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