# Skittles

## Launcells Skittles Season 2023-2024

### Launcells Men’s A &B’s

#### 19th December – home to North Tamerton

Launcells A 330 v North Tamerton A 325 (2 points)

Launcells B 315 v North Tamerton B 328 (0 points)

Launcells A 314 v North Tamerton B 334 (0 points)

Launcells B 300 v North Tamerton A 323 (0 points)

**Highest Score
Launcells A – Nathan Pollard 124
Launcells B – Trevor Tape 110**

**Launcells A** Sharon Jenkins, Nathan Pollard, Andy Davies, Eamon Rafferty, Will Shingler, Alan Whittle, Sandy Cheshire, Brian Pollard

**Launcells B** Trevor Tape, Susanne Bartrop, Caroline Tape, Chris Millman, Graham Tape, Phil Cann

### Launcells Ladies

#### 4th January – home to North Tamerton

Launcells 341 v North Tamerton 378 ( 0 points)

Launcells 405 v North Tamerton 405 (1 point)

**Highest Score – Lynne Rafferty 108**

#### 11th January – away to Highampton

Highampton 362 v Launcells 358 (0 points)

Highampton 406 v Launcells 363 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score – Caroline Tape 114**

**Launcells** Mary Littlejohns, Suzanne Littlejohns, Adela Webb, Lynne Rafferty, Freda Hockin, Madeleine Patten, Caroline Tape, Sharon Jenkins, Susanne Bartrop, Sandy Cheshire

**Sharon Jenkins**

### Launcells Men’s A & B’s

#### 21st November-Westaway Cup match at Launcells

Launcells 335 v Milton Damerel 313

Launcells 372 v Yeolmbridge 332

**Highest Score – Brian Pollard 137
Well done to Brian on his 27 spare in the 2nd game.**

#### 28th November- away to Halwill

Launcells A 284 v Halwill A 306 (0 points)

Launcells B 295 v Halwill B 310 (0 points)

Launcells B 286 v Halwill A 334 (0 points)

Launcells A 271 v Halwill B 299 (0 points)

**Highest Score - Launcells A - Andy Davies 98 Launcells B - Graham Tape 108**

#### 5th December- home to Morwenstow

Launcells A 277 v Morwenstow A 304 (0 points)

Launcells B 319 v Morwenstow B 298 (2 points)

Launcells A 291 v Morwenstow B 324 (0 points)

Launcells B 296 v Morwenstow A 321 (0 points)

**Highest Score- Launcells A - Eamon Rafferty 105 Launcells B– Chris Millman 113**

#### 12th December – away to Bridgerule

Launcells A 328 v Bridgerule A 315 (2 points)

Launcells B 306 v Bridgerule B 308 (0 points)

Launcells B 318 v Bridgerule A 334 (0 points)

Launcells A 304 v Bridgerule B 299 (2 points)

**Highest Score- Launcells A - Brian Pollard 129 Launcells B – Graham Tape 124
Well done to Brian on a 21 spare in Launcells A’s 1st game and to Graham on a 22 spare in Launcells B’s 1st game.**

**Launcells A** Sharon Jenkins, Nathan Pollard, Andy Davies, Eamon Rafferty, Will Shingler, Alan Whittle, Sandy Cheshire, Brian Pollard

**Launcells B** Trevor Tape, Susanne Bartrop, Chris Millman, Caroline Tape, Graham Tape, Phil Cann

### Launcells Ladies

#### 16th November- away to Bradford AB

Bradford AB 391 v Launcells 388 (0 points)

Bradford AB 413 v Launcells 372 (0 points)

**Highest Score – Sharon Jenkins 137**

#### 23rd November- home to Poundstock

Launcells 389 v Poundstock 461 (0 points)

Launcells 381 v Poundstock 383 (0 points)

**Highest Score – Caroline Tape 131**

#### 30th November-away to New Inn

New Inn 406 v Launcells 366 (0 points)

New Inn 434 v Launcells 393 (0 points)

**Highest Score – Caroline Tape 105**

**Launcells** – Mary Littlejohns, Adela Webb, Suzanne Littlejohns, Lynne Rafferty, Freda Hockin, Madeleine Patten, Caroline Tape, Sharon Jenkins, Sandy Cheshire, Susanne Bartrop

Well done to the ladies for the first half of the season. With all different ages and abilities playing they have all come together as a team and despite being at the bottom of Division B with only 2 points, several games have only been lost by 2 or 3 points. So, fingers crossed for the second half of the season that we can turn these games around in our favour.

