2016/17 League Season – Tournament Entry Form

Captains – Entries are now open for all tournaments for the new season, the Tournament Entry Form can be found be below.  Please include a contact number for all players being entered and also ensure that your players have read the Tournament Rules and can make all the dates set in the Season Calendar for the various semi-finals and finals.

Deadline for receipt of entries is Sunday 25 September 2016.

Tournament Entry Form http://form.jotformeu.com/form/42135584314350

Tournament Rules https://swdsl.co.uk/tournament-rules/

Season Calendar https://swdsl.co.uk/swdsl-season-calendar/

SWDSL 2016 AGM – Changes To League Rules

At the AGM in July 2016, the following Resolutions were voted upon and agreed by those league members who attended the meeting.  The League Rules document will be updated on the website to reflect these changes.  Please can all Captains make their players aware of these changes so there are no issues during the forthcoming league season, thanks.

1. Amendment to Rule 2 – Proposed by the Treasurer
OMIT ‘All fees due to the League must be paid by 31st December at the latest. Failure to do so will result in a £10 fine.
ADD ‘All league, tournament, sponsorship and any other fees payable to the League shall be due for payment no later than 30 days from the invoice date. At the discretion of the Treasurer, overdue invoices shall be subject to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, with interest being added at the Bank of England Base Rate + 8%.’ RESOLUTION CARRIED

2. Amendment to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee
ADD ‘Scratch Singles’ to the existing rule – ‘In order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the Scratch Plus Singles or President’s Cup Tournament’s, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.’
RESOLUTION CARRIED

3. Amendment to Rule 27 – Proposed by the Committee
OMIT ‘When assessing the handicap of a pair of players their combined handicaps are divided by two and rounded up to the nearest whole number.’
ADD ‘When assessing the handicap of a pair of players their combined handicaps are divided by two and rounded towards zero.’
RESOLUTION CARRIED

4. Amendment to Rule 28 – Proposed by the Committee
ADD ‘which shouldn’t be the same day of the week and only one date should be a weekend’ to the existing rule – ‘It is the responsibility of the home player to advise the away player of three dates when the home table is available to play the match…..’
RESOLUTION CARRIED [Post Meeting Note at the EGM dated 26.07.16, Rule 28 Amendment was withdrawn]

5. Add New Rule 11A – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘As a minimum for all league matches and tournaments, all Clubs should provide a snooker table that has been brushed and ideally ironed, together with a set of clean Aramith snooker balls’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

6. Add New Handicaps Rule 6 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘Any player not deemed by the Handicaps Committee to be on the correct handicap for their current ability may be subject to an exceptional manual handicap review at any point during the season. Such ad-hoc adjustments are to be agreed by the Committee’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

7. Add New Handicaps Rule 7 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘any player conceding a frame with sufficient points available shall not have that frame count towards their handicap (or that of their opponent), and one point will be deducted from their team’s accrued total to date’. RESOLUTION CARRIED

2016/17 League Season – League Officers and Committee Members

Further to the AGM held on Tuesday 5 July 2016, Cathy O’Neill was re-elected as Fixtures/Results Secretary and Stewart Hart was re-elected onto the Committee. The co-option of Simon Chapman as League Secretary was also approved. The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are also pleased to welcome on board Trevor Parsons as a new Committee Member.

For the 2016-17 League Season, the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League consists of the following Officers and Committee Members;

League Officers;
Life President – Dan Lewis
Chairman – Dan Lewis
League Secretary – Simon Chapman (Whittlesford)
Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville (Dunmow Club)
Fixtures / Results Secretary – Cathy O’Neill (BSRBL)
Tournament Secretary – Adam Ingram (JP’s Bandits)

Committee Members;
Stuart Turner – Assistant Tournament Secretary (Dunmow Club)
Stewart Hart (Saffron Snooker Spiders)
Steve Stalley (Saffron Snooker Flukes)
Richard Sewell (Widdington Warriors)
Stephen Burford (Takeley Chipmunks)
Phil Chapman (Whittlesford)
Trevor Parsons (Takeley Chipmunks)

It is important that any queries or issues are directed to the correct person. The main day-to-day work is generally undertaken by the Simon Chapman, Cathy O’Neill, Adam Ingram and Peter Saville whose roles and responsibilities are as follows;

League Secretary – Simon Chapman – please email swdsl@live.co.uk
All matters concerning the general running of the league on a day-to-day basis, any queries concerning league rules and regulations etc.

