September 2010 News

BAIRD AND BOND PRO TICKET SUCCESS
Sam Baird made a great start in his bid to challenge for a return to the Professional ranks by winning the first event in the EASB Pro Ticket (South) Event 1 and head the rankings. Sam beat James Loft 5-3 in the final with a barrage of breaks. Another WEBSF talent Darren Bond was also in fine break building form reaching the semi finals to take third place in the rankings.

YOUNG LIONS COUMBE & LEGASSICK
Two younger ‘Stars of the Future’ that join the long list of talented young players to emerge from the WEBSF ranks are 16 years old Chris Coumbe and 13 years old Dan Legassick who have just returned from representing England at Billiards in the Home Internationals held in Prestatyn, North Wales. This takes the tally to thirteen WEBSF players that have proudly worn the three lions on their waistcoat. Well done lads, from the WEBSF Management Team.

WEBSF ANNUAL MEETING
The WEBSF Annual Meeting took place on the 11th September 2010 and the following key decisions where made:-

Clarification within the rules regarding the Bronze and Silver Waistcoat tournament age limits. e.g this season:-
Bronze players must be under 17 years old on the 31st December 2010
Silver players must be under 22 years old on the 31st December 2010
Merge Plymouth Bronze and Silver Tournaments
Silver Waistcoat entrance fee lowered to £10
A full compliment of Waistcoat tournaments will be run this next season. 5 Gold, 6 Silver/Bronze.
Take Gold Waistcoat Tournament events to other parts of the region
Run a ONEFORSEVEN tournament

To receive a complete set of meeting minutes and action notes members can contact any of the Management Team or email the WEBSF (websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk).

WESTCOUNTRY BILLIARDS TOUR
Dates for the Westcountry Billiards Tour are now published. The first tournament will be on the 26th September 2010 at the Belgrave Snooker Club, Plymouth.

BAULKLINE SNOOKER SOUTH WEST
Baulkline Snooker SW, for the third year is the main sponsor of the WEBSF Waistcoat Tournaments. Baulkline Snooker is a local company owned by Pete James. Pete is well known and respected for his high level of skill as a Table Technician throughout the Snooker fraternity. However, skullduggery is afoot and as a result of rumours being put about, reporting that he has “Gone into retirement”, “Moved up North” and in one case “Emigrated!” Pete has been forced to mail shot his regular customers to dispel these rumours and retain his business. I can assure you Pete has neither moved away nor has he retired. Only this past weekend I came across Pete carrying out maintenance on the table in our local village hall.

Pete is always willing to chat and share his vast knowledge of tables, so I took the opportunity to question him regarding the condition of a table in a club where I play, which was last serviced a rival company.

Pete refuses to use inferior materials as he believes this to be false economy; him having to return to explain why the playing conditions have not come up to players expectations; the materials wearing out quicker which results in having to have the table covered more frequently. The consequences of which can result in losing a hard earned good reputation and custom.

After a very informative chat I came away with a better understanding of some of the ‘Tricks and Shortcuts’ carried out by less scrupulous Table Technicians use. (if they are deserving of this title!). It certainly gave explanation as to why our club table is ‘playing’ as poorly as it is. The information gained will inform the Club Committee and hopefully result in being more selective when the table needs recovering. Thus saving the Club money and providing a the members with little excuse for not playing well……maybe!

WEBSF 2010/11 TOURNAMENT CALENDAR
Dates for WEBSF tournaments are now being published following the WEBSF Annual Meeting which took place in Rileys, Plymouth Saturday 11th September 2010.

SEATON LEAGUE 2010/11 SEASON
League Secretary – John Cann aka ‘the Stumpmeister’ opens the season with the following address. For further details click here.

April 2009 News

ALL CHANGE IN SEATON LEAGUE
Honiton Wonderers finished top but it was all change for the rest thanks in part to the new bonus points scheme in the Seaton Snooker League. The league will finish with a handicapped 6 reds competition leading up to the Annual presentation of trophies and the dinner. For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

BLACKMORE IS EXETER BRONZE CHAMPION
Will Blackmore won the final event in the WEBSF Exeter Bronze Waistcoat and with it the Exeter title. Blackmore beat Michael Rogers 2-0 in the final. Highest break for the series went to Jay Bullen a fine 64. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that was under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

Thanks to GWRSA Social Club, Exeter and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event

This time 80% of the entry fees went as prize money!

