2016/17 League Season – Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening With Mark King – Saturday 27 May 2017

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are delighted to announce that World Snooker Professional Mark King will be presenting the trophies at this year’s Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening at Saffron Snooker Club on Saturday 27 May 2017.

Mark has also kindly agreed to play a couple of exhibition frames which will take place after the conclusion of the trophy presentations.  A charity raffle will also be held at £2 a ticket to play a frame with Mark so please bring your cue along.

Currently number 20 in the World Rankings and 15 in the 1 Year Ranking List, Mark is a local player from Braintree in Essex.  In 2016 he became the Northern Ireland Open Champion beating Barry Hawkins 9-8 in the final to secure his first world ranking title as a professional.  He turned pro in 1991 and has been playing on the circuit for 26 seasons.  More on Mark’s snooker career can be found by clicking on the links below;
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A finger buffet will be available for those attending Finals/Trophy Presentation Evening and the trophy presentations will take place following the conclusion of the two finals (for those just coming to collect a trophy, this will not be before 8.30pm).

The current running order is as follows;

6pm: Scratch Plus Final (best of 5 frames) –  Kevin Starr v Dave Tedman

6pm: Scratch Singles Final (best of 7 frames) – Jonathan Wells v Adam Ingram

Not before 8.30pm: Trophy Presentations with Mark King and tournament sponsors

Exhibition Frames with Mark King

We hope that you will come along and join us for what promises to be a memorable evening and fitting finale to the 2016/17 league season.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 4 July 2017

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Takeley Sports & Social Club on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at 7.45pm.  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 Simon Chapman no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 6 June 2017.

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 either the League Secretary or any member of the Committee.

2016/17 League Season – The Roll Of Honour So Far…

DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League
2016/17 League Season – Roll of Honour

3 Player Division  
Champions – Takeley Hurricanes
Runners Up – Birchanger SSC
High Break – Stephan Painot 99

4 Player Division
Champions – Widdington Warriors
Runners Up – Saffron Snooker Flukes
High Break – Nick Selvey 43

League Cup
Winners – Birchanger SSC
Runners Up – JP’s Bandits

Saffron Walden Challenge sponsored by Bushwood Accountants
Winners – Vic Harris Snooker League
Runners Up – Saffron Walden A
Player of the Tournament – Russell Huxter for winning 15 out of 16 frames
High Break – Jon Parkin 105

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge sponsored by Carriages of Eden End
Winners – SWDSL 
Player of the Tournament – Peter Saville / Aaron Gibson for winning 7 out of 10 frames
High Break – Aaron Gibson 31 [SWDSL]

Memorial Cup
Winner – Spike Braybrooke
Runner Up – Andy Marshall
High Break – Rob Spackman 87

President’s Cup sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd
Winner – Alex Clenshaw
Runner Up – Mark Halls
High Break – Adam Ingram 62
Plate Winner – Adam Ingram
Plate Runner Up – Andrew Green

Handicap Singles sponsored by Mullucks Wells (trophy to be presented by John Wrentmore)
Winner – 
Runner Up –
High Break – Simon Giblin 79

John Webb Plate
Winner – Dave Spackman
Runner Up – Adam Ingram

Handicap Doubles sponsored by The Fleur De Lys at Widdington
Winner – Peter Saville & Stuart Turner
Runner Up – Rob Spackman & Martin Capdeville
High Break – Rob Spackman 71

Scratch Plus Singles
Winner – 
Runner Up –
High Break – Kevin Starr 35

Scratch Singles sponsored by Square 1 Restaurant in Gt Dunmow
Winner – 
Runner Up –
High Break – Adam Ingram 87

And finally…..
Achievement Award – ?

3 Player Division Player of the Year Award – ?

4 Player Division player of the year Award – ?

2016/17 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals / Finals

To all those players that have made it through to the latter stages of a league tournament…congratulations!

The dates for all Semi Finals and Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and were 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.  Results will be added to this page as matches are played.

Please remember that a dress code applies to all Finals which is trousers, smart polo shirt or shirt (single colour), and shoes, NO jeans, trainers, t-shirts, tracksuits. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in the match being conceded.

The start time for all Semi-Finals and Finals is 7.30pm unless detailed otherwise.
As per League Rule 28 – For semi finals and finals, where a referee has been appointed and a start time for the match set, if a team, pair or player are not at the match table ready to start at the set time then a frame shall be conceded from the offending player.  If after 15 minutes, play is still not underway, a further frame shall be conceded.  The match shall be conceded 30 minutes after the start time set, regardless of the number of frames outstanding.  The enforcement of this rule is at the discretion of the referee and the non-offending player(s)/Team Captain.