Fixtures / Results Secretary – Cathy O’Neill
Any queries in relation to league fixtures, league match results, player registrations and handicaps, cancellation and/or rearranging of league matches.  Collation of league results and production of league tables.

Tournament Secretary – Adam Ingram
All matters relating to all tournament and competition entries, results and draw sheets including the President’s Cup, Memorial Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge, Bishop’s Stortford Challenge and League Cup.  Adam is also our EASB tournaments liaison officer.

Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville
Any matters in relation to the finances of the league and the administration/content of the league website, facebook page or twitter account.

2016/17 League Season – Three Player/Four Player Fixtures and Handicaps

The 2016/17 League Fixtures for both the Three Player Division and Four Player Division have now been finalised and uploaded to the league website.  The Player Handicaps for the first half of the season will be uploaded shortly.

Should you have any queries with either the fixtures or handicaps then please contact the Fixtures/Results Secretary Cathy O’Neill in the first instance.

Outcome Of The Extraordinary General Meeting Held On Tuesday 26 July 2016

At the EGM on Tuesday 26 July 2016, the following matters were voted upon and agreed by the members present together with the online votes received prior to the meeting.

1. Newport Club’s late entry into the Three Player Division – accepted by majority vote
2. Three Player Division to comprise of 16 teams in 1 division – accepted by majority vote
3. Three Player Division to comprise of 8 teams in 2 divisions – rejected by majority vote
4. Amendment to Rule 28 voted upon at the AGM – accepted to withdraw the AGM amendment and stay with the original rule wording

NOTICE : Extraordinary General Meeting – Tuesday 26 July 2016 [Vote online here if you cannot attend]

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, however as the matter to be discussed concerns the Three Player Division, only those players registered to play in the Three Player Division shall be entitled to vote on the proposals below.

Prior to the date of the AGM, the Committee had received 15 team entries for the Three Player Division.  Post AGM, we received a late entry from a team that hadn’t been able to confirm their entry in time.  This raises several matters to be discussed at the EGM and to be voted upon as detailed below;

  1.  Do the league members wish to accept the late team entry into the Three Player Division for the 2016/17 League Season?                                                                                                                   
    Note:  Team entries were requested to be submitted by the date of the AGM.                   
    Accepting this team entry means that 16 teams will be registered in total.                                       
    If 16 teams are then registered for the Three Player Division, do the league members wish to have;
  2. 1 division of 16 teams which will result in a longer league season?
    or
  3. 2 divisions of 8 teams, with promotion and relegation between the divisions?                         
    Teams will play each other twice home and twice away like the Four Player Division.

Given the importance of the above for the Three Player Division, we hope that as many registered players (or at least a representative from every team) will make the effort to come along to this EGM so that a full and constructive discussion can take place, and a democratic vote on the future structure of the Three Player Division be taken.

If you are not able to attend but still wish to vote on the above, please click here to vote online.

Separate to the above, the Committee would like to withdraw a rule proposal put forward and agreed at the AGM;
Amendment to Rule 28 – Proposed by the Committee ADD ‘which shouldn’t be the same day of the week and only one date should be a weekend’ to the existing rule – ‘It is the responsibility of the home player to advise the away player of three dates when the home table is available to play the match…..’

Should you have any queries on the above prior to the EGM then please do not hesitate to contact the League Secretary.

