Snooker Rules Refresher / Referees Seminar – Sunday 1 March 2015

rsz_1dan_lewisFor all those that wish to brush up on their refereeing skills or just have a better understanding of the basics, our League President/Chairman and EASB Director of Referees Mr Dan Lewis will be holding a ‘Snooker Rules Refresher / Referees Seminar’ at Widdington Village Hall on Sunday 1 March 2015 which will start at 11am sharp.

This seminar is free of charge to all league members and spaces are limited so if you are interested please contact us via email at swdsl@live.co.uk and we will book your place with Dan.

Widdington Village Hall can be found next door to The Fleur De Lys PH, Widdington, Essex. CB11 3SS.

Unstoppable Norwich Notch Up A Hat-Trick Of Saffron Walden Challenge Titles

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The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 22 February 2015.

With Braintree Snooker League unfortunately having to pull out of the tournament on the Saturday evening due to player illnesses, defending champions Norwich took on teams from the surrounding snooker leagues of Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Ipswich and South Beds in this annual round robin tournament where teams of 3 players play 2 frames back-to-back against their opposite number from each team.

Going into the final round of the tournament, South Beds, Saffron Walden and Cambridge were all tied on 19 points,  with defending champions Norwich on 18, Ipswich on 14, Milton Keynes on 10 and Chelmsford on 9 points.  With three teams potentially all in contention for the title [Cambridge had a bye round] there was a tense atmosphere as the final round commenced, but defending tournament holders Norwich Snooker League again proved worthy winners to retain the Saffron Walden Challenge title with 24 points and notch up a hat-trick of titles since first entering the tournament in 2013.  South Beds Snooker League finished as runners up with 22 points, ahead of hosts Saffron Walden Snooker League who finished in third place with 21 points.

Winners – Norwich Snooker League [left to right – Grant Miles, Nick Spelman and George Pragnell]

 

 

 

Runners Up – South Beds Snooker League with sponsor Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants

 

 

 

Final Standings :
Norwich 24,
South Beds 22
Saffron Walden 21
Cambridge 19
Ipswich 18
Milton Keynes 13
Chelmsford 9

Adam Ingram, Tournament Secretary would like to thank Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre for providing the venue for the event, Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants for once again sponsoring the tournament, and Committee Members Pat Manley and Steve Stalley who did a superb job of keeping account of all the frames won and lost and ensuring the scoreboard was kept up to date.

Norwich’s Captain Nick Spelman, had a fantastic tournament winning 10 out of the 12 frames he played as well as securing the Tournament High Break with a superb 139.

Player Of The Tournament / Tournament High Break : Nick Spelman (Norwich) 139

 

 

Harrow Inter-League Tournament – Saffron Walden Storm Into Semi-Finals

Congratulations to our SWDSL team in winning their Quarter Final match against Reading ‘A’ 9-3 on Saturday 21 February 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.  We now play Harrow ‘A’ in the Semi Finals on Sunday 15 March 2015.  Venue and time to be announced.  South Beds will play Thames Valley ‘A’ in the other Semi Final.

Team Stats are as follows;
Adam Ingram 2-0
Mickey Cushion 2-0
Russell Huxter 2-0
Jonathan Wells 1-1
Darren Edmonston 1-1
Stuart Turner 1-1

REMINDER : Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015

The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB13EW, on Sunday 22 February 2015.  The Club will be open from 10.30am to enable a prompt start at 11.00am.

The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Braintree, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Ipswich and defending champions Norwich. 

The players representing the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are Adam Ingram (Captain), Russell Huxter and Darren Edmonston.

For any queries concerning this tournament, please contact the Tournament Secretary, Mr Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2015

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2015

League
In the Three Player Division, Newport Club continue to top the table and are now 12 points ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts who are trailing behind in second place.  Birchanger Social Club and Saffron Snooker Cavaliers are joint third, 3 points behind the Swifts.  Congratulations to Jason Pegrum [Stansted SC Bandits] who is the new leader of the division highest break with an excellent 103.

In the Four Player Division, Newport B lead the division with Saffron Snooker Flukes in second, 1 point behind.  Takeley Chipmunks and Sawston Jets are joint third, 5 points behind the Flukes but Takeley have a game in hand on Sawston.  Aaron Gibson [Newport A] is the current leader of the division highest break with 37.

Tournaments
The Last 16 Rounds of the Handicap Singles and the Handicap Doubles and Last 32 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 February 2015 and played by 28 February 2015.   Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 25 January 2015
Congratulations to Adrian Shoebridge [Saffron Snooker Spiders] who won the President’s Cup last Sunday beating Jack Squires [Birchanger Social Club] in the final 2-0.  Congratulations also to Richard Livings [Saffron Snooker Swifts] who held off all challengers for the President’s Cup Plate title and beat Mark Halls [Saffron Snooker Pockets A] in the final.
The High Break of the day was 65 by Chris Patient [Saffron Snooker Flukes].
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015

The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB13EW, on Sunday 22 February 2015.  The Club will be open from 10.30am to enable a prompt start at 11.00am.  The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Braintree, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, South East Essex (Vic Harris) and defending champions Norwich.
All spectators are welcome to come along and watch.  Committee Members Pat Manley and Steve Stalley will be running the tournament on the day..

And Finally…
The Masters Snooker Tournament Tickets  – Monday 12 January 2015

These were won by Richard Livings and Mickey Cushion who both really enjoyed the day with their guests, as did auction winner Martin Capdeville who brought along his father Paul.  In total £50 was raised for the Diabetes UK charity.

