This Saturday, February 22, the ladies' fours championship will be held commencing 9.30am. The semi-final will be held in the morning and the final in the afternoon. These games will be worth watching so get around to the club to cheer the teams on. Congratulations to Ben on winning the $6400 Joker draw on Saturday.
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A big weekend of bowls will be held at the club on February 29 and March 1 in which all three grades of pennant players will be on the green. Ladies grade 3, men grade 5 and 6. Get yourself to the club to witness some great bowling and support your bowlers. The ladies will be playing Wellington at 10.30 Saturday morning. No results for District Singles held over the weekend. Should I hear any results will post them next news.
Events coming up:
PLEASE NOTE: Pennant practise will be held Tuesday and Friday nights at 6.00pm.
This week is Round 13 of Twilight Golf. Out in front is 'Murphy's Hardware' still on 18 pts after their first defeat of the season. Outright second is "Innovations" they have 17pts, holding down 3rd spot is 'Macquarie Electrics' on 16pts, they also had a rare loss last week. Winners of Round 12 were again the 'The Rough Nuts' with 49pts.
Twenty-two starters for Sundays 4ball including our chemist Chris Caris, probably his first game on sand greens, he and Deb Matheson had 20pts not enough to win because Nate Matheson and Matt Sheather scored 24pts. A Birdie on the 8th by Matt and a chip-in by Nate on the 9th gave them a two-point buffer over Don Lister and Dave Buggy. Also on 20pts was D'Arcy Smith and Tim Tulenew.
D.K.Lister was the Pin winner. Greg Matheson took out Saturdays Stableford with 36pts, washouts on 13 and 17 knocked him around a bit but he did manage to bag a Birdie and several Pars on the back nine. Runner-up and Pin winner with 35pts was John Wynne, his attempted drive the 16th green came unstuck when he finished way back on the 15th Fairways, Mick Beetson took on the same shot and finished on the 2nd Green. Pat and Oozie took the normal route for easy Pars.
Next Saturday is a Par event and Sunday is an Irish 4Ball (3 x Best Ball, 3 x Aggregate, 3 x Multipliers). A big chance to score plenty of points is the multiplier section.
St Joseph's School Swimming Champions 2020
The Nyngan Tigers have acted quickly to replace a Warner brothers-sized void at the club, announcing Jeremy Smith has taken over as captain-coach for the 2020 Group 11 season. News broke on the weekend the Warner brothers, newly recruited captain-coach Tom and his brothers Ben and Joe, were leaving town after less than a couple of months with the club.
Tigers president Glen Neill wouldn't state why the trio had departed, but it is believed their employment situation in Nyngan played a role. While admitting it was frustrating, Neill said the club was delighted to have Smith take on the top job. "The [Warner] boys decided to go in a different direction and this morning we've appointed Jeremy Smith as captain-coach," Neill said on Monday.
"All I'll say is they've made the decision to go. There was no issues with the football from what I know but they've made the decision. It is [frustrating] but everyone is pretty happy that Jeremy has taken on the job. He's been great at training and he's fit in well.
Smith arrived in the off-season from Port Macquarie, having previously enjoyed a stint in Group 11 with the Macquarie Raiders. As well as losing their captain-coach, who from all reports had been running one of the best pre-season programs at Nyngan in a number of years, the Tigers have also lost three big bodies from the forward pack. The club, according to Neill, is "constantly" looking for new players but added there was nothing definite as of yet.
One player who will be lining up in the black and gold of the Tigers in 2020 is Mitch Goddard. The son of former Queensland Origin player Jamie, Goddard moved to Nyngan during the 2019 season but opted to focus on his job at the mines rather than football.
A former hooker in the Newcastle and Central Coast competitions, Goddard adds another creative option alongside Smith, Jacob Neill, and Merritt brothers Josh and Jai.
"He's full of beans and everyone has been impressed," Neill said of Goddard. "He'll be a handy addition."
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