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2018 DIARY




Tickets for the Presentation Night are selling fast. There are a maximum of 54 tickets left following Thursday's ticket meeting. First come first served!

There are 2 final chances to buy tickets, Tristan will be selling before the Champion of Champions at the Red Lion on Tuesday September 25th and John will be selling on Wednesday 26th September at the Red Lion from 7:15.

Tickets are still £12, see the Poster HERE for details


With just one week to go in the league season, a few issues have now been decided.

In the Premier Division, the Staff of Life secured the title with a 7-0 win over the Honeypot. Whilst challengers the Out of Town and Heanor Labour Club have been throwing points away, The Staff have remained consistent to win the league with a game to go. The battle for runners-up goes down to the last game with Labour Club at home to the Out of Town, and the Ripley team needing just 2 points to edge out their rivals, following their 5-2 win over Jacksdale SC and Labour Club going down 5-2 at the Travellers Rest, for whom Matt Thompson scored a 12. That win gives the Travellers the advantage in the battle for survival, as they face their rivals Honeypot next week, needing 2 points to send Honeypot down and seal their escape. Carnfield Club guaranteed another season in the Prem with a 5-2 win over the Village, and in the other game Red Lion beat the Gate 5-2. Despite a recent revival, Jacksdale SC are relegated and will finish bottom.

The Division 1 title was also decided this week. Sunnyside Club won 7-0 against French Horn to secure the title, despite 2nd placed Boot & Slipper also winning 7-0, at the Black Bulls Head. The Boot were already guaranteed 2nd place. 3rd place is still up for grabs, with Heanor rivals, the Conservative Club and Jolly Colliers both winning 7-0 at the Keys and Station respectively, leaving HCC 4 points ahead. At the bottom, Alfreton Town SC are relegated, following a 5-2 defeat against local rivals The Victoria, who are now safe. Ben Sykes scored a 13 for ATSC. The final relegation place is between The Keys and the Black Bulls Head, following their 7-0 defeats this week. The Keys have a 3 point lead, so need 5 points to be sure of staying up.

The Division 2 title is therefore the only one going to the last game. Having been head to head for so long, Somercotes Snooker Club have taken a vital 2 point lead going into the last game, as they beat Thorn Tree 7-0, whilst rivals The White Hart lost the last leg to the Moulders Arms to win 5-2. SSC scored 208 pins this week, a season’s best in Division 2, and Terry Sutcliffe followed last week’s 27, with a 29, including a 14 pin stick-up. 3rd and 4th placed Beehive and Crossings Club both won 7-0 against Devonshire and Kings Arms, but neither can catch the top 2. In the final match, the George beat bottom club Eclipse 6-1.

The first cup winners were also decided this week, as Staff of Life beat Honeypot 4-2 to lift the Sunday Cup. In front of a good crowd, in bright sunshine and excellently hosted by the George on Lowes Hill, Honeypot took a close first leg, but the Staff recovered to comfortably take the last 2 legs and lift the season’s first trophy.

Congratulations to Staff of Life and Sunnyside on their championship wins, and looking forward to some big games at both ends of the Premier League, the bottom of division 1 and top of division 2 next week.

This Seasons Competition Finals

Singles Competition J Stevenson (Jolly Colls) v A Fox (Travellers Rest) Played September 10th at Staff of Life, Sutton

Pairs Competition A Hine/R Parsons (Gate) v A Fox / S Jeffs (Trav Rest) Played September 10th at Staff of Life, Sutton

Five A Side Competition Red Lion v Honeypot Played September 10th at Staff of Life, Sutton

Knockout Cup Out of Town v Staff Of Life Played September 18th at Carnfield Club, Sth Normanton

Champion of Champions The Three Divisional Champions Played Tuesday September 25th at Red Lion, Riddings


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Appeal For information

The Ripley & District Skittles League was formed in 1977 but League Records for the first few years are incomplete. The League are appealing for information from anyone who can provide the missing links. The League Records shown on this website show where the information is missing. If anyone can help with this, please Email the Secretary

Page Updated on 16th September, 2018