Team Tettenhall Scoop District Snooker Championship

Rotary’s District sports competitions give members a great opportunity to meet and spend time with other Rotarians from all over the Midlands.

Thanks to the intensive training regime developed by team captain Ernie Edwards this has been a particularly good year for our Club snooker team who tonight played reigning champions Kidsgrove in the Rotary District Snooker Final.

Having held the Cup for the last two years Kidsgrove were not going to be a walkover – especially on their home turf in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The final was played over nine frames and after the first three frames Kidsgrove were 2-1 up but steady nerves saw Team Tettenhall recover to make it level at 3 each. Each team then won one each of the first two frames of the last session making the very last frame something of a cliffhanger!

With steely determination Team Tettenhall were able to put any nerves to one side to win the last frame by a convincing margin.

Whilst the match was played in a seriously competitive spirit it was also a most congenial occasion with Kidsgrove accepting their defeat in sportsmanlike fashion. Our congratulations to all of the Team Tettenhall members and our thanks to all the Kidsgove team for giving us a great game.

Club Meeting – Slot Car Racing

The Club’s fellowship month continued this evening with a visit to the Wolverhampton Scalextric & Slot Car Club.

Based in the grounds of the Aldersley Stadium and with two tracks it offers adults and children of all abilities the opportunity to build and race slot cars. Its amazing how far the cars have come since the time when most of us were playing with Scalextrix tracks at home and it is now a competitive sport with intentional teams visiting the Wolverhampton Club to race.

Needless to say that the members of the Tettenhall Club will not be posing a serious challenge on the international stage in the near future but the racing did make for fun night with John Margetts crowned Club Scalextrix champion.

Congratulations to the podium finishers:

1. John Margetts
2. Ken Whalley
3. John Francis

Club Meeting – Bowls Competition

It’s August and for the Tettenhall Club that means its Fellowship month – when our regular monthly meetings are suspended in favour of social events. These events offer a further opportunity for members to build on the friendships which are such an important part of Rotary.

This first fellowship meeting of the year saw the staging of the Club’s Crown Green Bowls competition at the Summer House pub in Wolverhampton.

The competition took the form of a doubles competition this year but despite that and the attempt to level the playing field by matching last years champion Greg Instone with one of the Club’s worst players Greg still charged his way through to regain the Club title for further year in what we hope will bode well for the Club in District competitions.

Club Meeting – Skittles Competition

Monday saw the latest of the Club’s away days as members competed in the Club skittles championship at the Swan Hotel in Brewood.

The Swan has an excellent skittles alley and that, and a ready supply of good beer, made for a great night of fellowship.

Despite Club Secretary Ivan Hill having led the competition from the out the championship was claimed by Ken Rees who with a perfect mix of aggression and skill scored a record 15 points in the last round of the competition to clinch the title. Well done Ken.

District Darts Champions

As a result of the rigorous training regime introduced by Club Sports Officer, Ian Rigby, the Club’s sporting success continues.

Following a tightly fought battle with the Kidsgrove club – only settled by a shoot out between the team captains – Tettenhall emerged victorious as District Darts Champions.

Well played Kidsgrove and congratulations to our team on the night – team captain Ian Rigby, Bob Archer, Paul Westwood, David Eaton, Doug Evans and John Whitten.