The list of teams below are the ones that have entered the Singles Competition on 3rd January (7.20 for 7.30 start) if you wish to play and your team have not yet entered you still have time to enter, the cost of the competition is £1.50 per person (either cash or cheque) and each team can enter two players, all entries must be sent to Phil Slade by Saturday 14th December. Please note there will be no entries taken on the night. Please contact Phil with any enquires regarding the Singles Competition.
Team Number of entries
Barmy Army 2
Colliton Imps 2
Colliton Wide Boys 2
Half Pints 2
Jolly Green Giants 2
Puddletown Wanderers 2
Royal Oak Wanderers 2
The Hammers 2
Brewers Bees 2
Mrs Brown’s Boys 2
Tom Browns Bullocks 2
Colliton Flingers 2
Colliton Rebels 2
Magpie Imps 2
Wareham Legionaires 2
Unpredictable Strimmers 2
Mix Ups 2
Wonder Women 2
Please would all Section B teams note that Vic Reeves will now be playing their home matches on a Thursday at the Victoria Hotel.
Please be advised that the league fees and player registration forms are due in by the 30th September.
Any team not paying the league entry fee and/or not returning their team registration form will incur a two points deduction for each week after 30th September the fee remains unpaid and/or registration form has not been returned.
The registration form needs to be sent to Brian Newton, while the league fees need to be paid to Phil Slade.
We are pleased to announce that we have accepted a new ladies team for the forthcoming season, which now means the Ladies League will have just one bye and not the two that are in the fixture book. The team is called Hot Cheese Stampers and will play their home matches at the Three Compasses, Charminster on a Tuesday evening. They will take the place of Bye 1 on the fixture list.
There were only a few rule changes at last nights AGM. Most were just wording to certain rules but below is a brief explanation to some of the changes that were voted in.
There had been some confusion over the missing player rule last season, the rule now states that at the start of a game if a team is missing a player then that player can play their missed hands as long as the player is present at the completion of both teams second hands. If they arrive after the second hand then the player may only play the remaining hands with 4 pins awarded for each missed hand.
The restriction on nights of play have now been lifted meaning any team can choose which night they wish to play on, the rule was that the Ladies league teams could only use Mondays and Tuesdays, while the Open League used the other three remaining nights.
This coming season will see the Ladies League teams being invited to enter the Open Knockout Cup. At present 7 ladies teams have taken up the offer (the remaining ladies teams can still ask to enter) meaning that the Knockout Cup will have 60 teams in it which will reduce the number of byes in the early stages of both the Knockout Cup and the Plate. The Ladies Cup will still go ahead towards the end of the season but there will be no Ladies Plate.
All matches shall be played in the week specified unless brought forward, which means teams can by mutual consent play later in the week if needed.
Players who regularly play for a team in a club shall comply with the membership rules pertaining at that club.
The photos from the presentation evening have now been put on the website and can be found under the photos & press cuttings menu. All photos were kindly supplied by Chris Whitefield and will be available to purchase from http://www.chriswhitefield.co.uk/ later this week.
Check out the history pages on the website. This is an ongoing project which will be updated throughout the season 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
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.
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.