League Cup – Last 16 Round [w/c 14 February ’22]

The League Cup Drawsheet for the Last 16 Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 14 February 2022.  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.  The Quarter Finals will be played w/c 28 March 2022.  The drawsheet will be updated after the Last 16 Round.

Please could all home Captains remember to post the match result card on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group.

To view the drawsheet click here.

Last 16 Round – Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus SIngles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2022 and played by 28 February 2022.

Please could the winner of each match report the result on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group or directly to the Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner on 07879-463089 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 Stuart Turner.

2021/22 League Season – 2nd Half Restart COVID Measures

Last Updated : 9 January 2022 (this post may be updated regularly to reflect any changes in guidance by the UK Government, the English Partnership for Snooker & Billiards [EPSB] or the SWDSL Committee).

Following the recent increase in COVID cases due to the latest variant and increased mixing over the festive period, the SWDSL Committee recommend that the following measures are undertaken to help keep our members safe whilst taking part in league matches. These measures are recommended and advisory but we hope that all league members will adhere to them to help keep themselves and those attending safe.

  1. The NHS recommend that individuals should undertake a lateral flow test before mixing with people in crowed indoor places. Many of you will probably be undertaking testing regularly for work but if not you may wish to consider undertaking a test before taking part in league activities particularly if you are experiencing any of the COVID symptoms.
  2. Face coverings should be worn when arriving at the host venue until players are in position where the match is taking place, and follow the same procedure when leaving the venue. If social distancing cannot be adequately accommodated at the host venue due to its size or layout, we recommend that when not playing, all those attending the match including any spectators wear face coverings.
  3. When refereeing, we recommend that the referee wears a face covering as during a frame they will no doubt come into close contact with the players.
  4. Should anyone attending a match receive a positive COVID test with 24-48 hours thereafter, please advise your Captain so they can out of courtesy advise your team mates and the opposing Captain that they may wish to take a lateral flow test as a precaution.
  5. All players and spectators to strictly adhere to any specific COVID measures that may be in place at the host venue that they are attending, i.e. hand sanitising, social distancing, one way systems etc.

In addition to the above measures, the Committee have agreed that all league matches in the Second Half of the 2021/22 League Season can be played with one player short without any penalty being applied. Please refer to the specific league rules for each discipline with regards to the mechanics of the playing order etc. This is to help those teams who may have players self-isolating having to cancel matches and potentially causing a backlog of fixtures.

We trust that all our members will find the above to be a sensible approach to help ensure everyone’s safety during the current conditions. Should you wish to discuss further then please do not hesitate to contact the League Secretary, Simon Chapman via email swdsl@live.co.uk.

2022 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 January 2022

The 2022 President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 30 January 2022 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club. Registration is by payment in advance by Sunday 23 January 2022, the £10 entry fee includes your table light all day.

The draw for the tournament will be made in advance of the day and the first round of matches will take part on a staggered start basis.  Players will be advised in advance of the approximate time that they need to arrive at JP’s.  The initial 5 matches will start at 10am.  All rounds of the tournament are best of three frames including the final.   All matches are to be 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.

The £240 Prize Fund* will be split as follows;
Winner: £120 [50%]
Runner Up: £60 [25%]
Losing Semi-Finalists: £30 [12.5% each]

*based upon 24 entrants, final prize fund allocation to be adjusted pro-rata should not all places be filled. Minimum 16 entrants required for the tournament to be held.

Trophies for the Winner and Runner Up will be presented at the Finals / Trophy Presentation evening in May.

Entry will be limited to 24 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.  Entries open on Sunday 2 January 2022 at 10am and will close on midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022.  No entries will be accepted either before or after the above dates and any invalid entry monies received will be refunded.  Should we receive more than 24 entrants, we will add the names to the reserve list and contact players in order prior to the day should anyone who has paid drop out.  If your entry is surplus to the 24 confirmed entrants following the draw being undertaken your entry fee will be refunded.  In all other circumstances entry fees are non-refundable. 

Venue: JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Date: Sunday 30 January 2022
Club opens from: 9.30am
First 5 matches start: 10am
Matches 6-10 start approx: 11.30am, players to arrive by 11.00am in case previous matches complete early
Matches 11-16 onwards start approx: 1pm, players to arrive by 12.30pm ditto above

Due to the tournament being limited to 24 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the £10 entry fee via the payment link posted on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group or by requesting the payment link via email swdsl@live.co.uk.  When making your payment please use your name as the payment reference.

