October 2012 News

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 4
Chard Casuals edge it at the top in week 4 of the Seaton League. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

NEXT GOLD & SILVER WAISTCOAT EVENTS
For the next dates of the Gold and Silver events go to WHAT’S ON IN THE REGION above. We will probably be at Rileys Plymouth which will be confirmed later.

GOLD STANDARD SNOOKER
Sam Baird from Halberton came through a quality field that saw no less than nine tons to take the first Gold Waistcoat event of this seasons tour . Baird beat Darren Bond, another quality player from Mid Devon. Click here for results and more details on the Gold Waistcoat Tour.

Thanks to all at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth who sponsored the event.

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

PINHEY UNSTOPPABLE
Haydon Pinhey from Plymouth came out on top in the first Silver Waistcoat event of this seasons tour . Pinhey beat Jay Bullen one of many players who must fancy their chances this season. Click here for results and more details on the Silver Waistcoat Tour.

Thanks to all at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth who sponsored the event.

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

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 2
Early bonus points are having the desired levelling effect in the opening matches of the Seaton League. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

NEXT GOLD WAISTCOAT AT RILEYS PLYMOUH
The first WEBSF Gold Waistcoat event of the season takes place this Saturday 6th October at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth.

SAM BAIRD EXHIBITION
Report and results of Sam Baird exhibition promoted by Sidmouth War Memorial Club. For more information click here.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 1
Opening matches from the Seaton League. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

July & August 2011 News

ENGLISH LIONS
Darran Lock from Seaton, Cornwall and Michael Rogers from Taunton, Somerset have both had a call up to represent England in next months Home Internationals. This will take the total number of WEBSF players which have been selected to represent their country to 13, something every English sportsman hopes to achieve but relatively few do. Pontins Snooker Centre, Prestatyn will host the competition over seven days between the 9th and 16th September. The WEBSF Management Team congratulate both players and wish them the best of luck in the competition.Well done lads a great achievement!

2011 EUROPEAN OPEN JUNIOR SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP
Jay Bullen from Exeter Michael Rogers from Taunton and Dan Legassick from Plymouth all qualified for the knock-out stages of the 2011 European Open Junior Snooker Championship which was recently held at the award winning, Southwest Snooker Academy, Gloucester. All four players gave a good account in the last 16. However, neither made it through to the next round. To reach the last 16 of such a prestigious tournament is a great achievement. Well done lads!

GIVE A LITTLE, HELP A LOT
As a result of one of our most hard working, caring and unassuming members of the WEBSF Management Team recently having spent time rehabilitating at the Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth. Some fellow members feel compelled to say thank you to the Unit. This will take the form of a Snooker, Pool & Darts Marathon organised by the WEBSF and hosted by Rileys, Plymouth. If you would like to participate in our 12-hour marathon or make a donation.

NATIONAL SNOOKER WEEK
National Snooker Week is nearly upon us, and that means free snooker and free Rileys membership for anyone during the week of 25 – 29th July. If you have never tried Snooker before go along to your nearest Rileys and have a go.

Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth have arranged for Snooker Coaches to be on hand to show you how to enjoy this fantastic sport.

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.

October 2009 News

SEATON LEAGUE CUP RESULTS – WEEK 5
Bruce Miller Trophy (3’s) results now in. Click here and go to Results & Reports for more information.

PINHEY PUSHED HARD
Haydon Pinhey was Pushed hard in the knock-out stages but still came through to win event two of the WESBF Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament. Go to Bronze Waistcoat 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!

To be eligible to play in the Bronze Waistcoat this season you must be under 16 on the 31st December 2009.

GRINSTEAD STEPS UP
Current WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Champion Mitchell Grinsted stepped up to the plate to win the first of this seasons WESBF Gold Waistcoat tournaments. Click here for more details.

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

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

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 4
Feds go top in the Seaton Snooker League. Click here for more information.

TAKE YOUR PICK!
Two snooker exhibitions coming soon to Devon and Cornwall on the 6th November 2009 will see Professionals from both ends of the spectrum exhibiting their skills. Ronnie O’Sullivan who has achieved the biggest prizes the game has to offer and is regarded by many as a genius of the green baize can be seen at the Keay Theatre, Truro and from here in the West Country, Sam Baird who has just started his campaign to aspire to great things will be in Rileys, Plymouth.

GRINSTEAD STEPS UP
Current WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Champion Mitchell Grinsted stepped up to the plate to win the first of this seasons WESBF Gold Waistcoat tournaments. Click here for more details.

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

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

PINHEY CARRIES ON WHERE HE LEFT OFF
Haydon Pinhey carried on where he left off last season by winning the first WESBF Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of the season. Go to Bronze Waistcoat for more details.

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

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

To be eligible to play in the Bronze Waistcoat this season you must be under 16 on the 31st December 2009.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 3
Seaton Snooker League results are in and see Colyton Excons move up into third spot. Click here for more information.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 2
Seaton Snooker League results are in with breaks a plenty for the Wonderers. Click here for more information.

BULLEN WINS FIRST SILVER WAISTCOAT
Jay Bullen has won the first WESBF Silver Waistcoat tournament of the season. This is a first for Bullen who plays out of Rileys Snooker Club, Exeter. For more details go to Silver Waistcoat.

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

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

To be eligible to play in the Silver Waistcoat this season you must be under 21 on the 31st December 2009.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 1
Seaton Snooker League results are in for the first league matches of the season. Click here for more information.

