‘Ace Alex’ Wins The 2017 President’s Cup And Ingram Retains The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 33 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Richard Breen -17 1-2 Mark Halls +13
Phil Chapman +6 2-1 Kevin Calver +37
Alex Clenshaw -2 2-1 Rob Spackman -25
Steve Stalley +14 1-2 Bill Clenshaw +6

Semi Finals:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Bill Clenshaw
Phil Chapman 1-2 Mark Halls

With 15 year old Alex being on razor sharp form having entered a junior tournament the day before knocking in a 76 break, the final was rather one sided and he won comfortably 2-0.  Mark however showed great consistency during the tournament having been runner up in the tournament last year.  Alex received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Mark received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Bill Clenshaw and Phil Chapman each received £10.

Final:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Mark Halls

2017 President’s Cup Winner Alex Clenshaw presented with the main trophy by sponsor Refurb & Developments Ltd’s Nick Selvey and SWDSL President Dan Lewis.

2017 President’s Cup Runner Up Mark Halls

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.  16 players entered and it was Adam Ingram and Andrew Green who got through to the final.  Adam won the final 2-1 to retain the title he won last year.

Adam Ingram’s break of 62 in the plate final secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Aaron Gibson -10 0-1 Adam Ingram -61
John Manley -14 0-1 Andrew Green -7

Plate Final:
Adam Ingram 2-1 Andrew Green

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 a £20 Prezzo gift card, £20 Pizza Express gift card, £10 Costa Coffee gift card, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Magners cider, a mixed case of Real English Ales, bottles of red and white wine, and various boxes of chocolates/biscuits.

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 Cooper for preparing the tables, and Dan Lewis for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram and Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 62, 54, 46, 38
Richard Breen 53
Alex Clenshaw 41, 39, 39
Peter Saville 28

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Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

2017 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 12 March 2017

The 2017 President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd will be held on Sunday 12 March 2017 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, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.  All matches are 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 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament
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

Quarter Finals Round – All Tournaments

The drawsheets for the Quarter Finals Round of the Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles and John Webb Plate are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 March 2017 and played by 28 March 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

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

Vic Harris Snooker League Retain 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge

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The 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Defending champions Vic Harris Snooker League took on teams from the surrounding snooker leagues of Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Ipswich, South Beds and Norwich in this annual round robin tournament where teams of 3 players play 2 frames back-to-back against their opposite number from each team.

After 9 rounds of hard match play snooker, the Vic Harris Snooker League successfully retained the title they won last year with 33 points, with Saffron Walden A Snooker finishing as runners up with 30 points.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Winners – Vic Harris Snooker League

 

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Runners Up (and out of focus) – Saffron Walden A

Adam Ingram, Tournament Secretary would like to thank Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre for providing the venue for the event, Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants for his continued sponsorship the tournament, and Pat Manley and Steve Stalley who did a superb job of keeping account of all the frames won and lost and ensuring the scoreboard was kept up to date.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament – Russell Huxter (15 out of 16 frames)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner – J Parkin 105 (Vic Harris)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Team Scores

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – High Breaks Leaderboard

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Player Scores

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 26 February 2017

The 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB1 3EW, on Sunday 26 February 2017.  The Club will be open from 10.00am to enable a prompt start at 10.30am.  Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support their respective leagues, the club has a comfortable bar with hot and cold food available during the day.

The snooker leagues confirmed as participating are Cambridge, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Ipswich, Norwich and defending champions Vic Harris.

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are once again entering both an A team and a B team.  The players representing the Saffron Walden A team are Jason Pegram, Adam Ingram and Russell Huxter.  The B team is Jonathan Wells, Rob Spackman and Sam Duce.  Good luck to both our teams!

The Prize Fund for this tournament is as follows;
Winning Team £90
Runners Up £45
Highest Break £20
Player Of The Tournament £20

For any queries concerning this tournament, please contact the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

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Last 16 Round – Scratch Plus Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Plus Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

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

Last 16 Round – Scratch Singles

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

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

Last 16 Round – The John Webb Plate

The drawsheet for the Last 16 Round of the John Webb Plate [Handicap Singles Plate tournament] is now uploaded to the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

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

BSRBL Rogues – Withdrawal From Three Player Division

Following two incidents that occurred during a League Cup Match between the Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion Rogues and the Saffron Snooker Flukes at Saffron Snooker Club on Wednesday 12 January 2017, unfortunately the Rogues have decided to withdraw from the Three Player Division with immediate effect.

