The wait is over…

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…The WEBSF 2017-18 Season starts now

After a very successful 2016-17 season, we have had a very busy summer seeking various opportunities to help develop and grow our activities across the region.  We would like to thank all our participants and volunteers for their continued support last season and look forward to seeing what the new season brings.

The WEBSF Management Team are pleased to announce that Totally Reward, a Human Resource Services and Reward Solutions company, will be providing sponsorship for a number of events this season.  Totally Reward have a good track record for delivering straight forward, effective, no thrills solutions specific to the businesses they serve.  The consultancy is led by Silvia Mondello, a senior specialist and recognised HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience.

  • increase membership and improve financial sustainability
  • increase our visibility through tournaments
  • increase the number of WEBSF volunteers

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The new sponsorship opportunity has brought about a number of positive changes to our events this season as detailed below:

The Bronze Open

  • The event is open to any amateur player that will be under 17 years of age on the 31st August 2017
  • The entry fee is £10
  • Everyone playing in the tournament will leave with something
  • There will be a number of billiards and snooker coaches available to give coaching and advice. In addition, there will be a current and ex-professional player on-hand to provide photo opportunities, play a frame or two and share their experiences of being a professional.
  • Free coaching and advice will not just be available to the players in the tournament but to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of the game or is thinking of taking up billiards or snooker

The Gold Series

  • The prize money available for each event has been increased
  • £100 is available at each of the six events for anyone who achieves a 147 break – if more than one person achieves this rare feat, the prize money for that event will be shared. If a 147 break is not achieved in a Gold Series event, the £100 prize money will be allocated to the end-of-season Gold Masters event
  • There will be a guaranteed highest break prize of £30 at each event for both qualifiers and non-qualifiers
  • The entry fee for each event is £20 (in addition to a one-off £10 annual WEBSF membership fee)
  • Places are available on a first come, first served basis. Tournament entry is secured upon receipt of pre-payment
  • The Gold Series culminates in the Gold Masters event for the players ranked in the top 16 at the end of the season

‘The Gold Masters’

  • Players who finish in the top 16 of The Gold Series at the end of the season will be eligible to play in this knock-out tournament
  • The tournament will end with a professional exhibition which will be open to the public. The professional will also be on hand for the presentation of trophies
  • This will be a ticketed event with food included in the ticket price
  • The Gold Masters event will aim to bring together members, supporters and the public to enjoy top quality snooker
  • The event will also be an opportunity to help raise funds to ensure the sustainability of the Foundation and support our work within the community

Please refer to our website for further information about specific tournaments.  The registration dates for each tournament are listed below:

  • West of England Snooker Openregistration open from 4th August 2017
  • The Gold Series (event one) – registration open from 7th September 2017 for subsequent events, registration will open on the day of the preceding tournament
  • The Bronze Open – registration open from 1st September 2017
  • West of England Billiards Open – registration open from 1st September 2017
  • Ladies Open, 28/4/18 – registration open from 1st September 2017

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Sunday Independent – Media Release

 

Sunday Independent

Media Release / April 18th 2017

One of Britain’s most historic newspapers is saved

The Sunday Independent – famous and award-winning for its in-depth comprehensive coverage of the sporting scene from Bristol to Penzance – will be back on West Country news stands this Sunday, April 23.

Well-known West Country businessman Peter Masters has stepped in to take over the 200-year-old title.

The newspaper closed two weeks ago not long after the sudden death of its previous owner, Brian Doel, cast a shadow over plans for the future.

But the news prompted an outcry on social media from people who said the title was a ‘Bible’ for sports fans. It’s the current England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Regional Newspaper of the Year.

And now Peter has provided the backing to rescue the paper.

Peter, who is chairman and co-owner of National League club Truro City, said: ‘Like so many of our family of readers, I’ve read the Indy every Sunday all my life.

‘There was no way I could stand aside and let such a loved and respected part of the West Country sporting scene pass into history.’

Peter was born in Somerset and has extensive business interests across the region. Truro City is working with Truro and Penwith College and the Cornish Pirates on plans for a Stadium for Cornwall.

He said: ‘We have lots of plans for the Indy moving forward but our driving motivation is what it has always been – to back sport in the West Country from grass roots to the top level with unrivalled in-depth quality coverage.’

The news saves 17 jobs at the paper’s Liskeard, Cornwall, headquarters.

The paper’s new managing director, writer and photojournalist Colin Bradbury, said: ‘Our first and most important task will be to get the Indy that people love, complete with our existing team of writers and contributors, back in the shops this Sunday, April 23.’

The paper will be back on sale with a 20p price rise to £1.20.

Colin said: ‘We hope that given the challenges the paper has faced in recent weeks, people will understand the need for this small price rise – the first for nearly a decade – to keep the title alive.’

Editor John Collings, who has worked for the Indy since 1988, said: ‘We have been simply overwhelmed by the messages of love and affection for the paper and we thank everybody for their support.

‘This great news gives us a solid platform to continue and make the Indy even better.’

John Collings

Sports Editor
Sunday Independent

Sunday Independent – UPDATE

Since before the launch in 2004, the WEBSF have received a great deal of support from the Sunday Independent. The WEBSF Management Team wish to thank the ‘sports desk’, especially John Collings, for the regular coverage that, more often than not, was published as submitted. John was also instrumental in securing Sunday Independent sponsorship of the Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tour.

Thank you John and the Indy.

Fantastic news, the Indy has been saved, click here

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

2016 – year of the oldies

Joe & Fred Davis

Have a great break!! We look forward to seeing you all in the new year

The WEBSF Management Team

First event Gold Waistcoat, 21st January at Top Q, Gloucester

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Living the Dream

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Have a great break!!

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year

The WEBSF Management Team