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.
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
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.
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Mark Halls
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
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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