Well done to WEBSF snooker star from Taunton, 13 years old Michael Rogers who came through a forty strong field to win his first Keynsham tournament.

For all you snooker players out there that can still remember pocket openings barely wide enough for the balls to pass through, bed-cloth that could double-up as the front room carpet, balls that felt as if they were filled with lead and smoked filled billiard rooms where you could only tell who’s present by the sound of muffled appreciation or clearing of throats after a bad shot, the dream of a hundred break lives on!

Steve Canniford is now the downward side of 50 and has been trying to master Billiards & Snooker since he was 14 during which time he reached County standard at both cue sports. Steve tends to play less these days and is more sought after for his coaching skills and knowledge in helping players of all standards. For Steve hundred breaks at Billiards occasionally come along but the milestone of a hundred break at snooker has always eluded him, not any more!..Steve not only realised the dream when he made exactly 100 in a Seaton League match against John Thomas from Chard Casuals, he also made League history, being the first player to make a hundred break in a league match. A feat not achieved by any player during the leagues 67 years.

When ask to comment Steve replied with a wry smile “Now that the 100 break is done and dusted I suppose a 147 is my next target…..given I can stick around for another 40 years!”

Hot shot Haydon Pinhey last seasons Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Champion defeated another player to watch Cody Hall in the final of event 1 of this seasons tournament. For further details go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat. Also some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth who part sponsored the event

This time 69% of the entry fees went as prize money!

Due to tournament date clashes some of the WEBSF tournament dates have bee changed. Check out the calendar by going to the WHAT’S ON IN THE REGION link at the top of this page. These tournaments are open to any WEBSF members (join on the day) who will be under 21 years old on the 31st December 2008 for the Silver. who will be under 16 years old on the 31st December 2008 for the Bronze. There is no age limit for the Gold. Good Luck!

Young aspiring snooker prodigy, 10 years old Carl Mitchell is supported by Steve Francis of Booters Barber Shop, Redruth who has given sponsorship towards a new cue and waistcoat. Carl plays for Redruth Royal British Legion in division 2 of the Cornish Mines League. After moving up a division Carl has so far acquitted himself well against older and more experienced opponents. He also reached the quarter finals of the West of England Snooker Foundation Bronze waistcoat finals at Plymouth earlier this year. Father and coach Barry Mitchell is grateful for the sponsorship and will be calling on all his past experiences to keep Carl on the path to success.

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