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.

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.