At the AGM of the Parkes Women’s Bowling Club held this week Merilyn Rodgers (left) was elected president. The rest of the new committee for 2018-19 are (L-R) Minnie Riordan (vice-president), Maureen Miller, Isabel Svendsen (secretary), Di Howell, Kim Evans, Joan Simpson, Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones.
Twenty bowlers took part in five games of pairs at the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club last Thursday. Steve Clegg and John Davies 26 defeated Rob Irving and Matthew Parker 13. Ray Jones and Steve Mills 16 defeated John Dunn and John Corcoran 13. Gordon Dickson and Gary Phillips 27 defeated Ian Simpson and John Ward 14.
Geoff Leonard and Greg Howlett winning 15 of the 21 ends smashed John Watson and Geoff Freeman 30 to 9. Greg Huggins and Col Hayward 20 defeated Jim Blake and Tom Fury 19. Another very close game Bill Skinner and John Dunn 19 defeated Bob Freeman and Colin Mudie 17. Winners were Steve Clegg and John Davies, and runners-up Ray Jones and Steve Mills.
On Saturday 30 bowlers took part – six were involved in two championship matches and 24 played social bowls. In the championship matches singles game Steve Turner beat John Watson 31 to 13. The other pairs games between Tom Casey and Gary Carberry and Paul and Michael Went saw Garry and Tom winning 26 to 16.
On Sunday two championship matches were played. In the major triples Tony Riordan, Bruce Orr and Steve Ryan 27 defeated Rob Irving, John Ward and Arthur Corbett 13. Zone 4 singles championships start on 7th July.
By Jack High
Our members enjoyed a social day of bowls with a very challenging wind making conditions difficult, but lots of fun.
A game of scroungers with Maureen Miller, Di Howell and Merilyn Rodgers was played with Maureen the winner. In a pairs game Lorraine Baker and Brenda Davies defeated Marja Iffland and Minnie Riordan.
The triples game went to Jan McPhee, Eileen Bradley and Rhona Went who played Lea Orr, Heather Harvey and Kim Evans. Our next Trading Table will be held next week on the 19th June. Nominations for club triples open on
26th June so get your teams organised. All members are eligible to play so enter and enjoy the competition.
Our AGM will be held on 3rd July at 1:30pm.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Diane Greenhalgh and Gwenda Carty between 9am and 9:30am on
68621446. Social roster is Isabel Svendsen.
By Rosemary Mitchell
An amazing day was had by members and guests who attended our Biggest Morning Tea this week. President, Merilyn Rodgers made a speech about one person’s journey with cancer and we raised an amazing grand total of $810. There was also birthday cake for Pam MacRae enjoyed by all.
In pairs games Rosemary Mitchell, Margaret Hawken defeated Kay Craft, Kim Evans; and Lea Orr, Flo Riseborough defeated Isabel Svendsen, Brenda Davies.
The triples games were won by Jan McPhee, Di Greenhalgh, Elaine Miller versus Di Howell, Chris Cox, Gwenda Carty; and Hilda McPherson, Vi West, Joan Simpson defeated Eileen Bradley, Minnie Riordan, Robyn Morgan. R Sant, Frances Charlton, Maree Grant beat June Burgess, Chris Curteis, Cherie Frame. Betsy Johnstone, Lorraine Baker, Evelyn Gibson defeated Marja Iffland, Heather Harvey, Ann McIntyre. Winners for the day were Hilda, Violet and Joan and runners-up Isabel and Brenda. Winners in the lucky cups were Di Howell, Joan Simpson and Elvie Collins.
The CWD Triples will be held next week at Parkes Railway.
By Rosemary Mitchell
Several bowlers enjoyed the beautiful weather this week and had a great day of bowling. In triples games Heather Harvey, Rhona Went and Gwenda Carty defeated Flo Riseborough, Kim Evans and Rosemary Mitchell.
Frances Charlton, Di Howelland Hilda McPherson defeated Eileen Bradley, Lorraine Baker and Cherie Frame, while Merilyn Rodgers, Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones beat Minnie Riordan, Isabel Svendsen and Maureen Baillee.
Other winners were Liz Byrne and Maureen Miller defeating Brenda Davies and Marja Iffland.
Winners on the day were Frances, Di and Hilda. Hilda also won the raffle. The CWD pairs will be played at our club
on 4th and 5th May, and there will be social bowls on Tuesday.
Our Trading Table will be held on 22nd May with a Big Morning Tea to be held in support of Cancer research. Bring a pretty cup, saucer and plate along. We will also celebrate a special birthday for Pam McRae.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Kim Evans and Rosemary Mitchell between 9am and 9:30am.
