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