Sam Baird beats World No. 3

SSL Exhibition Sam Baird 2012
‘The Blade’

Sam Baird defeated John Higgins 4-2 in the first round of the Welsh open. Check out Sam’s Blog for more information

Update on the Blade

SSL Exhibition Sam Baird 2012
Sam’s nice little run cut short by Mr Selby

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Ian Preece – WEBSF Life Member

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 4 - Ian Preece Highest Break 2015-16
Ian Preece – WEBSF Life Member

Congratulations to Ian Preece from Newport, Wales who came through Q-School to earn a two year place on the Professional Tour. One of the aims of the WEBSF is to recognize excellence and achievement, to this end the WEBSF awards Ian Life Membership of the WEBSF.

Also worth a mention is Eddie Manning who also did incredibly well and just fell short of the mark. Hopefully he will get invited to some of the professional qualifiers, providing he is not on Gold Waistcoat duties, of course…

Tough luck for the following WEBSF Members, past and present, who did not make it this time: Haydon Pinhey, Tyler Rees, Harvey Chandler, Callum Lloyd, Ben Harrison, Peter Devlin, Paul Norris and Stuart Watson.

Sam ‘The Blade’ Baird – Humbled by your support

Gold Waistcoat Tour Overall Highest Break 2012-13
Sam Baird

Sam says thank you for your support. Go to Sam’s Blog for more….

The Blade finds some form

SSL Exhibition Sam Baird 2012
Sam Baird Bulgaria Open Semi-Finalist

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WEBSF Rewards Achievement

Haydon receiving cheque

England International Haydon Pinhey, seen here receiving a cheque towards expenses incurred at the Home Internationals whilst on England duties. Left, Wayne Branton (left) and right Steve Canniford both representatives of the WEBSF Management Team.

An evening with Sam Baird

Playe Profile Sam BairdColyton Memorial Social Club is hosting a snooker evening where players will be invited to take on local professional Sam Baird. This is to celebrate the re-opening of the newly refurbished snooker room in the club. A couple of club members gave many hours of their time, for free, to carry out the work and the results are a vast improvement.

There will be a raffle on the night for snooker related prizes, at least one of them will given the opportunity to play Sam. Tickets will be on sale shortly, available to club members and non-club members alike. For more information select Exhibition Poster.

England Expected, The Pocket Rocket Delivered

Haydon Pinhey wore the three lions with pride, wining 12 frames from 15 and making a ton for good measure. Take a look at @WEBSF_UK’s Tweet: Haydon is second from the right in the under 21’s.

Haydon gets call-up

Haydon  Pinhey July England 2015
Haydon Pinhey – English Lion

Plymouth Snooker & Pool protegé Haydon Pinhey has received another called-up to represent England at the Northern snooker centre Leeds in the the U21 squad. Haydon will play between 11th -13th of August 2015. As always we are imensly proud of his achievements and wish him well.

Vincent’s England Call-Up

Fundraising Kris Vincent England Team 2005
Kris Vincent England Team 2005

Kris Vincent the 16yrs old rising snooker star from Plymouth who plays at Rileys Snooker Club will be the first junior snooker player from the city to represent England in the European Team and the Mediterranean Snooker Cup in Qawra-Malta on the 5th – 12th March 2005.

Kris who is a prodigy of the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation which is based at the Victoria Snooker Centre, who’s Patron is six times former World Professional Snooker Champion, Ray Reardon.

Kris is delighted to be representing his Country for the third time in twelve months saying “For me this is another milestone in my career, to have the opportunity to play for my country. I have been very fortunate to have been selected to play, not only once, but this will be the third time I have been selected for England and hope I can continue to emulate my previous matches at the Home Internationals in Wales. My birthday falls on the 7th of March and I don’t think there is a better birthday present than representing your Country”

England is sending five Teams consisting of three Men’s one Senior and one Ladies team. The England selectors decided to have one of their three-man team to consist of three top juniors in the country to compete in the Mens European Team Competition which consist of Kris Vincent (Plymouth) Michael Georgiou (London) and Gyles Behbood (Harrogate) and they all will be entered in the individual Mediterranean Snooker Cup which is to run two days before the European Team Championships.

Roger Cole of the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation who is Kris’s coach and Mentor said “The whole management team are delighted with Kris’s selection and as his coach it is a privilege to assist and guide a player of his quality, he is now reaping the rewards from all the endless hours of practice and coaching sessions he has attended, not only from myself but also from Ray Reardon who has realigned his technical ability and improved his knowledge of the game at each session he attends. For Kris the taste of success must be very sweet and we wish him all the very best in Malta, I am sure with the continued support he is receiving from our foundation and his parents it won’t be to long before more success is on the horizon.”