You can pay for 1 other player only at the time of your own entry – please email swdsl@live.co.uk to let us know who you have paid for.

Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added this webpage below as entries are received.

All entrants to confirm on the day that they have undertaken a lateral flow test within the last 24 hours and have tested negative.

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.

16.01.22 – Confirmed Entrants

  1. Leon Mozejko
  2. Jamie Sanderson
  3. Paul Hodgskin
  4. Phil Chapman
  5. Sam Duce
  6. Aaron Gibson
  7. Bill Clenshaw

League Cup – Last 16 Round [w/c 13 Dec ’21]

UPDATE: Thursday 9 December 2021

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The League Cup Drawsheet for the Last 16 Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 13 December 2021.  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.  The Quarter Finals will be played w/c 28 March 2022.  The drawsheet will be updated after the Last 16 Round.

Please could all home Captains remember to post the match result card on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group.

To view the drawsheet click here.

Submitting Your Match Result

Now we are back playing league snooker again in both divisions, just a reminder to all Captains that the Result Card needs to be posted by the HOME CAPTAIN on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group within 48 hours of the match taking place. We have been lenient in the first couple of matches whilst we we get back in the swing of playing etc but thereafter from 1 November in accordance with league rules, one point will be deducted from the Home team’s accrued points total to date should Results Cards not be posted in time. These are needed so the League Tables and Handicaps can be kept up to date. For those Captains who don’t use WhatsApp or don’t have access to their phone on the night of the match, any member of either the home or away team can post the results card on the WhatsApp Group or can email a pdf copy or photo to swdsl@live.co.uk.

With regards to the Results Cards, historically these used to be professionally printed for us on card and then Captains would post them each week via snail mail to the Fixtures / Results Secretary. We have now used up all of our old stock of these cards and as results are now posted via the WhatsApp Group, should you need to, copies can be printed directly from the website under the FORMS section. Click here also to print/download the Results Card.

Last 64 / Last 32 Rounds: Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 64/32 Rounds of the Handicap Singles and Last 32 Round of the Handicap Doubles are now available to view on the league website.

Please note that the Last 32 matches of the Handicap Singles and Doubles are to be arranged by 14 November 2021 and played by 28 November 2021.

Opponent contact numbers and the combined doubles handicaps can be found on the Player Contacts List in the Tournaments menu. 

Please could the winner of each match either report the result to the Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner on 07879 463089 or post on the SWDSL Results/Info WhatsApp Group within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheets to be updated for the next round.  Following the completion of each round, the next round will be randomly drawn.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our two tournament sponsors, Mullucks Wells and The Fleur De Lys at Widdington.

It is preferable that the home player(s) will make initial contact with the availability of their own home table giving at least three dates to their opponent(s).  Please remember that it is the responsibility of both players/doubles pairings to contact each other to arrange their matches.  

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact Stuart Turner. 

2021/22 League Season – Fixtures & First Half Player Handicaps

The 2021/22 League Fixtures for both the Three Player Division and Four Player Division have now been finalised and uploaded to the website.  The Player Handicaps for the first half of the season have also been uploaded.

The Three Player Division commences Monday 11 October 2021.

The Four Player Division commences Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Should you have any queries with either the fixtures or handicaps then please contact the Fixtures/Results Secretary Aaron Gibson in the first instance via email swdsl@live.co.uk.

2021/22 League Season – Tournament Entry Form

Captains – Entries are now open for all tournaments for the new season, the Tournament Entry Form can be found below.  Please submit one form per league team.

Tournament Entry Fees – Handicap Singles / Handicap Doubles / Scratch Singles / Scratch Plus Singles : free for the 2021/22 League Season.

Please include a contact number for all players being entered and also ensure that your players have read and understand the Tournament Rules.

The dates for the semi-finals and finals will be confirmed prior to the first round of matches being played.  Please withdraw from the tournament prior to playing your first round if you are not available for these dates.

Deadline for receipt of entries is Sunday 10 October 2021 and the draws will take place during the following week.

Tournament Rules – Click Here To View 

Tournament Entry Form – Click Here To Enter Your Players!