Parkes Bowling & Sports Club hosted a charity day in support of the Prostate Cancer Council of Australia on Sunday with 56 bowlers playing two games of pairs, each of 15 ends, with a break between games for a barbeque lunch.
Thanks to the generosity of our local businesses, there were a lots of prizes with the winners drawn ‘out of a hat’ rather than on results. Big thanks to our 45 sponsors with the major ones Steve Magill Earthmoving, Forbes Central Butchery, French Taste Bakery and White Bridge Communications.
Everyone did a great job to make the day a success with a donation of over $2,000 to the Prostate Cancer Council.
Club Championships – Major Pairs Championship: Warwick Parker and Tom Furey played Martin Tighe and Jo Simpson on Saturday. Martin and Jo were in the match up to the 16th end but then Warwick and Tom took control and ran out winners 31 – 11.
Major Triples Championship: In what was a closer game than the scores may indicate Dave Reilly, Nathan Reynolds and Gary McPhee took the early lead against Guy Ellery, Wilbur Harris and Steve Turner and never gave up the lead before winning the match 23-17.
Social Bowls: The wet weather meant no social bowls were played on Thursday and on Saturday only one match was played. Tony Riordan, Bob Freeman and Rob Irving had the better of the early ends to lead John Ward, Trevor Harvey and Mike Simpson 19 – 6 after 14 ends. The next five ends were won by Team Ward and with two ends to play the lead had been cut to 19-18. However, Team Ward could not sustain their run and went down 19-20.
By George Bradley