Super Spike Wins The 2016 Memorial Cup!

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League Annual Memorial Cup event was hosted at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 27 November 2016.  The tournament remembers all players that have contributed to the league over its history, whom are sadly no longer with us.

The tournament comprised of a field of 20 league players split into two groups of 10.  Single frame round robin handicapped format with a 30 minute time limit per frame.  The two highest placed finishers from each group progressed to the knock out semi finals.

The group stages played out with many expected close frames however some players failed to produce their normal form.  Subsequently a high tally of frames was required to progress to the semi finals.  Three players from Group A (Andy Marshall, Aaron Gibson and Richard Malyon) and two players from Group B (Spike Braybrooke and Rob Spackman) all played well and won 7 from 9 frames.  Unfortunately on count back Richard Malyon having lost to both Andy and Aaron did not progress to the Semi finals.  Head to head results also decided the group winners and runners up positions.

Group A – Winner: Andy Marshall, Runner Up: Aaron Gibson

Group B – Winner: Spike Braybrooke, Runner Up: Rob Spackman

SF1: Andy Marshall 1-0 Rob Spackman

SF2: Spike Braybrooke 1-0 Aaron Gibson

After well composed performances the two progressing players Andy Marshall and Spike Braybrooke would now contest a best of three match in a repeat of the 2015 final.

Final: Andy Marshall 1-2 Spike Braybrooke

Defending champion Andy Marshall struck first winning frame one. Spike Braybrooke however continuing to play valiantly levelled the match.  The all important final frame saw a few nervy shots from both players; however Andy Marshall failed to make the most of his chances, enabling Braybooke to establish a commanding point’s lead to claim the 2016 Memorial Cup.

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The tournament high break was well contested between Adam Ingram and an on form Rob Spackman.  Adam’s highest a well worked 71 was bettered by a fantastic 88 from Rob Spackman.

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The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League committee would like to thank Saffron Snooker Club for once again providing the venue for the event, and the league players for once again contributing to an excellent days snooker enjoyed by all.  Also thanks to our League President Dan Lewis for directing the event with assistance from present committee members.

2016 Memorial Cup Winner – Spike Braybrooke

Runner-Up – Andy Marshall

High break – Rob Spackman (88)

Tournament Report by Phil Chapman

Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 27 November 2016 **Fully Booked**

Following the success of previous seasons, the Memorial Cup will once again be played in the format of round robin singles with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.  Entry will be limited to 20 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.

Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament on Monday 16 January 2017.  For those not reaching the winning post,
an auction will also be held for a pair of tickets, the proceeds of which will be donated to a league chosen charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account [Account Name SWDSL, Sort Code 20-19-95, Account No. 03033686], or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.  If we do not have 20 entrants by 12pm on Saturday 26 November 2016 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

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16.11.16 – Entries received;
1. A Ingram
2. A Gibson
3. L Mozejko
4. B Fox
5. P Chapman
6. S Giblin
7. R Malyon
8. S Chapman
9. R Spackman
10. M Capdeville
11. M Halls
12. A Green
13. B Burling
14. A Marshall
15. S Stalley
16. J Manley
17. D Mooney
18. S Braybrooke
19. P Barker
20. P Saville

Memorial Cup: Tournament Report – Marshall 2-0 Braybrooke

The Memorial Cup took place at Saffron Snooker Club on 29 November 2015.  The tournament is held annually to remember league players that are sadly no longer with us.

With 19 league players present this year’s tournament was played in the same format as last year.  Round robin handicapped singles, players split into two groups, time limit of 30 minutes for each round.  The top two from each group progressing into the semi finals.

Group A was heavily contested with three players tied on 6 frames (Tom Sawyer, Rob Spackman & John Manley).  On head to head results Tom Sawyer progressed to the semi finals as group winner and Rob Spackman as group runner up.

Andy Marshall progressed as winner of group B with a game to spare.  The runner up position was wide open with three player’s level on 5 frames going into the final round. Michael (Spike) Braybrooke & Martin Capdeville finished level with 6 frames each.  Spike Braybrooke progressed to the semi finals as group runner up.

The semi finals best of three frames (without time limit):

SF1: Tom Sawyer +20 v Spike Braybrooke +16

SF2: Rob Spackman -29 v Andy Marshall +5

Tom who had progressed well after a poor start in his group had no answers for Spike who won the match 2-0 to reach the final.  The other semi final went to a final frame.  After being a frame down Andy Marshall knocked in the highest break of the day (49) to level the match at 1-1.  The third frame looked to be Andy’s but after an unfortunate in-off when playing the black and subsequent free ball Rob seemed to have a chance.  A nervy end pursued with both players having chances to win the match.  But with a nice pot on the final pink Andy progressed to the final to play Spike.

Final: Spike Braybrooke +16 vs Andy Marshall +5.  With both players showing good form this looked to be a good matchup, but Andy had the upper hand throughout winning 2-0.  Well deserved title for Andy Marshall after playing very well all day.

Tickets for next year’s Masters Snooker championship were auctioned, donated by the league. Many thanks to Paul Capdeville’s winning bid of £50.00 to be donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance.

The league committee would like thank the players present for supporting the tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for hosting the event and providing tables of the highest quality, and finally to Dan Lewis, Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman for running the tournament.

