2015/16 League Season Update – March 2016

With 21 matches played to date in the Three Player Division and 22 matches in the Four Player Division, below is a summary of how the 2015/16 league season is progressing in each division.

Three Player Division
Whittlesford Social Club are still leading the Three Player Division league leaders on 72 points, 1 ahead of Saffron Snooker Flukiers who are up to 2nd place on 71 points. Takeley Highwaymen are in 3rd place with 69 points.  All very close with 5 matches remaining.

Burnt Mill’s Jason Pegram still has the Three Player Division highest break of 78 – one of the lowest Three Player Division high breaks in recent seasons, will it be beaten?

Four Player Division
Widdington Warriors have taken the lead in the Four Player Division on 57 points, 2 ahead of Saffron Snooker Flukes who are in 2nd place on 55 points.  Takeley Chipmunks have slipped to 3rd spot on 45 points.  Looks like a two horse race between Widdington and Flukes with 6 matches remaining.

Newport A’s Aaron Gibson still has the Four Player Division highest break of 41.

Can the Saffron Snooker Flukiers / Flukes be the first team in league history to win both the Three and Four Player Divisions in the same season?

2015/16 League Season Update – December 2015

With 12 matches played to date [Sunday 29 November 2015] in both league divisions, below is a summary of how the 2015/16 league season is progressing in each division.

Three Player Division
Whittlesford Social Club are still leading the Three Player Division league leaders on 45 points (3.75 average points per match), with Saffron Snooker Spiders up to 2nd place on 40 points (3.33 ppm). Takeley Highwaymen who have a match in hand on the top two are in 3rd place with 38 points (3.45 ppm).

Burnt Mill’s Jason Pegram currently has the Three Player Division highest break of 78.

Four Player Division
Saffron Snooker Flukes on 34 (2.83 average points per match) points, maintain their lead on Widdington Warriors by 1 point who are in 2nd place on 33 points (2.75 ppm).  Sawston Jets follow in 3rd spot on 25 points (2.08 ppm).  Widdington Warriors are the only team in either division to still be unbeaten having won 7 matches and drawn 5 – a great achievement!

Newport A’s Aaron Gibson currently has the Four Player Division highest break of 41.

2015/16 League Season Update – November 2015

With 8 matches played to date [Sunday 1 November 2015] in both league divisions, here is a summary of how the 2015/16 league season is starting to unfold…

Three Player Division
Whittlesford Social Club are the current Three Player Division league leaders on 31 points, with new team Burnt Mill Bandits closely behind on 29 points.  Saffron Snooker Spiders are in third with 29 points.  With only 2 points separating the top 3 places, this season’s title looks like it could go the distance.

Burnt Mill’s Jason Pegram currently has the Three Player Division highest break of 78.

Four Player Division
Saffron Snooker Flukes on 21 points, lead Widdington Warriors by 1 point on 20 points with Sawston Jets following closely in third spot on 18 points.  Widdington Warriors are the only team in the league to be unbeaten having won 4 matches and drawn 4 matches.

Newport A’s Aaron Gibson currently has the Four Player Division highest break of 41.

SWDSL Newsletter – August 2015

With only 2 weeks to go before the new league season commences, please see below all the information and links that you need to get started.

League Fixtures
Both the Three Player Division and Four Player Division commence during w/c Monday 7 September 2015 and the fixtures for both divisions are now on the league website.

Three Player Division – to view the fixtures click here.

Four Player Division – to view the fixtures click here.

Player Handicaps
These player handicaps for the first half of the season are on the website.  Please can all team captains ensure that any new players that they have registered have been allocated a handicap as a phone call at 7.30pm on your match night won’t be appreciated!  To view the Handicaps List click here.

Tournament Entries
Entries are now being taken for the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles.  All first round losers in the Handicap Singles will be entered into a new plate tournament, The John Webb Plate.
For further information click here.
The deadline for entries is Sunday 27 September 2015.

Registered Players Contact List
The previously used Captains/Vice Captains Contact List, List of Registered Players and Tournament Contact List have been merged into one document on the website, the Registered Players Contact List.  Please can all players remember to let us know if you change your contact number.  To view click here.

Venue Change
Due to circumstances outside of their control, the Bandits and Highwaymen have both left Stansted Social Club to join Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club and Takeley Sports and Social Club respectively.  The League Venues page details the address and map for new league venue Burnt Mill.  It can be found adjacent to the Toby Carvery on Edinburgh Way in Harlow [ps a mid week roast is highly recommended!].

