There were 24 bowlers enjoying beautiful conditions this week and having lots of fun. Triples results: Kay Craft, Marja Iffland, Liz Byrne def Di Greenhalgh, Valmai Westcott, Brenda Davies; Lea Orr, Maureen Miller, Joan Simpson def Margaret Hawken, Merilyn Rodgers, Robyn Morgan; Carol Reed, Rosemary Mitchell, Jan McPhee def
Chris Cox, Di Howell, Lorraine Baker; Chris Curteis, Kate Keogh, Maureen Baillee def Eileen Bradley, Hilda McPherson, Rhona Went.
Winners for the day were Carol, Rosemary and Jan, runners-up Eileen, Hilda and Rhona, and ‘60’ club winners Eileen, Valmai, Jan and Merilyn. Thanks to Lea Orr for the birthday cake to celebrate March birthdays.
In the CWD Singles played at Cowra this week Kim Evans got through to the second round, while Maree Grant and Liz Byrne were only defeated on their final ends with the scores being level. Thanks to our players and markers from our club who helped make a great day.
The final of the Club Championship Singles will be played on 19th March between Cherie Frame and Maree Grant. The Club Championship Pairs close 12pm on 19th March.
Pennants games commence on Thursday, 21st March against Forbes. The Pennant teams are Gwenda Carty, Kim Evans, Brenda Davies, Liz Byrne and Jan McPhee, Lorraine Baker, Robyn Morgan, Rhona Went. Good luck to our players.
The Trading Table will be held next week so please bring items for the table. The raffle prize will be a voucher for a Thai massage. To play social bowls please ring table selectors Maureen Miller and Audrey Jones between 8:30am and 9am. Social Heather Harvey.
By Rosemary Mitchell
The Shellharbour Regatta on the South Coast was another first for 11 members of the Parkes Dragon Boat Club (PDBC) last weekend.
The day of racing on Lake Illawarra started early morning with nine sports teams and 11 community teams competing. Parkes combined with Forbes, Wagga Wagga and one Mudgee member to form two Waratahs teams for a great day of fun and friendship, with one of the combined teams qualifying for the finals. Paddling on salt water was also a first for many members.
“It was so much fun to be in a boat with all of our friends from Forbes, the Wagga crew and Lynette from Mudgee,” said President of PDBC, Bill Thomas.
The next event for PDBC will be a campout at Dunn’s Swamp with other western region teams, followed by the participation of five PDBC members at the Nationals.
Linda Snyman, Donna and Warren Edwards, Rochelle Smith and Maggi Barnard will be racing with elite athletes from all over Australia in Canberra over Easter.
If you’re interested in having a go at dragon boating call Bill or Beth on 0418253045 or Warren on 0417240230.
Record numbers attended the 2019 edition of the Central West All Abilities Swimming Carnival at the Parkes Aquatic Centre last Wednesday with 120 nominations across 24 races.
Teams from Temora, Cowra, Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst and further afield attended the blue chip event. They were not disappointed with some outstanding individual and team performances.
For Parkes’ Currajong Disability Services Jamie Cook, Thomas Davis, Kyal Sauer and Tim Wheeler all performed admirably with ribbons for first, second and third in numerous events. It was an outstanding effort, however the day again belonged to Ian Kaupke winning three gold medals.
Only 12 months before he also scooped a bagful of medals.
“He is an outstanding athlete,” said Neil Hamilton of Currajong. “He has a rich sporting background and is as comfortable running as he is doing martial arts.”
“The passion he shows for all the things he attempts is also admirable,” said Neil.
While Kaupke was one of many who performed well on the day, it was LiveBetter from Orange who stole the major gong. In their first attempt, LiveBetter dominated many of the events including the female races and relays.
“LiveBetter were very worthy winners and we are extremely happy they have participated in our carnival,” said organiser Indigo Kriedemann of Currajong.
“All the teams from all the providers should be pleased with their efforts. Without them, days like this can’t be a success and we are thankful for their sportsmanship and support,” she said.
The first round of the Club Championship singles was played this week with Maree Grant defeating Pat Cooney in an exceptional game of bowls with the score 25 – 24. In other games played Liz Byrne defeated Brenda Davies, Lorraine Baker defeated Robyn Morgan, Rhona Went defeated Jan McPhee and Gwenda Carty defeated Kim Evans while Elaine Miller won on a forfeit from Maureen Miller.
The draw for the next round to be played on or before 26th February is: Liz Byrne v Gwenda Carty, Cherie Frame v Lorraine Baker, Merilyn Rodgers v Elaine Miller, Maree Grant v Rhona Went. In a game of social pairs Carol Reid and Frances Charlton defeated Chris Curteis and Di Howell. The scroungers game saw Isabel Svendsen, Di Greenhalgh and Christine Cox enjoying good bowls.
The trading table was successful with members enjoying the day. Winners for the day were Carol and Frances. The raffle was won by Chris Curteis. To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Rhona Went and Gwenda Carty, and
for social Margaret Hawken. All visitors and new members always welcome.
