Congratulations to Craig Jeffery and Michael Rea on winning the Ram Trophies after defeating Adam Cochrane and Jono Davis in a great finish to win by one shot,
Semi finals held Monday morning results were Craig Jeffery and Michael Rea (Dubbo) defeated Baden Powell and Mark Fitzalan. Adam Cochrane and Jono Davis (Dubbo) defeated Sam Pryor Dylan Eather (Gunnedah).
Monday there was a Consolation game on and the winners were
Ian and Wayne Carr (Orange) and runner up Jimmy Cobcroft and Alby Homer,
Congratulations to Steven Read and Wayne Kearns on runner up at Tottenham Centre of NSW Classic Pairs last weekend.
Congratulations to Craig Grimmond on winning the Rookie Singles zone 4 at Dubbo Railway this weekend and will now go to play at State.
Handicap Singles Tim Walsh defeated Tristan Dal Forno. Semi final Teressa Rose defeated Dianne Wynne.
Mixed Fours Mick Walsh, Helen Beetson, Alby Homer and Jacob Homer defeated Rose Ryan, Rodney Ryan, Baden Powell and Rick Jermyn in a great game and thrilling finish.
Mixed Pairs Teressa Rose and Todd Rope defeated Betty Carney and Alex Miles.
Thursday winners Paul Walsh and Helen Beetson.
Sunday winners Bob Sainsbury, Wayne Kearns and Paul Walsh.
On Friday 19th October Barefoot bowls will commence at 6.30pm. A sheet will be at the club so get your names down or turn up early. There will be music and karaoke plus spot prizes on the night.
Bowls days Tuesday Golden Oldies 10.00. Wednesday names in 10.30 play 11.00am. Sunday names in 10.00am play 10.30am.
-by Marie Bexon
Deb Matheson was the winner of the October medal. She joins the other medal winners in the play-off on Saturday, October 20, 63 nett was the winning score.
Its hard to avoid trouble in a Stroke round , and Deb found plenty ofit on the fifth and 13th racking up a pair of sevens the rest was very good.
Two shots back was our open champ Chicky Parry he was even Par after 14 holes then came to grief on the lucky last putting one in the water and having a six.
A couple of 66 netts by Janine Tulenew and Greg Matheson were next best due to unforeseen circumstances the sponsored day by Steve and Merrill had to be postponed until the October 21.
In lieu was a two person Ambrose won by Chicky and Ken Burt who was a great back up to the normally solid Chicky whose tee shots were very wayward.
Tex and Tim Tulenew were one shot behind once again the last hole spoilt their day.
In the Mid-week comp the off duty schoolies had a field day with Mandy Martin scoring 30 points, eased up over the last five holes and still had a six shot margin over Janine Tulenew.
The sole Pin winner for the entire week was Mimo.
Eight locals went to Trangie for their Open, Brendan Smith won the nine hole Scratch their only success.
Next Saturday is a Stableford and Sunday is Peter Grant’s sponsored two person Ambrose event.
-by Pat Walsh
Thursday’s Chicken Run attracted ten keen bowlers in great weather. Winners for evening were Byo, Corey and Kooka. The jackpot was not won so will increase to $325 next week.
Rester didn’t go off so will increase $25 next week.
Twelve bowlers took to the greens for the Friday night Dash for Cash. Damien, Lynell and Dawn were the winners.
Two games of consistency were played over the weekend. Weaver defeated Byo and Coff defeated Barbs on Saturday. On Sunday Mozz defeated Wok.
Nomination signups are on the board for B Grade Singles and Pairs, as well as Mixed Pairs.
Back renovations were completed on Sunday.
A big thank you to big thank you to all the helpers: Doug, Rusty, Barbs, Chris, Sonny, Byo, Leanne, Weaver, Josh, Coff and Corey.
Don’t forget the A Grade final is on Saturday.
