Picture the scene:

John Major was prime minister, Everton won the FA Cup and it was the driest summer on record. Pierce Brosnan had his first outing as James Bond, Princess Diana was telling Panorama about her crowded marriage and Serious About Events (then the Shoot Out Club) staged its first ever weekend of fun and skittles in Newquay.

So here we are planning to celebrate our silver anniversary in 2019. To mark our 25 years of fun and games, we present our very own Serious About Events Silver Awards. Up for grabs in the nine categories, our special silver award trophy for each of the winners plus £100 voucher for a Serious About Weekend, with the runner-up awarded a £50 voucher.

This is your chance to dig out old photographs, tiptoe down memory lane and recall the highs, the lows, the fun and laughter, the winning, the losing and all those near misses.

At Serious About Events we’re busily digging through our archives too – looking out old brochures and fun photos. Watch out for a history of our hairstyles, Rachel’s fancy dress costumes and the day the entire office went naked (for charity of course).

But most of all we want to hear about your special memories.

This is the time to nominate yourself, your team or a team mate for our special Silver awards. We’ll be featuring entrants as we receive applications throughout the year on our Facebook page and website. The winners will be announced on 1st Feb 2019 then feature in our 25th anniversary Hall of Fame, published next year.

Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it. Every award will be judged on the entries received and we’ll have a judging panel to ensure fair play.


Longest Attending Teams…

We’re on the hunt for teams who’ve been coming away for the longest and most number of times. Sometimes teams have changed names but if it’s substantially the same team, that’s ok with us.Just give us the venues and dates (if you can) – and tell us a bit about the best moments too.

Most Successful Team…

How crowded is your Serious About Events (Shoot Out Club) trophy cabinet? It’s time to count ‘em up and tell us where and when you won those trophies. Tell us a bit about the secrets of your success too.

Least Successful Team…

Are you the team who believe it’s not the winning that counts but the taking part. Who deserves the silver spoon for maximum effort, but no prizes? Tell us what goes wrong and how you cope.

Who is the Happiest Ever After…

We know we’ve played Cupid to quite a few romances and marriages. We’ve even known couples get married during our weekends. Lets hear these tales of hearts and roses. Plus please send us some wedding pix as well.

Top Team Tour Rules…

Many teams have team tour rules from hitting a low score to blowing whistles or fined for not wearing a special item of clothing. Have your team got the ultimate team tour rules. Share your top rules to see if they are simply the best!

Oldest Skittler…

Who is the oldest Serious About Skittler still rockin’ the alleys? Please tell us about your veteran team mate and a picture would be lovely too.

Veteran Team…

Our age range is advertised as 18 – 118. But which team has the highest collective age? Don’t be shy. With age, comes skill and experience. You’re probably top of the leaderboard anyway. Please send us a list of your players, their ages and a photograph if you can. Plus we’d like to hear a little bit about the team’s history at our weekends.

Epic Team Moment…

It’s time to recall that unforgettable moment when the team were reduced to laughter or maybe tears of emotion. It could be the fancy dress malfunction that had seemed such a good idea at the time, the match that went wrong or when beer just got in the way of things. Send a brief account of your epic moments with a photograph if possible.

Special Recognition Award…

There’s always someone who does far more than the call of duty and never gets the credit.This is their moment so why not nominate them and tell us why they’re special.



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Just to be serious for a few minutes, here are a few general rules about the Serious About Events Silver Awards

1. The judges’ decision is final and will be based on applications received.

2. The judging panel will be made up of Serious About Events key staff together with at least two independent judges.

3. Awards will be presented where possible at the relevant Serious About weekends throughout the 2019 season.

4. By entering the awards, you acknowledge that the information you supply is accurate to the best of your ability. In relevant categories we will be cross checking with our records.

5. By entering the awards, you acknowledge that the information you supply might appear on social media sites and be offered to local and regional media too.

6. Please make sure anyone you nominate knows this is happening and is happy for their story to be published.

7. Closing date for the awards nominations is 1st November 2018.

8. Multiple entries are allowed in the special recognition, epic team moment and happy ever after categories.

9. Serious About Events is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party. We will only use the information given for this competition and may need to contact you in relation to your nomination.