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.

October 2008 News

ROGERS WINS AT KEYNSHAM
Well done to WEBSF snooker star from Taunton, 13 years old Michael Rogers who came through a forty strong field to win his first Keynsham tournament.

ONE HUNDRED AT FIFTY THREE
For all you snooker players out there that can still remember pocket openings barely wide enough for the balls to pass through, bed-cloth that could double-up as the front room carpet, balls that felt as if they were filled with lead and smoked filled billiard rooms where you could only tell who’s present by the sound of muffled appreciation or clearing of throats after a bad shot, the dream of a hundred break lives on!

Steve Canniford is now the downward side of 50 and has been trying to master Billiards & Snooker since he was 14 during which time he reached County standard at both cue sports. Steve tends to play less these days and is more sought after for his coaching skills and knowledge in helping players of all standards. For Steve hundred breaks at Billiards occasionally come along but the milestone of a hundred break at snooker has always eluded him, not any more!..Steve not only realised the dream when he made exactly 100 in a Seaton League match against John Thomas from Chard Casuals, he also made League history, being the first player to make a hundred break in a league match. A feat not achieved by any player during the leagues 67 years.

When ask to comment Steve replied with a wry smile “Now that the 100 break is done and dusted I suppose a 147 is my next target…..given I can stick around for another 40 years!”

PINHEY WINS FIRST BRONZE
Hot shot Haydon Pinhey last seasons Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Champion defeated another player to watch Cody Hall in the final of event 1 of this seasons tournament. 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 Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth who part sponsored the event

This time 69% of the entry fees went as prize money!

WEBSF TOURNAMENT DATES UPDATE
Due to tournament date clashes some of the WEBSF tournament dates have bee changed. Check out the calendar by going to the WHAT’S ON IN THE REGION link at the top of this page. These tournaments are open to any WEBSF members (join on the day) who will be under 21 years old on the 31st December 2008 for the Silver. who will be under 16 years old on the 31st December 2008 for the Bronze. There is no age limit for the Gold. Good Luck!

CORNISH SNOOKER PRODIGY SECURES SPONSORSHIP
Young aspiring snooker prodigy, 10 years old Carl Mitchell is supported by Steve Francis of Booters Barber Shop, Redruth who has given sponsorship towards a new cue and waistcoat. Carl plays for Redruth Royal British Legion in division 2 of the Cornish Mines League. After moving up a division Carl has so far acquitted himself well against older and more experienced opponents. He also reached the quarter finals of the West of England Snooker Foundation Bronze waistcoat finals at Plymouth earlier this year. Father and coach Barry Mitchell is grateful for the sponsorship and will be calling on all his past experiences to keep Carl on the path to success.

July 2007 News

GREAT NEWS FOR MATT, BUT WITH A TWIST!
Congratulations to Matt Williams, (Plymouth) on being selected to play for England in the IBSF World Under 21 Championship, 22nd-31st August, Goa, India

Matt is in good company, he will be joined by Michael Georgiou, Forest Hill, London and Robbie Williams, Michael Wallasey. Michael was the country’s No 2 junior 2005/2006, European Under 19 quarter finalist 2006 and reached the final of the EASB Under 19’s last season.- Highest match break 138. Robbie is at present in top form having won three Pontin’s Buisnessland Under 21’s in a row and is the overall series winner, also he has twice reached the EASB Under 18’s semi finals – Highest match break 131. Matt won the EASB Under 19 Tour 2005, runner up in the National Under 18’s the same year and finished 3rd in last seasons Premier Junior Tour Also in his previous World Under 21’s trip he reached the last 32 – Highest match break 143. The eventual winner is promoted to the Main Tour 2008-2009.

THE TWIST!
Matt has to fund the entire trip himself! The WEBSF in association with Rileys, Plymouth are staging a Handicap Snooker Tournament on the 11th August at Rileys, Plymouth in an effort to raise some funds for Matt.

BAIRD ‘ON FIRE’ AT PONTINS
Congratulations to Sam Baird, (Halberton) after winning event 6 of the Pontins Businessland Under 21 Series. Along with Sam, Adrian Bond, Darren Bond, Grant Cole, Darran lock all qualified to the last 32. Both Bond the brothers won through to the last 16 before losing out to Alex Taubman and Stephen Ellis respectively. Darran Lock narrowly lost 2-3 to Liam Highfield in the last 32. Dale Branton (Plymouth) just 15 years did not qualify but will have gained valuable experience from playing against some of the best under 21 players in the country. For more information go to Global Snooker

Sam has continued his good form in the Pontin’s International Open Series by reaching the last 16. Sam lost 4-2 to Jeff Cundy but not before claiming the following scalps:- Mike Hallett 4-1, Scott Miller 4-1 & Dave Manley 4-0. Kris Vincent was close behind reaching the last 32 lossing out 4-1 to Robbie Williams. Matt Williams and Jamie Dykes reached Round 2. Mike King had a tough draw against Antony Parsons losing 3-4.

 

PRACTISE PAYS OFF FOR CARL
Carl Mitchell from Redruth, just eight years old, won his first competitive match in a Perranporth & District Snooker Summer League match for Redruth Royal British Legion at Lanner Institute last week. Carl practises with his father & coach Barry Mitchell up to fifteen hours a week at the Redruth Royal British Legion which is noted for playing a big part in the development of young players in Cornwall.

BAIRD MIXES IT WITH THE BEST
Congratulations and commiserations to Sam Baird (Halberton) who after reaching the EASB Pro-Ticket Play-Offs was knocked out in the first round by Michael Wild (Oldham) at the Northern Snooker Centrein Leeds, five frames to one. Wild went on to reach the semi-finals, where he lost David Grace. Grace lost 6-3 Martin Gould (Middlesex) in the final. If Gould can win his next four matches at Prestatyn, North Wales, he will qualify for the Shanghai Masters event.

Baird will be disappointed at not getting past the first round but we recognize the magnitude of this achievement of being one of just 16 of the country’s top amateur players to earn a place in the play offs. Well done Sam! (WEBSF Management Team & Fellow Members)