2016 Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 10 April 2016

The annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge tournament is being held at Old Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 10 April 2016.

As previous years, both the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League are each entering a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  This year the Saffron Walden League will be represented by Bob Burling, John Manley, Aaron Gibson, David Tedman, Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman [Captain].  In each round, each player will play two frames back-to-back against a player from the other team.

All spectators are welcome to come along and watch from 10am.  The club address is 15 Garden Terrace Rd, Harlow CM17 0AT.

Awesome Walden Win 2015 BS Challenge title

The 9th Annual Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by AJ Electrical was held at Old Harlow War Memorial Club on Sunday 29 March 2015.

The format as previous seasons consists of both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League each entering a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  Saffron Walden was represented by Andrew Green, John Manley, Aaron Gibson, Peter Saville (Captain), Mark Patmore and Phil Chapman.  In each round, the minus players played two frames against each other and the plus players did the same.  Following the three rounds, a fourth round took place which mixed up the order with the minus players taking on the plus players.

Walden raced into an early lead winning the first two rounds 11-1 and 9-3 respectively, to lead 20-4 overall.  With the damage done, Walden secured the title in round three with a 7-5 round win to take a 27-9 overall lead.  Round four was a formality but Walden continued their excellent form on the day to win it 9-3 and to finish with an aggregate score of 36-12 for the tournament.

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Player of the Tournament was Peter Saville who won 7 out of 8 frames and also had the highest break on the day of 34.

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Saffron Walden players:-
Peter Saville won 7/8
John Manley won 7/8
Andrew Green won 6/8
Aaron Gibson won 6/8
Mark Patmore won 5/3
Phil Chapman won 5/3

The Committee of the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League would like to take this opportunity to thank Marc Ridout and Malcolm Springham for organising and running the tournament which was played with a competitive but friendly spirit.  Thanks also to Old Harlow War Memorial Club for allowing us to use the snooker tables for this tournament and for laying on a buffet feast which was enjoyed by all the players, and finally many thanks to our tournament sponsors, AJ Electrical.

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge Tournament – Sunday 23 March 2014

The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by SNOOKERSUCCESS is being held at Old Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014.

As last year, both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League are each entering a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  The Saffron Walden League will be represented by Bob Burling, Steve Bothwell, Neil Winter, Mark Patmore, Chris Clarke and Adrian Shoebridge.  In each round, each player will play two frames back-to-back against a player from the other team.

All spectators are welcome to come along and watch from 10am.  The club address is 15 Garden Terrace Rd, Harlow CM17 0AT.

cropped_small_jpgThis event is being kindly sponsored by local snooker coaching company SNOOKERSUCCESS which is based near to Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire/Essex border and offers its own purpose-built, private coaching facility housing a full-size Riley Aristocrat Championship table.  This eliminates distractions and also enables them to offer full video analysis during coaching sessions. Run by World Snooker Coach Andrew Green, SNOOKERSUCCESS has one simple objective, to help you improve both your ability and enjoyment from the game of snooker.

For more information, please visit their website http://www.snookersuccess.com

BS & District Snooker League secure BS Challenge title with solid performance….

The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Tees Law was held at Old Harlow War Memorial Club on Sunday 14 April 2013.

This year, both the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League and the Bishop’s Stortford & District Snooker League each entered a team consisting of six players, three league handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10.  Saffron Walden was represented by Sam Duce, Kevin Starr (Captain), Peter Saville, Mark Halls, Phil Chapman and John Jay.  In each round, the minus players played two frames against each other and the plus players did the same.  Following the three rounds, a fourth round took place which mixed up the order with the minus players taking on the plus players.

BS raced into an early lead after two rounds and whilst SW started to win more frames in rounds three and four, the damage had been done early on and BS ran out worthy winners securing the title 31-17.  Player of the Tournament was Matt Gardiner, representing BS who won 7 out of 8 frames.

Bishops Stortford players:-
Kevin Goodenough won 6/8, Nobby Clarke won 6/8, Mick Westby won 4/8, Daniel Brace won 5/8, Matt Gardiner won 7/8 and Alex Dellow won 3/8.

Saffron Walden players:-
Sam Duce won 5/8, Kevin Starr won 4/8, Peter Saville won 3/8, Mark Halls won 1/8, John Jay won 1/8 and Phil Chapman won 3/8.

The Committee of the Saffron Walden & District Snooker League would like to take this opportunity to thank Marc Ridout and Malcolm Springham for organising and running the tournament which was played with a competitive but friendly spirit.  Thanks also to Keith Brown of Old Harlow War Memorial Club for allowing us to use the snooker tables for this tournament and for laying on a buffet feast which was enjoyed by all the players, and finally many thanks to our tournament sponsors, Tees Law.

Link to sponsors website : http://www.teeslaw.co.uk

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge – Sunday 14 April 2013

The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by Tees Law will be held on Sunday 14 April 2013 at Old Harlow War Memorial. This year, the format will be such that both leagues will enter a team consisting of six players, three of which are handicapped between -10 and -1, and three between scratch and +10. A draw will be undertaken on the day to see who plays who.

Saffron Walden & District Snooker League Team – Kevin Starr (Captain), Sam Duce, Peter Saville, Mark Halls, John Jay and Phil Chapman.

Play commences at 11am and all spectators are welcome to come along on the day and support our players.

The Saffron Walden & District Snooker League Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Marc Ridout for all his hard work in organising this event and our tournament sponsor Tees Law.

Link to sponsors website : http://www.teeslaw.co.uk