News from Forbes' bowling greens

A and B Pairs: It’s a while since we have played the A&B Pairs competition. This year we had seven teams enter and next year we will open it up to all social members as well.

The winners this year were John Williams and Viv Russell with a sound result from the runners up Wayne Moon and Wayne Burton.

Wednesday in One: Laurie Crouch and Tony Bratton returned with a winning card from new player Neil Riley and Ray Dunstan. Ray paid me well not to print the score.

Denis Byrnes and Alf Davies finished just two ahead of Ray Sanderson and Trevor Currey. Gunna Williams and Sid Morris finished just one ahead of Barry Shine and Eddie Gould. Well done Barry and Eddie. John Gorton and Rob Priest stayed ahead of John Cutler and Barry Wright.

Next Wednesday is our Christmas party so we play at 10am for lunch on the deck at midday. All players who have put in an appearance on any Wednesday during the year are most welcome.

Thursday arvo: Good to see Harvey Elliott, Pete Brogan and Tony Bratton in the winning circle with a clear victory against Merv Langfield, John Ashcroft and Grant Lambert.

Ron Symons and Al Phillips picked up a win from Cherie Vincent and Lyall Strudwick. Fred Vogelsang and Dale Barker finished a few points ahead of John Baass and Greg Ward.

Christian West and Darryl Griffiths had a convincing win over Max Vincent and Peter Mackay. 

Friday nights: Yes Friday night bowls is a good time to relax after a busy week. It’s on tonight as usual so come along as a team or as a single.

Sunday mornings: By John Stringer.

We had 28 bowlers last Sunday morning. The first round of the Forbes Bakehouse gift voucher was played. There were four clever players with resting touchers, Peter Tisdell, Alan Smith, Col Breaden and Russell Hodge.

The winning rink went to Peter Walker and Alan Smith while the losing rink went to Clive Herbert and Viv Russell. See you all this Sunday. The Pom.

The Bentick Trophy: Play is progressing well in the Bentick Trophy handicap singles.

Russell Dietrich defeated Sid Morris in a close game, Glen Kearney defeated new man Christian West, and Scott Andrews brought an end to Cliff Nelson’s winning run.

Russell Dietrich then defeated Glen Kearney in an entertaining close game. Rus is now in the semi-finals to play the winner of Scooter and John Kennedy.

From the committee: Did you know the nomination sheets are up for both Major and Minor Fours? Get your teams together and nominate before December slips away. Play starts in January.

Tickets are still available for the big Christmas stocking.

The pennant teams will be posted up shortly. This year the 4’s play against Grenfell. Manildra and Parkes Railway. The 7’s play against Condobolin, Parkes Town and Peak Hill.

Ham run: Come and try your luck at winning on the green on Saturday December 16. Mixed Triples in mufti dress, yes it’s open to all players on Saturday afternoon. Names in by 12 for a 1 pm start.

Single nominations as we draw for partners. Two games of ten ends each, prizes include ham, turkey and  chook.

Ladies pairs

The first ladies pairs carnival has been declared a success with coordinator Leisa Burton hoping it will become an annual event.

Twenty two pairs from Sydney and the central west entered – they got one round in on Saturday morning before the storms hit, then resumed play on Sunday. Winners are pictured. 

Thank you to sponsors Bernardi’s Marketplace and Cindy at Hair with Style; to Scooter Andrews for Saturday lunch; the Forbes Women’s Bowls ladies for catering; Brian Tisdell for umpiring; greenkeeper; Rob Priest and Alf Davies for doing the board; Ann and Peter Mackay for meats; ladies for salads.