January 2011 News

BUSINESSLAND TO RETURN
It has been confirmed Rileys Erdington Businessland Series is going to take place this season.

SEATON LEAGUE 3 REDS
Seaton League players, if you fancy a night of surprise results and a laugh at the expense of the ‘better’ players in the league.

CUE COLLECTORS CORNER
Like old cues? Check out some new links on our links page – Memorabilia Corner. Click here for to go there.

CHARD CONS & PROS CLOSE GAP
Chard Cons & Pros take advantage to close the gap on Coliton Feds and Wonderers. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

BAIRD AT THE ACADEMY
Sam Baird reached the semi final of the inaugural South West Snooker Academy Q School Preparation Series.

SEATON MINI LEAGUE RESULTS
Wonderers extend their lead at the top of the Mini League. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

STEWART WINS SILVER
Jake Stewart becomes the third winner of a Combined Silver & Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament this season. Stewart beat Adam Lewin from Plymouth in the final. Click here for results and more details on the Silver Waistcoat and click here to see the Plymouth Bronze rankings.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE SEE-SAW
The see-saw between Colyton Feds and Honiton Wonderers continues as they swap positions yet again. Feds move 1 point in front to lead after 12 matches. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

LEGASSICK WINS EABA JUNIOR BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
Dan Legassick won the English Amateur Billiards Association Junior Billiards Event 3 hosted by the WEBSF and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth. Click here for more details

WONDERERS NEW YEAR LEADERS
Posted: 10th January 2011
Honiton Wonderers have the points ‘in the bag’ and retain the lead. However, other teams can catch up depending on back match results. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

GOLD & SILVER WAISTCOAT SCHEDULES
The remaining dates for WEBSF Gold and Silver Waistcoat events for the season have been penciled in. If any of the dates clash with other tournaments you have committed too or want to play in, it is important that you contact the WEBSF by email: websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk or any of the WEBSF Management Team.

October 2010 News

LEGASSICK ‘PUNCHES’ ABOVE HIS WEIGHT
Dan Legassick beat allcomers in the first Combined Silver & Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of the season. Click here for more details on the Silver Waistcoat and click here to see the Plymouth Bronze rankings.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS
Feds move into top spot. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

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.

May 2010 News

DAN LEGASSICK REGIONAL BRONZE CHAMPION
Well done Dan Legassick, the new WEBSF Regional Bronze Waistcoat Champion. The finals were held at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouthand sponsored jointly by Baulkline Snooker and Rileys, Plymouth. For full details click here.

February 2010 News

STEWART SILVER WAISTCOAT CHAMPION 2009/10
Jake Stewart was beaten in the semi finals of the last event of the season but had done enough to take the overall title of WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Champion. The event winner was a first time entrant. Click here for more details, photo’s due in soon.

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

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

SAM’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Sam Baird now has his own website where you can find out more details and follow his progress. Click here for more information. You can also contact Sam on email sambaird147@gmail.com

SEATON LEAGUE WEEK 19 RESULTS
Honiton Wonderers draw level at the top with a game in hand. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

LEGASSICK GOES TOP OF THE RANKINGS
Dan Legassick moved into top spot in the Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat championship in beating Cody Hall to win event four. Click here to find out more.

Thanks to The Plaza Snooker Club, Plymouth and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event.

This time 75% of the entry fees went as prize money.

BAIRD THE ENTERTAINER
Seaton Snooker League in association with Lyme Bay Auctions Ltd., Seaton promoted and sponsored an exhibition of snooker by rookie professional Sam Baird. Baird amazed spectators with the speed and manner in which he potted balls and made breaks. Click here for more information.

SEATON LEAGUE CUP DRAWS UPDATE
Click here for latest cup draw information.

SAM BAIRD CLOSE TO CHINA
Sam Baird continues with his steady progress in this his first year as a Professional. In the China Open qualifiers he progressed to within one match from qualifying for the main tournament in China. After beating Craig Steadman 5-3 in the first round he went on to beat Liu Song 5-2 in the second. In the third round he moved up a gear to beat Ian McCulloch 5-1. He started well in his final match against Fergal O’Brien until he missed a sitter to go 3-1 up from which he failed to recover and went on to lose 5-2. Disappointed he may be at losing when just one match from qualifying, but he must surely take some real positives from his achievements in his first China Open going forward.

