Brookshaw qualifies for LITEtask World Championship

Steve Brookshaw

Plymouth’s Steve Brookshaw has qualified for his 4th consecutive appearance at the LITEtask World Billiards Championship which will take place in Leeds next month at the Northern Snooker Centre. Brookshaw has achieved a direct entry into the event having reached 17th place in the Order of Merit rankings, thanks to his results at last season’s World Championship, Jim Williamson Memorial Open, English Open, Bradford Open and at last month’s LITEtask UK Open. There will be two World Championship events over the two weeks with the 150 up format being followed by the ‘long up’ tournament. Visit www.world-billiards.com for more information.

Have Billiard Cues Will Travel

Take a look at @WEBSF_UK’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/WEBSF_UK/status/632464280445698048?s=09 Two of WEBSF’s finest head to Leeds for the LITEtask UK Open.

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March 2013 News

BRANTON WINS
A trip to the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester. saw Dale Branton, from Plymouth start slowly only to improve as the day progressed to beat Paul Standen from Braunton in the final to take event 4 of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour. Once again Standen was in excellent form posting the best break of the day a fine 104 clearance to take the break prize. Click here for more details of this event and the Gold Waistcoat Tour.

Thanks to all at the SWSA, Gloucester who made everyone welcome and provided sponsorship for the event. A special mention for EASB Referee Nick Harry for his exceptional show of stamina to officiate for over 13 hours on the day!

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

CHRIS COUMBE IS HOPING FOR A LOVELY DAY TRIP TO BANGOR
Well done Chris Coumbe from Plymouth who is off to Bangor, Northern Ireland next weekend to play for the England Under 19’s in the EABA Kingsman Cup. Chris will provide us with an article of his experience on his return. We wish him well.

Unfortunately due to bad weather on the day Chris was due to fly to Ireland his flight was cancelled.

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 17
WMC storm into second place aided by a massive six bonus points. For all the latest news from Seaton Snooker League click here.

WEBSF GOLD WAISTCOAT TOUR EVENT 4 – SOUTHWEST SNOOKER ACADEMY
Herewith the revised details for the next Gold Waistcoat Event at the South West Snooker Academy on the 23rd March 2013:-

Number of players will be limited to 28 determined on a ‘first come first served’ basis
To register an interest contact the WEBSF by one of the following means: Mobile: Steve Canniford 07891940995, Wayne Branton 07980788484 or eMail: websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk
Registration begins at 8:00pm on the 13th March 2013
Your entry fee must be received within 24 hours of registering your interest. Pay by PayPal stevecanniford@gmail.com, Cash, Cheque made payable to WEBSF or Bank Transfer. (If payment is not received within 24 hours you will be deemed not to have registered an interest).
The group stage format will be 4 groups of 7 players playing the 2 frames against each player in the group to determine qualifiers for the knock-out stage. (3 points for a win 1 for a draw. Equal group positions will be determined by head to head results and the a black ball shoot-out elimination which will be drawn out if more that two players are level on points)
The number of qualifiers progressing to the knock-out stage will be determined by remaining time available.
Players to congregate in the lounge area of the bar by 09:15 for the Tournament Director briefing.
Play to commence at 09:30 prompt!
WEBSF tournament rules apply, please familiarize yourself with them Gold Waistcoat Tour, Tournament Structure & Rules

WEBSF Management Team

OVERSEAS STARS SHINE AT THE ACADEMY
Nathanael Beckrich beat fellow South West Snooker Academy overseas visitor Alex Ursenbacher in Silver Waistcoat event four at the Academy. Haydon Pinhey still heads up the overall rankings with just two more events remaining. Click here for a report and more details.

Thanks to all at the SWSA, Gloucester who made everyone welcome and sponsored the event. A special mention for EASB Referees Nick Harry and Steve Brookshaw for their excellent refereeing throughout the day.

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

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 16
All the latest news from Seaton Snooker League. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

WEBSF SILVER WAISTCOAT TOUR EVENT 4 – SOUTHWEST SNOOKER ACADEMY
Herewith the details for the next Silver Waistcoat Event at the South West Snooker Academy on the 9th March 2013. The details are as follows:-

The group stage format currently stands at 3 groups of 5 and 1 group of 4 players playing the best of 3 frames against each player in the group.
The knock-out stage format will be determined by the number of qualifiers from the group stage and time available.
Players to congregate in the lounge area of the bar by 09:15 for the Tournament Director briefing.
Play to commence at 09:30 prompt!
WEBSF tournament rules apply, please familiarize yourself with them Silver Waistcoat Tour, Tournament Structure & Rules.

