February 2012 News

NECK AND WALTERS QUALIFY
Andy Neck from Torbay and Lee Walters from Plymouth who are both regular players on the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour have both come through to qualify for the last 32 in the English Amateur Snooker Championship. The WEBSF Management Team and Members wish them both the best of luck in the next phase.

BATTEN IS BACK ON THE SCENE WITH A WIN
Greg Batten from Tiverton has only entered two of this season’s WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour events but he has certainly made an impression. After finishing runner-up to Wayne Branton in event two he went one better in event four to beat ranking table leader Andy Neck and rise nine places into second spot. Click here for more results.

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

This time 98% of the entry fees went as prize money!

NECK WINS LATEST OPEN AT RILEYS
South Devon snooker player Andy Neck is once more in the spotlight as he takes the latest WEBSF Open Handicapped tournament with a 4-1 win over Steve Slade from Paignton. For more details click here

The next WEBSF Open Handicapped Tournament is provisionally booked for February 26 th at Riley’s, Plymouth. The format will probably be a five frame knock-out and there will be prize money of at least £200. Follow the WEBSF on Face book to register or for more information.

January 2010 News

SAM BAIRD EXHIBITION – CHARD CONSERVATIVE CLUB
Seaton Snooker League in association with Lyme Bay Auctions Ltd have arranged for local snooker professional Sam Baird from Halberton to play an exhibition of snooker at Chard Conservative Club on the 9th February 2010.

REFEREEING TIPS
Thanks to Seaton Snooker League Referee Greg Jones for sending in these Refereeing Tips. Anyone else wishing to contribute to this web site to contact the WEBSF.

SEATON LEAGUE WEEK 16 RESULTS
Club mates Honiton WMC draw level on points with Wonderers at the top of the league. With several matches still outstanding due to the bad weather, the true picture will not be revealed for a few weeks. Teams are urged to catch up as soon as possible. Click here for league results and the latest Cup Draw information.

BULLEN STRUGGLES TO A WIN IN EVENT 2 OF THE EXETER BRONZE
Jay Bullen beat Michael Rogers to win event two of the Exeter Bronze Waistcoat tournament after an indifferent performance in the group stage. Click here for more details.

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

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

BOND WINS GOLD AGAIN
Players from around the region braved to icy conditions and travelled to Plymouth to compete in event 4 of this prestigious tournament. Darren Bond, took the top prize for the second time this season to put himself in the hunt for the overall title of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion. Greg Batten, fresh from qualifying for the English Amateur finals, posted the best break of the day a superb 141 total clearance. Click here for more results, full report due in soon.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE CUP DRAW UPDATE
Click here for latest draw information including Bruce Miller and Barnard Cup draws.

BATTEN CONJURS A WIN
Greg Batten a master of card tricks and slight of hand took on the best amateurs in the Southern Region to win a place in the last 32 of the English Amateur Championship. In Battens first match he was pitched against Ben Harrision, who is ranked in the top five of the Pro Ticket order of merit. Despite a 100 break in the first frame from Harrision Batten battled through 4-2 with a couple of frame winning breaks of his own. In the next round Batten met Matt Williams who is also rank highly in the Pro Ticket order of merit. Batten in full flow by now made light work in winning 4-1 with another three frame winning breaks. In the final match Batten played home player Grant Cole who plays out of Rileys, Plymouth where the event took place. Cole started the match in fine form wining three of the first five frames with breaks of 60 and 70 plus to lead 3-2. Batten dug deep into his reserves of matchplay experience to counter this onslaught from the young star to take the final three frames to win 4-3 on the final black ball. The WEBSF management Team wish Greg all the best in the finals which take place later this year in May.

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.

May 2008 News

WHERE DID THE PRIZE MONEY GO THIS SEASON
With a total of £2,375 has been paid out in prize money this season it’s been a fruitful year for some. Kris Vincent heads the table with £335.

MINING SNOOKER LEAGUE ANNUAL PRESENTATION & EXHIBITION EVENING
100`s ALL ROUND
Pictured above are the officers of the Mining Snooker League with Stephen Lee who have over 100 years service between them. They were all presented with salvers in recognition of their services to the league.