BRETT BROAD U15 CORNISH CHAMPION
Brett Broad from Redruth has won the Cornwall County under 15’s title at 12 years old. Broad’s victory came as a result of wining four of the five round robin matches he also recorded the highest break of the day. WEBSF member is a regular snooker player for the Redruth Royal British Legion Club. Runner-up was 13 years old Aiden Johns who plays out of the Redruth Clinton Social Club.

SEATON LEAGUE WEEK 18 RESULTS
Honiton WMC extend their lead with a well earnt draw against Wonderers. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

STEWART – SILVER MACHINE
Jake Stewart powers into a commanding lead at the top of the WESBF Silver Waistcoat rankings after winning the penultimate event of the season. Click here for more details.

Thanks to The Plaza Snooker Club, Plymouth and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event.

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

SEATON LEAGUE WEEK 17 RESULTS
Honiton WMC go top by 1 point over Wonderers who have 2 games in hand. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

November 2009 News

NECK’S COMEBACK
Andy Neck, once a force to be reckoned with in regard to top class snooker in the region, demonstrated that he can still mix it with the best by winning event three of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour. Neck beat Grant Cole 2-1 in the final. Darren Bond was missing at this event and as a result drops to fifth place in the rankings leaving Mitchell Grinsted at the top with Dale Branton and Grant Cole fighting for third spot. Click here for more results.

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

This time 96% of the entry fees went as prize money!

LEGASSICK TURNS THE TABLES
Dan Legassick turned the tables in beating Haydon Pinhey to win event three of the WESBF Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament. Go to Bronze Waistcoat for more details.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE WEEK 9 RESULTS & CUP DRAWS
Wonderers back on top. Click here for league results and here for Cup Draw information.

DEVON WINS ANNUAL CHALLENGE
Devon win the annual challenge match with Cornwall by 17-13. Results.

SEATON LEAGUE CUP RESULTS – WEEK 8
Only 1 point separates top 4 teams. Click here and go to Results & Reports for more information.

BOND POWERS INTO TOP SPOT
Darren Bond demonstrated how dangerous an opponent he can be in stealing the final frame with a superb 61 clearance when facing a 58 point deficit to win the second WESBF Gold Waistcoat tournament of the season. This win takes Bond into top spot in the overall rankings with other ‘young guns’ Mitchell Grinsted, Dale Branton, & Grant Cole in hot pursuit. Click here for more results.

Thanks to The Plaza Snooker Club, Plymouth and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event.

This time 93% of the entry fees went as prize money!

SEATON LEAGUE CUP RESULTS – WEEK 7
Colyton Feds are joined by Honiton Wonderers at the top. Click here and go to Results & Reports for more information.

SAM BAIRD EXIBITION AND 24 HOUR MARATHON SURPRISE
Sam Baird entertained a small but caring set of spectators at Rileys, Plymouth last Friday evening. He could never have imagined the surprise he was to get when presented with a cheque for over £1000 by a small group of determined WEBSF members to ease his journey up the professional ranks. Click here for more details about the exhibition and here for more details about the 24 hour marathon.

SEATON LEAGUE CUP RESULTS – WEEK 6
Colyton Feds Hold on to top spot. Click here and go to Results & Reports for more information.

STEWART WINS EVENT 2 OF SILVER WAISTCOAT
Jake Stewart has won the second WESBF Silver Waistcoat tournament of the season. Go to Silver Waistcoat for more details.

Thanks to The Plaza Snooker Club, Plymouth and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event.

This time 86% of the entry fees went as prize money!

AMBASSADOR OF SPORT
Mark Green is rewarded by his school for his hard work and dedication. Click here for more details.

December 2008 News

ROGERS WINS CLASSIC
Michael Rogers won a classic final against Jay Bullen in the second event of the WEBSF Exeter Bronze Waistcoat. The tournament was of the highest standard yet with breaks made by all players, the best a 50 by Rogers in the early rounds.Rogers also now leads the overall ranking table. 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 and Baulkline Snooker who sponsored the event

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

ANDY HICKS EXHIBITION
Master of Ceremonies and sponsor for the evening Derek Walker opened the evening by introducing Andy Hicks as one of the most talented snooker players ever to emerge from the West Country. This compliment was to be fully vindicated over the following 4 hours as Hicks displayed an awesome talent for potting and break building with consummate ease. Referee for the evening Jeff Fox was flawless in officiating every one of the 17 exhibition frames.

