2019/20 League Season – League Officers and Committee Members

Further to the AGM held on Tuesday 9 July 2019, the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to welcome on board Jason Pegram as a new Committee Member.  Stuart Turner was voted in as Tournament Secretary and Aaron Gibson was voted in as Fixtures / Results Secretary and we wish them both well in their new roles on the Committee.  Stewart Hart, Steve Stalley and Trevor Parsons were also re-elected as Committee Members.

Therefore, for the 2019-20 League Season, the Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League consists of the following Officers and Committee Members;

League Officers;
Life President – Dan Lewis
Chairman – to be voted for at the August Committee Meeting
League Secretary – Simon Chapman (Whittlesford)
Treasurer – Peter Saville (Dunmow Club)
Fixtures / Results Secretary – Aaron Gibson (Newport Club)
Tournament Secretary – Stuart Turner (Dunmow Club)

Committee Members;
Stewart Hart (Saffron Snooker Spiders)
Steve Stalley (Saffron Snooker Flukes)
Stephen Burford (Takeley Chipmunks)
Phil Chapman (Whittlesford)
Trevor Parsons (Takeley Chipmunks)
Jason Pegram (JP’s Bounty Hunters)

It is important that any queries or issues are directed to the correct person. The main day-to-day work is generally undertaken by Simon Chapman, Aaron Gibson,  Stuart Turner and Peter Saville whose roles and responsibilities are as follows;

League Secretary – Simon Chapman – please email swdsl@live.co.uk
All matters concerning the general running of the league on a day-to-day basis, any queries concerning league rules and regulations etc.

Fixtures / Results Secretary – Aaron Gibson
Any queries in relation to league fixtures, league match results, player registrations and handicaps, cancellation and/or rearranging of league matches.  Collation of league results and production of league tables.

Tournament Secretary – Stuart Turner
All matters relating to all tournament and competition entries, results and draw sheets including the President’s Cup, Memorial Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge and League Cup.

Treasurer / Website Administrator – Peter Saville
Any matters in relation to the finances of the league and the administration/content of the league website, facebook page or twitter account.

Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening Photos with Mark Davis – Saturday 18 May 2019

The photos taken at Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening with Mark Davis on Saturday 18 May 2019 st Saffron Snooker Club are available to be viewed via;

SWDSL Instagram: https://instagram.com/swdsl

SWDSL Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/swdsl

If you would like a higher resolution copy of a specific photo(s), then please request via email to swdsl@live.co.uk

2018/19 League Season – Roll of Honour

DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League
2018/19 League Season – Roll of Honour

3 Player Division  
Champions – Dunmow Club
Runners Up – Birchanger SSC
High Break – Alex Clenshaw (JP’s Bandits) 80

4 Player Division 
Champions – Newport A
Runners Up – Saffron Snooker Ex-Cons
High Break – Pat Manley (Saffron Snooker Ex-Cons) 52

League Cup sponsored by Countryside K9s
Winners – Saffron Snooker Spiders
Runners Up – Whittlesford 

Memorial Cup 
Winner – Leon Mozejko
Runner Up – John Manley
High Break – Simon Giblin (JP’s Outlaws) 68

President’s Cup sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd
Winner – Jack Hayley (JP’s Bandits)
Runner Up – Bill Clenshaw (JP’s Bandits)
High Break – Adam Ingram (JP’s Bandits) 91
Plate Winner – Dave Spackman (Saffron Snooker Swifts)
Plate Runner Up – Adam Ingram (JP’s Bandits)

Handicap Singles sponsored by Mullucks Wells
Winner – Kevin Starr
Runner Up – Spencer Hewitt
High Break – Jonathan Wells 80

John Webb Plate
Winner – Bob Fox
Runner Up – Richard Breen

Handicap Doubles sponsored by The Fleur De Lys at Widdington 
Winner – Duce & Fox
Runner Up – Calver & Ellett
High Break – Jon Wells 54

Scratch Plus Singles sponsored by Cleanbrite
Winner – Chris Coney
Runner Up – Rob Jones
High Break – Andy Marshall 30

