Results of Week 11 of the league, Played on 20 August.
Belgian Fags (8) 1,045 2 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,105 10
The Macs (7) 1,083 4 The Pomaranian (3) 1,099 8
The Owls (6) 1,027 2 Duo (9) 1,064 10
Pure Magic (11) 1,107 10 Rock Bottom (10) 948 2
Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,168 10 TD (1) 1,142 2
B.B.C. (5) 1,077 1 Hit & Miss (2) 1,127 11
The Owls (6) 1,027 2 TD (1) 1,154 10
Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,068 8 The Owls (6) 1,027 4
Brothers Grimm (4) 1,105 8 TD (1) 1,053 4

Skittle Scuttlers snatch title

    In a dramatic turnaround on the final night of the league, Skittle Scuttlers (Nicky Guest, Matt Titchard & Scott Ellington) went to the top of the table. They defeated TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) by 10-2 and also collected 8 points from their game in hand over The Owls (Brian and Mary Grayson). BBC (Pat & Karen Byrne) slipped up badly, losing 1-11 to Hit & Miss (Lesley Reeday and Liz Lake). For the first time in this league neither Byrne reached 500 and both bowled well below their average.

    Brothers Grimm (Terry and Steve Emmony & Ian Smith) also picked up 18 points: 10 tonight by beating the Belgian Fags (Richard Springthorpe & Robbie Holt) and 8 on their game in hand. This was enough to take them one point ahead of BBC and into second place.

    Hit & Miss move up into fourth place with their win over BBC. (In an earlier week of the league they also defeated the Skittle Scuttlers by 11-1)

    High scores were few and far between but the best by some way was Malc Congreve's 592 (649 with handicap) with games of 208 (the best game of the night), 197 and 187. Terry Damm and Scott Ellington were the only others over 500 with 533 each. Terry's 2 matches from earlier weeks which were completed tonight also broke 500: 575 and 546. Lesley Reeday got the highest handicap game with 228.

    Split conversions of the night were both by TD. Des Sands got 6-7-10 and Terry Damm got almost the same with 6-7.
The overall league average fell again by 0.3 and finished at 152.1.

    To see the final high scorers tables, click here

High Scores this week
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Malc Congreve 208 Lesley Reeday 228 Malc Congreve 592 Malc Congreve 649
Terry Damm 201 Malc Congreve 227 Terry Damm 575 Scott Ellington 608
Scott Ellington 195 Scott Ellington 220 Terry Damm 546 Terry Damm 596
Team Skittle Scuttlers 366 Skittle Scuttlers 419 TD    1,019 Skittle Scuttlers    1,168
TD 358 Hit & Miss 414 Skittle Scuttlers    1,009 TD    1,154
BBC 358 Brothers Grimm 405 TD    1,007 TD    1,142


Results of Week 10 of the league, Played on 13 August.
The Pomaranian (3) 1,014 8 Rock Bottom (10) 950 4
Belgian Fags (8) 1,026 4 Duo (9) 1,062 8
Hit & Miss (2) 1,065 4 The Macs (7) 1,101 8
B.B.C. (5) 1,093 8 Pure Magic (11) 1,075 4

BBC tighten grip

    After another win, this time by 8-4 over Pure Magic (Malc Congreve & David Sibley), BBC (Pat & Karen Byrne) look assured of winning another league. Their nearest rivals, Skittle Scuttlers (Nicky Guest & Scott Ellington) have a game in hand but are 12 points adrift with only one week to play. No less than 4 teams are on 64 points but only Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) who have a game in hand, have any chance of overhauling BBC.

    There were only 4 completed matches tonight due to holidays and high scores were scarce. Only three 500 plus scratch series were scored, Pat Byrne again being highest with 551. Sean MacFarlane 513 and Malc Congreve 507 were the others. Pat also had the best scratch game with 221 (235 with handicap), and Lesley Reeday was second highest with handicap with 210.

