Congratulations to our Serious About Events British Skittle Champions 2018
Worcestershire, Somerset, Devon & Dorset are the counties with the titles for 2018, will your county take the title in 2019!”
The men’s final was a local derby with the Numpty Dumptys from Worcester and Renegades from Redditch. A fantastic battle was fought with the Dumptys chasing the Renegades for the first 2 legs but the Dumpties stepped up their game and won by a mere 18 pins.
The ladies battle was even closer between Taunton’s Royal Tots & Lots and the Motley Crew from Weymouth. Motley Crew were just 4 pins ahead as they went into the final leg and the pressure was on. The Royal Tots stepped up their game to win by just 8 pins.
Two Devon mixed teams gave their all in the mixed final with previous champions Two Tribes from Exeter keen to take the title for a second time. Lucky Devils from Totnes showed their skittling prowess by fighting back against a great start by Two Tribes and winning by only 3 pins! It was literally any teams game right until the last ball was thrown.
Is your team ready to challenge the reigning champions for their crown? Register your interest for the 2019 British Skittles Championships now!
There are three events, Men’s, Ladies and Mixed with a minimum eight players per team.
Entry is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a registered team or part of a league to take part, many form their own teams just for the Championships each year. Players can also compete in more than one event which is extremely popular.
By entering you can enjoy a fabulous summer of fantastic skittles, getting together with your mates, meeting new teams, playing on different alleys, visiting new places and even sampling new beers while all the time competing to be the best skittles team in Britain.
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Serious about skittles? Register your team NOW! Email, call or contact us.
Entries close on 7th April 2019. So don’t delay!
The playing format
Teams will play in regional group rounds and subsequent play-offs during the Spring/Summer to gain qualification to the Serious About Skittles Championships Grand Finals which are held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay on Saturday 15th September 2018.
For more information please see the Serious About British Skittles Championship Rules & Regulations.
An unforgettable day in the skittling calendar, the Grand Finals will witness the best UK skittles teams battling it out to take the title of the British Champions.
With its fantastic facilities the RICC will become home for the weekend of 14th & 15th September for over 800 skittlers, with great viewing of the skittles, well stocked bar featuring great specials, an array of options for food all day into the evening, it will ensure all are well fed and watered whilst competing or spectating at this weekend full of skittles.
The Grand Finals are a group format with teams in each event being drawn into groups of four and playing round robin throughout the day which provides a full day of skittling against teams from across the UK. The group winners will then proceed in a knockout to the finals in the evening.
The finals of each event are an amazing finale to the days skittling with teams being welcomed onto their alleys by all the razzamatazz that Grand Finalists deserve and once the British champions have been crowned the celebrations move to the dancefloor with an evening of fabulous entertainment from live acts and disco guaranteed to keep the party swinging till the early hours!
Serious About Singles and Pairs Skittles Tournament
A great way to kick off a magnificent weekend of skittles is by competing in the ever popular Serious About Singles & Pairs Skittles Tournament hosted by our Serious About Events team on Friday 20th September. This tournament is a firm favourite with skittlers and has five events to choose from: Men’s and Ladies Singles, Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Pairs. With a full day of great skittling action on 18 skittle alleys the evening is all about celebrating the winners with the presentation, followed by the British Championship Live Draw to see who will be facing who in the first round. The whole event is finished off with a night of great music and disco till the early morning!
Everything you need to know about the Serious About Championships will be right here and if you need more information just give us a call 01803 210210 or drop us an email.
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We know the British Championships are unmissable but don’t take our word for it ……
Sam Smith captain of Ladies' 2016 Champions, Arthur's Tarts from Glastonbury, said "I think we all stepped up a bit on the day. I can't believe how happy we are. We're on top of the World"
Carl Gaston, captain of Men's 2016 Champions, Glevum Old Spots from Gloucester, said "It was only our second time of entering the championships. We finished strongly in every game and didn't lose our nerve when it really counted. Just amazing!"
Graham Tranter, captain of the 2016 Mixed Champions, the Gladrags from Gloucester, said "Winning was fantastic. We'd been runners up and semi finalists in the past. This time we held our nerve and wone by just one pin."
Dave Rowe (Captain of Saints) "Great competition. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. We’ve been competing for ten years now. It’s a giant celebration of the wonderful sport of skittles and it also promotes our social club too especially when we do well."
Phil Tippett (Captain of Wolves) said "I’ve been in the British Skittles Championships for about ten years and it’s a great competition with good fierce, but friendly rivalry and a tremendous atmosphere. I would recommend anyone who plays to enter."
John Wiltshire (Captain of 2017 Men’s Champions the Wiltshire Wonders) said "Just amazing to be up there winning again. It’s a long haul but we were so determined to win. Great teams but on the day we were the best."
Marie Trant (Captain of 2017 Ladies and Mixed teams, the Dolly Mixers and the High Flyers) said "Still can’t believe it. It’s a wonderful moment being up there collecting the trophy."