League entries – New teams wanted

The league has received 53 entries to the Open League which is one less then last year as Wurzels have not entered.

The Ladies League has 12 entries which is one less than last year as Colli-Cats have not entered.

Both Wurzels and Colli-Cats have been members of the D&DSL for many years and will be sadly missed.

This means that we have three spaces in the Open League and two in the Ladies League, if anyone knows of any possibility of getting a new team to enter the league please could they contact Brian Newton ASAP, our AGM is on Friday 21st June.


Thank you to the following companies who put an advert in 2018-19 fixture book.

The Colliton Club
Barrett’s Glass & Window Centre Ltd
R & B Trophies
Steve Brown Fencing and Garden Services
The Victoria Hotel
Downton Gifford Motor Vehicle Repairs
The Trinity Club
Serious About Events
Goldcrest Jewellers
Auto Towbars (Dorchester Car Radios)
Dorcheter Town Community Football Club
SGM Hair
Barry Knight Building & Maintenance
Sam Scaffolding
Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors
Tom Browns
B A Gosney Ltd Painter and Decorator
Fox Typesetting Services
Steve Crewe Handyman Services
The Bulls Head
Baker Joinery
Chris Whitefield Photography
M J Hallett & Sons Painters and Decorators
Kev Holbrook Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiler
Stag Fencing
Manor Park Flooring
Sherrens the Printers

If you are interested in putting an advert in the 2019-20 fixture book please contact Brian Newton.

League entry forms for season 2019-20

If you haven’t already done so there are just six days to return your entry form for Dorchester & District Skittle League season 2019/2020.

All forms must be returned to Brian Newton by Friday June 7th.

The Annual General Meeting is on Friday 21st June in the Dorset Room at the Colliton Club.

Funseekers seek new players

Funseekers are in need of some new players for next season, they play at the Colliton Club in Section D on a Wednesday night. If anyone knows of anyone who may be interested please contact the Fixture Secretary Terry Gosney for more details.

Allan Aplin Memorial Pairs Trophy

The pairs trophy was kindly donated by Colliton Flingers in memory of Allan Aplin. Team members Graham Cockett and Allan’s son Lee Aplin presented the trophies at the presentation evening. The committee would like to thank them both for presenting the trophies on Friday night in memory of Allan Aplin who was a keen skittler for many years in the Dorchester and District Skittles League.

Pairs winners – Jordan Smith & Kelvin Selby of Country Boys with Lee Aplin & Graham Cockett

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on FRIDAY , JUNE 21st, 2019 at 8 p.m. in the Dorset Room at the Colliton Club, Colliton Park, Dorchester. Any Rule changes or nominations for the Officers of the League & the Committee shall be submitted tot he Hon. Secretary 14 days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

Please note that the venue for the AGM has been moved to the Dorset Room at the Colliton Club and as such we must restrict attendance to ONE representative from each team. In addition the Committee have decided that the £20 fine for non attendance will not apply this year but nonetheless we urge you all to attend as a number of changes are proposed which will impact of the League going forward.
These, amongst others, include the suspension of the restriction on the night of play and an invitation to the ladies teams to enter the Open KO Cup. To this extent we would ask that any Ladies team wishing to enter the Open KO cup confirm their interest when returning their entry form.

If your team is not going to enter the league can you please inform Brian Newton or Terry Gosney, via e-mail, of your intention so that we can plan accordingly.

Pairs Competition

The pairs competition was won by Kelvin Selby and Jordan Smith of Country Boys, who beat Marc Cutler and Andy Coward of Unpredictable Strimmers in the final. In the semi finals the Country Boys pair beat Harry White and Jon White of Colliton Supertramps, while the Strimmers pair beat Jack Legg and Phil Stone of Colliton Wide Boys.

League Entry Forms

Next seasons entry forms have been sent out via email from Brian Newton to all team secretaries along with the AGM agenda and the signing on form next season.

Please contact Brian Newton with any questions regarding entry forms etc.