Forbes sporting news | Congratulations Forbes, well done, it was lovely to see Lindy Cannon play in the Forbes team

Lovely Ladies Bowling: Forbes Team L to R. G Ryan, S Priest, C Dean, L Willding, I Riley, L Stewart, C Liebich, A Mackay, absent, L Cannon.

Lovely Ladies Bowling: Forbes Team L to R. G Ryan, S Priest, C Dean, L Willding, I Riley, L Stewart, C Liebich, A Mackay, absent, L Cannon.

Ladies Bowls 

Forbes Defend the Cannon Merritt Cup against Condobolin and emerged the winners with a close score of 49 to 44 .

Congratulations Forbes, well done, it was lovely to see Lindy Cannon play in the Forbes team, Lindys aunty Laurel Cannon who was a state bowler along with the Merritts , donated the cup.

Names of the Forbes team who competed were; Glenys Ryan, Sandra Priest, Colleen Dean, Lyn Willding, Irene Riley, Loris Stewart, Colleen Liebich, Ann Mackay, Lindy Cannon.

Reminder; names in for the veterans teams will soon be chosen, social bowls two games of triples; A Tisdell, G Mackay, A Dent against J Girot, A Allen, J Curry score 12 / 15.

Game two, R Mattiske, as a swinger, J Kerr, J Waugh against R Mattiske, N Girot, L Dunstan. score 14 / 16.

The raffle was won by Colleen Liebich, it was Colleens lucky day.

Glenys Ryan


Golf Croquet Tuesday, September 3

Once again a large number of players were on the field for golf croquet. We had six members who won all three games Bruce Field John Cole Veva MacCullagh Elvy Quirk Kevin Rubie and Colleen Liebich.

Well done! History was made as Elvy Quirk and John Allegri won their game 13 to 0.

Following our games we enjoyed a Luncheon at the Services Club to celebrate those who have a birthday in September Celebrating were Kevin Rubie, Ruth Cheney, Lorraine Todd and Merv Langfield who unfortunately was in hospital Lorraine is spending a special birthday in Melbourne with family

Aussie Croquet Saturday, September 7

What a bleak cold day with winds coming from the South Pole 22 players braved the weather with beanies and coats with two visitors from Melbourne Alice Whitfield and David Fletcher.

After two games Elvy suggested we stop for morning tea and go home to our warm houses!

Winners of both games were Elvy Quirk Jeff Liebich John Browne and John Cole with a very close game played by John Browne and Jeff Liebich 14 against Bruce Field and Geoff Coles 13 Full credit goes to all who play in all kinds of weather to play croquet.

Colleen Liebich


The Forbes Netball Spring night competitions for both mixed and ladies teams will play on Wednesday, and all players must now be registered before they can take the court.

There is room for a team to enter in the Mixed competition, and take up the bye.

Registration includes the online registration to FNA and NNSW, through MyNetball, plus the $40-00 competition levy per player per team.

New registrations may pay the full amount online, and players who have already registered for the 2019 year just need to pay the cash at the office on Wednesday night.

Players who are paying their $40-00 competition levy with cash should come to the office in plenty of time to pay before they play.

Netball Rule books are available at the office for $15-00 for anyone who would like to learn more about the rules.

Help will be given to any player who is having trouble trying to register online.

Please come to the office early, before the game. School children who have an Active Kids Voucher should print off the voucher and bring it to the office, if experiencing problems with registrations.

All team representatives are asked to complete and correct their team sheet, if players have changed since first entering.

Players are also asked to sign in with their full name on the score sheet when they play, and not just initials.

Monthly meeting

The next monthly meeting of the FNA will be held on Thursday September 19, at 7 pm at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.

Agenda items must be sent to Secretary Melissa email All teams must be represented and will receive two competition bonus points for attending.