    Pat Byrne also got the split conversion of the night with a 2-4-10 but Liz Lake also did well with a 5-7 The league average fell by 0.6 to 152.4.

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Pat Byrne 221 Pat Byrne 234 Pat Byrne 551 Pat Byrne 590
Malc Congreve 189 Lesley Reeday 210 Sean MacFarlane 513 Malc Congreve 564
Sean MacFarlane 184 Malc Congreve 208 Malc Congreve 507 Sean MacFarlane 561
Team BBC 378 BBC 410 BBC       997 The Macs    1,101
Pure Magic 348 Hit & Miss 391 Pure Magic       964 BBC    1,093
The Macs 339 The Macs 390 The Macs       948 Pure Magic    1,075


Results of Week 9 of the league, Played on 6 August.
Pure Magic (11) 1,001 1 Hit & Miss (2) 1,148 11
Belgian Fags (8) 1,016 4 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,068 8
The Pomaranian (3) 1,136 10 B.B.C. (5) 1,084 2
Brothers Grimm (4) 1,123 4 Duo (9) 1,211 8
The Macs (7) 1,074 4 Rock Bottom (10) 1,098 8
Hit & Miss (2) 1,148 6 The Pomaranian (3) 1,136 6

Close run in to League title

    With only two weeks to go the league can be won by any of five teams. This follows BBCs 10-2 defeat by The Pomaranian (Neil Taylor & Barry Norris) Neil improved his average by 7 and scored the second best handicap series of the night, 617. This was in spite of Pat being the highest scorer with 567 (609 with handicap). The Skittle Scuttlers beat the Belgian Fags 8-4 to overtake Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) and take second place.

    Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) scored the highest team game and series totals, both scratch and handicap, to beat Brothers Grimm 8-4 in the highest scoring match of the night. Richard got the second best series total with 553 and Tony scored 610 with handicap while Ian Smith got the best handicap series of the night with 626. Pure Magic's winning run came to an abrupt end with an 11-1 defeat by Hit & Miss (Lesley Reeday and Liz Lake). Lesley and Liz both improved their averages by over 2 pins a game.

    Other players to break 500 were Sean MacFarlane 528 and Malcolm Congreve 513.

    Karen Byrne got the split conversion of the night with a 4-10. The league average was unchanged at 153.0.

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Pat Byrne 217 Ian Smith 239 Pat Byrne 567 Ian Smith 626
Ian Smith 213 Tony Pearce 238 Richard Lester 553 Neil Taylor 617
Tony Pearce 205 Pat Byrne 231 Ian Smith 548 Tony Pearce 610
Team Duo 373 Duo 422 Duo    1,064 Duo    1,211
BBC 363 Rock Bottom 415 BBC       994 Hit & Miss    1,148
Brothers Grimm 347 Pomaranian 403 Brothers Grimm       967 Pomaranian    1,136


Results of Week 8 of the league, Played on 30 July.
Duo (9) 1,134 6 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,142 6
Rock Bottom (10) 1,028 2 B.B.C. (5) 1,116 10
The Macs (7) 1,096 2 Pure Magic (11) 1,147 10
Brothers Grimm (4) 1,073 2 The Owls (6) 1,094 10
Belgian Fags (8) 1,065 8 TD (1) 1,003 4

BBC Strengthen Lead

    Another 10-2 win, this time over Rock Bottom, means that BBC (Pat & Karen Byrne) move clear of the field with a 10 point lead over Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) who retain second on pinfall from Skittle Scuttlers (Scott Ellington & Nicky Guest). Pat was top scorer of the night with 581 (626 with handicap) and also scored the best scratch game 220 (235).

    Brothers Grimm were beaten 10-2 by The Owls (Brian and Mary Grayson) in a close match throughout. The Skittle Scuttlers drew 6-6 with the Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) with a good performance from Nicky Guest who improved his high series by 33 to 498 (591 with handicap) and scored the second highest handicap game (233). Rich Lester saved the match for the Duo though with a 555 series (606).

