Mozejko Victorious This Time! In Second Successive Memorial Cup Final

The annual Saffron Walden and District Snooker League Memorial Cup tournament, took place at Saffron Walden Snooker Club on the Sunday 18th November 2018, kindly sponsored by Stalley & Manley Builders and Decorators.  The tournament format; 20 league players split into two groups of 10. Nine round robin matches, played off league handicaps.  The prize, two tickets to both the afternoon and evening sessions of the Masters Snooker Championship at the Ali Pali on Monday 14  January 2019.

Group Stages

Both groups were closely contested, both decided by the final round of matches.  If tied, the player who won the corresponding head to head match would progress.

Sam Duce won group A outright with 7/9 frames.  Second place tied between John Manley and Trevor Parsons 6/9 frames.  John progressing by head to head result.  Group B was won outright by Aaron Gibson 8/9 frames.  Second place tied between Leon Mozjeko and Mark Starr 7/9 frames. Leon progressing by his head-to-head result.

Semi-Finals

Sam Duce (-22) vs Leon Mozejko (+16) – Single frame

Aaron Gibson (-4) vs John Manley (-10) – Single frame

2018 Memorial Cup Semi-Finalists [left to right] Leon Mozejko, Sam Duce, Dan Lewis [Tournament Director], John Manley and Aaron Gibson

The two group runners up progressed to the final.  The head start too much for Sam, with continued good play from Leon, his second successive final.  Aaron’s great form shown during the round robin stages eluded him.  Johns solid play saw him gain a place in the final.

Final

Leon Mozejko (+16) vs John Manley (-10) – Best-of -Three Frames

2018 Memorial Cup Finalists Leon Mozejko, Dan Lewis [Tournament Director] and John Manley

John started the match better, Leon a little nervy.  The players were almost level approaching the end of frame one. John looking the favourite.  A pivotal moment changed the direction of the match.  Leon’s safety shot, with a flick off the yellow snookered John behind the brown ball.  From this, Leon’s consistent form shown all day came to the fore.  Clinching the frame and winning the final 2-0.

Alongside the main tournament, a high break award.  This year, a player’s handicap would influence their high break.  Adding points to a player with a high handicap and subtracting from the lower handicapped, on a sliding scale.  This introduced to enable any player a chance of winning.  Last year’s overall tournament winner Simon Giblin won the high break award by one point over Jamie Sanderson.

Big thanks for all 20 players whom made the competition a success, enjoyed by all, Saffron Snooker Club for the venue and preparing the tables to the highest quality and finally our Life President Dan Lewis for running the event.

Report by Phil Chapman

*FULLY BOOKED* Reserve Your Place For The Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 18 November 2018

**ALL PLACES NOW TAKEN**

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 going through to the knock out semi finals stage.  The semi finals will be 1 frame time limited to 30 minutes, and the final will be best-of-three frames, no time limit.  Entry will be limited to 20 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.  With the two round robin groups having 10 players in each, your £10 entry guarantees a minimum of 9 frames of snooker!

Date: Sunday 18 November 2018
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to both the afternoon and evening sessions at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2019.  Date to be advised.

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 £10 entry fee via Paypal payment processing.  You don’t need a PayPal account to do this, just have any debit or credit card handy!  Please use your name as the payment reference.  If you wish to pay for other players as well as yourself, please email swdsl@live.co.uk to let us know who you have paid for.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Chairman/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 17 November 2018 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

Don’t miss out, click here to reserve your place and pay via PayPal or debit/credit card now.

Confirmed Paid Entries;
1.   Trevor Parsons
2.   Adam Ingram
3.   Steve Stalley
4.   Leon Mozejko
5.   Bob Fox
6.   Chris Coney
7.   Rob Jones
8.   Jamie Sanderson
9.   Rob Spackman
10.  Aaron Gibson
11.  Mark Starr
12.  Phil Chapman
13.  Simon Chapman
14.  Martin Capdeville
15.  Simon Giblin
16.  Sam Duce
17.  John Manley
18.  Shaun Hunt
19.  Chris Clarke
20.  Bill Clenshaw

Reserve List;
1.  Adrian Shoebridge
2.  Richard Livings

Reserve Your Place For The Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 19 November 2017

**12.11.17 – ALL PLACES NOW TAKEN**

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 19 November 2017
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to both the afternoon and evening sessions at the Master Snooker Tournament on Tuesday 16 January 2018.  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 via Paypal.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  If you wish to pay for other players as well as yourself, please email swdsl@live.co.uk to let us know who you have paid for.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Chairman/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 18 November 2017 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

Don’t miss out, click here to reserve your place and pay via PayPal or debit/credit card now.

Confirmed Paid Entries;
1.   Simon Giblin
2.   Adam Ingram
3.   Leon Mosejko
4.   Bob Fox
5.   Phil Chapman
6.   Steve Stalley
7.   John Manley
8.   Jamie Sanderson
9.   Rob Jones
10. Andy Marshall
11. Bob Burling
12. Richard Livings
13. Nick Selvey*
14. Shaun Hunt
15. Simon Chapman
16. Aaron Gibson
17. Adrian Shoebridge*
18. Brad Parradine
19. Neil Winter
20. Clive Emery*

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, 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.

Don’t miss out, click the logo to reserve your place now…!    Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

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