January 2007 News

WALKER WINS WAISTCOAT
Third Gold Waistcoat event, third winner. Luke Walker wins this his first Gold Waistcoat event. For further details of this premier West Country Snooker Tour go to Gold Waistcoat Event 3

JOHNSON WINS BRONZE AT FIRST ATTEMPT
Paul Johnson won the latest Plymouth Bronze tournament, event 4, after a short period away from the tournament scene. For further details go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 4

MIKE KING MAKES 147 IN MATCHPLAY
Mike King who plays out of Rileys Club, Exeter made re-rote the history books by scoring the Exeter & District Billiards & Snooker League’s first ever 147 maximum in tournament play. King potted his way towards the perfect break in the second round match of the Exeter Open Championship. His opponent Ian Davie also of Exeter proved to be no pushover and was not phased by King’s magnificent achievement.

King’s maximum break came in the first frame in what turned out to be a match of very high standard. King kept his composure by taking the second frame with a 73 break. Davie, who has recently returned to playing snooker after a couple of years break could have been forgiven if he simply resigned himself to defeat after such a superb display of break building. However, tenaciously he won the third and fourth frames aided by a splendid 91 break to level the match 2-2. After some early safety play King cleared up in the deciding frame with a 72 break. This magnificent achievement adds to the ten 147 breaks he has had in practice frames, none of which will be more memorable than this one.

No one seems to know how long the Exeter & District League has been in existence as records have been lost over the years but some of the older players believe the league goes back at least 100 years. Over these years the league has help produce some very good players, headed up by former professionals John Pullman, 10 times World Professional Snooker Champion, Michael Gold, who captained the England Senior team undefeated for three years, Robert Marshall, former semi finalist in the UK Professional Championship and a string of top amateur players. However, none before have managed to compile a magical 147 break in Exeter league competition.

King has won a string on local and regional competitions since he started playing at a young age out of the former Sidwell Street Snooker club, Exeter, once a local hotbed for young talent. From his early days when King won BBC Big Break, he has made steady progress, achieving County honours at all levels and is the current County Captain. He has won the coveted UK Golden Waistcoat grand final finishing number 1 in the rankings. He reached the last 32 in the World under 21’s, Captained an Exeter team to the EASB National Team finals and this season is proving no exception. He is currently rank third on the West of England Gold Waistcoat Tour, recent winner of a major pro-am made up of a high class field from around the country and has qualified for the last 32 in the EASB English Championships. If he can maintain this form through the rest of the season all augers well for him in the future.

WEBSF GOLDEN BOYS QUALIFY
The top four ranked Gold Waistcoat Tour players of 2006 (Andy Radford, Mike King, Kris Vincent & Greg Batten) have all qualified for the last 32 of the EASB English Amateur Championship.

The WEBSF Management Team congratulate you and wish you all the very best in the finals.

REDRUTH BRONZE
Results just in for the first two Redruth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of 2006/7. James Freeman and Alex Wills share the spoils. For further details go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Events 1 & 2

HINE 41 NOT OUT
Dan Hine takes his tally to 41 consecutive match wins. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 3

April 2006 News

VINCENT WINS FINAL EVENT BUT RADFORD OVERALL GOLD CHAMPION
Kris Vincent won the final Gold Waistcoat event of the season but Andy Radford takes the overall title, trophy, overall highest break and prize money. Full report and results due soon go to Gold Waistcoat final event 7

BRANTON PLYMOUTH BRONZE CHAMPION
For report and results go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 8

STEPHENS MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW
James Stephens takes Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Tour. For report and results go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Event 6

DEVON COUNTY FINALS – RESULTS
Radford County Champion for third time in a row.

BRANTON WINS AGAIN
For report and results go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 7

January 2006 News

STEWART REINFORCES HIS POSITION
For report and results go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Event 3

BOND STARTS SLOW FINISHES STRONG
Report due in soon but to see results go to Silver Waistcoat Event 4

EXETER TEAM MAKE IT TO NATIONAL FINAL
Well done to WEBSF members Andy Radford, and Mike King, Greg Batten from Rileys, Exeter who have reached the final of the EASB Team championships. More details as they come in.

GALLEN UNDEFEATED IN EXETER BRONZE
For report and results go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 1

BRANTON TOP OF THE POTS
For report and results go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 4

TRIPLE GOLD FOR RADFORD
For full report and results go to Gold Waistcoat Event 4

EXETER BRONZE WAISTCOAT
The first of a series of Exeter Bronze Waistcoat tournaments are due to start on the 14th January 2006 at the GWRSA (Exeter South), Beacon Avenue, Exeter.

November 2005 News

CAUSIER IS NOT COMING TO TOWN
Due to unforeseen circumstances David Causier’s visit to Cornwall has had to be cancelled.

BACK TO BACK RADFORD
For report and results go to Gold Waistcoat Event 3

CORNWALL THRASH DEVON IN ANNUAL CHALLENGE MATCH

BRANTON WINS BRONZE EVENT 2 IN PLYMOUTH
For a full report on the action go to Bronze Waistcoat Event 2

BRANTON WINS BRONZE EVENT 3 IN PLYMOUTH
For a full report on the action go to Bronze Waistcoat Event 3

CLASSY COX CONTINUES CUEING CARNAGE
For a full report on the action go to Silver Waistcoat Event 2

October 2005 News

RADFORD – A CLASSIC PERFORMANCE
For a full report on the action go to Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 2

COX THE MASTER IN MASTERS
For a full report on the action go to Silver Waistcoat Event 1

JOHNSON WINS BRONZE IN PLYMOUTH
For a full report on the action go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 1

Radford West of England Billiards Champion

Member Profile Andy Radford
Member Profile Andy Radford

Andy Radford wins the West of England Billiards Champioship. For a full report go to West of England Five Counties Closed Championship