    Other players with scratch scores over 500 (handicap total in brackets) were David Sibley (Pure Magic) 563 (608), Sean MacFarlane (The Macs) 560 (617) and Terry Damm (TD) 506 (521).

    Diane MacFarlane got the split conversion of the night with a 5-6. The league average improved by 0.4 to 153.0.

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Pat Byrne 220 Pat Byrne 235 Pat Byrne 581 Pat Byrne 626
Terry Damm 219 Nicky Guest 233 David Sibley 563 Sean MacFarlane 617
Richard Lester 205 Robbie Holt 226 Sean MacFarlane 560 David Sibley 608
Team Skittle Scuttlers 392 Skittle Scuttlers 446 Pure Magic    1,048 Pure Magic    1,147
Duo 365 Duo 414 BBC    1,032 Skittle Scuttlers    1,142
Pure Magic 365 The Owls 402 Duo       987 Duo    1,134


Results of Week 7 of the league, Played on 23 July.
The Macs (7) 1,091 2 B.B.C. (5) 1,163 10
Brothers Grimm (4) 1,150 8 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,122 4
Hit & Miss (2) 1,013 10 Rock Bottom (10) 964 2
TD (1) 1,206 12 Duo (9) 1,127
The Owls (6) 1,034 2 Belgian Fags (8) 1,079 10
The Pomaranian (3) 1,028 Pure Magic (11) 1,189 12

BBC get clear lead

    With a 10-2 win over The Macs (Keith & Sean MacFarlane) , BBC (Pat & Karen Byrne)took a clear 2 point lead in the table at the half way stage in the league. Both the Byrnes broke 500, Karen scoring 553 and Pat 523.

   Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) beat the Skittle Scuttlers (Matt Titchard & Scott Ellington) 8-4 to confirm second spot from the Scuttlers. Matt Titchard and Terry Emmony tied for best handicap game of the night with 219.

   Pure Magic (Malc Congreve & David Sibley) had their second 12-0 win in a row to move up another place to fourth. Malc and David both scored well with 541 and 546 respectively.They had the best handicap game with 428 and the best scratch series, 1,087.

   Best team handicap series though was by TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) with 1,206 in their 12-0 win over the Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester). Terry scored an excellent 613 (631 with handicap) with all 3 games over 200 (207, 203, 203) and Des also bowled better than his average to reach 464 (575 with handicap).

   David Sibley got the split conversion of the night with a 6-7-10

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Terry Damm 207 Terry Emmony 219 Terry Damm 613 Terry Damm 631
Pat Byrne 203 Matt Titchard 219 Karen Byrne 553 Matt Titchard 621
Karen Byrne 203 Pat Byrne 218 David Sibley 546 Malc Congreve 598
Team Pure Magic 394 Pure Magic 428 Pure Magic    1,087 TD    1,206
TD 373 TD 416 TD    1,077 Pure Magic    1,189
BBC 372 The Pomaranian 402 BBC    1,076 BBC    1,163


Results of Week 6 of the league, Played on16 July.
Rock Bottom (10) 1,001 4 The Owls (6) 1,079 8
Pure Magic (11) 1,223 12 TD (1) 1,088
The Pomaranian (3) 1,028 6 Belgian Fags (8) 1,073 6
Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,088 1 Hit & Miss (2) 1,202 11
The Macs (7) 1,119 4 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,149 8
Duo (9) 1,137 2 B.B.C. (5) 1,266 10
B.B.C. (5) 1,266 10 Belgian Fags (8) 1,130 2

Three Joint Leaders

    Three teams lead the league with 50 points after tonights matches with BBC heading the table on pinfall from Brothers Grimm and Skittle Scuttlers.

BBC (Pat & Karen Byrne) returned from the Malta Open to beat Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) 10-2. With their scores also counting for their game in hand they accumulated 20 points to climb to the top of the table.

   Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) beat The Macs (Keith & Diane MacFarlane) 8-4 in a close match, two of the games going to the last ball.
   The winning run by Skittle Scuttlers (Nicky Guest, Matt Titchard & Scott Ellington) came to an end when they were thrashed 11-1 by the in-form Lesley Reeday and Liz Lake (Hit & Miss).

    Pat Byrne scored the best series with 597 (672 with handicap) with three others scoring more than 550 - Terry Damm (TD) 558 (576), Malc Congreve (Pure Magic) 556 (619) and David Sibley (Pure Magic) 553 (604) and another four scoring more than 500. Liz Lake got the third best handicap series with 607.

    Surprisingly, with these good scores, there were only three games higher than 200 - Karen Byrne with 236 (252 with handicap) being the best. The league average improved by an impressive 1.0 to 152.6.

    Diane MacFarlane (The Macs) converted a 5-6-10 split.

   

   

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Karen Byrne 236 Karen Byrne 252 Pat Byrne 597 Pat Byrne 672
Pat Byrne 213 Pat Byrne 238 Terry Damm 558 Stu Cleland 619
Terry Damm 202 Lesley Reeday 231 Malc Congreve 556 Liz Lake 607
Team BBC 423 BBC 464 BBC    1,143 BBC    1,266
Pure Magic 383 Hit & Miss 440 Pure Magic    1,109 Pure Magic    1,223
Hit & Miss 363 Pure Magic 421 Brothers Grimm       990 Hit & Miss    1,202


Results of Week 5 of the league, Played on 9 July.
Belgian Fags (8) 1,045 3 Pure Magic (11) 1,062 9
Duo (9) 1,126 10 The Macs (7) 1,069 2
TD (1) 1,078 4 B.B.C. (5) 1,124 8
The Owls (6) 1,064 The Pomaranian (3) 1,178 12
Rock Bottom (10) 984 1 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,079 11
Hit & Miss (2) 1,066 2 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,193 10

Top Teams Win

    The top teams in the league all won convincingly tonight - with the exception of TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) who lost 8-4 to BBC (Stu Cleland and Andy Rowley - standing in for Pat & Karen Byrne) and slip to fourth place. Skittle Scuttlers (Matt Titchard & Scott Ellington) remain top of the table ahead of new second place Brothers Grimm (Terry Emmony & Ian Smith) who beat Hit & Miss (Lesley Reeday & Liz Lake) 10-2. Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) move up to third after beating The Macs (Keith & Diane MacFarlane) 10-2.

    Stu Cleland (right) scored the league's second scratch 600 series with 620 which included games of 223 and 210. On a thin night for high scores, only Terry Damm (546) and Ian Smith (523) exceeded 500. The league average fell by 0.6 to 151.6.

    Ian Smith scored the highest handicap game of the night with 236 and well done to Neil Taylor (The Pomaranian) who got the best handicap series with 624, this is also third in the league so far. Brothers Grimm swept the board in team scores this week by scoring the best game and series at both scratch and handicap

    Lesley Reeday (Hit & Miss) converted a 2-7 split.

   

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Stu Cleland 223 Ian Smith 236 Stu Cleland 620 Neil Taylor 624
Ian Smith 207 Tony Pearce 224 Terry Damm 546 Stu Cleland 620
Terry Damm 200 Stu Cleland 223 Ian Smith 523 Ian Smith 610
Team Brothers Grimm 374 Brothers Grimm 432 Brothers Grimm    1,019 Brothers Grimm    1,193
BBC 363 BBC 423 Duo       973 Pomaranian    1,178
Pure Magic 354 Pomaranian 415 TD       961 Duo    1,126