By Rosemary Mitchell
The Final of the Club Championship Pairs was played this week with a great game played and the winners were Rhona Went and Liz Byrne defeating Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones.
In other social pairs games played Maureen Miller and Rosemary Mitchell defeating Lorraine Baker and Frances Charlton. Kim Evans and Hilda McPherson defeated Valmai Westcott and Flo Riseborough. Di Howell and Minnie Riordan defeated Eileen Bradley and Merilyn Rodgers. Winners for the day were Kim and Hilda.
CWD Pairs will be held at our club 7th-9th May. Nominations for CWD Triples and Fours now open.
Next Trading Table is on 22nd May with a Big Morning Tea to be held and monies raised to CanAssist.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Kim Evans and Rosemary Mitchell between 9am and 9.30am on 02 6862 1446. Social roster Jean Kennedy.
The second round of Club Championship Pairs were played with Rhona Went and Liz Byrne defeating Gwenda Carty
and Cherie Frame. Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones defeated Kim Evans and Elaine Miller. The next round to be played next week is Rhona Went and Liz Byrne versus Margaret Hawken, Audrey Jones.
In other games played, Di Howell, Merilyn Rodgers and Flo Riseborough defeated Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson and Minnie Riordan. Eileen Bradley, Frances Charlton and Robyn Morgan defeated Isabel Svendsen, Rosemary Mitchell and Maureen Baillee. Winners on the day were Eileen Bradley, Frances Charlton and Robyn Morgan
and runners-up were Maureen Miller, Hilda McPherson and Minnie Riordan.
The CWD Pairs and Senior Pairs will be played at our club on 7th-9th May. Workers are needed to help with catering, raffles etc. Nominations are open for CWD Triples, Fours and Senior Fours so get your entries in please.
Our Trading Table was very successful and our Mother’s Day Raffle was won by Liz Byrne. At the next Trading Table
on 22nd May we will be holding A Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea. Bring your own pretty cup, saucer, plate and make it a special occasion.
Two games were played on Tuesday, with a triples game played by Di Howell, Betsy Johnstone and Maureen Baillee, who defeated Isabel Svendsen, Hilda McPherson and Audrey Jones in a close game 16-15.
In a pairs game, Merilyn Rodgers and Frances Charlton defeated Maureen Miller and Kate Keogh.
The CWD Singles are being played at Forbes with several of our members playing. The 2nd Round of Club Pairs will be played on the 17th April. A Trading Table will also be held on the 17th April, and the Mother’s Day raffle will be drawn, so get your tickets and win a great prize.
The CWD Pairs and Senior Pairs will be played at our club on the 7th-9th May. Please volunteer your time to help with catering, raffles etc. The old adage “many hands make light work” applies to these events and makes the day enjoyable for all.
Nominations are open for the CWD Triples, Fours and Senior Fours so get your entries in please.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Eileen Bradley and Minnie Riordan between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster Betsy Johnstone.
By Rosemary Mitchell
3rd April 2018
The first round of the Club Championship pairs were played today with Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones defeating Chris Curteis and Frances Charlton. Kim Evans and Elaine Miller defeated Merilyn Rodgers and Rosemary Mitchell.
The next round will be played on 17th April as the CWD Singles will be played next week at Forbes. Good Luck to our
The draw for the pairs are as follows:
• Margaret Hawken and Audrey Jones versus Kim Evans and Elaine Miller.
• Gwenda Carty and Cherie Frame versus Rhona Went and Liz Byrne.
In other games played, Maureen Miller and Hilda McPherson defeated Di Greenhalgh and Gwenda Carty. Betsy Johnstone and Maureen Bailee defeated Eileen Bradley and Rhona Went.
The CWD Fours and Senior Fours close 8th May. Entries for our Classic Triples to be held at Parkes close on the 8th May. Please put your entry in. There is a Committee meeting on Friday 6th April at 2pm.
To play social bowls please ring Table Selectors Eileen Bradley and Minnie Riordan between 9am and 9.30am. Social roster is Marja Iffland.
By Rosemary Mitchell
The No 4 Pennant team played the Railway Diggers Club this week and were defeated 40 – 30 losing both games.
In other games played Gwenda Carty, Rhona Went def Margaret Hawken, Cherie Frame in a pairs game. Di Greenhalgh, Chris Curteis def Jean Kennedy, Eileen Bradley in a pairs game.
Di Howell, Robyn Morgan, Liz Byrne def Isabel Svendsen, Rose Howlett, Betsy Johnstone in a triples game.
Winners for the day were Isabel, Rose and Betsy and runners-up Margaret and Cherie.