Scratch Singles sponsored by Autostore
Winner – Russell Huxter
Runner Up – Darren Edmonston
High Break – Jonathan Wells 79

3 Player Division Player of the Year Award – Jack Hayley
4 Player Division Player of the Year Award – Trevor Parsons
Achievement Award – Bob ‘Wine Gum’ Fox

Finals / Trophy Presentation Evening With Mark Davis – Saturday 18 May 2019

Just a quick reminder, Trophy Presentation Evening with the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles finals is being held on Saturday 18 May at Saffron Snooker Club. The finals both start at 6pm. Trophy presentations will commence on the completion of both finals and not before 8.30pm.

We are pleased to confirm that Snooker Professional Mark Davis will be our guest of honour this year and will present the trophies and play a few frames afterwards. If you would like the chance to play a frame against Mark please put your name down with Stuart Turner on arrival and the lucky winners will be pulled out the hat.

Please come along and support your league finale event!

World Snooker Professional Mark Davis

2018/19 League Season – Player Of The Season / Achievement Award Nominations

The Committee invite all league members to put forward nominations for the following annual awards which will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 18 May 2019.

1.  Four Player Division Player Of The Season
2.  Three Player Division Player Of The Season
3.  Achievement Award (can be a player or a team)

Please email swdsl@live.co.uk with your nominations and brief reasoning as to your choice i.e. as per previous seasons;

a nomination for the Player Of The Season will probably reflect a player who has 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 an 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.  p.s. you cannot vote for yourself!

All entries must be received no later than Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Many thanks.

League Cup Semi-Finals

League Cup
SF1 – Tuesday 23 April 2019 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Whittlesford w/o Newport C
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Tuesday 23 April 2019 at Takeley Sports & Social Club
Saffron Snooker Spiders 3-1 JP’s Bandits
Referee/Scorer: Trevor Parsons/Steve Burford

Just a reminder to all players to arrive at the semi-final venue by 7.20pm so that the blind draw can take place and the match card completed in time to enable the match to start promptly at 7.30pm.

2018/19 League Season – Tournament Semi Finals / Finals

To all those players and teams 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 dress code DOES NOT APPLY TO SEMI-FINALS.

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 1 May 2019 at Newport Social Club
Mike Pearce 2-3 Richard Breen
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart

SF2 – Wednesday 1 May 2019 at The Dunmow Club
Mark Patmore 0-3 Bob Fox
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

Final – Tuesday 14 May 2019 at Newport Social Club
Richard Breen 1-3 Bob Fox
Referee/Scorer: Aaron Gibson

Handicap Doubles
SF1 – Wednesday 24 April 2019 at Takeley Sports & Social Club
Chapman/Sanderson 0-2 Calver/Ellett
Referee/Scorer: Trevor Parsons/Steve Burford

SF2 – Wednesday 24 April 2019 at Newport Social Club
Giblin/Wilkinson 1-2 Duce/Fox
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart

Final – Tuesday 30 April 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, 7.30pm start
Calver/Ellett 0-3 Duce/Fox
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

High Break: Jon Wells 54

Handicap Singles
SF1 – Monday 29 April 2019 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Spencer Hewitt 3-1 Brad Parradine
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Monday 29 April 2019 at The Dunmow Club
Kevin Starr w/o Andy Hardie
Referee/Scorer: n/a

Final – Wednesday 15 May 2019 at Takeley Sports & Social Club
Spencer Hewitt 1-3 Kevin Starr
Referee/Scorer: Trevor Parsons/Steve Burford

High Break: Jon Wells 80

Scratch Plus Singles 
SF1 – Tuesday 7 May 2019 at Whittlesford Social Club
Rob Jones 3-1 Andy Marshall
Referee/Scorer: Simon Chapman

SF2 – Tuesday 7 May 2019 at The Dunmow Club
Chris Coney 3-2 Phil Chapman
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

Final – Saturday 18 May 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, 6pm start
Rob Jones 1-3 Chris Coney
Referee/Scorer: Phil Chapman

