Forbes sporting news

Ladies Bowls

Fourteen ladies graced the green for a very pleasant morning of bowls last week and with the weather warming up were most appreciative of the earlier start. Lyn Elliott, Pam Stevens defeated Lesley Dunstan, Colleen Dean 20/7. Anne Nixon, Anne Walker drew with Margaret O’Connell, Carmel Murray 18 all. Alice Allen, Loris Stewart, Mary Everson defeated Irene Reilly, Hazel Prince, Jan Waugh and when Jan had to leave early Sandra Priest stepped in with the final score 21/8.

The prize winners for the day were Lyn Elliott and Pam Stevens and the in house competition was won by Alice Allen. The Charity Spider was won by Margaret O’Connell and Irene Reilly who each received a box of chocolates. The second last round of the Consistency Pairs was played earlier with Jan Waugh and Pam Stevens defeating Annette Tisdell and Loris Stewart 125/95. The final of this event will be played on a date to be advised.

Don’t forget that if you want to see some good bowls being played, come to the club at the week-end and watch the players taking part in the Pairs Carnival. A lot of time and effort has gone into organising this event so a big audience would be appreciated.

The Christmas Party is on Wednesday December 13 and the cost will be $15.  Also, each member is asked for a donation of $5 towards the cost of the Hamper Raffle. Presentation of trophies, badges etc. will be held at 6pm on Thursday, December 7 and everyone is invited to attend. Don’t forget, names in by 8.45am tomorrow.

-by Dawyn Harvey

Veteran Golf

Forbes/Parkes veteran golfers played their weekly 12 hole competition in Forbes last Thursday where a rejuvenated David Williams continued his good form to win with an impressive 30 points. Another in a patch of form, Ray Sanderson, was runner-up with 28 points on a count-back after a week earlier collecting a win in the Southern Highlands Veterans Week of Golf. Parkes did not leave Forbes empty handed with Mick Dunn taking home the Encouragement Award on 15 points.

With 33 starters (Forbes 22, Parkes 11) we won the Mick Miller Shield 164 points to Parkes' 145. Nearest the pins, ninth A grade Alf Davies (F), B grade Csaba Belley (P), 18th A grade Tony Cogswell (F), B grade Ray Sanderson (F).

Ball sweep to 25 points. 28 points Garry Pymont (F), Robert Lea (P), 26 Tom Edols (F), Bruce Squires (F), Geoff Coles (F), 25 Ken Sanderson (F), Garry Collits (F), Jim Moloy (F), Geoff Drane (F), Graham Cook (P), Sunna Bell (P).

Thursday will be a feature for Parkes with the St Andrews Golf Day. Nomination from 9am for a 9.15am 'conditions outline for a 9.30am start. It may mean that you have had to play three previous LVVGA games in vets this year and of course be financial. Entry fee is $15, 12 holes, 30 prizes, A, B and C Divisions, ball comp, long drive, the list goes on. Players also dine out on BBQ meal for lunch.

It's a big day for Cheating Tuesday players today with their Christmas cheer luncheon after their usual 12 hole competition. It is expected all who have enjoyed this social outing regularly to be present today to be welcome by competition co-organisers Geoff Coles and Geoff Drane. Ball toss at 9am for playing partners before drinks and lunch. Last week there were 22 starters where the talented leftie Barry Parker found the course to his liking posting 30 points. Beaten on a count-back was the smooth swinging David Williams.

-by Short Putts Mate

Squash News

Last Wednesday November 23 was our Short Comp’s second round. Experience showed on Court one as Louise Webb lost to Debbie Bryant and Sarah Jane lost to sub Lindy Cowhan. Next door Ethan Gaffney had a difficult win aiding Coomb’s to a victory. The Bilsborough brothers captained Court three proceedings, Wayne won as did his team thanks also to Alex Bayley’s victory over Michelle Bentick.   

Team Results were: Allegris (8) lost to Roachs (13) Brendon defeated Nathan 3–0, L.Webb lost to D.Bryant 0–3 and S J Miller lost to sub L.Cowhan 0–3. W Bilsboroughs (12) defeated D Bilsboroughs (9) Wayne defeated Danny 3–1, A.Bayley defeated M Bentick 3–0 and P.Cormie lost to K.Acret 0–3.

This Week’s Draw: D Bilsboroughs versus Coombs, Roachs versus W Bilsboroughs, Acrets versus Allegris.