An Emergency Committee Meeting was held on Sunday 15 January 2017 to discuss the incidents that took place and having reviewed the evidence in detail from witnesses present on the night and written statements from those involved, the Committee unanimously agreed to give life time bans to Kevin O’Neill and Nicholas Griggs from any further involvement with the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League.  The remaining registered players are more than welcome to register for new teams and continue playing for the rest of the season.  Please could their new Captains inform us via the New Player Registration Form on the website.

As a result of the Rogues withdrawal from the Three Player Division, all of their first half league results have now been expunged and taken off of the league table.  The fixtures have also been updated to include an extra free week for all teams.  Due to the fact that league cup, league and tournament matches have since taken place using the second half handicaps, these will not be altered to reflect the matches expunged.

Should any league members wish to discuss the above further, then please do not hesitate to contact either the Chairman, Dan Lewis, or the League Secretary, Simon Chapman.

**New Postal Address For League/Cup Match Results Cards**

As many of you are by now aware the Royal British Legion Club in Bishop’s Stortford has been earmarked for closure sometime during 2017 and as a consequence our Fixtures/Results Secretary Cathy O’Neill has joined a new RBL Club near Ely.  We all wish her every success in her new venture.

Accordingly, please could all Captains and Vice Captains that usually post their League Results Cards to her please ensure that with immediate effect that they are posted to Cathy’s new address which has been emailed to all team Captains.  If at any time you need a reminder then please contact us.

With the age of technology that we are currently in, results cards can instead of being posted be scanned and emailed to swdsl@live.co.uk or photographed on a smartphone and posted to the WhatsApp Group.  This is easier to do and saves you a postage stamp!

With Cathy moving out of the area she has advised us that she will be stepping down from the Committee at the end of the season and has kindly offered to continue working remotely until the end of the current league season for which we are very grateful for.  Cathy has done a fantastic job since she took over from Tony Webber in 2011 and we cannot thank her enough for all her hard work.  Without a Fixtures/Results Secretary the league ceases to function so we are pleased to announce that Trevor Parsons has volunteered to take up the reigns for next season and will be shadowing Cathy over the next months to ensure a smooth transition.

Should you have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact either Cathy or Peter Saville.

2016/17 League Season – 2nd Half Player Handicaps – Updated 13 March 2017

All player handicaps for the 2nd half of the 2016/17 league season have been updated to reflect the results of the first half of the season up to and including league cup week prior to the Christmas break.  Should you have any queries regarding your revised handicap then please email swdsl@live.co.uk in the first instance.

