2013/14 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals **VENUES ADDED**

Friday 18 April 2014 – Please see below updated post, venues now added.

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014 [Sawbridgeworth USC]
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe v Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014 [Whittlesford Club]
SF2 – Manley/Jones v Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014 [Sawbridgeworth USC]
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Andy Webb

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014  [Saffron Snooker Club]
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge v Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 [TBA]
SF1 – Adam Ingram v Jonathan Wells

Scratch Singles – Wednesday 30 April 2014 [Dunmow Club]
SF2 – Darren Edmonston v Russell Huxter

Following the Quarter Final Round of the League Cup, the Semi Final draw and venues will be confirmed.

 

2013/14 League Season – League Update

With both teams winning 4-2 last week and being drawn on points, matches won and level in the head-to-head (3-3 and 3-3), under league rules BSSC B and Dunmow Club will now play a best-of-seven match to determine which team wins the Three Player Division, and which team finishes as Runners Up.  The match will take place on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at 7.30pm at Newport Club for those that may wish to come along and spectate.

The Four Player Division has been a lot more straight forward this season!  As previously reported, Saffron Flukes retained the title that they won 12 months ago, and Widdington Warriors held off the challenge of Sawston Jets, Takeley Chipmunks and Newport A in the final week of the season to take the Runners Up spot.

 

Happy Birthday To Us…!

One of our early tweets below…the Saffron Walden Police Hut was where the idea of forming our snooker league began 52 years ago today!

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SWDSL Newsletter – April 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

League
In the Three Player Division, with BSSC B and Dunmow Club both tied in first place going into the final league match of the season, and with Whittlesford 2 points behind with Saffron Pockets B only 3 points behind the joint leaders also, potentially 4 different teams could win the league title or indeed finish as runners up this week so all still to play for. Adam Ingram (Sawbo USC) is in line for the league high break trophy with an 86.

In the Four Player Division, congratulations to defending title holders Saffron Snooker Flukes who managed to secure victory again and impressively with two league matches left to play. In a fierce battle for the runners up spot, all will depend on how Sawston Jets, Newport A and Widdington Warriors get on in their final league matches. Jeremy Jones (Saffron Flukes) is in line for the league high break trophy with a 51.

Tournaments
We are now at the Semi Finals round stage of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles and to all those players that have made it through…congratulations! Please note that the availability of league venues is currently being finalised so that neutral tables/referees etc can be provided for these matches, and these will be announced shortly.

The dates for all Semi Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and also detailed on each tournament drawsheet. Please ensure that you are available to play on the designated date below otherwise you will unfortunately have to withdraw from the tournament.

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Roger Loveday
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe v Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014
SF1 – Bothwell/Bothwell v Croxford/Breen
SF2 – Manley/Jones v Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Andy Webb
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge v Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 / Wednesday 30 April 2014
SF1 – Adam Ingram v Jonathan Wells
SF2 – Darren Edmonston v Russell Huxter

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge – Sunday 23 March 2014
The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by SNOOKERSUCCESS was held at the Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014. The Bishop’s Stortford Snooker League successfully defended the title they won 12 months ago by 26 points to 22 and it was all to play for going into the final round of matches. Well done to our boys who gave it their all on the day, Bob Burling, Neil Winter, Aaron Gibson, Mark Patmore, Chris Clark and Adrian Shoebridge.
Please click link for the full tournament report : http://swdsl.co.uk/2014/03/23/bs-snooker-league-retain-challenge-trophy/

Player Of The Year/Achievement Award Nominations
The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following awards that will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.
1. Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2. Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3. Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please send your nominations via email to swdsl@live.co.uk with a brief reasoning as to your choice. All entries received by the Committee will be considered on their individual merit prior to a final decision being made. p.s. you cannot vote for yourself! All entries must be received no later than Sunday 4 May 2014.

Notice Of AGM – Tuesday 24 June 2014
The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 7.30pm. All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative. It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 27 May 2014.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville.

Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening – Saturday 17 May 2014
Please note date for your diary. Further details to be issued in the May Newsletter but likely to be same format as last year with some of the snooker finals being played to a conclusion, a buffet being provided and then the presentation of the season trophies. Please come along for what is always an enjoyable evening. Please note that any trophies not collected on the night will be retained by the league and used for next season. If you cannot attend then please send a representative to collect on your behalf.