Highlights of Week 4 of the league, Played on 2 July.
The Macs (7) 1,168 6 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,147 6
Duo (9) 1,152 6 Hit & Miss (2) 1,131 6
Rock Bottom (10) 987 0 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,106 12
Pure Magic (11) 1,079 6 The Owls (6) 1,091 6
TD (1) 1,065 4 The Pomaranian (3) 1,081 8

Skittle Scuttlers extend lead

    The Skittle Scuttlers (Matt Titchard & Nick Guest) extended their lead to 6 points despite only drawing with The Macs (Keith & Sean MacFarlane) Their closest rivals, TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) lost 8-4 to The Pomaranian (Neil Taylor and Barry Norris). Brothers Grimm move from sixth to third place with the only 12-0 win of the night over Rock Bottom (John Bodicoat & Paul Wright)

    Terry Damm (right) was highest scratch scorer with 546 including the best game, 205. Other players over 500 for the series were Sean MacFarlane 543, Richard Lester (Duo) 531 and Malc Congreve (Pure Magic) 520. Lesley Reeday (Hit & Miss) scored the best series with handicap, 621 and Terry Emmony got the highest handicap game with 235.

    John Bodicoat made the split conversion of the week with a 5-6.

    The league average slightly improved this week to 152.2, in spite of the heat.

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
The Macs (7) 1,168 6 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,147 6
Duo (9) 1,152 6 Hit & Miss (2) 1,131 6
Rock Bottom (10) 987 0 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,106 12
Pure Magic (11) 1,079 6 The Owls (6) 1,091 6
TD (1) 1,065 4 The Pomaranian (3) 1,081 8


Highlights of Week 3 of the league, Played on 25 June.
Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,192 12 The Pomaranian (3) 994
Duo (9) 1,097 8 The Pomaranian (3) 1,036 4
TD (1) 1,174 12 Rock Bottom (10) 986
Pure Magic (11) 911 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,152 12
B.B.C. (5) 1,087 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,192 12
Belgian Fags (8) 966 4 Hit & Miss (2) 975 8
The Owls (6) 1,073 1 The Macs (7) 1,145 11

Skittle Scuttlers take over

   The Skittle Scuttlers (Scott Ellington & Joe Truslove) jump to the top of the table after two 12-0 wins, one a catch up game from last week and the other over BBC (Pat & Kaz Byrne). BBC fall to fourth place. Scott scored the highest game of the week, 224 (260 with handicap) and the highest handicap series (667)

   Pure Magic (Malc Congreve and David Sibley) suffered with very low handicaps after last weeks performanceand also some loss of form and lost heavily to Brothers Grimm (Terry & Steve Emmony).

   TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) retain second place by beating Rock Bottom (John Bodicoat & Paul Wright) 12-0. Terry again had two games over 200 (201 and 216) and also just missed out on a 600 series with 598.

Terry leads the scratch averages with 196.7 from David Sibley who lead last week with 209.3 but now stands at 187.8 Richard Lester (Duo) also got two games over 200 in making a series of 561.

   Brian Grayson (The Owls) made the split conversions of the week with a 5-7.

   The league average this week was badly affected by the heat and fell by almost 3.5 to 151.6

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Scott Ellington 224 Scott Ellington 260 Terry Damm 598 Scott Ellington 667
Terry Damm 216 Sean MacF. 229 Richard Lester 561 Richard Lester 621
Sean MacF. 208 Richard Lester 221 Scott Ellington 559 Terry Damm 607
Team TD 392 The Macs 429 TD       1,168 Skittle Scuttlers    1,192
The Macs 388 TD 422 Brothers Grimm       1,074 TD    1,174
Brothers Grimm 370 Brothers Grimm 414 The Macs       1,050 Brothers Grimm    1,152


Highlights of Week 2 of the league, Played on 18 June.
B.B.C. (5) 1,209 12 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,057
The Owls (6) 1,141 12 Hit & Miss (2) 988
Duo (9) 1,163 6 Pure Magic (11) 1,174 6
TD (1) 1,176 10 The Macs (7) 1,086 2
Rock Bottom (10) 977 4 Belgian Fag (8) 985 8
Pure Magic (11) 1,043 4 Skittle Scuttlers (12) 1,087 8

BBC extend their lead

   BBC (Pat & Kaz Byrne) extended their lead in the league with an easy 12-0 win over Brothers Grimm (Terry & Steve Emmony). Karen scored 570 including a clean 236 game and Pat also managed a clean game in his 504 series.

