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Mills And Furey Champions
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 6/29/2015 4:46:23 PM
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Nimo Mills and Tom Furey are the 2015 Minor Pairs Club Champions after defeating Steve Turner and Wilbur Harris in a very close and highly entertaining final. Steve and Wilbur started well and won seven of the first nine ends to hold an early 14-2 lead. The never say die attitude of Nimo and Tom saw them dig deep as they won the next eight ends to grab a 15-14 lead with four ends to play. Steve and Wilbur scored one shot on the next end to level the score at 15 all. Nimo and Tom regained the lead with a one shot winning end before Steve and Wilbur both played one excellent bowl for them to score two shots on the penultimate end and regain the lead 17-16. The last end saw Steve and Wilbur holding two shots. Nimo’s last bowl trailed the jack back to his teams bowl and they then held two shots. The final bowls from the two skips did not alter the head which meant Nimo and Tom scored two shots to claim the title 18-17.
18 bowlers braved the cold conditions and played three games of pairs and one triples.
The triples game saw Martin Tighe, Gordon Dickson and John Dunn score a 24-8 win over Bob Freeman, John Taylor and Kevin Hynds.
John Hodge and John Ward hung on to defeat Ray Jones and Ron Hornery 19-15.
After leading 16-2 Graham Barby and Geoff Freeman went on to win 19-11 in a low scoring game against Mike Valentine and Col Mudie.
After trailing 3-9 Rob Irving and Steve Ryan won 11 of the last 15 ends to record a 27-14 win over Les Kent and Keith MacRae.
Major prize winners were John Hodge and John Ward with the minor winners being Martin Tighe, Gordon Dickson and John Dunn.
23 bowlers played two games of triples and three games of pairs.
Steve Ryan, playing lead and second, and teaming with Dave Johnson scored four shots on the last two ends to defeat John Carr, Chris Dunn and Mike Valentine 24-20.
The other triples game saw John Dunn, Rob Irving and Arthur Corbett score a good 34-11 win over Joe Crowley, Bruce Orr and Ron Hornery.
Man of the match Gordon Dickson teamed with Col Mudie to record a 26-10 win over Keith Alexander and Geoff Freeman.
Les Kent and Craig Henry finished strongly to record a 23-16 win over John Watson and John Hodge.
Ray Jones and John Corcoran played Noel Nicholson and John Ward. Ray and John led 14-10 after 15 ends. Noel and John scored nine shots on the next two ends to grab a 19-14 lead and then hung on to win 20-17.
The major prize winners were Gordon Dickson and Col Mudie with the minor prize winners being John Dunn, Rob Irving and Arthur Corbett.
Only 4 bowlers braved the icy conditions with the team of Ian Brown and Chris Dunn recording a 20-10 win over Bob Freeman and Mick Blunt.
Prize winner was Ian Brown.
The jackpot of $780 was not won and will be $820 next Sunday. Come along on Sunday morning for a game of bowls, a sausage sandwich, and a chance of winning the jackpot. Names in by 9:30am for a 10:00am start.
The Zone 4 fours championship finals were played at the club over last weekend with the strong Dubbo Railway team of Mark Collins (sub for Jono Davis), Mathew McIntyre, Nathan Wise and Jay Porter claiming the title with a 22-18 win over the Condobolin team of Peter Brasnett, Max Johnson, Geoff Williams and Darren Seton. In the semi finals Dubbo Railway had a 25-14 win over Nyngan and Condobolin defeated Bourke 24-12.
In the final Dubbo Railway had a dream start to the match with an early 14-0 lead. This turned out to be the difference between the teams. Condobolin had the better of the remainder of the match however the early lead saw Dubbo Railway hang on to record the 22-18 win. This was a great effort from Condobolin when you consider that three of the opposing team are either current or former state representative players. Congratulations to the Dubbo Railway team who will now go on to the state finals later in the year.
A charity bowls day in support of Can Assist and Prostate Awareness is being held on Saturday. Names in by 12:30 for a 1:00pm start. This is a mixed mufti bowls day and both bowlers and non bowlers are welcome. The cost is $10 per person and this includes a high tea following the bowls. Heaps of great prizes are on offer and you do not have to be a bowls winner to win a prize. Come along and enjoy a great day and support these very worthy organisations. Further details can be obtained by contacting Pat Cooney or Chris Dunn or by contacting the Parkes Bowling & Sports Club.
Members and their invited guests are advised that Mike’s Kitchen is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. It is also open for Sunday lunch with roast lunch being the speciality. Mike’s Kitchen is also available for group bookings at other times of the week.
Friday night raffles are also held with patrons having the chance to win meat trays, shopping vouchers and cash prizes. Members badge draw this Friday is $1300.
Saturday, July 4 – Can Assist & Prostate Awareness Charity Bowls Day; July 11-12 – Minor Triples Club Championship; July 18-19 – Major Triples Club Championship.
Thursday, July 2 – Max Tomkins and John Ward; Saturday, July 4 – John Carr and Joe Crowley; Thursday, July 9 – John Hodge and John Ward.

Parkes Ladies District Champs & the Magnificent 7’s ride again
Published by Major Tom in Bowls Notes • 6/26/2015 11:15:34 AM
New Major Singles Champion & Magnificent 7’s.
Published by Major Tom in Bowls Notes • 6/15/2015 3:29:27 PM
Major Pairs Title To Henry- Frame
Published by The Driving Lead in Bowls Notes • 6/9/2015 3:38:35 PM
Furey Is Minor Singles Champion.
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 6/1/2015 4:27:03 PM