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.

Don’t miss out, click the logo to reserve your place now…!    Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

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.

Don’t miss out, click the logo to reserve your place now…!    Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

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