Alcotops

Part 1 of 10 – Teams that have not re-joined the league for the forthcoming season

Alcotops joined the league in 2000 and played on a Wednesday evening on alley two at the Trinity Club with Mike House their secretary. In their first season they just missed out on promotion from Section E but the following season won the section to gain promotion to Section D. A 4th place finish in Section D in the 02-03 season was good enough to see the Tops promoted to the C section. After a few years in Section C Alcotops finished top in the 07-08 season. In 2008 Tops left the Trinity Club and moved to the Bulls Head to play on a Thursday evening but their stay at the pub was for just one season as they had to move again before the start of the new season as the pub closed down. The Gurkha Inn on a Friday evening was Alcotops new home for 09-10 season and it was a successful one as they reached Section A after finishing runners-up. In their debut season in the top section Alcotops finish 10th out of 16 but were relegated the following season after finishing bottom. Back in Section B for the 12-13 season Alcotops had a new home when they moved to the Three Compasses, Charminster on a Friday evening after the Gurkha closed down. Alcotops won the Plate in 2014 and in 2017 went back up to Section A after finishing runners-up. With just one win in season 17-18 Tops were heading back towards the B section after only one season back in the top section. For the third time in their history the Tops finished runners-up in Section B as they headed straight back up in the 18-19 season playing at their new home at DTFC on a Friday evening. Before the 19-20 season was null and voided Alcotops were again facing relegation as they sat bottom of Section A.