‘Ace Alex’ Wins The 2017 President’s Cup And Ingram Retains The Plate!

The Annual President’s Cup, sponsored by Refurb & Development Ltd was held on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex.  The handicap singles best-of-3-frames event was supported with a strong field of 33 league players in attendance, all hoping to be the next name engraved on the prestigious President’s Cup.

Quarter Finals:
Richard Breen -17 1-2 Mark Halls +13
Phil Chapman +6 2-1 Kevin Calver +37
Alex Clenshaw -2 2-1 Rob Spackman -25
Steve Stalley +14 1-2 Bill Clenshaw +6

Semi Finals:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Bill Clenshaw
Phil Chapman 1-2 Mark Halls

With 15 year old Alex being on razor sharp form having entered a junior tournament the day before knocking in a 76 break, the final was rather one sided and he won comfortably 2-0.  Mark however showed great consistency during the tournament having been runner up in the tournament last year.  Alex received the £50 Winners Prize together with a pair of Afternoon / Evening session tickets to the 2018 Masters Snooker Tournament next January.  Mark received the consolation of the £25 Runners Up prize.  Both of the losing semi finalists, Bill Clenshaw and Phil Chapman each received £10.

Final:
Alex Clenshaw 2-0 Mark Halls

2017 President’s Cup Winner Alex Clenshaw presented with the main trophy by sponsor Refurb & Developments Ltd’s Nick Selvey and SWDSL President Dan Lewis.

2017 President’s Cup Runner Up Mark Halls

Plate Tournament
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 Andrew Green who got through to the final.  Adam won the final 2-1 to retain the title he won last year.

Adam Ingram’s break of 62 in the plate final secured him the £10 Tournament High Break prize.  See below for all the recorded breaks over 25.

Plate Tournament Semi-Finals:
Aaron Gibson -10 0-1 Adam Ingram -61
John Manley -14 0-1 Andrew Green -7

Plate Final:
Adam Ingram 2-1 Andrew Green

For those that didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation which this year included a £20 Prezzo gift card, £20 Pizza Express gift card, £10 Costa Coffee gift card, a case of Stella Artois, a case of Magners cider, a mixed case of Real English Ales, bottles of red and white wine, and various boxes of chocolates/biscuits.

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.

The Committee of the DMC Leisure Saffron Walden and District Snooker League would like to thank Refurb & Development Ltd for their sponsorship of our flagship tournament, Saffron Snooker Club for providing the venue, Mark Cooper for preparing the tables, and Dan Lewis for refereeing the two finals.  Thanks also to our Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram and Assistant Tournament Secretary Stuart Turner for ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly on the day.

Recorded breaks over 25 :
Adam Ingram 62, 54, 46, 38
Richard Breen 53
Alex Clenshaw 41, 39, 39
Peter Saville 28

Refurb & Development Ltd
Contact: Nick Selvey 07802 796567 / email: refurbanddevelopment@googlemail.com

Saffron Walden Challenge Tournament – Sunday 28 February 2016

The 2016 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 28 February 2016.  The Club will be open from 10.00am to enable a prompt start at 10.30am.

The leagues invited to attend are Cambridge, Chelmsford, Milton Keynes, South Beds, Ipswich and defending champions Norwich.  This year Saffron Walden are entering an A team and a B team. 

The players representing the Saffron Walden A team are Adam Ingram (Captain), Jason Pegram and Darren Edmonston.  The B team is Stuart Turner (Captain), Jonathan Wells and Graham Driver.  Good luck to both our teams!

The Prize Fund for this tournament is as follows;
Winning Team £90
Runners Up £45
Highest Break £20
Player Of The Tournament £20

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

‘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

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

Halls & Westwood Storm To Memorial Cup Victory In Final Round Thriller

Sunday 24 November 2013 saw the Memorial Cup Tournament held at Saffron Snooker Club with a new and exciting format, Scotch Doubles.

With 16 entrants on the day, the 8 doubles pairings played 7 round robin matches of one frame, with the winner of the group taking the title.  To ensure the rounds flowed, all frames started at the same time and a 30 minute time limit was put on each frame which added to the tension as the minutes ticked by towards the end of each round.  Normal doubles handicaps were used for each pairing but due to the reduced potential scoring ability of the format they were halved which gave everyone a fair chance of competing on a level playing field.

Going into the final round, Halls & Westwood had 5 points, closely followed by Saville & Turner, Rule & Gibson and Spackman & Cooper all on 4 points.  With the final round already pre-drawn at the start of the day, Saville & Turner played Rule & Gibson for a potential 5 points total hoping that Halls & Westwood lost their final round, but in a twist, they were playing Spackman & Cooper who were also on contention for the title.  In a potential winner takes all for Halls & Westwood or face a three way play off, they continued the consistent form shown throughout the day and pulled another frame win out the bag storming to victory over Spackman & Cooper and took the title winning 6 out of 7 frames during the tournament.  Rule & Gibson finished runners up with 5 points by beating Saville & Turner in the final round.

The high break prize went to Saville & Turner who clicked into gear with an excellent 37, no mean feat when taking alternate shots!

The new format was a roaring success on the day with everyone enjoying the tournament.  The Committee hope for continued support from league players next season so we can continue this new tournament format and build on the success.  If you weren’t able to come along on Sunday, get 4 players together and try it in your own club the next time you are looking for something different to do!

Many thanks to all those that turned up on the day to support the tournament, and a special thank you to Des and Mark Cooper for kindly hosting at Saffron Snooker Club.  The tournament was run by Peter Saville, assisted by Stuart Turner and Mark Cooper.

The winners, Mark Halls and Ben Westwood kindly donated their prize money to the Christmas Charity Raffle so stand a chance of winning one of the two pairs of afternoon/evening session tickets available to see The Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Palace in January. Lucky numbers for the raffle can be bought at Saffron Snooker Club at £2 each.  Each pair of snooker tickets is worth £90 so well worth a flutter given also that all proceeds will be donated to a charity which will be chosen by the winners of the Memorial Cup Mark and Ben.

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League Tournaments Update – April 2013

As you will no doubt be aware, this seasons snooker tournaments are now drawing to a conclusion with all of them being at least at the Semi Final stage apart from the Scratch Singles which is at the Quarter Final stage.  Here is a brief summary of which players and teams are featuring in the latter stages of the various tournaments and when and where they will be played.  All tournaments have run very smoothly this season and the Committee would like to thank the Tournament Secretary Adam Ingram and his assistant Stuart Turner for all their hard work to date.  Please go along and support those taking part if you can.  Venues and dates may be subject to last minute changes so please double check the league website which will publish any changes.

Handicap Singles Semi Finals  – Tuesday 14th May 2013;

Bishop’s Stortford SC – Peter Saville v Adam Ingram / Sawbridgeworth USC – Steve Gabriel v Pat Manley

Handicap Doubles Semi Finals – Wednesday 8th May 2013;

Takeley SSC – Stalley/Winter v Barker/Tedman

Dunmow Club – Patmore/Sawyer v Hunt/Kidman

Scratch Plus Singles Semi Finals – Monday 13th May 2013;

Sawbridgeworth USC – Spencer Hewitt v Peter Saville / Saffron SC – Mark Patmore v Steve Parradine

League Cup Final – Tuesday 7th May 2013, to be held at Dunmow Club;

Whittlesford SC v Sawbo Bandits

For the drawsheets of all league tournaments, please visit the league website

http://www.swdsl.co.uk