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Forbes Women Bowlers: Alison Cutcliffe, winner of the Under 70s Singles competition. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Forbes Women Bowlers: Alison Cutcliffe, winner of the Under 70s Singles competition. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Social bowls was enjoyed with 2 games of pairs played Pat Hodson and Lyn Elliott defeated Colleen Liebich and Anne Nixon and Noela Girot and Margaret O’Connell defeating Hazel Prince and Judy Kerr and Sandra Priest sharing a game, good to see Sandra playing again after her operation.

The Veteran’s singles competition was played with Judy Girot playing all her best bowls to defeat Anne Walker 25-8 Pat Hodson received a forfeit from Ann Mackay so the final of the Veteran’s Singles will now be played on 1st November with Judy Girot versus Pat Hodson. The under-70s singles final was played with Alison Cutcliffe defeating Lesley Dunstan 25-8. The game was very even at the first half  then with Alison getting the lead and winning comfortably at the end.

A Consistency Pairs Competition is being organised so ladies please put your names in the book as this closes on November 1. The club is hosting a 3 bowl pairs competition December 2-3 with 28 teams at a maximum number. 22 teams are already booked in, some coming from Sydney so get your team registered before you miss out

By Publicity Officer Colleen Liebich

Veterans’ golf

Forbes veteran golfers recorded the largest the number of representatives in the field of 62 which played the monthly 18 hole Lachlan Valley tournament in Cowra last Thursday. Cowra was well presented with plenty of grass all over while the greens were 'friendly' being on the slower side compared to what is being superbly presented here in Forbes. Our A-grade players relished the conditions with Max Haley stating he has never hit the ball better in recent months to top score with 43 points, three from Richard Nixon who faltered slightly towards the end of a very solid round.

B-grade winner was Lester Black from Cowra with 41 points, runner-up Richard Hamilton from Parkes with 37 on a countback. Cowra representative Colin Ridding won C grade with 42 points from Ron Newham of West Wyalong runner-up with 36 on a count-back. Max Haley was top qualifier in the NSW Veterans Medal for 2018 from Colin Ridding and Lester Black.

Nearest the pins, 5th L Rogan (Pks), 7th M Dwyer (Pks), 14th M Haley (Fbs).

Ball sweep, 37 points L Ryan (Cwa), R Smith (Pks), 36 C Allen (Pks), P Kimber (W/W), R Baker (Fbs), 35 K Lindsay (W/W), J Murphy (Cwa), H Tawant (Cwa), 34 R Cartwright (W/W), J Pearce (Pks), D Withers (Cwa), 33 R Luyt (Pks), C Clark (W/W), J Webster (Cwa), D Stait (Pks), J Haley (Fbs), P Kay (Fbs), D Thomas (W/W), S Simpson (Pks), I Phipps (Pks), D Spalding (Cwa).

In the Coles/Miller Shield, Cowra 120 points, Forbes 119, Parkes 110, West Wyalong 102, Grenfell 29, Condobolin 0.

Forbes/Parkes vets play their weekly 12 hole competition on Thursday in Parkes with noms from 12.30am for a 10am tee-off.

Last week Cheating Tuesday welcomed three visitors, from Gundagai, Coolangatta and South Australia. They made up the field of 20 who enjoyed playing a course which was being set up for the final two rounds of the championships, hence very fast, but true, greens. Two regulars fought out the finish with Frank Donohue on top with 29 points on a count-back from Barry Parker. Ball toss at 9am today for playing partners in Cheating Tuesday. Veteran golfers are reminded that the Nissan Classic is for all players, and that veteran trophies are decided by nett scores, not off the stick. That way all players are equal before a ball is hit.


Croquet again was played under warmer conditions both days although a little chilly start on Saturday. We had a good attendance on both days which was pleasing to see and  maybe the warmer weather has enticed people to come out earlier.

October 17: Congratulations go to John H Browne, Joan Littlejohn and Tony Thomson on attaining three wins in all their three games and  on Saturday last  congratulations to John H Browne John Cole Bruce Field and Kevin Rubie also on winning all three games. On Saturday it was lovely to see John MacCullagh back playing after a few weeks away with his wife Veva whilst she has been in hospital.  A warm welcome home both to John and  Veva. Veva   is on the improve.  Hope it will not  be long until we see Veva  coming to join us at croquet again.

It was great to welcome Colleen Clifton on Saturday for a game and hopefully she enjoyed the company and the game and we hope to see her on a regular basis.

Golf Croquet  17th October

B Scott M Hodges 8 defeated R Rennick L Field 5, K Broderick J Littlejohn 8 defeated L Todd D Croker 5, T Thomson JH Browne 7 defeated L Smart J Brown 6 K Rubie C Liebich 7 defeated E Quirk D Scott 6 B Field M Langfield 7 defeated B White B Murray 6 J Rubie 10 defeated J Allegri 3 C Slattery J Cole 7 defeated E Mahlo A Todd 6 K Broderick J Littlejohn 8 defeated R Rennick B Field 5 M Langfiield L Smart 7 defeated C Liebich B White 6 E Quirk D Scott 8 defeated E Mahlo J Brown 5 B Murray 10 defeated C Slattery 3 J Cole M Hodges 8 defeated D Croker J Rubie 5 T Thomson L Field 10 defeated L Todd J Brown 3 J H Browne A Todd 7 defeated B Scott K Rubie 6 R Rennick J Littlejoihn 7 defeated E Quirk L Field 6 L Smart 8 defeated K Rubie 5 T Thomson K Broderick 9 defeated C Liebich M Langfield 4 D Scott B Field 7 defeated J Cole 6 L Todd B Murray 8 defeated D Croker B Scott 5 J Allegri J Brown 7 defeated J Rubie M Hodges 6

Aussie croquet 21st October

J MacCullagh L Smart 14 defeated J Littlejohn  E Quirk 11 B Field J Allegri 14 defeated M Langfield T Thomson 11 B White E McLean 14 defeated R Pols J Ellis 12 J H Browne A Todd 14 defeated L Todd R Rennick 11 J  & C Cole 14 Defeated D Croker L Simmonds 11 J Liebich J Rubie 14 defeated C Liebich D Rogers 11 K Rubie K Broderick 14 defeated L Field B Murray 12 J Cole C Liebich 14 defeated C Clifton R Pols 9 L Simmonds E McLean 14 defeated A Todd J Littlejohn 10 J MacCullagh L Field 14 defeated J Rubie K Broderick 10 J Ellis K Rubie 14 defeated C Liebich M Langfield 10 L Todd D Croker 14 defeated R Rennick J Allegri 11 B Murray D Rogers 14 defeated C Cole K Broderick 13 J H Browne 14 defeated L Smart 12 E Quirk B Field 14 defeated B White 10 B White L Smart 14 defeated L Field T Thomson 10 J Allegri J Littlejohn 14 defeated D Rogers L Simmonds 8 C Clifton R Pols 14 defeated D Croker E Quirk 11 J Rubie J H Browne 14 defeated J Ellis K Broderick 12 B Murray A Todd 14 defeated C Cole L Todd 12 B Field J Cole 14 defeated J Liebich M Langfield 10 R Rennick K Rubie 14 defeated C Liebich J MacCullagh 13

Croquet is becoming a very popular sport and not only for the mature aged. If you are interested in coming down for a game just call in about 8.45am  on a Tuesday or Saturday we would love to welcome new members. One can play for the first six weeks for only a small charge of two dollars.

Contributed by Elvy Quirk