May 2009 News

STEWART SCRAPES HOME
Jake Stewart finished top of the Redruth Bronze Waistcoat tournament rankings after a play-off in the final event. For further details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2009.

SUMMER PRO-AM IN NEWPORT
Tredegar Cons Club, Newport are running the 2009 TCC Pro-Am over the summer in Newport. Go to press release. Mark Williams, Darren Morgan, Ryan Day, Paul Davies and Lee Walker playing, amongst others. Tredegar Cons Club.

JAMIE COPE EXHIBITIONS
Photo’s and reports from Exeter and Plymouth now in. Go to Exeter and Plymouth exhibitions

SEATON LEAGUE PRESENTATION
Seaton Snooker League held their annual dinner and presentation evening last Friday. Even though the number of teams where reduced this past season everyone agreed the new bonus points format and Six Reds Team Knock-out was a resounding success. With more teams possible next season all bodes well for the future. To see who took the spoils go to the Hall of Fame. Photo’s due in soon.

BULLEN’S MAIDEN CENTURY
Jay Bullen has made his first century break, a fine 102. Jay made the break in a practice frame against Eric Gold at Rileys. Since January this year Eric has been giving Jay the benefit of his knowledge with regard to break building and Billiard Room etiquette along with other aspects of snooker. Jay is one of the favourites to take the Regional Bronze Waistcoat title later this month. has worked hard on his game over the past 6 months and has been duly rewarded. Well done Jay, many more to come we hope – The WEBSF Management Team.

A FEAST OF BILLIARDS & SNOOKER
The WEBSF in association with GWRSA Social Club, Exeter and the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth is bringing world class Billiards and Snooker to your doorstep over the next few months. In April former World Professional Billiards Champion, Geet Sethi will be in Plymouth and Redruth. For details go to Plymouth Billiards Exhibition. In May Snooker Professional Hot Shot Jamie Cope will be in Exeter, Plymouth & Redruth. For more details go to Exeter Snooker Exhibition or Plymouth Snooker Exhibition.

For details of the exhibitions go to Geet Sehti, Plymouth, Jamie Cope, Exeter or Jamie Cope, Plymouth to view the reports.

WORLD CLASS BILLIARDS EXHIBITION AT REDRUTH
Over 50 people were treated to a feast of World Class Billiards by Indian Legend of the baize Geet Sethi. At the Redruth Club last Thursday April 2nd Sethi played against various local Billiard players and had the knowledgeable audience mesmerized with his fluent style of play which produced superb breaks of 243,203,249 & 149. Sethi also played a frame of snooker against County u21 captain Simon Hosking who played well to defeat Sethi. The evening concluded with Sethi playing trick shots and sharing his stories from around the world. The Mining Snooker League would like to thank the Redruth Club for the use of their excellent facilities and everyone for their support. And thanks to Diamond Photos for taking pictures on the night. During the interval Sethi also enjoyed a Cornish Pasty supper which concluded with a raffle draw and raised £74. Exhibition organiser Paul Broad said “It was a great pleasure to host Geet Sethi who was a true professional and gentleman; we hope to organise a similar Billiards exhibition in 2010”.

Report by Paul Broad

February 2009 News

WONDERERS MARCH ON
Honiton Wonderers, despite a few close frames this week against Honiton WMC, continue to stride out in front and look strong favourites to take the league championship for yet another season. Making profit from the bonus points system is the only chance for the other teams spoil the party. Competition between the rest is very tight and is proving very interesting with teams changing places each week. For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

CHARD CASUALS TAME THE WONDERERS
Chard Casuals drew with the Wonderers with Ben Pike coming good, at last! For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

WEBSF STARS ‘THE BUSINESS’
Sam Baird (Halberton), Darren Bond (Tiverton) and Grant Cole from Plymouth flew the WEBSF flag in emphatic fashion at the latest Businessland tournament, Pontins. For further details go to Global Snooker

BULLEN’S HARD WORK PAYS DIVIDENS
Jay Bullen has been putting additional time on the practise table over the past few weeks and it’s starting to pay dividends. Not only did he win the final of the forth event of the WEBSF Exeter Bronze Waistcoat 2-1 against Will Blackmore. He posted the best break of the day, a fine 64, recently he also had a clearance in an Exeter League match and played and won for Exeter seniors as a last minute replacement in a Devon Inter League match. Tournament Director Mel Berry reported some great safety exchanges to compliment excellent potting throughout the day. 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!

PIKE ‘OUT-POTTED’ AGAIN
For the second time this season a rare 2-0 defeat was inflicted on Ben Pike, this time by Steve Potter. However, this was not enough to stop the Wonderers from another win. For a full report go to Seaton & District Snooker League.

GRINSTED SURGES AHEAD
Mitchell Grinsted sponsored by Pete Evans Roofing surged ahead in the overall Silver Waistcoat rankings after a third consecutive event win. 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 was under 21 on the 31st December 2008.

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

This time 92% of the entry fees went as prize money!

NEW REFEREES
Congratulations to Darren Hall and Steve Brookshaw who have recently both taken and passed Referee Grade III examination.

Anyone wishing to become a qualified referee contact the WEBSF.

GRINSTED’S ROOF TOP SUCCESS
Mitchell Grinsted wasted no time is justifying his new sponsorship Pete Evans Roofing by winning back to back Silver Waistcoat tournaments. 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 was under 21 on the 31st December 2008.

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

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

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.