Forbes sporting news | Minor Singles Final, Loris Stewart is the winner of the Minor Singles for 2019.

Ladies Bowls: Winner of the minor singles for 2019 Loris Stewart and runner up Kay Toohey. Played at the Forbes Sport.
Ladies Bowls: Winner of the minor singles for 2019 Loris Stewart and runner up Kay Toohey. Played at the Forbes Sport.

Ladies Bowls

What a great day for bowling sun shining and no wind, we had two games of pairs and one game of triples, game one.

Margaret Oconnell and Glenys Ryan won their game against Noella Girot and Pat Markey, game two Pam Stevens and Anne Nixon had a win against Alice Allen and Judy Girot.

Triples; Jan Waugh Carmel Murray and Gail Mackay had a win against Colleen Liebich Robyn Mattiskie and Jenny Curry.

Minor Singles Final, Loris Stewart is the winner of the Minor Singles for 2019 runner up Kay Toohey, congratulations to Loris well done.

Liesa Burton is up at the Gold Coast competing this week and doing very well Monday June 3 in pairs had two wins one loss.

Wednesday, June 5 two wins and a loss by three + 19.

Winners of the social bowls on Wednesday, June 5 were Margaret Oconnell and Glenys Ryan, the raffle was won by Carmel Murray , congratulations to the winners.

Social Bowls on next Wednesday names in between 9am and 9.30am to play at 10am, ring the Forbes Sport and Recreational Club on 6852 1499.

Glenys Ryan

Croquet: Denny Smith and Sandy Hepburn newcomers to Croquet enjoying the Luncheon at the Sport and Recreation Club. Photo: Elvy Quirk.

Croquet: Denny Smith and Sandy Hepburn newcomers to Croquet enjoying the Luncheon at the Sport and Recreation Club. Photo: Elvy Quirk.

Veteran's Golf

The winter sun could not negate the wintery 'breath of chill' causing a number of Vets golfers to stay indoors and miss the weekly Forbes-Parkes 12-hole contest.

Last week the play was at Parkes where players were atop the rise in sunshine or in the valley in cooler shadows.

The results indicate that Parkes players dominated on their home course. Gordon Christie (P) took top spot with 29 points.

A couple of points back was Mick Bond (P) with 27 points, earning the runner-up prize on count back.

The Encouragement award went to Don McKeowen (BG) who seemed to be not comfortable away from the flat stuff, but at least he finished with more than one point per hole.

The ball sweep went to 23 points, being thrown to: 29 - G Christie (P); 27 - M Bond (P), M Lynch (P); 26 - R Luyt (P), R Smith (P); 25 - J O'Shannessy (P), T Delmenico (P); 23 - S Edwards (BG), I Phipps (P). Not one Forbes golfer got anything for their toil.

Nearest the pins went to: fourth A-grade T Cogswell (F), B-grade M Lynch (P); 11th A-grade I Phipps (P), B-grade nil.

The battle for the Mick Miller Shield was always going to be a big job for the Forbes players, who comprised 9 of the 25 starters, including the two Bogan Gate players.

It was a clear cut win by Parkes with 160 points, to Forbes 110 points.

This week the Vets play a 12-hole event at Forbes on Thursday, June 13 where I am sure the Forbes players will extract some revenge.

The Tuesday golfers were met by sunny skies after a wet Monday, but the low temperatures probably encouraged more players to stay in bed than get up for golf.

Consequently only 15 players started and ventured onto the normal route.

But some players created their own heat as the zipped around the course in good scores.

Denis Culley was very pleased with his 31 points, more so as he was well ahead of runner-up Garry Collits.

Garry has been playing well of late and managed 29 points, but admitted to having 'left quite a few out there".

How much better we all would be if every putt dropped and every shot went straight? But maybe we would have fewer things to laugh at.

For those who have not been golfed-out on the long weekend, the Tuesday golf is on today.

Make sure you are warmly clothed, and ready for a 9am ball toss and 9:30am shot gun start.

All players are welcome, young and old, Ladies and Men. Contact the Forbes Pro Shop (6851 1554) for all info on golf in Forbes.

Short Putts Mate's Cousin

Croquet

Everyone was well rugged up for Tuesday's competition in the frost. The numbers were down due to the cold weather.

I am sorry good people, winter is here. We are glad to welcome two new faces to our club.

Sandy Hepburn and Denny Smith on only their second Tuesday, won two games each.

A mighty effort considering they have never played before.

We had our June birthday lunch at the bowling club after our Tuesday's game.

John MacCullagh, Barry White, Tony Thomson and Jennifer Job celebrated the day with a large cake between them.

We would also like to congratulate Lorna Field on her 90th birthday, only ten more years until you get a message from the Queen Lorna.

We pass on our condolences to our popular member Robin Pols on the loss of her sister recently. Our thoughts are with you.

The winners of three games for Golf Croquet were Kevin Rubie, Dorelle Scott, Neville Spry and Lyn Simmonds.

There were only twenty two players for our Saturday's games which were played on very damp courts. Thankfully there was no frost and it was a very calm morning with no breeze.

Five players won their three games, John Browne, John Cole, Jill Rubie, Barry White and Neville Spry.

Members are advised and reminded that defibrillator training is to be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 9:45 am in the Forbes Sport and recreation club.

Closest game in Tuesday's Golf

  • Dorelle Scott, Bob Murray 7, defeated Jill Rubie, Carol Slattery 6
  • John MacCullagh, Marie Spry 7, defeated John Browne, Mary Hodges
  • Kevin Rubie 7, defeated Barry White 6
  • Alec Todd, Sandy Hepburn 7, defeated Harley Stewart, Merv Langfield 6
  • Neville Spry, Lyn Simmonds 7, defeated Alec Todd, Elvy Quirk 6
  • Denny Smith, Bill Scott 7, defeated Carol Slattery, John Cole 6
  • Merv Langfield, Lorna Field 7, defeated Mary Hodges, Barry White 6

Closest games in Aussie Croquet

  • Judy Ellis, John Job 14, defeated Anne Stewart, John MacCullagh 12
  • John Browne, Lorna Field 14, defeated Bruce Field, Harley Stewart 11
  • John MacCullagh, Joan Littlejohn 14, defeated Harley Stewart, Marie Spry 11
  • Anne Stewart, Neville Spry 14, defeated Judy Ellis, Bob Murray 12
  • Jill Rubie, Anne Stewart 14, defeated Bob Murray, Lyn Simmonds 10
  • Barry White, Neville Spry 14, defeated John Job, Geoff Coles 10
  • Kevin Rubie, Ray Burridge 14, defeated Elvy Quirk, Bruce Field 12
  • Lorna Field, Harley Stewart 14, defeated Lorraine Todd, Merv Langfield 13

Harley and Anne Stewart

Hockey

Junior draw

  • 5:00pm Lachlan Commodities versus Westpac
  • 5:30pm McGroders versus Loomzy's

Senior draw

  • 6.10pm Toyota versus Ralfangers Ref Green machine
  • 7.10pm Postie pub rats versus Green machine Ref Ralfangers
  • 8.10pm Hackers versus Come backs Ref Postie pub rats
  • Bye Lachlan commodities

Elise Dukes