New WEBSF Member

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

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Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 4 – Result

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 4 Winner - Harvey Chandler 2016-17
Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 4 Winner – Harvey Chandler 2016-17

Harvey Chandler clears to win the latest Gold Waistcoat Tour Event as Andy Symons knocks in a 127 clearance to take the highest break prize and Aidan Murphy sets a new record. The event was hosted and sponsored by 147 Snooker Club, Swindon. Select Gold Waistcoat Event 4 to find out more.

Event 5 is on 22nd April 2017 at Top Q Snooker Club, Gloucester.

WEBSF Prize Money Ranking update

Gold Waistcoat Tour Overall Winner - Haydon Pinhey 2015-16
Haydon Pinhey – Money Table Leader

After a great season of WEBSF tournament wins Haydon Pinhey has extended his lead at the top of the WEBSF prize money list and in doing so has raised the bar yet again for the most prize money won in a single season. Other players that have improved their position this season include; Dan Legassick, up to fourth place; Mitch Grinsted, up to fifth and Dale Branton, up to seventh place. An even bigger climber is Eddie Manning who moved up twenty places to eighth position in only his second WEBSF season. Andy Symons and Steve Brookshaw have also prospered and have joined the £1000 plus club.

The total amount of prize money made available¬†by the WEBSF since September 2014 is¬†¬£43,834. 95% of the entry fees taken has been awarded as prize money.¬†The WEBSF¬†Management Team have achieved this high return through dedicated volunteers (Tournament Directors, Helpers, Referee’s) and the generosity of sponsors. This season we thank the following sponsors: ¬†M.J.H. Paving Ltd., Galaxy Centre, Torquay, Jesters, ¬†and 147 Snooker Club, Swindon, The Plaza Snooker & Pool Club, Plymouth and Top Q Snooker Club, Gloucester. All clubs have provided their facilities free of charge!

Select WEBSF Prize Money 2011/2016 for more detail.

Player of the Month

Player of the month

Select Player of the Month to find out who is deserving of this accolade for October 2015.

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 1 – Result

Hassan Vazie & Andy Symons - Event 1 finalists
Hassan Vazie & Andy Symons – Event 1 finalists

Symons is back!

After a few years away from WEBSF tournaments, Tavistock potter, Andy Symons coms back to win event 1 of this seasons Gold Waistcoat Tour.

The event was hosted by The Belgrave Snooker & Pool Club, Plymouth. Select Gold Waistcoat Tour to find out more.

November 2011 News

Prize money given out at WEBSF Gold, Silver & Bronze tournaments has surpassed the £20,000 mark. This total does not include regular Handicapped competitions and one-off specials that the WEBSF run from time to time.

Latest Seaton League – Mini League results now in. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

English Amateur Billiards Association Junior Billiards Event 4 hosted by the WEBSF and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth takes place on the 3rd December 2011.

As has become customary Michael Rogers from Taunton, Somerset was presented with a donation by the WEBSF. This is in recognition for being selected to play in the recent Home Internationals. The money will help with travelling and overnight accommodation expenses. This link shows a photo of WEBSF Head of Coaching, Steve Canniford presenting the cheque to Michael, with fellow Silver Waistcoat players looking on.

Jake Stewart from Truro, Cornwall was dominant in event 2 of the Silver Waistcoat tour. Stewart beat Steve Slade from Paignton 2-1 in the final. Click here for results and more details on the Silver Waistcoat Tour.

Thanks to Chesh and all at Rileys Snooker Club, Torquay who sponsored the event.

This time 94% of the entry fees went as prize money!

North Devon snooker player Lee Halling came out on top with a 2-1 win over Andy Symons-Rowe from Tavistock. For a full report click here.

The next WEBSF Open Handicapped Tournament is on December 17th at Riley’s, Plymouth. The format will be a DOUBLE ELIMINATION, best of seven frames, which gives players two chances to win the tournament. As well as the guaranteed ¬£200 prize money, there is also a Xmas hamper for the winner. Entry is ¬£5 and registration via WEBSF Facebook page in advance, or by 9.30 on the day at venue. Play to start at 9.45.

To witness Ronnie making a quick fire century is ‘Poetry in Motion’. Click here to read some written poetry I have come across on my Billiards & Snooker travels.

Latest Seaton League results and Cup Draws now in. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

Big handicapped snooker tournament at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth on Saturday 5th November 2011. Guaranteed prize pot of £200.00 for an entry fee of just £5.00. Register by 10:30am. Click here for more details.

