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Croquet: Sam Kilmore and Merv Langfield look on as Dorelle Scott and Tony Thomson share a Hi5 on Dorelles great hoop score.

Croquet: Sam Kilmore and Merv Langfield look on as Dorelle Scott and Tony Thomson share a Hi5 on Dorelles great hoop score.

Forbes Women’s Bowling Club

By Dawyn Harvey

The weather is certainly playing havoc with the ladies bowls lately with no games being played again last week. Members please take note, there will be a Committee Meeting after bowls tomorrow (Wednesday). The General Meeting is held in October, not September. Delegates to the CWD are reminded that the next meeting will be held at Forbes on September 26.  Morning tea 9.30am, meeting start 10am. Some of our ladies travelled up to Dubbo last week to take part in the Taber Shield which was won by the Mid West District with the Central Western District coming home second. On September 22, two teams will be going to Condobolin for the Jones Shield.  This will be the 60th Anniversary of this event so our players can expect something special from the Condobolin ladies.

Teams selected to represent Forbes are:

Pat Hodson, Ann Mackay, Sandra Priest and Annette Tisdell. Anne Walker, Pam Stevens, Lyn Simmonds and Jan Waugh. September 29, the Cannon Merritt Trophy will be played against Parkes at Forbes. Selected to play are Margaret O’Connell, Glynes Ryan and Carmel Murray;  Colleen Dean, Pam Stevens and Judy Girot,  Anne Nixon, Judy Kerr and Lyn Simmonds. Anyone who can’t play in any of these events is asked to let the Bowls Committee know as soon possible. Two competition matches have been set down for tomorrow (Wednesday). 

Major Fours: Marlene Kopp, Sandra Priest, Annette Tisdell and Leisa Burton versus Alison Cutcliffe, Pam Stevens, Pat Hodson and Anne Walker.

Veteran’s Singles: Jan Waugh versus Mary Everson (Marker Carmel Murray).

Social Bowls: names in by 9.30am for a 10am start. Good bowling everyone.

Bridge results

September 12 we played a five table Mitchell movement. The North South winners were Peter MacPhillamy and Louise Payne on 60.50 percent with Marcia and Jan Slack-Smith in second place on 58.50 percent. The East West winners were Ray and Elizabeth Jelbart on 64.00 percent with Jane and Peter West in second place on 58.50 percent. September 15 we played a five table Howell movement. The winners were Marcia Slack-Smith and Elizabeth Jelbart on 67.60 percent with Doddy Englert and Kay Toohey in second place on 59.70 percent and Goldie Ridley and Colleen Venables in third place on 53.20 percent.


Croquet Notes for week ending September 17

Hopefully our flood waters will get away before the next lot of rain that is predicted.  Our AGM was postponed because of water problems for a few of our members and it has been decided to try again for September 27, again at the Vandenberg hotel followed by a lunch to celebrate some of our members birthdays, with three special 80th’s on the agenda. President John and wife Cherylin are due home by then.

Results Golf Croquet Tuesday, September 13

Dorelle Scott, Joan Littlejohn 7 defeated Mary Hodges, Alec Todd 6, Ken Styles, Elvy Quirk 8 defeated Kath Broderick, Dorothea Croker 5, Evelyn Mahlo, Bruce Field 12 defeated Lorna Field, Libby Smart 1, Marj Styles, John Brown 7 defeated Tony Thomson, Merv Langfield 5, John H Browne 8 defeated Bill Scott, Jane Hanbury 5, Judy Ellis, Lorraine Todd 7 defeated Nev Morrison, Veva MacCullagh 6, Robin Pols, Bob Murray 8 defeated John MacCullagh, Marg Nelson 5, Jane Hanbury, Elvy Quirk 10 defeated Judy Ellis, Dorothea Croker 3, Bill Scott, Libby Smart 9 defeated Joan Littlejohn, Kath Broderick 4, John H Browne, Bruce Field 8 defeated John Brown, John MacCullagh 5, Robin Pols, Marg Nelson 9 defeated Mary Hodges, Veva MacCullagh 4, Lorna Field, Tony Thomson 7 defeated Marj Styles, Merv Langfield 6, Dorelle Scott, Ken Styles 9 defeated Alec and Lorraine Todd 4, Bob Murray, Sam Kilmore 9 defeated Nev Morrison, Evelyn Mahlo 4, Ken Styles Jane Hanbury 9 defeated Mary Hodges, John MacCullagh 4, Dorelle Scott, Veva MacCullagh 10 defeated Lorraine Todd, Marg Nelson 3, Joh H Browne, Bill Scott 11 defeated Elvy Quirk, Lorna Field 2, Bob Murray 7 defeated Libby Smart 6, Robin Pols, Alec Todd 7 defeated Tony Thomson, Kath Broderick 6, Bruce Field, Marj Styles 7 defeated Evelyn Mahlo, Merv Langfield 6, Dorothea Croker, Nev Morrison 9 defeated Sam Kilmore, John Brown 4.