**Sharon Jenkins**

### Launcells Men’s A &B

#### 17th October – Away to New Inn

New Inn A 291 v Launcells A 313 (2 points)

New Inn B 286 v Launcells B 279 ( 0 points)

New Inn A 278 v Launcells B 280 ( 2 points)

New Inn B 315 v Launcells A 301 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A - Nathan Pollard 111, Launcells B - Graham Tape 103**

#### 24th October – Home to Sutcombe

Match cancelled and will be rescheduled.

#### 31st October – Away to Thornbury

Thornbury A 294 v Launcells A 274 ( 0 points)

Thornbury B 271 v Launcells B 256 ( 0 points)

Thornbury A 281 v Launcells B 294 ( 2 points)

Thornbury B 254 v Launcells A 269 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A - Andy Davies 107, Launcells B - Graham Tape 109**

#### 7th November- Sandercock Cup played at Pyworthy

Thornbury 296 v Launcells (A) 298

**Semi-final**

Launcells (A) 354 v Halwill 371

Sadly, Launcells lost in the Semi- Final against Halwill, but put up some very high scores in a tremendous game.

**Highest Score - Brian Pollard 141**

**Launcells** – Sharon Jenkins, Nathan Pollard, Andy Davies, Eamon Rafferty, Sandy Cheshire, Brian Pollard

#### 14th November- Home to Northlew

Launcells A 269 v Northlew A 296 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 318 v Northlew B 330 ( 0 points)

Launcells A 301 v Northlew B 306 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 362 v Northlew A 277 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A - Nathan Pollard 112, Launcells B - Graham Tape 136**

**Well done to Graham Tape for his 27 spare against Northlew B**

**Launcells A** – Sharon Jenkins, Nathan Pollard, Andy Davies, Eamon Rafferty, Adela Webb, Sandy Cheshire, Brian Pollard

**Launcells B** – Trevor Tape, Susanne Bartrop, Caroline Tape, Chris Millman, Graham Tape, Phil Cann

### Launcells Ladies

#### 19th October – Home to Bradford CD

Launcells 397 v Bradford CD 402 ( 0 points)

Launcells 407 v Bradford CD 384 (2 points)

**Highest Score - Sharon Jenkins 121**

#### 26th October- Away to Kilkhampton

Kilkhampton 404 v Launcells 348 ( 0 points)

Kilkhampton 394 v Launcells 382 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score - Caroline Tape 109**

#### 2nd November – Home to North Tamerton

Cancelled due to Storm Ciaran and rescheduled for 4th January

#### 9th November – Away to Holsworthy

Holsworthy 409 v Launcells 381 ( 0 points)

Holsworthy 433 v Launcells 411 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score - Caroline Tape 116**

**Launcells** – Mary Littlejohns, Adela Webb, Suzanne Littlejohns, Lynne Rafferty, Freda Hockin, Madeleine Patten, Caroline Tape, Sharon Jenkins, Sandy Cheshire, Susanne Bartrop

Well done to the ladies on their first 2 points of the season.

**Sharon Jenkins**

### Launcells Men’s A & B

#### 3rd October - Away to Clawton

Launcells A 285 v Clawton A 291 (0 points)

Launcells B 309 v Clawton B 294 (2 points)

Launcells B 281 v Clawton A 297 (0 points)

Launcells A 272 v Clawton B 294 (0 points)

**Highest Score
Launcells A - Nathan Pollard 112
Launcells B – Caroline Tape and Graham Tape 107**

#### 10th October – Home to Pyworthy

Launcells A 306 v Pyworthy A 294 (2 points)

Launcells B 330 v Pyworthy B 306 (2 points)

Launcells A 305 v Pyworthy B 337 (0 points)

Launcells B 301 v Pyworthy A 301 (1 points)

**Highest Score
Launcells A – Brian Pollard 126
Launcells B – Chris Millman 129**

**Well done to Nathan Pollard for a 25 spare**

**Launcells A** – Sharon Jenkins, Nathan Pollard, Andy Davies, Eamon Rafferty, Alan Whittle, Sandy Cheshire, Brian Pollard

**Launcells B** – Trevor Tape, Susanne Bartrop, Caroline Tape, Chris Millman, Graham Tape, Phil Cann

**Launcells B Team players Caroline, Chris and Graham**

### Launcells Ladies

#### 5th October – Home to Highampton

Launcells 386 v Highampton 389 (0 points)

Launcells 409 v Highampton 424 (0 points)

**Highest Score – Caroline Tape 120**

#### 12th October – Away to Clawton

Clawton 385 v Launcells 344 (0 points)

Clawton 347 v Launcells 320 (0 points)

**Highest Score – Sharon Jenkins 95**

**Launcells** – Mary Littlejohns, Adela Webb, Freda Hockin, Suzanne Littlejohns, Lynne Rafferty, Madeleine Patten, Caroline Tape, Sharon Jenkins, Susanne Bartrop, Sandy Cheshire.

