NEXT SKITTLES EVENING:
to be announced
Skittles News – in reverse order
Fri 8 Feb 2019, 7 for 7.30 pm start: Skittles Night – pasties available; bring your own drinks (no bar); four per team; £5 per team (earlier session from 5 pm to allow youngsters to have a go)
Friday 5th October 2018
Six teams gathered for the friendly contest, and for the first time we had a running commentary from John K – and despite the fact that he was commenting and his wife was scoring, their team didn’t win. That accolade went to the newly formed team ‘the Builders’, with previous winners Trelom falling to a disappointing fifth place – OK, one of their star players was absent and they had to make do with a substitute, but still…
Well done to all players – and thanks to all for taking turns to replace the skittles – it certainly seems to work better that way. All in all, it made for a lovely evening.
Don’t miss out on the next skittles evening!
Friday 27 October 2017
Five teams battled it out – Naughty Knockers, Sox A’peel, Trelom, the Rattlers and the Sandy Strollers. By half time, Sox A’peel were in the lead.
But after a few pasties and some of Liz’s chocolate brownies, things turned around, and old favourites (??) Trelom took the lead and won the trophy (see photo, right).
Friday 23 June 2017
Another excellent evening using the new alley; fewer teams meant more throws and more goes. Winners were a newly formed team, Boconnoc (see photo).
Friday 7 April 2017
Seven teams competed in another excellent evening, using for the first time the skittles alley kindly made available to us by Warleggan Young Farmers; winning team was Trelom
Friday 14 October 2016:
Eight teams of four competing in an excellent evening of skittles – and Naughty Knockers won back the trophy – photos below
Jubilee Hall, Friday 1 April 2016:
Five teams battled it out in an enjoyable evening.
Thanks to Gill, the new chair of the hall committee, for doing the maths, to Alan and Jasmina for running the bar, to Liz for organising the pasties, and to John and Chris for putting back up all those skittles that kept on getting knocked down.
Jubilee Hall, Friday 23 October 2015: Congratulations to the ‘Naughty Knockers’ team (see photo, right) who once again won the trophy, despite being a man down!
Seven teams battled it out – some were established teams from past times, and several were newly formed teams.
A big thanks to the Hill boys for all your help with skittle-replacement, and scoring, and for volunteering to award the trophy to the winning team; and to everyone who came along!
The scores (Oct 2015) were: 1st: 182 pts – Naughty Knockers; 2nd: 146 pts – The Hill Boys;
3rd: 134 pts – The Young Ones; 4th: 133 pts – Trelom; 5th: 120 pts – Mount Hill Billies; 6th: 112 pts – The Wild Ones; 7th: 111 pts – Beyond a Joke
Three or four times a year, the skittles come out for our ‘Skittles Evening’. OK, the skittles equipment is used at other times for private events (a private skittles afternoon or evening), but it’s the Skittles Evenings that draw the crowds, as young and old we test our skills or (as in most cases) try our luck.
Some teams have remained relatively unchanged for a series of evenings, but other teams (usually of four people) are created on the night, depending on who turns up – so yes, there’s no need to be in a team before you come, and you don’t need any special talent or experience.
Indeed, you don’t even have to play – you can just watch and enjoy the atmosphere if you like!We usually have pasties and other refreshments on sale, soft drinks, and a licensed bar (wine, beer etc.).
So come along to our next Skittles Evening, enjoy the fun, and help support the hall in the process.
The rules are simple: Each player comes up in turns and can bowl three balls. After each throw, any fallen pins are removed, and the player has to try to knock down the remaining ones. If at any time all nine pins are down, they will all be put up again, so the player again has nine to aim for. The player scores one point for each skittle knocked down, which means that the maximum score (three throws, each of which hits all nine pins down) would be 27.
Note that any pins that fall as a result of the ball bouncing back from the back cushion will not be counted and will be stood up again.
Prices: £6 per team of four (i.e. £1.50 per person) – not bad for an evening’s entertainment! And free entry if you just want to watch.
Or why not hire the hall and have a go? Use of the skittles equipment is free of charge if used within the hall – but see hall hire charges.
Thanks to carpenter John J who made the skittles oh so many years ago!