Narromine sporting news

Men’s Bowls

Narromine Bowling Club hosting the annual “GUB” Thorne Memorial Day, and I am pleased to report the day’s success is almost assured with some 20 odd teams nominated.

Cost for the day is $40 per player and includes breakfast, lunch and some very good prize money to the winning teams.

If you want to play on Saturday and haven’t “plonked” your name down on the nomination list posted on the notice board, you best get down to the club “NOW” and do so as noms close Thursday evening.

In association with “GUB” Thorne day, we will be having “Live” music in the club Saturday Night, just another reason to come along and join in.

Nominations for the B grade Pairs close this Saturday and to date the numbers are not too “Shabby”, but a few more wouldn’t hurt, so again if you’re a mind to have a go your team has to be on the list before 6.00pm Saturday night and best of luck to all.

Social Bowls this week again saw pleasant numbers go round Thursday (22) with the day’s winners being Richard Hyde, Mark Hilder and Terry McDonald.

The runners up cheque went to the trio of Rick Bohm, Dale McCafferty and Aaron Clark.

The jackpot pool was “swelled” by a few more shekels as once again the old bingo machine failed to find a winning number.

Great to see the Warren Lads in the field, you support is very much appreciated.

Sunday Morning’s Chook run attracted a tidy field of 14 keen soldiers, with the Day’s main prize pool going to Ray Bradley, Geoff Bohm and Danny Carnevale, with Richard Hyde and Adam Jermyn getting the consolation refreshment prize. 

Not much more to report hope to see you all up at the Club 

Saturday for “GUB” Thorne Day.

-by Norman Bohm

Lady Member’s Golf 

Wednesday, August 1 a beautiful warm sunny morning attracted 16 players onto the fairways. Eleven continuing second 18 holes of Burgess Cup and Marie Bishop’s kindly donated Trophy. 

Winner of Burgess Cup B grade ball and Marie Bishop Trophy was Gail White128 nett (over 36 holes). Runner up Burgess Cup and C grade ball was Bev Woods 132 nett.

A grade ball winner; Dale Harding 67nett. Optional ball winners first Annie Harmer 67nett, second Chris Samuels 67nett, third Jan Brennan 68nett, fourth Marj Kelly 69nett.

Nearest Pins ninth Tracy McIntyre, 17th Jan Brennan. Drawn card went to Betty Green. 

Raffle was kindly donated by someone anonymous and won by Marie Houghton.

Saturday, August 4 a perfect warm sunny afternoon attracted ten players to a Stableford event with Narromine Butchery’s kindly donated Trophy.

Another two players to a nine hole Stableford.

Trophy winner and A grade Viv Halbisch 40 Stableford points.

B grade ball winner won by Wendy Jeffery 36 stb. points. C grade went to Bev Woods 31 stb. points.

Optional ball winners; first Gail White 37 stb points. Second Jan Brennan 34 points.

Nearest Pin winner on both ninth and 17th Gail White. Nine hole comp winner Marie Bishop 17 points.

Drawn card went to Barbie Tuck.

Raffle was kindly donated by Narromine Butchery, won by the very lucky Maida O’Mally. 

Today 8th August will see the first round of Foursomes Championships trusting that everyone has found a partner, to compete for Gerries kindly donated Trophy. 

Saturday, August 11 will see fifth round Monthly and WGNSW Medals.

Sunday 12th August Condobolin Open Tournament.

Wednesday, August 15 will see second and final round of Foursomes Championships also Gerries kindly donated Trophy. Draw starters Bev and Robyn.

A committee meeting will follow Lunch and Presentation. Friday, August 17 will see WDLGA Four Ball Final at Trangie.

Saturday, August 18 will be a Par event with mixed draw and Neta Edson’s kindly donated Trophy. Don’t forget Narromine Ladies Open Tournament will be Wednesday, August 22!

Weekly Ponder;- You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice!

-by Granny Golfing Guru

Men’s Golf

 Last Saturday we had 22 starters in the Monthly Medal sponsored by Geoff Swane. A grade was won by Stephen  Gillette on a count back from Jamie McKinnon with a 65 nett.

Ryan Richardson won the B grade with a very good 63 nett. Other good scores were Tony Mann 66,Chris Harding 66, Ron Green 66 and Mitchell Smith also 66. NTPs ninth Rob Williams and tenth Tony Mann.

On Sunday we had 14 starters in a 4BBB sponsored by Wallace Plumbing.

The winners were Rob Williams and Bruce Mitchell with 48 points from Ross King and Tony Harding on 46 points.

Third were Chris and Dale Harding with 45 points on a count back.

NTPs ninth Dale Harding and Glen Monaghan tenth Michelle Ashdown and Tony Harding.

Don’t forget  the all you can eat Chinese Banquet next Saturday Night.

On the weekend Saturday’s event is a four Ball Aggregate and Sunday is a 4BBB.

-by Peter Treseder

Gerries Golf

Masling in close win

Last Wednesday a field of 16 golfers participated in the weekly Gerries golf competition played on the front nine of the Narromine course in almost perfect weather conditions.

Winner on the day was the very consistent Brian Masling with a great score of 27 Stableford points.

"Maso" has been playing well of late and this week had to survive a count back from Gus Smith who also had 27 points.

Great golf from both players and the handicapper could not get home quick enough to adjust the handicap of the winners.Masling also won the NTP for the week with only one golf ball in the kitty.

The very important NAGA prize was won this week by Ross Fraser.Well done Ross.

Following the golf presentations attention turned to the pool competition where their was great interest in the matches.

The opening preliminary round was between Greg Kearines and Gus Smith against Ross King and Bob Fletcher.

Kearines and Smith were far too good and despite the advice from the gallery, advanced to the final where they had to play Mal Richardson and Terry Willis.

The final was a good game where Kearines  and Smith proved far too good for the more fancied pair of Willis and Richardson, to become champions for the week.

In all it was a very good afternoon.

This afternoon, the Gerries comp is on the back nine with the hit off at the usual time of 2.30pm.

See you all on the tee.

-by Norman Lewis

CHANCE: Wendy Peel, pictured during a recent meet at Wellington, will ride Blue Channel for Rodney Robb on Saturday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

CHANCE: Wendy Peel, pictured during a recent meet at Wellington, will ride Blue Channel for Rodney Robb on Saturday. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

Racing

Local galloper Little Bertie started a pronounced favourite but still had the L plates on when scoring a remarkable win at Coonamble TAB meeting on Saturday.

When the leader kicked away halfway down the straight the chasing Little Bertie ( $ 1.55 favourite ) looked well beaten but switched to the inside by Tony Cavallo finished hard to beat Stomp ( Ashley Morgan, $6 ) by a half neck with over four lengths to third placed Alpine Royal ( Courtney Van Der Werf, $21 ) in the 1200 metres Coonamble Supa IGA Maiden Plate.

The now five year old Little Bertie had only raced once before, when a fast finishing second to Another McCloud at the recent Dubbo meeting. 

The trainer Cec Hodgson and owner and breeder Stella Cleary conceded a lot of patience was required to finally get Little Bertie to the races but the effort looks like being worthwhile as the Coonamble win had plenty of merit.

Stella Cleary bred Little Bertie from Friends Venture which when a yearling filly had been won by Amelia Lundholm and Stella Cleary in a raffle conducted by the Wellington Race Club. 

Friends Venture won at Coonamble but after a few more starts broke down and was retired to stud.

After back-to-back wins, Blue Channel will step up in class at Coonamble on Saturday.

-by Colin Hodges