The ladies now play in a team of 8 as opposed to the men who play in 2 teams of 6. So, there are 2 games per evening against the same opponents. We are still looking for our first win, but the season is still young.

**Launcells ladies awaiting their refreshments at Clawton**

Left to right: Sharon, Suzanne, Mary, Freda, Adela, Sandy, Susanne, Caroline, Madeleine.

Missing from the photo Lynne.

Well done to all the new players that have started this season in both the men’s and ladies’ teams. Although we aren’t always winning all our games, we all have a great social evening. Keep it up.

**Sharon Jenkins**

## Skittles Practice Nights

The newly formed Launcells Ladies Skittles Team have been hosting some practice nights throughout the summer in preparation for the start of the Holsworthy and District Ladies Skittles League Season 2023-2024 in the autumn.

These sessions were open to both ladies and gents, experienced players looking for a bit of practice or complete beginners.

We usually started off with a knockout game where each player started with 3 “lives” and had 1 ball per turn and had to hit at least 1 skittle in order to keep their “lives’. This got more and more competitive as people were knocked out and when the last 2 or 3 players were left that’s when the tension rose. Would Freda Hockin win again? Freda was the winner for several weeks in a row, but on our last evening before our summer break she was finally beaten by Graham Tape.

Tea, biscuits and cake then followed with lots of chatting before we played an actual game of Skittles with prizes for the winning team, as well as a prize for the knockout winner.

We’ve had great fun over the summer playing Skittles, many times we’ve had tears rolling down our cheeks from laughing so much. I must say it did seem strange at first playing in the daylight as we normally play over the winter months when it is dark outside and usually cold and raining.

We are holding another practice evening on Thursday 7th September at Launcells Parish Hall 7.30pm £1.50 including Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and Cake for anyone who fancies having a go or putting in some practice.

Some of our amazing Skittlers attending one of our previous sessions.

**Sharon Jenkins**

## Launcells Men’s A and B Team

Launcells Men’s Skittles team ended the 2022-2023 season in joint 3rd place overall in Division Two of Holsworthy and District Skittles League.

Yeolmbridge finished top with 107 points, Shebbear 93, Clawton 88, Launcells 88, Halwill 86, North Tamerton 86, Sutcombe 83, Bridgerule 75, Morwenstow 61, Northlew 58, Thornbury 55

Launcells A finished halfway down the division with 40 points.

Played 40 games- Won 20 Lost 20

Launcells B finished in 5th place in the division with 48 points.

Played 40 games- Won 24 Lost 16

Well done to both teams and looking forward to the 2023-2024 season.

## Launcells Ladies Team

Launcells Ladies team are hosting Skittles Practice nights throughout the summer prior to the 2023-2024 season. These sessions are open to Ladies and Gents who either just want to come and have a go, get some practice in or just want to come to see what Skittles is all about.

29th June, 13th July and 27th July

Launcells Parish Hall 7.30pm

£1.50 per person including tea/coffee/biscuits, possibly cake!

**Come and have a go**

**Sharon Jenkins**

## Skittles Practice night

Thursday 11th May saw our first practice night with 10 of us having a go and playing a friendly game. With both experienced and new players attending we were rewarded with teas, coffees, cake and biscuits.

Our next practice evenings are on Thursdays 25th May, 9th June and 29th June. They are open to ladies and gents of any ability. £1.50 including refreshments.

