Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 27 November 2016 **Fully Booked**

Following the success of previous seasons, the Memorial Cup will once again be played in the format of round robin singles with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.  Entry will be limited to 20 players on a first come, first paid in advance basis.

Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament on Monday 16 January 2017.  For those not reaching the winning post,
an auction will also be held for a pair of tickets, the proceeds of which will be donated to a league chosen charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account, or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.  If we do not have 20 entrants by 12pm on Saturday 26 November 2016 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

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16.11.16 – Entries received;
1. A Ingram
2. A Gibson
3. L Mozejko
4. B Fox
5. P Chapman
6. S Giblin
7. R Malyon
8. S Chapman
9. R Spackman
10. M Capdeville
11. M Halls
12. A Green
13. B Burling
14. A Marshall
15. S Stalley
16. J Manley
17. D Mooney
18. S Braybrooke
19. P Barker
20. P Saville

Memorial Cup: Tournament Report – Marshall 2-0 Braybrooke

The Memorial Cup took place at Saffron Snooker Club on 29 November 2015.  The tournament is held annually to remember league players that are sadly no longer with us.

With 19 league players present this year’s tournament was played in the same format as last year.  Round robin handicapped singles, players split into two groups, time limit of 30 minutes for each round.  The top two from each group progressing into the semi finals.

Group A was heavily contested with three players tied on 6 frames (Tom Sawyer, Rob Spackman & John Manley).  On head to head results Tom Sawyer progressed to the semi finals as group winner and Rob Spackman as group runner up.

Andy Marshall progressed as winner of group B with a game to spare.  The runner up position was wide open with three player’s level on 5 frames going into the final round. Michael (Spike) Braybrooke & Martin Capdeville finished level with 6 frames each.  Spike Braybrooke progressed to the semi finals as group runner up.

The semi finals best of three frames (without time limit):

SF1: Tom Sawyer +20 v Spike Braybrooke +16

SF2: Rob Spackman -29 v Andy Marshall +5

Tom who had progressed well after a poor start in his group had no answers for Spike who won the match 2-0 to reach the final.  The other semi final went to a final frame.  After being a frame down Andy Marshall knocked in the highest break of the day (49) to level the match at 1-1.  The third frame looked to be Andy’s but after an unfortunate in-off when playing the black and subsequent free ball Rob seemed to have a chance.  A nervy end pursued with both players having chances to win the match.  But with a nice pot on the final pink Andy progressed to the final to play Spike.

Final: Spike Braybrooke +16 vs Andy Marshall +5.  With both players showing good form this looked to be a good matchup, but Andy had the upper hand throughout winning 2-0.  Well deserved title for Andy Marshall after playing very well all day.

Tickets for next year’s Masters Snooker championship were auctioned, donated by the league. Many thanks to Paul Capdeville’s winning bid of £50.00 to be donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance.

The league committee would like thank the players present for supporting the tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for hosting the event and providing tables of the highest quality, and finally to Dan Lewis, Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman for running the tournament.

2015 Memorial Cup Winner – Andy Marshall

Runner-Up – Michael (Spike) Braybrooke 

High break – Andy Marshall (49)

 

 

Only 1 Place Left: Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 29 November 2015

Updated 28.11.15 – There is now only 1 place left from the 20 spaces available so if you want to play potentially 9 frames of snooker for only £10 you had better get in quick!  No entries are being accepted on the day and all spaces must be paid for in advance, the following league players have entered and paid so far;

1. Steve Stalley
2. Mark Patmore
3. Leon Mozejko
4. Aaron Gibson
5. Ben Westwood
6. Bob Fox
7. Mark Halls
8. Bob Burling
9. Spike Braybrooke
10.Richard Maylon
11.John Manley
12.Martin Capdeville
13.Tom Sawyer
14.Richard Breen
15.Phil Chapman
16.Simon Chapman
17.Richard Livings
18.Rob Spackman
19.Andy Marshall

The winner of the tournament will receive a pair of tickets to the Masters Snooker Tournament in January. £10 will go to the runner up and the highest break of the tournament.

Following the success of last season’s Memorial Cup, the format will once again be limited to 20 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 2 groups of 10 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.

Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

During the day, an auction will be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2016, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account, or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.

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Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 29 November 2015

Following the success of last season’s Memorial Cup, the format will once again be limited to 20 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 2 groups of 10 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the semi finals stage.  Both the semi finals and the final will be best-of-three frames.

Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Registration from: 10.00am
Start time: 10.30am
Venue: Saffron Snooker Club

During the day, an auction will be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2016, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity.