Hopefully this newsletter gives you all the information that you need to be able to start the season off, should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact your League Officers.

SWDSL Newsletter – April 2015

SWDSL Newsletter – April 2015

League
In the Three Player Division, congratulations to Newport Club who have won the Three Player Division title with two matches to spare.  All eyes are now on which team can find a final push to finish as Runners Up.  Currently Saffron Snooker Pockets A and Birchanger Social Club are both tied on 81 points, with Stansted Social Bandits 2 points behind them both on 79.  All 3 teams have 3 matches left to play.     Congratulations to Adam Ingram [Stansted SC Bandits] who is the new leader of the division highest break with a superb 118.

In the Four Player Division, Newport B lead the division by 9 points with 3 matches left to play.  Saffron Snooker Flukes are in second place, 3 points ahead of Takeley Chipmunks in third place.
Congratulations to Nick Selvey [Saffron Ex Cons] who is the new leader of the division highest break with 39.

Tournaments
The Quarter Finals Rounds of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles are now in progress. The updated drawsheets are on the league website.  Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 April 2015 and played by 28 April 2015. 

The Semi Finals Rounds of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are due to be played during May.  Neutral table venues are currently being finalised and will be announced in due course.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015
Congratulations to Norwich Snooker League who secured a hat trick of titles.
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 29 March 2015
Awesome Saffron Walden won the 2015 BS Challenge Tournament 36 frames to 12.
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Player Of The Year / Achievement Award Nominations
The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following annual awards which will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 30 May 2015.
1.  Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2.  Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3.  Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please email swdsl@live.co.uk with your nominations and a brief reasoning as to your choice;

a nomination for the Player Of The Season will probably reflect a player who has a 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 a 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, and please remember that you cannot vote for yourself!

All entries must be received no later than Sunday 3 May 2015.

And Finally…
Snooker Rules Refresher / Referees Seminar – Sunday 1 March 2015
Congratulations to Danielle Findlay who successfully passed her EASB Grade 3 Referees examination under the strict observation of Daniel Lewis.

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2015

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2015

League
In the Three Player Division, Newport Club continue to top the table and are now 12 points ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts who are trailing behind in second place.  Birchanger Social Club and Saffron Snooker Cavaliers are joint third, 3 points behind the Swifts.  Congratulations to Jason Pegrum [Stansted SC Bandits] who is the new leader of the division highest break with an excellent 103.

In the Four Player Division, Newport B lead the division with Saffron Snooker Flukes in second, 1 point behind.  Takeley Chipmunks and Sawston Jets are joint third, 5 points behind the Flukes but Takeley have a game in hand on Sawston.  Aaron Gibson [Newport A] is the current leader of the division highest break with 37.

Tournaments
The Last 16 Rounds of the Handicap Singles and the Handicap Doubles and Last 32 Rounds of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles are now in progress.  The updated drawsheets are on the league website.
Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2015 and played by 28 February 2015.   Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 25 January 2015
Congratulations to Adrian Shoebridge [Saffron Snooker Spiders] who won the President’s Cup last Sunday beating Jack Squires [Birchanger Social Club] in the final 2-0.  Congratulations also to Richard Livings [Saffron Snooker Swifts] who held off all challengers for the President’s Cup Plate title and beat Mark Halls [Saffron Snooker Pockets A] in the final.
The High Break of the day was 65 by Chris Patient [Saffron Snooker Flukes].
Click here for the full tournament report. 

Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015

The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB13EW, on Sunday 22 February 2015.  The Club will be open from 10.30am to enable a prompt start at 11.00am.  The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Braintree, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, South East Essex (Vic Harris) and defending champions Norwich.
All spectators are welcome to come along and watch.  Committee Members Pat Manley and Steve Stalley will be running the tournament on the day..

And Finally…
The Masters Snooker Tournament Tickets  – Monday 12 January 2015

These were won by Richard Livings and Mickey Cushion who both really enjoyed the day with their guests, as did auction winner Martin Capdeville who brought along his father Paul.  In total £50 was raised for the Diabetes UK charity.

SWDSL Newsletter – December 2014

SWDSL Newsletter – December 2014

League
In the Three Player Division, Newport Club continue to top the table ahead of Saffron Snooker Pockets A trailing in second.  Jonathan Wells [Stansted Highwaymen] is the current leader of the division highest break with 98.

