John Wynne was the standout player in Saturday’s stableford playing off a handicap of 8.
He finished the game with a grand total of 42 points.
He was two under for the front nine and was going great guns on the back of nine until he tangled with a double bogey seven, he had more strive on the 16th dropping another shot, all up a very good game by him.
Pat Walsh 39 points was close in the end, likewise Rex Vane and Chook Hawley both 38 points were never a serious threat to John.
The tables were turned in Sundays 4Ball, where Pat teamed up with the unpredictable Barry Howell. Between them they amassed a solid 45 points, thanks mainly to Barry's good golf on the par three ands an out of the blue, 4 pointer on the third.
Pat did his share whenever his partner was struggling .
Runners up with 44 points and should have won, were Mick Beetson and John Wynne, the fickle finger of fate struck them both on the fifth where they both washed out without going over the fence.
Their back nine was a ripper where there peeled off 25 points.
Ozzie Smith and his swinging partner Barry had 43 points, Rex and Tex 38 points.
Pin winners for the weekend were Tony Lewis, Chook and Ozzie. Golf next Saturday is R.B.P.T meat Tray Trophy Day, the game is a 4 ball. stableford aggregate medley.
Sunday is the marathon foursomes championship, 38 holes for the men with a 9:30am start and 27 holes for the ladies with a 10:30am start.
Badge drawn this Thursday is for $800.
Don Lister with his bung foot had a shot at the $1200 jackpot and missed by a mile,s another chance for some lucky person this week.
TIGERS & RAIDERS FINISH 14-ALL
Macquarie Raiders co-coach Steve McLellan is hopeful Sunday’s 14-all draw with the Nyngan Tigers can be the result which kickstarts his side’s Group 11 season. The Raiders had a chance to win the match after the siren following a last-gasp try but Josh Merritt’s attempted conversion from wide out was waved away. Despite just missing out on a win, McLellan said there was a mountain of positives to take from the result.
“It was four-all at half time and I said we were in it on the back of our defence,” McLellan said. “We had a kick in the second half and they went 100 metres and scored and that’s the type of thing that’s been killing us this season. But this week, for whatever reason, the boys didn’t drop their bundle. They did regroup came back really strong. I said to the boys, as much as we’d like to win we’ve got to think of the confidence we’ll take from that because it is not easy to win there.”
McLellan hailed the influence of prop Kepu Nathan, who led from the front against Nyngan’s physical pack.
The result, coupled with losses suffered by Narromine and Wellington, means Macquarie now has a three point buffer in fifth place. The Raiders are also three points behind the fourth-placed Forbes Magpies, who won at Wellington.
After suffering a disappointing and heavy loss to CYMS last round, the Magpies muscled up in defence at Kennard Park and led the Cowboys 8-0 at half time.
Jake Grace and his men then went on with the job in the second 40 and went on to score a 22-6 victory. Nyngan is one point ahead of Forbes on 11, while Parkes moved to 12 points and outright second behind Dubbo CYMS with a 30-16 win at Narromine’s Cale Oval.
The Jets came into the match with plenty of confidence after back-to-backs wins following six losses to start the season but the Spacemen have proven themselves a contender this season. After a tough first half the Spacemen led 16-4 and despite the Jets showing again they are now no pushovers, the visitors went on to score a 14-point win.
ROUND EIGHT SCORES
DUBBO CYMS 72 (Brad Pickering 3, Kieran Cubby-Shipp 3, Jarryn Powyer 2, Ben Marlin, Wade Kavanagh, Maika Serelevu, Joeby Vetakaula, Hayden Howell tries; Alex Bonham 6 goals, Pickering 4) defeated DUBBO WESTSIDE 12 (Carl Ralph, Alfred Smith tries; Brayden Peachey 2 goals); FORBES MAGPIES 22 defeated WELLINGTON COWBOYS 6; NYGAN TIGERS 14 drew with MACQUARIE RAIDERS 14; PARKES SPACEMEN 30 defeated NARROMINE JETS 16
DUBBO WESTSIDE 22 defeated DUBBO CYMS 19; WELLINGTON COWBOYS 40 defeated FORBES MAGPIES 8; NYNGAN TIGERS 17 defeated MACQUARIE RAIDERS 10; PARKES SPACEMEN 34 defeated NARROMINE JETS 16
DUBBO CYMS 40 defeated DUBBO WESTSIDE 16 FORBES MAGPIES 24 defeated WELLINGTON COWBOYS 16 MACQUARIE RAIDERS 40 defeated NYNGAN TIGERS 18 PARKES SPACEMEN 70 defeated NARROMINE JETS 0
DUBBO CYMS 26 defeated DUBBO WESTSIDE 10 MACQUARIE RAIDETTES 12 defeated NYNGAN TIGRESSES 8 PARKES SPACECATS 34 defeated NARROMINE JETS 12 FORBES MAGPIES 42 defeated WELLINGTON COWGIRLS 10
NYNGAN TIGERS UNDER-12s
The Mighty Tigers Under 12's were again dominant this week running away with a 36-0 victory over the Wellington Cowboys on our home turf. The Tigers ran in 8 unanswered tries in a superb performance. The boys played well from the outset performing their set plays at the right times. They dominated the ruck by playing the ball quickly when we had the ball and getting good numbers in the tackle when we defended.
Every single player for the Tigers played brilliantly but there was a few boys that deserve a special mention. Our star winger Jack Melchoir produced his best game of the season. He was involved heavily in both attack and defence. He made 5 big runs making good ground each time and he came up with a well deserved try late in the game that brought the crowd to their feet.