2016/17 League Season – Please Submit Your Team & Player Registration Form

It’s that time of year again!  Reminder to all team Captains that the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League require your 2016/17 Team & Player Registration Form to be submitted and received by 5 July 2016.  The online form can be completed in a few minutes via the league website and automatically submits your entry to us so no scanning/emailing/posting required!

Click here to complete and submit your form now!

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville, many thanks.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 5 July 2016

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion on Tuesday 5 July 2016 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 7 June 2016.

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.

 

Updated: 2015/16 League Season – Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening With Joe Perry – Saturday 28 May 2016

Updated: 26 May 2016

The Committee are delighted to announce that World Snooker Professional Joe ‘The Gentleman’ Perry will be presenting the trophies at this year’s Finals / Presentation Evening at Saffron Snooker Club on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Joe has also kindly agreed to play four exhibition frames which will take place after the conclusion of the Scratch Final – these will be against the winners of three of the finals being held on the day, the Scratch Plus, the Handicap Singles and the Scratch Singles.  The player of the fourth frame will be chosen by Saffron Snooker Club.

Currently ranked number 11 in the world, Joe is a local player based in Cambridge and is the 2015 Players Champion.

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A buffet will be available for those attending Finals/Trophy Presentation Evening from around 8pm, and the trophy presentations will take place following the conclusion of the finals (for those just coming to collect a trophy, this will not be before 8.30pm).

The running order is as follows;

3pm: The John Webb Plate (best of 5 frames) 3-0 Leon Mosjeko v Stephen Burford
[Referee: Mick Speed]

3pm: Handicap Singles Final (best of 5 frames) – Spencer Hewitt 3-2 Mark Patmore
[Referee: Dan Lewis]

6pm: Scratch Plus Final (best of 5 frames) – Richard Kidman 2-3 Nick Selvey
[Referee: Mick Speed]

6pm: Scratch Singles Final (best of 7 frames) – Jason Pegram 4-0 Russell Huxter
[Referee: Dan Lewis]

Following the conclusion of the Scratch Singles Final: Exhibition Frames with Joe Perry

Not before 8.30pm: Trophy Presentations with Joe Perry

We hope that you will come along and join us for what will be a memorable evening and fitting finale to the 2015/16 league season.  The Committee would like to thank Steve Bothwell of Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd for sponsoring the evening and helping to secure the services of Joe.

Saffron Walden Retain Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Title

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge took place at the Old Harlow War Memorial Institute Club on Sunday 10 April 2016.  The event contested between the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League and the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker league, each represented by six league players.  Each teams comprised of three players handicapped between -10 and -1 and three players between scratch and +10.

After last year’s one sided event, this year’s was competitive throughout.  After the first two rounds of play, little separated the sides with only a few frames between the teams.  Going into the final crucial round of matches, Saffron Walden held a four frame advantage (20-16).  The minus handicapped players would now play a plus player on the opposing team, everything was up for grabs.  After a great day of snooker enjoyed by all, the improving Saffron Walden team played a solid final round winning 8 of the 12 frames to win the tournament by 28 frames to 20.

2016 BS Challenge Winners – Saffron Walden Left to right: Simon Chapman, Phil Chapman, Aaron Gibson, Bob Burling, John Manley and David Tedman.

Saffron Walden team & frames won:
Bob Burling                 4/8
John Manley                5/8
Aaron Gibson              4/8
David Tedman             5/8
Simon Chapman         5/8
Phil Chapman (Capt)  5/8

The Committee of the SWDSL would like to thank the Old Harlow War Memorial Institute Club for once again providing the venue for this event, the players who represented the Saffron Walden league, and finally the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League who played their part in a good competitive match and for running the event as the home team this year.

EASB English Amateur Snooker Championship – 100th Anniversary @TheEASB

This season is the 100th Anniversary of the EASB English Amateur Snooker Championship.  First held in 1916, it is the most prestigious and longest running amateur snooker championship in the world with a list of previous winners that reads like a who’s who of snooker history.

