Nyngan sporting news

Netball

The team is a fantastic mix of some very talented players who have been playing B Grade for quite a while, coupled with the young new recruits.

The team consists of: Britt Burt, Jess Gibson, Emma Beetson, Shelby Dunn, Maddy Horo, Cassie Bartley, Ebony Wardman, Chloe Vernon, Leah Bailey and Abbey Buchanan, and they are ably coached by the man Mark Beetson.

Last week saw the girls play well for their first hit out and the 46 all draw was a reflection of the game. This week the team played the Deadly Dragonflies and lost in a tight 51 to 48 battle.

Chloe Vernon was amazing as always with her strong holds and defense as goal keeper and Shelby Dunn potted some lovely long distance shots and was always looking for the rebound as goal attack.

Ebony Wardman was determined in defense and owned the player of the quarter in the third.

Come to courts next Saturday at Dubbo at 3pm and you will be treated to some fantastic shooting from Shelby, Britt and Emma, controlled mid court play from Jess, Maddy, Abbey, Cassie and Leah, amazing defense from Chloe and Ebony and entertainment from number one supporter Damian Lewis.

Bowls

The men’s No 7 Pennant players travelled to Lithgow last weekend for the play off of Zone but failed to make the State. Lady No 3 pennant team will travel to Cowra for the Regional play off on Monday and Tuesday and we wish them the very best.

Major Singles rounds:  Melissa Arandale defeated Debbie Piper.  Helen Beetson defeated Dianne Smith. Tristan Dalforno defeated Alex Miles.  Teressa Rose defeated Deanna Stephens.

Major Pairs rounds: Helen Beetson and Rose Ryan defeated Narelle Bevan and Emma Daley. Kevin Reynolds and Rodney Ryan defeated Phil Gibson and Ron Sullivan.  Albie and Jake Homer defeated Wayne Arandale and Rick Pitt. Golden Oldies: Winners Kevin Reynolds, Ken Simmonds and Dick Stoper. The badge draw on Sundays will now be from 12noon–2pm. Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday 10am –Friday night Barefoot bowls at 6.00pm and Sunday 10.30am.

Golf

The Keno four Ball Qualifier was the big game on the weekend, the successful ones go to Trangie for a Regional playoff at a later date. Winners with a F.A.Q score of plus eight was Dang Holmes and Brendan Burt. 

Brendan starred early on with a string of Pars and a Birdie on the under rated eighth. 

They teed on the 19th with plus five to their credit, Dang came good with Birdies on the 13th and 15th then a washout on the 16th. After some poor chip shots, they survived on the last couple of holes to be a couple ahead of Codge McCarthy and Tim Tulenew on plus six, they edged out Deb Matheson and Robyn Harris. 

For second possie on a count-back , both teams had good chances of catching the winners with a washout  bringing Codge and Tim on done. 

The girls were plus six after ten holes and remained at that mark for the rest of their round.  Dang played the best shot  seen in Nyngan for a while, 80 metres away from the green on the 13th, he completely duffed his shot then slam dunked his next shot into the cup for a birdie.   

Very light on for numbers in Saturday’s four Ball, winners were the husband and wife team of Greg and Deb Matheson with 46 points, good scoring in the icy conditions. A mile behind on 37 points was Nate Matheson and Pat Walsh, Brendan Burt was the sole pin winner the rest jackpot.   

Next Saturday is the May Monthly Medal 18 Hole Stroke and Sunday is 18 Hole Stableford. Badge draw  is for $900 and the new Jackputt is worth $250, Sam Keating got it very close from the maximum distance last week.

Ladies Golf

Wednesday 9th May saw a large field of 24 players 14 of which completed the 2nd round of Perry Bowl and remainder competed for Marj Kelly Trophy Marj also kindly donated nearest pin Trophies and the Raffle.

Worthy winner of Perry Bowl was Viv Halbisch 137 nett (over 36 holes). Absolutely splendid two rounds of golf. Perry Bowl runner up was Betty Green 138 nett. A-grade and Marj Kelly Trophy winner was Viv Halbisch 64 nett. B grade winner; Dale Harding 73 nett. Optional Ball winners; first Wendy Jeffery 68 nett (another quiet achiever). Second Betty Green 71 nett, third Heather Bootle 72 nett, fourth Vicki Gainsford 74 nett.

