Parkes Golf Club will once again be the venue for this Friday’s Australian Indoor Marbles Championships with Griffins Leading Edge once again the major sponsor. The championships will kick off at 7pm and teams will compete in round matches and final eliminations to determine the 2016 Australian Indoor Marbles Champion team.
Defending Champions ‘Money Shots’ will once again be the team to beat and if training and practice have anything to do with results the defending titleholders will be one of the favourites. However, last year’s runners up the ‘Bull Sharks’ surprised everyone with their talent and ability last year so it could be anyone’s game. Other teams
that could excel include former champions ‘Lords of the Rink’, ‘Ball Throwers’, ‘Langlands Longhorns’ and the ‘GLE Techspurts’ with the food service central team ‘All Stars’ out to redeem themselves after last year’s debacle of sacking their manager.
Other teams likely to challenge in the exciting evening will be the Parkes Tourism girls capably led by Captain Katrina Dwyer. Organisers of this year’s event are expecting a larger than normal field to contest the title. Parkes Golf Club House President, Ross Smith, stated that his board of directors were behind the event and congratulated everyone for their dedication. “This is now one of the premier events of the town and clubs social calendar” he said, “for patrons who do not wish to play the entertainment value is second to none.” Mr Smith also
praised long time sponsor Griffins Leading Edge for their support and commitment to the championships, notably the tireless work put in by their Managing Director, Peter Magill. Teams will consist of four players with female team members awarded with a one marble start. Team registration is $40 with all proceeds going towards the Parkes branch of Can Assist.
There will also be prize money up for grabs for the winning and best dressed teams and food will be available from the club snack bar.