Double Gold Waistcoat Champion Andy Neck has finally met his ‘match’. Congratulations from all at the WEBSF to Andy and Anna, now Mr & Mrs. Fantastic news!
In August Andy Symons surpassed all expectations after reaching the last 32 of the Paul Hunter Classic, a professional tournament held in Germany. Symons won through three amateur qualifying rounds, wining all his matches 4-0, to qualify for round 1 of the professional stage. He then continued his good form by defeating two professionals; Christopher Keogan, ranked 59 (4-1) and David Grace, ranked 24 (4-0) before eventually losing to professional Gary Wilson, ranked 35, 4-1 in the last 32. A significant achievement given this was his first attempt at playing in a professional tournament. Well done Andy!
Good luck to all these players that have, at some time played in our tournaments. It would be good to see you at one of our events this coming season, so we can introduce you as Under 21 IBSF Snooker Champion….
Congratulations to Billy Castle who is now in his first season as a Professional. One of the aims of the WEBSF is to recognize excellence and achievement of its members, to this end the WEBSF awards Billy WEBSF Life Membership.
This season has been remarkable for Billy; topping the Cuestars rankings; qualifying for the professional tour from Q-School and adding the English Amateur Championship title to his many achievements.
We wish Billy every success with his career as a Snooker Professional.
Harvey Chandler has been putting in the time on the practice table these past couple of months or so and he has been duly rewarded for his efforts. In April he reached the final of the a WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour event; he followed this by recording a maximum, on the match table, whilst waiting for his next match in a tournament at Leicester; he then won a Pro-am in Dunstable; followed by a semi final exit in a London tournament, from 3-1 down he made a 106 to go 3-3 only to lose the decider to professional Alan Taylor and more recently he reached the final of another Pro-am tournament in Clacton on Sea, beating World no. 20 Mark King 4-2 in the semi finals.
These results are an indication that Harvey has the raw talent and with hard work and a positive mind-set he has the ability to elevate himself to higher levels. Harvey’s final tournament of the season will be the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Masters, due to be played on 17th June in The Galaxy Centre, Torquay. He has to be in with a good chance and is certainly one to watch out for next season.
Friday night and the early hours of Saturday morning the sky over Plymouth was alive with an electrical storm not seen the like of in many a generation. Come Sunday afternoon a Plymothian also had an ‘electric’ moment, this time on the Snooker table.
Dale Branton recorded the ‘perfect frame’, a superb 147 in a frame against one of his mates. Congratulations to Dale on achieving this significant milestone.
Harvey Chandler was in pretty good form this Saturday when he reach the final of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat event 5 at Top Q, Gloucester. However, Andy Symons (Tavistock) went one better by taking the deciding frame after Harvey missing a difficult brown. This was sweet revenge for Andy having lost to Harvey in a decider in the final of event 4 at the 147 Club, Swindon a month ago…..more about this later in the week as today Harvey made a 147 break on the match table whilst waiting for his next match at a tournament at Breakers, Leicester. Harvey lost in the quarters, probably due to being on a high after the 147, as is often the case.
The break was witnessed by many people including Ben Woolastons mum who was running the event, Harvey got got a richley deserved round of applause. Furthermore, Harvey is the second person to hit a 147 on that table behind 5 times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who hit a 147 in a exhibition at the club just over a year ago.
Well done Harvey, push on!
Congratulations to Andy & Beth Symons who now have a son. Michael arrived ten weeks early weighing in at 3lb 1oz, both Beth and Michael are doing well but Andy has a smile that will need a surgical procedure to remove
I understand a Parris special is on order 😉
Sam Baird defeated John Higgins 4-2 in the first round of the Welsh open. Check out Sam’s Blog for more information