‘Young Gun’ Jack Hayley Wins The 2019 President’s Cup!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 24 March 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a field of 17 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Both Jack and Bill showed great consistency during the tournament and it was no surprise that the two JP’s Snooker & Pool Club team mates found themselves squaring up against one another in the final.  With Bill having gone 1-0 up and only needing the blue in the second frame to win 2-0, Jack held his nerve and cleared blue to black to level at 1-1.  Nerves were apparent from both players in the third frame, but it was Jack that composed himself first to close out the frame and take the title 2-1.  He received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2020 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 13 January 2020.  Bill received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, each received £10.

Final:
Jack Hayley 2-1 Bill Clenshaw

2019 President’s Cup finalists Bill Clenshaw (left) and Jack Hayley (right) with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

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.  8 players entered and it was Dave Spackman and Adam Ingram who got through to the final with Dave closing the match out 2-0.  It could have so easily been a Father v Son final had Rob beat Adam in their semi-final clash.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Dave Spackman 1-0 Peter Saville
Rob Spackman 0-1 Adam Ingram

Plate Final:
Dave Spackman 2-0 Adam Ingram

2019 President’s Cup Plate Winner Dave Spackman with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

JP’s Snooker & Pool Club Bandits Captain Adam Ingram’s break of 91 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  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 real ale, lager, bottles of red and white wine, a bottle of gin, bottles 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 Stuart Turner and Dan Lewis for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly and for refereeing the two finals.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 91
Jamie Sanderson 57
Jack Hayley 37
Bill Clenshaw 33, 29, 27
Andrew Green 30

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