WONDERERS WIN LEAGUE
Honiton Wonderers win the Seaton Snooker League with a match left to play. Chard B and Honiton Cons will battle it out for the runners-up spot in the last match. The remainder of the season sees all teams compete in a 6 reds knock-out tournament. For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

STEWART AWAY THE REST PLAY
Carl Mitchell took full advantage of Jake Stewart’s absence due to national competition. Mitchell finished top in latest Redruth Bronze Waistcoat tournament. For further details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that was under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

STEVEN HULL FALMOUTH CHAMPION
Steven Hull wins the WEBSF Falmouth Bronze Waistcoat Tour and will head-up a team of fellow qualifiers from Cornwall to compete in the Regional Bronze Waistcoat finals day later in May 2009. For full details of all the Falmouth events go to Falmouth Bronze Waistcoat.

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club, Falmouth who sponsored the event

PINHEY CHAMPION ELECT
Haydon Pinhey wins event 5 and tops his best break for the Plymouth Bronze Tour making him uncatchable. In the final he beat another rising star Dan Legassick. For report go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat. Results now in.

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker and Belgrave Snooker Club, Plymouth who sponsored the event

This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

STEWART POTS HIS WAY TO VICTORY
Jake Stewart potted his way to another Redruth Bronze Waistcoat event win. For further details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that was under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

January 2009 News

COLE WINS 6+6 SHOOT OUT AT RILEYS
Roger Cole rolled back the years to come through a field of young guns to take the inaugural crown of Rileys 6+6 Snooker Champion. For further details go to 6+6 Snooker.

Thanks to Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth who sponsored the event

This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BLACKMORE WINS AND GALLEN GOES TOP
Will Blackmore won through some excellent snooker to win the third event of the WEBSF Exeter Bronze Waistcoat. An off-form Adam Gallen battled well to reach the final and take Blackmore to a decider. Best breaks of the day where 48 & 52 from Jay Bullen who played excellent snooker all day, even when losing in the semi. Gallen now heads the rankings with Blackmore a close second. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament was open to all.

Thanks to GWRSA Social Club, Exeter and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event

This time 83% of the entry fees went as prize money!

PINHEY’S TRIPLE
Haydon Pinhey made it three in a row by wining event 3 of this seasons Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Championship. Pinhey beat Sam Lloyd in the final. For report go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat. Results now in. Also some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

Thanks to sponsors Baulkline Snooker and Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth

This time 80% of the entry fees went as prize money!

THREE IN A ROW….WHO CAN STOP THE ROMP?
Wonderers record their third 6-0 win in a row. Which team can pick up enough bonus points to reel them in? For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

BATTENS TRICKS ARE GOLDEN
Reigning Gold Waistcoat Champion Greg Batten made breaks on the snooker table and in between matches amazed onlookers with tricks on the card table. Batten missed the first two events but is still confident he can make a serious bid to retain his title. The losing finalist was Darren Bond. Highest break of the day was posted by Sam Baird. A magnificent 136 clearance which followed breaks of 78 and 85 in the preceding two frames. For results go to Gold Waistcoat report due in soon. Members can view some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to any member player. To join the WEBSF and enter this tournament click here

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth who sponsored the event

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

STEWART WINS AGAIN…..JUST!
Jake Stewart won the second Redruth Bronze tournament event of the season. Once again the tournament was run with the 6+6 reds format which provided interesting results. Stewart beat Aiden Johns in the final. For further details go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that was under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to Redruth Royal British Legion who sponsored the event

BROOKSHAW WINS DEREK WALKER CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
Nine billiards players from Cornwall ventured across the Tamar to join two from Somerset and three Devonians in the inaugural Derek Walker Christmas Classic English Billiards tournament, held at the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth, by kind permission of the proprietors. The competition, sponsored by Devon Pasties and organised by the Devon County Billiards and Snooker Association, consisted of four groups playing a ‘round robin’ format with matches of one hour duration, providing eight players to contest the quarter-finals of a knock-out. The six unsuccessful players took part in a plate tournament. In the main tournament three straight wins saw Charlie Gay win Group A with Steve Downing runner-up. Downing recorded the highest break (86) in this group. Group B saw Dave White and Brian Harvey each record two wins with White having the better points difference. Harvey recorded breaks of 103, 71 and 63 against White’s 64. Group C had three players of whom Bill Andress came out on top with two wins and Derek White was runner-up with a single win. Chris Mitchell won Group D with two wins and Steve Brookshaw was runner-up with one. In the quarter-finals, Brookshaw beat Gay, his high break of 103 equalling Harvey’s effort in the group stage. In the battle of the Whites, Dave overcame Derek by 37 points. Andress produced his best result of the day, recording runs of 75 and 42 to narrowly beat Harvey. In another close match, Downing made breaks of 75 and 58 to beat Mitchell by 19 points. The semi-finals had Steve Downing matched against Steve Brookshaw and Dave White against Bill Andress. Downing was well up in his match but Brookshaw produced the highest break of the day (104) to scramble home, while White was always in control of his match against Andress, winning by 138 points. The final was evenly contested with each player making significant contributions and the lead changing hands several times. Brookshaw was the eventual winner with a 253-201 win.