And Finally….
We know it is a bit early but just to let you know that the 2014/15 Team & Player Registration Form is on the league website. It is very easy to use, will only take you a couple of minutes and automatically sends your entry through to us…no scanning/emailing/posting required. All entry forms must be received by the date of the AGM which is Tuesday 24 June 2014.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24 June 2014

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 7.30pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative.  It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 27 May 2014.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville.

Many thanks.

2013/14 League Season – Player Of The Season / Achievement Award Nominations

Player Of The Year / Achievement Award Nominations

The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following annual awards which will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.
1.  Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2.  Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3.  Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please email swdsl@live.co.uk with your nominations and a brief reasoning as to your choice i.e. as per previous seasons;

a nomination for the Player Of The Season will probably reflect a player who has a either a high or consistent win ratio in league matches during the season, and/or reached the quarter finals stage or beyond in the league tournaments which may include the one day tournaments.

a nomination for the Achievement Award is for an outstanding snooker achievement by a individual player or team during the season either in one frame or over a period of time, ie a player may win 10 straight frames in a row or may have knocked in his/her highest league break etc.

All entries received by the Committee will be considered on their individual merit prior to a final decision being made.  p.s. you cannot vote for yourself!

All entries must be received no later than Sunday 4 May 2014.

Many thanks.

2013/14 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals

To all those players that have made it through to the Semi Finals stage of a league tournament…congratulations!  Please note that the availability of league venues is currently being finalised so that neutral tables/referees etc can be provided for these matches, and these will be announced shortly.

The dates for all Semi Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and also detailed on each tournament drawsheet.  Please ensure that you are available to play on the designated date below otherwise you will unfortunately have to withdraw from the tournament.

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Roger Loveday
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe v Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014
SF1 – Bothwell/Bothwell v Croxford/Breen
SF2 – Manley/Jones v Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Andy Webb
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge v Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 / Wednesday 30 April 2014
SF1 – Adam Ingram v Jonathan Wells
SF2 – Darren Edmonston v Russell Huxter

NOTICE : World Snooker Social Media Guidelines

Notice to all Registered League Members

Please see below Social Media Guidelines published recently by World Snooker on 28 February 2014.  The Committee request that all registered league players read these guidelines and adhere to them whilst posting either on the SWDSL facebook page/twitter account, or any general posting in relation to the activities of snooker league whilst using their own facebook/twitter accounts.

These guidelines are designed to provide helpful, practical advice on using social media effectively.
To set the parameters for these social media guidelines, we should keep in mind three things:

1. We live in a society that promotes free speech and freedom of expression; it is generally
expected that persons playing sport at a professional level should reflect the values of the
society it represents.

2. Anything that you post is public and visible so you must be responsible in what you post.

3. Social networking is monitored and you may fall foul of the Members Rules if you act outside
these guidelines.

Do’s Don’ts

DO…Show your personality.
Being yourself and letting your personality shine is
what your fans are looking for. Personality creates
stars in our sport. However, try to avoid any humour
that might be considered in bad taste.

England cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas was
uncomplimentary about national team selector Geoff
Miller and was fined £1,000.

DON’T…Talk negatively about other competitors,
countries, organisations or brands.
Any gossip or slanderous comments can be easily
highlighted and taken the wrong way. Remember that
you are an ambassador for your sport. This is likely to
put you in breach of the Members Rules.

DO…Remember everyone can see you.
Before you write anything, remember that it’s public
and anyone can take your words and put them in a
newspaper, on a website or the TV. Media will be
monitoring social media and will use your words as
quotes. Pause and think carefully before you mention
anything about you or other sports persons.

Stephanie Rice (an Australian triple Olympic
swimming gold medallist) lost a lucrative sponsorship
deal after she posted an inappropriate comment on
Twitter.

DON’T…Swear.
Even suggestions of foul or abusive language by
replacing letters with symbols e.g. s@£t should be
avoided. Similarly, don’t get into disputes with your
audience – instead, show that you have listened and
be responsive in a positive manner.

The ECB suspended Azeem Rafiq, the captain of
England under-19 team, for his use of inappropriate
language on Twitter.

DO…Be responsible.
You are personally responsible for the content you
provide and how you behave online. Be careful and if
you’re in doubt, don’t post it.

DON’T…Assume anything you delete will
completely disappear
It’s almost impossible to completely remove
information on social networking sites even if you
“remove/delete” it from the original source. There is
no way of knowing where it may have been reposted.
So think before you post.

DO…Report anything that concerns you.
If you see any comments or photos that concern
you or you feel in the course of a conversation that
somebody may need help or be in danger, report it
to the relevant authority.

