The photo above shows President Malcolm Skinner presenting a cheque for £300 to Lance Rice from the Chestnut Appeal for prostate cancer at the recent AGM.                                              Other things that happened at the meeting were raising the entry fee to £40 and the start of season was to be 11th September.

Unfortunately, our representatives came away empty handed from this year's Devon County finals.                                          

The Hunters have won the Devon Open Championships, which were held at Torquay Riviera Centre recently, for the second time in three years. This meant that they held both this trophy and the Devon County Cup, albeit for just a week as this year's finals of the latter took place at Barnstaple the following weekend.The photo below shows their team of Bill Soby, Ian Braunton, Nigel Gear, Colin Thorne, Keith Hillier, Tom Downing, Chris & Roger Symonds, and non-playing captain Francis Thorne intermingled with the members of one of the other of Bideford's representatives Notorious PIGS. Our third team, Simply Reds, were not available for the photo but their lead man, Graham Tucker, took home with him the runner-up trophy in the Singles competition. After going into a comfortable lead after 4 rubs Graham could only watch as his opponent finished with two massive spares to take the trophy from his grasp.

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North Devon Skittles Championships were held at Brayford recently and one of the Bideford League's representatives, Strikers from Parkham, swept the board winning the team and individual competitions.

Steve Wonnacott beat a Holsworthy player in the singles final after beating the other Bideford representative, Andrew Braunton of Mashers, in the semi-final.

Steve was then joined by team-mates David Allin, captain, Stuart Allin, Tom Allin (David's 2 sons), Eric Hockin and Tony Sargent in the final of the team competition where theyalso beat a team from Holsworthy.

Congratulations guys!

This season's Champion team are Six Amigos, pictured below, from division 4 and The Hunters are the Champions of the Runners-up. Full list this season's winners can be seen on the Trophy Winners page.                                                                 From the left they are: Pete Buckpitt, Rob Slee, Tom Allin, Alex Colwill, Dan Furse, Dan Meeson & Ryan Walter

IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD PHOTOS THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE OF INTEREST TO THE PEOPLE WHO READ THIS WEBSITE PLEASE e-mail THEM TO ME AND I WILL MAKE UP A PAGE CALLED 'OLD PHOTOS'.

THE LEAGUE'S ORIGINAL WINNER'S SHIELDS HAVE RECENTLY COME TO LIGHT AT ABBOTSHAM. THEY DATE BACK TO WHEN OUR LEAGUE STARTED IN 1929. NOT ONLY HAVE THEY GOT THE TEAM'S NAMES ON THEM BUT THEY HAVE THE PLAYER'S NAMES ALSO. SO IF YOU HAD A GRANDAD WHO WAS PLAYING THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER.

THIS WEBSITE HAS NOW HAD 64293 HITS by 13367 DIFFERENT VISITORS from 83 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. FROM BRAZIL to TUNISIA to SINGAPORE to AUSTRALIA to MOZAMBIQUE to JAPAN to ALGERIA to VENEZUELA to SURINAM, SINCE IT'S CONCEPTION IN DECEMBER 2009 UP TO 6TH APRIL 2017.

 I KNOW OF A FEW OF OUR SKITTLING MATES WHO ARE NOT FEELING TOO WELL AT THE PRESENT TIME.  I'M SURE YOU WILL ALL JOIN ME IN WISHING THEM A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK ON THE ALLEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

 
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