Forbes sporting ins

Major Triples competition in play: Women's Bowls L-R Pam Stevens and Annette Tisdell keeping watch on the Head.
Major Triples competition in play: Women's Bowls L-R Pam Stevens and Annette Tisdell keeping watch on the Head.

Women’s Bowls

A very pleasant day was had last week with one game of triples and two games of pairs played socially. We also had two rinks playing Major triples competition. 

Ann Mackay, Sandra Priest and Jan Waugh were playing Lesley Dunstan, Jill Taylor and Hazel Prince and with some great play by Hazel as skip up against a more experienced Jan Waugh they all finished up a draw.

Then it was another toss up and Jan’s team came out the winner by three shots 17-14. A great game to watch Pat Hodson Annette Tisdell and Leisa Burton were trailing the whole game against Alison Cutcliffe, Pam Stevens and Mary Everson but on the last few ends Leisa’s team were the winners 17-13.

The winning rink for the day went to Leisa’s team and the lucky meat tray winner was Pat Hodson who had a lucky day all round!

The final of the Major Triples will be played on the July 26 between Leisa’s Team and Jan’s Team.

Presidents Day is tomorrow with ladies asked to help set up tables at 2pm today and don/t forget to bring a slice and something for the trading table.  

We will be having morning tea at 9.30am and play begins 10am. We are expecting bowlers from other clubs and look forward to a great day.

Leisa Burton spoke on her wonderful experience playing at the Australian Open with top players from around Australia. She qualified in most of her games and was an unforgettable time for her.

There will be no social games tomorrow but will commence again on Wednesday, July 26. 

by Colleen Liebich


On Monday, July 10 we played a six table Mitchell movement.

The North South winners were Peter MacPhillamy and Alpana Mahagaonkar on 60.80 per cent, with Judy Kerr and Helen Hurley in second place on 55.80 per cent.

The East West winners were Peter and John Quin on 70.40 per cent with Di Findley and Kay Toohey in second place on 53.30 per cent.

On Thursday, July 13 with numbers again well down we played a three table Howell movement.

The winners were Helen McQuie and Alpana Mahagaonkar on 67.00 per cent with Gai Hudson and Marie Jolly in second place on 62.00 per cent.

In third place on 49.00 per cent were Di Findley and Helen Hurley.


 This week we are sending best wishes for a complete recovery to one of our major stalwarts in Alec Todd.

We hate to see any of our members not well enough to join us at Croquet, so hurry and get those tests done and get back to us. We all miss you and Lorraine. Thanks to John and other members for stepping up to help Libby set up.

Another one out of action is our Secretary Anne. Hope you are mended soon Anne.

Our good news is that Dorothea has passed her medical and driving test, so well done Dorothea.

Hopefully it won’t be long till you have a good set of wheels to allow you to travel in warmth and comfort again, mind you Motorised scooters are wonderful things for all seniors, but not when you are travelling on these cold winter mornings.

Golf Croquet results Tuesday, July 11: Barry White, Jill Rubie 7 defeated Kath Broderick, Bruce Field 5. John H Browne. Elvy Quirk 8 defeated Colleen Liebich, Kevin Rubie 5. Caryl Slattery, Lyn Simmonds 8 defeated Joan Littlejohn, Lily Allegri 5. Tony Thomson, John Brown 8 defeated Harley Stewart, Merv Langfield 5. Dorelle Scott, Lorna Field 7 defeated John Allegri, Veva MacCullagh 6. Libby Smart, Jeff Liebich 10 defeated Joh Cole, Dawn Thomas 3. John MacCullagh, Dorothea Croker 8 defeated Robin Pols, Nev Morrison 5. Bill Scott 9 def Bob Murray 4. Lyn Simmonds, Merv Langfield 9 defeated Joan Littlejohn, Lily Allegri 4. Jeff Liebich, John Brown 8 defeated John MacCullagh, Elvy Quirk 5. Robin Pols, Harley Stewart 8 defeated Lorna Field, Dorelle Scott 5. John ALLEGRI, Veva MacCullagh 7 defeated Dorothea Croker, John H Browne 6. Bruce Field, Kath Broderick 7 defeated Bob Murray, Kevin Rubie 6. Caryl Slattery, Jill Rubie 7 defeated Barry White, Tony Thomson 6. Colleen Liebich, Libby Smart 7 defeated John Cole, Dawn Thomas 6. Nev Morrison 7 defeated Bill Scott 6. Lyn Simmonds, Libby Smart 7 defeated Colleen Liebich, Dorelle Scott.  Joan Littlejohn, Bob Murray 10 defeated Dorothea Croker, Elvy Quirk 3. John Cole John Brown 10 defeated Lily Allegri, Veva MacCullagh 3. Lorna Field, Kath Broderick 7 defeated Caryl Slattery, John MacCullagh 6. John H Browne, Kevin Rubie 7 defeated Nev Morrison, Bill Scott 6. Barry White, Robin Pols 10 defeated Merv Langfield 3. Tony Thomson, Jeff Liebich 10 defeated Bruce Field, Jill Rubie 3. Harley Stewart 7 defeated John Allegri 6.

