Entry form extension

The league have extended the closing date for entry into D&DSL for next season to the 30th June to give a little more time depending on the governments announcement on June 14th. We are hoping that all teams want to enter again but we realise the problems involved in getting a team together in these difficult times.

The Colliton Club have extended the return of entries for their 6-a-side competition to June 21st for the same reasons as above.

One other point of note there will be NO fine for non attendance at the AGM on 9th July at the Colliton Club. 

For those teams that are struggling for players the league would be happy to advertise on your behalf on our website and Facebook page for new players. It may be the case that we could join two teams together if we know how many players each team needs. Please contact either Brian Newton or Terry Gosney for more information.

Lastly please would all skittlers where possible use your pubs and clubs that you hope to play home matches for the forthcoming season, these venues need your support and we need them all to be open when skittles returns.


The AGM has been scheduled for FRIDAY JULY 9TH 2021 at the Colliton Club if restrictions allow.

All teams should have received an email from the League’s Secretary at the weekend with information regarding the AGM and a entry form for the forthcoming season that we hope to start in September. If you have not received the email please contact Brian Newton.

If you already know that your team will not be entering the 2021-22 season please could you inform Brian Newton.


Email from the League’s Secretary

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these very difficult times.

The officers and committee have agreed that we should formally cancel the 20/21 season. I am sure that most of you will have already surmised that in the current circumstances there is no chance of any skittles being played before Easter at the earliest. The following statement is being sent to all teams:

The Committee feel that as the current level of uncertainty will persist for the next few months we cannot offer any hope of skittles being played in the remaining winter months. So it is with regret that the 20/21 season is hereby officially cancelled. The plan now is to hold an AGM in June with the view of starting the 21 /22 season in September 2021.

We know that there are many of you who will want to play skittles as soon as it is possible and that venues are keen to have skittles once again when it is deemed safe to do so. There is a possibility that some venues will arrange in house competitions prior to any league skittles returning for which we will happily provide information on our league website and Facebook page.

Many thanks for all support and patience during this pandemic.

Brian Newton, Secretary

History pages

Check out the history pages on the website. This is an ongoing project which will be updated to give you all an insight on the past history of the league. If anyone can help with any missing teams/years or mistakes please contact terry.gosney@btinternet.com , especially any information about league winners from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as the skittle fixture books only started putting in the previous seasons tables from 1980.

Social media

The Dorchester & District Skittles League accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any material relating to Dorchester skittles posted by any team or person on social media.

Stickers up

It is the responsibility of both captains to ensure that the stickers up operate in a competent and safe manner at all times. The use of mobile phones, ipads, headphones etc whilst the game is in progress is not permitted.