2022 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 January 2022

The 2022 President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 30 January 2022 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club. Registration is by payment in advance by Sunday 23 January 2022, the £10 entry fee includes your table light all day.

The draw for the tournament will be made in advance of the day and the first round of matches will take part on a staggered start basis.  Players will be advised in advance of the approximate time that they need to arrive at JP’s.  The initial 5 matches will start at 10am.  All rounds of the tournament are best of three frames including the final.   All matches are to be played off of second half league handicaps.

In accordance with League Rule 27, in order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the President’s Cup Tournament, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.

The £240 Prize Fund* will be split as follows;
Winner: £120 [50%]
Runner Up: £60 [25%]
Losing Semi-Finalists: £30 [12.5% each]

*based upon 24 entrants, final prize fund allocation to be adjusted pro-rata should not all places be filled. Minimum 16 entrants required for the tournament to be held.

Trophies for the Winner and Runner Up will be presented at the Finals / Trophy Presentation evening in May.

Entry will be limited to 24 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.  Entries open on Sunday 2 January 2022 at 10am and will close on midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022.  No entries will be accepted either before or after the above dates and any invalid entry monies received will be refunded.  Should we receive more than 24 entrants, we will add the names to the reserve list and contact players in order prior to the day should anyone who has paid drop out.  If your entry is surplus to the 24 confirmed entrants following the draw being undertaken your entry fee will be refunded.  In all other circumstances entry fees are non-refundable. 

Venue: JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Date: Sunday 30 January 2022
Club opens from: 9.30am
First 5 matches start: 10am
Matches 6-10 start approx: 11.30am, players to arrive by 11.00am in case previous matches complete early
Matches 11-16 onwards start approx: 1pm, players to arrive by 12.30pm ditto above

Due to the tournament being limited to 24 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the £10 entry fee via the payment link posted on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group or by requesting the payment link via email swdsl@live.co.uk.  When making your payment please use your name as the payment reference.

You can pay for 1 other player only at the time of your own entry – please email swdsl@live.co.uk to let us know who you have paid for.

Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added this webpage below as entries are received.

All entrants to confirm on the day that they have undertaken a lateral flow test within the last 24 hours and have tested negative.

It would be appreciated if all clubs and team captains could encourage as many of their players to enter and help make this year another successful tournament.

16.01.22 – Confirmed Entrants

  1. Leon Mozejko
  2. Jamie Sanderson
  3. Paul Hodgskin
  4. Phil Chapman
  5. Sam Duce
  6. Aaron Gibson
  7. Bill Clenshaw

League Cup – Last 16 Round [w/c 13 Dec ’21]

UPDATE: Thursday 9 December 2021

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The League Cup Drawsheet for the Last 16 Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 13 December 2021.  All matches are to be played on the home team’s usual home league night and must be played during the scheduled league cup week or the team cancelling will forfeit the match.  The Quarter Finals will be played w/c 28 March 2022.  The drawsheet will be updated after the Last 16 Round.

Please could all home Captains remember to post the match result card on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group.

To view the drawsheet click here.

Submitting Your Match Result

Now we are back playing league snooker again in both divisions, just a reminder to all Captains that the Result Card needs to be posted by the HOME CAPTAIN on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group within 48 hours of the match taking place. We have been lenient in the first couple of matches whilst we we get back in the swing of playing etc but thereafter from 1 November in accordance with league rules, one point will be deducted from the Home team’s accrued points total to date should Results Cards not be posted in time. These are needed so the League Tables and Handicaps can be kept up to date. For those Captains who don’t use WhatsApp or don’t have access to their phone on the night of the match, any member of either the home or away team can post the results card on the WhatsApp Group or can email a pdf copy or photo to swdsl@live.co.uk.

With regards to the Results Cards, historically these used to be professionally printed for us on card and then Captains would post them each week via snail mail to the Fixtures / Results Secretary. We have now used up all of our old stock of these cards and as results are now posted via the WhatsApp Group, should you need to, copies can be printed directly from the website under the FORMS section. Click here also to print/download the Results Card.

Last 64 / Last 32 Rounds: Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 64/32 Rounds of the Handicap Singles and Last 32 Round of the Handicap Doubles are now available to view on the league website.

Please note that the Last 32 matches of the Handicap Singles and Doubles are to be arranged by 14 November 2021 and played by 28 November 2021.

Opponent contact numbers and the combined doubles handicaps can be found on the Player Contacts List in the Tournaments menu. 

Please could the winner of each match either report the result to the Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner on 07879 463089 or post on the SWDSL Results/Info WhatsApp Group within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheets to be updated for the next round.  Following the completion of each round, the next round will be randomly drawn.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our two tournament sponsors, Mullucks Wells and The Fleur De Lys at Widdington.

