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

Vic Harris Snooker League Clinch 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge By 1 Frame!

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The 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 28 February 2016.

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

The Vic Harris Snooker League proved worthy winners of the 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge title with 33 points with Ipswich Snooker League finishing as runners up with 32 points.  Ipswich led the tournament right up till round 7, but a strong round 8 gave Vic Harris a 3 point lead going into the final round and although Ipswich won 5-1 and Vic Harris only managed a 3-3 draw, it was enough to see them over the line.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Winners – The Vic Harris Snooker League

 

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Runners Up – Ipswich & District Snooker League

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 once again sponsoring the tournament, and Committee Members 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.

Saffron Walden’s A team Captain Adam Ingram had a strong tournament winning 13 out of 16 frames.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament - Adam Ingram (Saffron Walden)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament – Adam Ingram

Norwich’s Captain Nick Spelman secured the Tournament High Break with 111.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner - Nick Spelman (Norwich)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner – Nick Spelman (Norwich)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge - Team Scores

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge – Team Scores

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge - High Breaks Leaderboard

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge – High Breaks Leaderboard

Unstoppable Norwich Notch Up A Hat-Trick Of Saffron Walden Challenge Titles

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The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 22 February 2015.

With Braintree Snooker League unfortunately having to pull out of the tournament on the Saturday evening due to player illnesses, defending champions Norwich took on teams from the surrounding snooker leagues of Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Ipswich and South Beds in this annual round robin tournament where teams of 3 players play 2 frames back-to-back against their opposite number from each team.

Going into the final round of the tournament, South Beds, Saffron Walden and Cambridge were all tied on 19 points,  with defending champions Norwich on 18, Ipswich on 14, Milton Keynes on 10 and Chelmsford on 9 points.  With three teams potentially all in contention for the title [Cambridge had a bye round] there was a tense atmosphere as the final round commenced, but defending tournament holders Norwich Snooker League again proved worthy winners to retain the Saffron Walden Challenge title with 24 points and notch up a hat-trick of titles since first entering the tournament in 2013.  South Beds Snooker League finished as runners up with 22 points, ahead of hosts Saffron Walden Snooker League who finished in third place with 21 points.

Winners – Norwich Snooker League [left to right – Grant Miles, Nick Spelman and George Pragnell]

 

 

 

Runners Up – South Beds Snooker League with sponsor Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants

 

 

 

Final Standings :
Norwich 24,
South Beds 22
Saffron Walden 21
Cambridge 19
Ipswich 18
Milton Keynes 13
Chelmsford 9

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 once again sponsoring the tournament, and Committee Members 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.

Norwich’s Captain Nick Spelman, had a fantastic tournament winning 10 out of the 12 frames he played as well as securing the Tournament High Break with a superb 139.

Player Of The Tournament / Tournament High Break : Nick Spelman (Norwich) 139

 

 

SWDSL Newsletter – February 2014

February 2014 Newsletter
League
No sooner have we started the second half of the season, once again it is disappointing that some team captains are continuing to be persistently late in texting their results and posting their results cards. As a consequence, the Committee will be proposing for a new rule to be included in the league rules for next season to deduct penalty points from offending teams. Currently the league table for last week cannot be finalised due to results still awaited.
So for the rest of this season until this matter can be resolved at the AGM, please could BOTH Team Captains text Adam Ingram and Cathy O’Neill the match result (or use the free online submission form on the league website) following the conclusion of each league match. If you are a member of our Facebook Group, please also post on there so players can see the other teams results. Thank you.

Tournaments
The last 16 rounds of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now in progress, and all matches are due to be arranged no later than Friday 21 February 2014 and played by Friday 28 February 2014. All drawsheets can be found on the league website. Should you have any issues trying to contact your opponent then please advise the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

President’s Cup – Sunday 26 January 2014
The 2014 and 24th Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd was held at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 26 January 2014 with 37 league members entering. Please see our full tournament report here;
https://swdslnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/chapman-wins-presidents-cup-and-fanthorpe-retains-plate/

President’s Cup Winner : Simon Chapman
Runner Up : Em Simmons
Losing Semi Finalists : Steve Parradine and Jack Bothwell
Plate Winner : Joe Fanthorpe
Plate Runner Up : Nigel Ginn
Tournament High Break : Adam Ingram 78

Saffron Walden Challenge – Sunday 23 February 2014
The Saffron Walden Challenge, sponsored by Bushwood Accountants is being held at Cambridge Snooker Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014. The leagues entering are Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Norwich (defending champions), Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Braintree and the South East Essex (Vic Harris) Snooker League . All spectators are welcome. Please see SWDSL News & Views for further details.

Snooker Etiquette
The Committee would like to remind all registered league players that whilst playing and refeering during league matches and tournaments that there is a level of etiquette expected which makes snooker the gentleman’s sport that we all love to play. To view our recent post on this subject, please click link below;
https://swdslnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/snooker-etiquette-a-few-reminders-pointers/