High Break: Andy Marshall 30

Scratch Singles
Final – Saturday 18 May 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, 6pm start
Russell Huxter 4-0 Darren Edmonston
Referee/Scorer: Stewart Hart

High Break: Jon Wells 79

League Cup
SF1 – Tuesday 23 April 2019 at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club
Whittlesford w/o Newport C
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

SF2 – Tuesday 23 April 2019 at Takeley Sports & Social Club
Saffron Snooker Spiders 3-1 JP’s Bandits
Referee/Scorer: Trevor Parsons/Steve Burford

Final – Monday 13 May 2019 at The Dunmow Club
Whittlesford 2-3 Saffron Snooker Spiders
Referee/Scorer: Stuart Turner

 

SWDSL Committee Changes – Chairman & Tournament Secretary

Due to personal circumstances, Peter Saville stood down from his role as Chairman of the Committee in February.  Vice Chairman Phil Chapman will continue as Chairman for the remainder of the season.  Peter will continue in his role as Treasurer.

Also with immediate effect, Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram has resigned his position on the Committee and his duties will now be taken over by Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner.  The Committee wish to take this opportunity to thank Adam for his contribution to the running of the league and the tournaments during his long tenure on the Committee spanning a period of around 15 years.

 

REMINDER: League Cup – Quarter Finals Round [to be played w/c 15 April 2019]

The League Cup Drawsheet for the Quarter Finals Round is online and all matches are to be played during w/c 15 April 2019.  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.

‘Young Gun’ Jack Hayley Wins The 2019 President’s Cup!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 24 March 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a field of 17 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Both Jack and Bill showed great consistency during the tournament and it was no surprise that the two JP’s Snooker & Pool Club team mates found themselves squaring up against one another in the final.  With Bill having gone 1-0 up and only needing the blue in the second frame to win 2-0, Jack held his nerve and cleared blue to black to level at 1-1.  Nerves were apparent from both players in the third frame, but it was Jack that composed himself first to close out the frame and take the title 2-1.  He received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2020 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 13 January 2020.  Bill received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, each received £10.

Final:
Jack Hayley 2-1 Bill Clenshaw

2019 President’s Cup finalists Bill Clenshaw (left) and Jack Hayley (right) with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

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.  8 players entered and it was Dave Spackman and Adam Ingram who got through to the final with Dave closing the match out 2-0.  It could have so easily been a Father v Son final had Rob beat Adam in their semi-final clash.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Dave Spackman 1-0 Peter Saville
Rob Spackman 0-1 Adam Ingram

Plate Final:
Dave Spackman 2-0 Adam Ingram

2019 President’s Cup Plate Winner Dave Spackman with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

JP’s Snooker & Pool Club Bandits Captain Adam Ingram’s break of 91 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  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 cases of real ale, lager, bottles of red and white wine, a bottle of gin, bottles of prosecco, a selection of Easter eggs and boxes of chocolates.

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 and Des Cooper for preparing the tables, and Stuart Turner and Dan Lewis for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly and for refereeing the two finals.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 91
Jamie Sanderson 57
Jack Hayley 37
Bill Clenshaw 33, 29, 27
Andrew Green 30

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

2019 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 24 March 2019

The 2019 President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd will be held on Sunday 24 March 2019 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 Match losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames including the final.  All rounds of the plate tournament up to and including the semi-finals are one frame with the final being best of three as the main tournament.  All matches are to be played off of second half league 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 £50 + a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2020 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 13 January 2020.
Runner Up £25
Losing Semi-Finalists £10
High Break £10
Plate Winner £20
Plate Runner Up £10

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.

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

Quarter Finals Round – All Tournaments

The drawsheets for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles and John Webb Plate are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2019 and played by 28 March 2019.

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 2019 and played by 28 February 2019.

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 – The John Webb Plate

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the John Webb Plate is now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2019 and played by 28 February 2019.

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 updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2019 and played by 28 February 2019.

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.