Due to the tournament being limited to 20 entrants, entries must be made in advance of the day.  You can secure your place by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account, or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.  If we do not have 20 entrants by 12pm on Saturday 28 November 2015 then the tournament will be cancelled and all entry monies will be returned.

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World Snooker Coach Andrew Green Wins Memorial Cup

Sunday 30 November 2014 saw the Memorial Cup Tournament [sponsored by Saffron Walden based taxi company Crocus Cars] held at Saffron Snooker Club with another new format being tried out, Round Robin Handicap Singles.

With the tournament only attracting 22 entrants on the day out of the 32 hoped, the entrants were split into two groups of 11 players.  Each played one frame against everyone else in their group and the winner and runner up from each group qualified for the semi finals.  For only £10 for a minimum of 10 frames of snooker the tournament proved fantastic value for those that entered.

To ensure the rounds flowed, all frames started at the same time and a 30 minute time limit was put on each frame which added to the tension as the minutes ticked by towards the end of each round.  Out of the

With a few twists, turns and all manner of possible scenarios going into the final 2 rounds, Chris Patient and Andrew Green emerged from Group 1 and Mark Patmore [aka Potmore] and Simon Chapman came through in Group 2.

The 1 frame semi finals saw Andrew Green and Simon Chapman tussling on the pink and black with Andrew booking his place in the final after potting the pink, and Chris Patient and Mark Patmore battling it out on the other table with Chris eventually emerging victorious.  All 4 semi finalists were strong in their respective groups and played very consistently all day.

Photo:  World Snooker Coach Andrew Green and Chris Patient shake hands prior to the final

WP_20141130_001In the final, Chris went 1-0 up and given the form he had showed during the day seemed assured of clinching victory, but Andrew’s consistent cue action helped him level at 1-1 and then secure victory in the deciding frame to run out a 2-1 winner.

The high break prize for the tournament went to Adam Ingram with 53.

Whilst the new format ran smoothly and was a success on the day with everyone enjoying the snooker, the Committee had hoped for more support for this change in format.  With the 3 man team and scotch doubles formats being tried in previous seasons and themselves being not very well supported, it would be a shame if this tournament were to be removed from the season calendar.  One to discuss at the AGM…

Many thanks to all those that turned up on the day to support the tournament, and a special thank you to Des and Mark Cooper for kindly hosting at Saffron Snooker Club.  The tournament was run by Dan Lewis and Adam Ingram.  Thanks also to Dan for refereeing the final.

Following the conclusion of the group stage rounds, an auction took place for a pair of tickets for the Masters Snooker Tournament in January…after a slow start a bidding war broke out and after several outbids, Martin Capdeville’s was the winner with a generous £60 bid.  The money goes to Diabetes UK in memory of John Webb.

 

REMINDER : Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014

Following the recent passing of John Webb, this season’s Memorial Cup brings to the forefront of the ethos of this tournament, to remember all those league players who are sadly no longer with us.  The Committee have approved a new format which will be entry limited to 32 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 4 groups of 8 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the 1 frame quarter finals knock out stage.  The semi finals will also be 1 frame, with the final best-of-three frames.

The chosen charity that the league is supporting this year is Diabetes UK, and all monies raised from the raffle and auction will be donated to this worthy cause.  As is the norm, there will be some excellent raffle prizes, and any donations from either league members or clubs will be gratefully received.  Please bring them along on the day, drop them into Saffron Snooker Club in advance or hand to any member of the Committee.  An auction will also be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2015.

Due to the tournament being limited to 32 entrants and to avoid disappointment on the day with the event being potentially oversubscribed, you can secure your place in advance by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account, or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Crocus Cars, a taxi service from Saffron Walden for sponsoring the Memorial Cup.  Please remember them if you a taxi anytime, telephone 01799-525511 or visit their website http://www.crocuscars.co.uk/

SWDSL Newsletter – October 2014

SWDSL Newsletter – October 2014

League
With 5 league matches now played in the Three Player Division, Newport Club currently lead on 21 points, 2 ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts on 19 and 4 ahead of Saffron Snooker Cavaliers on 17.  Jonathan Wells [Stansted Highwaymen] is the current leader of the division highest break with 98.

In the Four Player Division after 4 matches played, Newport A and Takeley Chipmunks are both tied on 10 points, however both the Saffron Snooker Ex Cons and Saffron Snooker Flukes have a match in hand having played 3 matches each and have 8 and 7 points respectively so it remains all very close so far.

Tournaments
The drawsheets for the Handicap Singles [Last 128 Round] and the Handicap Doubles [Last 64 Round] are now on the league website, as is the Player Contact List.