Sharon Jenkins

Launcells Ladies Skittles Club

## Launcells A&B Skittles Season 2022-2023

### 21st March - Away to Thornbury

Launcells A 269 v Thornbury A 258 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 286 v Thornbury B 296 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 305 v Thornbury A 269 (2 points)

Launcells A 283 v Thornbury B 268 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score
Launcells A - Brain Pollard and Nathan Pollard 107
Launcells B – Graham Tape 114**

### 28th March- Home to Shebbear

Launcells A 303 v Shebbear A 296 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 333 v Shebbear B 293 ( 2 points)

Launcells A 301 v Shebbear B 338 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 322 v Shebbear A 357 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score
Launcells A – Brian Pollard 110
Launcells – Susanne Bartrop 118**

**Launcells A** - S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, C Merchant, S Cheshire, W Shingler, B Pollard

**Launcells B** – T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, G Tape, P Cann

Graham Tape with our scoreboard, showing the scores of last game of the season. Sadly Launcells B lost against Shebbear A

**Sharon Jenkins**

### 21st February - Home to Halwill

Launcells A 341 v Halwill A 286 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 309 v Halwill B 308 ( 2 points)

Launcells A 296 v Halwill B 321 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 331 v Halwill A 304 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A – Charles Merchant 128 Launcells B- Caroline Tape 128**

**Well done to Nathan Pollard for a 26 spare**

### 28th February – Away to Morwenstow

Morwenstow A 304 v Launcells A 276 ( 0 points)

Morwenstow B 284 v Launcells B 304 ( 2 points)

Morwenstow B 281 v Launcells B 301 ( 2 points)

Morwenstow B 292 v Launcells A 280 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A - Brian Pollard 110 Launcells B - Caroline Tape 114**

### 7th March – Home to Yeolmbridge

Launcells A 286 v Yeolmbridge A 345 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 313 v Yeolmbridge B 345 ( 0 points)

Launcells A 307 v Yeolmbridge B 336 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 327 v Yeolmbridge A 318 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A – Brian Pollard 118 Launcells B – Graham Tape 135**

### 15th March- Away to Shebbear

Shebbear A 312 v Launcells A 279 ( 0 points)

Shebbear B 292 v Launcells B 300 ( 2 points)

Sheebear A 286 v Launcells B 276 ( 0 points)

Shebbear B 264 v Launcells A 289 (2 points)

**Highest Score – Launcells A - Nathan Pollard 113 Launcells B – Chris Millman 108**

**Launcells A** – S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, C Merchant, A Whittle, W Shingler, S Cheshire, J Cheshire, S Littlejohns, B Pollard

**Launcells B** – T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, G Tape, P Cann

### New - Ladies Skitlles Is Coming Back To Launcells 2023-2024 Season

Ladies Skittles is coming back to Launcells after a number of years away from the Parish and we are looking for new players. We will be hosting some practice nights over the next few months, so whether you would like to join the team, just fancy having a go, or looking to get some practice in, watch this space for dates. Ladies Skittles League is played on a Thursday evening and the season runs from Oct- Feb.

We look forward to welcoming any new players

**Sharon Jenkins and Susanne Bartrop**

### 17th January- Away to Clawton

Clawton A 291 v Launcells A 268 ( 0 points)

Clawton B 308 v Launcells B 275 ( 0 points)

Clawton A 278 v Launcells B 309 ( 2 points)

Clawton B 316 v Launcells A 278 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score - Launcells A – Brain Pollard 108, Launcells B- Chris Millman 103**

### 24th January- John Hockin Cup at Pyworthy

Pyworthy 234 v Launcells 219

Front pin must be hit before any pins are counted. Hence the lower scores than a usual game

**Launcells** Caroline Tape, Nathan Pollard, Brian Pollard, Chris Millman, Graham Tape, Phil Cann

### 31st January- Home to Sutcombe

Launcells A 315 v Sutcombe A 359 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 287 v Sutcombe B 267 ( 2 points)

Launcells A 299 v Sutcombe B 341 ( 0 points)

Launcells B 310 v Sutcombe A 337 ( 0 points)

**Highest Score - Launcells A – Andy Davies 109, Launcells B – Graham Tape 119**

### 7th February- Away to North Lew

Launcells A 301 v North Lew C 298 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 350 v North Lew D 328 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 329 v North Lew C 330 ( 0 points)

Launcells A 334 v North Lew D 327 ( 2 points)

**Highest Score - Launcells A – Brian Pollard 123, Launcells B – Graham Tape 139 !!**

### 10th February – Westaway Cup at Pyworthy

Launcells 314 v Bradford 350

**Launcells**

Sharon Jenkins, Susanne Bartrop, Nathan Pollard, Chris Millman, Trevor Tape, Brian Pollard

### 17th February- Home to North Tamerton

Launcells A 299 v North Tamerton A 336 (0 points)

Launcells B 335 v North Tamerton B 348 (0 points)

Launcells A 320 v North Tamerton B 345(0 points)

Launcells B 335 v North Tamerton A 326 (2 points)