It is preferable that the home player(s) will make initial contact with the availability of their own home table giving at least three dates to their opponent(s).  Please remember that it is the responsibility of both players/doubles pairings to contact each other to arrange their matches.  

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact Stuart Turner. 

2021/22 League Season – Fixtures & First Half Player Handicaps

The 2021/22 League Fixtures for both the Three Player Division and Four Player Division have now been finalised and uploaded to the website.  The Player Handicaps for the first half of the season have also been uploaded.

The Three Player Division commences Monday 11 October 2021.

The Four Player Division commences Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Should you have any queries with either the fixtures or handicaps then please contact the Fixtures/Results Secretary Aaron Gibson in the first instance via email swdsl@live.co.uk.

2021/22 League Season – Tournament Entry Form

Captains – Entries are now open for all tournaments for the new season, the Tournament Entry Form can be found below.  Please submit one form per league team.

Tournament Entry Fees – Handicap Singles / Handicap Doubles / Scratch Singles / Scratch Plus Singles : free for the 2021/22 League Season.

Please include a contact number for all players being entered and also ensure that your players have read and understand the Tournament Rules.

The dates for the semi-finals and finals will be confirmed prior to the first round of matches being played.  Please withdraw from the tournament prior to playing your first round if you are not available for these dates.

Deadline for receipt of entries is Sunday 10 October 2021 and the draws will take place during the following week.

Tournament Rules – Click Here To View 

Tournament Entry Form – Click Here To Enter Your Players!

WPBSA Official Rules Of Snooker Updated

All players should be aware that the WPBSA [World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association] have this month updated the Official Rules of Snooker, please click here (opens in a new window) to view the latest Snooker Rule Book dated 15 July 2021 direct from the WPBSA website.

To view the original post on the WPBSA website, please click here

To view an explanation of the Rule Changes, please click here.

A brief summary of the rule changes is provided below:

UPDATES TO THE RULES OF SNOOKER – 15 July 2021

Page 13, Section 2 Rule 14.
The definition of “Forced off the Table” has changed.

Page 20, Section 3 Rule 4(a) – replace “infringement” with “foul”.
Was: When Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, the first pot or
infringement ends the frame excepting only if the following conditions
both apply:
Now: When Black is the only object ball remaining on the table, the first pot or
foul ends the frame excepting only if the following conditions both apply:

Page 25, Section 3 Rule 10(c) – add “or a penalty”
Was: If a foul is neither awarded by the referee, nor successfully claimed by the
non-striker before the next stroke is made, it is condoned.
Now: If a foul or a penalty is neither awarded by the referee, nor successfully
claimed by the non-striker before the next stroke is made, it is condoned.

Page 32, Section 3 Rule 16.
The Rule “Ball Intentionally Moved” has changed.

REGISTER TO ATTEND : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6 July 2021

For those that wish to attend the Annual General Meeting of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League, due to the social restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our members, this will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 7.45pm.  All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should attend with at least one representative.

In order to join the meeting, please either click the link on the SWDSL WhatsApp Group or email your name and Team to swdsl@live.co.uk from the email address associated with your Zoom account no later than 6pm on Tuesday 6 July 2021.  An invitation will then be sent out to you via email allowing you to join.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  A copy of the Agenda and Minutes of the Previous AGM will be available on the website prior to the meeting commencing.

To view the AGM Agenda click here

To view the Minutes of the 2019 AGM click here

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 6 July 2021

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held either on Zoom or at a League Venue (to be confirmed) on Tuesday 6 July 2021 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 8 June 2021.

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.

2021/22 League Season – Please Submit Your Team & Player Registration Form

All Team Captains, it’s that time of year again!

Ahead of the AGM on Tuesday 6 July 2021, the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League requires your 2021/22 Team & Player Registration Form to be submitted to us no later than Sunday 4 July 2021.  

As part of the SWDSL Restart Plan, no Team & Player registration fees or league fees shall be payable for the 2021/22 League Season to encourage as many players to pick up their cues and start playing snooker again!

The online registration form can be completed in a few minutes via the league website or the link below and automatically submits your entry to us.  In order to complete it you will need to have a mobile number and email address for each of the players that you wish to register.  Registered players will also prior to the start of the new season be added to our WhatsApp Group which many members find a useful way to keep up to date with league results and news.

Click here to complete and submit your form now!

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact either Peter Saville (Treasurer/Website Administrator) or Simon Chapman (League Secretary) in the first instance, many thanks.

Teams Registrations received as at 22.06.21;

Three Player Division

  • SSC Swifts
  • Dunmow Club
  • BS Golf Club
  • JPs Outlaws
  • JPs Bounty Hunters
  • Stansted Social Club
  • Whittlesford Wonders
  • SSC Spiders
  • Newport Club

Four Player Division

  • Takeley Chipmunks
  • SSC Ex Cons
  • Newport C
  • Widdington Warriors
  • SSC Flukes
  • Newport A