DON’T…Be provoked into responding.
There are accounts set up to provoke you into
controversial discussions or to respond to abuse.
These accounts are often anonymous or created
using false details and the only person who is
identifiable is you. If someone provokes you in this
manner, just ignore or block them

BS Snooker League Retain Challenge Trophy

Held at Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014 and in a closely matched tournament, the Bishop’s Stortford Snooker League showed steely determination going into the final round of the day to win 7-5 and retain the Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Trophy by winning 26 frames overall to Saffron Walden’s 22.

Player Of The Tournament was Bishop’s Stortford’s Sean Wade who won 6 frames out of 8 played.  There was no high break over 25 on the day but at least 5 players claimed a high break of 24!

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League would like to thank Marc Ridout for organising the event, Harlow War Memorial Institute for providing the venue for the tournament, and our sponsor for the tournament, SNOOKERSUCCESS.  The Bishop’s Stortford League also obtained a sponsor, MAG American who we would like to thank for their support as well.

Round-by-Round Results and Player Statistics are as follows:

T1 Nobby Clarke 1-1 Neil Winter

T1 Nobby Clarke 1-1 Aaron Gibson

T1 Nobby Clarke 0-2 Bob Burling

T1 Nobby Clarke 2-0 Adrian Shoebridge

T2 Mick Westby 1-1 Bob Burling

T2 Mick Westby 1-1 Neil Winter

T2 Mick Westby 1-1 Aaron Gibson

T2 Mick Westby 2-0 Chris Clarke

T3 Sean Wade 2-0 Aaron Gibson

T3 Sean Wade 1-1 Bob Burling

T3 Sean Wade 1-1 Neil Winter

T3 Sean Wade 2-0 Mark Patmore

T4 Don Johnson 1-1 Chris Clarke

T4 Don Johnson 1-1 Mark Patmore

T4 Don Johnson 1-1 Adrian Shoebridge

T4 Don Johnson 1-1 Bob Burling

T5 Jack Bothwell 2-0 Adrian Shoebridge

T5 Jack Bothwell 2-0 Chris Clarke

T5 Jack Bothwell 1-1 Mark Patmore

T5 Jack Bothwell 0-2 Neil Winter

T6 Bill Pullum 1-1 Mark Patmore

T6 Bill Pullum 1-1 Adrian Shoebridge

T6 Bill Pullum 0-2 Chris Clarke

T6 Bill Pullum 0-2 Aaron Gibson

Total Score: 26-22

Bishop’s Stortford Players (won/lost):

Mick Westby 5-3

Nobby Clarke 4-4

Sean Wade 6-2

Don Johnson 4-4

Jack Bothwell 5-3

Bill Pullum 2-6

Saffron Walden Players (won/lost):

Bob Burling 5-3

Neil Winter 5-3

Aaron Gibson 4-4

Chris Clarke 3-5

Adrian Shoebridge 2-6

Mark Patmore 3-5

Website links for tournament sponsors, please click on a logo below to visit their website.

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DEADLINE : Quarter Finals Round Handicap Singles/Handicap Doubles/Scratch Singles/Scratch Plus Singles – Monday 31 March 2014

Just a reminder that all Quarter Finals Round matches in the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles & Scratch Plus Singles must be played by Monday 31 March 2014.

Please text results promptly to Adam Ingram so the drawsheets for the Semi Finals can be finalised.

The dates for each semi final match are on the league website.  As these matches are to be played on a neutral table, venues will be confirmed in due course following the completion of the quarter finals.

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 23 March 2014

The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by SNOOKERSUCCESS is being held at Old Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014.

As last year, both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League are each entering a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  The Saffron Walden League will be represented by Bob Burling, Steve Bothwell, Neil Winter, Mark Patmore, Chris Clarke and Adrian Shoebridge.  In each round, each player will play two frames back-to-back against a player from the other team.

All spectators are welcome to come along and watch from 10am.  The club address is 15 Garden Terrace Rd, Harlow CM17 0AT.

cropped_small_jpgThis event is being kindly sponsored by local snooker coaching company SNOOKERSUCCESS which is based near to Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire/Essex border and offers its own purpose-built, private coaching facility housing a full-size Riley Aristocrat Championship table.  This eliminates distractions and also enables them to offer full video analysis during coaching sessions. Run by World Snooker Coach Andrew Green, SNOOKERSUCCESS has one simple objective, to help you improve both your ability and enjoyment from the game of snooker.

For more information, please visit their website http://www.snookersuccess.com