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 : President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 26 January 2014

The President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 26 January 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.30am with the draw taking place at 11.00am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Round losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.

The Prize Fund breakdown is as follows;

Winner £60, Runner Up £30, Losing Semi-Finalist’s £15, Plate Winner £20, Plate Runner Up £10, High Break £10.

The event is once again being kindly sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK ) Ltd.  Prize money and trophies are available and a raffle will also be held on the day.  If any members or clubs would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please feel free to bring along or hand to Peter Saville prior to the day, all will be very much appreciated.

Please text Adam Ingram on 07901-723360 prior to the day to reserve your place.

Our sponsor’s website can be found at http://www.bullet-brickwork.co.uk  For further information on the services that can be provided by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd, please contact Steve Bothwell on 07957-123411.

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2013-14 League Season – High Break Leaderboard [5 January 2014]

All recorded breaks over 25 in Three Player/Four Player league matches, League Cup, Handicap Singles, Handicap Doubles, Scratch Plus Singles, Scratch Singles, President’s Cup, Saffron Walden Challenge and Bishop’s Stortford Challenge tournaments.

To have your break added to this list, please visit the league website, click the ‘Submit Results’ link and submit the form.

A Ingram 86, 76, 72, 62, 54, 52, 47, 41
J Jones 51, 41, 32
S Hewitt 46, 34, 28
A Green 46
R Leavers 45, 37
R Selby 38, 28
C Houston 34
A Gibson 33
M Patmore 42, 38, 32
L Hooker 30
S Duce 30
P Saville 27
D Wood 25

SWDSL Newsletter – January 2014

Dear League Member,

The Committee wish you all a very Happy New Year.  January is a busy month for the league so we shall try and keep this Newsletter as brief as possible!

Second Half of the League Season and Updated Handicaps
The Four Player Division recommences w/c Monday 6 January 2014 with the Three Player Division w/c Monday 13 January 2014.  The Updated Handicaps List is now online and we ask that all team captains ensure that a copy is displayed in their Club and that their own players are aware of their new handicap.

At the half way stage, BSSC B currently lead the Three Player Division on 51 points, 6 points ahead of Saffron Snooker Pockets B who are in second place on 45 points and Sawbridgeworth USC Bandits in third place on 43 points.  Legion Tornados and Saffron Snooker Spiders are also both on 43 points.  The Three Player Division High Break is currently 86 by Adam Ingram.

In the Four Player Division, Saffron Snooker Flukes have regained top spot from Sawston Jets (due to more matches won) who are both on 32 points.  Both teams are closely followed by Widdington Warriors on 31 points and Newport A on 29 points.  The Four Player Division High Break is currently 51 by Jeremy Jones.

Tournaments
President’s Cup – Sunday 26 January 2014
The President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 26 January 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.30am with the draw taking place at 11.00am sharp. 
The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Round losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.

The event is once again being kindly sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd.  Prize money and trophies are available and a raffle will also be held on the day. 

If any members or clubs would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please feel free to bring along or hand to Peter Saville prior to the day, all will be very much appreciated.

Please text Adam Ingram on 07901-723360 prior to the day to reserve your place.

Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles – Last 32 Round
The Last 32 Round of the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles is now open and all matches are to be played by Monday 27 January 2014.  The drawsheets and contact lists are available to view on the league website.  As with the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles, it is the responsibility of both players to contact each other to arrange the match, with the home player to offer 3 dates when the home table is available.  If the home table isn’t available, then the home player can offer a neutral venue but for the purposes of the tournament remains as the home player.  For those players already through to the Last 16 Round of the Scratch Singles, these matches can be played between now and Friday 28 February 2014, a revised drawsheet will be issued however following the completion of the Last 32 Round at the end of January.

Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles – Last 16 Round
The Last 16 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles is also now open and all matches are to be played by Friday 28 February 2014.

Should you have any queries regarding the above League Tournaments then please do not hesitate to contact the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram.

Yours in sport,

The Committee

President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 26 January 2014

The President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 26 January 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.30am with the draw taking place at 11.00am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 which includes your table light all day, and also includes a free entry into the Plate Tournament for the First Round losers.  All rounds of the main tournament are best of three frames, with the Plate being one frame throughout including the final.

