Captain’s Draw: Congratulations to Masters Ticket Winners Steve Burford and Phil Chapman

The league has once again purchased tickets for both the afternoon and evening sessions for the Masters Snooker Tournament on Tuesday 16 January 2018 at the Alexandra Palace in North London;

The following league players have already won tickets through winning tournaments;

President’s Cup Winner [March 2017] – Alex Clenshaw & Guest

Memorial Cup Winner [November 2017] – Simon Giblin & Guest

In addition to Alex and Simon, all the team captains for both the Three Player and Four Player Divisions were ‘put in the hat’ on the 18 December 2017 and the lucky winners pulled out were Phil Chapman and Steve Burford.  Both can also bring a guest along with them.

The matches they will see on Tuesday 16 January 2018 are;
1pm:  Ronnie O’Sullivan v Marco Fu
7pm:  Barry Hawkins v Kyren Wilson

 

Vic Harris Snooker League Retain 2017 Saffron Walden Challenge

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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

Captain’s Draw: Congratulations to Masters Ticket Winners Andy Marshall and Steve Stalley

On Monday 19 December 2016 a draw took place at Dunmow Club for two pairs of tickets for the Masters Snooker tournament on Monday 16 January 2017.  The tickets purchased by the league are for both the afternoon and evening sessions for the lucky winner and a guest.  All the team captains for both the Three Player and Four Player Divisions were ‘put in the hat’ and the lucky winners pulled out are Andy Marshall – Takeley Cueballs and Steve Stalley – Saffron Flukes.  Joining them on the day will be Spike Braybrooke who won a pair of tickets for winning the Memorial Cup held in November.

The matches they will see on Monday 16 January 2017 are;
1pm: John Higgins v Mark Allen
7pm: Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry

In the last couple of years, both Stuart Bingham and Joe Perry have attended our annual Finals / Trophy Presentation evening as our guest of honour.

Vic Harris Snooker League Clinch 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge By 1 Frame!

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The 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Snooker Tournament, once again kindly sponsored by Bushwood Accountants took place at the Cambridge Snooker & Pool Centre, Cambridge on Sunday 28 February 2016.

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

The Vic Harris Snooker League proved worthy winners of the 2016 Saffron Walden Challenge title with 33 points with Ipswich Snooker League finishing as runners up with 32 points.  Ipswich led the tournament right up till round 7, but a strong round 8 gave Vic Harris a 3 point lead going into the final round and although Ipswich won 5-1 and Vic Harris only managed a 3-3 draw, it was enough to see them over the line.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Winners – The Vic Harris Snooker League

 

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Runners Up – Ipswich & District Snooker League

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 once again sponsoring the tournament, and Committee Members 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.

Saffron Walden’s A team Captain Adam Ingram had a strong tournament winning 13 out of 16 frames.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament - Adam Ingram (Saffron Walden)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge Player of the Tournament – Adam Ingram

Norwich’s Captain Nick Spelman secured the Tournament High Break with 111.

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner - Nick Spelman (Norwich)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge High Break Winner – Nick Spelman (Norwich)

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge - Team Scores

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge – Team Scores

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge - High Breaks Leaderboard

2016 Saffron Walden Challenge – High Breaks Leaderboard

‘Perfect Peter’ Wins The 2016 President’s Cup And Ingram Wins The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd was held on Sunday 31 January 2016 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 27 league players in attendance, all hoping to win the first prize of £80 and be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Peter Saville and Mark Halls shake hands before the 2016 President’s Cup final

Semi Final Results;
Peter Saville 2-0 Richard Malyon
Mark Halls 2-0 Steve Stalley

Being virtually a scratch final, Mark received a 1 point headstart and in the first frame produced possibly his best frame of the day potting everything in sight and rapidly took the first frame by over 50 points.  Peter responded with a consistent display of potting in the second to draw the match level at 1-1.  With the title coming down to a deciding frame, Peter produced the type of snooker needed to take the match to Mark and in the end was too strong and secured a 2-1 win to take the President’s Cup title and collect the £80 first prize.  Mark received the consolation of the £40 Runners Up prize which he has donated to charity.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Steve Stalley and Richard Malyon each received £20.

Saffron Snooker Club’s Sarah Todd presents the President’s Cup to Peter Saville

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 Adam Ingram and Bob Fox who got through to the final.  Adam won the one-frame-winner-takes-all-final with a break of 46 to add the President’s Cup Plate title to his many singles titles, along with the £20 first prize.

Adam Ingram’s break of 76 in the first round secured him the £20 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 semi finals the draw took place.

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

Apologies were received from our SWDSL President Dan Lewis and tournament sponsor Steve Bothwell who were both unfortunately unable to attend due to illness.  We all wish them both a speedy recovery.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd for their 10 years of sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables and Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram, Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner, Treasurer Peter Saville for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :

  • Adam Ingram 76, 54, 46, 43
  • Richard Breen 62
  • Stuart Turner 48

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