Thursday night, Court one had two classic matches; old pros, Garry Dempsey and Pete Cowhan put on a show. Garry nudged ahead in the fifth set to beat Pete, no easy feat lately. Then young guns, Blair Thomas and Brodie Acret fired. Blair narrowly lost set five 17 – 19.

On Court two another Pete, Thompson this time, won against Tim Coombs taking Pipers to a 20 point win. Court three highlights were Harry Callaghan defeating John Betland in set four 21–19 and Kacey Nightingale losing set three 22 – 24, then eventually the match to Lockie Miller.

Team Results were: Acrets (15) lost to Kings (20) Regan lost to sub S Hornery 0–3, D.Haynes lost to K.Sharp 0–3, G.Dempsey defeated P.Cowhan 3–2, B.Thomas lost to B Acret 2–3. Pipers (20) defeated Allegris (14) Darryn defeated Brendon 3–0, sub H Callaghan lost to D Bayley 0–3,  P.Thompson d T Coombs 3–0, G.Falvey lost to D.Bryant 0–3. Deardons (12) lost to Hornerys (23) sub R.Acret lost to Sam 0–3, J.Cannon lost to N.Roach 1–3, H.Callaghan defeated J.Betland 3–1, K.Nightingale lost to L.Miller 2–3, D.Willis lost to S.Mackay 0–3.

This Week’s Draw: Hornerys versus Allegris, Kings versus Deardons, Pipers versus Acrets.

-by Drop Shot!


On Monday, November 20 we played a seven table Mitchell movement. The North South winners were Louise Payne and Peter MacPhillamy on 67.60 per cent with Peter Dorn and Fay Davis in second place on 56.00 per cent. The East West winners were Ray and Elizabeth Jelbart on 62.20 per cent with Di Findley and Helen Pitt in second place on 58.30 per cent.

On Thursday, November 23 we played a five table Howell movement. The winners were Judy Kerr and Geoff Coles on 68.50 per cent with Marcia Slack-Smith and Elizabeth Jelbart in second place on 56.90 per cent and in third place on 51.90 per cent were Enid and Alan Baker.

-by Judith Kerr

Croquet News

Weather wise this day was the pick of the season. Some close games especially an epic battle between John Cole and Bill Scott on the second last game of the day. Winning scores of three games saw a battle of the sexes on Tuesday with four women; Dorelle Scott, Kathy Broderick, Joan Littlejohn and Robin Polls outnumbering the men with scores of three games, Mal Smith, Alec Todd, and Barry White.

Saturday morning warmed up very quickly, hitting off at 8.30am on Tuesday and Saturday mornings in order to beat the heat. Winners on the day with scores of three games were Dorothea Croker, Bruce Field and Bob Murray. A reminder to all members that our Christmas lunch will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 12noon at the Vandenberg pub. 

Harley Stewart, Joan Littlejohn 8, defeated Neville Morrison, Libby Smart 5. Mal Smith, Lorna Field 7, defeated Elvy Quirk, Alec Todd 6. John Cole, Glenys Ryan 7, defeated Lily Allegri, Dorothea Croker 6. Bruce Field, John Allegri 8, defeated Ken Styles, Merv Langfield 5. Tony Thomson, Kathleen Broderick 9, defeated Evelyn Mahlo, John MacCullagh 4. Dorelle Scott, Mary Hodges 7, defeated Veva MacCullagh, Marjorie Styles 6. J.H.Browne, Barry White 7, defeated Lorraine Todd, Bob Murray 6. Bill Scott, Robin Pols 7, defeated Carol Slattery, Jill Rubie 6. Neville Morrison, John Allegri 10, defeated Jill Rubie, Elvy Quirk 3. Dorothea Croker, Bill Scott 9, defeated Lily Allegri, Libby Smart 4. Merv Langfield, Joan Littlejohn 7, defeated Harley Stewart, Marjorie Styles 6. John McCullagh, Robin Pols 8, defeated Carol Slattery, Tony Thomson. Dorelle Scott, John Brown 7, defeated Evelyn Mahlo, Glenys Ryan 6. Kathleen Broderick, Mal Smith 7, defeated Ken Styles, Mary Hodges. Alec Todd, Veva MacCullagh 7, defeated Bob Murray, Lorna field 6. Bruce Field, Barry White 7, defeated Lorraine Todd, John Cole 6. Mal smith, Barry White 7, defeated Glenys Ryan, Libby Smart 6. Jill Rubie, Robin Pols 9, defeated Alex Todd, Carol Slattery. Joan Littlejohn, Marjorie Styles 8, defeated Lorraine Todd, Bruce Field 5. Veva Mac /Lorna Field/ Kath Broderick 7, defeated J.H Browne, Lily Allegri 6. Merv Langfield, Alex Todd 8, defeated Bob Murray, John Allegri 5. John Cole 8, defeated Bill Scott 5. Dorelle Scott, Evelyn Mahlo 8, defeated Tony Thomson, Ken Styles 5.

