What a weekend at the Parkes Railway Bowling Club’s annual Champagne Triples Tournament, with teams from all over the state and $10,000 on offer the bowls were the focus of the weekend.
The winners were the legend Bob Hamilton from Orange City, teamed up with the gun father and son combination from Grenfell Barry and Blake Bradtke. They won all 5 games with a whopping margin of 79 shots.
Runners Up for the weekend were another gun father and son combination, Cooper and Flippy Fliedner from Manildra along with the ever consistent Tony Bennett, also from Manildra. They won all their games with a total margin of 58 shots.
Third place was the powerful Warren Towney’s team from Dubbo, Warren teamed up with Greg McEwen and Alan Tighe Junior. These boys put 5 wins together with a margin of 46 shots.
Fourth place went to another strong Grenfell team in Stevie Galvin, Gavin Johnson and Andrew Armstrong who had 4 wins and a draw with a margin of 42 shots.
Round winners were:
• Round 1 Lurlene Hanna, Jake Hodge and Joey Van Opynen.
• Round 2 Dave Johnson, Juicy Daley and Peter Creith.
• Round 3 Mick Simpson, Nathan Reynolds and Dave Reilly.
• Round 4 Wally Grant, Tony Latter and Greg Howlett.
• Round 5 Paul Lewin, Nathan Collis and Blake Strudwick.
The highest finishing local team went to the Railways own Wally Grant, Tony Latter and Greg Howlett who finished a strong 5th with 4 wins and a narrow loss and a margin of 35 shots.
The Match Committee would really like to thank the Board of Directors for their continued support, we would also like to thank each and every person that took time out of their weekend to lend a hand. It’s amazing and makes us so proud to see so many people helping. We would like to thank the green staff, bar staff and bistro staff for their amazing efforts. Everything went so smoothly. We would also like to thank the Town Club for their help over the weekend, so thank you all.
In the Major Singles Paul Kirwan played Wally Grant. Paul picked up a 2 on the first end, Wally a single on the second end. Paul then put 4 solid ends together and after 6 ends Paul leads 12-1. Wally wasn’t done though and picked up a 2 before dropping a single. Wally then went on to put a couple of ends together with a 3 and a 4, to cut the lead back to 13-10 after 10. Paul got in a single then Wally got 2 singles and a 2 and it was 14 all after 14. Paul put a stop to Wally’s run with a 3, a 4 and a 2 taking it to 23-14. Wally scrambled with a 3 on the next end but Paul closed out the game with a 2 on the next end and it finished 25-17.
Another great week of bowls was hosted at the Parkes Bowling & Sports Club. On Monday the 2nd of October we had two Major Singles. In the first of the Major Singles games Baldy Frame was the hot favourite and he took on Wilbur Harris. Wilbur won 5 of the first 7 ends to take the lead 8 to 2 and by the 13 end still had the lead 12 to 8. Baldy started to get his shots going to take the lead, winning the next 5 ends to go to the lead 16 to 13. In the next two ends Baldy put down consistent bowls to gain a 4 in each to take the game away from Wilbur. Wilbur won the next end but Baldy won the next end to take the game 25 to 14. Marker for this game was Bernie Mitchell thanks Bernie.
The second Major Singles game was between Nathan Reynolds and Peter McPhee. Nathan got off to a great start and by the 11th end was leading 13 to 5. Peter started to hit form with some great bowling to level the game in the 19th end 19 all. The game remained tight and was then 22 all.
Nathan in the next end managed to gain a 3 to win the game 25 to 22. Great bowls by both players made this game an enjoyable one to watch. Marker was Eddie McPhee thanks Eddie. Please remember that it is COMPULSORY to wear shin pads covered in long socks to take the field also only wear runners or futsal boots.
By Col Miller
16 bowlers played Social Bowls Wednesday 20th September in the beautiful spring sun. Winners were Blake Strudwick and Alan Affleck winning 19+28. Runners Up were Chris Dunn and Bruce Jones winning 16+4. Marble 28 came out and the Margins were 4, 5, 7 and 28. Saturday 23rd September we had 20 players for Social Bowls. Winners were Dave Johnson and John Chew winning 20+28. Runners Up were Mick Furney and Mick Dunn winning 19+20.
The Clubs senior triples team headed to Condobolin last weekend and came away with a sectional final win. They now head to the Railway Bowling Club this Saturday 23rd September to kick off at 10am in the zone final against the Mudgee sectional final winning side of Orange City trio Greg Campbell, Bernie Diduszko and Bob Hamilton. It should be a cracker of a game with both these sides playing each other last year where the Pirates came out on top. Hopefully we can do well again this year in what will be a very tough game to gain the chance to head to the State Championships which will be contested in Dubbo next year.
