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!

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