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News from around the League - 2008/09

15th May

The Annual Presentation Evening was well attended with Tony Pryce marketing manager Kevin Snell presenting the trophies to the various league, cup and tournament winners.

25th Apr

Wessex Wanderers 2 have beaten Charmouth 1 in the Knock-Out Cup Final by 363 points to 304.

In the Plate Final, Yeovil Graduates defeated Wessex Wanderers 1 by 375 points to 305.

22nd Apr

Bishops Caundle have declined to offer dates for the Mixed League Division One Play-Off match and therefore Wessex Wanderers 1 have been awarded the match by walk-over. Subject to ratification at the AGM this means that Wessex Wanderers will remain in Division One next season.

12th Apr

Congratulations to Yeovil Graduates on becoming Division One Champions in the Mixed League following an unbeaten season.

In the recent Junior tournaments, Andrew Frampton repeated his success of last year by taking the Boys trophy while a new name will go onto the Girls trophy following victory by Abbie Jolliffe.

4th Apr

Congratulations to Dorchester 3 who have finished as Division Two Champions despite losing their final match to Bishops Caundle who in turn have finished in 2nd place.

Following a change to rule B1(c) at the end of last season, Bishops Caundle will not be awarded automatic promotion but must face a play-off match to determine who plays in Division One next season. The opponents are not yet confirmed, but will be the team that finish next to bottom in Division One.

29th Mar

Congratulations to Budmouth who have become, as a result of results elsewhere, Champions of the FourTwo League.

In the Mixed League, Wessex Wanderers 2 have been relegated from Division One. With one game remaining they cannot now avoid the drop. Meanwhile in Division Two, Cerne Abbas have recorded their first win of the season with an 8-1 mauling of Charmouth 2 although it won’t lift them from bottom spot. In other results, Charmouth 1 managed to narrowly beat leaders Dorchester 3 and Bishops Caundle lost a close encounter at Crewkerne Hermitage to dent their promotion aspirations.

22nd Mar

Yeovil Graduates took a massive step towards being crowned Champions after defeating their closest rivals Westland 6-3 at the top of Mixed Division One. If they maintain their unbeaten season with a win in their final match against Dorchester 2 they will be crowned champions for the first time since 2005/6.

At the bottom Wessex Wanderers 2 remain without a win despite a couple of close-fought matches and now look certain to be relegated.

Cerne Abbas also remain winless at the foot of Mixed Division Two despite a close match against Portland Red Triangle. There’s no change at the top with Dorchester 3, Charmouth 1 and Bishops Caundle all fighting for promotion.

It seems as though Budmouth have the FourTwo League sewn up and need only 2 more points from their last match to ensure that they cannot be caught by Westland who have a couple of games in hand.

15th Mar

Budmouth have all but ensured winning the FourTwo title following victory over Bridport Royals in a re-arranged fixture. Only Westland have a realistic chance of over-hauling them in the final few matches.

Westland are also in with a shout in the Mixed League where they currently trail Division One leaders Yeovil Graduates by 12 points with a game in hand.

A good victory for Smallmex over Bridport Royals 1 means things are very close in the scrap to avoid relegation with only 3 points separating Smallmex and Wessex Wanderers 1.

It’s all getting very close at the top of Division Two with Dorchester 3 holding sway over Charmouth 1 and Bishops Caundle, whose victory over Charmouth 1 has moved them into 3rd spot equal on points and with a game in hand.

4th Mar

Budmouth have opened a commanding lead in the FourTwo league following victory over their closest rivals. The victory over Westland means that Budmouth now have an 11-point lead over the chasing pack.

8th Feb

In a very even match, Durnovaria have inflicted a second successive defeat on Yeovil Graduates 1 in the FourTwo League. The teams maintain their relative positions behind Westland and Budmouth who won their respective matches. Bridport Royals slip to 4th following their defeat at the hands of leaders Westland. It’s still very tight at the top with little to choose between the teams but Yeovil Graduates have played more matches than their rivals.

Westland and Yeovil Graduates continue their domination at the top of the Mixed League following convincing victories. However a rare point dropped by Westland to Smallmex could prove vital as the season draws to a close, both in terms of the championship but also for Smallmex in the fight against relegation.

29th Jan

Nine-nil victories for each of the top three teams in Mixed Division One maintains the status quo at the top of the division. Bottom side Wessex Wanderers 2 picked up three valuable points on their travels at Dorchester 2 who remain in 4th just ahead of Bridport Royals who leap-frog Wessex Wanderers 1 following a resounding victory.

In Division Two, Bishops Caundle move into 3rd place after victory against Portland Red Triangle who could only field two pairs. Meanwhile the two top teams contested a titanic match with leaders Dorchester 3 taking the honours 5-4 over Charmouth 1.

A crushing 8-1 defeat for Yeovil Graduates 1 sees them slip from 1st to 4th in the FourTwo League, with their conquerors Budmouth moving up one place to 3rd as a result. Bridport Royals also move up one place following victory against Wessex Wanderers and the 3 teams are currently equal on points with 46. Victory over bottom team Cerne Abbas was enough to move Westland into the top spot by just 3 points.

18th Jan

The Partner Swap tournament has been won by Cliff Aston (Smallmex) and Fiona Gibson (Bridport Royals). Full details can be found here.

Dorchester 3 have jumped to the top of Mixed Division Two after Cerne Abbas failed to field a team for their recent match.

14th Jan

Martin Hooper (Past Chairman) has resigned from the committee.

11th Jan

The Dorchester derby match in Division One saw the first team victorious, reinforcing their 3rd spot in the table behind Westland and Yeovil Graduates.