In the Four Player Division, Newport B lead the division with Sawston Jets in second.  Aaron Gibson [Newport A] is the current leader of the division highest break with 37.

Tournaments
The Last 32 Round of the Handicap Singles and the Handicap Doubles are both well underway.  The drawsheets are on the league website, as is the Player Contact List.
Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 December 2014 and played by 28 December 2014.    Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
The League Cup drawsheet for the Last 32 Round is online and all 6 matches are to be played during w/c 15 December 2014.  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.  Thanks to our tournament sponsor ION Science Ltd.
Click here for the League Cup Drawsheet

The Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles drawsheets and contact lists will be uploaded to the website once the draws have been finalised at the end of December.

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League won their first round match 7-5 in the Harrow & District Snooker League Annual-Inter League Tournament.
Click here for full match report

Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014
Congratulations to Andrew Green who won the Memorial Cup beating Chris Patient 2-1 in the final.
Click here for full report of the Memorial Cup Tournament

Win a Pair of All Day Tickets to The Masters Snooker Tournament  – Monday 12 January 2015
Entrants to pick a number(s) from a list held at Saffron Snooker Club at £2 per number.

The draw is for a chance to win one of two pairs of All Day Tickets worth a total of £80 to watch both the afternoon and evening sessions of the Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Place on Monday 12 January 2015.  We have two pairs in total to raffle so there are two chances to win!

All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a charity.  A random draw for the two pairs of tickets will take place on Sunday 21 December 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Please contact Mark Cooper at Saffron Snooker Club to purchase your lucky numbers.  This raffle is open only to registered league members.

And Finally…
The second half handicaps will be uploaded to the website as soon as the macro has been completed. To assist us please could all Captains ensure that their league / league cup match result cards have been posted to Cathy O’Neill as soon as the matches in December have been completed.

We wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

SWDSL Newsletter – November 2014

SWDSL Newsletter – November 2014

League
With 2 months of league matches now played in the Three Player Division, Newport Club continue to top the table on 39 points, 5 ahead of Saffron Snooker Pockets A on 34, and 8 ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts on 31.  Newport Club and Saffron Snooker Cavaliers remain the only two unbeaten teams. Jonathan Wells [Stansted Highwaymen] is the current leader of the division highest break with 98.

In the Four Player Division, Sawston Jets and Newport A both top the table on 19 points, 2 ahead of Newport B on 17.

Tournaments
The Last 64 Round of the Handicap Singles and the Handicap Doubles are both well underway.  The drawsheets are on the league website, as is the Player Contact List.

Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 November 2014 and played by 28 November 2014.    

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
 
The League Cup Drawsheet for the Last 32 Round is online and all 6 matches are to be played during w/c 15 December 2014.  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.
Click here for the League Cup Drawsheet

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Harrow & District Snooker League Annual Inter-League Tournament.  The Inter-League Tournament comprises of 9 district snooker leagues playing in a straight knock out draw.  This year the leagues taking part are Harrow, Saffron Walden, Watford, Reading, South Beds, North London, Thames Valley, Welwyn Garden City and Milton Keynes.

Saffron Walden’s match in the 1st Round is away to Welwyn Garden City [Goffs Oak Comrades Club – 5.30pm start] on Sunday 23 November 2014.  Each team comprises of 6 players [ranked 1 to 6] who each play 2 frames against their opposite number.  For those that may wish to come along and support the Saffron Walden team, please contact Adam Ingram as several cars will be travelling and lifts may be able to be shared.

The six players selected to represent our league are Adam Ingram [captain], Jonathan Wells, Russell Huxter, Graham Driver, Stuart Turner and Michael Cushion.  Good luck team!

REMINDER: Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014
Round Robin format handicap singles, 7 frames guaranteed for £10 entry which includes your table light all day!  Entry is limited to 32 players and places are starting to fill up so don’t miss out.  Any places that are still available on the day will be filled strictly on a first-come-first-served basis.  Payment can be made online via paypal or debit/credit card.  
Click here for full details of the Memorial Cup Tournament

Committee – League Secretary
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Shaun Hunt who joined the Committee at the AGM in June as our new League Secretary has had to step down and we are keen to refill this important committee position as soon as possible.  We are looking for someone who can commit to help run the snooker league 2-3 hours per month, is organised and has basic computing skills to use email, type meeting agendas/minutes etc.

If you are interested or would like a bit more information about what the role entails then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville via email swdsl@live.co.uk to discuss further.

