‘Young Gun’ Jack Hayley Wins The 2019 President’s Cup!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 24 March 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a field of 17 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Both Jack and Bill showed great consistency during the tournament and it was no surprise that the two JP’s Snooker & Pool Club team mates found themselves squaring up against one another in the final.  With Bill having gone 1-0 up and only needing the blue in the second frame to win 2-0, Jack held his nerve and cleared blue to black to level at 1-1.  Nerves were apparent from both players in the third frame, but it was Jack that composed himself first to close out the frame and take the title 2-1.  He received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2020 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 13 January 2020.  Bill received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, each received £10.

Final:
Jack Hayley 2-1 Bill Clenshaw

2019 President’s Cup finalists Bill Clenshaw (left) and Jack Hayley (right) with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

Plate Tournament
Those players who got knocked out in their first playing round got a free entry in the Plate Tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.  8 players entered and it was Dave Spackman and Adam Ingram who got through to the final with Dave closing the match out 2-0.  It could have so easily been a Father v Son final had Rob beat Adam in their semi-final clash.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Dave Spackman 1-0 Peter Saville
Rob Spackman 0-1 Adam Ingram

Plate Final:
Dave Spackman 2-0 Adam Ingram

2019 President’s Cup Plate Winner Dave Spackman with Tournament Director/Referee Dan Lewis

JP’s Snooker & Pool Club Bandits Captain Adam Ingram’s break of 91 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation which this year included cases of real ale, lager, bottles of red and white wine, a bottle of gin, bottles of prosecco, a selection of Easter eggs and boxes of chocolates.

Some photos of the event are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Refurb & Development Ltd for their sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark and Des Cooper for preparing the tables, and Stuart Turner and Dan Lewis for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly and for refereeing the two finals.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 91
Jamie Sanderson 57
Jack Hayley 37
Bill Clenshaw 33, 29, 27
Andrew Green 30

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

2019 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 24 March 2019

The 2019 President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd will be held on Sunday 24 March 2019 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.00am with the draw taking place at 10.30am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 (Juniors aged 14-18 years old are £5) which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Match losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames including the final.  All rounds of the plate tournament up to and including the semi-finals are one frame with the final being best of three as the main tournament.  All matches are to be played off of second half league handicaps.

In accordance with League Rule 27, in order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the President’s Cup Tournament, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.
Prize money and trophies will be on offer 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 any member of the Committee 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, please pay on the day.

The Prize Fund will be split as follows;
Winner £50 + a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2020 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 13 January 2020.
Runner Up £25
Losing Semi-Finalists £10
High Break £10
Plate Winner £20
Plate Runner Up £10

It would be appreciated if all clubs and team captains could encourage as many of their players to enter and help make this year another successful tournament.

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

Whittlesford Brother’s Phil & Simon Take The Titles At The 2018 President’s Cup

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 29 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Bradley Parradine 2-1 Sam Duce
Adam Ingram 0-2 Phil Chapman
Jeremy Dyer 0-2 Bill Clenshaw
Andrew Green 2-0 Leon Mozjeko

Semi Finals:
Bradley Parradine 0-2 Phil Chapman
Bill Clenshaw 2-1 Andrew Green

Both Phil and Bill showed great consistency during the tournament and with Bill having gone 1-0 up, Phil dug deep to level at 1-1.  Phil used all his experience though to close out a close final frame and take the title 2-1.  Phil received the £70 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2019 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Bill received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Andrew Green and Bradley Parradine each received £10.

Final:
Phil Chapman 2-1 Bill Clenshaw

Phil Chapman and Bill Clenshaw shake hands before starting the 2018 President’s Cup final

Plate Tournament
Those players who got knocked out in their first playing round got a free entry in the Plate Tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.  12 players entered and it was Whittlesford team mates Simon Chapman and veteran player Bob Fox who got through to the final.  Simon won the final 2-0.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Bob Fox 1-0 Stewart Hart
Simon Chapman v John Manley

Plate Final:
Simon Chapman 2-0 Bob Fox

Whittlesford team mates Bob Fox and Simon Chapman are all smiles before their best-of-three-frames President’s Cup Plate final

JP’s Snooker & Pool Club junior player 14 year old Jack Hayley’s break of 71 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  Jack has impressed a lot of  league players this year with his rapid improvement and cool temperament and is certainly a player to watch for the future playing now off a handicap of -15.For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation which this year included cases of Foster’s, Guinness, Stella Artois, Doom Bar together with bottles of red and white wine, a bottle of vodka, a bottle of prosecco, a selection of Easter eggs and boxes of chocolates.

Some photos of the event are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Refurb & Development Ltd for their sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark and Des Cooper for preparing the tables, and Stewart Hart and Peter Saville for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Jack Hayley 71
Adam Ingram 60
Rob Spackman 59
Ian Croxford 56
Cliff Emery 33

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

2018 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 18 March 2018

The 2018 President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.00am with the draw taking place at 10.30am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 (Juniors aged 14-18 years old are £5) which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Match losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames including the final.  All rounds of the plate tournament up to and including the semi-finals are one frame with the final being best of three as the main tournament.  All matches are to be played off of second half league handicaps.

In accordance with League Rule 27, in order for a player to be eligible to enter and play in the President’s Cup Tournament, they must have played in a minimum of either 3 league or cup matches in the first half of the season.
Prize money and trophies will be on offer 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 any member of the Committee 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, please pay on the day.

The Prize Fund will be split as follows;
Winner £50 + a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2019 Masters Snooker Tournament on Monday 14 January 2019
Runner Up £25
Losing Semi-Finalists £10
High Break £10
Plate Winner £20
Plate Runner Up £10

A poster is available to print here or from the league website.  It would be appreciated if all clubs and team captains could encourage as many of their players to enter and help make this year another successful tournament.

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com