Forbes Sporting News

Ladies Golf: Julie Hurkett winner of the 2017 A-grade Ladies Championship. Congratulation to everyone in the winning circle.

Ladies Golf: Julie Hurkett winner of the 2017 A-grade Ladies Championship. Congratulation to everyone in the winning circle.

Veterans Singles: L-R Pat Hodson Runner-up and Judy Girot Winner.

Veterans Singles: L-R Pat Hodson Runner-up and Judy Girot Winner.

Forbes Women’s Bowling

The Veteran’s Singles competition final was played between Judy Girot and Pat Hodson with Judy winning 27-23. It was a very good match with both players deserving the win At one stage Judy was down by six shots and the last end was played with one shot the difference A great game to watch!

Great Pairs: Louise Payne and Peter Quin of Condobolin, came second out of sixteen hundred pairs in Australia.

Great Pairs: Louise Payne and Peter Quin of Condobolin, came second out of sixteen hundred pairs in Australia.

We had three games of social bowls played with Sandra Priest and Pam Stevens defeating Margaret O’Connell and Anne Walker. Judy Kerr and Kay Toohey defeating Mary Everson and Hazel Prince all playing pairs and a triples game of Alice Allen Alison Cutcliffe and Colleen Liebich defeating Judy McLuckie Lyn Simmonds and Carmel Murray with Colleen’s team rink winners on the day.

Margaret O’Connell won the meat tray and  Mary Everson will be celebrating her birthday this week Happy Birthday. Congratulations to Jan Waugh who is now an Accredited Marker and Umpire!

A Consistency Pairs Competition has been drawn up and the first round can be played any time before the November 16, please wear the new uniforms. To play social bowls tomorrow a phone call between 8.30am and 9am for a 9.30am start is necessary for teams to be organised. Look forward to seeing you there.


In the recent Australia wide bridge competition for pairs, local Forbes woman, Louise Payne and her playing partner Peter Quin of Condobolin, came second out of sixteen hundred pairs who competed throughout Australia. Louise is an associate member of the Parkes Bridge Club and she and Peter who is a full member at Parkes, play there every Thursday.

Last year in the same tournament they came ninth. It is a great achievement for the pair. They received a congratulatory letter from the Australian Bridge Federation and a specially engraved pen each. Last week they topped off a good year by winning the Parkes Gill Ross trophy just beating Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara.

On Monday, October 30 we played a five table Howell movement. The winners were Alpana Mahagaonkar and Peter MacPhillamy on 63.90 per cent, with Di Findley and Kay Toohey in second place on 63.00 per cent and in third place on 59.30 per cent were Ray and Elizabeth Jelbart.

On Thursday, November 2 we played a four table Howell movement. The winners were Marcia Slack-Smith and Elizabeth Jelbart  on 73.20 per cent with Judy Kerr and Geoff Coles in second place on 58.30 per cent and in third place on 53.80 per cent were Di Findley and Helen Pitt.

Veteran golf 

Former Australian left hand B grade golf champion Geoff Coles had memories of yesteryear last Thursday posting 30 points to win the weekly Forbes/Parkes 12 hole competition.

Played on the magnificent Forbes course with fairways near the best they have been for decades and greens running true and reasonably fast all enjoyed the day in the best of outdoor conditions.

Runner-up was Parkes' Dale Stait with 29 points on a count-back from our own Lyndon Byrne who made a welcome return to vets.

Nearest the pins: ninth A grade Alf Davies (F), B grade Lyndon Byrne (F), 18th A grade Dub Rodgers (P), B grade Peter Unwin (P). Ball sweep; 29 points Lyndon Byrne , 28 Barry Shine (F), Geoff Drane (F), 25 Peter Barnes (F), Csaba Belley (P), 24 Bruce Squires (F), Garry Pymont (F), Ken Sanderson (F), John Whatmore (F), Garry Collits (F).

In the Mick Miller shield with the best six scores from each club, Forbes out of 22 players scored 184 to Parkes' 136 out of ten players.

Thursday will see play in Parkes with noms from 9.30am for a 10am shot gun start. The following Thursday will be the monthly 18 holes at the home of the 'best feed in the Lachlan Valley', Condobolin.

In Cheating Tuesday last week the best was Neil Herbert with 30 points for the 12 holes. Beaten on a count-back were Geoff Drane and Geoff Coles.      