Five winners of the tournament later went on to become world champions including John Pulman, Ray Reardon, John Spencer, Terry Griffiths and Stuart Bingham.  A further three losing finalists, Joe Johnson, John Parrott and Ronnie O’Sullivan, would all also go on to become future World Champions.

Wikipedia: English Amateur Snooker Championship

The Final will be played on Sunday 10th April 2016 between Wayne Townsend and Jamie Bodle. The EASB promotional video below tells the story…

2016 Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 10 April 2016

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge tournament is being held at Old Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 10 April 2016.

As previous years, both the DMC Leisure 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.  This year the Saffron Walden League will be represented by Bob Burling, John Manley, Aaron Gibson, David Tedman, Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman [Captain].  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.

2015/16 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 28 May 2016.
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 8 May 2016.

Many thanks.

2015/16 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 – Tuesday 5 April 2016 at Whittlesford SC
Leon Mosjeko 3-2 Adam Ingram
Referee/Scorer: Simon Chapman

SF2 – Tuesday 5 April 2016 at Whittlesford SC
Jonathan Wells 0-3 Stephen Burford
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman

Final – Saturday 28 May 2016, 3pm start at Saffron Snooker Club
Leon Mosjeko v Stephen Burford
Referee: Mick Speed / Scorer: tba

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Tuesday 12 April 2016 at Dunmow Club
Stalley/Winter +3 1-2 Bull/Parsons +1
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Tuesday 12 April 2016 at Saffron Snooker Club
Pegram/Edmonston -53 0-2 Corbishley/Rose +28
Referee: Pat Manley / Scorer: Stephen Burford

Final – Tuesday 17 May 2016 at Takeley SSC
Bull/Parsons +1 2-3 Corbishley/Rose +28
Referee: Stephen Burford  / Scorer: Mike Pearce

Handicap Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 19 April 2016 at Takeley SSC
Spencer Hewitt 3-2 Tom Sawyer
Referee: Stephen Burford / Scorer: Trevor Parsons

SF2 – Monday 23 May 2016 at Whittlesford SC
Mark Patmore 3-0 Bill Pulham
Referee: Dan Lewis / Scorer: Simon Chapman

Final – Saturday 28 May 2016, 3pm at Saffron Snooker Club
Spencer Hewitt v Mark Patmore
Referee/Scorer: Dan Lewis

Scratch Plus Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 26 April 2016 at Birchanger SSC
Leon Mosjeko 1-3 Richard Kidman
Referee: Pat Manley / Scorer: Steve Stalley

SF2 – Tuesday 26 April 2016 at Takeley SSC
Peter Saville 2-3 Nick Selvey
Referee: Steve Burford / Scorer: Trevor Parsons

Final – Saturday 28 May 2016, 6pm at Saffron Snooker Club
Richard Kidman v Nick Selvey
Referee: Mick Speed / Scorer: tba

Scratch Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 3 May 2016 at Dunmow Club
Jason Pegram 3-1 Jonathan Wells

Referee: Stuart Turner / Scorer: Stewart Hart

SF2 – Tuesday 3 May 2016 at Takeley SSC
Russell Huxter 3-1 Adam Ingram
Referee: Bob Lovell / Scorer: Stephen Burford

Final – Saturday 28 May 2016, 6pm start at Saffron Snooker Club
Jason Pegram v Russell Huxter
Referee: Dan Lewis / Scorer: Stuart Turner

League Cup
SF1 – Monday 9 May 2016 at Bishop’s Stortford SC
Takeley Chipmunks 1-3 Widdington
Referee: Bob Lovell / Scorer: Mick Speed

SF2 – Monday 9 May 2016 at Dunmow Club
Burnt Mill Bandits 2-3 SSC Spiders
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

Final – Monday 16 May 2016 at Whittlesford SC
Widdington 3-1 SSC Spiders
Referee: Dan Lewis / Scorer: Phil Chapman