2014/15 League Season – Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening – Saturday 30 May 2015

Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening – Saturday 30 May 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club

Handicap Singles Final, 6.30pm start [best-of-5]
Mark Halls 3-1 Kevin Starr

Scratch Singles Final, 6.30pm start [best-of-7]
Jason Pegram w/o Mickey Cushion

A buffet will be available for those attending Finals/Trophy Presentation Evening from around 8pm, and the trophy presentations will take place following the conclusion of the Scratch Singles Final (for those just coming to collect a trophy, this will not be before 8.30pm).

Please note that any trophies that are not collected on the night will be recycled to use in future seasons, so if you cannot make it please ask someone to collect your trophy on your behalf.

NOTICE : Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 7 July 2015

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 7 July 2015 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 9 June 2015.

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.

 

2014/15 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals / Finals

To all those players that have made it through to the latter stages of a league tournament…congratulations!

The dates for all Semi Finals and Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and were 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. Results will be added as matches are played.

Please remember that a dress code applies to all Finals which is trousers, smart polo shirt or shirt (single colour), and shoes, NO jeans, trainers, t-shirts, tracksuits. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in the match being conceded.

The start time for all Semi-Finals and Finals is 7.30pm unless detailed otherwise.
As per League Rule 28 – For semi finals and finals, where a referee has been appointed and a start time for the match set, if a team, pair or player are not at the match table ready to start at the set time then a frame shall be conceded from the offending player.  If after 15 minutes, play is still not underway, a further frame shall be conceded.  The match shall be conceded 30 minutes after the start time set, regardless of the number of frames outstanding.  The enforcement of this rule is at the discretion of the referee and the non
-offending player(s)/Team Captain.

League Cup
SF1 – Monday 11 May 2015 [Birchanger Sports & Social Club]
BSSC 1-3 Whittlesford Specials
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford

SF2 – Monday 11 May 2015 [Whittlesford Social Club]
Stansted Highwaymen 3-2 SSC Flukes
Referee: Danielle Findlay
Scorer: Dan Lewis

Final – Wednesday 13 May 2015 [Dunmow Club]
Whittlesford Specials 3-2 Stansted Highwayman
Referee: Stuart Turner
Scorer: Stephen Burford

Handicap Singles
Tuesday 26 May 2015 [Saffron Snooker Club]
SF1 – Richard Kidman 2-3 Mark Halls
SF2 – Shaun Hunt 1-3 Kevin Starr

Final – Saturday 30 May 2015, 6.30pm [Saffron Snooker Club]
Mark Halls 3-1 Kevin Starr
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Bull/Parsons w/o Selvey/Kenny

SF2 – Wednesday 20 May 2015 [Takeley Sports & Social Club]
Ingram/Wells 2-0 Kidman/Hunt
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford

Final – Wednesday 27 May 2015 [Dunmow Club]
Bull/Parsons 2-3 Ingram/Wells
Referee: Stuart Turner
Scorer: Stewart Hart

Scratch Plus Singles
SF1 – Monday 18 May 2015 [Birchanger Sports & Social Club]
Mark Patmore 0-3 Andy Webb
Referee: Steve Stalley
Scorer: Pat Manley

SF2 – Monday 18 May 2015 [Whittlesford Social Club]
Adrian Shoebridge 2-3 Jack Squires
Referee: Danielle Findlay
Scorer: Dan Lewis

Final – Saturday 30 May 2015, 6.30pm start [Saffron Snooker Club]
Squires w/o Webb [19.05.15 – A Webb withdrew from tournament]

Scratch Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 19 May 2015 [Takeley Sports & Social Club]
Mickey Cushion 3-0 Sam Duce
Referee: Bob Lovell
Scorer: Mick Speed

SF2 – Tuesday 19 May 2015 [Dunmow Club]
Jason Pegram 3-1 Adam Ingram
Referee: Stuart Turner
Scorer: Stephen Burford

Final – Saturday 30 May 2015, 6.30pm start [Saffron Snooker Club]
Jason Pegram w/o Mickey Cushion [30.05.15 – M Cushion withdrew from tournament]
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart

SWDSL Newsletter – April 2015

SWDSL Newsletter – April 2015

League
In the Three Player Division, congratulations to Newport Club who have won the Three Player Division title with two matches to spare.  All eyes are now on which team can find a final push to finish as Runners Up.  Currently Saffron Snooker Pockets A and Birchanger Social Club are both tied on 81 points, with Stansted Social Bandits 2 points behind them both on 79.  All 3 teams have 3 matches left to play.     Congratulations to Adam Ingram [Stansted SC Bandits] who is the new leader of the division highest break with a superb 118.

In the Four Player Division, Newport B lead the division by 9 points with 3 matches left to play.  Saffron Snooker Flukes are in second place, 3 points ahead of Takeley Chipmunks in third place.
Congratulations to Nick Selvey [Saffron Ex Cons] who is the new leader of the division highest break with 39.

Tournaments
The Quarter Finals Rounds of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles are now in progress. The updated drawsheets are on the league website.  Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 April 2015 and played by 28 April 2015. 

