On Thursday afternoon in hot temperatures 20 members attended social bowls with the following results:
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On rink 9 in a game of triples which went down to the wire necessitating an extra end, the trio of John Watson, Allan Affleck and John Ward scored 18 shots to the trio of John Carr, Bob Freeman and Marty Tighe's 17 shots.
Throughout the whole 21 ends the biggest margin between the two teams was only three shots, but on the extra end Team Ward did just enough to score that extra shot for the win.
On rink 10 in a game of pairs Ray Jones and Joe Davies 27 shots showed a clean pair of heels to easily defeat Ron Hornery and Col Hayward 15 shots. Team Davies combined well and scored a couple of 4's and 3's on their way to victory.
On rink 11 in another game of pairs Greg Huggins and Rob Irving 22 shots ran away with their game against the pairing of Colin Woods and Ian (simo) Simpson 12 shots.
There were really no big scoring ends in this game but Team Irving scored consistently through the 21 ends to win 14 of those ends to Team Simpson's seven ends.
In the other game of triples which was played on rink 12 the team of Jim Blake, Colin Miller and Gary McPhee came up against the determined trio of Gordon Dickson, (new bowls) Tony Riordan and Colin Mudie.
Team McPhee was slow out of the gate and by the eighth end were four shots behind but then come alive to start making a run.
The turning point was on the 17th end when Team McPhee scored a significant 5 to make the score 13 shots to 16 and then scoring on the three last ends to make it a 17-all draw.
On Thursday night once again the twilight bowlers came out for some bowls, beers and a fair slice of frivolity with the following results:
On rink 1 Wewreckem did a smashing job on the Bugmen 1 side by scoring a big 6 on the 6th end to run out convincing winners 18 shots to Bugmens' four shots.
On rink 2 TGT 17 shots had a safe win against Loopy 1, eight shots. In their run to the finish TGT scored a 4, 5, 3 and a 2 on 4 of their ends.
On rink 3 Dave Johnsons' Bowl Bros 11 shots just scraped home against an unlucky Bugman 2 side 10 shots.
On rink 4 Loopy Lopper 2 came up against the Golden Girls and came home with a 21 shots to 17 shots win. The Golden Girls scored a 5 and a 4 but this was still not enough to obtain the win as the Loopies showed more consistency.
On rink 5 Rats 15 shots with three 3-shot ends came away with a 15 shots to seven shots win against Rebelle.
In the final game of the night Short One End 10 shots just went down to the apply named "A" Team on this occasion who scored 12 shots. Once again a close game but they did enough to come away with the win.
On Friday afternoon in a late start to dodge the heat, and in front of a Friday night crowd, the the team of Brian Townsend, Steve Turner and Wilbur Harris, who would probably have been considered favourites in this game, came up against the team of Marty Tighe, Bernie Mitchell and John Ward in the Minor Triples semi.
Right up to the 19th end this game was tight with Team Ward holding a slender one shot lead.
Team Ward showed better skill under pressure to run away with the game with 27 shots to Team Harris' 22 shots.
Marty Tighe had a blinder and bowled very well.
On Saturday morning the Major Triples final was played with the team of Tom Casey, Greg Townsend and Mick Went playing against the team of Rob Irving, Marty Tighe and Gary McPhee.
Team McPhee shot out of the gates with a 4 on the first end. Team Went hit straight back with a 3 on the second and third ends.
By the 10th end Team Wents' dominance was beginning to emerge for Team McPhee when they trailed by 15 shots to 8.
In a few ends where team McPhee was holding shot, Mick Wents' vast experience came into play when he converted the end and drew the shot.
By the 19th end Team Went had a comfortable lead at 24 shots to 14 shots and went on to record a convincing score to win easily.
All bowlers are reminded the presentation is before the meat raffle on Friday, December 18. While the committee realises that because the season has been compacted owing to covid, it would be appreciated if you can have all games completed on or before this date.
If you are unavailable please arrange a sub, otherwise the match committee will have no choice but to forfeit your team.
Local Graham Newport compiled 29 points over 12 holes to be a comfortable winner at last week's veterans golf competition played at Forbes.
In a small field of 24 players, Newport had two points to spare over runner-up Laurence O'Connor who survived a countback over another Forbes player, Ken Sanderson.
Parkes only had six players attend the day and as such conceded the Mick Miller Shield points to Forbes 154 to 134.
Forbes also dominated the nearest the pins with Gary Pymont and Graham Newport taking the A and B grade respectively on the ninth hole.
Peter Barnes and Niel Duncan took the honors on the 18th.
The ball sweep went down to 24 points with the following players winning a ball - Ken Sanderson (27) and Alf Davies, Allan Rees and Nim Dziuba (Parkes) all 24 points.
Forbes' Ted Morgan won the encouragement award.
Parkes will host this week's event.
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