Frequently asked questions
Over the years, we’ve taken note of some of the most frequently asked questions some of our members ask us…
…Some we cannot print, but here are the most common or the more useful of the bunch:
If suitable, then yes! But please tell us well in advance, as we need to let the coach company know. You will be asked for your coach pick up point and full address when you make a booking. Note however, that we require one pick-up point per group booking to help us keep journey times to a minimum and that under certain circumstances we may need to change the location.
Of course! All hotels and holiday centres we use can cater for all types of dietary conditions, but again, let us know the details in advance, there is an area for this and any special requirements when you make a booking.
No, our Skittles Events are available for all. You don’t have to be part of a skittles team or even thrown a skittle ball before to join in the fun. We have many teams who are groups of friends who fancy a great weekend away, or a sports team that fancy trying a different sport for their team tour weekend.
On selected weekends we have small groups, couples or single people who want to join in and be part of our Skittles Event but don’t have enough people to create a team of 10. We will put you and your group together with others to form your own skittles team. Give us a call to find out more.
All teams play in a round robin format in a group of four. Every team will play a minimum of three matches which are played on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. The finals are played on Sunday afternoon after lunch.
We need a contact number from you on the day in case there are any problems or delays. We are in constant contact with the coach companies, so if any problems arise, for example there is bad traffic or the driver cannot locate your pick-up point, you can be contacted immediately.
Not at all, but if you would like to participate in fancy dress, by all means go as mad as you like! To get some ideas, check out the gallery to see some of the past and present outfits!
In the past we have experienced imbalances in some groups due to mixed teams becoming either all-men or all-ladies. By identifying the mix of players early on, we can create a better balance of competition during your weekend.
Not alcohol. Legally, we cannot allow either drinking or smoking on the coaches. This rule cannot be “bent” as it can result in serious consequences to you, your team and us.
Meal times vary from venue to venue. All this information will be on your itinerary sent to your team secretary prior to your departure. All dinners and lunches are served at set times, so please check all timings when you arrive or with your team secretary before.
With your membership number, we are able to trace your details quickly and more efficiently. Your membership number holds all your team details and without it there may be delays in finding your booking information. Please ensure that your membership number is to hand when you contact us and on the back of all cheques and correspondence you send us.
No. We don’t send reminders, but your online booking area shows you all the payments made and what is outstanding and when they are due. So please make a note in your diary so you don’t forget.
It's really up to you, however, we strongly recommend that you do take out holiday insurance to cover you in case you had to cancel or cut short your booking with us. Please check the our Fair Trading Charter for cancellation charges.
While we try to be as flexible as possible, we cannot guarantee that we could change the playing schedules. If there is a playing time you wish to avoid, then we will try to accommodate your request as best we can but you will need to inform us before the playing schedule has been printed. The scheduling is booked well in advance and we would need the co-operation of other teams. We will check any televised events that may be of interest on a Weekend with the view to catering for these.
No. We trust you will come well stocked with everything you need to help you get through that hangover!
Only Rachel can answer that.... But for teams who have experienced the wrath of Rachel, once bitten, guaranteed, you'll never do it again!!!!
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