And Finally…
Please see below a recent post on our league website that you may of missed;
Miss Rule Clarification – Snookers Required

SWDSL Newsletter – October 2014

SWDSL Newsletter – October 2014

League
With 5 league matches now played in the Three Player Division, Newport Club currently lead on 21 points, 2 ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts on 19 and 4 ahead of Saffron Snooker Cavaliers on 17.  Jonathan Wells [Stansted Highwaymen] is the current leader of the division highest break with 98.

In the Four Player Division after 4 matches played, Newport A and Takeley Chipmunks are both tied on 10 points, however both the Saffron Snooker Ex Cons and Saffron Snooker Flukes have a match in hand having played 3 matches each and have 8 and 7 points respectively so it remains all very close so far.

Tournaments
The drawsheets for the Handicap Singles [Last 128 Round] and the Handicap Doubles [Last 64 Round] are now on the league website, as is the Player Contact List.

Please note that matches in the Last 128 Round of the Handicap Singles matches are to be arranged by 14 October 2014 and played by 28 October 2014.  All Last 64 Round Doubles Matches have to be arranged by 14 November 2014 and played by 28 November 2014.  The same dates apply to the Last 64 Round of the Handicap Singles.

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

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, 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.

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

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/

And Finally…
Thanks to all Captains who have been submitting their match results to us swiftly.  Hopefully you will have all noticed that the league tables and results are being updated by the end of each playing week, sometimes by a Thursday morning!  Keep it going please.

SWDSL Newsletter – August 2014

Firstly a warm welcome to all our league members, new, old and returning, we wish you all an enjoyable season!

With the 2014/15 Snooker League Season nearly upon us, just a quick reminder that our website, http://www.swdsl.co.uk/ has been updated over the summer break with all the relevant information that you will need to start the new league season.

This includes the following;
Three Player Division Fixtures [from 1 September 2014]
Four Player Division Fixtures [from 8 September 2014]
Season Calendar [Sept 2014 to May 2015]
Captains / Vice Captains List
New Committee Members
Changes to League Rules
League Cup Drawsheet – Last 32 Round

The Player Handicaps List will be uploaded shortly; we have had a lot of new players registered over the past couple of weeks who have had to be allocated handicaps which takes time and the list keeps changing!

Coming soon to the website;
Updated WBPSA Official Rules of Snooker
EASB Foul & Miss Flowchart

More Newsletters to follow as the season unfolds.  If you haven’t already done so, please ‘Like’ our Facebook Page and/or follow us on Twitter @swdsl to keep up to date with everything as it happens, our social media is updated regularly!

p.s. if you haven’t received a copy of this newsletter by email then why not sign up to our mailing list, please click the link below to add you name and email address.  We aim to send out regular updates to our subscribers throughout the season.

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SWDSL Newsletter – April 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

League
In the Three Player Division, with BSSC B and Dunmow Club both tied in first place going into the final league match of the season, and with Whittlesford 2 points behind with Saffron Pockets B only 3 points behind the joint leaders also, potentially 4 different teams could win the league title or indeed finish as runners up this week so all still to play for. Adam Ingram (Sawbo USC) is in line for the league high break trophy with an 86.

In the Four Player Division, congratulations to defending title holders Saffron Snooker Flukes who managed to secure victory again and impressively with two league matches left to play. In a fierce battle for the runners up spot, all will depend on how Sawston Jets, Newport A and Widdington Warriors get on in their final league matches. Jeremy Jones (Saffron Flukes) is in line for the league high break trophy with a 51.

Tournaments
We are now at the Semi Finals round stage of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles and to all those players that have made it through…congratulations! Please note that the availability of league venues is currently being finalised so that neutral tables/referees etc can be provided for these matches, and these will be announced shortly.

The dates for all Semi Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and 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.

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Roger Loveday
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe v Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014
SF1 – Bothwell/Bothwell v Croxford/Breen
SF2 – Manley/Jones v Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Andy Webb
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge v Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 / Wednesday 30 April 2014
SF1 – Adam Ingram v Jonathan Wells
SF2 – Darren Edmonston v Russell Huxter

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge – Sunday 23 March 2014
The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by SNOOKERSUCCESS was held at the Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014. The Bishop’s Stortford Snooker League successfully defended the title they won 12 months ago by 26 points to 22 and it was all to play for going into the final round of matches. Well done to our boys who gave it their all on the day, Bob Burling, Neil Winter, Aaron Gibson, Mark Patmore, Chris Clark and Adrian Shoebridge.
Please click link for the full tournament report : https://swdsl.co.uk/2014/03/23/bs-snooker-league-retain-challenge-trophy/

Player Of The Year/Achievement Award Nominations
The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following awards that will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.
1. Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2. Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3. Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please send your nominations via email to swdsl@live.co.uk with a brief reasoning as to your choice. 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 Sunday 4 May 2014.

