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.