Paulton & District Skittle League

(~~Charity News Below~~)
Some more sad news at this festive time:
Our President Robin Thompson has dies.
Our thoughts and sympathies goes out to all his family.

Meeting Minutes

Next Full Meeting
Fri 10th Jan - 8pm
@ Prattens Club
League Blog

League Update:-
Wow we are a third of the way through the season already and it's Norton CC that lead the way in div 1 and two of the new boys Woodstones & Welton Rovers are finding it hard going at the top level, but it's early doors....  Skivers seem to be the team to catch in div 2 with the Head Hunters struggling at the foot of the division, maybe a better season ahead of them next year in div 6.... Seven to One are doing just that going from div 7 to div 1 and looking a good bet to get out of div 3... In div 4 it's the Herberts that lead the way with Railway Ravers & Rob's Revivals first & second in div 5... And it's Welton Exiles and Leigh Lyons who are forging ahead in div 6.

The Chairman's team (POW Exiles) are handily placed in div 1 ready to pounce, with our Treasurer's team (St Josephs A just behind them... In div 2 our lot (Crown Jewels) are hiding unnoticed in mid table, we don't start till after Christmas anyway 😂.. Then there's our glorious leader's team (Bees) teetering on the brink in div 3, some work to do there Graham.🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                      avin a laff

Skittles Evolution not Revolution:- Cups !

Our members have been getting involved in coming up with different ways to re-invigorate the cups.

Graham likes to give every team two cup games before the league season starts that is why the dreaded byes come in at the second round.

One proposal from Brian Bullock (Rob's Revivals) is to split the league in two.

Divisions 1 & 2 (32 teams) for the Cup and Divs 3,4,5 & 6 for the Plate (64 teams) this will also eliminate the need for byes. Then the following year split the cups Divs 1,2,3 &4 for the Cup and Divs 5,& 6 for the Plate.

Another solution is to keep the K.O. Cup open to All Teams.  

Option A... Start with 96 teams >48 >24 >12 >6 then play a tri-final with 3 winners + a Lucky Loser (team that lost by the least pins), then play two Simi finals then a normal two team Final.

Option B... Start with 96 teams = 48 winners then draw 16 Luck Losers from the teams that were knocked out in round1 making 64 teams.

Nomination Cup - Split this competition:  Div 1 & 2 only  (32 teams)

Plate - for div 3 to 6, (64 teams)  Make this a Front Pin First competition.

Paying your TEAM FEES !

As there will be fewer meetings to pay your League Fees, you can now pay by Bank Transfer if you wish.

Bank: TSB Midsomer Norton

Account name: Paulton & District Skittle League

Account no: 30440960

Sort code: 30-95-57

Ref: Your Team Name 


Alternatively you can pay your League Fees by Cheque.  Please make cheques payable to PAULTON & DISTRICT SKITTLE LEAGUE.  Please write your team name on back of the cheque and sent to the following address.

Dave Hazelton ( Treasurer)

103, Wesley Avenue





As it was decided at the AGM to have fewer meetings, any team not paying their League Fees in full by 8th November will be deducted 1 league point for each full week of non payment after this date.

All teams have paid their fees before the deadline. 👍

Changes from last season !

West End have resigned from the league, their place in Div 2 , for this season, has been taken by Head Hunters who play at Kings Head in Coleford.

Name Changes:-
Radstock Town Social Club to Radstock 8 and now play on Thurs at Radstock Working Mens Club.
Red Lion Diamonds to Diddy Diamonds and now play on Wed at High Littleton Football Club.

Alley Changes:-
Prattens B now play on Wed at Mardons Club.
Alley Cats now play on Wed at Midsomer Norton C C.
The Seven now play on Wed at Haydon Que Club.
Camshafters now play on Thur at Tuckers Grave.
Rebels now play on Thur at Westhill Gardens
Taxi Joes now play on Thur at the Greyhound

There have also been a number of captain and contact details changes.  Please check the Captain's Log Page.

Skittlers Needed

Welton Rovers needs 1 or 2 new players for next season.  We play at Welton Rovers on Wednesdays and if you would like to join us then please email Simon at - Thank you.

The Paulton & District Skittle League annual charity donations,
known as the 'Ted Pack Memorial Fund'  will be given to

Skittle President Robin Thompson presenting a cheque for £1500
 to the mother of Harry Latchem for the Just4children Charity.
on 6th September 2019 @ Westhill Gardens Social Club.
Charity nominations are usually put forward at our May meeting or at our AGM.  Any member who wants to nominate a charity for next season can come along and put your nomination forward. - Thank you.
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