Cheating Tuesday today from 9am and again over 20 players are expected. The course is immaculate at present and all is ready for the Nissan Classic on Saturday and Sunday.

There are still vacancies, early and late, for any players to take part as there are divisions for A, B and C grades in men. Ladies, junior and veteran players are also catered for.

If anyone has a cart they won't be using this weekend organisers of the classic would appreciate if you could make it available for hiring out. For all on golf and the classic contact the Pro Shop on 6851 1554. Finally, today is Cup day and we have a tip for you, Marmelo. Good luck if having a punt.


We hope that members were well prepared for the trick or treating of the neighbourhood children and weren’t caught out with tricks. As always there were some very competitive games on Tuesday and Saturday with one Tuesday game resulting in an absolute slaughter of two members whose names won’t be mentioned. Both days have been a little low in numbers with illness, holidays and other activities taking precedence. Welcome back Anne and Harley Stewart from their overseas jaunt.

November 7 is Melbourne cup day with two sweeps to be held for members, bring your loose change along as there will be no facility to change notes. In view of Melbourne cup day falling on our birthday lunch day, the latter has been moved to November 14 with lunch to be held at The Chinese Garden restaurant after the mornings games.

Golf Croquet Tuesday October 31: Libby Smart, Mary Hodges 8 defeated Bruce Field, John Brown 5. Dorelle Scott, Colleen Liebich 9 defeated Lorna Field, John Cole 4. John MacCullagh, Neville Morrison 8 defeated Bill Scott, Elvy Quirk 5. John Browne, Alec Todd 7 defeated Mal Smith, Carol Slattery 6. Merv Langfield, Joan Littlejohn 7 defeated Bob Murray, Tony Thompson 6. C Clifton, Evelyn Mahlo 9 defeated Dorothea Croker, Lorraine Todd 4. Bruce Field, Tony Thomson 8 defeated Mary Hodges, John Browne 5. Bill Scott, Libby Smart 9 defeated Evelyn Mahlo, Carol Slattery 4. Dorelle Scott, John Cole 8, defeated Lorraine Todd, Merv Langfield 5. Mal Smith, Lorna Field 7 defeated Neville Morrison, Joan Littlejohn 6. Elvy Quirk, Dorothea Croker 9 defeated John MacCullagh, John Brown 4. Bob Murray, Alec Todd 8 defeated Colleen Liebich, C Clifton 5. Mal Smith, Elvy Quirk 7 defeated Lorraine Todd, Joan Littlejohn 6. Alec Todd, Bob Murray 9 defeated Carol Slattery, Libby Smart 4. Dorelle Scott, John Cole 8 defeated Evelyn Mahlo, Merv Langfield 5. John MacCullagh 11 defeated Lorna Field, Dorothea Croker 2. Bruce Filed, Colleen Liebich 9 defeated C Clifton, Neville Morrison 4.

Aussie Croquet Saturday November 4: Tony Thomson, John Browne 14 defeated Bruce Field, Barry White 10. Kathleen Broderick, Harley Stewart 14 defeated Lorraine Todd, Lyn Simmons 13. Barry White, John MacCullagh 14 defeated John Allegri, Doreen Rogers 11. Elvy Quirk, Colleen Liebich 14, defeated Anne Stewart 11. Joan Littlejohn, Lorna Field 14, defeated Bob Murray, Alec Todd 13. John MacCullagh, Bruce Field 14, defeated Tony Thomson, Colleen Liebich 9. Anne Stewart, Lyn Simmons 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Doreen Rogers 12. Harley Stewart, Lorna Field 14, defeated Kathleen Broderick, Jeff Liebich 12. Joan Littlejohn, John Allegri 14 defeated Libby Smart, Lorraine Todd 11. John Browne, Barry White 14 defeated Bob Murray, Alec Todd 12. Bruce Field, Bob Murra14 defeated Colleen Liebich, Elvy Quirk 13. Alec Todd, John Browne 14 defeated Libby Smart, Doreen Rogers 11. Tony Thomson, John MacCullagh 14 defeated Harley Stewart, Lyn Simmons 10. Kathleen Broderick, Barry White 14 defeated Jeff Liebich, Lorraine Todd 11. Anne Stewart, Joan Littlejohn 14 defeated John Allegri, Lorna Field 11.