Season 2023-2024
Update for week commencing Monday 4 March 
Friday night's top of the table clash between Wymeswold Cons and Syston Cons B eventually went the way of the visitors who have now established a 4 point lead with five weeks of the season remaining .. Wymeswold do however have a game in hand and there's still plenty of skittles left to play before the title is decided .. Syston recovered from a disappointing first leg to post three legs of 35 plus and run out 3-1 winners .. there was some excellent skittling from both sides with the 258 aggregate pins between them bettered only once this season by the Wymeswold v Syston Social Club game from Matchday # 11.  
Don't forget, this week sees the start of the Porter Cup with three Qualifying Round games scheduled for this Wednesday, 6 March as follows .. if anyone needs reminding, it's aggregate pins over four legs ..
Q1 .. Sileby Workos A v Syston Cons B
Q2 .. Syston Cons A vs Queniborough Wanderers .. ** now playing at Syston as the Horse & Groom, Queniborough is unavailable
Q3 .. Syston Social Club v Carington Cons
The Quarter Finals are due to take place on Wednesday, 20 March as follows ..
Winner of Q1 v Winner of Q2
Winner of Q3 v Carington Arms
Barrow Cons v Wymeswold Cons
Syston Cons C v Sileby Workos B
The Semi-Finals will be drawn separately and played on neutral alleys on Wednesday 17 April
As a Committee, we have already begun to discuss the end of season Presentation Evening and the annual dilemma of what to do about trophies to mark the achievements in both the League as well as the individual competitions .. although we continue to operate as a not for profit organisation, the traditional glassware option has, in the Committee's opinion, become unsustainable with regard to cost in relation to the annual income generated from a much reduced playing membership .. plastic trophies meanwhile are understandably seen as outdated .. we have discussed a few options but if anyone would like to offer an alternative for consideration it would be much appreciated .. feel free to discuss with your teammates and forward your suggestions through to any Committee member.   
Chris Buxton
Chairman, Syston & District Skittle League 
Raffle Prize Draw - Thursday 7th December 2023
1st Prize - Hamper - Ian Merryweather, Wymeswold Cons
2nd Prize - Turkey - Georgie, Syston Social Club
3rd Prize - Cockerel - Mike James, Syston Cons B
4th Prize - Bottle of Jura Whisky - Hutch, Carington Arms
5th Prize - Bottle of wine - Paula, Sileby Workos B
6th Prize - Bottle of wine - Syston Cons B Team
7th Prize - Bottle of Martini Asti - Graham, Syston Cons B
8th Prize - Bottle of mulled winter punch - S. Patel, Syston Cons A
9th Prize - Bottle of wine - Shayna, Sileby Workos B
10th Prize - Bottle of wine - Martin, Carington Arms
11th Prize - Bottle of wine - Hutch, Carington Arms
12th Prize - Bottle of wine - C. Hadley, Syston Cons C
13th Prize - Bottle of wine - Val Pears
14th Prize - Tub of Quality Street - Ann Troop, Carington Arms
1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes are paid for out of raffle proceeds, all other prizes donated by Clubs, Skittlers and Committee Members. Our thanks to you all for participating and to all those who made donations.


Dear Mike and all members of the Syston Skittle League


Thank you so much for your recent donation of £600.00 to LOROS Hospice bringing the total donated to date an amazing £14,891.37.  Your continued support will make a huge difference to our patients, their families and carers.


Rising prices continue to challenge us all.  Utility bills have increased hugely and, because we’re caring for such vulnerable people, we’re unable to tighten our belts and turn the thermostat down a few degrees.  The high costs of food and increasing price of medication means we are reliant more than ever on donations to make ends meet.  We’re lucky in that LOROS enjoys a tremendous amount of support from the local community. But we’re acutely aware that our supporters may also be struggling, just as we need their support more than ever.


Given all this, we’d like to send a particularly heartfelt thank you for your support for us right now. It’s generous donations like yours which will enable us to weather this storm and continue our work caring for patients and their families.


Once again, thank you so much.  We could not do what we do without you.


Kind regards,


Debbie Thrussell


Debbie Thrussell
Supporter Engagement Co-ordinator
LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE
(0116) 231 8484 |