By Rosemary Mitchell
The netball winter competition is starting on Tuesday, 5th March. Get a team together or just register online through MyNetball and you will be allocated into a team. The competition will run for 14 weeks with finals to follow. The cost for adults has been discounted to $155. Parkes and District Netball Association is registered with Active Kids which means juniors can play for free, otherwise the cost is $100. All registrations will be done online through MyNetball and payments via direct deposit to Parkes Netball. Registration closes on Friday, 22nd February. Sign up at www.mynetball.com.auto.
This week Merilyn Rodgers defeated Di Howell. In triples Gwenda Carty, Flo Riseborough and Minnie Riordan defeated Carol Reid, Frances Charlton and Rhona Went. Di Greenhalgh, Kim Evans and Robyn Morgan defeated Lorraine Baker, Maureen Miller and Cherie Frame. In a pairs Chris Curteis and Liz Byrne defeated Kay Craft and Maureen Baillee.
The draw for the Club Championship Singles on or before 19th February are: Cherie Frame bye; Robyn Morgan v Lorraine Baker marker Joan Simpson; Liz Byrne v Brenda Davies marker Cherie Frame; Gwenda Carty v Kim Evans marker Minnie Riordan; Maureen Miller v Elaine Miller marker Isabel Svendsen; Pat Cooney v Maree Grant marker Flo Riseborough; Rhona Went v Jan McPhee marker Audrey Jones.
The eight-month old Parkes Dragon Boat Club keeps on paddling forward with five of its members selected to represent Western NSW at the National Dragon Boat Championships this year. Warren and Donna Edwards, Rochelle Smith, Linda Snyman and Maggi Barnard have been training hard under State coach Louise Linke and assistant coach Deb Clarke in preparation for the national championships in Canberra on 20th April.
Club President Bill Thomas congratulated the members saying: “We are all so proud of you.”
As part of its preparation the team took part in a regatta against the top ACT teams on Lake Burley Griffin in January winning second place in the 2km race.
The Western squad consists of members of six other clubs in the Central West and mostly trains on Ben Chifley dam at Bathurst.
This year training sessions have also been scheduled at Lake Endeavour to use the Parkes Dragon Boat Club’s tens boat. The first session took place early this month with a second one scheduled for next weekend. The Parkes Dragon Boat Club squad members will join their club members at the Jindabyne Flowing Festival this weekend to compete in a 2km race on Saturday and 200m races on Sunday.
Sportsperson of the Year: Kurt Lovett (Hockey). Kurt was selected in the 2018 Kookaburras Development Squad, captained NSW Under 21s team and represented NSW Waratahs in Australian Hockey League, picking up a silver medal. Kurt also captained the NSWIS team to India, and was chosen as man of the match in the second game.
Junior Sportsperson of the Year: India Draper (Hockey). India toured South Africa in June as part of the 2018 U16 Australian All School Girls Team. She was a member of the 2018/19 NSW U18 Accelerated Athlete Program (AAP) squad, was selected in the AAP invitational team to play against ACT Academy Squad in an AHL curtain raiser game in October. She was a key member of the Parkes Spacecats Group XI League Tag winning team.
Special Commendation: Ellen Dolbel (All Rounder). Team of the Year: Parkes U13 Boys Hockey Team. The team finished first in the state in the 2018 Under 13 Boys Division 1 Championship held at Wagga Wagga in July, and also won the 2018 Under 13 Boys Division 1 Canberra Long Weekend Carnival.
Senior Sportsperson or Team: Graeme Tanswell (Hockey). Graeme played for Australia in the over 50’s team at the Masters World Cup in Spain. His team won gold and were undefeated in the tournament.
Referee, Umpire or Official of the Year: Kim Robinson (Athletics). Kim was an official at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where she was a technical field judge, officiating the javelin and hammer throw, and judging the bar in high jump.
Coach, Trainer or Manager of the Year: Sharon Dixon (Physiotherapy). Sharon has kept many senior hockey players on the pitch and performing at their best over many years.
Administrator of the Year: Aaron Huppatz (Parkes Hockey Inc). Over the years, Aaron has continually promoted the sport of hockey in Parkes leading to increased participation. Aaron works tirelessly to ensure Parkes continues to attract and host major hockey events. He also oversees the running of the canteen on a weekly basis.
A rugby match played in Elvis jumpsuits is but one of the peculiarities of the Parkes Elvis Festival. But if you are a rugby union fan, this is one match you should not fail to attend! The fifth all-Elvis game will be played on Friday at 6pm at the Pioneer Oval in Alexandra Street with the Blue team versing the Red team. Final teams will be coordinated on the day depending on numbers. The match will be played in quarters to take full advantage of drink breaks with the heat.
Just turn up on the day and be part of a match you will talk about for years to come! Don a wig and white jumpsuit and make yourself known to the organisers to be part of the Elvis craziness.