Ferndown Royal British Legion Skittles Section
List of cup competitions
Poppy Appeal Shield
This is self explanatory – all monies raised from this competition are for the poppy appeal.
It is a handicapped team competition – the handicaps are based on teams
Position in the league at the end of the previous season. New teams are placed around the middle of the handicapping as they are an unknown
Extra money is raised by players paying 1op for every ball put through without knocking any pins down.
Eric Baker Cup
This cup is in memory of Mr Eric baker who started the skittles section
In the late 60’s.
It is a handicapped team competition (the handicaps are based on pinfall after a number of league games have taken place in the season).
It is played under normal rules with the following exceptions:
Players have to knock down the pins left by the previous player. Teams play in rotation so that each player gets a chance to aim at a full nine pins.
(previously known as the Harold Trowbridge shield)
This is a team competition played under normal rules with 2 exceptions:
4 pins only will be set up on the corners of the diamond. If a team are short – missing players will have a score of zero.
This trophy has been donated to the section by Matt Kench.
It is a team competition played under normal rules with the following
Exception: the front pin (king pin) must be the first pin struck and
Knocked down before scoring counts.
Any pins knocked down before the king pin will stay down and not count
In the final score
In the event of a “stick up” only pins knocked down legally will be replaced on the diamond but it is not necessary to hit the front pin (king pin) first on this occasion.
This is self explanatory – this is a handicapped team knockout
Competition; the handicaps are based on pinfall achieved by the end of the league matches. It is played under normal rules.
Jean Joyce Trophy
This cup was donated by the Joyce family in memory of Jean Joyce. This
Was originally a family threes competition. The teams must consist of
Either two females and one male or two males and one female. It is open
To any member of the branch/club or women’s section/club and is played under normal skittles section rules.
Stan Lampert Trophy (Double Diamond)
This trophy is in memory of Stan Lampert who played in this skittles league from the late 60’s. This trophy is awarded to the most consistent player in the league.
The Bolter Cup
This competition is qualified for during the season by the captains
Recording any bolters on the league score sheets. The object of this competition is to try and miss the pins – the winner of this knockout is the player with the least number of pins knocked down.
The two outer pins are removed before the game begins.
The stick up cup
This competition is qualified for during the season by the captains recording any stick-ups on the league score sheets. This is a straight forward knockout played under skittles section rules.
These competitions are open to all members of branch/club or women’s
Section/club. They are knockout competitions played under skittles section rules.
Juniour (under 16’s) Shield
This is a knockout competition for children of branch/club or women’s section/club members under the age of 16. It is played under normal skittles section rules.
Highest team score
Team league averages
Highest ladies score
Highest mens score (Eddie Joyce cup)
These trophies are all qualified for during the season by the captains recording the scores of each player on the league score sheets.