The event is once again being kindly sponsored by Bullet Brickwork (UK ) Ltd.  Prize money and trophies are available and a raffle will also be held on the day.  If any members or clubs would like to donate a prize for the raffle then please feel free to bring along or hand to Peter Saville prior to the day, all will be very much appreciated.

Please text Adam Ingram on 07901-723360 prior to the day to reserve your place.

Our sponsor’s website can be found at http://www.bullet-brickwork.co.uk  For further information on the services that can be provided by Bullet Brickwork (UK) Ltd, please contact Steve Bothwell on 07957-123411.

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SWDSL Historical Roll of Honour up to and including the 2012/13 League Season

The SWDSL Historical Roll of Honour has been updated to include all league and tournament data currently available up to and including the 2012/13 League Season.  Should anyone be able to fill in any of the gaps or if any data appears incorrect, then please do not hesitate to contact the League Secretary/Treasurer Peter Saville via email, swdsl@live.co.uk.  Many thanks.

http://www.swdsl.co.uk/linked/historical%20roll%20of%20honour-29-12-13.pdf

Please Support Our League Secretary/Treasurer Peter Saville During January Who Is Fund Raising For Cancer Research UK

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This January I’m taking on Dryathlon® and raising money for Cancer Research UK.  I’ll be ditching the drink for one month to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.  My fundraising has been given a massive boost of £132.00 thanks to Mark Halls and Ben Westwood who chose Cancer Research UK as the charity to receive the proceeds of the SWDSL Christmas Charity Raffle.

To help me support this great cause, please sponsor me by either texting SAVS74 £1 to 70070 or by visiting my fundraising page http://www.justgiving.com/petersaville-dryathlete

And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Peter Saville

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Congratulations to Masters Ticket Winners Andy Wagstaff and Steve Stalley!

SWDSL Christmas Charity Raffle Winners :-

2 x All Day Tickets to Masters Snooker – Andy Wagstaff

2 x All Day Tickets to Masters Snooker – Steve Stalley

Bottle of Champagne – Mark Halls

In total £132.00 was raised for Cancer Research UK, a charity chosen by Ben Westwood and Mark Halls as winners of the Memorial Cup.  If you didn’t manage to enter the raffle but would still like to donate, you can do so via your mobile, it’s easy just text SAVS74 £1 to 70070

A big thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, and also to Saffron Snooker Club and Committee Member Mark Cooper for selling the tickets and doing the draw, along with Dan Lewis.  We hope to run something similar again next year.

SWDSL Newsletter – December 2013

Dear League Member,

The Last 32 Round of the Handicap Singles and Handicap Doubles is now open.  All matches must be arranged no later than 23 December 2013 and be played by 30 December 2013.  Please see the league website for the updated drawsheets.  The contact list is also on the league website.

In a change to previous seasons, the Last 32 and Last 16 Rounds of the League Cup will be played during week commencing 9 December 2013 and 16 December 2013 respectively.  Please refer to the League Cup drawsheet on the league website to see when your team has a match.  Don’t forget that League Cup matches cannot be cancelled under any circumstances, if you are unable to field a team of sufficient players (minimum of 3) then you will forfeit the match.  Matches are to be played on the usual home league night of the home team.

Entries for the Scratch Singles and Scratch Plus Singles are still being taken and will remain open until 30 December 2013.  If you haven’t already entered you can enter by text to the Tournament Secretary, Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.  Please see league website for entry conditions.  The first round of each tournament will start in January.

Finally, with this week being the last playing week for both divisions before the Christmas Break, please ensure that your Results Cards are posted promptly to Cathy O’Neill so she can start calculating the Handicaps for the second half of the season.  Please also ensure that any postponed matches that are outstanding are also played promptly.  Thank you!

Don’t forget that you can subscribe to our Online Newsletter, ‘SWDSL News & Views’ and receive an email notification of new posts as they are published.  For more information please visit https://swdslnews.wordpress.com/

Yours in sport,
The Committee