Aussie Saturday July 15: Some very good games with some close scores today, in what started out as an extremely foggy morning but turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.

We really enjoyed sitting in the sun and enjoying our nice hot cuppa and raisin toast, not to mention the chin wag as well

John and Veva MacCullagh 14 defeated Jill Rubie, Barry White 11. Libby Smart, Bill Scott 14 defeated Bruce Field, Tony Thomson 10. Merv Langfield 14 defeated Dorelle Scott, Colleen Liebich 13. Jeff Liebich, John H Browne 14 defeated Cherylin Cole, Lorna Field 12. Kevin Rubie, Robin Pols 14 defeated Kath Broderick, Bob Murray 10. Harley Stewart, Dorothea Croker 14 defeated Joh Cole, John Allegri 12. Bruce Field, Barry White 14 defeated John MacCullagh, Bill Scott 10. Colleen Liebich, Kevin Rubie 14 defeated Harley Stewart, Cherylin Cole 9. John H Browne, Veva MacCullagh 14 defeated Dorothea Croker, Jeff Liebich 12. Lorna Field, John Cole 14 defeated Jill Rubie, Kath Broderick 12. Dorelle Scott, Robin Pols 14 defeated Merv Langfield, Libby Smart 13. Bob Murray, John Allegri 14 defeated Tony Thomson 12. Cherylin Cole, Kath Broderick 14 defeated Lorna Field, Libby Smart 13. Kevin Rubie, Veva MacCullagh 14 defeated John Allegri, Bruce Field 12. John MacCullagh, Dorothea Croker 14 defeated Colleen Liebich, Dorelle Scott 13. Robin Pols, Bill Scott 14 defeated Harley Stewart, John H Browne 12.

 by Veva MacCullagh

Veteran’s Golf

With great outdoor winter weather veterans golf last week again attracted very strong support.

In the Forbes/Parkes 12 hole competition last Thursday, 30 played with 18 from the host club Parkes, while Forbes made up the remainder.

Parkes presented the major winner in Rod Luyt top scoring with 30 points for the 12 holes from Forbes' Geoff Coles on 25.

Encouragement award went to Laurie Wakefield with 11, not his usual form.

Nearest the pins, fourth hole, A grade Ian Phipps (P), B grade Chris Goodie (P). 11th hole, A Sunna Bell (P), B Graham Cooke (P).

Ball sweep to 22 points. 25 Robert Lea (P), 24 Phil Bishop (P), John Pearce (P), 23 Ted Morgan (F), Geoff Drane (F), Ian Phipps (P), Dale Stait (P), Peter Unwin (P), Rick Glover (P), 22 David Williams (F), Alf Davies (F).

In the Mick Miller Shield, Parkes 146, Forbes 136.

Play on Thursday will be 18 holes here in Forbes with nominations from 9.30am for a 10 tee-off.

As this is the Lachlan Valley monthly 18 hole competition with players from all over, Forbes members are asked to bring a plate for morning tea.

Again impressive numbers for Cheating Tuesday last week where Barry Toole was an impressive 12 holes winner with 29 points.

Daylight second it was reported.

A reminder to ladies they can joint Cheating Tuesday when ever they like.

Ball toss this morning at 9.30am to determine playing partners.

For all information on veterans and other golf in Forbes and district contact the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.         

by Short Putt’s Mate    


Junior draw 

  • 5pm Lachlan Commodities versus Westpac
  • 5.30pm  Loomzy's Fish 'n' Fix versus McGroders

Senior draw 

  • 6.10pm Toyota versus  Beauties and the Beasts, (ref Hackers) 
  • 7.10pm Hackers versus Howies, (ref Toyota)
  • Bye Lachlan Commodities