Aussie Croquet Saturday, November 25: Barry White, Dorothea Croker 14, defeated Lorraine Todd, Colleen Liebich 11. Merv Langfield, Bill Scott 14, defeated J.H. Browne, Roslyn Rennick 11. Bob Murray, John Allegri 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Kathleen Broderick 11. Lorna Field, Jill Rubie 14, defeated John MacCullagh, Colleen Clifton 13. Anne Stewart, Tony Thomson 14, defeated Joan Littlejohn, Libby smart 12. Bruce Field, Robin Pols 14, defeated Dawn Watkins, J. Rogers 9. Kevin Rubie, Veva MacCullagh 14, defeated Dorelle Scott, Harley Stewart 11. Bill Scott, Dorothea Croker 14, defeated Robin Pols, Dawn Watkins 4. Colleen Liebich, Joan Littlejohn 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Bill Scott 11. Barry White, John MacCullagh 14, defeated John Allegri, Lorraine Todd 12. J.H.Browne, Colleen Clifton 14, defeated Lorna Field, Jill Rubie 10. Kevin Rubie, Libby Smart 14, defeated Kathleen Broderick, J. Rogers 10. Bruce Field, Merv Langfield 14, defeated Harley Stewart, Tony Thomson 7. Anne Stewart, Bob Murray 14, defeated Veva MacCullagh, Roslyn Rennick 9. Harley Stewart, Bruce Field 14, defeated Barry White, Joan Littlejohn 11. Libby Smart, Veva MacCullagh 14, defeated Colleen Liebich, Merv Langfield 11. Bob Murray, Lorna Field 14, defeated Dawn Watkins, Dorelle Scott 11. Elvy Quirk, Kathleen Broderick 14, defeated Anne Stewart, John Allegri 13. Tony Thomson, John MacCullagh 14, defeated J.H.Browne, Colleen Clifton 12. Robin Pols, Dorothea Croker 14, defeated John MacCullagh, Lorraine Todd 12.

-by Anne Stewart 

Netball news

The Finals of the Spring night competitions for both mixed and ladies teams will be played this week. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make the competitions a success. Best and Fairest awards will also be presented. If the weather is unsuitable to play the Finals on Wednesday night, the team that finished first on the point score ladder will be declared the winners.

The Presentations for both divisions will then be held at 7pm, if there are no games played. Last week, CWD did not do their umpiring duty for the first time, and have lost two competition points, and must pay a $20 fine.

Ladies competition-final placings; Postie (Minor premiers), Forbes Engineering, CWD, with Golfie and Hooligans equal points. Mixed competition-final placings; H & S (Minor premiers), Zenith, McClintocks, Top Shots, Maguires.

All umpires who are in the FNA Umpire program will be paid on Wednesday night.

Annual General Meeting: The AGM of the Forbes Netball Association will be held on February 15 2018 at 7pm at the Forbes Services Memorial Club. All nominations must be emailed to Secretary Tiff Nicholson email 

Dates for 2018

  • The new Fast 5 night competitions for both mixed and ladies teams will be run from mid February and all of March, and finish before Easter.
  • The Forbes All Age regional carnival will be held on May 6.
  • The Forbes and district Primary schools gala day will be held on Monday March 5. Help will be needed and appreciated on this day.
  • The Saturday competition Come and Try day will be held on March 10.
  • Regional League will be played in Orange on February 25, March 25 and April 15.

Netball courses: There are many netball courses available on the NNSW website. The summer break could be a great time for coaches, umpires and selectors to update, in the E Learning section of the NNSW website. 

Draw for Finals Wednesday November 29

Ladies competition: 6.30pm crt 4 Postie versus Forbes Engineering.

Mixed competition: 7.40pm crt 4 H & S versus Zenith.

Presentations held immediately after each game played.