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25th September 2014

Butcombe British Skittles Championship Registers with Guinness World Records as Biggest in the World

Butcombe Brewery is the 2014 sponsor of the Butcombe British Skittles Championships.  The event is currently being registered with Guinness World Records as the biggest skittles tournament in the world.

More than 1,000 skittlers and supporters recently converged at the Riviera International Conference Centre, in Torquay, to do battle in the grand final.

Guy Newell, boss of Butcombe Brewery congratulated the winners of the mixed event, Two Tribes from Exeter, on their victory, as well as the winners of the Men’s Event, the Wiltshire Wonders from Melksham, and the Ladies Event, the Everhopefuls from Liskeard, Cornwall.

“What a fantastic competition.  Everyone at Butcombe Brewery has been impressed with the standard of play, sportsmanship and most importantly the sense of fun and enjoyment from these championships.  We also note that the beer has gone down very well too!”

This latest deal follows hot on the heels of the West Country’s favourite beer Butcombe Bitter, recently being installed as “the Official Beer” of both Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC at Ashton Gate stadium, and also as the solus cask beer at Bristol Rovers Memorial Ground.  Other sports sponsored by Butcombe include, Cricket, the brewery sponsors the Butcombe Cup in the North Somerset Cricket League and Rowing, with sponsorship of the Clevedon Pilot Gig Club, based in Clevedon, Somerset.  It also supports the Great Weston Ride Cycling and the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) Easter Charity Walk through the Mendip Trail.


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Notes to editors:

Pictured: Guy Newell, Managing Director, Butcombe Brewery (back) with winners of the mixed event – ‘Two Tribes’, from Exeter


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Date of issue:  September 2014