Last 32 Round : Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles

The drawsheets for the Last 32 Rounds of the Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles have been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2015 and played by 28 February 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.

 

Last 16 Round : Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 16 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles have been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2015 and played by 28 February 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 next round.

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

Shoebridge Wins 2015 President’s Cup And Livings Wins Plate

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd was held on Sunday 25 January 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was well supported with a strong field of 37 league players in attendance, all hoping to win the first prize of £60 and be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

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Adrian Shoebridge and Jack Squires prepare to do battle in the best-of-three frames final

In the first semi final, Jack Squires took on Chris Patient receiving a 34 headstart, whilst Adrian Shoebridge had a 19 point headstart against Richard Breen.  After a long battle Adrian beat Richard 2-1 with a brown-to-black-clearance after coming to the table 21 points behind with 22 on in the deciding frame.  In the other semi final at 1-1, Chris needed just pink and black to win and having been left with the pink ball close to the corner pocket dragged the cue ball off line trying to hold for the black to hand Jack simple pots on the pink and black for victory and a place in the final.

With Adrian giving an 18 point headstart in the best-of-3 final, some spectators thought that given the way Jack had played all day that it may be too much but Adrian produced the type of snooker needed to take the match to Jack and in the end secured a comfortable 2-0 win to take the President’s Cup title and collect the £60 first prize.  Jack received the consolation of the £30 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists [Patient and Breen] each received £10.

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2015 President’s Cup Winner – Adrian Shoebridge

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.  16 players entered and it was Mark Halls and Richard Livings who got through to the final.

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Richard Livings and Mark Halls shake hands before the President’s Cup Plate Final

Richard having won the Handicap Singles Plate tournament in 2007 again won the one-frame-winner-takes-all-final to add the President’s Cup Plate title to his collection along with the £10 first prize.

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2015 President’s Cup Plate Winner – Richard Livings

Chris Patient’s break of 65 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation, and just before the quarter finals the draw took place.  Prizes included a box of luxury chocolates, a box of finest Scottish Shortbread, a Men’s hair clippers set, 3 bottles of red wine, 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of champagne, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Budweiser, a case of Becks, various bitters, an LED head torch, a £20 Prezzo voucher and a wireless mouse.  With pancake day on the way, the very apt booby prize was pancake mix and a jiff lemon won by Mark Cooper.

Some photos of the event are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening on Saturday 30 May 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd for their continued sponsorship of our flagship day tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables, and Steve Stalley for refereeing the final.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram, Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner, Treasurer Peter Saville and Committee Member Stewart Hart for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :

  • Chris Patient 65
  • Adam Ingram 49, 38, 34
  • Rob Spackman 32
  • Richard Breen 32
  • David Tedman 28

Link to sponsors website : www.bullet-brickwork.co.uk

2015 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 25 January 2015

The 2015 President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 25 January 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.00am with the draw taking place at 10.30am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 (Juniors aged 14-18 years old are £5) which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Round losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.  All matches are played off of second half handicaps.

Prize money and trophies will be on offer and a raffle will also be held on the day.  If any members or clubs would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please feel free to bring along or hand to any member of the Committee prior to the day, all will be very much appreciated.

Please text Adam Ingram on 07901-723360 prior to the day to reserve your place, please pay on the day.

The Prize Fund will be split as follows;
Winner £60
Runner Up £30
Losing Semi-Finalists £10 each
High Break £10
Plate Winner £10

A poster is available to print here or from the league website.  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.

League Cup – Quarter Finals Round [to be played w/c 4 May 2015]

Following the conclusion of the Last 16 Cup Round this week, the League Cup Drawsheet has been updated for the Quarter Finals Round and all matches are to be played during w/c 4 May 2015.  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.

2014/15 League Season – Second Half Handicaps Player Amendments

Please could all Captains / Vice Captains note that a few minor errors have been discovered in the A-Z handicaps list dated 3 January 2015.  Accordingly, please see below revised handicaps for the following players, these changes will be included within the A-Z handicaps list in the next few days.
**Update – the revised list is uploaded and dated 5 January 2015**

S Parradine +9
S Chapman +7
J Fanthorpe +25
R Leavers -29
J Sawyer +36
D Fitzwilliam +13
L Coville +48

2014-15 League Season – Second Half Handicaps / First Half Hot Shots

The Player Handicaps for the Second Half of the 2014/15 League Season are now available to view as are the First Half Hot Shots.  Congratulations to Em Simmons [Saffron Snooker Cavaliers] in winning the First Half Hots Shots with an 86% win ratio [12 out of 14 frames].

Second Half Handicaps – Click here to view

First Half Hot Shots – Click here to view

Should you have any queries regarding player handicaps then please do not hesitate to contact either Cathy O’Neill or Adam Ingram.

Last 16 Round : Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 16 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles have been updated.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2015 and played by 28 February 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 next round.

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

Last 64/32 Round : Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles

The drawsheets for the Last 64/32 Rounds of the Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles have been updated.  Please note that all matches in the Last 64 Round are to be arranged by 14 January 2015 and played by 28 January 2015.  Those who are through to the Last 32 Round have until 14 February 2015 to arrange their match and play by 28 February 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.

**01.01.15 – Both drawsheets revised to detail the Last 32 Round dates as well as the Last 64 Round dates.  Drawsheets will be revised and uploaded again once the Last 64 Round is completed. The Last 32 Round can be played from today if players wish rather than wait until February**