The Semi Finals Rounds of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are due to be played during May.  Neutral table venues are currently being finalised and will be announced in due course.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015
Congratulations to Norwich Snooker League who secured a hat trick of titles.
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 29 March 2015
Awesome Saffron Walden won the 2015 BS Challenge Tournament 36 frames to 12.
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Player Of The Year / Achievement Award Nominations
The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following annual awards which will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 30 May 2015.
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 email swdsl@live.co.uk with your nominations and a brief reasoning as to your choice;

a nomination for the Player Of The Season will probably reflect a player who has a either a high or consistent win ratio in league matches during the season, and/or reached the quarter finals stage or beyond in the league tournaments which may include the one day tournaments.

a nomination for the Achievement Award is for an outstanding snooker achievement by a individual player or team during the season either in one frame or over a period of time, ie a player may win 10 straight frames in a row or may have knocked in his/her highest league break etc.

All entries received by the Committee will be considered on their individual merit prior to a final decision being made, and please remember that you cannot vote for yourself!

All entries must be received no later than Sunday 3 May 2015.

And Finally…
Snooker Rules Refresher / Referees Seminar – Sunday 1 March 2015
Congratulations to Danielle Findlay who successfully passed her EASB Grade 3 Referees examination under the strict observation of Daniel Lewis.

Quarter Finals Round : Scratch Singles / Scratch Plus Singles

The drawsheets for the Quarter Finals Round of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles have been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 April 2015 and played by 28 April 2015.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the Semi Finals.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

 

Awesome Walden Win 2015 BS Challenge title

The 9th Annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by AJ Electrical was held at Old Harlow War Memorial Club on Sunday 29 March 2015.

The format as previous seasons consists of both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League each entering a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  Saffron Walden was represented by Andrew Green, John Manley, Aaron Gibson, Peter Saville (Captain), Mark Patmore and Phil Chapman.  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.

Walden raced into an early lead winning the first two rounds 11-1 and 9-3 respectively, to lead 20-4 overall.  With the damage done, Walden secured the title in round three with a 7-5 round win to take a 27-9 overall lead.  Round four was a formality but Walden continued their excellent form on the day to win it 9-3 and to finish with an aggregate score of 36-12 for the tournament.

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Player of the Tournament was Peter Saville who won 7 out of 8 frames and also had the highest break on the day of 34.

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Saffron Walden players:-
Peter Saville won 7/8
John Manley won 7/8
Andrew Green won 6/8
Aaron Gibson won 6/8
Mark Patmore won 5/3
Phil Chapman won 5/3

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 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, AJ Electrical.

Harrow Inter-League Tournament – Saffron Walden Bow Out In Semi-Finals

Following a great run, our SWDSL team bowed out of the tournament in their Semi Final match against Harrow ‘A’ 7-5.

With the match at 7-3 and only 2 frames remaining, having had a 3 hour drive to attend the match, Dunmow Club’s Stuart Turner was hoping to restore some pride for the league by playing against Harrow’s last player, none other than the 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan.  Unfortunately for Stuart, the tables were quickly cleared and the match balls were put away…seems Patsy was running scared!

5 times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan and 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan

5 times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan

Danielle Makes The Grade!

Congratulations to Sawton Jet’s Danielle Findlay who recently passed the EASB Grade 3 Referees Examination at the Referees Seminar held on 1 March 2015 at Widdington under the watchful eye of the EASB Director of Referees Dan Lewis.  Stewart Hart, Richard Sewell and Chris Belton also attended and brushed up on their refereeing skills.  Thanks to Dan for giving up his time to undertake.

EASB Festival of Snooker – 3rd to 6th April 2015

The EASB will be hosting its FIRST EVER Festival of Snooker, between the 3rd and 6th April, 2015, at the Northern Snooker Centre.

Costing just £50 to enter, players will be able to enter the Paul Hunter English Open, an Under 21 Open, “Middle Aged Madness” – a competition for players aged between 21 and 50, “Nifty Fifties”, a competitions for the Over 50’s, and a random partner Scotch Doubles event.

With a big entry expected, we also expect to pay out big prizes, and full details are available on the Competitions Page by clicking http://www.easb.co.uk/competitions/

We are now looking at recruiting referees for this event, so if you would like to be selected to referee either part or all of this event, then please contact s.starkie@easb.co.uk to advise of your availability.

Best regards,

Administration Team
English Association of Snooker & Billiards Ltd

Quarter Finals Round : Handicap Doubles

The drawsheet for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Doubles has been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2015 and played by 28 March 2015.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the Semi Finals.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our tournament sponsor, Goddard Stoves.

Last 16 Round : Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles

The drawsheets for the Last 16 Rounds of the Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles have been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2015 and played by 28 March 2015.  Please don’t leave it to the last minute to arrange and play!

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

 

Quarter Finals Round : Handicap Singles

Following the early conclusion of all Last 16 Round matches, the drawsheet for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Singles has been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2015 and played by 28 March 2015.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the Semi Finals.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our tournament sponsor, Kevin Henry Estate Agents.  Please visit their website at http://www.kevinhenry.co.uk/ for further details.