Left to right Graham Allen (Results & Fixtures Secretary), John Pawlyn (Secretary), Stephen Lee (Professional Snooker Player), Keith Manley (Competition Secretary), & Willie Pollard (Chairman)

100 Snooker players including family and friends attended the presentation evening which took place at The Redruth Club on Saturday 10th May 2008. This year took a different format of a Snooker Exhibition by Professional and world ranked No 21 Stephen Lee; Stephen played a selection of competition winners and entertained the audience with his potting skills and jovial banter, making a 100 break against Youth Champion Rob Charman. Lee also involved the youngsters by inviting them up in turn to pot the black using his cue which went down extremely well with the crowd. The referees for the evening were Mr. Willie Pollard and Mr. John Pawlyn. Lee signed autographs, merchandise and posed for photographs during the interval while everyone enjoyed a superb buffet provided by the lovely Ethel. A raffle raised over £200 and a frame was auctioned off to play Stephen raised another £55. After the exhibition Stephen presented the trophies and posed for more photographs.

The Chairman Willie Pollard kindly donated youth sporting award trophies for all newcomers under 16: A.Wills, A.Gill, B.Isaacs, A.Johns, C. Mitchell, W.Pellow & B.Broad. Thank you to everyone for their generous support, including the Penventon Park Hotel for kindly providing the accommodation for Stephen Lee and some great raffle prizes; to Staples for donating a printer/copier/scanner; to everyone who helped on the night including Sarah, Shaun, Jamie and Troy Lynes (who also bought Stephen’s waistcoat to help raise money for the Paul Hunter foundation; and especially to Paul Wakeling and the Redruth Club for the use of their excellent facilities.

Organiser Paul Broad said “It was a fantastic evening, Stephen Lee was a true gentleman, there was an excellent atmosphere and I hope that this is the first of many such evenings”

Anyone who would like to view or purchase photographs from the evening please contact Pete on 079271 60372

WEBSF PLAYERS ENGLISH CHAMPIONS
Greg Batten (Tiverton) Mike King (Exeter) and Sam Baird (Halberton) representing Rileys, Exeter have won the EASB English Team Championship beating Durham City Snooker Club (David Lilley, Michael Rhodes & David Craggs) 5-2 in the final at the EASB Finals weekend 17th-18th May at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield. In frame 1 Batten beat Rhodes aided with a 40 Break from Batten to lead 1-0. Frame 2 sawcBaird lose to Craggs after a Nervy start from both players to level the score at 1-1. King lost frame 3 to Lilley after Lilley needed a snooker with the colours left. Score 1-2. In frame 4 Batten beat Craggs in a flawless frame to draw level at 2-2. Frame 5 Baird beat Lilley, Baird was 43 up with 2 reds left only for Lilley to clear for a re-spotted black which he left over the pocket on an awkward safety shot, score 3-2 in Rileys favour. In frame 6 King beat Rhodes, King was 38 behind with 4 reds left, but eventually won on the pink to extend the lead to 4-2. Frame 7 Batten beat Lilley, Batten was 17 behind but held his nerve to clear with a modest 22 to win 5-2. This is the first time the team from Durham have been beaten. They won this event in 2006 and went on to become the World 3 man team Champions in California. Captain King will now take his team to Belgium, to represent England in the European team Championships in March 2009. King and his team came close to winning the event last year but lost 10-8 to German in the semi final. They also may get a chance to represent England in the world 3 man Championships which maybe held in Russia, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

The WEBSF Management Team and Members congratulate them and wish them every success in future finals.

STEPHEN LEE EXHIBITION UPDATE
West Country Professional Stephen Lee kept Plymouth’s young snooker hopefuls enthralled with his silky smooth cue action at the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth. Full details and photo gallery go to Stephen Lee Exhibition.

STEWART REDRUTH BRONZE CHAMPION
Jake Stewart completed a clean sweep by wining the final event in the WEBSF Redruth Bronze Waistcoat series beating Alex Wills in the final. Stewart finished top of the overall rankings with Aiden Johns finishing in overall second place. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Redruth Royal British Legion who sponsored the event

WATSON FALMOUTH BRONZE CHAMPION
Daniel Watson rounded off a great season by wining the final event in the WEBSF Falmouth Bronze Waistcoat series beating George Leakey 2-0 in the final. Zac Lawson finish Falmouth runner-up. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

BATTEN GOLD WAISTCOAT CHAMPION
Greg Batten finished runner-up to Grant Cole in the final event of this seasons WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour but this didn’t stop him from stealing the overall title of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion from ranking table leader Kris Vincent in an exciting climax. Further details and report go to Gold Waistcoat.

This tournament will start again in September 2008 and is open to all those outside the top 96 professionals

Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth event sponsors

This time 97% of the entry fees went as prize money!

STEPHEN LEE EXHIBITIONS
Top professional Stephen Lee from Wiltshire is to play exhibitions in Plymouth and Exeter in May 2008. Lee will play frames of snooker against local opposition.

The Plymouth exhibition is due to take place on Sunday 11th May from 7:00pm is promoted by WEBSF in association with The Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth.

