2016/17 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 to this page 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.

The John Webb Plate
SF1 – Wednesday 3 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
Adam Ingram 3-2 Peter Saville
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

SF2 – Wednesday 3 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Jonathan Wells 1-3 David Spackman
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

Final – Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Newport Social Club, 7.30pm start
Adam Ingram 0-3 David Spackman
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart/Steve Stalley

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC
Saville/Turner w/o Clenshaw/Clenshaw
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

SF2 – Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club
Spackman/Capdeville 2-0 Braybrooke/Fanthorpe
Referee/Scorer: –

Final – Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Takeley SSC, 7.45pm start
Saville/Turner 3-2 Spackman/Capdeville
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Handicap Singles
SF1 – Tuesday 16 May 2017 at The Dunmow Club
Mark Patmore 3-1 Tom Sawyer
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC
Alex Clenshaw 2-3 Mark Starr
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman/Simon Chapman

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Widdington Village Hall, 3pm start
Mark Patmore 0-3 Mark Starr
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

Scratch Plus Singles
SF1 – Monday 22 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Peter Saville 1-3 Kevin Starr
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart/Steve Stalley

SF2 – Monday 22 May 2017 at Birchanger SSC
David Tedman 3-2 Mark Patmore
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club , 6pm start
Kevin Starr 1-3 Dave Tedman
Referee/Scorer: tba

Scratch Singles
SF1 – Monday 22 May 2017 at The Dunmow Club
Jonathan Wells 3-1 Simon Giblin
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Monday 22 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
Adam Ingram 3-2 Ross Leavers
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Final – Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, 6pm start
Jonathan Wells 3-4 Adam Ingram/
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

League Cup
SF1 – Monday 15 May 2017 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
SSC Pockets 1-3 Birchanger SSC
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

SF2 – Monday 15 May 2017 at Takeley SSC
JP’s Bandits 3-1 SSC Flukes
Referee/Scorer: Stephen Burford/Trevor Parsons

Final – Tuesday 23 May 2017 at Whittlesford SC, 7.30pm start
Birchanger SSC w/o JP’s Bandits [JP’s conceded the match due to not having sufficient players]
Referee/Scorer: Bob Lovell

REMINDER: League Cup – Quarter Finals Round [to be played w/c 17 April 2017]

The League Cup Drawsheet for the Quarter Finals Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 17 April 2017.  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.

To view the drawsheet click here.

SWDSL Retain 2017 Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Title

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Carriage’s of Eden End Ltd took place at the JP’s Snooker & Pool Club at The Stow in Old Harlow on Sunday 2 April 2017.  The team singles event contested between the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League and the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker league was represented by five league players each comprising of players handicapped between -10 and +10.

After a great day of snooker enjoyed by all, the Saffron Walden team played a solid final round winning 7 of the 10 frames to win the tournament by 31 frames to 19 and complete a hat trick of wins on the spin having won the event in both 2015 and 2016.

Saffron Walden team & frames won:
Peter Saville                7/10
Aaron Gibson              7/10
Bob Burling                 6/10
Kevin Starr (Capt)       6/10
Andy Marshall            5/10

Peter Saville and Aaron Gibson shared the honour of the ‘Player of the Tournament’ Award with both winning 7 out of 10 frames. Aaron also won the ‘High Break’ Award with a 31 after both himself and Peter Saville had both knocked in 30 breaks early in the tournament.

The Committee of the SWDSL would like to thank JP’s Snooker & Pool Club for providing the venue and food for this event, our sponsor Carriage’s of Eden End Ltd, SWDSL Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram for running the tournament, the players who represented the Saffron Walden league and finally the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League who played their part in a spirited and competitive tournament.

League Tournaments – Can’t Make The Semi-Final Or Final? Then Withdraw Now!

As per previous seasons. the Tournament Secretary respectfully requests that all players that are still in the Quarter Finals of either the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, John Webb Plate, Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles to check the Season Calendar to ensure that they are available to play on the dates listed for the semi-finals or final for that tournament.  Tournament dates are set in stone and will not be changed if you cannot make it – whatever your reason may be.

If you are not available then please do not play your Quarter Final match – inform the Tournament Secretary and you will be withdrawn from the tournament.

It is not fair on your opponent to play a Quarter Final match and win knowing that you cannot make either the semi-final or final.  Any players doing so will be banned from entering next season.

‘Ace Alex’ Wins The 2017 President’s Cup And Ingram Retains The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 33 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Richard Breen -17 1-2 Mark Halls +13
Phil Chapman +6 2-1 Kevin Calver +37
Alex Clenshaw -2 2-1 Rob Spackman -25
Steve Stalley +14 1-2 Bill Clenshaw +6

Semi Finals:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Bill Clenshaw
Phil Chapman 1-2 Mark Halls

With 15 year old Alex being on razor sharp form having entered a junior tournament the day before knocking in a 76 break, the final was rather one sided and he won comfortably 2-0.  Mark however showed great consistency during the tournament having been runner up in the tournament last year.  Alex received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Mark received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Bill Clenshaw and Phil Chapman each received £10.

Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Mark Halls

2017 President’s Cup Winner Alex Clenshaw presented with the main trophy by sponsor Refurb & Developments Ltd’s Nick Selvey and SWDSL President Dan Lewis.

2017 President’s Cup Runner Up Mark Halls

Plate Tournament
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 Andrew Green who got through to the final.  Adam won the final 2-1 to retain the title he won last year.

Adam Ingram’s break of 62 in the plate final secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Aaron Gibson -10 0-1 Adam Ingram -61
John Manley -14 0-1 Andrew Green -7

Plate Final:
Adam Ingram 2-1 Andrew Green

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation which this year included a £20 Prezzo gift card, £20 Pizza Express gift card, £10 Costa Coffee gift card, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Magners cider, a mixed case of Real English Ales, bottles of red and white wine, and various boxes of chocolates/biscuits.

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.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Refurb & Development Ltd for their sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables, and Dan Lewis for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram and Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 62, 54, 46, 38
Richard Breen 53
Alex Clenshaw 41, 39, 39
Peter Saville 28

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com