The week in Nyngan sport

Nyngan ladies bowls team that played in Trangie (Front) Betty Carney and Doreen Read (Back) Maxine Christoff and Sis Beetson.

Nyngan ladies bowls team that played in Trangie (Front) Betty Carney and Doreen Read (Back) Maxine Christoff and Sis Beetson.

BOWLS

LADIES

The Nyngan bowling club will be hosting several great events in this coming weekend being District Triple and the women will play each other at Nyngan. All members will enjoy these games so come along and support the players.

Ladies Pennant teams will held on Saturday and Sundays from 18th February 2017. Saturday Nyngan Blue will against Nyngan Red.  Sunday 19th Nyngan Blue will play will play Dubbo City at Dubbo and Nyngan Red will play Macquarie at Dubbo. The games that had to played this weekend were deferred until 18th and 19th March due the extreme hot weather conditions.

On the weekend of February 18 the men will play District Triples at Nyngan. There are several Triple teams from around the area contesting in this event.

Golden Oldies Winners: Col Gillespie and Andrew Reynolds. Sunday Winners: Tom O’Neill and Colin Williamson. Nomination sheets are on the board for all ladies events and also the mixed pairs. The nomination will close on Sunday 12th February. Results for all events in next week’s news.

Tuesday Golden Oldies at 10am.

Mick Beetson was one of the five golfers who braved the heat to play on Saturday. He was the winner. Here he is with Sandra Beetson. Photo: FILE

Mick Beetson was one of the five golfers who braved the heat to play on Saturday. He was the winner. Here he is with Sandra Beetson. Photo: FILE

GOLF

NYNGAN

MEN

Trailing the leading bunch with just three holes to play, Les Dorrington and Nate Matheson closed the gap and hit the front with a stunning eagle on the 16th. 

Nate's drive finished near the second tee and Dorro's "Texas Wedge" finished in the hole, a birdie on the 13th and a heap of pars gave them 28.75 nett.  Just a touch ahead of Ron Finlay and Tex Tomek on 29.12 nett, a birdie on the 17th boosted their round.

Unlucky losers were Greg Woods and Sam Keating on 29.25 nett a score which would have won any of the three previous weeks. 

Pin winners were president Pete and Tex. 

Five dedicated golfers played in Saturday's 47 degree heat, the winner with 39 points was Mick Beetson.

He was a slow beginner with two washouts in his first three holes.

Once he warmed up, he peeled off five birdies and as many pars for a two shot margin over Greg Matheson who was the pin qwinner. Matt Sheather had 36 [points, Brendan Smith had 32 points with Simon Bartley the most heat affected a long way behind.

Best score in round 13 of twilight was 47 points by "Teacher's Pets." Team is made up of Kirby Edwards, Tristan Dal Forno, Brent Harris and Toby Miles.

There are six rounds go, equal leaders on 21 points are the "Aussie Hotel" and "Neill Earthmoving." The quite achievers are "Macquarie Electrics" and are close enough with 18 points.

The Badge Draw this week is for $700, the jackpot putt is approximately $400, John Wynne had a rack at it last week without much luck. You must be a financial member of 2017 to be in the badge draw. 

RUGBY LEAGUE

GROUP 11

Focus on strength of competition

A state league featuring the likes of Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, Wagga and Tamworth was just one of the many proposals discussed at Sunday’s Western Rams Rugby League boundary review meeting.

Identities from almost all the region’s competitions attended the meeting at Wellington, designed to discuss any possible competition structure changes in the future.

An outside consultancy agency also attended the event to gather the ideas and put them together in a report.

That report, expected to be done in the next six to eight weeks, will then be put back to the regional committee for further discussion and feedback.

Group 11 was the most well represented competition at the meeting while there was also representatives from Group 10 seniors and juniors, the Castlereagh League, Group 14, Lachlan and District Junior League, the Midwest Rugby League and the Woodbridge Cup.

Country Rugby League regional manager Western Peter Clarke said there was a “good attendance” and “good discussion” but said any comment on outcomes would be pure speculation at this early stage.

Dubbo CYMS chairman Kevin Walkom said a state league featuring country NSW’s biggest regions was mentioned, as was the idea of  a western league featuring the likes “Lithgow, Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo”.

CYMS kicked off the debate over competition structure last year when applying to move to Group 10, a move which was later denied.

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