Shoebridge Wins 2015 President’s Cup And Livings Wins Plate

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd was held on Sunday 25 January 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was well supported with a strong field of 37 league players in attendance, all hoping to win the first prize of £60 and be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

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Adrian Shoebridge and Jack Squires prepare to do battle in the best-of-three frames final

In the first semi final, Jack Squires took on Chris Patient receiving a 34 headstart, whilst Adrian Shoebridge had a 19 point headstart against Richard Breen.  After a long battle Adrian beat Richard 2-1 with a brown-to-black-clearance after coming to the table 21 points behind with 22 on in the deciding frame.  In the other semi final at 1-1, Chris needed just pink and black to win and having been left with the pink ball close to the corner pocket dragged the cue ball off line trying to hold for the black to hand Jack simple pots on the pink and black for victory and a place in the final.

With Adrian giving an 18 point headstart in the best-of-3 final, some spectators thought that given the way Jack had played all day that it may be too much but Adrian produced the type of snooker needed to take the match to Jack and in the end secured a comfortable 2-0 win to take the President’s Cup title and collect the £60 first prize.  Jack received the consolation of the £30 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists [Patient and Breen] each received £10.

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2015 President’s Cup Winner – Adrian Shoebridge

Those players who got knocked out in their first playing round got a free entry in the Plate Tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.  16 players entered and it was Mark Halls and Richard Livings who got through to the final.

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Richard Livings and Mark Halls shake hands before the President’s Cup Plate Final

Richard having won the Handicap Singles Plate tournament in 2007 again won the one-frame-winner-takes-all-final to add the President’s Cup Plate title to his collection along with the £10 first prize.

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2015 President’s Cup Plate Winner – Richard Livings

Chris Patient’s break of 65 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation, and just before the quarter finals the draw took place.  Prizes included a box of luxury chocolates, a box of finest Scottish Shortbread, a Men’s hair clippers set, 3 bottles of red wine, 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of champagne, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Budweiser, a case of Becks, various bitters, an LED head torch, a £20 Prezzo voucher and a wireless mouse.  With pancake day on the way, the very apt booby prize was pancake mix and a jiff lemon won by Mark Cooper.

Some photos of the event are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening on Saturday 30 May 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd for their continued sponsorship of our flagship day tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables, and Steve Stalley for refereeing the final.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram, Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner, Treasurer Peter Saville and Committee Member Stewart Hart for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :

  • Chris Patient 65
  • Adam Ingram 49, 38, 34
  • Rob Spackman 32
  • Richard Breen 32
  • David Tedman 28

Link to sponsors website : www.bullet-brickwork.co.uk

2015 President’s Cup Tournament – Sunday 25 January 2015

The 2015 President’s Cup will be held on Sunday 25 January 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.  Registration is from 10.00am with the draw taking place at 10.30am sharp.  The entry fee as previous seasons is £10 (Juniors aged 14-18 years old are £5) 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.  All matches are played off of second half handicaps.

Prize money and trophies will be on offer 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 any member of the Committee 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, please pay on the day.

The Prize Fund will be split as follows;
Winner £60
Runner Up £30
Losing Semi-Finalists £10 each
High Break £10
Plate Winner £10

A poster is available to print here or from the league website.  It would be appreciated if all clubs and team captains could encourage as many of their players to enter and help make this year another successful tournament.

Chapman Wins President’s Cup And Fanthorpe Retains Plate

The 24th Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd was held on Sunday 26 January 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.

The annual handicap event was well supported with a strong field of 37 league players in attendance, all hoping to win the first prize of £60 and be the 24th name engraved on the President’s Cup.

With all matches being the best-of-3 frames, by late afternoon the quarter final stage was played out as follows;

  • Simon Chapman (+16) 2-1 Peter Saville (-4)
  • Steve Paradine (+8) 2-0 Mark Halls (SSC +6)
  • Emma Simmons (+60) 2-0 Adrian Shoebridge (+2)
  • Jack Bothwell (+20) 2-0 Russell Huxter (-53)

In the semi finals, Steve Parradine took on Emma Simmons in the first semi final giving a 52 headstart, whilst Jack Bothwell had a 4 point headstart against Simon Chapman.  After a long battle between Emma and Steve, the two in form players on the day, Simon and Emma both came through their semi’s with 2-0 wins to meet in the final.

With Simon giving a 44 headstart in the best-of-3 final, it looked like after a long day on the green baize the advantage of having the points on the scoreboard at the start of each frame could be enough to pull Emma through to the winning post, but Simon held his nerve and concentration to score heavily enough to battle through to win the President’s Cup 2-0 and collect the £60 first prize, with Emma receiving the consolation of the £30 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists each received £15.

In reaching the final, Emma become the first female league player to reach a league tournament singles final in 16 years, and only the second in the leagues 52 year history, a fantastic achievement, well done Emma!

Those players who got knocked out in their first playing round got a free entry in the Plate Tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.  The semi finals lined up with Nigel Ginn (+12) taking on Phil Chapman (+12), and Joe Fanthorpe (+34) taking on Aaron Gibson (-4).  League team mates Joe and Nigel made it through to the final, and it was Joe, pushed all the way by Nigel who continued a fantastic run of form on the day to not only win, but retain the tournament he won last year and collect the £20 first prize.  Nigel received the £10 prize as plate runner up.

Adam Ingram’s break of 78 secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation, and just before the quarter finals the draw took place.  Prizes included boxes of luxury chocolates, a slow cooker, 3 bottles of red wine, 3 bottles of white wine, a case of Stella Artois, and case of Fosters, various bitters and ciders, as well as a selection of beauty products, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s latest book, and a wireless mouse.  With impending cold weather on the way, the very useful booby prize was a de-icer and ice scraper set won by Richard Malyon.

Photos of the winners and runners up are on the SWDSL Facebook Page, and all trophies will be presented at the Annual Presentation/Finals Evening on Saturday 17 May 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd for their continued sponsorship of our flagship day tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, and Mark Cooper for preparing the tables and refereeing the final.  Thanks also to Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram, Peter Saville and Stewart Hart for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :

  • Adam Ingram 78, 58, 36
  • Russell Huxter 66,45
  • Ben Westwood 58
  • Rob Spackman 50
  • Richard Watson 38
  • Adrian Shoebridge 30
  • Aaron Gibson 27
  • Joe Fanthorpe 27

Link to sponsors website : www.bullet-brickwork.co.uk

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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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