Meanwhile the Charmouth derby resulted in a much closer match with the 1st team narrowly beating the 2nd team and moving to the top of Division Two in the process ahead of Dorchester 3.

In the FourTwo League the outstanding Yeovil Graduates 2 score sheets have now been entered and its still very close between the top teams with Graduates 1 just leading the way.

23rd Dec

It’s very close at the top of the FourTwo League with Bridport Royals moving into 2nd spot after a hard-fought victory over leaders Yeovil Graduates 1. An easy victory for Westland moves them into 3rd spot ahead of Budmouth who have games in hand.

Dorchester 1 managed to take a couple of points from Westland who move into 1st place in Division One of the Mixed League ahead of Yeovil Graduates. Those dropped points may prove vital towards the end of the season.

In Division Two a 9-0 walkover for Dorchester 3 has jumped them into top spot ahead of Charmouth 1 who beat Crewkerne Hermitage 7-2. High-flying Charmouth 2 were comprehensively beaten by a determined Portland Red Triangle side and slip from 2nd to 3rd as a result.

14th Dec

Victories for the top 2 teams in Division One mean that the table remains unchanged but the gaps between teams grow ever wider.

Charmouth 1 have taken over at the top of Division Two following victory over Portland Red Triangle. They are just a single point ahead of both Dorchester 3 and Charmouth 2 in what promises to be a close race.

7th Dec

Another victory for Yeovil Graduates has preserved their unbeaten record and moved them to the top of Division One in the Mixed League by a single point ahead of Westland.

Struggling Wessex Wanderers 2 picked up some valuable points against their 1st team but remain in bottom spot behind Smallmex.

A couple of victories for Bridport Royals has moved them into 4th spot in the FourTwo League and well in contention with the teams above them. Leaders Yeovil Graduates 1 suffered a surprise defeat against Westland while Durnovaria lost against both Bridport and Budmouth.

29th Nov

Charmouth 2 are the leaders in Division Two of the Mixed League after Cerne Abbas were forced to concede their recent match. Dorchester 3 beat the Charmouth team in a recent match and lie in 3rd spot behind Bishops Caundle with games in hand. Meanwhile Portland Red Triangle recorded their first win, 6-3 over bottom-placed Cerne Abbas.

20th Nov

The Division One Tournament had to be cancelled after only 3 pairs entered. However the Division Two Tournament went ahead and some close games ensued with Alan & Liz Jones the eventual winners. Click here for full details.

16th Nov

Handicaps for the matches in the Knockout Cup have been assigned, even though the initial match between Cerne Abbas and Smallmex had not been played.

15th Nov

Only one result in the FourTwo League but its enough to see Yeovil Graduates 1 take over at the top of the Division ahead of Durnovaria and Budmouth.

Westland still lead in Division One of the Mixed League although they lost their unbeaten record to second-place Yeovil Graduates in a close match.

In Division Two victory for Charmouth 1 over leaders Bishops Caundle means they close to within 4 points at the top with a game in hand. Crewkerne Hermitage are not far behind following victory over Bridport Royals 2.

25th Oct

Welcome to Smallmex who have just joined in with the other teams in Mixed Division One. After a late start they’ve now caught up with their games and move off bottom spot despite three losses. Dorchester 1 edge into 2nd spot behind Westland following victory over Smallmex.

There’s no change in Division Two where Bishops Caundle and Crewkerne Hermitage lead the way.

19th Oct

There were 9 pairs entered into the Veterans Tournament last night. For full details of how everyone faired, click here.

Wins for Budmouth and Yeovil Graduates 2 have moved them into 1st and 2nd places respectively in the FourTwo League ahead of Durnovaria.

Bishops Caundle and Crewkerne Hermitage have extended their unbeaten start to the season with victories in Division Two of the Mixed League, while in Division One Dorchester 1 have moved into 3rd place following victory over Wessex Wanderers 2.

11th Oct

How close are the matches in the FourTwo League?
Six of the eight matches played so far have finished 5-4 and a last-gasp win by Yeovil Graduates 1 over Durnovaria sees both teams in joint first place ahead of Wessex Wanderers, with the Yeovil team top on account of having won slighly more games.

Yeovil Graduates are also top of Division One of the Mixed League. Westland are equal on points after two matches but have dropped more games. Smallmex are yet to open their account.

Division Two sees Bishops Caundle slightly ahead of the rest following victory away at Portland Red Triangle.

27th Sep

A few weeks into the new season and already Westland are showing their intent with two 9-0 victories placing them on top of Mixed Division One with Wessex Wanderers 1, Yeovil Graduates and Bridport Royals 1 not too far behind.

Bishops Caundle head Division Two ahead of Bridport Royals 2, and the battle of Charmouth saw the 2nd team defeat the 1st team in a close match 5-4.

In the FourTwo League Wessex Wanderers stand ahead of the rest, and again there was a surprise when the lower-ranked Yeovil Graduates team beat their more illustrious counterparts in another 5-4 match.

9th Jul (AGM)

Tony Pryce will be continuing as the League’s sponsor. Clubs are reminded that all shuttles used must be purchased from Tony Pryce through the League via the treasurer.

Gryphon and Weymouth Falcons have completely withdrawn from the TPWDBL.sad

Westland have withdrawn their 2nd team from the Mixed League sad but have entered a new team into the FourTwo League.happy

Crewkerne Hermitage have withdrawn their team from the FourTwo League sad but have re-entered a team into the Mixed League.happy

Charmouth have withdrawn their FourTwo team.sad

The fixture meeting was held for both the Mixed and FourTwo Leagues and the fixtures are being collated. They will be available on the website soon and the handbook should be available towards the end of August.

The colour for the new season is to be green - this will apply to the handbook, scoresheets and website.

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