Please note that matches in the Last 128 Round of the Handicap Singles matches are to be arranged by 14 October 2014 and played by 28 October 2014.  All Last 64 Round Doubles Matches have to be arranged by 14 November 2014 and played by 28 November 2014.  The same dates apply to the Last 64 Round of the Handicap Singles.

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

Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014
Following the recent passing of John Webb, this season’s Memorial Cup brings to the forefront of the ethos of this tournament, to remember all those league players who are sadly no longer with us.  The Committee have approved a new format which will be entry limited to 32 players and be played in the format of round robin singles in 4 groups of 8 players, with each player playing 1 frame against each other in their group.  All matches including the knock out stages will be played off of league handicaps and time limited to 30 minutes per frame.  The entry fee will be £10.00 which includes your table light all day, with the winner and runner up of each group will go through to the 1 frame quarter finals knock out stage.  The semi finals will also be 1 frame, with the final best-of-three frames.

The chosen charity that the league is supporting this year is Diabetes UK, and all monies raised from the raffle and auction will be donated to this worthy cause.  As is the norm, there will be some excellent raffle prizes, and any donations from either league members or clubs will be gratefully received.  Please bring them along on the day, drop them into Saffron Snooker Club in advance or hand to any member of the Committee.  An auction will also be held for a pair of tickets to an afternoon/evening session at the Master Snooker Tournament in January 2015.

Due to the tournament being limited to 32 entrants and to avoid disappointment on the day with the event being potentially oversubscribed, you can secure your place in advance by paying the entry fee either via online banking payment to the league bank account, or via secure paypal / debit card / credit card payment by clicking the Buy Now button below.  Please use your name as the payment reference.  You can also pay cash prior to the day to either the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram or League Treasurer Peter Saville.  Please remember all entries are only secured once payment has been received.  A list of entrants will be added to the website as entries are received.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Crocus Cars, a taxi service from Saffron Walden for sponsoring the Memorial Cup.  Please remember them if you a taxi anytime, telephone 01799-525511 or visit their website http://www.crocuscars.co.uk/

And Finally…
Thanks to all Captains who have been submitting their match results to us swiftly.  Hopefully you will have all noticed that the league tables and results are being updated by the end of each playing week, sometimes by a Thursday morning!  Keep it going please.

Halls & Westwood Storm To Memorial Cup Victory In Final Round Thriller

Sunday 24 November 2013 saw the Memorial Cup Tournament held at Saffron Snooker Club with a new and exciting format, Scotch Doubles.

With 16 entrants on the day, the 8 doubles pairings played 7 round robin matches of one frame, with the winner of the group taking the title.  To ensure the rounds flowed, all frames started at the same time and a 30 minute time limit was put on each frame which added to the tension as the minutes ticked by towards the end of each round.  Normal doubles handicaps were used for each pairing but due to the reduced potential scoring ability of the format they were halved which gave everyone a fair chance of competing on a level playing field.

Going into the final round, Halls & Westwood had 5 points, closely followed by Saville & Turner, Rule & Gibson and Spackman & Cooper all on 4 points.  With the final round already pre-drawn at the start of the day, Saville & Turner played Rule & Gibson for a potential 5 points total hoping that Halls & Westwood lost their final round, but in a twist, they were playing Spackman & Cooper who were also on contention for the title.  In a potential winner takes all for Halls & Westwood or face a three way play off, they continued the consistent form shown throughout the day and pulled another frame win out the bag storming to victory over Spackman & Cooper and took the title winning 6 out of 7 frames during the tournament.  Rule & Gibson finished runners up with 5 points by beating Saville & Turner in the final round.

The high break prize went to Saville & Turner who clicked into gear with an excellent 37, no mean feat when taking alternate shots!

The new format was a roaring success on the day with everyone enjoying the tournament.  The Committee hope for continued support from league players next season so we can continue this new tournament format and build on the success.  If you weren’t able to come along on Sunday, get 4 players together and try it in your own club the next time you are looking for something different to do!

Many thanks to all those that turned up on the day to support the tournament, and a special thank you to Des and Mark Cooper for kindly hosting at Saffron Snooker Club.  The tournament was run by Peter Saville, assisted by Stuart Turner and Mark Cooper.

The winners, Mark Halls and Ben Westwood kindly donated their prize money to the Christmas Charity Raffle so stand a chance of winning one of the two pairs of afternoon/evening session tickets available to see The Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Palace in January. Lucky numbers for the raffle can be bought at Saffron Snooker Club at £2 each.  Each pair of snooker tickets is worth £90 so well worth a flutter given also that all proceeds will be donated to a charity which will be chosen by the winners of the Memorial Cup Mark and Ben.