September 2011 News

28 players dusted off their cues after the summer break and went along to Rileys, Plymouth to compete in the Jim Curtain Classic, a handicapped open tournament. After 84 best of three matches Andy Symons-Rowe came out on top beating Darren Bond 2-1 in a closely contested final. Rileys guaranteed £200 in prize money and everyone had plenty of match practice to start the season. Best break of the day came from Dale Branton, a fine 82. Click here for the results.

The Feds start their campaign and Honiton WMC start collecting bonus points. Click here for the latest results.

Wonderers continue where they left off last season at the top but can the newly named Steelers ‘steel the show’ this season. Click here for the latest results.

The 7th WEBSF Annual Meeting is due to take place at Rileys, Plymouth Saturday 17th September 2010 at 09:30. Feel free to come along and participate. Soon after, this seasons tournaments will be publish here on this website.

February 2007 News

Mike King, Greg Batten & Andy Symons-Rowe have narrowly lost 10-8 in the semi final against Germany.

The WEBSF Management Team take this opportunity to congratulate them on their achievement. Getting to the semi’s and losing by just 2 frames is obviously disappointing but it is still more than most have achieved and should not be underestimated. To represent your country at any level of competition is a great achievement. Well done!

Results just in for the third and fourth Redruth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of 2006/7. James Freeman and Jake Stewart share the spoils. For further details go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Events 3 & 4

Four budding snooker players try their hand at English Billiards in order to further their knowledge of angles and touch play.

Hine is Exeter champion but loses his unbeaten run. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 5

Paul Johnson wins back to back Plymouth Bronze events whilst Coumbes secures Plymouth title. For further details go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 5

The second Silver Waistcoat event took place last Saturday and Sam Baird raised the bar, setting new standards for his peers to aspire to. Further details go to Silver Waistcoat Event 2

It was business as usual for Dan Hine in his relentless pursuit of the West of England Bronze Waistcoat Champion. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 4

Symons Prepares For National Finals

Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 2 Winner 2004-5
Andy Symons-Rowe – Gold Waistcoat Tour Event 2 Winner

Andy Symons wins Gold event. For a full report go to Gold Waistcoat Event 2

EASB Southern Region

Andy Symons EASB South 2005
Andy Symons EASB South 2005

Andy Symons-Rowe the 22 years old Snooker star from Tavistock swept aside all comers to reach the grand final of the coveted English Amateur Snooker Championship (E.A.S.B). The championship was held at Woking Snooker Centre on the 5th and 6th February. The field included 68 top Amateurs from the Southern Region that included the highly rated junior Judd Trump form Bristol.

Andy produced top drawer snooker to reached this, his first National Championship final kicking off his campaign with a fine 4-1 victory over Mario Walker with two 40 plus breaks. He then beat David Taylor 4-1 recording breaks of 50, 60 and 73. Alan Harvey was to become his next victim whom he beat 4-3 in a very tight contest, with several breaks of 40 plus coming from both players.

With the first days play over Andy was full of confidence going into the second day. His first match was a 4-1 win over Greg Batten, Tiverton. The result didn’t justify the high standard set by both players. This took Andy into the Southern final against Simon Dent who, judging from earlier matches, was the in-form player. However, not overwhelmed by the occasion and the prestige of the championship Andy saved his best performance for the final. He cracked in two 40 plus breaks and then, three 60 plus breaks in the last three frames to run out a convincing 5-0 winner.

Andy will now meet David Grace winner of the Northern Region in the all England final. After the match Andy said “It‚Äôs fantastic to finally achieve such a goal in the sport which I have played since I was a boy, when my dad would take me down to the local club to practice. I have always thought that one day I would prove to myself that I am good enough to compete against the very best in the Amateur game. Now that I have done this I believe I can go on to win the final of what most recognise as the blue ribbon event of the English Amateur Snooker calendar. I believe this would give me entry into the World and European Amateur Championships and a good chance of selection to represent my country in the international series later in the year. Something every player dreams of! Much credit for my success must go to my parents for their continued support and Roger Cole, West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation, who is a great inspiration to me. As a coach and mentor he has help with both the technical and psychological side of my game. To have someone in your corner with Roger‚Äôs depth of knowledge, first hand experience of competing at a high level and direct contact with a team of experts, is a must for any aspiring player.”

Roger Cole said “Since Andy has become a member of our foundation he has gone from strength to strength. His natural flair for the game and his ability is improving all the time. There are a lot of players who can play the game, but very few who achieve anything like what he has done. I have every confidence Andy can now go on and turn his dream into reality by winning this illustrious championship.”