SWDSL Newsletter – November 2014

SWDSL Newsletter – November 2014

With 2 months of league matches now played in the Three Player Division, Newport Club continue to top the table on 39 points, 5 ahead of Saffron Snooker Pockets A on 34, and 8 ahead of Saffron Snooker Swifts on 31.  Newport Club and Saffron Snooker Cavaliers remain the only two unbeaten teams. Jonathan Wells [Stansted Highwaymen] is the current leader of the division highest break with 98.

In the Four Player Division, Sawston Jets and Newport A both top the table on 19 points, 2 ahead of Newport B on 17.

The Last 64 Round of the Handicap Singles and the Handicap Doubles are both well underway.  The drawsheets are on the league website, as is the Player Contact List.

Please note all matches are to be arranged by 14 November 2014 and played by 28 November 2014.    

Should you encounter any issues in trying to contact your opponent then please contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.
The League Cup Drawsheet for the Last 32 Round is online and all 6 matches are to be played during w/c 15 December 2014.  All matches are to be played on the home team’s usual home league night and must be played during the scheduled league cup week or the team cancelling will forfeit the match.
Click here for the League Cup Drawsheet

The DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League are pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Harrow & District Snooker League Annual Inter-League Tournament.  The Inter-League Tournament comprises of 9 district snooker leagues playing in a straight knock out draw.  This year the leagues taking part are Harrow, Saffron Walden, Watford, Reading, South Beds, North London, Thames Valley, Welwyn Garden City and Milton Keynes.

Saffron Walden’s match in the 1st Round is away to Welwyn Garden City [Goffs Oak Comrades Club – 5.30pm start] on Sunday 23 November 2014.  Each team comprises of 6 players [ranked 1 to 6] who each play 2 frames against their opposite number.  For those that may wish to come along and support the Saffron Walden team, please contact Adam Ingram as several cars will be travelling and lifts may be able to be shared.

The six players selected to represent our league are Adam Ingram [captain], Jonathan Wells, Russell Huxter, Graham Driver, Stuart Turner and Michael Cushion.  Good luck team!

REMINDER: Memorial Cup Tournament – Sunday 30 November 2014
Round Robin format handicap singles, 7 frames guaranteed for £10 entry which includes your table light all day!  Entry is limited to 32 players and places are starting to fill up so don’t miss out.  Any places that are still available on the day will be filled strictly on a first-come-first-served basis.  Payment can be made online via paypal or debit/credit card.  
Click here for full details of the Memorial Cup Tournament

Committee – League Secretary
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Shaun Hunt who joined the Committee at the AGM in June as our new League Secretary has had to step down and we are keen to refill this important committee position as soon as possible.  We are looking for someone who can commit to help run the snooker league 2-3 hours per month, is organised and has basic computing skills to use email, type meeting agendas/minutes etc.

If you are interested or would like a bit more information about what the role entails then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville via email swdsl@live.co.uk to discuss further.

And Finally…
Please see below a recent post on our league website that you may of missed;
Miss Rule Clarification – Snookers Required

SWDSL Newsletter – August 2014

Firstly a warm welcome to all our league members, new, old and returning, we wish you all an enjoyable season!

With the 2014/15 Snooker League Season nearly upon us, just a quick reminder that our website, http://www.swdsl.co.uk/ has been updated over the summer break with all the relevant information that you will need to start the new league season.

This includes the following;
Three Player Division Fixtures [from 1 September 2014]
Four Player Division Fixtures [from 8 September 2014]
Season Calendar [Sept 2014 to May 2015]
Captains / Vice Captains List
New Committee Members
Changes to League Rules
League Cup Drawsheet – Last 32 Round

The Player Handicaps List will be uploaded shortly; we have had a lot of new players registered over the past couple of weeks who have had to be allocated handicaps which takes time and the list keeps changing!

Coming soon to the website;
Updated WBPSA Official Rules of Snooker
EASB Foul & Miss Flowchart

More Newsletters to follow as the season unfolds.  If you haven’t already done so, please ‘Like’ our Facebook Page and/or follow us on Twitter @swdsl to keep up to date with everything as it happens, our social media is updated regularly!

p.s. if you haven’t received a copy of this newsletter by email then why not sign up to our mailing list, please click the link below to add you name and email address.  We aim to send out regular updates to our subscribers throughout the season.


