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

Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 22 February 2015

The 2015 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants will take place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB13EW, on Sunday 22 February 2015.  The Club will be open from 10.30am to enable a prompt start at 11.00am.

The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Braintree, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, South East Essex (Vic Harris) and defending champions Norwich. 

For any queries concerning this tournament, please contact the Tournament Secretary, Mr Adam Ingram on 07901-723360.

The rules of the tournament are below;

TOURNAMENT RULES

1. The tournament shall consist of eight teams playing on a ‘Round Robin’ basis throughout the day. Each team shall consist of three players, with each playing two frames against the same ranked player of each of the opposing teams. No reserve players allowed.

2. The winner will be decided on the total number of frames won, with each frame being worth one point. In the event of a two-way tie, the winner will be decided on count back between the teams concerned from the round robin stage. If the teams drew in that stage a single (sudden death) frame will be played, and the captains will decide the player to represent their league. In the event of more than two teams in the tie, the same process will take place.

3. The Saffron Walden Challenge Cup will be played for annually at a venue selected by the Committee of the SWDSL. Any proposals for rule changes will be considered by the Saffron Walden and District League Committee following the tournament and will be incorporated where deemed appropriate.

4. An entry fee of £45.00 per team will go towards trophies for the winners and runners-up, and is payable on acceptance of the invitation. There will also be prize money available. It will be appreciated if teams can also supply a referee to assist with the running of the tournament.

5 Teams should register half an hour before the tournament is scheduled to commence, i.e. by 10.30am.

6 Standard rules of dress will apply; (no collarless shirts, jeans, trainers, track suits or t-shirts). The dress code will be strictly enforced, and any player wearing such items will not be allowed to participate. This may result in your league only having two players on the day, a dress code inspection will take place before the first matches of the day by the Tournament Director, after complaints in previous tournaments.

7 Players must be registered for the league that they represent and have played in at least one league or tournament match during the season, this may include internal competitions for that league. Professional players will not be allowed to participate in the tournament, a professional is someone on the World Snooker Main Tour.

8 Captains shall write down the order of play for their teams on registration on the day and hand them to the Tournament Director who will enter them on the match sheet. Once established, the order of play shall remain the same for each round. Players should be ranked by the order of their ability, i.e. strongest player at number 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

Harrow & District Inter-League And Champion Of Champions Tournament

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, and the Champion Of Champions Tournament.

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.

Champion Of Champions Tournament
The competition shall take the form of a one-day snooker tournament hosted by a different League each year.  Subject to the number of participants on the day, the first round will take the form of a “round robin” of four groups of players, each match consisting of the best of 5 frames. The knockout semi-finals, comprising the winner of each group, will be played over the best
of 5 frames and the final over the best of 7 frames.
Players will toss for choice of break in the first frame of each match and then will break alternately.  The organising League shall supply referees (possibly asking other participating Leagues for assistance).  The organising League may have to make appropriate adjustments to the first round (perhaps even dispensing with the round robin format) if insufficient players attend on the day.  Adam Ingram has been selected by the Committee to represent our league in this tournament.

A copy of the drawsheet, rules for both tournaments and contact list can be found in the Tournaments section in the menu at the top of the website.

Harrow & District Snooker League Website : http://www.hdsbl.org.uk/