The John Webb Plate
SF1 – Wednesday 3 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
Adam Ingram 3-2 Peter Saville
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

SF2 – Wednesday 3 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Jonathan Wells 1-3 David Spackman
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

Final – Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Newport Social Club, 7.30pm start
Adam Ingram 0-3 David Spackman
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart/Steve Stalley

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC
Saville/Turner w/o Clenshaw/Clenshaw
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

SF2 – Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club
Spackman/Capdeville 2-0 Braybrooke/Fanthorpe
Referee/Scorer: –

Final – Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Takeley SSC, 7.45pm start
Saville/Turner 3-2 Spackman/Capdeville
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Handicap Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 16 May 2017 at The Dunmow Club
Mark Patmore 3-1 Tom Sawyer
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC
Alex Clenshaw 2-3 Mark Starr
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Widdington Village Hall, 3pm start
Mark Patmore v Mark Starr
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

Scratch Plus Singles
SF1 – Monday 22 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Peter Saville 1-3 Kevin Starr
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart/Steve Stalley

SF2 – Monday 22 May 2017 at Birchanger SSC
David Tedman 3-2 Mark Patmore
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club , 6pm start
Kevin Starr v Dave Tedman
Referee/Scorer: tba

Scratch Singles
SF1 – Monday 22 May 2017 at The Dunmow Club
Jonathan Wells 3-1 Simon Giblin
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Monday 22 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
Adam Ingram 3-2 Ross Leavers
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, 6pm start
Jonathan Wells v Adam Ingram/
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

League Cup
SF1 – Monday 15 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
SSC Pockets 1-3 Birchanger SSC
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

SF2 – Monday 15 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
JP’s Bandits 3-1 SSC Flukes
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Final – Tuesday 23 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC, 7.30pm start
Birchanger SSC w/o JP’s Bandits [JP’s conceded the match due to not having sufficient players]
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

REMINDER: League Cup – Quarter Finals Round [to be played w/c 17 April 2017]

The League Cup Drawsheet for the Quarter Finals Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 17 April 2017.  All matches are to be played on the home team’s usual home league night and must be played during the scheduled league cup week or the team cancelling will forfeit the match.

To view the drawsheet click here.

SWDSL Retain 2017 Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Title

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Carriage’s of Eden End Ltd took place at the JP’s Snooker & Pool Club at The Stow in Old Harlow on Sunday 2 April 2017.  The team singles event contested between the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League and the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker league was represented by five league players each comprising of players handicapped between -10 and +10.

After a great day of snooker enjoyed by all, the Saffron Walden team played a solid final round winning 7 of the 10 frames to win the tournament by 31 frames to 19 and complete a hat trick of wins on the spin having won the event in both 2015 and 2016.

Saffron Walden team & frames won:
Peter Saville                7/10
Aaron Gibson              7/10
Bob Burling                 6/10
Kevin Starr (Capt)       6/10
Andy Marshall            5/10

Peter Saville and Aaron Gibson shared the honour of the ‘Player of the Tournament’ Award with both winning 7 out of 10 frames. Aaron also won the ‘High Break’ Award with a 31 after both himself and Peter Saville had both knocked in 30 breaks early in the tournament.

The Committee of the SWDSL would like to thank JP’s Snooker & Pool Club for providing the venue and food for this event, our sponsor Carriage’s of Eden End Ltd, SWDSL Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram for running the tournament, the players who represented the Saffron Walden league and finally the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League who played their part in a spirited and competitive tournament.

League Tournaments – Can’t Make The Semi-Final Or Final? Then Withdraw Now!

As per previous seasons. the Tournament Secretary respectfully requests that all players that are still in the Quarter Finals of either the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, John Webb Plate, Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles to check the Season Calendar to ensure that they are available to play on the dates listed for the semi-finals or final for that tournament.  Tournament dates are set in stone and will not be changed if you cannot make it – whatever your reason may be.

If you are not available then please do not play your Quarter Final match – inform the Tournament Secretary and you will be withdrawn from the tournament.

It is not fair on your opponent to play a Quarter Final match and win knowing that you cannot make either the semi-final or final.  Any players doing so will be banned from entering next season.

‘Ace Alex’ Wins The 2017 President’s Cup And Ingram Retains The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 33 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Richard Breen -17 1-2 Mark Halls +13
Phil Chapman +6 2-1 Kevin Calver +37
Alex Clenshaw -2 2-1 Rob Spackman -25
Steve Stalley +14 1-2 Bill Clenshaw +6

Semi Finals:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Bill Clenshaw
Phil Chapman 1-2 Mark Halls

With 15 year old Alex being on razor sharp form having entered a junior tournament the day before knocking in a 76 break, the final was rather one sided and he won comfortably 2-0.  Mark however showed great consistency during the tournament having been runner up in the tournament last year.  Alex received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Mark received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Bill Clenshaw and Phil Chapman each received £10.

