Newstead men’s and ladies bowling has transferred to the Orange Ex-Services Country Club for which we are eternally grateful to the Orange Ex-Services Club and the Country Club bowling members.
It's pleasing to note that our participation levels have been steadily increasing since our move to the Country Club.
Our men still play on Wednesdays commencing at around 1pm whilst our ladies still play on Thursday mornings commencing at around 9.30am.
On Sunday, November 20, we are holding a farewell to Newstead House get together, which of course will be held at our previous club premises at the corner of Hill and Kite Street in Orange.
This event is open to all current and past members. The day will commence at 11.30am, with a chat, BBQ and refreshments.
This is a BYO refreshments event and the BBQ will be provided by the Canobolas Lions Club at a gold coin payment.
There will be some bowling, events with prizes during the afternoon, bowls will be provided.
For catering purposes please register your attendance prior to noon Friday, November 18 by ringing either of Noel "Elbows' Elbourn on 0429 378 728, Trish Wilson on 0400 379 294 or Gary Norton on 0418 277 635.
We look forward to seeing you there.
ORANGE CITY MEN
Last weekend the men’s club saw a packed but very exciting weekend.
It all kicked off on Saturday afternoon with the semi-finals of the major fours championship.
In the first match we saw the side of Mario Ruggerio tackle the side of Mick Stevens.
With a close early tussle Ruggerios’ side soon kicked out to a commanding lead through the mid-stage of the match before Stevens’ side put the foot down in the search for shots and a come back win.
But this wasn’t to be the case with Stevens’ side narrowly missing out, letting Ruggerios’ team advance to the grand final.
In the second match, we saw the side of Aeron Harman take on the side of Brad Roberts.
The game was very close the whole way, with both sides playing some impressive shots to pick up the end.
The lead was traded multiple times, keeping both players and spectators on edge.
In the end Roberts’ side just had to hang on for the last end taking a four shot advantage in, with Harmans’ side unable to make up the difference, this allows Roberts’ side to progress to the final.
The final will be played on Saturday, November 19. Our second event for the weekend was Norman’s second presidents day.
All players had a terrific time on the green before moving in for lunch and formalities.
Winners for the day were the Zone 4 presidents side, consisting of David Lang, Greg Campbell and Wal Whiteley.
The runners up, from the same rink were the Presidents side of Richard Hutchinson, Nev Seton and Norman Wilson.
Raffle winners for the day were Brad Roberts and Geoff Burrell.
Last Thursday there was another good roll up. Winners were G Fletcher, W Carr and J Wilkins. Runners-up were M Griffiths, F McCarthy and R Fisher. Third spot was D Thompson, D Dean and J Dunn. The jackpot did not go off.
The raffle winners were N Seton, B Offner and R Buss.
Last Wednesday evening there was a good turn out to twilight bowls but we would still like to see more numbers.
Winners for the evening were D McKellar, G Pro and N Wilson. Runners-up were L Wilcox, R Jones and J Oakley.
Please remember to nominate for the mixed pairs on Sunday, November 27, nominations are filling up fast.
COUNTRY CLUB MEN
The Handicap Singles were played last Saturday, Peter Lange won on a forfeit by Dick Turnbull Peter Griffiths beat Jim Finn 21-10.
Peter Griffiths then beat Bondi Rickards 21-14 and in the final Peter Griffiths beat Peter Lange 21-10 with an exceptional display of lawn bowls by Peter Griffith and Peter Lange who has been only playing bowls for about six months.
Saturday bowls with play in cool sunny conditions with the Raffle won by Phil Powell with the lucky bowlers were Phil Powell, Ron Hartley and Peter Wright and the Jackpot was not won.
On Tuesday the final of the Major Minor Pairs was played with Phil Powell and Fred Maw beating Jim Finn and Roy Buss in a close game.
Tuesday social bowls with showers of rain towards the north but only a sprinkle on the greens with the Raffle won by Jim Finn with consolation to Barry Lowe and Peter Griffith, the lucky bowlers were Bob Jenkins, Paul Ruggiero and Mario Ruggeiro.
The unlucky bowlers were John Rudd, Peter Lange and Neil Higgins, consolation to Sam Beasley, Nev Seaton and the “Keno King” Barnie Offner who finally cracked a win on Keno but the syndicate are not about to go away on an overseas trip and the Jackpot was not won.