Frame 1:
Peter Beckwith one of the many talented young WEBSF players emerging from Plymouth to face Hicks on the night started well with a couple of good pots before Hicks opened his account with a masterful 121 break to win 128-4.

Frame 2:
Chris Corry also started well before Hicks made quick fire breaks of 48 & 40 to win 108-14.

Frame 3:
Daniel Legassick matched Hicks with some superb safety play followed by a 14 break. A number of near misses from both players ensued before Hicks cleared the colours to win 80-17.

Frame 4:
Adam Lewin like his peers started well before Hicks made a well timed 53 break near the latter part of the frame to win 91-12.

Frame 5:
Cody Hall matched Hicks in the potting department for a short period at the start of the frame amassing a respectful 22 points before Hicks once again cleared to win the frame 88-22.

Frame 6:
Haydon Pinhey the current Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Champion made an early near miss to let Hicks in for a 49 break, Hicks was soon to return to the table after an uncharacteristic missed pot from Pinhey to clear with a brilliant 83 break to win the frame 132-0.

Frame 7: next up
Tom Vanstone a regular on the Silver Waistcoat tour and keen to make an impression started with some good safety play. However, Hicks sensed Vanstone can play a bit and moved up a gear capitalising on a Vanstone mistake fashioning a consummate 99 break followed by a 34 clearance to win 136-1.

Frame 8:
After the break Chris Coumbe produced some excellent opening safety play before Hicks fired in a rapid 82 clearance to win 99-8.

Frame 9:
Hicks had been given the nod that his next opponent Mitchell Grinsted was more than capable of producing an upset to the ensuing white wash of challengers. After the usual bout of excellent opening safety play Hicks compiled a truly masterful 131 break to win 131-0.

Frame 10:
Hicks showing no sign of tiring gave his next opponent Sam Lloyd little chance as he looked awesome in taking 10 reds and 10 blacks before narrowly missing a difficult pot red to the middle pocket when a possible maximum 147 look on the cards. Frame score 124-1.

Frame 11:
The level of early frame safety play was as good as had been seen all evening until a loose shot from Dale Branton saw Hicks make a superb 126 clearance to win 126-4.

Frame 12:
After 30 practice frames earlier in the day in preparation for the exhibition one could understand if Hicks was to falter. Poor exhibition play is not in Hick’s vocabulary as Dylan Chilcott was to find out. Hicks posted yet another century break, 103, to win 115-8.

Frame 13:
Grant Cole was next up and after a mistake from Cole Hicks broke down prematurely making a 46 break. Cole failed to capitalise on this rare opportunity letting Hicks in for a second bite of the cherry and a 55 clearance to win 109-2.

Frame 14:
Andy Trim came to the table and after a long bout of respectful safety play and some excellent single ball potting. Hicks took the lead with a 42 break going on to win an entertaining frame 68-39.

Frame 15:
Brother of Derek Walker, Jeff did not get much table time as Hicks enthralled the spectators with an incredible 136 total clearance, played at almost a running pace to win the frame 141-0.

Frame 16:
The penultimate frame saw Gold Waistcoat player and Pool champion Michael ‘Daisy’ Day fail to take his chances. There where no beaks of note in the 80-32 win to Hicks. However, Hicks demonstrated some excellent potting with the rest, in fact he never missed any rest shots throughout all 17 frames.

Frame 17:
The final frame saw Hicks amass a break of 83 to beat Albi Morrison 103-6

Andy Hicks is available for exhibitions at a very reasonable cost, contact the WEBSF for more information.

Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth for hosting the exhibition

Pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

BAIRD REACHES SEMI FINAL OF BUSINESSLAND AGAIN!
Sam Baird (Halberton), reached the semi-final of the Businessland Under 21 Series for the second time in a row before losing 3-1 to Lee Page. Sam topped the breaks table with two centuries 100 & 103. This puts Sam in second spot in the overall ranking after two events. Grant Cole from Plymouth qualified for the knock-out stages narrowly losing out to Michael Leslie. Grant is placed 8th in the rankings. For further details go to Global Snooker.

 

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.