Final:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Mark Halls

2017 President’s Cup Winner Alex Clenshaw presented with the main trophy by sponsor Refurb & Developments Ltd’s Nick Selvey and SWDSL President Dan Lewis.

2017 President’s Cup Runner Up Mark Halls

Plate Tournament
Those players who got knocked out in their first playing round got a free entry in the Plate Tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.  16 players entered and it was Adam Ingram and Andrew Green who got through to the final.  Adam won the final 2-1 to retain the title he won last year.

Adam Ingram’s break of 62 in the plate final secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Aaron Gibson -10 0-1 Adam Ingram -61
John Manley -14 0-1 Andrew Green -7

Plate Final:
Adam Ingram 2-1 Andrew Green

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation which this year included a £20 Prezzo gift card, £20 Pizza Express gift card, £10 Costa Coffee gift card, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Magners cider, a mixed case of Real English Ales, bottles of red and white wine, and various boxes of chocolates/biscuits.

Some photos of the event are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Refurb & Development Ltd for their sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables, and Dan Lewis for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram and Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 62, 54, 46, 38
Richard Breen 53
Alex Clenshaw 41, 39, 39
Peter Saville 28

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

2017 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 12 March 2017

The 2017 President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd will be held on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.00am with the draw taking place at 10.30am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 (Juniors aged 14-18 years old are £5) which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Match losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.  All matches are played off of second half league handicaps.

In accordance with League Rule 27, in order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the President’s Cup Tournament, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.
Prize money and trophies will be on offer and a raffle will also be held on the day.  If any members or clubs would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please feel free to bring along or hand to any member of the Committee prior to the day, all will be very much appreciated.

Please text Adam Ingram on 07901-723360 prior to the day to reserve your place, please pay on the day.

The Prize Fund will be split as follows;
Winner £50 + a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament
Runner Up £25
Losing Semi-Finalists £10
High Break £10
Plate Winner £20
Plate Runner Up £10

A poster is available to print here or from the league website.  It would be appreciated if all clubs and team captains could encourage as many of their players to enter and help make this year another successful tournament.

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

Quarter Finals Round – All Tournaments

The drawsheets for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles and John Webb Plate are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2017 and played by 28 March 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

Vic Harris Snooker League Retain 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge

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The 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Defending champions Vic Harris Snooker League took on teams from the surrounding snooker leagues of Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Ipswich, South Beds and Norwich in this annual round robin tournament where teams of 3 players play 2 frames back-to-back against their opposite number from each team.

After 9 rounds of hard match play snooker, the Vic Harris Snooker League successfully retained the title they won last year with 33 points, with Saffron Walden A Snooker finishing as runners up with 30 points.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Winners – Vic Harris Snooker League

 

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Runners Up (and out of focus) – Saffron Walden A

Adam Ingram, Tournament Secretary would like to thank Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre for providing the venue for the event, Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants for his continued sponsorship the tournament, and Pat Manley and Steve Stalley who did a superb job of keeping account of all the frames won and lost and ensuring the scoreboard was kept up to date.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament – Russell Huxter (15 out of 16 frames)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner – J Parkin 105 (Vic Harris)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Team Scores

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – High Breaks Leaderboard

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Player Scores

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 26 February 2017

The 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB1 3EW, on Sunday 26 February 2017.  The Club will be open from 10.00am to enable a prompt start at 10.30am.  Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support their respective leagues, the club has a comfortable bar with hot and cold food available during the day.

The snooker leagues confirmed as participating are Cambridge, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Ipswich, Norwich and defending champions Vic Harris.

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are once again entering both an A team and a B team.  The players representing the Saffron Walden A team are Jason Pegram, Adam Ingram and Russell Huxter.  The B team is Jonathan Wells, Rob Spackman and Sam Duce.  Good luck to both our teams!

The Prize Fund for this tournament is as follows;
Winning Team £90
Runners Up £45
Highest Break £20
Player Of The Tournament £20

For any queries concerning this tournament, please contact the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

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Email: contact@bushwoodaccountants.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1279 635511

 

Last 16 Round – Scratch Plus Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Plus Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

Last 16 Round – Scratch Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

Last 16 Round – The John Webb Plate

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the John Webb Plate [Handicap Singles Plate tournament] is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.