Draw Wednesday, September 11

Ladies competition

6 pm Office duty Van Hotel

  • 6 pm crt 9 Trundle Hotel versus Chunky Pies (Marg Spackman/Postie Hotel)
  • 6 pm crt 10 Not Fast But Furious versus Ruff Nek Ring Ins (Robyn Kenny/Straya Mate)

7 pm Office duty Aggies

  • 7 pm crt 9 Postie Hotel versus Hughes & Co (Marg Spackman/Ally Walsh)

Mixed competition

  • 7 pm crt 10 Van Hotel versus RBCC (Jack Piercy/Robyn Kenny)

8 pm Office duty RBCC

  • 8 pm crt 9 NSG to Postie versus Swampies (Robyn Kenny/Van Hotel)
  • 8 pm crt 10 Straya Mate versus Aggies (Hannah Staines/Trundle Hotel)
  • 8 pm crt 11 Couples Retreat versus Gundamain Guns (Marg Spackman/RBCC)
  • bye-FPS Teachers

Robyn Kenny

Veteran's golf

Forbes veteran golfers travelled to Parkes last Thursday for the weekly 12 hole competition and returned home sharing all laurels with their 'twin town' rivals.

Leading the charge was Garry Pymont who was near his best to record 28 points, the best of the day, from Parkes competitor Bill Warren next on 26.

Steve Edwards, Forbes member from the Bogan Gate club must have had his mind of last weekend's Bogan Gate Open as he was off his game receiving the encouragement award.

In the Mick Miller shield were the best six club scores count Parkes with 21 representatives came out on top with 146 points from Forbes best out of 14 players only one point behind on 145.

Nearest the pins, 4th A grade Peter Bristol (P), B grade John O'Shannessy (P), 11th Alf Davies (F), B grade Bob Barter (P).

Ball sweep to 23 points. 25 points, Geoff Drane (F), Ian Phipps (P), John Dwyer (P), 24 Ted Morgan (F), Nym Dzivba (P), 23 Alf Davies (F), John Whatmore (F), John O'Shannessy (P), Bob Barter (P), Roy Bell (P).

Thursday's play will be here in Forbes over 12 holes, noms from 12.30pm for a 1pm shot gun start.

David Williams found the middle of the fairways to blitz the opposition last Tuesday over 12 holes scoring a creditable 34 points off his revised mid-week handicap with two and three pointers on all holes except one.

Daylight second with the next best while Barry Shine led the rest home recording 29 points.

Eighteen players were present last week and with more outdoor weather predicted this number is expected to grow. But we would like to see golf cancelled due to heavy rain.

All golfers, young and old, female or male, are invited to Tuesday's 12 holes today with assemble at 9am for the 9.30am shot gun start. For all information on golf in Forbes phone the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.


The cheering could be heard on the other side of the Castlereagh River on Saturday when the locally owned He's Our Toy Boy won the 1200 metres Edwards Livestock Exports Mendooran Cup.

Raced by a group of rodeo enthusiasts from Mendooran, the eight year old gelding He's Our Toy Boy is trained at Tamworth by Jane Clement and was ridden to perfection by Tony Cavallo.

After enjoying a nice run close to the pace, the heavily backed He's Our Toy Boy ( $3.50 to $2 favourite ) reached th lead in the straight and scored by nearly a length from Satan Da ( Kate Cowan, $7 ) and Zoutenant ( Yvette Lewis, $4 ).

Despite the severe drought, the Mendooran meeting attracted a big crowd and a drought of a different kind was broken when Miss Sakkara won the 800 metres Class 2 Handicap.

The last race won by Miss Sakkara was at Mungery Picnics in October 2015 and since then the now eight year old mare had started 40 times with the best result being eight second placings.

Trained at Forbes by Dennis Bush for his son Nathan Bush and his daughter in law Amanda Bush, Miss Sakkara ( $6 ) with Bathurst based apprentice Ashleigh Stanley in the saddle led throughout to win by two lengths from Tango Time ( Ashley Morgan, $4.60 ) and Sophie's Choice ( Daniel Pitomac, $21 ).

Collarenebri Cup meeting is on Saturday with the Dubbo TAB meeting on Sunday to feature the $100,000 Dubbo City Toyota Gold Cup and $50.000 Picnic Championship Final.

Colin Hodges