April 2011 News

MARK THE AMBASSADOR
WEBSF member Mark Green could not play in the WEBSF tournaments this season due to pursuing his education at Cardiff University. However, once a snooker player always a snooker player and Mark has excelled in the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships. These were held in Leeds last month and the good news is that Mark is the British Universities and Colleges Sport individual snooker champion 2011. Furthermore, the Cardiff team won the team competition. It is the first time that someone from Cardiff has won the individual title. So Mark has two gold medals. To add to this Mark reached the semi finals of the EASB Under 19s championships. This is a significant achievement considering the situation that Mark is having to fit in snooker practice around university studies. The Sports Bursary that he was awarded has proved very useful and the Director of Cardiff Sport is very impressed with how Mark has represented the University. To top this Mark was voted on as President of the University Snooker Club for next year. Well done Mark! Click here for more information.

DAVID CAUSIER BILLIARDS EXHIBITION
David Causier, the British Open billiards champion and 3-time former UK champion, produced a superb display of English Billiards in a Plymouth exhibition on Wednesday April 20. Causier’s first opponent was local player Chris Corry, however, it wasn’t until his encounter with experienced player Derek Walker that the former world number three started to reach top form with terrific breaks of 185 and 163, plus another fine century against England international Chris Coumbe. The final local opponent was WEBSF Gold Waistcoat player Steve Brookshaw, one of Devon’s finest and himself capable of 200 breaks. Against Brookshaw, Causier compiled the highest break, a fantastic 311. Causier, a finalist in the 2004 World Professional Championship, knocked in further breaks with ease during the evening, including a 209, 180, 136, 117, 72, 65 and 64 to round-off an outstanding performance by one of the World’s finest professional players. The event was organised by the Plymouth Billiards League and was held at the Belgrave Club. Thanks also to Plymouth referees Steve Brookshaw and Chris Coumbe, who refereed on the night.

Report by Chris Coumbe

COUMBE WINS EABA JUNIOR BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
Chris Coumbe won the English Amateur Billiards Association Junior Billiards Event 4 hosted by the WEBSF and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth. Runner-up was previous winner Dan Legassick.

TUNNEY WINS GOLD
Alan Tunney from the Torbay league was not phased by a magnificent 132 clearance from Sam Baird in the final of the latest Gold Waistcoat event. Full details now in.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS
Wonderers are champions for the eigth year in succession with Colyton Excons finishing runners-up. This was repeated in the Mini League final with Wonderers winning the first three frames in the final. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS
Wonderers on 99 points are all but there and unlikely to be caught. However, it is really hotting up for the runners-up spot. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

March 2011 News

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS
With just a handful of matches left Wonderers maintain their lead at the top. Click here for league results and the latest cup draw information.

CHECK OUT THE DCBSA WEBSITE
If you haven’t already, check out the Devon County Billiards & Snooker website. Click here to go there.

GOLD IS GOLD COACH
Mike Gold, former professional snooker player and Captain of the England Senior team for four consecutive years is the latest member of the WEBSF Coaching Team. Mike was recently assessed and awarded the WEBSF Gold level coaching certificate. The WEBSF assessor made the following comments in summing up his assessment report.

“Clearly Michael has not only accrued a great deal of knowledge and experience from his many years of playing snooker at all levels, rising from a young aspiring amateur to a professional on the circuit. Michael also benefits from his work experiences; managing a large city snooker club and in latter years as someone in authority that works with the youth full time. Michael has, in an unofficial capacity, coached and mentored players at every level, over a number of years. Established players respect him and contemplate his views and ideals. Add to this a passion for snooker with a real desire to pass on his knowledge and experience to benefit anyone prepared to listen, especially the youth in the region.”

“I believe Michael to be a real asset to any snooker organisation. Despite this Michael does not believe he is the ‘font of all knowledge’, he frequently thinks about the game in some detail, forms opinions based on observations and personal experiences and accepts that there is always something more for him to learn. He is inventive in finding ways to deliver his knowledge and interact with his students in an effective way, always taking into consideration the ability and intellectual capability of his student(s). Michael has many valuable attributes which make him an excellent coach and mentor and will facilitate his continued development. The WEBSF coaching level Gold is constantly under review due to the difficulty in specifying a complete and precise set of criteria against which to assess. The results from this assessment have provided good benchmark requirements which will be used to assess potential coaches in the future.”

The WEBSF congratulate Michael and welcome him into the WEBSF Coaching Team, which now comprises 16 coaches in the region. Michael is currently based in the Exeter Snooker Club where his contact details and Coaching fees can be viewed.

LEGASSICK WINS SILVER
Dan Legassick from Plymouth came out on top of the latest Combined Silver & Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament. Legassick beat new player to the silver scene Chay Mearns from Torbay 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!

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

BRITISH CHAMPION DAVID CAUSIER – BILLIARDS EXHIBITION IN CORNWALL
The Mining Billiards & Snooker League are promoting a Billiards Exhibition in Cornwall with British Open Champion David Causier. The event will be held on Tuesday 19th April 2011 at the Redruth Club.

ONLINE SNOOKER MAGAZINE
If you haven’t already, check out the on-line magazine Snookered, It’s pretty good!

SNOOKER POSTIE IS FIRST CLASS
Postman Andy Neck showed he really is first class when he was first past the post against a great line-up at Rileys, Torquay. Players from around the region travelled to Rileys, Torquay to compete in the second Gold Waistcoat event of the season. In the final Wayne Branton from Plymouth put up a spirited fight-back to draw level but could not find the class that he showed in earlier rounds. Sam Baird made the only century break of the day a fine 109 clearance to take the highest break prize. Click here for more results.

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

This time 97.5% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BAIRD AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
Sam Baird made an excellent attempt to reach the qualifying stages of the World Championships. He won five matches before narrowly missing out against Mike Dunn 10-9 (on the black in the final frame!). Click here and here to find out more. Well done Sam, keep knocking on the door and it will open! from the WEBSF Management Team

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

Causier Goes Down A Storm

David Causier Exhibition Plymouth 2004 Himself
David Causier Exhibition Plymouth 2004

Click here to read the report