Nyngan sporting news

Pink Power: On Saturday, August 4, under 10's participated in the Pink Day fundraising held by Dubbo Netball Association. The aim of Pink Day is to raise awareness and fundraise for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Pink Power: On Saturday, August 4, under 10's participated in the Pink Day fundraising held by Dubbo Netball Association. The aim of Pink Day is to raise awareness and fundraise for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Netball news

 It is these exhaustive efforts made on a weekly basis that has allowed the girls the opportunity to participate in a loved team sport. On that note, thank you to all the parents that take the time out of their weekends so the girls can play.

On Saturday, August 4, we participated in the Pink Day fundraising held by Dubbo Netball Association.

The aim of Pink Day is to raise awareness and fundraise for the Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Teams give a gold coin donation and are able to wear whatever pink accessories they want, with our under tens all having pink flowers in their hair.

Though we unfortunately did not come away with a win, the girls made an outstanding effort and I am so proud of how far they have come this season, both as a team and as individuals. Go under 10’s!

Golfing goodness

What a performance by a pair of talented lady golfers in Sundays four ball, Viv Pateman and Janine Tulenew returned a score of +12.

A perfect combination scoring six pluses each, no washouts birdies over the cowal, both used their handicaps wisely keeping the ball in play and being very good with their chips and putts, an excellent effort by them.

Just a tick away with +11 was Royden Donohoe and Steve Peterson, they had +17 for the front nine the same as the girls, a tip from Croc Read straightened Roydens wayward drive late in the game it came a little too late. 

Meanwhile Peto was nailing plenty of putts to keep their score bubbling along. 

A couple of + nines were Ball winners.  Rex Vane/Tim Tulenew on a count-back over Dorro and Pat, Pin winners were Peto and John Wynne. 

Our visitor from Gailes Golf club (Brisbane) took out Saturdays Stableford, first time on the course, first time on sand greens. 

He got the cash with 38 points on a count-back over the luckless Ozzie Smith, identical scores until the bitter end when Dave Lansbury got the better of Ozzie.   

John Wynne was right on the place until the 17th scoring just the one point and totaling 37 points. 

Visitor Dave was the Pin winner. 

Scores in the ladies Mid-week were only so-so with Jenny Holmes getting around Di Donald by  a point, Colleen Anderson was a couple behind, on one scored more than 30. $200.

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-by Pat Walsh

Beautiful Bowling

The Nyngan Bowling Club members offer their condolences to the Reynolds family on the passing of Kevin better known as old Boodie. 

Kevin has been a very keen bowler and a supporter of the club for many years and we will miss him dearly.

Best wishes to the Ladies No. 3 Pennant  teams this week who are over on the Central Coast.

Bogan River Pairs will be held over the long weekend September 29 to October 1. A nomination sheet is on the club board.

Ladies will be holding their President’s Day on Saturday, September 22.  Format will be posted at a later date.

Championship games: Triples round: Wayne Arandale, Les Bexon and Rick Pitt defeated Craig Grimmond, Steven Read and Colin Williamson.

Hcp Pairs round: Trae and Damian Smith defeated Albie Homer and Greg Wright. Baden Powell and Andrew Reynolds defeated Rodney Ryan and Peter Healey.

Mixed Triples round Lyn Hawley, Ron and Dianne Smith defeated Rodney Ryan, Baden Powell and Rose Ryan is a very close game with a tied game after 21 ends and had to play an extra end.

Subscriptions for membership at the club are now overdue and payable by June 30. Please pay your membership as soon as possible.

If you have not paid your membership and your number comes out in the draw you cannot claim it.  Membership cards are now at the club to be picked up.

Golden Oldies: Winners Helen Beetson, Jenny Parry and Kenny Simmonds.

Wednesday:  Winners Deb Vane, Ron Smith and Mary Millar.

Sunday: Winners  Phil Gibson and Anne Noorderbroek (visitor from Geelong Vic).

Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday 10am, Wednesday morning 11am names in by 10.30am, Sunday 10.30am names in by 10am.

