Forbes team takes early lead in Parkes Classic Triples bowls

Geoff Williams, Lyall Strudwick and Graham West represented Forbes at the Parkes Classic Triples, taking out third place.
Geoff Williams, Lyall Strudwick and Graham West represented Forbes at the Parkes Classic Triples, taking out third place.

Parkes Classic triples: A team of bowlers represented Forbes in the Parkes Classic Triples at the Parkes Town Bowling Club on October 7 and 8. There were 14 teams competing including a team from Belrose in Sydney.

Our team of Lyall Strudwick, Graham West and Geoff Williams played well on the Saturday to win all three of their games, defeating two Parkes teams and the Belrose team, to take the lead for the day.

Sunday’s first game became a disaster for our boys but they improved as the day wore on and after a quick change of positions we had a runaway win. Results: Col Hayward’s team from Parkes took first place with five wins; second was Tom Fury’s Parkes team with four wins and 40 shots then our team with four wins and 31 shots. Followed by John Venteman’s Belrose team and Steve Frame’s Railway team.

Well done gents.

Jack attack: Normal Friday night bowls is on tonight but next Friday October 20 we will have a crack at Jack Attack! It is the 20:20 of bowls, fast paced and lots of fun. Jack Attack is a more social game and aimed to target generations X and Y, so invite some new players.

A and B Pairs: The A & B Pairs is making good progress. John Williams and Viv Russell played well to take a 29:16 victory from Rob Priest and Peter Mackay. The two Waynes, Moon and Burton, took a 22:11 result from Cliff Nelson and John Stringer. So now the final will be played between John Williams and Viv Russell verses Wayne Moon and Wayne Burton.

In the back draw we have John Baass and Don Craft playing Rob Priest and Peter Mackay. The winner of that match will play Ray Dunstan and Ron Thurlow in the back draw final.

Wednesday at One: Barry Shine, Eddie Gould and Brian Asimus defeated Peter Greenhalgh, John Gorton and Alf Davies in a close game. Denis Byrnes and Jim Maloy played well to defeat Kerry Dunstan and Cliff Nelson by a couple of shots. Fred Vogelsang and John Cutler claimed victory from Col Breaden and Trevor Currey. Welcome back Trevor.

Thursday arvo: A good roll up last Thursday saw 23 players including three visitors take to the greens.

Sunday morning bowls: by John Stringer. Last Sunday morning six bowlers braved the wet weather and managed to get six ends in before it got too wet to continue. John Cutler produced a photo of his resting toucher.

Men of League: On Sunday we have the Men of League Day. Individual names or teams of three in before 9.30 for a 10am start.

Also on the notice board is a nomination sheet for the Men of League Bentick Trophy. The final will be played on Sunday December 24.

From the committee: Pennant teams for next year will soon be selected. Please put your name on the notice board if you are not available for pennants. Play will be during March and April.

If you won a club championship event please put your polo shirt size on the notice board as we need to order the shirts. A combined presentation will again be held, possibly on Sunday December 10.