WEBSF CHIP & POT PUT
Steve Brookshaw’s prowess on the green baize has been well documented over the years on trophy plaques at both Local and County level. A century maker at Snooker and double century maker at Billiards is a feat achieved by few that wield a snooker cue. Brookshaw affinity to green playing surfaces was further evident as he demonstrated an unrealised talent on the a golf course by winning the annual WEBSF chip ‘n’ put fun day contest. To see other budding golf stars click here

COLE MAKES HIS MARK
Grant Cole (Plymouth) has over the past few years shown promise in both local and regional tournaments but until now he has struggled to take this form to national events. The results over the past week at Pontins, Prestatyn could prove pivotal in Cole realising his potential. After a good show in the Businessland Under 21’s last weekend Cole followed up with a confident performance against quality opposition in event one of the PIOS series of tournaments. With a new found confidence and new cue in hand Cole first disposed of Mitchell Mann 4(54)-2 in round one. In round two Cole repeated this score over 2007 under 21 World Champion, Michael Gorgiou. In the last 32 of the tournament Cole was taken to a final frame shoot-out against James Silverwood but held on to win 4-3. Having reached the last 16 Cole started well against yet another top quality player, Jack Lisowski. Cole was one frame up and in command only to find himself, not just snookered but also angled in the jaws of a pocket. After a couple of close misses from Cole, Lisowski took the frame to level 1-1. This seem to have a positive effect on Lisowski and with his composure back on track went on to win the match 4-1 with breaks of 62 & 100. Cole was disappointed that he didn’t ‘finish the job’ but nevertheless he gained valuable ranking points and more importantly let his peers know he’s no easy draw for future events. For further details go to Global Snooker

HIGHFIELD STYMIES BAIRD & COLE IN BUSINESSLAND
Sam Baird (Halberton) and Grant Cole (Plymouth) reached the final stages of Businessland event 5 at Pontins. After good wins against Lee Page 3-2, Mitchell Mann 3-1 and Danny McCann 3-0, Baird narrowly lost 3-2 on the black against Liam Highfield in the final. With one event to go Baird is top of the overall rankings, 65 points ahead of Highfield. Cole went out in the quarters also against Highfield 3-1, this good run moves Cole into 6th place in the rankings. For further details go to Global Snooker

PROFESSIONAL SNOOKER PLAYER
Sam Baird has won the EASB Pro Ticket Play Offs. The Management Team and Members of the West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation are very proud of his achievement. Well done Sam!

JAKE STEWART REGIONAL BRONZE CHAMPION
Jake Stewart won through a strong field of qualifiers to win the title of WEBSF Regional Bronze Waistcoat Champion. Stewart from Redruth beat Will Blackmore in the final. Stewart made the best break of the day a 57, just a few short of taking the overall break title which went to Jay Bullen from Exeter who made a fine 64. The finals day brought to a conclusion a total of 24 tournaments played over the season in Redruth, Exeter, Falmouth & Plymouth. Any club wishing to host a WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat tournament or series of tournaments should contact the WEBSF by email (websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk) or by phone on 07850882770. For the results go to Bronze Waistcoat full report due in soon. Members can also view some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

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

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Victoria Snooker Centre.

SAM BAIRD….PURE GOLD
Sam Baird, with the exception of a close semi final against a newbie to the tournament James Lee, made light work in wining event 5 of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour and take the overall crown of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion. Baird beat Grant Cole in the final and also posted the highest break of the day a superb 135. For results go to Gold Waistcoat. Report due in soon Members can also view some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to any WEBSF member player.

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Victoria Snooker Centre.

This time 85% of the entry fees went as prize money!

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