Our big front rower from Bourke Cooper Sheridan also played very well. He was second on the tackle count list and topped our hit up list. He ran hard as always and troubled the defence each time he charged into the Wellington line.
Our other winger Harry Gudgeon was another stand out. He finished off a couple of wide backline plays beautifully with his blistering speed. He is a real talent. He backs up for the Under 12's after playing in the Under 11s and always stands out in both grades.
Actually, a number of our players in the Under-12s’ back up after playing under11's and they always perform admirably. We regularly have Cooper Black, Hunter Carter, Mason Rope, Jeremy Holmes, Harry Gudgeon, Gus O'Neill, Darcy Yeomans, Jack Findlay and Riley Wood help us out. Also, one of our Brewarrina boys Ty Boney and our Bourke front rower Cooper Sheridan are both still eligible to play Under 11's but are always two of the best players in the Under 12's which shows the talent of these boys.
Three points this week went to Jack Melchoir. He also got Players Player. In fact all 18 players in the team voted for Jack as their Players Player this week and that is the first time this year we have had a unanimous vote for players player! Well done Melch!
Gudgo got the 2 points this week for his slick performance and Cooper Sheridan got one point.
The try scorers this week were Isaac Drady, Ty Boney, Dan Kennedy, Hunter Carter, Jack Melchoir and Cruz Cook, all getting a try each and Gudgo got 2 tries. The boys now have 2 weeks off for the school holidays before we meet Cobar in 3 weeks time. Keep up the good work boys and we will be there when it counts in September.
DUCK CREEK RACES
NYNGAN - SATURDAY TRACK GOOD(3)
1-MDN PLATE 900m: 8.50 FLATLEY’S FORTUNE (ch g 4y Reward For Effort – River Dance Queen. Trainer: G L Bignell) 67 (Mr Michael Gray) 1, 3.50 SHE’S WILD 65 (Mr R Blewitt) 2, 2.50 fav NINO 67 carr 65 (S Fogg) 3. Then followed: 3.60 Sheer Pluck 6.00 I Love Ida 9.00 Congrats Baby last. All started. 1-1/4 len, lg nk. Time: 0.51.25 (hand timed). (No sect time).
2-RST TROPHY (1) 900m: 7.00 BULBADAH (b g 4y Testa Rossa – Lyrics. Trainer: R C Robb) 62 (Maddison Wright) 1, 9.00 SINNENDOR 62 (Katelyn Jenkinson) 2, 3.60 WHISPADAH 63 (Mr R Blewitt) 3. Then followed: 3.00 fav Vonnida 8.00 Three Rar 11.00 Henny’s Harmony 15.00 Nice One Son 12.00 Dublin Dan 5.50 Jonairley last. Scr: Secret Tic. 2-1/4 len, len. Time: 0.50.90. (No sect time).
3-TROPHY RACE 900m: 2.00 fav ACE LIGHTNING (b g 5y Swiss Ace – Veil (NZ). Trainer: R C Robb) 64 (Maddison Wright) 1, 5.50 MAXIMOO 62 (Mr R Blewitt) 2, 4.00 FRIENDSINLOWPLACES 69 carr 66 (Wesley Boyd) 3. Then followed: 7.00 Long Lasting 13.00 Unshinkable 13.00 Montanah Lass last. All started. 3-1/2 len, sht hd. Time: 0.51.13. (No sect time).
4-HCP (CL B) 1250m: 7.00 LINKED (b g 4y Related – Any Joy. Trainer: James Hatch) 62.5 (Mr Michael Gray) 1, 2.80 fav GAGARIN 62 carr 63 (Billy Owen) 2, 4.00 TURF ON TOP 64 (Maddison Wright) 3. Then followed: 21.00 Blinkin Doubtful 15.00 Windsor Castle 15.00 Nutbush 7.00 Noceur 4.60 Bold Suggestion 15.00 Nipper’s Destiny 10.00 Lucky Cash last. All started. 1-1/2 len, 2-1/2 len. Time: 1.14.38. (No sect time).
5-TROPHY RACE 1250m: 9.00 REHANAAT (ch m 5y Hard Spun (USA) – El Ashb (IRE). Trainer: Ms S Jeffries) 62 (Mr Ashley Boyd) 1, 17.00 DIDYAHEARME 62 (Katelyn Jenkinson) 2, 4.60 EMERALD FORTUNE 67.5 carr 64.5 (Wesley Boyd) 3. Then followed: 4.00 eq fav War Groom 4.00 eq fav Double Halo 4.00 eq fav Tips And Beers 8.00 The Real McCoy 21.00 Stourhead 18.00 Combine 17.00 Modest Hero last. Scr: John’s Jet, Easiestgameonearth, Over In Killarney. 3-1/2 len, 3/4 len. Time: 1.13.83. (No sect time).
6-RST TROPHY (1) 1600m: 7.00 TAINOS (gr f 3y Mastercraftsman (IRE) – Hurricane Mist (IRE). Trainer: R C Robb) 63.5 (Billy Owen) 1, 3.20 fav MORE RANSOM 65 (Maddison Wright) 2, 7.00 SUMAN THE YAK 63.5 (Mr R Blewitt) 3. Then followed: 17.00 Shake My Head 4.20 The Clash 18.00 Enormously 21.00 Olive Beauty 15.00 Chances 21.00 Desert Road 5.00 Magic Road last. Scr: Jidibi, Maroon, Sinn