Congratulations to Andrew Norman in winning the 2018 Pink Ribbon at the South West Snooker Academy. Let’s also pay tribute to some of the WEBSF members; Tyler Rees, Callum Lloyd & Dan Barsley (last 16), Andy Symons & Sam Baird (quarters), and Harvey Chandler (Finalist). Great effort in this very special tournament that continues to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer.
One of the aims of the WEBSF is to recognise excellence and achievement of its members, to this end the WEBSF has awarded Harvey Chandler Life Membership of the WEBSF.
Harvey has earnt this accolade for achieving professional status as a result of winning the European Mens Snooker Championship. Well done Harvey!
Harvey said “I can’t believe it!” So here’s a reminder Harvey.
Nine consecutive matches undefeated, 43 frames won to only 10 frames lost against players from; Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Poland, Croatia and Northern Ireland. A total of 135 players from all over Europe played in this prestigious event and Harvey Chandler is the last man standing, proudly wearing the three lions on his waistcoat.
Harvey has confirmed that this title wins him a place on the Pro-Tour.
The WEBSF Management Team and Members congratulate you on your achievement and wish you every success in the future…..come back and see us when you’ve crack the big one!
Harvey Chandler has been selected to represent England in the European Championships in Bulgaria with a chance to turn professional and get selected to enter the 2018 World Championship. Well done Harvey, enjoy the experience and the best of luck from all at the WEBSF.
This news comes after reaching the final of English Amateur Tour 2017/18 Event 4, narrowly losing 4-3 to David Lilley, this puts him second in the rankings.
Having played snooker from the age of 13 years reaching a reasonable standard as an amateur, Harvey Chandler from Raunds, Northamptonshire, decided that he did not want to live the rest of his life wondering whether he might have made a career as a professional snooker player. Since the World Championships in April Harvey has increased his commitment to practice and entered a few pro-am tournaments around the country with a high percentage of success. During these tournaments he has taken the notable scalps of two very experienced players; Mark King, currently ranked 21, once reach 11th and Barry Pinches who reached 18th. Both players having played more than 20 years as professionals. Harvey’s strength is his break building prowess which has seen him achieve numerous competitive century breaks, including maximum 147’s.
In August Harvey travelled to Furth, Germany to play in the Paul Hunter Classic. A professional ranking tournament. In this event amateurs had the opportunity to pre-qualify to meet the professionals in the main stages. Harvey won through three qualifying matches to reach the last 128 players. Where in his first match he was pitted against a very promising Chinese player, Li Yaun whom he beat 4-2 to claim a last 64 spot. This round was to see the end of his excellent run of wins, in this his first ranking event outing.
This excellent achievement earns Harvey a place among the professional tour players. He is now positioned 123rd in the one-year world rankings. Harvey remains an amateur therefore he can only enter ranking events by invitation from the World Snooker organisation….which he is hoping will land on his door step soon. This is an important step up from which to launch his attempt at breaking into the play-offs at the end of the season for a place on the main tour and become a professional.
Harvey said “It was the best experience of my snooker career so far, to have my name called out by the Master of Ceremonies as I was walking out in front of hundreds of cheering German fans was a real buzz. I was very nervous to start with but after a few shots I rose to the challenge and I loved every second, it felt like ‘home’ out there. I was asked to signed my autograph by the German fans after my match against Li Yuan, it was surreal. I would like to thank my sponsor and manager, Colin Mitchell also Jamie Wright and the staff at Rushden Windmill Club and Suny Singh at Dunstable Snooker Centre for their ongoing support and my brilliant friends and family.”
Harvey’s next ranking event is early next year in Gibraltar, The Gibraltar Open. Until then he will be seeking out top players to practise with as often as possible whilst also travelling around the country playing in as many pro-amateur tournaments as he can.
Harvey Chandler has been putting in the time on the practice table these past couple of months or so and he has been duly rewarded for his efforts. In April he reached the final of the a WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour event; he followed this by recording a maximum, on the match table, whilst waiting for his next match in a tournament at Leicester; he then won a Pro-am in Dunstable; followed by a semi final exit in a London tournament, from 3-1 down he made a 106 to go 3-3 only to lose the decider to professional Alan Taylor and more recently he reached the final of another Pro-am tournament in Clacton on Sea, beating World no. 20 Mark King 4-2 in the semi finals.
These results are an indication that Harvey has the raw talent and with hard work and a positive mind-set he has the ability to elevate himself to higher levels. Harvey’s final tournament of the season will be the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Masters, due to be played on 17th June in The Galaxy Centre, Torquay. He has to be in with a good chance and is certainly one to watch out for next season.
Andy Symons avenges defeat, Haydon Pinhey knocks in a 130 clearance and ex-professional Nick Pearce makes his mark. With just one event to play players will be jostling for the top 16 places in the ranking table to go forward into the Gold Waistcoat Masters.
Harvey Chandler was in pretty good form this Saturday when he reach the final of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat event 5 at Top Q, Gloucester. However, Andy Symons (Tavistock) went one better by taking the deciding frame after Harvey missing a difficult brown. This was sweet revenge for Andy having lost to Harvey in a decider in the final of event 4 at the 147 Club, Swindon a month ago…..more about this later in the week as today Harvey made a 147 break on the match table whilst waiting for his next match at a tournament at Breakers, Leicester. Harvey lost in the quarters, probably due to being on a high after the 147, as is often the case.
The break was witnessed by many people including Ben Woolastons mum who was running the event, Harvey got got a richley deserved round of applause. Furthermore, Harvey is the second person to hit a 147 on that table behind 5 times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who hit a 147 in a exhibition at the club just over a year ago.
Well done Harvey, push on!
If you want several frames of, no handicaps, no messing just good match practice, then this event is for you. Open to any amateur player that can hold a cue. Professional Sam Baird honed his skills on this tour.
Entry is £20.00 (plus £10 membership), pre-payment required by the following methods:
Bank transfer: contact the WEBSF for details (Mobile: Steve 07891940995 or eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can PayPal or pingit to: email@example.com
Please reference name and event 5, notification of entry must be received by 8pm tomorrow to guarantee a place in the tournament. If you require more information or if payment by any of the options above is a problem call Steve and we will sort something out.
Dress Code – Single Coloured Polo Shirt or a Waistcoat (sponsorship logo’s accepted). Smart trousers and Shoes. Strictly NO Jeans, NO Shorts NO Trainers.