‘Play The Snooker Professionals Charity Day’ – Sunday 27 September 2015

Saffron Snooker Club and local businessman Kevin Starr are proud to once again host the ‘Play the Snooker Professionals Charity Day’ in aid of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund featuring World Snooker Professional Snooker Players Martin ‘the MOD’ O’Donnell and Allan ‘the Albino Assassin’ Taylor.

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Venue:                 Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex. CB11 3AQ

Date:                    Sunday 27th September 2015

Time:                    1.00 pm – 6.00 pm

A unique opportunity for local snooker players of all abilities to play a frame of snooker against a World Snooker professional – or simply come along and watch – and support a great local charity.  You can turn up on the day or pre-book your frame by contacting Saffron Snooker Club on 01799 513094 or via email saffronsnookerclub@btconnect.com.

The cost per frame for Juniors is just a donation of £2.50 to the Charity, Adults is £5 donation per frame.

The event is open to all, don’t worry if you don’t have a snooker cue, we have one you can use.

On the day there will also be a raffle with top prizes, including a snooker cue signed by World Champion Stuart Bingham, tickets to a World Snooker ranking tournament, complimentary use of holiday chalet on the Norfolk coast for a week, free snooker coaching sessions, a Grey Palmer voucher, CD player donated by Goddards Electrical, a meal for two at Parrishes in Thaxted and much more.

A licensed bar, soft drinks, tea, coffee and food will be available all day.


To find out more about the work of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund please visit their website www.ethanrees.org or email them at enquiries@ethanrees.org

We hope that you can pop into Saffron Snooker Club and support this event.  If you would like to donate a raffle prize then please contact Kevin Starr on 07713-640265 or bring into Saffron Snooker Club either before or on the day – thank you!

To open and view/print a poster for this event please click here!

An Interview With…..Jonathan Wells

As a new feature to run throughout this and future league seasons, the Committee will be selecting a cross section of league players each month and asking for their answers to various questions that have been put together.  We hope that you will enjoy reading the answers to the questions posed!  If you would like to volunteer to participate, please email us at swdsl@live.co.uk and we will add you to our interview list.  Many thanks!

The first league player in the hot seat is Jonathan Wells of Sawbridgeworth USC Bandits.

> 1- how many years have you been in the league?  25/26 yrs 

> 2-how many clubs/teams have you played for?  4 that i can remember

> 3-do you have a snooker nickname,& if so what is it?  The ‘Outlaw’

> 4-what is your favorite current league venue?  Sawbridgeworth

> 5-what is your favourite venue no longer in the league?  Stansted Airport

> 6-what do you think was/is the leagues best era, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 2000 onwards?  80’s

> 7-what is your greatest league achievement?  Winning league high break 8 times during 90s

> 8-who is your favourite professional player?  Stephen Hendry..best player ever to pick up cue

> 9-who do you think is the greatest player in league history?  Dave Duce

> 10-who has been your toughest opponent over the years?  Adam Ingram

> 11-what is your highest practise break?  138

> 12-what is your highest competitive break?  121

> 13-if you could win a trophy this season which would it be & why?  Scratch Singles…to many poor defeats over the years

> 14-if you could take a part of another league players game what would it be and from whom?  Thinking back to an ex player..Stuart Walkers long game/potting was excellent, i could do with that now!!

> 15-have you played against a professional and if so who? And how did you get on?  Peter Ebdon, Joe Perry, Stuart Bingham, Mike Hallet…  Have had a victory over joe and Stuart, albeit with a 21 start!!  Lost to others!!