The limit for this tournament event has not been reached therefore places maybe available on the day at the Tournament Director’s discretion. If you wish to register an interest for his tournament and/or future WEBSF tournaments contact the WEBSF by one of the following means:-

Mob: Steve Canniford 07891949995, Wayne Branton 07980788484
eMail: websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk

WEBSF Management Team

February 2013 News

SILVER WAISTCOAT EVENT 4 – Tournament Registration & Entry
To be considered for the next WEBSF Silver Waistcoat Tournament due to be held at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester on the 9th March 2013.

Registration, Entry and Draw – Registration opens on Monday 23rd February 2013. The number of entrants will be limited due to the number of tables and time available therefore entry is secured on a ‘first come first served basis’, a Tournament Director will confirm your entry within 24 hours of the receipt of your entry fee. Registration will close on Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 8:00pm or before if the limit is reach. If you express and interest after registration closes your participation may still be considered. This will be at the Tournament Director’s discretion. The tournament draw will be posted on the WEBSF Web site and Face Book by midnight Monday 4th March 2013. Your registration and entry fee, ¬£15 plus membership (potential new members – please enquire before payment is made), must be received by the registration closing date. Your payment options are:-

Option 1: (Preferred) Electronic Bank Transfer to the WEBSF bank account (contact Steve Canniford or Wayne Branton who will provide details on request, alternatively eMail (websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk) the WEBSF.

Option 2: Cash to one of the WEBSF Tournament Directors (Steve Canniford or Wayne Branton), who will provide a receipt on request.

Option 3: PayPal to Steve Canniford (steve.canniford@gmail.com) who will transfer this to the WEBSF bank account and provide a receipt on request. (It was hoped to use the WEBSF PayPal account but this would incur fees which would have to be taken out the final prize monies)

Option 4: Bank Cheque, made payable to WEBSF.

Commitment to play – If, before the registration closing date, a player decides that they will not be able to fulfil their commitment to play, they must contact one of the Tournament Directors as soon as possible, so that their place can be offered to another player. If this is after the registration closing date the WEBSF Management Team will decide on what course of action will be taken and whether the player will receive a refund/credit.

Tournament play – Play will commence at the designated start time of 9:30am and is planned to finish before 8:00pm at the latest. Where players are more than 5 minutes late for the commencement of a match he/she shall forfeit the first frame, if after waiting a further 15 minutes for them to show, the match will be forfeit. Where both players are more than 5 minutes late the match will start at 1 frame each. If both players are more than 15 minutes late both will forfeit the match. There will not be any planned breaks to take refreshment, players are to make their own judgement to accommodate this need when not required to play. The Tournament Director’s decision is final on all matters relating to the tournament.

Dress code:
Option 1 – Waistcoat, Collared Shirt, Smart Trousers, Dark Shoes.
Option 2 – Collared Polo Shirt (Single colour), Smart Trousers, Dark Shoes. (Polo shirts can be purchased from the WEBSF and the Academy)
(Jeans, Trainers, Sandals are strictly forbidden)

WEBSF Management Team

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 14 & 15
All the latest news from Seaton Snooker League. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

WEBSF ACHIEVERS
Three WEBSF Member’s achievements have been rewarded with financial assistance. Steve Brookshaw, Haydon Pinhey & Chris Coumbe were presented with cheques by EASB Nick Harry at the South West Snooker Academy before the latest Gold Waistcoat tour event took place. Click here to read more.

NECK MAKES A MOVE ON GOLD
The South West Snooker Academy, at Gloucester has become a ‘Honey Pot’ attracting players eager for a taste of what it’s like to play snooker under world class conditions. One of the WEBSF main aims is to facilitate opportunities for its members to realise their dreams and aspirations. One such aspiration was realised this past weekend when the WEBSF took the Gold Waistcoat Tour to the Academy. Fast running cloths, responsive cushions and tight pocket openings prove unforgiving of a less than perfect technique and lapses in concentration. With a full days snooker ahead of them mental stamina would also play an important part in whittling the field down to two players to compete in the final. Andy Neck, from Newton Abbot and Paul Standen from Braunton proved worthy of the challenge and met in the final. Click here for the outcome and more details on the Gold Waistcoat Tour.

Thanks to all at the SWSA, Gloucester who made everyone welcome and provided sponsorship for the event. A special mention for EASB Referee Nick Harry for his exceptional show of stamina to officiate for over 13 hours on the day!

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

FORMER WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPION COMES TO THE WESTCOUNTRY
Peter Gilchrist will be at St Rumons Club, Redruth and Belgrave Snooker Club, Plymouth on 5th and 6th March 2013 respectively. Click here for a report and more details.

