**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.

First Half League Match / League Cup Match Results Cards

Prior to putting your snooker cue away for the Christmas break at the end of this week, please could all Captains ensure that all of their first half results cards for both league matches and this week’s league cup matches have been either emailed, posted or dropped in the BS Royal British Legion Club to the Fixtures / Results Secretary, Cathy O’Neill.

These are needed asap in order to finalise the second half handicaps.  Thank you for your assistance.

2014/15 League Season – Fixtures

The 2014/15 League Season Fixtures for both the Three Player Division and Four Player Division are now available to view/download/print from the league website.  Please could all players note that the Three Player Division will commence on Monday 1 September 2014 with the Four Player Division commencing a week later on Monday 8 September 2014.

Please could all team captains double check that their own home night is correct and report any issues to the Fixtures/Results Secretary Cathy O’Neill via the league email address swdsl@live.co.uk so these can be dealt with quickly, ideally before the start of the season.

In the Three Player Division we have grown from the 14 teams last season to 15 teams competing in the 2014/15 league season and we have also gained 2 new league venues, Stansted Social Club and Birchanger Sports & Social Club.  BSSC B have moved to Birchanger and Sawbo USC Bandits have moved to Stansted and have also formed a second team called the Stansted Social Highwaymen.  This means however we have lost Sawbridgeworth United Services Club as a league venue.  We have also lost the RBL Tornados but we hope that some of their players will
rejoin the league again at some point in the future.  The four player teams of Saffron Snooker Ex Cons and Saffron Snooker Flukes have joined forces to form a new three player team called the Saffron Snooker Flukiers.

In the Four Player Division we have once again 8 teams competing, with Newport C reforming taking on some of Newport Granta’s players, and Newport Ex Cons moving to
Saffron Snooker Club as Saffron Snooker Ex Cons.

It is very encouraging to see this season that we have a record number of new players signing up to play in the league, several old faces returning again such as Sue Parrish and Oliver Pettit,
and ex-professional snooker players Jason Pegrum and Graham Driver mixing it up with the high minus players.

The Player Handicaps list is currently being finalised and will be available soon.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to drop us an email at swdsl@live.co.uk

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/