Our best wishes go to the amiable “Muz” Murray for a speedy recovery from his appendectomy.
To nominate individuals or teams every week please ring Peter Baker 0427 631 013 before noon Tuesday play starts at 12.30pm and Saturday 12.30pm play starts at 1pm mufti dress and visitors are welcome.
A bowls and golf day will be held at Country Club to honour John Rapley on his impending retirement and we are hopeful of a big roll up of players on Sunday, November 27 nomination sheets are on the board. There will be a BBQ lunch and a ham raffle
There will be a committee meeting on November 12 at 11am.
The Christmas Mixed and Men’s Pairs is to be held December 3 and is open to anyone to the first 20 teams and Flyers and Nomination forms will be on the board next Saturday.
Last day for Lawn Bowls this year is Tuesday, December 13.
It is very difficult to explain as to what parallax error means when people do not know what looking obliquely also means.
Quite simply parallax error occurs when you use a ruler or tape and try to read the measurement anything but straight above or perpendicular to the marks on the measuring device.
Extrapolate this to looking at a bowls head from some distance away and try to make an accurate judgement as to how many shots you might have is almost impossible.
We would like to acknowledge this week’s sponsor Totally Workwear.
CANOBOLAS DISTRICT WOMEN
Last week we travelled to Dubbo to play in the Blacket Whiteman.
We had the Western District with teams travelling from Bathurst to Hazelbrook, Mid-West District with teams from Wellington to Nyngan and the Canobolas District with teams from Blayney, Manildra, Molong, Millthorpe, Newstead and Orange City.
The winners were Mid-West with 242 points, second Canobolas District with 193 points followed by Western District with 181 points.
All teams were well looked after by our host club of Dubbo City and we had a wonderful time meeting new people.
Our next district meeting will be held at Orange City on Monday December 5.
Ladies are requested to bring a plate to share as this will be our last meeting for the year.
ORANGE CITY WOMEN
Fifty two bowlers graced the greens on Tuesday and were glad to finish as the heat closed in.
Our Melbourne Cup day was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.
The last Committee meeting for the year was held on Tuesday after bowls and the information will be relayed to members next week.
The Quarterly meeting will be held next November 15 and all members are urged to take part in the decision making of your Club.
The Canobolas District team that travelled to a Dubbo came second overall last week.
Yoka Smith, Maree Haigh-Cole and Di Greatbatch attended the Parkes Presidents Day last Wednesday as our representatives.
The semi-final of the Meg Burrell Trophy was won by Yoka Smith and Helen Lord.
They will now play the final next Tuesday against Robyn Doyle and Pat Swain. Good luck all.
Dawn Sutton is the Queen of the Green after narrowly defeating Kay Kennedy.
Marie Thompson was their marker for the game.
Winners of the day were picked from the playing cards drawn by Lynne Madden.
Winners were Narelle Ryan, Jean Kennedy and Margaret Fairburn.
Winners of the losers were Ann O'Neill, Dulcie Ferguson and Robyn Mullen. Our raffle winners were Jan Oakley first and Tilley Williams second.
Presentation Day and Kath McKenzie Day are on November 29 so put your name down on the list.
Our Christmas party will be held on December 6 which will be our last bowls day for the year.
Each person is asked to bring a wrapped and tagged present to the value of $15 and give it to Di Greatbatch prior to December 1.
Our birthday girl for this week was Di Whiteley.
Congratulations and best wishes to Shirley and David Dean for their 60th wedding anniversary. 100 Club Roster for Friday is D and D Greatbatch.
Mixed Travelling Bowlers Roster for Saturday is A Moad and J Oakley.
Our Club Triples Championship was decided on Sunday and in a great crowd pleasing game which saw the lead change several times through the match Reg Hughes, Ned Kurta and Anthony Regan picked up two shots on the last end to win by one shot over the Allcorn brothers Tod, Sam and Ben.
Friday Night Twilight winners this week were Will Cox, Barry Gosper and Des Cross.
Well done to Will a winner in his first game.
Runners up were Laura Whiley, Kim Campbell and Andrew Gosper.
Saturday night Mini Carnival winners this week were Cheryl McConnell, Troy Williams and Iain Campbell with Laura Whiley, Andrew Gosper and Adam Campbell runners up.
Friday and Saturday social bowls this week are as normal.
The Corner 2 Corner Jackpot this Saturday night stands at $310.