SWDSL Newsletter – April 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

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.

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 : https://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.