Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League

Results, stats and info for the Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League

New web site

We are moving! we have a new web site check it out New Site 

It is still under construction but will be fully functional before the season starts, this site allows teams to enter their results using a PC, tablet or smartphone once approved by the secretary the table will update automatically, simply create a log on password. All fixtures are now on the site for the new season including the Payne cup draw.

Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League

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Presentation Night

Presentation Night

Wellington A. F. C. Clubhouse

Friday 10th June at 7.00 pm

Graham Jennings Team Singles Registration starts at 7.00 pm

Entrance fee £2.00 per person

Free buffet.

Raffle lots of prizes!

Trophy presentation at

approximately 9.00 pm


Wellington Mayor Bob Bowrah

Please support your local league.

Mowers beat Home Guard 2 in Championship Play off

Mowers won by 29 last night winning five of the six hands played, being 21 up half way. Steve James with 56 and Vince Milton with 55 were top of the shots for Mowers

Home Guard 2’s top scorers were Kevin Crout with 61 (including an 18 flopper) and David Derrick with 51; the Friday champions were always behind the eight ball so to speak as spare chances were missed and too many 4s, 5s and 6s were also served up.

Mowers are worthy overall League champions for 2015-2016.

Both teams say thanks to Alan Troake for sticking up, Chris Bullock (Bodmin) for marking the board and to Carl Wood (Landlord, Victoria Arms) for staging the game.                                                                                The trophy winners this year are: -

The Jim Blackmore Championship Trophy Winners


Division A Winners

Home Guard 2

Division A Runners-up  


Division B Winners


Division B Runners-up

King Pins

Payne knock-out cup Winners


Payne knock-out Cup Runners-up

Cottage Pies

Cyril Hicks Singles Winner

 Steve Trevelyan of Mowers

Cyril Hicks Singles Runner-up

 Shaun Vile of Cottage Pies

Jim Smith “Team” Highest Away Score  

444 by Wardens at the Victoria Arms (downstairs)

Individual highest Away score

78 by Darren Groves of All Stars at the Victoria Arms(upstairs)

Trophies still to be played for are: -

(playing on 25th May at the Victoria Arms) between Mowers and Home Guard 2

The Graham Jennings “Team single” Shield (playing on 10th June at the Football Club)

Steve Trevelyan retains Cyril Hicks singles crown

Steve Trevelyan of Mowers retained his title he won last year and now joins an elite club of 4 time winners along side Rob Higgs and John Lane.

Steve has dedicated his win to his late team mate Shaun Harcombe who was a very close friend.
It wasn't a night of numerous spares with only 5 in the 6 hands played by the 8 finalists, although first man on Rob Gill started with a 15 spare and seventh man  Glen Escott got a 13 in his first hand. No more spares were had until the 5th hand by the eighth player Shaun Vile who got a flopper with his first ball and converted into an 18. Going into the last hand all players had a chance to go through first man Rob Gill got  a 7 making 51, Paul Robinson followed with a 6 for his lowest home alley score of the season just 41. Third man on was Shane Powell who needed a spare to stand a chance of going through, he got one but his spare ball went straight through to leave him on 48 .Reigning champion Steve Trevelyan "Mr. Consistent" finished with an 8 and a total of 50 with no spare (9,9,9,6,9,8), next was Peter Chamberlain who had a 7 for a final total of 40. Mick Drohan stood at the plate  knowing he needed a spare to progress which he duly got a magnificent 17 for a 57 total. Glen Escott needed 8 to go through but suffered as many had before of pins just "chopping out" and only getting 6 for a total of 49. Last man Shaun Vile only needed 6 but got 8 to go into the last 4. So through to the last 4 were 2 Division A and 2 Division B players, Mick Drohan (Wardens) Shaun Vile (Cottage Pies) Rob Gill and Steve Trevelyan of Mowers

In the next set of 6 hands played by the top 4 players it was nip and tuck through out the hands with Steve Trevelyan again showing how to skittle and use every ball with a 9,9,9,7,5,11 for 50 and along side  Shaun Vile who again came up with a big spare to resurrect his hand (6,8,6,8,7,16) to finish on 51 go through to the final. The other two players were very close at the heels of the finalists with Rob Gill finishing on 49 and Mick Drohan on 48 and played their part in making it a very pressurised and thrilling match.

In the final Steve got spares in his 2nd and 3rd hands to make a very credible 52 (7,11,14,7,6,7) Shaun could not find another big spare so his hand of 41(7.8,5,7,7,7,)  left him 11 pins sort.
It was a very sporting happy evening which concluded with a very nice buffet prepared by the Cottage Inn landlady Connie the whole evening epitomised what the Ex-Services Skittles League is all about.

Full results here.

Letter from Dunkery Stroke Unit

Below is a transcript of a letter received from Becky Halley Senior Sister Dunkery Stroke Unit

Thank you for the very generous and kind donation of £800 collected in memory of the late Mr Jim Blackmore by the Wellington ex-services skittle league . The money will be much appreciated by all the Dunkery team and will be used towards purchasing equipment that would be of benefit to all future stroke patients.
I am sure we can organised some of the team to come to the awards evening at the football club in Wellington and accept the cheque on the evening of the 10th of June 2016 .
I will add the date to my diary , should there be any change in the details I would be grateful if you could let me know.
Kind regards,
Becky Halley
Senior Sister
Dunkery Stroke Unit
Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust

Captains Meeting

There Captains Meeting was held at the Football Club an Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 7.30 the minutes can be downloaded from this link. Copies of the Draft Constitution  are also available by clicking on the link.

Alley changes

Following the closure of the Green Dragon, the Kings Arms and the resignation of Royals four teams affected have moved to the following alleys:

Moonrakers to the Conservative Club (upstairs). No rearrangements necessary.

Fireguard A to the Football Club rearranged fixtures below:

September 18th v BELL GREEN now Wednesday 16th September.
October 2nd  v HOT SHOTS  now Wednesday 30th September
February 26th v CLUB ROCKERS is now Wednesday 24th February
Report Centre A to the White Horse Bradford on Tone rearranged fixtures below:

September 25th v REBELS is now Thursday 24th September.
October 9th v HOME GUARD 2 is now Thursday 8th October.
February 5th v QUEENS LEGS is now Wednesday 3rd February.
February 19th v BELL GREEN  is now Wednesday 17th February.

Queens Legs to Conservative Club (upstairs) rearranged fixtures below:

Friday 22nd January v SHOOTERS is now Thursday 29th January.

Friday 6th May v OAKS is now Thursday 5th May. NOTE FIREGUARD A V RESERVISTS will now be played on the scheduled date of Friday 12th February as the alley has now become available due to Home Guard 2 v Royals not being played owing to Royals resignation.


I expect most of you will be aware that Royals of Division A have reluctantly had to withdraw from the league following the closure of  the Kings Arms. The Executive Committee met on Monday (11th January)  and discussed at length  the effects of this withdrawal. The Committee unanimously decided that  the only fair way forward is for all of Royals' results to be expunged and the adjusted table will operate from this week (20). It will also  be on the website this weekend and will appear in the Wellington Weekly News next week. Royals had incurred a delayed back-match fine (under rule 3) but this  has been paid in full and so all ex-Royals players are now clear to  play for another side except in the three remaining cup matches.

Score cards - reminder

I am sure no one will put their card/money through the Green Dragon letterbox but !!!!...................................
Just a reminder result cards have to be handed in by 1.00pm Saturday either at Teares newsagents South Street or to Kevin Allen's (Secretary) house 13 Walkers Gate.

Barley Mow Telephone Number

Please note the Barley Mow has a new phone number it is 01823 972754