The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Tees Law was held at Old Harlow War Memorial Club on Sunday 14 April 2013.
This year, both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League each entered a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10. Saffron Walden was represented by Sam Duce, Kevin Starr (Captain), Peter Saville, Mark Halls, Phil Chapman and John Jay. In each round, the minus players played two frames against each other and the plus players did the same. Following the three rounds, a fourth round took place which mixed up the order with the minus players taking on the plus players.
BS raced into an early lead after two rounds and whilst SW started to win more frames in rounds three and four, the damage had been done early on and BS ran out worthy winners securing the title 31-17. Player of the Tournament was Matt Gardiner, representing BS who won 7 out of 8 frames.
Bishops Stortford players:-
Kevin Goodenough won 6/8, Nobby Clarke won 6/8, Mick Westby won 4/8, Daniel Brace won 5/8, Matt Gardiner won 7/8 and Alex Dellow won 3/8.
Saffron Walden players:-
Sam Duce won 5/8, Kevin Starr won 4/8, Peter Saville won 3/8, Mark Halls won 1/8, John Jay won 1/8 and Phil Chapman won 3/8.
The Committee of the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League would like to take this opportunity to thank Marc Ridout and Malcolm Springham for organising and running the tournament which was played with a competitive but friendly spirit. Thanks also to Keith Brown of Old Harlow War Memorial Club for allowing us to use the snooker tables for this tournament and for laying on a buffet feast which was enjoyed by all the players, and finally many thanks to our tournament sponsors, Tees Law.
Link to sponsors website : http://www.teeslaw.co.uk