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The winners of the Forbes Minor Fours Bowls were Peter Mackay, John Williams, Ray Dunstan and Rob Priest.Men’s bowls With Rob Priest
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The winners of the Forbes Minor Fours Bowls were Peter Mackay, John Williams, Ray Dunstan and Rob Priest.

And the runners-up were Bobby Grant, Grant Lambert, Wayne Burton and Allan Hilder.

It had stormed the night before, washed out the Friday night bowlers but by Saturday morning the weather had cleared and the greens ready to play.

So too were the eight finalists in the Minor Fours. Peter Mackay’s team started with some solid scores, building a little lead. Then Wayne Burton with the shot of the day took his team from one down to seven up.

That evened the scores so the work continued and each team picked up a point or two each end. Going into the last end Peter’s team was eight ahead and held on long enough to take the match by 27:18.

It was the first competition win for consistent Ray Dunstan (The Man of the Match) and Rob Priest. The crowd of spectators and supporters were on the edge of their seats by the end of the match.

Congratulations to Wayne, Grant, Bobby and Allan as runners-up of the Minor Fours. They also played well but were out done on the day by a lucky team. Thanks gents for an enjoyable match and thanks to all players who entered the Fours Comp.

Sunday morning bowls by Ron Goodger:

On Sunday morning the conditions were still very pleasant and ideal for thirty nine players to enjoy the morning’s bowls. The winners were experienced bowler of Peter “Sid” Walker and visitor Brian McInerney who defeated Tim Mail and Barry Anderson.

The runners-up were Alison Cutcliffe and Russell Hodge who played Brian Jolliffe and John Baass. Tara Lee Shaw and Scott Andrews defeated Dinah Shaw and Clive Herbert. Pam Stevens and Cliff Nelson were happy with a win from Pat Hodson and Col Breaden. Don Hodson and Kerry Smith finished in front of Ange Merritt and John Lasker.

Kelly Stringer and Alan Smith defeated Cassie Merritt and John Bentick. In a triples game Rod Howarth, John Williams and Scott McKellar accounted for Paul Baker, Geoff Brown and Allan Hilder.

Conditions were so good that we had eight bowlers with resting touchers. They were Peter Corliss, Brian Jolliffe, Glen Kearney, Kelly Stringer, Cassie Merritt, Rod Howarth, Gunna Williams and Col Breaden.

The Bentick event is progressing well. The draw is on the board so have a look and arrange your game with a marker at any time to suit you. So far; Lyall Strudwick defeated Lindy Cannon, Bob McGinty defeated Peter Corliss and Cliff Nelson defeated Paul Baker.

Next week is the final round of the Merritt Memorial and Kate is organising a snack for the bowlers and supporters. The following week is the first of the three week Gunn event. Anyone with tickets for the Melbourne Cup Raffle, please have them in by Tuesday morning. The raffle will be drawn after the Melbourne Cup has been run.

Wednesday at One:We had a fantastic turn up last Wednesday. There were sixteen competent bowlers doing battle.

Alf Davies and Rob Priest had a lucky day with a 26:11 win from Gunna Williams and Scott McKellar. Don Hodson and Bill O’Connell picked up an 18:13 win from Peter Hocking and John Gorton.

Ray Dunstan and Peter Greenhalgh had a well deserved 24:13 win from Barry Wright and Trevor Curry.

Finally Peter Mackay and Col Breaden were too strong for Ernie Egan and Cliff Nelson. Cliffy said that Col should be handicapped if he has to play him again!

Well done gents but don’t forget to invite another prospective player for next Wednesday. That’s why we play Wednesdays; to bring some new players into the club.

Thursday afternoon:There were some big scores last Thursday but Rooster has suggested that this week we don’t record the scores!

Ron Symons and J Gilson gave Rooster and Cliffy Nelson a free bowls lesson. Clive Herbert and Al Phillips were in front all the way from the first to the 24th end and finished in front of John Baass and Darryl Griffiths.

Grant Lambert and Don Drabsch played well and finished ahead of Scott Andrews and Harvey Elliott after a very enjoyable game.

Peter Tisdell and Allan Hilder finished in front of Viv Russell and Peter Greenhalgh after a strong second half. Alf Davies and Graham West started well and built up a solid point score in the centre.

The late rush of Elwyn Pavey and Lyall Strudwick was too little too late to catch Alf and Graham. The jackpot still builds so better luck next Thursday.

Bowls tonight by Ray Dunstan:Last Friday night we had an overflow to the second rink with sixteen teams. The winning rink went to The Bush Divas and the runners up rink to Tyre Power.

The storm of thunder and lightning put a damper on the bowls, we were lucky to finish half the games. We were much luckier than Parkes, Cowra and Young who copped a battering. See you tonight at the Bowlie.

Bowls tomorrow morning:Saturday morning bowls will be tried again. The committee would appreciate your support and suggestions for Saturday Bowls. We have tomorrow Saturday 29th October set for a start. It will be an early 9.30 start with chooks as prizes.

So there you have it, to make it work we need your positive support and suggestions.

Smile time:Two old bowlers having a drink and a chat at the bar after their bowling game.

“You certainly played well today. How does it really feel to be 84 years old?”

“Just like a newborn baby. No hair, no teeth and I’ve just wet myself”.

THIRD TO SKIP: “Which is the danger bowl?”

SKIP REPLIES: “The one you’re holding”.

And the runners-up were Bobby Grant, Grant Lambert, Wayne Burton and Allan Hilder.

Sport and Rec Club indoor bowlsBy secretary Bev Chandler

An enjoyable game of indoor bowls was played on Monday evening.

Wise One was having a lot of bad luck. The old Rooster was in good form

Melody was on fire which was great. As we all know WD40 has been playing some terrific bowls but he could not get the green right.

It was good to see Blossom having a game and trying her best.

Results: Winners were Melody, Blossom and the Rooster 23 points.

Runners-up: WD40 and Wise One 8 points.

We didn’t see any of the Leeton Wanderers but we did hear it was a good weekend.

Bowls again next Monday evening, hope to start playing by 6.15pm.

Grandstand goneOne of the maincasualties of the freak storm that hit Parkes on Friday evening was the iconic 88-year-old grandstand at the Parkes Racecourse.

The structure sustained extensive damage with most of the roof ripped off and part of the rear brick wallreduced to rubble.

Mark Ross, president of the Parkes Jockey Club,inspected the grandstand with a local builder on Sunday.

“It’s not looking good,” Mark said.

The grounds are under a trust and the Jockey Club had recently applied for funding to repair the roofs on both the grandstands.

Two trees were blown onto the running rail andhad to be removed at a cost of $1000.

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