Nyngan sporting news

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Championship games:

Semi-final Mixed Triples Andrew Reynolds, Helen Beetson and Tristan Dal Forno defeated Rex Vane, Dianne Wynne and Deb Vane.

Semi-final Major Triples Jacob Homer, Alby Homer and Alex Miles defeated Tim Walsh, Mick Walsh and Tristan Dal Forno in a very close game from start to finish. 

After 24 ends both teams were equal but Jacob’s team claimed the game by one shot. Tuesday Golden Oldies: Winners Paul Walsh and Ken Simmonds. Wednesday bowls winners: Jenny Parry and Judy Philpott. Jenny Parry was also the winner of the monthly  mat attack. Congratulations Jenny.

Sunday bowls winners:  Ron and Helen Keating defeated Col Gillespie and Ken Simmonds.

Friday Night Barefoot bowls: Numbers were down Friday night due to a dust storm and then followed by lightning and rain.  See you all again next week.

Do not forget twilight bowls will commence Wednesday, November 7. Single nominations names  in by 5.30 to start at 6pm.

Three of our ladies travelled to Club Dubbo for the Ladies Triples Tournament held on Saturday.

They were successful in coming third place and in the money. Congratulations Lyn Hawley, Jenny Parry and Teressa Rose. 

The winners were Dubbo Annette McMillan team and second Dubbo Judy Cassidy team. Great bowling by all teams.

There is a sheet on the board for names for the Bowls Presentation Night to be held Saturday, December 1. 

We need to know the number of people who will be in attendance for catering purposes. Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday 10am. On Wednesday night names are to be in by 5.30pm for a start at 6pm. 

Friday has Barefoot bowls with your names in at 6pm to start at 6.30pm and Sunday please put your names in at 10am to start 10.30am.

-by Marie Bexon


The golfing season finished in spectacular fashion in Sundays Scrambrose with poor old P.R copping a hammering.  The winners of the hams sponsored by Chook and Luan Hawley were John Wynne/Rex Vane/Tim Tulenew. A Round of 8 under gave them a 54-67 nett their best was a 29 on the back nine. 

Half hams to Brad Toole/Dave Rose/Dean Woods, they started with birdies on the first three holes and finished with birdies on the last three (six under for 56-17 nett not to be outdone Greg/Deb Matheson/Pothole Whaley were four under for 56-33 nett with a Bogey hole was the tenth. 

Third and fourth plus the six pin winners missed out on the hams but have the chance to scratch a fortune winning Angela and Jacko’s (Nyngan Newsagency) bundles of scratches. 

Pin winners were Greg Matheson x2/Pat Walsh/Dave Bartley/Tim and Janine Tulenew. Sub Par rounds also by Jacko/George Holmes/ Keiro plus Brendan Smith/Nate Matheson/Sam Keating. Fantastic prizes by Chook/Luan/Angela/ Jacko topped off by plenty of snacks courtesy of the sponsors. 

Saturday’s four ball was won via a count back by Brendan Smith/John Wynne 45 points, Nate Matheson/Dorro 45 points. 

Tex Tomek and Steve Peterson along with Dave Buggy and Pat Walsh managed 44 points Pete won NTP  Recent Twilght winners have been Hawleys - Par-tee and Neill Earthmoving. 

Over the summer months there is an 18 hole game on Saturdays and nine hole Sunday morning game with a 8.30am-9am start with a point-score for the summer period.

-by Pat Walsh

Hermidale Gun Club: 39th anniversary Clay Target shoot with a good roll up of 38 shooters coming from clubs as far away as Cunamulla.

Hermidale Gun Club: 39th anniversary Clay Target shoot with a good roll up of 38 shooters coming from clubs as far away as Cunamulla.

Hermidale gun club

Hermidale Gun Club held its 39th anniversary Clay Target shoot with a good roll up of 38 shooters coming from clubs as far away as Cunamulla and Narromine and all Clubs in-between. 

Two first time Juniors is always good to see, foundation member and past President Ted Hudson taking out the C grade Single Barrel event after a long lay off. A big thank you to our ladies who fed us so well over the weekend. 

Congratulations to all concerned on a job well done.

EVENT 1:  30 Mixed Target, cash divide..