***Plymouth Tickets just 5 left!***
The Exeter exhibition is due to take place on Friday 9th May from 8:00pm is promoted by GWRSA Social Club, Exeter.

***Exeter Tickets selling fast***
For information about the exhibitions and how to obtain tickets go to Events

WATSON FALMOUTH CHAMPION ELECT
Daniel Watson was back to winning ways in taking the penultimate event 6 of the WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Falmouth series beating George Leakey 2-0 in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

PLEDGER PLUNDERS ALL
Jack Pledger gained in confidence as he went the whole way to win the Falmouth WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Event 5, Pledger beat Zac Lawson in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors.

April 2008 News

HARVEY WEST OF ENGLAND BILLIARDS CHAMPION
Brian Harvey won through a strong field to take the West of England Five Counties Billiards Championship.

WATSON TRIPLE WINNER
Daniel Watson makes it three in a row as he took the Falmouth WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Event 4, Watson beat Zac Lawson 2-0 in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

COLE THREE TIMES A CHAMPION – BRANTON RUNNER-UP
Grant Cole (Plymouth) after wining event 5 is the overall WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Tour Champion for the third time (2003/4, 2004/5 & 2007/8). Runner-up to Cole in Event 5 was Mitchell Grinsted also from Plymouth.

Overall Runner-up is another rising star from Plymouth Dale Branton. For more details go to Silver Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 21 on the 31st December 2007.

This time 85% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BAIRD REACHES QUARTERS
Sam Baird (Halberton), after winning event 4 of the Businessland Under 21 series keeps his rich vein of form going by reaching the Quarter Finals of the 2007-8 Pontin’s International Open Series. Baird just lost out to Liam Highfield 5-4 who went on to win the event 5-2 against Matthew Couch. Greg Batten (Tiverton) won through to the last 32 before going out to Paul Davidson 4-3. Anyone wishing to sponsor either of these exciting prospects should contact the WEBSF to find out more.

For more information go to Global Snooker Centre

BAIRD REALLY IS THE ‘BUSINESS’
Sam Baird (Halberton) doubles up with a another consummate performance against European under 19 champion Stephen Craigie in winning Event 4 of the Businessland Under 21 series at Pontins. Baird beat Kishan Hirani, Alex Taubman, Zak Richardson and Kyren Wilson on his way to the final and is now placed third in the ranking despite of only playing in 3 of the 4 events to date. Baird is just 10 points behind Darren Bond (Tiverton) who made it through to the last 16 this time, and Graigie who tops the ranking by a further 120 points. Other good performances came from Darren’s older brother Adrian Bond who just lost to Cragie 3-2 in the quarters and Dale Branton (Plymouth) who took a frame off Cragie in the Quarters. Grant Cole (Plymouth) also qualified. Anyone wishing to sponsor any of these promising players contact the WEBSF to find out more.

For more information go to Global Snooker Centre

LLOYD WINS PINHEY CHAMPION
Michael Lloyd wins his first Bronze event as Haydon Pinhey wins the Plymouth title. For more details go to Bronze Waistcoat.

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

Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth event sponsors. This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

March 2008 News

BAIRD AND BOND STILL THE ‘BUSINESS’
WEBSF players Sam Baird (Halberton) and Darren Bond (Tiverton) continue to set the bar for their peers to aspire too in Event 3 of the Businessland Under 21 series at Pontins. Baird Beat Bond 3-1 in the semi final and then went on to go avenge Bond’s previous defeat at the hands of Stephen Craigie in event 2. Baird wining 3-1 in the final. Darran Lock (Seaton) narrowly lost in the final of the Plate.

For more information go to Global Snooker Centre

GALLEN EXETER BRONZE CHAMPION
Michael Rogers came from one frame down to beat Adam Gallen 2-1 in the final event the Exeter Bronze Waistcoat but it was not enough to prevent Gallen from overtaking Will Blackmore in the ranking table to secure the Exeter WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Championship. Gallen, Blackmore, Rogers and Matt Baker all qualify for the Regional Finals on the 24th May 2008. For further details and report go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament will start again in September 2008 and is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2008. Thanks to Mel Berry and the GWRSA Club event sponsors

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

WATSON HOT FAVOURITE
Daniel Watson has made himself hot favourite to take the Falmouth Bronze series of tournaments, Watson beat Steven Hull 2-0 in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007. Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

BATEY TAKES SILVER
Chris Batey wins event 4 of the WEBSF Silver Waistcoat tour beating Grant Cole in the final. Cole made the highest break of the day a superb 110 and he still heads the rankings. Go to Silver Waistcoat for results, report due in soon.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 21 on the 31st December 2007. Thanks to Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth event sponsors.

