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Narromine bowling club charity trivia night ‘St Vincent’s De Paul’: Tuesday, October 16 from 6.30pm - 9.30pm at Narromine Bowling Club. For more information call Linda Edwards 6889 1164.

Narromine bowling club charity trivia night ‘St Vincent’s De Paul’: Tuesday, October 16 from 6.30pm - 9.30pm at Narromine Bowling Club. For more information call Linda Edwards 6889 1164.

Men’s Bowls News

The Club “A” Grade Triples kicked off last Saturday with some five matches played, and as usual the results were very interesting to say the least.

Game one saw two Juniors make their “debut” in a championships and congratulations to both Racardo Stanford and Lincoln Clark for the manner they conducted themselves, and the bowls they played weren’t too “dusty” neither.

As luck would have the boys were opposed to each other in game one which featured Racardo, Adam Jermyn and Robbie Stanford up against Lincoln, “Rabz” MacQueen and Aaron Clark and at days end the team left standing albeit just were Lincoln, Rabz and Aaron.

In Game 2 Arnold Gillespie, James Daley and Don Sullivan just nudged out Des Lincoln, Eddie McPhee and Terry McDonald 25/19 in what was a keenly contested affair for most of the afternoon.

Game three saw the trio of Bob Davis, Phil Harding and Peter Cross garner a similar result over Jimmy Daley, Joey Mikulic and Riley Cape 21/18 again with the losers a tad unlucky.

Game four resulted in another “nailbiter” with Ross Edden, Steve Buttsworth and Peter Payne getting the verdict by one shot over Clifton Harris, Kevin Rider and Danny Carnevale, whilst in the last match Frenchy and Co had to resort to plan B to get across the line as Alex Sambrook, David McNair and Budd Cape made them work pretty hard for the lead, which didn’t happen until the 13th end, when at 11/11, their opponents Ben Clark, Dale McCafferty and that aforementioned Skip managed to pick up five ends in a row and jump out to a formidable lead, and thus claim the match 24/13.

So this sets up next week’s play something like this: Saturday afternoon at 1.30pm there will be two quarterfinal and one semi-final game set down for play.

Quarterfinal one sees Lincoln Clark, Rabz Macqueen and Aaron Clark tackle the trio of Ross Edden, Steve Buttsworth  Peter Payne.

The second quarterfinal confrontation features Brian Payne, John Woolfe and John Edwards up against Ben Clark, Dale McCafferty and Robert French, whilst in the Semi-Final Match it will be the trio of Arnold Gillespie, James Daley and Don Sullivan lining up against Bob Davis, Phil Harding and Peter Cross.

Social Bowls this week was almost a non affair, with Mother Nature putting the boot in on the eight keen soldiers who lined up to play Thursday, and then obviously we didn’t have too many backing up Sunday morning as only six starters greeted the Judge.

So just the one recorded social match which saw Bob Davis, Bob Ashdown and Steve Buttsworth claim a “Tuff” fought 16/14 win over Clifton Harris, Bill Wilkie and Danny Carnevale.

Nomination sheets for the upcoming Annual Triples Tournament and The Club Challenge  have been posted on the notice board, and anyone interested in being a part of the action in either or both of these events should be visiting the old notice board sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on a spot in either or both events. 

With Daylight saving times now upon us just a reminder that the summer starting time for Thursday afternoon social bowls is now 4pm.

As Usual Names must be in 30 minutes before the starting time and we will be playing 18 ends to ensure all are in before the Raffle commences at around 7pm.

Narromine bowling club charity trivia night ‘St Vincent’s De Paul’

Tuesday, October 16 from 6.30pm - 9.30pm at Narromine Bowling Club. For more information call Linda Edwards 6889 1164.

-by Norman Bohm

After School Sports

Six week program from Wednesday, October 24 Cost: $50 Full Registration or $10 per child/per week. From 3:30pm-4:30pm. Children under ten years must have a parent/guardian/carer present. Forms to be completed before participation will be accepted. Children must be Primary School aged (5-12 years).