Head down to the Railway Diggers if you can to support the Pirates next Saturday.
Nominations are now open for the Thursday evening twilight Power Play Pairs event starting on 19th October at 6pm. All information is on the board or speak to Lewi and we will get you sorted. Everyone is welcome and this is a great way to try bowls. Loan bowls are available at the club.
Sixteen Bowlers enjoyed a hailstorm break between ends at Social Bowls on Wednesday 30th August. Winners were Michael Hackett and Wally Grant winning 18+16. Runners Up were Paul Kirwan and Helen Clark winning 17+9. Marble 4 came out and the Margins were 5, 8, 9 and 16.
Sixteen bowlers also turned up on Saturday 2nd September. Winners were Alan Affleck and Pig Phillips winning 14+5. Runners Up were Robert Lacey and Pauline Currey winning 13+8.
Head to the Club on Friday 8th September for happy hour 5-7pm, meat tray raffles, badge draw, joker draw and bistro meals avaliable.
Phil Barnard and Paul Lewin went to Wollongong last week representing our club in the State Reserve Pairs. They both played well with two wins from three games in their section but wasn’t quite enough to get them through to the finals. We are proud of their achievements and representation of the club.
MENS DIVISIONAL PENNANTS
Start this weekend 5th/6th August with all three teams at home for rounds one and two. Names need to be in by 12:30pm and everyone is welcome to have a roll – loan bowls are available. Head down and watch some quality bowls and show your support.
The Central Western District Women’s Bowling Association celebrated their 70th anniversary, with 18 ends of Triples Bowls and a special luncheon at the Canowindra Bowling Club on Tuesday, 18th July.
Both events of the day were attended by official guests including Sandra Jowett, Director of Bowls NSW, Roger Traves, President of the Canowindra Club, and A. Whyburn, President of the Canowindra Men’s Bowling Association. The history of the Central Western Women’s Bowling Association from 1953 until 2023 was presented to the visitors in addition to the cake cutting.
The Central Western District Women’s Bowling Association held its first official meeting on 9th October 1953, which was attended by Canowindra, Eugowra, Forbes, and Parkes clubs, with Cudal an apology for the first event. Gwynn Rice was appointed the first President at that meeting. The association started playing Pennants a month later.
In 1955, the assocaition elected a President, three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer, along with three delegates to represent each of the Clubs. Cudal and Manildra merged in 1957, followed by the Forbes, Parkes and Parkes Railway Clubs in 1958. Woodstock joined the association in 1959. In 1970, Gooloogong joined, bringing the District’s total number of Clubs to 12.
One of the favourite competitions held for the association is the Taber Shield. An inter -district competition that is contested annually in early September in Stella Taber’shonor. Stella Taber served as District President from 1956 to 1963 and again from1964 to 1967.
The District currently has nine Clubs: Cowra, Canowindra, Forbes, Parkes, Manildra, Molong, Millthorpe, Orange City, and Orange Ex-Services.
The Central Western Districts Women’s Bowling association is a very important part of our community, and we wish them great success for a further 70 years.
• Spacecats lost to Lithgow 22 – 12
• U18s lost to Lithgow 19 – 18
• Reserve Grade won 16 – 6
• First Grade won 42-6
Lachlan U/12, 14, 16s Girls play as follows this weekend – FNSW Country Cup: Tell all your family and friends and lets get a Huge crowd to the fields this weekend.
• U/12s: Friday 4pm v Dubbo, Saturday 1pm v Albury, 3pm v Eurobodalla. Sunday 9am v Bathurst, 11am v Southern Tablelands, 1pm v Orange.
• U/14s: Saturday 10.30am v Griffith, 1.30pm v Southern Tablelands, 4pm v Albury. Sunday 10.30am v Bathurst, 1.30pm v Orange.
• U/16s: Saturday 9am v Griffith, 12pm v Dubbo, 2.45pm v Albury. Sunday 9am v Bathurst, 12pm v Eurobodalla.
Cooler weather saw the number of golfers reduced to around 50 players for the monthly medal. With Telescope Tyres and batteries and Goose Sports as sponsors on the day.
Medal Winners, Rob Hey A grade, Peter Amor B grade, and Sam Standen, C grade.
Full results can be found on the Parkes Golf Club website. You need to log in to ‘book a game’, go to the date, then click on the result”. Gross/nett/grades are all listed.
A reminder to all bowlers that the hoodie order form has been posted on the mens notice board and also in the ladies bowls room. Men please note that all your hoodies require the pirate logo on the back as per bowls NSW dress rules and lady bowls members do not. Both men and lady bowlers have the choice of front zipper or no zipper. Orders close on 27th July.
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