Notice Of AGM – Tuesday 24 June 2014
The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 7.30pm. All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative. It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 27 May 2014.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville.

Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening – Saturday 17 May 2014
Please note date for your diary. Further details to be issued in the May Newsletter but likely to be same format as last year with some of the snooker finals being played to a conclusion, a buffet being provided and then the presentation of the season trophies. Please come along for what is always an enjoyable evening. Please note that any trophies not collected on the night will be retained by the league and used for next season. If you cannot attend then please send a representative to collect on your behalf.

And Finally….
We know it is a bit early but just to let you know that the 2014/15 Team & Player Registration Form is on the league website. It is very easy to use, will only take you a couple of minutes and automatically sends your entry through to us…no scanning/emailing/posting required. All entry forms must be received by the date of the AGM which is Tuesday 24 June 2014.

SWDSL Newsletter – March 2014

March 2014 Newsletter
League 
In the Three Player Division, BSSC B appear to have an unassailable lead going into the final 6 matches leading Saffron Snooker Pockets B, Whittlesford Social Club and Dunmow Club by 8 points who look like they are all in a three way race to the Runners Up spot. Adam Ingram (Sawbo USC) currently has the highest recorded break in the division with 86.

In the Four Player Division, again with 6 matches left to play, defending title holders Saffron Snooker Flukes currently have a 5 point lead ahead of Sawston Jets, with Widdington Warriors 7 points off the lead.  Jeremy Jones (SS Flukes) has the highest break so far with 51.
 
Tournaments
The Quarter Finals Round of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now in progress, and all matches are to be arranged no later than Friday 21 March 2014 and be played by Monday 31 March 2014.  All drawsheets can be found on the league website.  Should you have any issues trying to contact your opponent then please advise the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

Saffron Walden Challenge – Sunday 23 February 2014
The Saffron Walden Challenge, sponsored by Bushwood Accountants was held at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014.  Norwich Snooker League successfully defended the title they won 12 months ago by 1 point ahead of Saffron Walden who finished as Runners Up.  Well done to our team Adam Ingram, Russell Huxter and Darren Edmonston.  There was some consolation for Adam who in his last frame of the tournament secured the high break of the day with a flawless 124.
Please click link for the full tournament report : https://swdsl.co.uk/2014/02/23/norwich-retain-saffron-walden-challenge-title-by-one-point/

League Website – www.swdsl.co.uk
The league website was relaunched on 1 March 2014.  The new platform allows additional features to be utilised and the website now fully encompasses the ‘SWDSL News and Views’ section so all league information is in one place.  One new feature allows all new posts to the website to be automatically sent through to our Social Media Feeds [Facebook Page and Twitter] so however you choose to keep in touch you with the latest news you shouldn’t (hopefully) miss anything.
If you have any issues navigating around the new layout or have any ideas for content then please contact Peter Saville via email swdsl@live.co.uk.

Referees Seminar – Sunday 9 March 2014
For all those that wish to brush up on their refereeing skills or just have a better understanding of the basics, our League President/Chairman and EASB Director of Referees Mr Dan Lewis will be holding a ‘Referees Seminar’ at WT’s Snooker Club in Cambridge on Sunday 9 March 2014.  Spaces are limited so if you are interested please contact us via email at swdsl@live.co.uk and we will book your place with Dan.  The address of WT’s is 39b Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1BG.

Play The Snooker Professionals Charity Day – Sunday 23 March 2014
ethan_snooker_2014Building on the success of last years event where over £700 was raised, Saffron Snooker Club and local businessman Kevin Starr are proud to once again host the ‘Play the Snooker Professionals Charity Day’ in aid of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund featuring World Snooker Professional Snooker Players Martin ‘the MOD’ O’Donnell and Allan ‘the Albino Assassin’ Taylor.

