The Competitions Secretary is responsible for three events: the Pre-Season Tournament, the End of Season Tournament and the Dave Kinder Cup.
The Pre-Season Tournament has two competitions: the Shield competed for by our top teams and the Plate for the lower division teams, and was played at Christie Miller Sports Centre. The Shield had a disappointing three teams entered and was won convincingly by Wootton Bassett A. Runners-up on points difference from Devizes 6X were Aquae Sulis. The Plate had six teams and was won by Intel Swindon (now defunct) with Wootton Bassett B, Melksham VBC and Devizes Barrels all on the same points in second place. However, Wootton Bassett B had a better points difference by just 2 points and won the Runners-up position.
End of Season Tournament
The End of Season Tournament also has two competitions and was played at Larkhill. The Cup had four teams entered and all made the semi-finals! The final was played between Devizes 6X and Aquae Sulis and was the closest for many years. The final score was 27-25, 25-27, 15-8 to Aquae Sulis. The Plate had six teams and again had a close final with Devizes Barrels eventually overpowering the Famous Bassett Bees in the last few points. Particular thanks go to Lynsay Scratchley and John Postance for their assistance and venue management at Larkhill.
Dave Kinder Cup
This trophy is open to all Wiltshire local league teams and is an un-seeded knockout cup. There were 12 teams entered but this year there were no surprises with Olympiad, Devizes, Aquae Sulis and Wootton Bassett Premier Division teams competing in the semi finals. Olympiad and Wootton Bassett made through to the finals but a suitable date could not be agreed until next October. My one recommendation to the new Competitions Secretary would be to set the date in October for the next final and stick to it ‘come what may’!