Some time ago we published Starting a Club by Richard Biddle – the original article has evolved since to include some more ideas for getting a club off the ground, and it’s been very useful to pass on to people who are considering taking the plunge. It really isn’t that hard, it just takes a couple of people with the enthusiasm to make it through the early days and a friendly venue. So, having got started, how do you keep people coming back for more?
It’s been a very long road from when we started out, but we finally have a result! Last night a small group of spectators saw Gaz Owen beat Emad Salib 15-9 in the final to become our first Charity Challenge Champion.
It is with great sorrow that we report the passing away well before his time at age 47 of one of our non-UK based members, Martin Birkhahn, last Friday, 3rd February in his home nation of Germany.
It’s time to start assembling your squads for the 2017 UK Clubs Championship! This unique one-day event pits teams of five players against each other in groups, similar to the World Cup, with the top teams in each group qualifying for the main knockout phase, and all other teams in a consolation knockout – guaranteeing at least five games for everyone. There are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both flights plus the Tutchings Trophy – named after Phil Tutchings, who was instrumental in creating and running the event in past years.