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

WEBSF PLAYERS REACH NATIONAL TEAM FINAL
Mike King (Exeter) Greg Batten (Tiverton) and Sam Baird (Halberton) win their way through to the final of the EASB English Team Championship final to be played later this spring.

The WEBSF Management team and Members wish them the very best of luck in the final.

BATTEN MAKES HIS PLAY FOR GOLD
With three different players wining the first three events, up stepped Greg Batten with a record equalling break to make his play for gold by beating Matt Williams to win the penultimate event of this seasons Gold Waistcoat tournament. Kris Vincent still heads the rankings but all is to play for in the final event. Go to Gold Waistcoat for results, report due in soon.

If you are interested in entering or just want to come along to watch go to WEBSF Calendar of Events to see when the next event is scheduled. All non professional players from any region are welcome to enter this tour providing they join the WEBSF and reside in a region that does not operate a foundation on a similar basis to the WEBSF. For more details contact the WEBSF

Thanks to Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth event sponsors. This time 92% of the entry fees went as prize money!

October 2007 News

SNOOKER EXHIBITIONS IN CORNWALL – UPDATE
Due to a change in the UK Championship qualifying format made by the WPBSA; Maximum Promotions have had to replace Jamie Cope with Ryan Day who is provisionally ranked at no 10 in the world. Ryan 27 from mid Glamorgan is an exciting player who was runner-up to Shaun Murphy in this years Malta cup 2007. NEIL ROBERTSON V RYAN DAY promises to be a great feast of exhibition snooker with high breaks a plenty.

BATTEN DOES WELL IN THE RAVENACE METALS LTD PRO-AM
Greg Batten reached the quarter-final of round 1 of the 2007-8 Ravenace Metals Ltd Pro-Am. Greg had comfortable wins over Luke Garland 4-1 and Paul Metcalf 4-0 before narrowly losing 4-3 to Craig Steadman in the quarter finals. For more information go to Global Snooker.

BLACKMORE TURNS THE TABLE
Will Blackmore finally got the better of his former team-mate in a final in winning the first Exeter Bronze Waistcoat event of the season. For further details go to Bronze Waistcoat

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December this year. To join the WEBSF and enter this tournament click here. This time 100% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BAIRD WINS AMONGST A BARRAGE OF CENTURY BREAKS
With England badges wherever you looked at the first WEBSF Gold Waistcoat event of the season Sam Baird came through to win. Last season a total of eleven century breaks were made over the course of the tour….this event produced a fantastic six! The best a 123 by Kris Vincent. Full results and report due in soon.

the WEBSF Calendar of Events All non professional players from any region are welcome to enter this tour providing they join the WEBSF and reside in a region that does not operate a foundation on a similar basis to the WEBSF. For more details go to Gold Waistcoat or contact the WEBSF. This time 88% of the entry fees went as prize money!

If you can raise a team of non professional players that you think would be a match for a select team from the WEBSF. Contact us and we’ll see what can be arranged.

EXETER BRONZE WAISTCOAT
Check out the dates dates for the Exeter Bronze Waistcoat tournaments which gets underway on the 20th October 2007 at the GWRSA Social Club, Exeter Open to all players within the region or in regions that do not operate a foundation similar to the WEBSF and will still be under 16 on 31st December 2007. For more details go to Bronze Waistcoat or contact the WEBSF. On average over 90% of the entrance fee is distributed as prize money!.

KING BACK IN FORM
WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion Mike King after a quiet spell out of the news bounced back with a great run in event 3 of the Pontin’s International Open Series. All eyes where on the in-form Sam Baird picking off a couple of big scalps to reach the last 16 before being dumped 4-1 by Michael Wild. King quietly progressed through the lower half of the draw to go all the way to the final. Having done so well to reach the final King seem to run out of steam as Paul S Davison won 6-2. Scores Davison first 63(59)-10, 73(73)-1, 93(93)-0, 46-75(51), 69-0, 12-74, 70-10, 96(96)-0. Matt Williams reached the last 32 whilst Greg Batten, Kris Vincent, Andy Symons-Rowe & Paul Veitch failed to get out of the blocks this time. For more information go to Global Snooker

SNOOKER EXHIBITIONS IN CORNWALL
A feast of snooker is coming to Cornwall over the next couple of months. Two very different exhibitions to whet the appetite:-

The first event on the 6th October 2007 is promoted by SnookerPlus and features John Virgo & Jimmy White providing a varied exhibition of Trick Shots, Humour and exciting potting.

