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Western Skittles

Avon

Eastville & District Front First Skittles League
... from somewhere in the Bristol area.

Cornwall

East Cornwall Skittles League
I thought Hampstead's annual membership fee of £6 was cheap, but membership of the East Cornwall Skittles League is a bargain at £1.

Devon

Ilfracombe & District Men's Skittles League
All the fixtures and results for the Ilfracombe area.

Newton Abbot & District Skittles League
A very professional site full of tables of fixtures and results.

Mavericks
The Mavericks skittle team play in the Alphington Sports and Social Club skittle league in Exeter. The site includes this page which gives a good overview of how Western Skittles is played.

Totnes Skittles League
There are three ladies' and three men's divisions in the Totnes League, with more ladies' teams than men's.

Dorset

Dorchester & District Skittles League
Now a full blown website succeeding the Dorchester skittles blog.

Bere Regis Skittles
Apparently their league is odd as teams are not affiliated to any pub but each game is allocated a pub each week. But the web site follows the fortunes of the Bere Essentials in the Wareham League.

Weymouth & Portland Skittle League
Based in Weymouth & Portland in Dorset on the South Coast this league runs with 9 divisions and 130 teams.
Another huge league (by London standards).

Gloucestershire

Cirencester & District Men's Skittle League
www.skittles.org.uk

... now why didn't I nab that domain name?

The Drillmen
"A collection of miscreants, wasters and odd balls from Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds" who play in the Cirencester & District Men's Skittles League.

Tewkesbury & District Skittles League
Used to be a comprehensive website with all the stats but now consists solely of a notice of the forthcoming AGM!

Berkeley & District Skittles League
A very impressive website. To quote their home page: "The Berkeley & District Skittles League was formed in 1957 and currently consists of 110 teams in 7 divisions playing from September to April every year".

The Geordies
A skittles team whose name might seem odd for a Gloucestershire side. Apparently the original Geordies were a bunch of Tynesiders who relocated when ICI built the Avonmouth plant in the 60s.

The Flagpolers
A Ladies skittles team whose website includes pictures and profiles of the players. Before you ask, they are called the Flagpolers because the club where they play is the highest point in the Forest of Dean.

Oldberries Skittles Team
Whatever you do, don't look at History Season by Season.

The Cheltenham Skittles League
A whole new site for the huge Cheltenham league. Also they seem to have discovered an extra 32 years of history as the new site says "founded 1906" rather than 1938.

Cybernetics Skittles Club
In Gloucester, where floorers are flatners.

itisnow.com
Web site for the "ALLSPORTS" Cheltenham skittles league.

Stroud and District Skittles League
Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, there are seven Mens and four Ladies Sections, with teams from Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley and the surrounding areas competing.

Cheltenham Area Civil Service Sports Association Skittles Club
This enduring site has had another revamp. You can get to any page in two clicks, it is alleged.

Herefordshire

The Tattibogoes
An excellent site about this wonderfully named team who play in Hereford.

GWRSA "B" Team
Another team who play in Hereford.

Hereford & District Invitation Skittle League
The league that Tattibogoes, GWRSA "B" Team and seventy other teams play in. Links to other teams in the league.

Oxfordshire

ABM Skittles Club
A skittles club based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, with separate winter and summer leagues.

Somerset

Stragglers Skittles Team
In Somerset, where floorers are floppers.

Stockland Sports & Social Club
Everything you need to know about this non-profit voluntary run club which provides sports and amenities for the local community, table tennis, darts and pool as well as skittles.

Mendip Farmers Winter Skittles League
Lots of results for the 2012/13 season.

Stoke and District Thursday Night Skittle League
Two websites for the price of one at www.skittlers.co.uk. There's the league site (that's Stoke-Sub-Hamdon not on-Trent, which is why it's under Somerset) and the website of one of the teams, Liquor-and-Poker.

Street & District Skittles League
All the fixtures and results from Street.

The Dabhands Skittles Team
A team that play in Weston-super-Mare.

Central Skittles League
Based in Weston-super-Mare, this league plays all of its games within the seaside town boundaries. Comprising 52 teams split into 3 divisions, this is one of the largest leagues of its kind in the country, they say.

Worcestershire

The Official Worcester Friendly League Website
... and now the league the Highwaymen play in has a website - giving up to date results and reports of the weeks games, apparently.

Rattler Boyz
Another Worcester Friendly Skittles League side.

Evesham Skittles League
The ins and out of the Evesham & District Inter-Club Skittles League.

Guernsey

Sarnia Skittles Club
No, I didn't know they played skittles on Guernsey either. This is a comprehensive site including some good photos.

South Wales

LLanharan RFC Skittles
Somewhere near Bridgend, which is the only nearby place I can pronounce.

Buffaloes Skittle Team
Currently (May 2008) third from top in the first division of the Whitchurch & District Cardiff Skittles League and ...

The Prowlers Skittle Team
... who are third from bottom in the fifth division (of five).

Long Alley Skittles

Leicestershire

Syston and District Skittle League
A Leicestershire league of 38 teams playing in three divisions.

Table Skittles

Leicestershire

Leicester Mixed Midsummer Table Skittles League
... includes rules, fixtures & league tables.
A tabletop version of our game - almost.
The site has been updated and now has lots of pictures and video of last season's awards.

Irish Skittles

Ireland

Irish Skittles
Yes, they play a skittles game in Ireland. It looks as though the term "skittle" refers to both the projectiles ("throwers") and the pins ("standers"). Five skittles stand inside a ring and you have to knock them out of the ring - not just knock them over.

Les Quilles

France

Les Quilles de 9 (English language version)
It's skittles, Jim, but not as we know it.
Take a look at this excellent site. It describes the game with the aid of diagrams and short video clips. The game looks devilishly complicated and I still don't understand it, but it's not for want of trying on their part. There are also links to other forms of French Skittles.

Les Bitlles Catalanes

Catalonia

Les Bitlles Catalanes (translated from Catalan by Google)
They play skittles in Catalonia too. We may get more info from Pete next time he visits.

Skittles History

History of Traditional Games
James Masters' site - the definitive traditional games site.

Skittles Weekends

The Shoot Out Club
An organisation that promises the ultimate skittles weekend experience...

Skittles Products

Midland Leisure Sales
Hire and sale of Skittles Alleys in the West Midlands area.

The Portable Skittle Alley Company
Manufacture, sales and hire of skittle alleys. Suppliers of skittle accessories and traditional pub games.

The Skittle Alley Company
Hire and sales of portable skittle alleys.

Related Games

Shove it, Chuck it, Toss it...
Images of traditional British pub games - an excellent blog by Mark Shirley

Masters Traditional Games
A variety of traditional games can be bought online from this site including Gloucester style Skittles, Hood Skittles and a portable skittles alley. There is also a free "Traditional Game Rules" service.

Pubs

pubs.com
An independent guide to London's pubs including our own Freemasons Arms.

ukpubfinder.com

Good Causes

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Anyone who has lost someone to pancreatic cancer, and many London Skittlers will remember Bill Evenden of Norbury Skittle Club, will be pleased to know that there is now a charity dedicated to redressing the scandalous underfunding of research into this disease.

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