 Aussie Saturday, September 17

Doreen Rogers 14 defeated Elizabeth McLean, Merv Langfield 9, Bill Scott, Dorothea Croker 14 defeated Tony Thomson, Alec Todd 10, Judy Ellis, Bruce Field 14 defeated Dorelle Scott 10, Bob Murray, John H Browne 14 defeated Kath Broderick, Marg Nelson 5, Sam Kilmore, John MacCullagh 14 defeated Ros Rennick, Lorraine Todd 11, Mary Hodges, Veva MacCullagh 14 defeated Joan Littlejohn, Lorna Field 11, Elizabeth McLean, Veva MacCullagh 14 defeated Libby Smart, Sam Kilmore 10, Bruce Field 14 defeated Dorothea Croker, Ros Rennick 10, Doreen Rogers, Merv Langfield 14 defeated Kath Broderick, Lorna Field 10, Joan Littlejohn, Dorelle Scott 14 defeated Mary Hodges, Bob Murray 11, Bill Scott, Judy Ellis 14 defeated John H Browne, Marg Nelson 10, Alec and Lorraine Todd 14 defeated John MacCullagh, Tony Thomson 11, John H Browne, Dorothea Croker 14 defeated Dorelle Scott, Veva MacCullagh 10, Judy Ellis, Doreen Rogers 14 defeated Lorna Field, Alec Todd 10, Marg Nelson, Ros Rennick 14 defeated John MacCullagh, Sam Kilmore 10, Libby Smart 14 defeated Kath Broderick, Tony Thomson 13, Loraine Todd, Bob Murray 14 defeated Joan Littlejohn, Bill Scott 13, Bruce Field, Merv Langfield 14 defeated Elizabeth McLean, Mary Hodges 11.

Bogan Gate Golf

By Shortie

More golf has been postponed than played. The Bogan Gate course recently was under flood so the Bogan Gate Mens Tournament was postponed until October and September’s golf has been a non event. 

Games played in August: August 27 the club held an 18 hole Stableford event with a few dedicated golfers attending. Winner was Graeme Hunter with 33 points runner-up was Steve Edwards on 32 points no nearest the pins were won. August 29 the ladies braved the course and elements to play their 27 hole members Foursomes. Due to several factors the Foursomes was reduced to 18 holes. Scratch winners for 2016 was the pairing of Maureen Boness and Dorelle Scott with 109 Scratch, Handi-cap winners were the pairing of Shirley Nutley and Ida McIntyre with 102 net. The remaining golfing calendar has been amended. Please consult with Captain, Secretary or President for alterations.

Lady Golfers

2016 Ladies AGM at 5.30pm October 5 at the Sportsman’s Hotel. Enquires call President Colleen Venables  0438 158 942


By Colin Hodges.

Making hay while the sun shines was Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb led a recent expedition to the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival in outback Queensland. During his time away, many meetings were washed out in NSW including Parkes, Mendooran, Mudgee, Collarenebri, Grenfell and Walgett in the local region. Hosting the meetings were Betoota, Birdsville and Bedourie. The towns are on the border of the Simpson desert. Average rainfall, per annum, is about 125mm yet ironically the 2016 Birdsville races were nearly abandoned when around 50mm flooded the track during race week. Over the Carnival the Robb stable had five winners and with several placings picked up over $50,000 prize money plus a $3,000 bonus for Jen See See being the leading horse (3 wins) and $1,000 for Rodney Robb being leading trainer. Ridden by Dubbo jockey Kody Nestor for Rodney Robb and the owner Hunter Valley publican Wayne Brown,Jen See See came from behind to win at Betoota as a $2.80 chance. Jen See See (Kody Nestor) started the $2.40 favourite when leading all the way to win at Birdsville and completed the hat-trick when starting at $2.80 eq.fav. and finishing strongly after a slow getaway to win at Bedourie when ridden by Robb's apprentice Clayton Gallagher.

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