-by Marie Bexon

Nyngan Gun Club

Clay Target Shooting at Hermidale Gun Club for July.

Event 1: 10 Target 10 eye opener cash divide 

  • James Mitchell and Peter Reece

Event 2: 20 Target double barrell

  • A.Grade: Geoff Turton
  • B.Grade: Bill Dewhurst
  • C.Grade: Jason Mitchell

Event 3: Nyngan Rural Agency 30 target medly 

  • winner: Sid Kinsey

Event 4: 30 Target Jack Edgell handicap

  • winner: James Mitchell

Event 5: 20 Target continental 

  • A. Grade: Dick Tulloh 
  • B. Grade: James Mitchell 
  • C. Grade: Lucas Scales

High gun for July Bill Dewhurst clay target at its best at Hermidale Gun Club. Every event was closely contested with shoot offs on several events.

James Mitchell took out the Jack Edgell trophy for July after a marathon shoot off.

Thanks Jim for a beaut BBQ lunch. Next shoot August 25. Great to see you there. 


Local galloper Little Bertie started a pronounced favourite but still had the L plates on when scoring a remarkable win at Coonamble TAB meeting on Saturday.

When the leader kicked away halfway down the straight the chasing Little Bertie ( $ 1.55 favourite ) looked well beaten but switched to the inside by Tony Cavallo finished hard to beat Stomp ( Ashley Morgan, $6 ) by a half neck with over four lengths to third placed Alpine Royal ( Courtney Van Der Werf, $21 ) in the 1200 metres Coonamble Supa IGA Maiden Plate.

The now five year old Little Bertie had only raced once before, when a fast finishing second to Another McCloud at the recent Dubbo meeting.

The trainer Cec Hodgson and owner and breeder Stella Cleary conceded a lot of patience was required to finally get Little Bertie to the races but the effort looks like being worthwhile as the Coonamble win had plenty of merit.

Stella Cleary bred Little Bertie from Friends Venture which when a yearling filly had been won by Amelia Lundholm and Stella Cleary in a raffle conducted by the Wellington Race Club.

Friends Venture won at Coonamble but after a few more starts broke down and was retired to stud.

Runner-up at recent starts at Dubbo and Warren, the Leo Harland, Gilgandra trained The Iceman blitzed the opposition in the Gray’s Auto and A & HJ Wiatkowski  Maiden Handicap ( 1400 metres ) at Coonamble.

Patiently ridden by Tony Cavallo near the back of the field,The Iceman ( $1.85 favourite ) when given more rein swept around the field and won by six lengths from Femtometre ( Jake Hull, $14 ) and Nothing but ad reamer ( Leanne .G.Henry, $4.40 ).

There were 16 starters in the Firth Electrical and Khans IGA Benchmark 50 Handicap ( 1600 metres ) and Dubbo jockey Kacie Chater did a great job bringing Podium Bound over from an outside barrier to a nice position, running fourth.

Hitting the lead in the straight the Allan Gibson, Dubbo trained Podium Bound ( $26 ) held on gamely win in a close finish from Gotta keep the faith ( Daniel Pitomac, $101 ) and Handful Of Aces ( Andrew Banks, $20 ).

Making it nine wins and 18 placings from 84 starts, the Garry Lunn, Dubbo trained eight year old mare Cuban Lass ( Wendy Peel, $5.50 ) led most of the way to win the 2000 metres Coonamble Bowling Club and Coonamble Cellars Benchmark 51 Handicap from stablemate Pretty Pine ( Kath Bell-Pitomac, $10 ) and Viva Lavino ( Michael Hackett, $7 ).

Other winners at Coonamble were the Luke Morgan, Tamworth trained Fussdinado ( Josh Oliver, $3.80 ) and Beale Street ( Jake Pracey-Holmes, $8 ) trained at Gunnedah by Gavin Groth.

Racing at Louth on Saturday and Narromine Cup on Sunday.

-by Colin Hodges