-by Brett Young
Given the responsibility of riding the favourite in the Coonamble Gold Cup on Sunday, inexperienced apprentice Reece Jones came through with flying colours when winning the $45,000 feature race on the Rod Northam trained Red Knot.
Jones ( 22 ) who is indentured to Northam at Scone, commenced his race riding career less than six weeks ago and had only ridden two winners before the important assignment in the Geronimo Farm Equipment and New Holland sponsored Cup over 1600 metres at Coonamble which attracted a capacity 16 horse field.
Riding before the biggest crowd seen at Coonamble for at least 30 years, Reece Jones took Red Knot to the early lead from Wild Cavalier, Genetics and Apache Lad.
Over the concluding stages Red Knot ( $2.80 favourite ) was challenged but held on to win by a long neck from All But Gone ( Josh Oliver, $10 ) which came home well along the rails while Hirokin ( Mathew Cahill, $9.50 ) was a handy third.
A one million dollar yearling sales graduate, Red Knot is owned by Paul Frampton and Reg Inglis and was originally trained by Gai Waterhouse at Randwick.
Included amongst the wins since joining the Rod Northam stable has been the 2017 Coonabarabran Cup, a likely target again, on Monday October 22.
Formerly a trainer at Coonamble and now with a big team in work at Wyong, Damien Lane was the toast of his old hometown when winning the first three races on Cup day with Thiswilldous, Kate’s Pearl and Kanguru.
Mick Heaney, a hardworking Vice President of the Coonamble club organised a local syndicate comprising himself, Matt White, Adam Firth, Greg Tyack and Jen Law to race Thiswilldous with Damien Lane.
The plan to win a Maiden race on Cup day came to fruition when Thiswilldous ( Jake Hull, $1.65 favourite ) led throughout to breeze home over four lengths clear of Zamali ( Mikayla Weir, $51 ) and Regal Cannon,Jake Pracey-Holmes, $3 ).
Damien Lane had to be content with a close second in the Cup with All But Gone however he won another feature race, the $27,000 Keady Family Crystal Sprint ( 1200 metres ) with Kanguru ( Rachael Murray,$6.50 ) which came from midfield with a rails run to beat Desert Marshall ( Mikayla Weir, $8.50 ) by a short half head.
The $27,000 Loch Lomond Border Leicester Stud Baradine Cup ( 1400 metres ) saw a close finish with the Clint Lundholm, Dubbo trained Hammoon Bridge ( Mathew Cahill, $5.50 ) bursting through the pack and then holding out Austin ( Alena Skerritt, $5 ) And Quietly Confident ( Andrew Banks, $21 ).
After more than 30 years as the official starter at central and western area tracks Ray “Icy” Canham from Coonamble has retired and sent them on their way for the final time, in the 1600 metres Batterline Earthmoving sponsored “Icy”Canham Appreciation Class 3 Handicap at Coonamble.
With a powerful finish from last of the 14 runners, the Rod Northam trained Athena’s Voice ( Rachael Murray,$3.70 favourite) swept to a two lengths win over Western Parade ( Greg Ryan, $8 ) and Podium Bound ( Ken Dunbar, $6.50).
Other winners were the Darren Hyde,Dubbo trained Tokyo Bullet ( Andrew Banks, $3.90 ) and Charmed Princess ( Mikayla Weir, $4.20) trained at Gosford by Tony Newing.
Ken Waterford as president and the live wire committee were understandably thrilled with the success of Cup day at Coonamble.
Racing on Saturday at Forbes ( TAB ) and Gulargambone.
-by Colin Hodges
Dive into the season
The Nyngan Memorial Swimming Pool consists of a 50 metre Olympic size swimming pool with a children wading pool under cover.
BBQ, picnic and drinking water facilities are available as well as a kiosk for light snacks and refreshments.
Open from October and March, Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 8am and 11am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 6pm and Public and School Holidays 12noon to 6pm.
Prices are as follows: General Daily Admission $3 and children two and under $1.