With close to 1,000 league and cup games played every season in the Malmesbury and District Skittles League, and with over 1,000 players taking part, it can be tricky to quickly find the information you're looking for about the performance of your team, your team-mates and yourself.
Fortunately, you can sort and filter the online fixtures to only show the results you want to see.
The ability to search makes the website easier to use and nicer on the eyes. There are however a few peculiarities to be aware of while using the search facility.
Here's a guide to getting the most out of your searches:
Using the Search Box
When you first open the page of game fixtures, all results for the season are listed, in full, in the same order as shown in your booklet.
There are buttons which let you choose between divisions, or to only show fixtures for the Knockout, Nomination or Double Exit competitions.
When you've selected from these options, you can filter the results even further:
There is a search box to the right, just above the fixtures list. Type in a team name (without spaces) and the results will be filtered to only show fixtures and results for that team.
You can also use the search box to show fixtures in a specific week. Typing 'Wk04' for example will show you all games for the fourth week of the season.
You can type in a skittle alley to only show games being played in a specific venue (see details below).
If you enter part of your team name, or include spaces, the search may only display teams or alleys with similar names.
For example, typing 'Somerford' will show games for both the Somerford Show and Somerford Shower teams.
As some teams have similar names, there are three examples where teams are listed online differently to their official names:
For Somerford Show, search 'Somerford-Show' (with a hyphen). This avoids confusion with Somerford Shower.
For Vics Rebels, search 'VicsRebs'. This avoids confusion with Rebels.
For Startley Wanderers, search 'StartleyWands'. This avoids confusion with Wanderers.
Sort details alphabetically and numerically
In the pink title of each column is an up and down arrow. Click on these arrows to list the fixtures in alphabetical / numerical order. Clicking again will display the games from Z-A or 100-1.
The ability to list games in a specific order can be used with or without a specific search in place.
This can be useful to show, for example, the highest scores of the season.
There are several teams who share names with alleys. To avoid confusion when using the search box, it is necessary to list alley names slightly differently.
This list shows how the alleys are listed in the online fixtures - use these to search for a particular alley:
'BadmintonClub' = Badminton Club
'KingtonStMichael' = Kington St Michael Club
'BowlsClub' = Malmesbury Bowls Club
'FootballClub' = Malmesbury Football Club
'MinetyPavilion' = Minety Playing Field Pavilion
'OldRoyalShip' = Old Royal Ship, Luckington
'Red-Bull' = Red Bull, Malmesbury
'Rose&Crwn-Lea' = Rose & Crown, Lea
'Rose&Crwn-Malm' = Rose & Crown, Malmesbury
'RWBConservatives' = Royal Wootton Bassett Conservative Club
'StarInn' = Star Inn, Hullavington
'Tavern' = Tavern, Kemble
'ThreeCups' = Three Cups, Malmesbury
'Volunt'r' = The Volunteer Inn, Great Somerford
'WellesleyArms' = Wellesley Arms, Sutton Benger