Vic Harris Snooker League Retain 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge


The 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Defending champions Vic Harris Snooker League took on teams from the surrounding snooker leagues of Saffron Walden, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Ipswich, South Beds and Norwich in this annual round robin tournament where teams of 3 players play 2 frames back-to-back against their opposite number from each team.

After 9 rounds of hard match play snooker, the Vic Harris Snooker League successfully retained the title they won last year with 33 points, with Saffron Walden A Snooker finishing as runners up with 30 points.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Winners – Vic Harris Snooker League


2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Runners Up (and out of focus) – Saffron Walden A

Adam Ingram, Tournament Secretary would like to thank Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre for providing the venue for the event, Darren Edmonston of Bushwood Accountants for his continued sponsorship the tournament, and Pat Manley and Steve Stalley who did a superb job of keeping account of all the frames won and lost and ensuring the scoreboard was kept up to date.

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament – Russell Huxter (15 out of 16 frames)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner – J Parkin 105 (Vic Harris)

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Team Scores

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – High Breaks Leaderboard

2017 Saffron Walden Challenge – Player Scores

Harrow Inter-League Tournament – Saffron Walden Bow Out In Semi-Finals

Following a great run, our SWDSL team bowed out of the tournament in their Semi Final match against Harrow ‘A’ 7-5.

With the match at 7-3 and only 2 frames remaining, having had a 3 hour drive to attend the match, Dunmow Club’s Stuart Turner was hoping to restore some pride for the league by playing against Harrow’s last player, none other than the 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan.  Unfortunately for Stuart, the tables were quickly cleared and the match balls were put away…seems Patsy was running scared!

5 times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan and 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan

5 times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and 1977 UK Snooker Champion Patsy Fagan

Harrow Inter-League Tournament – Saffron Walden Storm Into Semi-Finals

Congratulations to our SWDSL team in winning their Quarter Final match against Reading ‘A’ 9-3 on Saturday 21 February 2015 at Saffron Snooker Club.  We now play Harrow ‘A’ in the Semi Finals on Sunday 15 March 2015.  Venue and time to be announced.  South Beds will play Thames Valley ‘A’ in the other Semi Final.

Team Stats are as follows;
Adam Ingram 2-0
Mickey Cushion 2-0
Russell Huxter 2-0
Jonathan Wells 1-1
Darren Edmonston 1-1
Stuart Turner 1-1

Harrow Inter-League Tournament – Tense Finish To Saffron Walden First Round Win

Congratulations to our SWDSL team in winning the first round knock out match of the Harrow & District Snooker League – Inter-League Tournament 7-5 against Goffs Oak Comrades Club.

The team started well taking an early 2-0 lead with Mickey Cushion on form.  Jonathan Wells and Russell Huxter both added to the tally with a frame each to help bring the score to 4-2.  Captain Adam Ingram also produced some good snooker to catapult the team further into the lead and a win looked assured.  But leading 6-2 and only requiring 1 frame for victory from the remaining 4 frames, Graham Driver unexpectedly lost both frames and the match stood at 6-4.  Coming on last, Stuart Turner lost his first frame and Goffs Oak were back in the match trailing 6-5 and needed the final frame to level at 6-6 and to force a deciding frame.  Fortunately Stuart produced the sort of snooker he is more than capable of and powered his way to a convincing frame win to secure a 7-5 victory for the team.  Overall a worthy win for the SWDSL team, well done lads!

We will update the website once the draw has been done for the next round and advise date/venue etc for the next match.

Team Stats are as follows;
Mickey Cushion 2-0
Jonathan Wells 1-1
Russell Huxter 1-1
Adam Ingram 2-0
Graham Driver 0-2
Stuart Turner 1-1

Hexagon Invitational Amateur Snooker Tournament – Sunday 12 October 2014

As many of you will know entry into this prestigious snooker tournament is by invitation only and all players must be amateurs.  The event is sponsored by Kevin Starr’s company Hexagon Consulting and is being held at Saffron Snooker Club on Sunday 12 October 2014, play commences from 10am.

The Hexagon is now considered to be one of the three most important amateur events in England, along with the EASB English Amateur Championship and the Snookerbacker Classic.

This year four players from our league are taking part, Jonathan Wells, Russell Huxter, Adam Ingram and Graham Driver.

Some of the top names taking part include former professionals Martin O’Donnell, Jamie O’Neill, Nick Spelman and last years winner George Pragnell.  This years entrants also include some of the best amateur players from recent World Snooker PTC events namely Zak Richardson, Matthew Day and Matt Glasby.

The event starts at 10am this Sunday, so please get yourself down to Saffron Snooker Club to show one of our league members Kevin Starr your support, along with our league players, and I promise you are sure to see some top class snooker.

Adam Ingram

**13.10.14 Post Update**
George Pragnell 3-0 Jon Parkin

Semi Finals
Jon Parkin 3-0 Russell Huxter
George Pragnell 3-1 Courtney Symons

Quarter Finals
Russell Huxter 3-1 Matt Day
Jon Parkin 3-0 Aidan Owens
Courtney Symons 3-1 Matt Willard
George Pragnell 3-1 Adam Ingram

Tournament Highest Break : George Pragnell 91

Hexagon Consulting


Venue Address : Saffron Snooker Club, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AQ
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Juniors Snooker Open Day At Saffron Snooker Club – Sunday 12 January 2014

To encourage the next generation of snooker players, Saffron Snooker Club will be holding a free Open Day for Junior Snooker this Sunday 12 January 2014 between 11am and 5pm for all budding young snooker players to come along a try the sport for the first time in a friendly and family orientated environment.  An EASB qualified snooker coach (Russell Huxter) and two current world snooker professionals (Allan Taylor and Martin O’Donnell) will be on hand to help give guidance with basic technique and explain the rules.  All equipment is provided by the club, you only need to bring yourself!

Please see poster below for further details which appeared in this week’s Walden Local newspaper, or alternatively you can contact Mark Cooper on 01799-513094 or via email

The club has an excellent bar area where parents can sit and relax and enjoy either a beer, glass of wine or a selection of soft or hot drinks whilst the juniors are on the green baize.  Food is also available.  The address for Saffron Snooker Club is 2 Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3AQ.  We hope to see you on Sunday!

SWSC-Juniors Open Day