Let’s get serious about the 2018 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.

 

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There are three events, Men’s, Ladies and Mixed with a minimum eight players per team.

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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.

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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!

  • All three winning teams win a fabulous Serious About Skittles weekend away for 10 persons.  Along with British Champions shirts, trophy and medals totalling a whopping prize fund worth over £2,000!
  • Runner-up teams also join in the fun with 50% discount off a Serious About Skittles weekend away for 10 persons. Together with team shirts, trophy and medals their prize fund tops £1,000!
  • With 2 nights full or half board accommodation, cracking evening entertainment, great skittles competition plus coach transport too, all the successful teams need to do is choose a venue and date then enjoy an amazing weekend away.(see the rules & regs for more info)
  • We appreciate that a weekend away may not be up everyone’s alley so there is a cash alternative of £800 for each winning team and £400 for the runner-up teams.

Serious about skittles? Register your team NOW! Email, call or contact us.

Entries close on 7th April 2018. 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. 

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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 14th 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!

Accommodation

Why not make a complete weekend of skittles. There is a wide range of accommodation available for all participating players and spectators alike including the Serious About Events affiliated hotel, The Derwent which is a stone’s throw from the RICC and offering discounted rates. This year we also have accommodation available from UK Breakaways which are also close by. Many teams book the affiliated hotels creating a great atmosphere over the morning pre-skittling fry up!

Derwent Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay – Bed & Breakfast
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (2 nights) £106* per person
Thursday 13th, Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (3 nights) £153* per person

*this is based on 2 persons sharing a double or twin room, min of 2 night stay.
To book contact Derwent Hotel 01803 400500 quoting 33672 as the reference.

Riviera Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay – Bed & Breakfast
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (2 nights) £79.95* per person
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September (3 nights) £119.95* per person

Sherwood Palm Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay – Bed & Breakfast
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (2 nights) £69.95* per person
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September (3 nights) £99.95* per person

Inglewood Palm Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay – Bed & Breakfast
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (2 nights) £69.95* per person
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September (3 nights) £99.95* per person

Cavendish Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay – Bed & Breakfast
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September (2 nights) £89.95* per person
Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September (3 nights) £129.95* per person

*this is based on 2 persons sharing a double or twin room, min of 2 night stay – single room supplement available on request
To book contact Serious About Events 01803 210210

 

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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