The weekend was an extremely windy and freezing cold and made life very difficult for most players.
Ladies winner of 2019 Major Singles Melissa Arandale defeating Tamika Ryan. This was a high standard of bowls considering the weather conditions with the lead changing on several occasions. Congratulations Melissa.
Men's Major Singles winner for 2019 is Jacob Homer who defeated Tim Ryan. This game was played in very challenging conditions. Jacob seemed to find the green early in the game going in the easterly direction and this had a big bearing on the end result. Congratulations Jacob.
Consistency rounds: Trae Smith defeated Colin Williamson. Rodney Ryan defeated Mal McBrien. Doreen Read defeated Shelby Powell. Lyn Hawley defeated Margaret Morley. Lyn Hawley defeated Doreen Read. Maxine Christoff defeated Marie Bexon.
Hcp Singles rounds: Malik Chatfield defeated Paul Walsh. Phil Gibson defeated Ryan Nipperess.
Golden Oldies: Winners Helen Beetson and Warwick Hebert.
Wednesday winners Paul Walsh, Ron Sullivan and Marie Bexon.
Sunday winners Joy Deebank, Col Gillespie and Tyson Deebank.
Best wishes to Rose and Rodney Ryan who will play at Orange City Bowling Club for the region mixed pairs this weekend 20th 27th July. If they are successful they will then go to State.
Ladies please take note AGM will be held Wednesday July 24 at 6.00pm.
Ladies and Men please check the boards for games and dates to be played by.
Nyngan Bowling Club annual subscriptions are now overdue.
Ladies West Bogan Shield which was to be held at Nyngan July 27 has been cancelled.
Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday names 10.00am start 10.30am - Wednesday July 3, 11am names 10.30am - Sunday names in 10.00am start 10.30am.
News just in "Mandy Martin won the Warren Open" in a field of 90 players Mandy had 84 off the stick to beat a local lady Kathy Beech by one stroke.
This was a great win by Mandy as she would not have much practice on the Warren layout which has 7 sand greens and 11 grass, they put the pins in some diabolical places on the grass. Capping off the day Mandy/Jodi/Viv also won the consolation prize The Margaret Rose Bowl. Robyn Harris won the A-grade 9 hole handicap and Viv Pateman won the C-grade scratch and Warren won the Western District Rose Bowl, well done ladies.
At home Saturday's Monthly Medal was won by Steve Peterson with +2, a mile in front after 12 holes, he was +5 then a string of washouts followed and he limped over the line just ahead of Tim Tulenew +1 who only needed a five on the 19th to snatch a win. His tee shot nearly cleared the fence and his chance was gone. Croc Read and Rex Van both -1 had good scores in the terrible conditions. M.S.D Mining Solutions are the Monthly Medals sponsors thanks to those people.
Sunday's Stableford in better conditions went to Tex Tomek with 35 points, he beat Chicky Parry and Pat Walsh by a couple of points, Pat had a 4 point lead with 6 holes to go and managed to fritter them away in pretty quick time, Chicky was the sole Pin winner for the weekend.
Next Saturday is the meat tray day sponsored by Reg/Brendan/Pat/Tex, a Four ball Aggregate plenty of trays to be won. Sunday is the first of our club championships kick off with the mixed of 27 holes with a 10am start.
NYNGAN TIGER v NARROMINE JETS
The mighty tigers took a step closer to securing a group 11 finals birth with a nail biting 26 - 24 victory over the high flying Wellington Cowboys.
We again flew out of the blocks and with tries to Justin Carney & Clinton Edwards the tigers were up ten nil after as many minutes .
Our lack of ball control allowed wello to hit back and when the half time siren came around we found ourselves trailing 18- 16 .
The first half was not without a bit of controversy, Wellington centre Steve Gordon was given his marching orders at the 30 minute mark for a head but on tigers winger Clinton Edwards , leaving the Cowboys to battle on with 12 players for the remaining fifty minutes .
The second session started with us defending our own line and that was pretty much the way it stayed for the opening twenty minutes of the second half.
