‘Pot-tastic Pegram’ Wins The 2019 Memorial Cup!

The annual Saffron Walden and District Snooker League Memorial Cup tournament, took place on Sunday 17th November 2019.

In a change to the previous round robin format, the event this year was sponsored and held at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club on a knockout tournament basis with each round being best-of-three frames with prize money going to the winner, runner up and losing semi-finalists.  As usual, matches were played off of current league handicaps.

After a Preliminary Round and Last 16, the Quarter Final Round started to show which players were in good form and Colin Pegram, Simon Giblin, Keith Youell and Leon Mozejko all emerged through to the Semi-Finals with only 1 frame being conceded between them.

Quarter-Finals
Colin Pegram 2-1 Bill Clenshaw
Simon Giblin 2-0 Carl Cooper
Peter Saville 0-2 Keith Youell
Leon Mozejko 2-0 Ellis Pridmore

In a similar vein to the Quarter Finals, the two eventual finalists Leon and Colin both powered through their Semi Final matches with ease to set up a mouth watering clash in the final.

Semi-Finals
Keith Youell 0-2 Leon Mozejko
Colin Pegram 2-0 Simon Giblin

In a very quick final, Colin showed his class and experience by beating defending Champion Leon 2-0 who was appearing in his third final in three years, quite an achievement in itself.  Along with the title, Colin bagged the £100 winners prize money, with Leon picking up £50 for runner up.  Keith and Simon both took a consolation prize of £25 each.  The Memorial Cup will be formally presented to Colin at our Finals / Trophy Evening.

2019 Memorial Cup Winner Colin Pegram

Final
Colin Pegram 2-0 Leon Mozejko

Keith Youell recorded the high break of the day with 45.

Many thanks to all the 24 players who made the tournament a success, JP’s Snooker & Pool Club for providing the venue and preparing the tables to the highest quality, and finally our Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner for running the event.

**Fully Booked** Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 17 November 2019

The Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner is pleased to announce a new and exciting format for the annual Memorial Cup Tournament.  The event this year will be held at JP’s Snooker & Pool Club on Sunday 17 November 2019 on a knockout tournament basis with each round being best-of-three frames with prize money going to the winner, runner up and losing semi-finalists.  As usual, matches will be played off of league handicaps.

We are also delighted to confirm our new tournament sponsor and host, JP’s Snooker & Pool Club.

The Entry Fee will be the same as previous years, £10.00 and includes your table light all day.

The Prize Fund will be as follows;
Winner: £100
Runner Up: £50
Losing Semi-Finalists: £25

The winner will get their name engraved on the prestigious perpetual Memorial Cup trophy.  Due to the prize fund being increased, no keepsake trophies will be handed out to the winner and runner up.

Entry will be limited to 24 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.  Entries open on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 10am and will close on midnight on Saturday 9 November 2019.  No entries will be accepted before or after the above dates and any invalid entry monies received will be refunded.  Should we receive more than 24 entrants, we will add the names to the reserve list and contact players in order prior to the day should anyone who has paid drop out.  If your entry is surplus to the 24 confirmed entrants following the draw being undertaken your £10 will be refunded.  In all other circumstances entry fees are non-refundable. 

Date: Sunday 17 November 2019
Club opens from: 9.00am
First round matches start: 9.30am
Venue: JP’s Snooker & Pool Club

Due to the tournament being limited to 24 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the £10 entry fee click here via Paypal payment processing.  Please use your name as the payment reference.

The Treasurer will also accept payment to the league bank account, please contact Peter Saville for further details.

You can pay for 1 other player only at the time of your own entry – please email swdsl@live.co.uk to let us know who you have paid for.

Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added this webpage below as entries are received.

Don’t miss out, click here to reserve your place and pay via PayPal, remember entries close at midnight on Saturday 9 November 2019..

Confirmed Paid Entries;
1.  Leon Mozejko
2.  Jamie Sanderson
3.  Chris Coney
4.  Andrew Green
5.  Richard Breen
6.  Simon Giblin
7.  Steve Stalley
8.  John Manley
9.  Richard Livings
10. Peter Barker
11. Steve Toelkemeier
12. Bill Clenshaw
13. Colin Pegram
14. Aaron Gibson
15. Tony Filocco
16. Martin Capdeville
17. Andy Marshall
18. Bob Burling
19. Carl Cooper
20. Ellis Pridmore
21. Peter Saville
22. Keith Youell
23. Daniel Ramm
24. Ian Croxford

Reserve List;
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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.

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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, 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, 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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