British Skittles Championships

Is your team ready to challenge the reigning champions for their crown?

Let's get back where we belong – on the alleys!

Be Part Of The Largest Skittles Tournament In The UK

Let’s get the ball rolling again at the British Skittles Championships, returning to centre stage in 2023.

We’ve made a tough but sensible decision to postpone the 2022 Championships because it’s clearly going to be another quiet year for skittles, with many leagues and teams not yet returning to full strength and people exercising caution.  We totally understand that.

So the big date for your diary will be Saturday September 23 2023, Grand Finals day at the Torquay Riviera Centre.  Our Singles and Pairs Competition will take place at the same venue the day before, ie Friday September 22.  The best things are worth waiting for!!

Entering the Championships means you will be enjoying a wonderful summer of skittles matches, playing new teams at different alleys and even sampling some great local beers along the way.  The results of the group rounds and play offs are followed avidly by everyone as we post them online.  Then the 64 finalists are declared.

The Grand Finals Day – on September 23 2023, with 18 alleys in action, will be a sight to behold with the roar of the crowd, the chanting and the singing, drowning out the sound of the balls being hurtled down the alleys and the pins crashing down.

We are Serious About the Prizes!

All three winning teams will win a fabulous Serious About Events skittles weekend away for 10 people. As well as picking up the trophy, they collect their winners’ medals and British Champions teeshirts, representing a whopping prize fund of more than £2,000.

The three runners-up teams win a 50% discount on a Serious About Events skittles weekend away for 10 people. In addition, they collect their trophy, medals and teeshirts, topping £1,000.

The weekends include two nights’ full or half board accommodation at one of our hand picked venues, top drawer entertainment, a skittles competition, plus return coach transport from their home town.

We appreciate that the weekend prize might not suit everyone in the team so there is a cash alternative of £800 for the winning teams and £400 for the runners-up teams.

The playing format

Once teams have entered, we arrange regional group rounds and play offs during the Spring and Summer months. From this process, 64 teams qualify for the Grand Finals which are held at Torquay’s Riviera Centre on the seafront.

The Grand Finals begin with group rounds consisting of four teams in the men’s ladies’ and mixed events. Winners of each group go through to the knock out stage of the competition. The three finals begin with a full razzamatazz ceremony and team captains interviewed on stage. Then it’s back down to the alleys for the final tense matches.

Once the champions have been crowned and the photocalls done, it’s time to get down on the dancefloor for a fabulous evening’s entertainment from live bands and a disco guaranteed to keep the party going until very late indeed.

Serious About Singles and Pairs Skittles Tournament

What a great way to kick off a fantastic weekend of skittles.  The tournament will take place on Friday September 22 2023, the day before the British Championships in the same venue, Torquay’s Riviera Centre.  So there’s no excuse not to make a weekend of it!

It’s a very exciting day with five events, the Men’s and Ladies singles, Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Pairs. The evening culminates in presentations to the winners, followed by a live draw for the British Championships the following day.

Then it’s time to get dancing to some live music and a disco until early morning.

Don’t Forget to sleep!

Teams looking for accommodation can inquire at our affiliated hotel, The Derwent, in Belgrave Road. It’s just around the corner from the Torquay Riviera Centre. To book, please call them direct on 01803 400500.


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