The second event on the 29th November 2007 is promoted by Maximum Promotions and features a snooker ‘shoot out’ between ‘Young Guns’ Ryan Day and Neil Robertson. Click on the link to get more details.CANCELED

May & June 2007 News

WEBSF RECEIVES DONATION
At the Plymouth & District Billiards & Snooker League presentation evening President, Mr John Brice presented a cheque to WEBSF Champion Roger Cole & one of the WEBSF’s most promising players from Plymouth, Tom Vanstone. The benefactor was Mr Chris Harris of DHS Tools Ltd. In association with the Plymouth & District Billiards & Snooker League Beneficiaries Galley

BATTEN BATTERS ALL
The penultimate Gold Waistcoat event of the season took place last Saturday and Greg Batten battered all-comers with a superb display of consistent break building. Report now in go to Gold Waistcoat Event 4

BOND WINS BUT BAIRD IS CHAMPION
Bond wins event 5 but Baird does enough to become the 2007 WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Champion. For further details go to Silver Waistcoat Tour Finals

February 2007 News

WEBSF ELITE FLY THE ENGLAND FLAG
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!

REDRUTH BRONZE
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

LEARNING THE FINER ART OF ENGLISH BILLIARDS
Four budding snooker players try their hand at English Billiards in order to further their knowledge of angles and touch play.

HINE WINS, BUT LOSES
Hine is Exeter champion but loses his unbeaten run. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 5

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

BAIRD RAISES THE BAR
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

BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR HINE
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

January 2007 News

WALKER WINS WAISTCOAT
Third Gold Waistcoat event, third winner. Luke Walker wins this his first Gold Waistcoat event. For further details of this premier West Country Snooker Tour go to Gold Waistcoat Event 3

JOHNSON WINS BRONZE AT FIRST ATTEMPT
Paul Johnson won the latest Plymouth Bronze tournament, event 4, after a short period away from the tournament scene. For further details go to Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat Event 4

MIKE KING MAKES 147 IN MATCHPLAY
Mike King who plays out of Rileys Club, Exeter made re-rote the history books by scoring the Exeter & District Billiards & Snooker League’s first ever 147 maximum in tournament play. King potted his way towards the perfect break in the second round match of the Exeter Open Championship. His opponent Ian Davie also of Exeter proved to be no pushover and was not phased by King’s magnificent achievement.

King’s maximum break came in the first frame in what turned out to be a match of very high standard. King kept his composure by taking the second frame with a 73 break. Davie, who has recently returned to playing snooker after a couple of years break could have been forgiven if he simply resigned himself to defeat after such a superb display of break building. However, tenaciously he won the third and fourth frames aided by a splendid 91 break to level the match 2-2. After some early safety play King cleared up in the deciding frame with a 72 break. This magnificent achievement adds to the ten 147 breaks he has had in practice frames, none of which will be more memorable than this one.

No one seems to know how long the Exeter & District League has been in existence as records have been lost over the years but some of the older players believe the league goes back at least 100 years. Over these years the league has help produce some very good players, headed up by former professionals John Pullman, 10 times World Professional Snooker Champion, Michael Gold, who captained the England Senior team undefeated for three years, Robert Marshall, former semi finalist in the UK Professional Championship and a string of top amateur players. However, none before have managed to compile a magical 147 break in Exeter league competition.

King has won a string on local and regional competitions since he started playing at a young age out of the former Sidwell Street Snooker club, Exeter, once a local hotbed for young talent. From his early days when King won BBC Big Break, he has made steady progress, achieving County honours at all levels and is the current County Captain. He has won the coveted UK Golden Waistcoat grand final finishing number 1 in the rankings. He reached the last 32 in the World under 21’s, Captained an Exeter team to the EASB National Team finals and this season is proving no exception. He is currently rank third on the West of England Gold Waistcoat Tour, recent winner of a major pro-am made up of a high class field from around the country and has qualified for the last 32 in the EASB English Championships. If he can maintain this form through the rest of the season all augers well for him in the future.

WEBSF GOLDEN BOYS QUALIFY
The top four ranked Gold Waistcoat Tour players of 2006 (Andy Radford, Mike King, Kris Vincent & Greg Batten) have all qualified for the last 32 of the EASB English Amateur Championship.

The WEBSF Management Team congratulate you and wish you all the very best in the finals.

REDRUTH BRONZE
Results just in for the first two Redruth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of 2006/7. James Freeman and Alex Wills share the spoils. For further details go to Redruth Bronze Waistcoat Events 1 & 2

HINE 41 NOT OUT
Dan Hine takes his tally to 41 consecutive match wins. For further details go to Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Event 3