2016/17 Handicaps – Updated 13.03.17
Players Name: Handicap
ARCHER D 32
BANKS S 0
BANKS S 21
BARKER P -7
BELTON C 59
BOTHWELL J 16
BOTHWELL S -7
BRACE D -16
BRAYBROOKE M 20
BREEN R -17
BULL P 7
BURFORD D 37
BURFORD S 15
BURLING B -10
CALVER K 37
CALVER L 60
CAPDEVILLE M 22
CARR A 31
CHABAUTY R 2
CHAMBERS M 39
CHAPMAN M 35
CHAPMAN P 6
CHAPMAN S 8
CLARK C -6
CLARKE G 32
CLARKE L 24
CLENSHAW A -20
CLENSHAW B 6
COLLINS A -5
COOPER M 13
CORBISHLEY M 24
COVILLE L 51
CRACKNELL B 18
CROXFORD I -36
CUNDALL K 31
CUSHION M -43
DRIVER G -37
DUCE S -22
DYER J 40
EDMONSTON D -39
ELLET C 29
ELSOM K 13
EXLEY N 14
FABER B 25
FANTHORPE J 14
FINDLAY D 22
FITZWILLIAM D 9
FOX B 37
FRYATT P -50
GIBLIN S -21
GIBSON A -10
GILDER J 28
GILDER L 27
GREEN A -7
GREEN A 44
GREGSON T 28
GRIGGS C 14
GRIGGS N 20
HALLS M 13
HARDIE A -15
HARGREAVES M 11
HARRIS D 22
HART S 21
HEWITT S -12
HOBDAY C 31
HOUSTON C 1
HUGHES T 2
HUNT S 27
HUXTER R -49
INGRAM A -61
JENNER BAILEY 19
JONES J -33
JONES P 65
JONES R 6
KEEBLE G -45
KENNY I 45
KEPHALAS R 24
KIDMAN R 5
KING A 16
LAWRENCE M 3
LEAVERS R -23
LEESON T -15
LEWIS D 27
LEWIS T 28
LIVINGS R 46
LOVEDAY R 37
LOVELL B 10
MALYON R 17
MANLEY J -14
MANLEY P -32
MARSHALL A 1
MARSHALL S 17
MARTIN S 23
MIDDLEDITCH T 16
MOONEY D -23
MORTIMER D 19
MOULES Jack 26
MOULES James 36
MOZEJKO L 12
MURDOCH C 33
MYALL R 27
NEWMAN D 22
NORMAN L 40
NORMAN P 45
O’NEILL C 47
O’NEILL K 34
OXBORROW N 31
PAINOT S -27
PALMER M 40
PARADINE B 40
PARADINE S 3
PARFITT B 16
PARKER J 18
PARRISH S 2
PARSONS T 7
PATMORE M 8
PATTEN R 38
PEARCE M 26
PEGRAM J -58
PILAY U -17
PINNOCK D 25
POWELL B 25
PRENTICE P 19
PULLUM B 4
RAWLINGS I 32
RICHARDSON K 34
ROBERSON A 7
ROBERSON K -8
ROSE D 24
RUDD A -25
RULE K 23
RULE P 47
SAVILLE P 2
SAWYER J 32
SAWYER T 17
SELVEY N -2
SEWELL R 33
SHOEBRIDGE A 3
SLEEMAN Mick 30
SMITH M 9
SOWMAN J 42
SPACKMAN D 32
SPACKMAN R -25
SPEED M 21
STALLEY S 14
STARR K 0
STARR M 47
TEDMAN D 6
THORPE J 31
TURNER S -33
WARD S 7
WATSON G -6
WELLS A 38
WELLS J -46
WESTWOOD B -16
WHITE M -22
WILKINSON A 0
WILLIS R 14
WILSON S 8
WINGATE R 28
WINTER N -13
WOOD D 7
WRENTMORE J 31
WYATT T 48
YOUNG J 10

2016/17 League Season – First Half Review

The first half of the 2016/17 League Season has produced some fantastic snooker so far, here is a quick review at the half way stage;

Three Player Division
After 15 matches played and with the largest ever division of 16 teams, Takeley Cueballs on 58 points lead their stable mates Takeley Hurricanes by 1 point who are on 57 points.  In third spot on 54 points Birchanger Social Club continue a great run of form.  Propping the bottom of the table up are Saffron Snooker Spiders with 28 points – can they do what BSRBL Rogues did last season and produce a title winning comeback?  Having said that, defending champions BSRBL Rogues are 2nd from bottom on 34 points, surely they can’t do it again…can they?

The high break in the Three Player Division has changed hands a few times and is currently held by S Painot (JP’s Outlaws) with 99.  Will we get a ton this season?

Four Player Division
After 12 matches played, Saffron Snooker Flukes lead the rest of the division with 30 points, 1 point ahead of Newport C on 29 points and 3 points ahead of defending champions Widdington Warriors on 27 points.

No high break over 25 has yet to be formally recorded – if we have missed it please let us know!

With the Last 16 Round of the League Cup being played w/c 9 January 2017, both divisions restart the following week during w/c 16 January 2017.

Don’t forget that all tournament drawsheets have been updated and the next rounds are now in play.

Last 16 Round – Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles

The drawsheets for the Last 16 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now updated on the league website.  Please note that all matches are to be arranged by 14 February 2017 and played by 28 February 2017.

Please could the winner of each match report the result to the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram within 24 hours to enable the tournament drawsheet to be updated for the next round.

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