It was the defensive effort of the boys during this period which was the difference in the end , the tigers kept turning up for each other , Loma and Jacob were outstanding during this period there work they did in slowing down the wello play the ball was a big factor in us holding them out .
When the tide turned and we got a bit of possession the brilliance of winger Clint Edwards was there for all to see, he was on the spot to finish any chances the tigers came up with and finished the game with four tries and was a bit unlucky not to grab another couple .
Great effort boys , Nate Matheson was superb filling in for his injured brother Luke , Wello ran a lot of traffic at him but he stood his ground every time and was also smart out of dummy half .
Lightweight front rower Ned Dawson was good again he gets through a mountain of work and will put his head where you wouldn't put your hat , he's partner Troy Evans was another stand out, we are a different side when he plays and will play a big part in the weeks ahead .
Centre Hammond Erapang was close to the best on ground , he made ground with every carry and was very powerful in defence.
The Reggie's continued on their winning way with a hard fought 16-10 victory over a top notch Wello outfit .
The win just about secures a top three spot for the boys , but I'm sure Tooley won't be letting them get ahead of themselves and there's still plenty of hard work to be done .
Tooley lead by example and was our best , just in front of Liam durrington and old Coxy who doesn't know how to have a quiet one .
Terry Ryan and Cale Dunn were also outstanding.
The juniors were again struggling for numbers but showed plenty of ticker to push Wello all the way and only finish 6 points short going down 24-18 .
Great effort boys Alec Macleod continues to improve as does Liam Wherrit who was very good once again .
The girls were a bit off and went down 30 - 10 to Wello , I'm sure the girls will bounce back against narromine
This weekend is a general buy and then we are at home against the Narromine Jets.
- Trevor Waterhouse
A wonderful day full of Fijian flavour, absorbing rugby and a banquet to die for we're all on offer at Larkin Oval on Saturday where the Bulls came storming home to defeat the 2018 premiers 31-24.
The Pumas had two tries on the board early in the first half as mistakes by the Bulls gave the visitors good field position and they capitalised.
Sikeli finally crashed over to see the Bulls edge closer, the conversion successful and at 12-7, both defences held firm for an extended period with Nelson, Ledua and Currans having big games.
The Pumas obviously wanted to reverse their first round loss, and just before half time added another try to go out to a 19-7 lead before a penalty was converted by Bonello to see the score 19-10.
The Bulls went into half time under pressure but the wind would favour them in the second period.
A couple of positional changes forced by injuries brought Matty Sheather into the game and he added a new dimension in attack.
Not to be outdone Cosgrove went over for Warren and at 24-10 , more than wind was required to get the boys home. Coincidentally, with the introduction of veteran Fijian centre Joney, Warren opened up to see Christo and Jayden Bonnello both cross the line and the resurgent Bulls were suddenly back in the game at 24-24 seven minutes to go.
With fatigue setting in on both sides due to the bruising nature of the game , it took a brilliant team play to see Brendan Nelson complete an outstanding game and score the match winning try.
Players on both sides gave their all and produced a great spectacle for the large crowd in attendance. Bonello with a try, 4 goals and a penalty conversion had a great game, Ledua, Netava, Sikeli and Joney all lifted on our Fiji charity day and inspired their mates to see the Bulls retain top spot on the Western Plains ladder.
An entertaining second grade match followed, Warrens experience too much for the Bulls all stars and when the game was called off after what appeared a serious injury to Bulls player, Warren lead 20-7.
Kel Martin was having another top game, Deano Jeffery was everywhere, Luke Healey looked like he'd never been away from the game let alone four years! While Leroy Wright is turning into something of a prop, and will not be long before he is in the top grade.
Players player to wild child Matty Elias who threw his body on the line time and time again.
Following a traditional Fijian hangi and spit roast banquet , a successful jumper auction by Simon Bell and Peter Hargreaves , raised a substantial amount for a charity cause in Fiji.
The night was completed with copious amounts of Kava being consumed and the whole day was one of the highlights of my time at the mighty Bulls .
Next week we venture north to Brewarrina.