Please click link below for further information or to open a printable pdf please click the poster image.

https://swdsl.co.uk/2014/03/02/play-the-professionals-charity-day-sunday-23-march-2014/

And Finally….
We have added voting polls to the league website so from the Quarter Finals you can vote for who you think will win the League Cup, Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Plus Singles and Scratch Singles.  Voting closes at 10pm on Sunday 9 March 2014.

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2014

February 2014 Newsletter
League
No sooner have we started the second half of the season, once again it is disappointing that some team captains are continuing to be persistently late in texting their results and posting their results cards. As a consequence, the Committee will be proposing for a new rule to be included in the league rules for next season to deduct penalty points from offending teams. Currently the league table for last week cannot be finalised due to results still awaited.
So for the rest of this season until this matter can be resolved at the AGM, please could BOTH Team Captains text Adam Ingram and Cathy O’Neill the match result (or use the free online submission form on the league website) following the conclusion of each league match. If you are a member of our Facebook Group, please also post on there so players can see the other teams results. Thank you.

Tournaments
The last 16 rounds of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now in progress, and all matches are due to be arranged no later than Friday 21 February 2014 and played by Friday 28 February 2014. All drawsheets can be found on the league website. Should you have any issues trying to contact your opponent then please advise the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

President’s Cup – Sunday 26 January 2014
The 2014 and 24th Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd was held at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 26 January 2014 with 37 league members entering. Please see our full tournament report here;
https://swdslnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/chapman-wins-presidents-cup-and-fanthorpe-retains-plate/

President’s Cup Winner : Simon Chapman
Runner Up : Em Simmons
Losing Semi Finalists : Steve Parradine and Jack Bothwell
Plate Winner : Joe Fanthorpe
Plate Runner Up : Nigel Ginn
Tournament High Break : Adam Ingram 78

Saffron Walden Challenge – Sunday 23 February 2014
The Saffron Walden Challenge, sponsored by Bushwood Accountants is being held at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014. The leagues entering are Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Norwich (defending champions), Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Braintree and the South East Essex (Vic Harris) Snooker League . All spectators are welcome. Please see SWDSL News & Views for further details.

Snooker Etiquette
The Committee would like to remind all registered league players that whilst playing and refeering during league matches and tournaments that there is a level of etiquette expected which makes snooker the gentleman’s sport that we all love to play. To view our recent post on this subject, please click link below;
https://swdslnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/snooker-etiquette-a-few-reminders-pointers/

SWDSL Newsletter – January 2014

Dear League Member,

The Committee wish you all a very Happy New Year.  January is a busy month for the league so we shall try and keep this Newsletter as brief as possible!

Second Half of the League Season and Updated Handicaps
The Four Player Division recommences w/c Monday 6 January 2014 with the Three Player Division w/c Monday 13 January 2014.  The Updated Handicaps List is now online and we ask that all team captains ensure that a copy is displayed in their Club and that their own players are aware of their new handicap.

At the half way stage, BSSC B currently lead the Three Player Division on 51 points, 6 points ahead of Saffron Snooker Pockets B who are in second place on 45 points and Sawbridgeworth USC Bandits in third place on 43 points.  Legion Tornados and Saffron Snooker Spiders are also both on 43 points.  The Three Player Division High Break is currently 86 by Adam Ingram.

In the Four Player Division, Saffron Snooker Flukes have regained top spot from Sawston Jets (due to more matches won) who are both on 32 points.  Both teams are closely followed by Widdington Warriors on 31 points and Newport A on 29 points.  The Four Player Division High Break is currently 51 by Jeremy Jones.

Tournaments
President’s Cup – Sunday 26 January 2014
The President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 26 January 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.30am with the draw taking place at 11.00am sharp. 
The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Round losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.

The event is once again being kindly sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd.  Prize money and trophies are available 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 Peter Saville 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.

Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles – Last 32 Round
The Last 32 Round of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles is now open and all matches are to be played by Monday 27 January 2014.  The drawsheets and contact lists are available to view on the league website.  As with the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles, it is the responsibility of both players to contact each other to arrange the match, with the home player to offer 3 dates when the home table is available.  If the home table isn’t available, then the home player can offer a neutral venue but for the purposes of the tournament remains as the home player.  For those players already through to the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles, these matches can be played between now and Friday 28 February 2014, a revised drawsheet will be issued however following the completion of the Last 32 Round at the end of January.

Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles – Last 16 Round
The Last 16 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles is also now open and all matches are to be played by Friday 28 February 2014.

Should you have any queries regarding the above League Tournaments then please do not hesitate to contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram.

Yours in sport,

The Committee