Indoor Soccer 

Eight week competition from October 25. Cost: $50 Team Registration + $5 per game per player,  30 minute games. Each team to supply their own referee and score person. Forms to be completed before team nominations will be accepted. Players must be 14+ to register.

Teams must be registered by: Friday, October 19.  For more information call Narromine Sports and Fitness Centre Amy Townsend 02 6889 9942.

Indoor netball 

Eight week competition Start date: Tuesday, October 23 Cost: $50 Team Registration + $5 per game per player 30 minute games. Each team to supply their own referee and score person. Forms to be completed before team nominations will be accepted. Players must be 14+ to register. Teams must be registered by: Friday, October 19.

Men’s Golf

Last Saturday we had 40 starters in the Jets Old Boys two Person Ambrose. Rob and Alex Williams had 60 1/4 to win from Mick McKean and Steve Buckley on 60 3/4.

Third were Tony and Alan  Mann with 61 ½. In the non golfers it was Peter Richardson and Nev Attwater with  59 1/2 from Matt and Luke Brown on 60 ½ while third place went to Tony Harding and Dave Paine, NTPs ninth Archie Harding and tenth Tony Harding.

On Sunday we had  21 starters in a 4BBB sponsored by Bruce and Pat Mitchell. Steve Buckley and Richard Duff had 50 points to win from Bob Fletcher and Ron Jackson on 49 points.

Steve shot a personal best 75 off the stick to have 44 points while Bob had a very good 43 points.

Third were Neil and Michelle Ashdown with 45 points. NTPs ninth Tracy McIntyre and Neil Ashdown and tenth Michelle Ashdown and Bruce Mitchell

Next weekend we have a Monthly Medal sponsored by Steve and Megan Buckley including a Vets nine hole comp and Sunday is a 4BBB sponsored by Neil AND Michelle Ashdown remembering that the Mixed Foursomes have been moved to the October 28.

Also the NSW Sandgreen Championships are being played at Hay. Also on Saturday we have theall you can eat Chinese Feed  at the Club.Also Tuesday Night Comp recommences next Tuesday, October 16 so nominations are open.

If you would like to play and don’t have a team please let  Peter Treseder or Josh Coen  know we can find a team for you

-by Peter Treseder

Lady Members Golf

Wednesday, October 3 an overcast morning with the threat of rain forecast. However a reasonable field of 12 players registered for a most enjoyable two person Ambrose event with Kim Handsaker’s kindly donated Trophy.

This very nice Trophy was won by a fortunate team consisting of Vicki Gainsford and Bev Woods with 65 ½ nett (who had a lucky gobbler on last hole).

Runner up and first opp ball winners went to team Betty Green and Wendy Jeffery 70 nett.

Fran Crawford made 13th player putting in a very worthwhile nine holes with 16 points. 

Nearest Pin ninth Marj Kelly; 17th Dale Harding. 

Drawn Card went to worthy winners of Viv Halbisch and Carole Paddison 70 ½ nett.

Raffle was also kindly donated by Kim Handsaker won by a very lucky Carole Paddison.

Saturday 6th October has had a program change to a Par event with Gail White’s Kindly donated trophy. A pleasing field of 11 players attended this Par event.

A grade and Gail White Trophy winner was Tracy McIntyre +4. B/C grade ball winner was Chris Samuels +2. Optional ball winners; first Heather Bootle -1; second Viv Halbisch -2. 

Nearest Pin ninth Tracy McIntyre 17th Viv Halbisch. Drawn Card went to Bev Woods. 

Raffle kindly donated by Gail White won by a lucky Peta Ferrari.     

Today October 10 will see McLachlan Medal Play Off plus a stroke event with Joyce and Sue McCutcheon’s Trophy. Plus a Putting Comp with Margaret Tuck’s Kindly donated Trophy.

Friday, October 12 Viv, Gail and Bev will travel to Forbes for WGNSW Finals day best of luck to all Three Players. 

Saturday, October 13 Northcott Society Spoon all grades.