2015 Memorial Cup Winner – Andy Marshall

Runner-Up – Michael (Spike) Braybrooke 

High break – Andy Marshall (49)

 

 

Only 1 Place Left: Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 29 November 2015

Updated 28.11.15 – There is now only 1 place left from the 20 spaces available so if you want to play potentially 9 frames of snooker for only £10 you had better get in quick!  No entries are being accepted on the day and all spaces must be paid for in advance, the following league players have entered and paid so far;

1. Steve Stalley
2. Mark Patmore
3. Leon Mozejko
4. Aaron Gibson
5. Ben Westwood
6. Bob Fox
7. Mark Halls
8. Bob Burling
9. Spike Braybrooke
10.Richard Maylon
11.John Manley
12.Martin Capdeville
13.Tom Sawyer
14.Richard Breen
15.Phil Chapman
16.Simon Chapman
17.Richard Livings
18.Rob Spackman
19.Andy Marshall

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to the Masters Snooker Tournament in January. £10 will go to the runner up and the highest break of the tournament.

Following the success of last season’s Memorial Cup, the format will once again be limited to 20 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 2 groups of 10 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.

Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

During the day, an auction will be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2016, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account [Account Name SWDSL, Sort Code 20-19-95, Account No. 03033686], or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.

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Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 29 November 2015

Following the success of last season’s Memorial Cup, the format will once again be limited to 20 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 2 groups of 10 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.

Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

During the day, an auction will be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2016, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account [Account Name SWDSL, Sort Code 20-19-95, Account No. 03033686], or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.  If we do not have 20 entrants by 12pm on Saturday 28 November 2015 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

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World Snooker Coach Andrew Green Wins Memorial Cup

Sunday 30 November 2014 saw the Memorial Cup Tournament [sponsored by Saffron Walden based taxi company Crocus Cars] held at Saffron Snooker Club with another new format being tried out, Round Robin Handicap Singles.

With the tournament only attracting 22 entrants on the day out of the 32 hoped, the entrants were split into two groups of 11 players.  Each played one frame against everyone else in their group and the winner and runner up from each group qualified for the semi finals.  For only £10 for a minimum of 10 frames of snooker the tournament proved fantastic value for those that entered.

To ensure the rounds flowed, all frames started at the same time and a 30 minute time limit was put on each frame which added to the tension as the minutes ticked by towards the end of each round.  Out of the

With a few twists, turns and all manner of possible scenarios going into the final 2 rounds, Chris Patient and Andrew Green emerged from Group 1 and Mark Patmore [aka Potmore] and Simon Chapman came through in Group 2.

The 1 frame semi finals saw Andrew Green and Simon Chapman tussling on the pink and black with Andrew booking his place in the final after potting the pink, and Chris Patient and Mark Patmore battling it out on the other table with Chris eventually emerging victorious.  All 4 semi finalists were strong in their respective groups and played very consistently all day.

Photo:  World Snooker Coach Andrew Green and Chris Patient shake hands prior to the final

WP_20141130_001In the final, Chris went 1-0 up and given the form he had showed during the day seemed assured of clinching victory, but Andrew’s consistent cue action helped him level at 1-1 and then secure victory in the deciding frame to run out a 2-1 winner.

The high break prize for the tournament went to Adam Ingram with 53.

Whilst the new format ran smoothly and was a success on the day with everyone enjoying the snooker, the Committee had hoped for more support for this change in format.  With the 3 man team and scotch doubles formats being tried in previous seasons and themselves being not very well supported, it would be a shame if this tournament were to be removed from the season calendar.  One to discuss at the AGM…

Many thanks to all those that turned up on the day to support the tournament, and a special thank you to Des and Mark Cooper for kindly hosting at Saffron Snooker Club.  The tournament was run by Dan Lewis and Adam Ingram.  Thanks also to Dan for refereeing the final.

Following the conclusion of the group stage rounds, an auction took place for a pair of tickets for the Masters Snooker Tournament in January…after a slow start a bidding war broke out and after several outbids, Martin Capdeville’s was the winner with a generous £60 bid.  The money goes to Diabetes UK in memory of John Webb.

 

Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014 : Limited Spaces Available

Just to advise that we have received to date 19 advanced paid entries for the Memorial Cup Tournament that is being held this coming Sunday at Saffron Snooker Club.  This leaves only 13 places available as the entry field is limited to 32.  Please see the website to secure your entry place if you are interested in playing in this tournament.  The format is Round Robin Handicap Singles, 4 groups of 8 players in each, £10 entry fee which includes your table light all day.

This post will be updated between now and Sunday morning as spaces continue to be filled.  If any spaces are still available on the day they will be sold strictly on a ‘first-come-first-paid’ basis from 10.30am.  No phone calls or texts promising to pay will be accepted!  The tournament will be underway from 11am.

REMINDER : Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014

Following the recent passing of John Webb, this season’s Memorial Cup brings to the forefront of the ethos of this tournament, to remember all those league players who are sadly no longer with us.  The Committee have approved a new format which will be entry limited to 32 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 4 groups of 8 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the 1 frame quarter finals knock out stage.  The semi finals will also be 1 frame, with the final best-of-three frames.

The chosen charity that the league is supporting this year is Diabetes UK, and all monies raised from the raffle and auction will be donated to this worthy cause.  As is the norm, there will be some excellent raffle prizes, and any donations from either league members or clubs will be gratefully received.  Please bring them along on the day, drop them into Saffron Snooker Club in advance or hand to any member of the Committee.  An auction will also be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2015.

Due to the tournament being limited to 32 entrants and to avoid disappointment on the day with the event being potentially oversubscribed, you can secure your place in advance by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account [Account Name SWDSL, Sort Code 20-19-95, Account No. 03033686], or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Crocus Cars, a taxi service from Saffron Walden for sponsoring the Memorial Cup.  Please remember them if you a taxi anytime, telephone 01799-525511 or visit their website http://www.crocuscars.co.uk/