Nearest Pin ninth Viv Halbisch; 17th Betty Green. Drawn card went to Peta Ferrari. Marj Kelly kindly donated raffle was won by Carole King.

Saturday, May 12 a cold windy afternoon only six players attended golf, eight players were needed to play Monthly Medal and second round WGNSW Medal those two events have been transferred to another date. A Stableford event was held. A grade winner Viv Halbisch 37points. B grade winner Dale Harding 31 points. C grade winner Joy Whiteman 24 points. Nine Hole winner Wendy Jeffery 15 points.

Nearest Pin ninth Viv Halbisch 17th Joy Whiteman. Drawn Card went to Bev Woods. Only Opp ball was won by Sue McCutcheon 35 points. Raffle was kindly donated by Vicki Gainsford and won by Wendy Jeffery. Today and yesterday Vicki Gainsford will be playing her heart out at Western Districts Bathurst Golf Club. Vicki has promised to come home with a wheel barrow full of Trophies! Best of luck Vicki!!!

At home today May 16 a Par event will be played for Valerie Edmunds Trophy. Tomorrow Thursday, May 17  Narromine Veterans Tournament Stableford event 9am Hit Off. Saturday, May 19 Sharpe Family two Person Ambrose Day.

Wednesday, May 23 Elaine Ashdown Memorial Stableford Day with Solo Ladies Trophy. Mixed Draw. This is an ALL DAY don’t forget your plate for Lunch. It has been decided at Wednesday, May 9 committee meeting to invite Solo Ladies along to afternoon tea Saturday, May 26 after the first round of Championships and Jeanie Gordon’s Memorial Trophy. We are asking all to donate to Ovarian Cancer. Weekly Ponder;-The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but what direction we are moving!

GERRIES’ GOLF

DOUBLE FOR WILLIS

Once again there was an excellent roll up of 18 players for the weekly Gerries golf competition played on the front nine of Royal Narromine.The event was what was called as a "Mulligan Competition" and very few players were familiar with the event.

The one person who was very familiar with the event was our ‘El Supremo’ Terry Willis

and you have guessed it right, he returned a score of 34 stableford points to blitz the field.Well done Terry, we will have to check the handicap book next week to ensure the handicapper has done his job on the winners.Runner up was Ron Green on 29 points.The NTP went of Bill Burke with a fine shot but unfortunately only one golf ball was in the pot.The NAGA prize for the week went to Charlie Burrowes- oh how the mighty have fallen.

Attention then turned to the Pool competition where another good field was assembled.The decision was made for Ross King and Chris Harding to play the final which drew howls of opposition but the decision was final. The opening match went to Mal Richardson and Gus Smith who defeated Bill Burke and Bob Fletcher. The second game went to Charlie Burrowes and Terry Willis who defeated Mal McIntyre and Norm Lewis. Burrowes and Willis won the preliminary final against Mal Richardson and Gus Smith.They then challenged Chris Harding and Ross King in the grand final.

This event was a real thriller and even thought Harding and King were off the grass, they went down in a popular win to Burrowes and Willis.Burrowes was seen at his very best and carried Willis to his first major double of the season.

This afternoon the Gerries’ will attack the back nine with a stableford competition to the hit off at 3pm.

Players are reminded the Veterans Annual Open tournament will be played to-morrow with a hit off at 9am The event is an 18 hole stableford and there will be competitions for both men and women.Entries will be accepted from 8am.

Racing

Parkes jockey Tiffany Jeffries has now won the $10,000 WesTrac Cobar Cup (1700 metres) three times following a tough win by the Russell Green-trained Victorian Crown in the feature event, before a big crowd on Saturday. Previous Cobar Cup winners for Tiffany Jeffries have been War Horse for Russell Green who trains at Wangaratta in Victoria and Grimm for the Craig Tyack stable at Tullibigeal