**Highest Score - Launcells A - Nathan Pollard 116, Launcells B – Trevor Tape 128**

**Special mention to Trevor Tape for a 22 spare and Susanne Bartrop for a 24 spare.**

**Launcells A**

S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, C Merchant, A Whittle, W Shingler, A Webb, B Pollard

**Launcells B**

T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, G Tape, P Cann

**Sharon Jenkins**

### 10th January - Home to Bridgerule

Launcells A 309 v Bridgerule A 283 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 281 v Bridgerule B 321 (0 points)

Launcells A 335 v Bridgerule B 300 ( 2 points)

Launcells B 302 v Bridgerule A 329 (0 points)

**Highest Score**

**Launcells A - Andy Davies 124
Launcells B - Caroline Tape 110**

**Launcells A**

S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, A Whittle, C Merchant, B Pollard

**Launcells B**

T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, W Shingler, G Tape

### 10th January- Bridgman Cup home to Kilkhampton

Launcells 325 v Kilkhampton 364

**Launcells**

T Tape, A Whittle, C Millman, C Merchant, G Tape, B Pollard

**Sharon Jenkins**

### 22nd November - Westaway Cup First Round Away at Highampton

Launcells 303 v Highampton 289

Progressed to the Quarter final against either Week St Mary or Bradford on 10th February

### 29th November – Away to Yeolmbridge

Launcells A 287 v Yeolmbridge A 314 (0 points)

Launcells B 293 v Yeolmbridge B 310 (0 points)

Launcells B 318 v Yeolmbridge A 288 (2 points)

Launcells A 335 v Yeolmbridge B 317 (2 points)

#### Highest Score

**Launcells A – Brian Pollard 116
Launcells B – Trevor Tape 110**

### 6th December – Bye

### 13th December – Home to Thornbury

Launcells A 283 v Thornbury A 269 (2 points)

Launcells B 307 v Thornbury B 297 (2 points)

Launcells A 346 v Thornbury B 324 (2 points)

Launcells B 351 v Thornbury A 317 (2 points)

#### Highest Score

**Launcells A – Andy Davies 127
Launcells B – Caroline Tape 120**

### 20th December – Away to Shebbear

Cancelled and will be rescheduled

### Launcells A

S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, W Shingler, S Cheshire, S Littlejohns, A Whittle, B Pollard, J Pollard

### Launcells B

T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, G Tape, P Cann

**Sharon Jenkins**

### 18th October – Home to North Lew

Launcells A 307 v North Lew A 300 (2 points)

Launcells B 362 v North Lew B 330 (2 points)

Launcells A 327 v North Lew B 348 (0 points)

Launcells B 327 v North Lew A 310 (2 points)

Highest Scores – Launcells A - Brian Pollard 132 - Launcells B - Susanne Bartrop 135

### 25th October – Away to North Tamerton

North Tamerton A 307 v Launcells A 315 (2 points)

North Tamerton B 320 v Launcells B 308 ( 0 points)

North Tamerton A 338 v Launcells B 334 (0 points)

North Tamerton B 350 v Launcells A 306 (0 points)

Highest Scores – Launcells A - Brian Pollard 128 - Launcells B Graham Tape 127

### 1st November – Away to Halwill

Halwill A 268 v Launcells A 281 (2 points)

Halwill B 285 v Launcells B 292 ( 2 points)

Halwill A 254 v Launcells B 344 (2 points)

Halwill B 295 v Launcells A 305 (2 points)

Highest Scores – Launcells A – Nathan Pollard 125 - Launcells B – Graham Tape 141

### 8th November - Sandercock Cup played at Pyworthy

Launcells 290 v Yeolmbridge 297

### 15th November – Home to Morwenstow

Launcells A 299 v Morwenstow A 300 (0 points)

Launcells B 311 v Morwenstow B 328 (0 points)

Launcells A 292 v Morwenstow B 313 (0 points)

Launcells B 320 v Morwenstow A 316 (2 points)

Highest Scores – Launcells A – Andy Davies 114 - Launcells B – Graham Tape 127

### Launcells A

S Jenkins, N Pollard, A Davies, C Merchant, W Shingler, S Cheshire, B Pollard, S Littlejohns, A Webb

### Launcells B

T Tape, S Bartrop, C Tape, C Millman, G Tape, P Cann

Special mention must go to Graham Tape who has had two 27 spares this season , the first at North Tamerton and the second at home on Launcells alley. Well done Graham, a 27 spare is an achievement in itself but to have two so far this season is amazing.

**Sharon Jenkins**