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Sam ‘The Blade’ Baird at work

Take a look at @Masseman147’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Masseman147/status/719561884622528513?s=09

The Blade finds some form

SSL Exhibition Sam Baird 2012
Sam Baird Bulgaria Open Semi-Finalist

Check out Sam’s web site for more information

An evening with Sam Baird

Playe Profile Sam BairdColyton Memorial Social Club is hosting a snooker evening where players will be invited to take on local professional Sam Baird. This is to celebrate the re-opening of the newly refurbished snooker room in the club. A couple of club members gave many hours of their time, for free, to carry out the work and the results are a vast improvement.

There will be a raffle on the night for snooker related prizes, at least one of them will given the opportunity to play Sam. Tickets will be on sale shortly, available to club members and non-club members alike. For more information select Exhibition Poster.

Pinhey Raises the Bar in the Money Stakes

Haydon Pinhey has surpassed Sam Baird’s total winnings at the top of the prize money table and in doing so has raised the bar for the most prize money won in a single season.

The total amount of prize money made available by the WEBSF to-date is £34,314. This amounts to over 90% of the entry fees taken being given out. The WEBSF Management Team have achieved this through the provision of volunteer Tournament Directors and Helpers, Referee’s and the generosity of Snooker Clubs who have provided their facilities free of charge!

January 2014 News

PINHEY, PINHEY, PINHEY
Haydon Pinhey is cruising towards another Silver Waistcoat title after a third consecutive event victory. Dan Legassick and Thomas Lancastle are close behind but need to dig a bit deeper in order to reel in Mr Pinhey. With three events to go only time will tell. I have mistakenly reported that Pinhey held the record for the most amount of prize money won in a season with £670 in fact Andy Neck holds this record with £750 last season. However, with Pinhey on £655 this season, and we’ve only reached the halfway point in the tournament calendar, who will bet against him setting a new record? Select Silver Waistcoat Hall of Fame for a full report and photo’s.

Thanks to the The Plaza, Plymouth who once again provided excellent facilities and sponsored the event.

This time 100% of the £180 entry fees plus additional sponsorship went as prize money!

SEATON LEAGUE
Select Seaton League 2013/14 for the latest results, report & league table.

FORTEY WINS GOLD AT THE ACADEMY
Ben Fortey won a ‘Black Ball Shoot Out’ to win event 2 of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester. Haydon Pinhey once again proved his consistency by reaching yet another final. This event saw the total WEBSF prize money top £30,000 in this the ninth season with Haydon Pinhey and Andy Neck moving up into second and third places in the Money Table behind Sam Baird. Select Gold Waistcoat Hall of Fame for a full report and more details.

Thanks to all at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester who made everyone welcome and provided sponsorship for the event. A special mention for EASB Referee Nick Harry for his expert eye and decision making throughout the day.

This time 100% of the £560 entry fees went as prizes!

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.

April 2012 News

SEATON LEAGUE – SAM BAIRD EXHIBITION
Report and results of Sam Baird exhibition promoted by the Seaton Snooker league. For more information click here.

BRANTON WINS EVENT – NECK IS LIFTS OVERALL TITLE
Dale Branton from Plymouth became the sixth event winner out of six events. However, it was Andy Neck takes the prestigious title of West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation Gold Waistcoat Champion 2011/12. Neck also posted the overall best break of 133 clearance. Click here for more results.

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

This time 95% of the entry fees went as prize money!

LOCK RECEIVES BELATED REWARD
This presentation was delayed due to others more pressing matters but the WEBSF does not forget. As has become customary Darran Lock from Seaton, Cornwall was presented with a donation by the WEBSF. This is in recognition for being selected to play in the 201 Home Internationals. The money will help replenish those funds that suffered from having to self fund his travelling and overnight accommodation expenses. This link shows WEBSF Head of Coaching, Steve Canniford presenting the cheque to Darran, with fellow Gold Waistcoat players looking on.

SEATON LEAGUE LATEST RESULTS
Latest Seaton League results now in. Don’t forget the Sam Baird exhibition next Tuesday at Chard. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – HANDICAP OPEN CANCELLED
The Open Handicap Tournament due to be held at Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth on Sunday 8th April 2012 has been cancelled due to lack of numbers. Next Open Handicapped Tournament will be Sunday 20th May 2012.

COUMBE WINS EABA JUNIOR BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
Chris Coumbe won the English Amateur Billiards Association Junior Billiards Event 5 hosted by the WEBSF and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth. Runner-up was Dan Legassick.

JAMES LEE WINS GOLD EVENT
James Lee from Torbay come through to win the penultimate WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour event of the season. Lee Walters was runner-up and ranking table leader Andy Neck made the best break of the day a fine 120 clearance. However, it was youngsters Michael Rogers, Dale Branton and Haydon Pinhey that made an impression. Click here for more results.

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

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

May 2011 News

BAIRD & BOND GOLD WINNERS
Darren Bond from Tiverton has won the final Gold Waistcoat event of the season. In the final he beat Sam Baird. However, by reaching the final Baird had done enough to take the overall title of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion 2011. Overall runner-up is Alan Tunney from the Torbay league, third place went to Andy Neck also from the Torbay League and fourth place to Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth. Click here for more results.

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

This time 95% of the entry fees went as prize money!

BROOKSHAW MASTER CUEMAN
Top Billiards player, Billiards & Snooker Coach and now proven Snooker player Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth has won the penultimate Gold Waistcoat event of the season. In the final he beat the previous event winner Alan Tunney from the Torbay league. Click here for more results.

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

This time 95% of the entry fees went as prize money!

ROGERS WINS SILVER EVENT – LEGASSICK TAKES OVERALL TITLE
Michael Rogers from Taunton won the final Combined Silver & Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat tournament of the season beating Haydon Pinhey, from Plymouth in the final. However, the overall Silver Waistcoat Champion is Dan Legassick who did enough on the day to remain at the top of the rankings. Jake Stewart from Cornwall was overall runner-up. Legassick also finished top of the Plymouth Bronze Waistcoat rankings to take the Bronze Waistcoat title. There will not be a regional Bronze Waistcoat event this season due to only one town holding Bronze Tournaments. Any club wishing to host a series of Bronze Waistcoat events next season please contact the WEBSF. (websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk).

Report now in, 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!

SAM TOPS PRO-TICKET RANKINGS
By reaching the semi final of the last EASB Pro-Ticket event Sam Baird topped the Pro-Ticket rankings. This assures him a return to the Main Tour next season. Go to EASB to find out more. Well done Sam, we knew you could do it!

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.