Spoons

Fridays as always are earmarked for Spoons fixtures.

 

From April 2017 they will be played at the new start time of 10.00 am. Information about who played and how they fared along with top performances of the day are recorded on this page week by week. 

'Spooners' compete over the full season for the 'Atkins' trophy. Players must compete in at least 10 spoons matches over the season to be eligible for the trophy.

In 2017 Spoons will be  looked after by Gerry Davey and John Upton 

WEEK 1 28/4/17

With a friendly in the afternoon, only a few spooners were expected. Just 4 played a pairs match and the winners and early season table toppers are John Upton and Stan Birch

WEEK 2 05/5/17

7 spooners out this morning to play a 4 v 3 match. The 3 were triumphant - John Fairs, Martin Ford and Alan Messer won 23-12. John Fairs is the new Spoons Leader

WEEK 3 12/5/17

7 spooners plus a friend from Yorkshire made a full rink. Top rink today was John Upton, Martin Ford Peter Thorpe and Alan Messer who won 16-14. 

WEEK 4 19/5/17

The spooners could only manage 11 ends and called a halt because of persistent heavy rain. Top rink today was Gerry Davey, John Taylor, David Elliott and Geoff Sheldon who won 10-07.  3 players are tied at the head of the Atkins league.

WEEK 5 26/5/17

8 players were representing the club in the BE 2X4s at Worthing, a further 20 were required for the friendly fixture against our friends from Cawston which left a possible 35 or so members who could have attended spoons. In fact it was just 2 of the 8 due to play at Worthing in the evening who turned out on a beautiful sunny morning and registered their rollup as a spoons match.

WEEK 6 2/6/17

6 players made it onto the green today. Top rink to the organisers John Upton and Gerry Davey and they were ably assisted by Martin Ford. They won the prize for the day with a 21-13 win. Martin also sits proudly atops the Atkins League table

WEEK 7 9/6/17

Just 5 spooners on the green today playing as a 2 v 3 triples. David Bellingham and Alan Messer came out on top 23-6

WEEK 8 16/6/17

The two organisers and partners in crime Gerry Davey and Juhn Upton were top rink men today

WEEK 9 23/6/1 7

Many thanks to John Upton and Gerry Davey for turning out to supervise Spoons this week.

Sadly no-one else turned up and it looks like the members are  voting with their feet and Spoons will be consigned to the bin for this season

If you want to keep Spoons - turn up and play next week otherwise our 2 trusted stewards John and Gerry will make better use of their time on Friday mornings

WEEK 10 30/6/1 7

Many thanks to John Upton and Gerry Davey for turning out to supervise Spoons again this week.

However it is with regret that we will not be asking them to turn out on future Fridays. The level of support for the competition is not sufficient to justify their time and efforts. 

 

For the rest of this season at least - the time allocated for spoons will be for casual roll up time.

 

Alan Messer

Competition Secretary

Atkins 'Spoons' League Champion 2016

John Taylor

 

 John Taylor was the 2016 Champion and Gerry Davey in his first season at the club was the Runner Up.

Details of the final standings in the 2016 Atkins league table are available by clicking on the red link below

Atkins Cup  Winners

2016 J TAYLOR

2015 A SIMMONDS

2014 D KENNARD

2013 A MABBOTT

2012 A BROAD (2)

2011 R BARCLAY 

2010 R ELLIOTT

2009 A BROAD

2008 F TAPP (3)

2007 D J LIGHT

2006 F TAPP

2005 A HILL

2004 P PLUMB

2003 L IVES

2002 R WESTWATER

2001 L CATER (2)

2000 J BRINSMEAD

1999 N CARTER

1998 M HITCHIN

1997 S BASTOW

1996 R SIMS

1995 D PETTIGREW (2)

1994 F TAPP

1093 H HANSELL

1992 L CATER

1991 D PETTIGREW

1990 K D W SIMMS

1989 C G MILES

1988 A BELL

1987 K PIZER