with the winner to play Lorraine in the final.

Fabulous bowling girls, friendly, top competition! Good luck as you move to the next level!

Social games kept the rest of us entertained and busy!

Chris Curteis scraped her way to a win in a game of Scroungers against Julie Green, Di Howell & Fran Dixon.

Merilyn Rodgers & Lea Orr played in non-competition mode, losing their pairs game against the in-form Wendy Hendry & Gwenda Carty, 24-15.

Both social triples games were written using the same script: almost identical final scores & the same game format.

Frances Charlton/Helen Heraghty/Joan Simpson led from the start to score a sound win over Valmai Westcott/Chris Cox/Maureen Baillie, 26-11. Likewise, Hilda McPherson/Kate Keogh/Heather Harvey stormed to a strong lead & won their match versus Margaret Hawken/Kay Craft/Betsy Johnstone, 25-11.

Carol & her marker, Kim, were all smiles winning the card draw; and Gwenda, Di & Helen happily accepted 100 club cash!

Any old bowls uniforms you have in the cupboard taking up space (& waiting for you to grow into them again!) will be gladly accepted by the committee to be sent to people less fortunate than us.

Please bring items along next Tuesday. Place them in your car now, so you don't forget!

A reminder, your membership fees are due by the end of the month. $89 Pens, $109 Full, payable at the bar, cards accepted.

Nominations for Minor Pairs are now open. Grab yourself a partner for this comp; noms close Nov 3.

Our President's Day Mini Carnival is coming up soon, October 27. Mufti dress that is Bright & Bizarre please!

Players are to nominate by next Tuesday, 20th. Green fees of $10, with play (3-bowls pairs) to begin at 9.30 sharp (Enjoy morning tea from 8.30, be there by 9.15am latest).

There will be a Dev's Kitchen 2-course luncheon, costing $20, & competitions & giveaways Non-players are welcome to join in the fun on this special day!

More special dates:

- The weekend of November 14 and 15: Will be a special time and will see an overload of bowling to celebrate our Club's 100th anniversary.

Sensational spectator bowls on the Saturday as our men contend with invited teams from near and far.

- Bowls for everyone: Sunday10am and/or 12.30pm. Nominate on the day. All bowlers invited.

- Our casual & friendly Twilight Bowls: Competition has begun on Thursday nights. Why not make up a team of 3 and join in the fun? 6.30 - 8.30pm play. $10 pp.

Sausage sizzle, 100 club, winners' draw. You can even play barefoot!

- Next Tuesday, October 20: There will be a trading table (goods to value of $10 please) and birthday cakes, all welcome.

To play social bowls, call Maree, 68621446, between 8.30 - 9am, with play to begin at 9.30am.