SWDSL Newsletter – April 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

In the Three Player Division, with BSSC B and Dunmow Club both tied in first place going into the final league match of the season, and with Whittlesford 2 points behind with Saffron Pockets B only 3 points behind the joint leaders also, potentially 4 different teams could win the league title or indeed finish as runners up this week so all still to play for. Adam Ingram (Sawbo USC) is in line for the league high break trophy with an 86.

In the Four Player Division, congratulations to defending title holders Saffron Snooker Flukes who managed to secure victory again and impressively with two league matches left to play. In a fierce battle for the runners up spot, all will depend on how Sawston Jets, Newport A and Widdington Warriors get on in their final league matches. Jeremy Jones (Saffron Flukes) is in line for the league high break trophy with a 51.

We are now at the Semi Finals round stage of the Scratch Singles, Scratch Plus Singles, Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles and to all those players that have made it through…congratulations! Please note that the availability of league venues is currently being finalised so that neutral tables/referees etc can be provided for these matches, and these will be announced shortly.

The dates for all Semi Finals were published at the start of the season on the Season Calendar and also detailed on each tournament drawsheet. Please ensure that you are available to play on the designated date below otherwise you will unfortunately have to withdraw from the tournament.

Handicap Singles – Monday 21 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Roger Loveday
SF2 – Joe Fanthorpe v Spencer Hewitt

Handicap Doubles – Tuesday 22 April 2014
SF1 – Bothwell/Bothwell v Croxford/Breen
SF2 – Manley/Jones v Patmore/Sawyer

Scratch Plus Singles – Tuesday 29 April 2014
SF1 – Steve Parradine v Andy Webb
SF2 – Adrian Shoebridge v Nick Selvey

Scratch Singles – Tuesday 6 May 2014 / Wednesday 30 April 2014
SF1 – Adam Ingram v Jonathan Wells
SF2 – Darren Edmonston v Russell Huxter

Bishop’s Stortford Challenge – Sunday 23 March 2014
The Bishop’s Stortford Challenge, sponsored by SNOOKERSUCCESS was held at the Harlow War Memorial Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014. The Bishop’s Stortford Snooker League successfully defended the title they won 12 months ago by 26 points to 22 and it was all to play for going into the final round of matches. Well done to our boys who gave it their all on the day, Bob Burling, Neil Winter, Aaron Gibson, Mark Patmore, Chris Clark and Adrian Shoebridge.
Please click link for the full tournament report : https://swdsl.co.uk/2014/03/23/bs-snooker-league-retain-challenge-trophy/

Player Of The Year/Achievement Award Nominations
The Committee invite all league members to nominate a player for the following awards that will be handed out at Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014.
1. Three Player Division Player Of The Season
2. Four Player Division Player Of The Season
3. Achievement Award (can be a player or team)

Please send your nominations via email to swdsl@live.co.uk with a brief reasoning as to your choice. All entries received by the Committee will be considered on their individual merit prior to a final decision being made. p.s. you cannot vote for yourself! All entries must be received no later than Sunday 4 May 2014.

Notice Of AGM – Tuesday 24 June 2014
The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden & District Snooker League hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Saffron Walden Bowls Club on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 7.30pm. All registered league members are invited to attend, and all teams that intend to compete next season should send along at least one representative. It is a compulsory requirement that a representative of any NEW teams and clubs attend so their application to join the league can be approved by the membership.

Should any member wish to submit an item for the Agenda or propose either an amendment to an existing league rule or propose a new league rule, these must be received by the League Secretary Peter Saville no later than 28 days prior to the AGM which is Tuesday 27 May 2014.

Please send any items/proposals via email to swdsl@live.co.uk or via the Online Form on the league website, and we will confirm receipt.

Should you wish to discuss any matters prior to them being submitted then please do not hesitate to contact Peter Saville.

Trophy Presentation / Finals Evening – Saturday 17 May 2014
Please note date for your diary. Further details to be issued in the May Newsletter but likely to be same format as last year with some of the snooker finals being played to a conclusion, a buffet being provided and then the presentation of the season trophies. Please come along for what is always an enjoyable evening. Please note that any trophies not collected on the night will be retained by the league and used for next season. If you cannot attend then please send a representative to collect on your behalf.

And Finally….
We know it is a bit early but just to let you know that the 2014/15 Team & Player Registration Form is on the league website. It is very easy to use, will only take you a couple of minutes and automatically sends your entry through to us…no scanning/emailing/posting required. All entry forms must be received by the date of the AGM which is Tuesday 24 June 2014.