John Webb – Newport Club

john webbThe Snooker League is saddened to hear the news today that John Webb from Newport Club passed away last night.   John has been actively involved with the snooker league for many years, both as a player and heading up the organisation of the snooker teams at Newport Club.

John will be greatly missed by us all and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

**updated 16.09.14**
John’s funeral will be held on Monday 29 September 2014 at 2.30pm at St Marys Church in Newport for those that may wish to attend.

**updated 18.09.14**
His family would prefer donations to Diabetes UK rather than flowers at his funeral, please see link below if you would like to donate, thank you.
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Donate/

**updated 01.10.14**
Over 150 people attended John’s funeral and he was given a fantastic send off. Lot’s of memories, stories etc being shared afterwards at Newport Club. Thanks to all those league members that took time out of their day to attend and pay their respects. The league has made a donation to Diabetes UK, and the Memorial Cup being held on Sunday 30 November 2014 will be held in John’s honour, more details to follow nearer the date.
 

BSSC B Win Play Off To (finally!) Secure The Three Player Division Title

The Three Player Division Title Play Off match was held at Newport Club last night and saw BSSC B and Dunmow Club going head-to-head one final time.  Having finished the league on the same amount of  frames won, same amount of matches won and 3-3 and 3-3 in both of their respective home and away league matches they could not be separated.

In the play off, Dunmow Club quickly found themselves 2-0 down, but brought it back to 2-2 through shear determination.  Akin to his pool playing days, Steve Parradine won frame 5 on the black with a back double on the pink and treble across the table on the black to put BSSC 3-2 up.  With the final frame commencing well after last orders, Craig Houston maintained the excellent form he has shown all season by winning both frames on the night to close out a 4-2 victory and (finally!) secure the title for his team.

Congratulations to BSSC B in winning the Three Player Division title as a new team and being top of the league table all season, and to Dunmow Club in finishing as Runners Up.  Dunmow Club were in 7th place in the league table and 14 points behind BSSC B at the end of January and showed amazing second half form to come back to even put up a title challenge.

The Committee would like to thank Newport Club and Darren Pinnock for providing the venue (and staying open till midnight!), and Committee Member Stewart Hart for refereeing and scoring all 6 frames.