The plate was run as a two-group round robin competition with the group winners contesting the final. The winner was Dave Clue who defeated promoter Derek Walker in the final. Mr. Walker presented the awards and in thanking the organisers and the Victoria Club, hoped that this would be the first of many such competitions.

Report by Geoff Setter DCB&SA

BAULK LINE SNOOKER SOUTH WEST
The WEBSF are please to announce Baulkline Snooker as a sponsor for the Gold & Silver Waistcoat Tournaments . Baulkline Snooker is a local company owned by Pete James. Pete is well known and respected for his high level of skill as a Snooker Table Technician.

November 2008 News

WALTERS WALKS AWAY WITH WIN
Lee Walters wins the second Gold Waistcoat tournament event of the season, beating rising star Dale Branton 2-0 in the final. Highest break of the day was posted by Sam Baird. For further details and report go to Gold Waistcoat. Also some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to any member player.

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth who sponsored the event

This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

CORNWALL BOUNCE BACK
Cornwall bounced back after last years defeat in the annual challenge match with Devon when they defeated their rivals by 17-12 in the match held in Cornwall.

REIGNING CHAMP WINS EXETER BRONZE
Adam Gallen won the first Exeter Bronze Waistcoat event of the season with a 2-0 victory over Jay Bullen in the final. The tournament was run using the 6+6 reds format which provided some interesting results in the group matches. WEBSF sponsor Pete James of Baulkline Snooker presented the trophies. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to GWRSA Social Club, Exeter who sponsored the event

This time 83% of the entry fees went as prize money!

EXETER SNOOKER CLUB REFURBISHMENT
With the all too frequent news of snooker tables being dismantled and in some cases clubs closing down it’s good to here of a club undergoing refurbishment and investment. Exeter Snooker Club situated behind the market is one such club.

SIXSIXSN66KER SUCCESS FOR STEWART
Jake Stewart won the first Redruth Bronze tournament event of the season. This was the first 6+6 reds tournament to be trialed by the WEBSF and it has proved a hit with the Redruth players. Stewart defeated Alex Wills in the final. For further details go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to Redruth Royal British Legion who sponsored the event

GRINSTED GOES ONE BETTER
Mitchell Grinsted beat Ben Holley, in the second Silver Waistcoat event. For further details and report go to Silver Waistcoat. Also some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 21 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to sponsors Baulkline Snooker and Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth

This time 92% of the entry fees went as prize money!

LEGASSICK FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM THE NEW REWARD SCHEME
Daniel Legassick is the first WEBSF member to receive a Coaching Reward Voucher on offer at the WEBSF Victoria Snooker Coaching school.

This scheme is being piloted by a dedicated WEBSF Coaching Team that operates a coaching school most Saturday mornings at the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth.

PINHEY DOUBLES UP
Haydon Pinhey pushes home his advantage in the Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Championship by defeating Cody Hall for the second event in a row in the final of event 2. For further details go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat. Also some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to Rileys, Plymouth who sponsored the event

This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BAIRD REACHES SEMI FINAL OF BUSINESSLAND
Sam Baird (Halberton), does well by reaching the semi-final of the Businessland Under 21 Series event 1 before losing 3-2 to Liam Highfield. Grant Cole and Kris Vincent both from Plymouth also performed well. Cole reaching the Quarter Finals and Vincent posting the second best century of the tournament a fine 107. For further details go to Global Snooker

LOCAL SNOOKER LEAGUE SUPPORTS THE WEBSF
The WEBSF website can now accommodate local league information. The first league benefiting from this is Seaton & District Snooker League. Each week results will be posted here this weekend.