Let’s get serious about the 2017 British Skittles Championship.
Are you ready to challenge the reigning champions for their crown?
We are thrilled to announce that Serious About Events are the sponsors for the British Skittles Championship. Each year skittlers from across the UK compete to chase the dream of being part of the winning team, lifting the silverware and being crowned Serious About British Skittles Champions.
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.
We are Serious About the Prizes!
Serious about skittles? Register your team NOW! Email, call or contact us.
Entries close on 8th April 2017. 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 GasketGuy Skittles Championships Grand Finals which are held at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay on Saturday 16th September 2017.
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 15th & 16th 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 15th 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!
To register your interest for the Singles and Pairs Tournament contact us
Why not make a complete weekend of skittles. We have a multitude of accommodation available for all participating players and spectators alike including affiliated hotels close to the RICC offering discounted rates. Many teams book the affiliated hotels creating a great atmosphere over the morning pre-skittling fry up! More information about the accommodation will be added shortly.
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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Thank you to our sponsors
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For more information about our fun weekends away simply click on the skittles or darts logo. Good luck to all teams.
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We know the British Championships are unmissable but don’t take our word for it ……
Sam Smith captain of Ladies' 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 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 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."
Rob Parkhouse of the Loungers of Exeter, on interrupting his Spanish holiday for 24 hours to fly back especially for the finals, said "When we got through to the finals, I knew i had to get back somehow. I just couldn't possible miss this. It was definitely worth it". (Even though the Loungers didn't survive the group round.)
Matt Thompson, Men's Singles Winner said "The win last year was amazing, but reclaiming it was unbelievable. It's not quite sunk in yet. Once it does, i'm sure i'll be looking for a hat-trick next year!"
Chris Watts and Wayne Chapmen, Men's Pairs Winners said "It's such a great feeling. We had a feeling we were going to win something tonight. We both played for each other. We drew partners out of a hat but we think we're going to have to stick together for next year to defend our title"
Jill Thorne and Carole Kitt, Ladies Pairs Winners, said "We're in shock. This is our third year of entering and we were runners-up the year before last. We didn't think it would come down to one pin in the last rub. Amazing"
Corrine Morrissey and Paul Stewart, Mixed Pairs Winners were thrilled by the result"We were pretty hot in that final! It's been a brilliant day, just the BEST! It's taken three years to achieve and we finally did it!!"