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Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 24 November 2013

Please see Memorial Cup Poster attached for details.  To make it fair, the tournament will be based upon league handicaps.  If you could confirm your entry via text to Adam Ingram prior to the day it would be appreciated so we can have an idea of likely numbers.

Please come along and show your support…this tournament is held to remember all those players that are sadly no longer with us and don’t forget that all proceeds are to be donated to charity.Image

SWDSL Newsletter – November 2013‏

Dear League Member,

League Update
With 9 matches now played in the Three Player Division, new team BSSC B are top of the table with 34 points, 1 point ahead of last season’s runner’s up Sawbridgeworth USC Bandits who have 33. Legion Tornados are 3 points behind BSSC B in third place with 31 points. Adam Ingram so far has the highest break in the league with 76.

With 10 matches now played in the Four Player Division, defending champions Saffron Flukes lead the table once again with 25 points, 2 ahead of Sawton Jets on 23. Widdington Warriors are 3 points behind the leaders on 22 points.
Jeremy Jones currently has the highest break in the Four Player Division with 51.

Tournaments
The last 64 rounds of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles are now open and all matches are due to be played by 29 November 2013. Should you have any issues trying to contact your opponent or do not know the password for the Contact List then please advise the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

Memorial Cup – Sunday 24 November 2013
The Memorial Cup is being held at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 24 November 2013. Register from 10.30am, play to commence at 11am. Format is Scotch Doubles (like normal doubles but players play alternate shots when at the table). Entry fee is £5 per person which includes the table light. Doubles pairs to be handicapped and put into groups. One frame to be played against each other pair in the group on a round robin basis. Depending on number of entrants, winners and runners up will then qualify for the semi final knock out stage of the tournament. All rounds to be one frame. Prize money and trophies will be provided from league funds.
A doubles pairings can be formed by any two registered league members, you do not have to be from the same Club. If you do not have a partner, please turn up on the day and we will try and pair you up with someone. To secure your entry please text Adam Ingram you and your partners name prior to the day.

SWDSL Christmas Charity Raffle
Entrants to pick a number from a list held at Saffron Snooker Club.
£2 per number, no limit of number that can be purchased. Top prizes include 2 tickets worth a total of £90 to watch both the afternoon and evening sessions of the Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Place on Thursday 16 January 2014 (we have two pairs in total to raffle). All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a charity to be chosen by the winners of the Memorial Cup. Each player can choose their own charity if they wish and the proceeds will be split equally. A random draw for the prizes will take place on Sunday 22 December 2013 at Saffron Snooker Club. Please contact Committee Member Mark Cooper to purchase a number or any of the Bar Staff. Raffle is open only to registered league members.

League Rule Clarification
The Committee have decided unanimously that if a cancelled league match is re-arranged and then played either in the SAME playing week as it is detailed in the fixtures OR earlier, then League Rule 12 shall not apply with regards to that match counting as the free cancellation or subsequent cancellation of which a 1 point penalty would be applicable. This is because playing in the same week or earlier does not affect the league table standings or cause disruption to the fixtures.

Should you wish to discuss any of the above, then please contact the League Secretary, Peter Saville in the first instance via email swdsl@live.co.uk.

Yours in sport,

The Committee

Memorial Cup Format – Your Vote Please

Dear League Member,

In recent seasons the Memorial Cup hasn’t been very well supported, and last year it had to be cancelled altogether due to the lack of teams entering.  Given the importance of this tournament and what it stands for, to remember past snooker players who are sadly no longer with us, the Committee were asked at the AGM in June this year to review alternative options and to request members vote on their preference in a bid to reinvorgate interest. The format of the Memorial Cup has always been a 3 Man Team playing round robin in groups, with the winners of each group qualifying for the knockout stage.

Accordingly, we would be grateful to receive your vote via the league email address with your preferred option from the following, no later than Friday 20th September 2013.  The League Secretary, Peter Saville will collate all responses for discussion at the next Committee Meeting when a format will be agreed by the Committee.  For your diary, the Memorial Cup is scheduled to take place at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 24th November 2013.

1.  3 Man Team (current format)
2.  Scotch Doubles (like normal doubles but players take alternate shots, ie if one pots a red, the other is then on a colour)
3.  Pairs (2 players pair up and each play one frame of singles against another pair. the winning pair has the highest accumulated score from the two frames)
4.  Captain’s Cup (handicap singles tournament for team captains only)

We look forward to receiving your vote at your earliest opportunity.  If you have any questions regarding the above options then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville.

This is your opportunity to have a say in the way your tournaments are run, please use your vote!

Yours in sport,
The Committee