Whittlesford Brother’s Phil & Simon Take The Titles At The 2018 President’s Cup

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 29 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Bradley Parradine 2-1 Sam Duce
Adam Ingram 0-2 Phil Chapman
Jeremy Dyer 0-2 Bill Clenshaw
Andrew Green 2-0 Leon Mozjeko

Semi Finals:
Bradley Parradine 0-2 Phil Chapman
Bill Clenshaw 2-1 Andrew Green

Both Phil and Bill showed great consistency during the tournament and with Bill having gone 1-0 up, Phil dug deep to level at 1-1.  Phil used all his experience though to close out a close final frame and take the title 2-1.  Phil received the £70 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2019 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Bill received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Andrew Green and Bradley Parradine each received £10.

Phil Chapman 2-1 Bill Clenshaw

Phil Chapman and Bill Clenshaw shake hands before starting the 2018 President’s Cup final

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.  12 players entered and it was Whittlesford team mates Simon Chapman and veteran player Bob Fox who got through to the final.  Simon won the final 2-0.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Bob Fox 1-0 Stewart Hart
Simon Chapman v John Manley

Plate Final:
Simon Chapman 2-0 Bob Fox

Whittlesford team mates Bob Fox and Simon Chapman are all smiles before their best-of-three-frames President’s Cup Plate final

JP’s Snooker & Pool Club junior player 14 year old Jack Hayley’s break of 71 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  Jack has impressed a lot of  league players this year with his rapid improvement and cool temperament and is certainly a player to watch for the future playing now off a handicap of -15.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 cases of Foster’s, Guinness, Stella Artois, Doom Bar together with bottles of red and white wine, a bottle of vodka, a bottle of prosecco, a selection of Easter eggs and boxes of chocolates.

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 and Des Cooper for preparing the tables, and Stewart Hart and Peter Saville for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Jack Hayley 71
Adam Ingram 60
Rob Spackman 59
Ian Croxford 56
Cliff Emery 33

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