Bronze Waistcoat – Falmouth Town Tour

Bronze Waistcoat Tour Falmouth Champion 2009-10
Bronze Waistcoat Tour Falmouth Champion 2009-10

The Falmouth Bronze Waistcoat was run from 2008 until 2010 in Bells Court Snooker Club, Falmouth. Club proprietor and consummate Snooker player Paul Williams generously hosted and sponsored the events, giving many youngsters encouragement.

Each season the top four players qualified for the Regional Finals Day where they pit their skills against qualifiers from the Plymouth & Redruth Tours (to be posted in the coming weeks).

Aiden Johns was the last Falmouth Champion and now plays on the Gold Waistcoat Tour. Take a look back over the years and pick out a few familiar faces that have played….where are they now?. Click here.

Bronze Waistcoat – Exeter Town Tour

Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Champion 2009-10
Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Champion 2009-10

The Exeter Bronze Waistcoat Town Tour was run from 2004 until 2010 in Sidwell Snooker and GWRSA Social Club’s, Exeter. Staunch supporters/sponsors were; Bill Whelan (Sidwell), Mel Berry (GWRSA) and Pete James (Baulkline Snooker South West).

Each season the top four players qualified for the Regional Finals Day where they pit their skills against qualifiers from the Plymouth, Redruth & Falmouth Town Tours (to be posted in the coming weeks).

Michael Rogers was the last Exeter Champion. Michael realised his promise and has gone on to win both Silver and Gold events. He is currently at University after which we hope to see him back on the Snooker scene once he has completed his education.  Take a look back over the years and pick out a few familiar faces that have played….where are they now?. Click here.

Bronze Waistcoat – 11 Seasons on

Bronze Waistcoat Finals Day Overall Winner 2003-04
Joel Martin – Bronze Waistcoat Finals Day Overall Winner 2003-04

It all started back in 2003 with Joel Martin wining the first West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation Bronze Waistcoat Finals Day.

This event is now a single Open Championship tournament run at the end of the season. Initially players had to qualify from one of the town tours (Exeter, Plymouth, Falmouth or Redruth). Four players from each tour played in the Main event whilst the rest played in the Plate event.  They were great events with all the young hopefuls dress to look the part. Every player went away with a prize after a full days snooker.

Take a look back over the years and pick out a few familiar faces that have played….where are they now?. Click here to see the main events. The Town Tour results are to follow.

Team Snooker

Plymouth International Channel Island Challenge Winners - Pontins 2007

I was transferring some web content from our ‘old’ site to this new site when I came across this picture. Grant Cole, Darren Bond and Matt Williams who, guided by their astute Captain Wayne Branton, proved worthy winners of this international team event back in 2007. With the help of Jim Curtain, then one of Riley’s top managers, the WEBSF Management Team pulled off what turned out to be a resounding success.

The WEBSF have been kicking around the idea of another team event and the thinking is that the 16th & 17th May 2015 is the likely date. The format, venue & conditions need to be thought through over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our facebook site for more details. In the meantime to take a look back at the 2007 event…..Click here

Silver Waistcoat Snooker Tour – 11 Seasons on

Silver Waistcoat Tour Overall Winner 2004-05
Grant Cole – Silver Waistcoat 2004/5

It all started back in 2004 with Grant Cole wining the West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation Silver Waistcoat Tour- event 1.

More recently this tour has wavered a bit but the intention is to run one or two events again this season. Thanks again in no small part to Wayne and the other members of the Management Team who give up their valuable time to make this possible.

Take a look back over the years and pick out a few familiar faces that have played….where are they now?. Click here

Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tour – 10 Seasons on

Wayne Branton

It all started back in 2004 with Wayne Branton wining event one. The WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour is still going strong today, thanks in no small part to Wayne and the other members of the Management Team. As we prepare for event two of the current season, which is due to be played at the Belgrave Snooker Club, Plymouth on the 17th January 2015. Take a look back over 10 seasons of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour……Click here

West of England Open Snooker Championship 2014

Haydon Pinhey
Haydon Pinhey – West of England Open Snooker Champion 2014

Haydon Pinhey from Plymouth has won the two day WEBSF West of England Open Snooker Championship against a strong field of talented players. Go to full report

WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tour 2014/15

The 2014/15 WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tour will consist of six events. The format of play is Round Robin groups follow by a Knock-out for the qualifiers. Ranking points are awarded to all players based on their position in each event. These contribute to an overall ranking table where the top five events are used to determine the overall tour Champion. The tour is open to amateur players of any age that reside in the West of England or are Affiliated Members that reside outside the West of England catchment area where no equivalent ‘Foundation’ operates.

The entry fee to each tour event is £20 per player with all monies, after any tables fees and expenses, being distributed between the winner, runner up, losing semi & quarter finalist (depending on number of entrants). A prize for the best break of the day is optional.

A condition of entry is membership of the WEBSF (£10). This must be paid for on the day for previous members or in advance for new members.

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SEASON START

Originally Posted: 13th September 2014
We are finally ready to announce the start of the season. We are kicking off with the West of England Open Snooker Championship. This will be a weekend event open to 32 players maximum with a £1000 prize pot. (based on the 32 entrants). It is scheduled for the weekend of the 4th & 5th October. This is very short notice but we have not had the best of preparation for this coming this season. Continue reading “SEASON START”

‘King’ of Billiards

Mike King 2005
Mike King 2005

Mike King Fresh from runner-up the first WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Snooker Tournament of the season held in Stroud. Mike King (Exeter) wins through a field of ten to take the inaugural fixture in the Devon and Cornwall Billiards Tour held at the Rileys Snooker & Pool club, Exeter on Sunday 25th September. The players were divided into groups of three and four who played a ’round robin’ series to decide the semi-finalists. The competition is run on a handicap basis and covers six events in Devon and Cornwall over the winter.

Winner of Group A was Local Exeter player Mike King with England International Bill Andress as runner-up. In this all-Exeter group, King and Andress each won two games, as did Jeff Pyle, but the qualifiers were decided on points difference when games were found to be equal. Barnstaple’s Jim Thomas qualified on points difference from Bude’s Geoff Lingard and Newlyn’s Steve Downing while Exeter’s Dominic Atkins saw off Chris Mitchell and Roger Northcott, both from Liskeard, in Group C.

In the semi-finals, King defeated Atkins by 33 points, while Andress scraped through against Thomas who missed a simple pot red which would have won him the game. King beat Andress in the final to win the opening leg of the six match series. The next event will be held at the Century Club, Newton Abbot on Sunday October 30th. Competitors are required to register by 10.45 a.m.

Report by Geoffery Setter