Despite its past popularity and extensive advertising, this year's skittles night
barely made the minimum number required to even hold the event. The venue, The Grantley
Arms at Wonersh, just the other side of Guildford, is an old coaching inn. Many of
Wonersh village buildings are very old and were built when the village was the centre
of Surrey's cloth industry which flourished for more than 400 years from the 13th
to 17th centuries.
Aquarius SC and Lyn's Embercourt Badminton Club (EBC) have used its skittles alley
for several years to hold our annual match. Having 'lent' Lyn's team a few of our
people to even up the sides the first game started at 7.00i'sh. For some people this
was their first go at traditional skittles and the tendency to treat it like tenpin
bowling was in early evidence. Gnasher, Don and Helen's dog, watched events through
the French doors and seemed very bemused by the entire goings on.
Supper, consisting of Beef Bourguignon, Cajun Chicken and Veggie Chilli, was served
at 8:00i'sh. Afterwards we managed two more games before Lyn started working out
This year EBC won the team prize with 185 points to AQSC's 160. Carole Money was
the highest placed lady and the highest placed man, after a tie breaker between Stuart
Schaffer and John Eveleigh (EBC) went to John Eveleigh. It was a good evening and
our first timers, Don & Helen, Joan Walkden and Stuart, seemed to enjoy themselves
(I'm not sure about Gnasher).