Monthly Archives: April 2019

Presentation Evening

The Presentation Evening will be held at the Trinity Club on Friday May 17, 2019.Entertainment by SRG Entertainment (Disco by Simon). Presentation of Trophies will take place at 8.45pm. A photographer will be provided for team photos. Tickets at a cost of £3.50 each before the evening and £5 on the door will be available from the League Hon. Secretary who will be at the Open KO Cup Final/Plate Final at the Colliton Club and Tom Browns on Friday May 3rd, Ladies KO Cup Final on Tuesday May 7th at the Three Compasses, Charminster also at the Open Pairs Final on Friday May 10th at the Colliton Club. Brian will also be available at the Colliton Club every Friday.Alternatively tickets will also be available by telephoning the Secretary on 854783 or from some committee members. There will be no admission to the Presentation Evening after 11.00pm.

Secretaries Shield

The Open League Secretaries Shield was won by Tam Dodge of Wurzels who beat Frank Brown of Rebels in the Final. In the Semi Finals Tam beat Andy Fowler of Colliton Wide Boys while Frank beat Pete Bolton of Royal Oak Wanderers.

The Ladies Secretaries Shield was won by Jade Thompson who beat Jen Sims in an all Oakettes final. In the semi finals Jade beat Jane Fairless of Mix Ups while Jen beat Kelly Godden of Breezers.

Ladies Cup

Quarter Final  
Colliton Ladybirds 356 (G Childs 52), Devils 374 (B Homewood 59)
Woodpeckers 369 (C Chandler 55), Mix Ups 342 (M Edwards 59)
Wonder Women 357 (55) (L Adams, L Greenwood, T Warren 48), The Easy Beats 357 (51) (S Legg, K Hedges 52)
Crackerjacs 346 (A Courtney 53), Oakettes 313 (C Joyce, T Rogers 49)  

Semi Final draw

Devils v Crackerjacs at the Spitfire Club, Crossways – Board to be marked by Brian Newton
Woodpeckers v Wonder Women at the Royal Oak, Bere Regis – Board to be marked by Martin Osborne 

Semi Finals to be played Tuesday 23 April.

Final to be played Tuesday 7 May at the Three Compasses, Charminster  – Board to marked by Malcolm Slade 

Please note that there will be no Ladies Plate competition this season.

Knockout Cup & Plate semi finals

Knockout Cup Semi Finals
Essentials 393 (M Bennett 54), Swankers 380 (S Huttley 54); 
Royal Oak Wanderers 418 (I Penney, P Bolton 55), Woodmen 415 (A Climo 62).

The Knockout Cup Final is on Friday 3 May at Tom Browns. Board to be marked by Luke Short / Derek Burt.

Plate Semi Finals
Half Pints 409 (M Slade 67), Dewlish Monsters 399 (S Ross 55);
Jolly Green Giants 420 (M Green 64), Vic Reeves 430 (M Wiffin 62).

The Plate Final is on Friday 3 May on alley two at the Colliton Club – Board to be marked Sheila Cummins

Sticker up Cup

The sticker up Cup was won by Josh Fowler of Huntsmen who beat Kieran Claridge of Dribs ‘n’ Drabs in the final. In the semi finals Josh beat Charlie Clarke of Unpredictable Strimmers, while Kieran beat Harry White of Colliton Supertramps. There were 23 entries in what was a very enjoyable and competitive evening with some great skittling from the youngsters.

Sticker up Cup winner Josh Fowler with runner up Kieran Claridge

Knockout Cup & Plate semi finals Friday 12 April

Knockout Cup Semi Finals
Essentials v Swankers Royal Oak, Milborne St Andrew – Board to be marked by Terry Gosney
Royal Oak Wanderers v Woodmen at the Three Compasses, Charminster – Board to be marked by Luke Short

Plate Semi Finals
Half Pints v Dewlish Monsters at Dorchester Town Football Club – Board to be marked by John Ricketts 
Jolly Green Giants v Vic Reeves at Goldies – Board to be marked by Phil Slade

Skittlers of the week – Open League w/c 1 April

Top score in the Open League was Andy Brown of Woodmen with 74 at the Bulls Head. the highest team score was 480 by Section D champions Wareham Legionaires as they clinched the title with a 85-pins victory over Ship Wrecked at the Old Ship Inn, Upwey. Legionaires also notched the highest hand of the week with 84.

Team performances of the week
Section A: DEWLISH MONSTERS – Dewlish Monsters saved themselves from relegation hitting 410 on their Royal Oak alley to beat Breakaways by 25-pins.
Section B: MRS BROWNS BOYS – Mrs Browns Boys finished the season with a fine score of 448 at Tom Browns to beat Muckspreaders by 19-pins.
Section C: VILLAINS – Villains hit 368 on alley two at the Trinity Club in their relegation match with Plodders, their 35-pins victory kept them up and sent Plodders down.
Section D: WAREHAM LEGIONAIRES – The champions signed off in style hitting the highest score in Section D of the season, their 480 gave them a 85-pins victory at the Old Ship Inn, Upwey against Ship Wrecked.

Skimmers are back to back champions of Section A

Skimmers beat second placed Royal Oak Wanderers by 46-pins at the Bulls Head to finish 3 points ahead of their opponents and win Section A for the second season running. Its Skimmers fifth Section A title, there other wins coming in 1991, 1993 and 2005. Skimmers were founded by Tony Clark in 1978 and won Section E in their very first season, won the D section in 1980 before coming runners up in Section C in 1981, and then promotion to Section A came in 1982 after winning Section B, they have been in Section A ever since making them the longest running team in the Section. Current secretary Steve Willsher is the only original member from the 1978 team still playing for the team.

Runners up Royal Oak Wanderers were originally called Marco Wanderers when they joined the league in 1997 and like Skimmers quickly went up through the sections, winning Section F in 1998, Section E in 1999, Section D in 2000, Section C in 2001 and the B section in 2002. They won three section A titles on the trot, 06,07 and 08. In 2009 they changed their name to Greyhound Wanderers and won the title again in 2011. They became Royal Oak Wanderers in 2014.

At the bottom Heathens six seasons in Section A came to an end after defeat away to Colliton Wide Boys left them on 18 points, and Monsters home win against Breakaways moved them onto 20 points. Woodmen were already relegated, after only two seasons back in the top section.