League Match Start Times

It has been brought to the attention of the Committee that some league matches are not starting until 7.45pm (or later), and dragging on unnecessarily due to extended player comfort breaks between frames.

Please can all Captains ensure that particularly at venues where play only takes place on one table that all league and cup matches commence promptly at 7.30pm (or earlier if sufficient players are present).

Any future complaints in relation to Rule 11 below will be strictly enforced;

Rule 11.  Play to commence at 7.30pm (for all team competitions), with all players present
by 8.30pm (except by agreement of both captains).  If play is not underway by
7.45pm, the team not ready to commence play shall be deducted one frame from
their accrued points to date.

Reporting Of League and Tournament Results

Request from Adam Ingram – When reporting league and tournament results, please do not text, whatsapp or call me after 9.30pm.  For personal reasons, I have to keep my mobile on 24/7 and do not want to be disturbed during the evening.  Many thanks.

If you do wish to report a league or tournament result on the night of a match then please use the Submit Match Results form on the league website.

Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 28 February 2016

The 2016 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 28 February 2016.  The Club will be open from 10.00am to enable a prompt start at 10.30am.

The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Ipswich and defending champions Norwich.  This year Saffron Walden are entering an A team and a B team. 

The players representing the Saffron Walden A team are Adam Ingram (Captain), Jason Pegram and Darren Edmonston.  The B team is Stuart Turner (Captain), Jonathan Wells and Graham Driver.  Good luck to both our teams!

The Prize Fund for this tournament is as follows;
Winning Team £90
Runners Up £45
Highest Break £20
Player Of The Tournament £20

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

‘Perfect Peter’ Wins The 2016 President’s Cup And Ingram Wins The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd was held on Sunday 31 January 2016 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 27 league players in attendance, all hoping to win the first prize of £80 and be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Peter Saville and Mark Halls shake hands before the 2016 President’s Cup final

Semi Final Results;
Peter Saville 2-0 Richard Malyon
Mark Halls 2-0 Steve Stalley

Being virtually a scratch final, Mark received a 1 point headstart and in the first frame produced possibly his best frame of the day potting everything in sight and rapidly took the first frame by over 50 points.  Peter responded with a consistent display of potting in the second to draw the match level at 1-1.  With the title coming down to a deciding frame, Peter produced the type of snooker needed to take the match to Mark and in the end was too strong and secured a 2-1 win to take the President’s Cup title and collect the £80 first prize.  Mark received the consolation of the £40 Runners Up prize which he has donated to charity.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Steve Stalley and Richard Malyon each received £20.

Saffron Snooker Club’s Sarah Todd presents the President’s Cup to Peter Saville

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 Adam Ingram and Bob Fox who got through to the final.  Adam won the one-frame-winner-takes-all-final with a break of 46 to add the President’s Cup Plate title to his many singles titles, along with the £20 first prize.

Adam Ingram’s break of 76 in the first round secured him the £20 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 semi finals the draw took place.

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

Apologies were received from our SWDSL President Dan Lewis and tournament sponsor Steve Bothwell who were both unfortunately unable to attend due to illness.  We all wish them both a speedy recovery.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd for their 10 years of sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables and Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram, Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner, Treasurer Peter Saville for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :

  • Adam Ingram 76, 54, 46, 43
  • Richard Breen 62
  • Stuart Turner 48

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

Last 16 Round – Scratch Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2016 and played by 28 February 2016.

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 – Scratch Plus Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Plus Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2016 and played by 28 February 2016.

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.

2016 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 31 January 2016

The 2016 President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd will be held on Sunday 31 January 2016 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.

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.

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 £80
Runner Up £40
Losing Semi-Finalists £20
Losing Quarter Finalists £10
High Break £20
Plate Winner £20
Plate Runner Up £10

This year we have increased the Prize Fund as our sponsor Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd is celebrating 10 years of sponsoring the tournament and has given us an additional boost for the prize fund to celebrate!  Many thanks to Steve Bothwell.

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.

Last 32 Round – Scratch Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 32 Round of the Scratch Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 January 2016 and played by 28 January 2016.

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

The drawsheet for the Last 64/32 Round of the Scratch Plus Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 January 2016 and played by 28 January 2016.

If you have a Last 64 Round match to play please get it played early in January so you have time to play your Last 32 Round match.

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 are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2016 and played by 28 February 2016.

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 32 Round – The John Webb Plate

The drawsheet for the Last 32 Round of the John Webb Plate [Handicap Singles Plate tournament] is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 January 2016 and played by 28 January 2016.

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.