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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!
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.
June 2008 News
PURCHASE PHOTO’S ONLINE
Members can now purchase and download photo’s taken at WEBSF tournaments on-line via Snapfish. To enter the site you will require a password. This is obtained by emailing Webpics and proving your identity as a member by quoting your membership number and maybe answering a specific question about yourself. In order to keep the room secure the password will be changed periodically.
NOT JUST A TALENTED SNOOKER PLAYER
Dale Branton it seems has talent beyond the snooker table. WEBSF Tournament Directors where presented with caricatures drawn by Dale at the recent WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Finals Day in recognition for their hard work. The TD’s where amazed at the accuracy captured by Dale in his sketches. Are there any more members out there with other talents beyond the green baize, contact us and we’ll feature it here. Left to right Darren Hall, Wayne Branton, Steve Brookshaw, Roger Cole & Steve Canniford.
GALLEN 2008 BRONZE CHAMPION
Adam Gallen remained focused throughout a long day to take the title of WEBSF West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation Regional Bronze Waistcoat Champion 2008. Gallen defeated the 2007 champion Jake Stewart 2-1 in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.
This tournament was open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007.
Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth for hosting the event.
EASB TO LAUNCH COACHING SCHEME
The EASB are preparing to launch a new coaching scheme. In order to include as many people as possible they need to gather information about who is currently involved in coaching, who wants to become involved and the levels that they aspire to. Go to EASB Coaching Scheme to register your interest.