Results from the Parkes bowling greens

ROCKING AND ROLLING: John Carr sends one down at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club. It has been glorious weather for all our bowlers in Parkes of late. Photo: JENNY KINGHAM.
ROCKING AND ROLLING: John Carr sends one down at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club. It has been glorious weather for all our bowlers in Parkes of late. Photo: JENNY KINGHAM.

Women's bowls

The gardens and surrounds are an absolute picture at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club - even Prime Television thought so!

Well done to our gardeners with green thumbs, you should come on down and check out the colour.

Groundsman Greg had a busy morning - we're always grateful to Ground Control.

Maureen was just as busy behind the bar. Thanks, dear lady!

Round 2 of the Minor Championship Singles filled half the rinks.

Winners through to the next round, to be played on or before November 16, are:

  • Maureen Miller (defeated Fran Dixon)
  • Lynn Ryan (defeated Carol Reed)
  • Heather Harvey (defeated Kay Craft)
  • Lorraine Baker (defeated Julie Green)

Some excellent bowls played, and all in the spirit of the game, well done to all eight ladies.

Thanks to the markers and umpire Liz.

In social games, Hilda McPherson/Maria Willcockson/Gwenda Carty proved too strong for Valmai Westcott/Kate Keogh/Lea Orr, no excuses made!

Anne Wright/Kim Evans, sharing the lead spot, with Betsy Johnstone and Brenda Davies were slow out of the gates, giving Eileen Bradley/Chris Cox/Marja Iffland too great a lead to peg back, but try they did.

Similarly, Chris Curteis/Vi West/Rhona Went opened up a double figure lead against Beth Thomas/Jan McPhee/Helen Heraghty, stayed ahead, but won by just three points at the bell.

The cards draw lucky winners were Hilda, Maria and Gwenda.

Robyn Morgan is the lucky winner of the 'membership refund' draw.

Heather, Lea, Hilda and Brenda were all smiles after the 100's club draw.

Melbourne Cup is almost here!

Next Tuesday, November 2, will be a day of casual bowls and serious bets.

All are welcome to put your name down at the bar (before this Saturday) for mixed bowls, mufti dress, Dev's kitchen lunch, sweeps and a great time! $15 entry.

Thank you to Maree Grant Photography for sponsoring this day.

A week later, November 9, our Spring Gala Day of social bowls is programmed.

A picnic-style lunch (please check out the food list of what to contribute) and 'spring' mufti dress - should be a fabulous and colourful day.

A reminder that Thursday night Twilight Bowls has commenced for teams of 3, though single bowlers will be catered for, 6.15 - 6.30 pm. All welcome.

This Friday night: Mega meat raffle, membership draw (over $3000), Dev's kitchen bistro.

Social roster: Heather Harvey

Lea Orr


Railway Diggers

Sixteen players took the field for Wednesdays chicken run.

Winners were Pig Phillips and Dan Rochfert W18+11, while the runners up were Peter White and Rose W15+10.

Margins were 2, 6, 10 and 11. Marble 17 rolled out so next week's jackpot will be $135.

On Saturday we had 24 players and a Minor Pairs game and a Minor Singles game.

Winners of the social games were Kevin Hynds, Lea Tanks and Phil Barnard W16+15, with the runners up Tony Bright, Peter White and Jake Hodge W15+24.

In the Minor Pairs game, Steve Torrens and Trisha Allen took on Allan Curteis and Wally Grant.

Well Wally and Allan lead all the way, except for the last end, which Steve and Trisha got a five to win the match 22/20.

In the Minor Singles, new player Aaron Thorne went up against Neil Stronach.

Aaron played very well for his first year but the experience of Neil got him home, winning 31/15.

On Sunday, there was a game of triples and a game of Minor Singles.

In the Singles, with a large crowd in attendance, Paul Kirwan versed Shane Hodge.

After Paul's great win last week to take out the Major singles, he would be considered the favorite.

Well that didn't faze Shane as he took the lead and never gave it back.

Paul made a comeback but it was too late, with Shane winning 31/24.

In the Triples, Ben McNaughton, Juicy Daley and Phil Barnard took on Terry Hetherington, Allan Curteis and Gene Rapp.

It was great game to watch, but Ben winning eight of the first eleven ends set him up to win 21/13.

The Champagne Triples are this weekend, so if you haven't got your team in soon it will be too late as the draw has to be done.

There won't be any social bowls this weekend.

The bottom green will be taken out mid November, so if you haven't played your Championship games by then they will have to done on the top green.

Friday night happy hour is from 5 to 7pm, there will be Meat raffles, $200 Members draw and $1550 Joker Draw and Robyns Nest will be serving her Meals.

Mick Furney

Parkes Bowling and Sports Club

Mixed Pairs Championship

During the last week six games of Mixed Pairs have been played with mixed results.

The winners of this event for the last two years, Tom Furey and Maree Grant, were hot favourites in their match against Jo and Mick Simpson (the Parkes Champion Post's very own!), who were playing in their first competitive match together.

The 'favourites' shot out of the starting gate scoring five shots on the first end but after seven ends the 'underdogs' were leading 15-5.

With two ends to play scores were locked at 21-all and over the last two ends the 'favourites' scored two shots to win the match 25-21.

Congratulations to Jo and Mick on putting on a great show and good luck to Tom and Maree in later rounds.

In other matches:

Gwenda Carty and Col Hayward had a narrow win against Brenda and John Davies, 18-15.

By the same margin, Lorraine Baker and Dave Johnson had a win over Joan Simpson and Greg Huggins, 25-22.

Betsy Johnson and John Wright (23) defeated Heather and Trevor Harvey (16) and in the second round they also had a win against Eileen Bradley and Gary McPhee, 29-11.

Elaine Miller and Steve Turner had a convincing win against Maureen Baillee and George Boatswain.

Handicap Pairs

Ron Hornery and Col Miller were too consistent in their 26-18 win over George Bradley and John Watson.

Well done bowlers!