  • AA grade - Robert Thompson, Dallas Codrington, Helen Overton, Robert Brodin, D Williamson.
  • A grade- Garry Jones, D Tulloh, Kevin Hatch.
  • B grade- Tim Neill, J Pollack, M Shields, W Dewhurst.
  • C grade- Jason Mitchell, P Rees, I Johnstone

EVENT 2: 30 Target Double Barrel West Bogan Double Barrel Championship.

Overall- Robert Barden

  • AA grade -first Mal Stephens, 2nd Rodney Anderson
  • A grade- first Kevin Hatch 2nd Peter Hosie
  • B grade- first Tim Neill 2nd Peter Johston
  • C grade - first Jason Mitchell 2nd Peter Reece

EVENT 3 20 pairs Double Rise

  • AA grade - first Baden Powell 2nd Robert Thompson
  • A grade - first Cliff Overtson 2nd Dick Tulloh
  • B grade first Mike Shields 2nd Tim Neill
  • C grade- first Peter Reece  2nd Garry Deagan

EVENT 4 20 Pairs Deauville Doubles. Western Zone night Deauville Doubles Championship. First Baden Powell and Button Powell, second Robert Barden and Brett Trindall.

EVENT 5: 30 Target Point Score

  • AA grade- Robert Broden 2nd Robert Thomson
  • A grade 1st Macka Codrington 2nd Kevin Hatch
  • B grade: 1st Tim Neill  2nd Ron Sullivan
  • C grade 1st Issac Johnston  2nd Peter Reece

EVENT 6:  30 Target Handicap

First Robert Barden, second Brett Trindall, third Kevin Hatch, fourth Helen Overtson and fifth Dick Tulloh

EVENT 7:  30 Target Single Barrel

  • AA grade- 1st Robert Barden 2nd Rodney Anderson
  • A grade- Brett Trindall 2nd Macka Codrington
  • B grade- Tot.  Tim Neill  2nd Peter Johnston
  • C grade- 1st Ted Hudson  2nd Jason Mitchell


  • Overall High Gun- Robert Thompson
  • AA grade High Gun - Dallas Codrington
  • A grade High Gun - Kevin Hatch
  • B grade High Gun - Tim Neill
  • C grad High Gun  -  Jason Mitchell
  • Ladies High Gun - Helen Overton
  • Junior High Gun - Macka Codrington
  • Veteran High Gun - Don Williamson

-by Mr White


The Lunn brothers Garry, Dar, Lee and Michael as trainers at Dubbo and other brothers Wayne “Bronco” Lunn and Shane Lunn who own many of the horses they train, have long been the family flag bearers in racing but there is now another player in the game, Karen Lunn.

Karen, the wife of Michael Lunn, trained her first winner, Olive Beauty at Condobolin, earlier this year and at Dubbo on Saturday before a massive crowd produced El Rey Dorado for a surprise win in the 1400 metres Royal Indian Restobar Maiden Plate. A flashy chestnut with a white face and four white socks, El Rey Dorado was a conspicuous last before gaining ground along the rails from the 900 metres mark.

Ridden by Robbie Brewer, the $41 outsider El Rey Dorado with a stout finish down the centre of the track surged to the lead and beat the favourite Regal Cannon ( Mathew Cahill, $1.70 ) by over a length with Thunderzone ( Tony Cavallo, $9 ) running on well for third.

Prior to Saturday, El Rey Dorado had only recorded one placing from 22 Starts. Keeping the family name in the spotlight, Karen Lunn’s brother in laws, Garry Lunn and Dar Lunn won later races with Unresolved and Zoutenant, respectively.

Unresolved ( Wendy Peel, $16 ) beat the Michael Lunn trained Club Town ( Robbie Brewer, $4.40 ) by a half length with Cadeyrn ( Jeff Kehoe, $41 ) a close third in the S J Shooter Real Estate Class 1 and Maiden Plate Over 1600 metres.

Zoutenant has been a consistent performer for Dar Lunn this campaign and at the good odds of $11, with apprentice Wendy Peel in the saddle, wore down We Love Rugby ( Eleanor Webster-Hawes, $4 equal favourite ) to scrape home by a short head in the 1400 metres Central West McHappy Day Benchmark 66 Handicap.

-by Colin Hodges