   Pure Magic (Malc Congreve and David Sibley) had a storming first game together - David had three 200+ games to score 628 and Malc scored 540 including a 204 game. Even this wasn't good enough to beat Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) however, and the match ended in a 6-6 draw. Richard's 522 made this the best match of the night.

   TD (Terry Damm & Des Sands) have moved up to second in the table by beating The Macs (Keith and Diane MacFarlane). Terry had two games over 200 (210 and 206) for a series of 599. Terry leads the scratch averages with 195.3 from Malc Congreve (187.8)

   Liz Lake (Hit & Miss) made the split conversions of the week with 5-7 and 1-3-8-10.

   The league average this week improved by 0.8 to 154.9

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Karen Byrne 236 Karen Byrne 249 David Sibley 628 David Sibley 628
Malc Congreve 235 Malc Congreve 237 Terry Damm 599 Terry Damm 617
David Sibley 215 Pat Byrne 223 Malc Congreve 587 Pat Byrne 609
Team Pure Magic 412 B B C 429 Pure Magic       1,168 B B C    1,209
Pure Magic 385 The Owls 422 B B C       1,074 TD    1,176
B B C 384 Pure Magic 414 TD       1,050 Pure Magic    1,174

Results of Week 1 of the league, 11 June.
TD (1) 1,133 6 Hit & Miss (2) 1,109 6
The Pomaranian (3) 1,086 4 Brothers Grimm (4) 1,125 8
B.B.C. (5) 1,126 10 The Owls (6) 1,088 2
The Macs (7) 1,104 8 Logjammers (8) 1,017 4
Duo (9) 1,110 10 Rock Bottom (10) 1,054 2

Business as Usual....

   It's business as usual after week 1 of this short summer league as BBC (Pat & Kaz Byrne) are leaders from Duo (Tony Pearce & Rich Lester) and Brothers Grimm (Terry & Steve Emmony). This is the same order as the recently completed Winter league.

   BBC beat The Owls (Brian and Mary Grayson) by 10-2, Duo defeated last summer's champions Rock Bottom (John Bodicoat & Paul Wright) 10-2 and Brothers Grimm won 8-4 against the Pomaranian (Neil Taylor and Barry Norris)

   There was some quality bowling from several players tonight; Diane MacFarlane had the best game, a "clean" 216. Steve Emmony (212) and Kaz Byrne (211) were the other games over 200. Five player broke the 500 level, lead by Terry Damm with 573 for an average of 191. Kaz Byrne (539), Steve Emmony (528), Barry Norris (517) and congratulations to Richard Springthorpe for reaching 501 for the first time since last summer.

   Joint winners of the split conversion of the week were Neil Taylor (Pomaranian) with 1-2-10 and Kaz Byrne 1-5-7.

   The league average this week was a good 154.1

High Scores
  Game Series
Scratch Handicap Scratch Handicap
Individual Di MacFarlane 216 Di MacFarlane 246 Terry Damm 573 Terry Damm 591
Steve Emmony 212 Steve Emmony 228 Kaz Byrne 539 Kaz Byrne 578
Kaz Byrne 211 Kaz Byrne 224 Steve Emmony 528 Steve Emmony 576
Team The Macs 377 The Macs 438 TD       1,007 TD    1,133
Brothers Grimm 355 Brothers Grimm 404 B B C         991 B B C    1,126
TD 353 The Owls 398 Brothers Grimm         978 Brothers Grimm    1,125