PLEASE NOTE;- Sunday, October 14 Mixed Foursome has been transferred to Sunday, October 28.

Wednesday, October 17 will see second Round Narromine Bowl with Viv Halbisch’s Trophy.

All Lady Members please remember our AGM at 10am Thursday, October 18 in Club House (up Southern Bar end or maybe Chinese Restaurant). Would like a full attendance!

Saturday, October 20 will see a Mulligan Stroke event sponsored by Vicki Gainsford.

Weekly Ponder:- Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

-by Granny Golfing Guru


Given the responsibility of riding the favourite in the Coonamble Gold Cup on Sunday, inexperienced apprentice Reece Jones came through with flying colours when winning the $45,000 feature race on the Rod Northam trained Red Knot.

Jones ( 22 ) who is indentured to Northam at Scone, commenced his race riding career less than six weeks ago and had only ridden two winners before the important assignment in the Geronimo Farm Equipment and New Holland sponsored Cup over 1600 metres at Coonamble which attracted a capacity 16 horse field.

Riding before the biggest crowd seen at Coonamble for at least 30 years, Reece Jones took Red Knot to the early lead from Wild Cavalier, Genetics and Apache Lad.

Over the concluding stages Red Knot ( $2.80 favourite ) was challenged  but held on to win by a long neck from All But Gone ( Josh Oliver, $10 ) which came home well along the rails while Hirokin ( Mathew Cahill, $9.50 ) was a handy third.

A one million dollar yearling sales graduate, Red Knot is owned by Paul Frampton and Reg Inglis and was originally trained by Gai Waterhouse at Randwick.

Included amongst the wins since joining the Rod Northam stable has been the 2017 Coonabarabran Cup, a likely target again, on Monday October 22.

Formerly a trainer at Coonamble and now with a big team in work at Wyong, Damien Lane was the toast of his old hometown when winning the first three races on Cup day with Thiswilldous, Kate’s Pearl and Kanguru.

Mick Heaney, a hardworking Vice President of the Coonamble club organised a local syndicate comprising himself, Matt White, Adam Firth, Greg Tyack and Jen Law to race Thiswilldous with Damien Lane.

The plan to win a Maiden race on Cup day came to fruition when Thiswilldous ( Jake Hull, $1.65 favourite ) led throughout to breeze home over four lengths clear of Zamali ( Mikayla Weir, $51 ) and Regal Cannon,Jake Pracey-Holmes, $3 ).

Damien Lane had to be content with a close second in the Cup with All But Gone however he won another feature race, the $27,000 Keady Family Crystal Sprint ( 1200 metres ) with Kanguru ( Rachael Murray,$6.50 ) which came from midfield with a rails run to beat Desert Marshall (  Mikayla Weir, $8.50 ) by a short half head.

The $27,000 Loch Lomond Border Leicester Stud Baradine Cup ( 1400 metres ) saw a close finish with the Clint Lundholm, Dubbo trained Hammoon Bridge ( Mathew Cahill,$5.50 ) bursting through the pack and then holding out Austin ( Alena Skerritt, $5 ) And Quietly Confident ( Andrew Banks, $21 ).

After more than 30 years as the official starter at central and western area tracks Ray “Icy” Canham from Coonamble has retired and sent them on their way for the final time, in the 1600 metres Batterline Earthmoving sponsored “Icy”Canham Appreciation Class 3 Handicap at Coonamble.

With a powerful finish from last of the 14 runners, the Rod Northam trained  Athena’s Voice ( Rachael Murray,$3.70 favourite) swept to a two lengths win over Western Parade ( Greg Ryan,$8 ) and Podium Bound ( Ken Dunbar, $6.50).

Other winners were the Darren Hyde,Dubbo trained Tokyo Bullet ( Andrew Banks, $3.90 ) and Charmed Princess ( Mikayla Weir, $4.20) trained at Gosford by Tony Newing.

Ken Waterford as president and the live wire committee were understandably thrilled with the success of Cup day at Coonamble.

Racing on Saturday at Forbes ( TAB ) and Gulargambone.

-by Colin Hodges