WEBSF GOLD WAISTCOAT TOUR EVENT 3 – SOUTHWEST SNOOKER ACADEMY
Herewith the details for the next Gold Waistcoat Event at the South West Snooker Academy on the 9th February 2013. The details are as follows:-

The group stage format will be 4 groups of 7 players playing the best of 3 frames against each player in the group to determine qualifiers for the knock-out stage.
The knock-out stage format will be determined by the number of qualifiers from the group stage and time available.)
Players to congregate in the lounge area of the bar by 09:15 for the Tournament Director briefing.
Play to commence at 09:30 prompt!
WEBSF tournament rules apply, please familiarize yourself with them Gold Waistcoat Tour, Tournament Structure & Rules

Even though the limit for this tournament event has been reached, a reserve list of players wanting to play is being compiled and will be referred to in the event of places becoming available. If you wish to register an interest for this tournament and/or future WEBSF tournaments contact the WEBSF by one of the following means:-

Mob: Steve Canniford 07891949995, Wayne Branton 07980788484
eMail: websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk

WEBSF Management Team

SEATON LEAGUE RESULTS – WEEK 13
Ben Pike falls two short of his first league century. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

September 2012 News

PINHEY AND COUMBE SELECTED FOR THE HOME INTERNATIONALS
Haydon Pinhey from Plymouth and Chris Coumbe also from Plymouth have both been selected to attend the Home Internationals at Prestatyn, North Wales. Pinhey takes his place for the second time in the England Youth Team whilst Coumbe, having been a player last year, will be officiating as a referee. Coumbe has also been selected to referee at the World Billiards Championships in Leeds. The WEBSF Management Team congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well on behalf of all WEBSF members.

STEVE BROOKSHAW TO PLAY IN WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth has qualified to compete in the world Billiards Championships later this month. Fellow members of the WEBSF Management Team congratulate him and wish him well in the championships.

June 2012 News

BEN HARRISON WINS BELGRAVE OPEN SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP
Ben Harrison from Wiltshire, who is sponsored by Adam Quigley of Pockets Promotions, is crowned Belgrave Open Snooker Champion. Harrison also posted the highest break of the day a superb 143. Click here for results and more details of the championship.

Thanks to Belgrave Snooker Club, Plymouth who hosted the event.

SEATON LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS
Latest Seaton League final results and presentation featuring photos. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

STEVE BROOKSHAW IS ONEFORSEVEN CHAMPION
Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth is crowned West of England Billiards & Snooker ONEFORSEVEN Champion. Darran Lock finished second, Andy Neck third and Dan Legassick fourth. Click here for results and more details of the championship.

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

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

December 2011 News

BROOKSHAW – MAXIMUM MAN
Steve Brookshaw from Plymouth at the age of 45 years and 23 days could be forgiven for thinking that his days of achieving one of Snookers significant targets was slipping away from him. Having surpassed the 200 break mark at English Billiards some years back is proof that he is indeed a master of concentration and touch, for these are skills one must acquire to make a break of this size at the grandfather of cue sports. However, the 147 Maximum break at Snooker requires precision, nerve and fearlessness, tinged with just a little good fortune. Today, on the 29th December 2011, Brookshaw realised the dream by completing a 147 break at Snooker. He is now, without doubt, a ‘Master Cueman’. Well done Steve.

SEATON LEAGUE LATEST RESULTS
Latest Seaton League results now in. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

ROGERS WINS SILVER EVENT 3
Michael Rogers from Taunton, Somerset made it three different Silver Waistcoat winners in three events so far this season. Click here for results and more details on the Waistcoat Tour.

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

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

TOURNAMENT VENUE CHANGES
Important information regarding change of venue for the remaining Gold & Silver Waistcoat tournaments. Click here to see the latest calendar. You can also keep posted by visiting the WEBSF Facebook.

LEGASSICK WINS EABA JUNIOR BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
Dan Legassick won the English Amateur Billiards Association Junior Billiards Event 4 hosted by the WEBSF and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth. Runner-up was previous winner Chris Coumbe.

WALTERS CLASS SHOWS THROUGH
Lee Walters from Plymouth has won the second Gold Waistcoat event of the season against yet another class field. Click here for more results.

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

This time 96% of the entry fees went as prize money!

SEATON LEAGUE CUP DRAWS AND LATEST RESULT
Latest Seaton League results now in. Click here to get to the Seaton League Home Page.

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!

June 2009 News

WEBSF CHIP & POT PUT
Steve Brookshaw’s prowess on the green baize has been well documented over the years on trophy plaques at both Local and County level. A century maker at Snooker and double century maker at Billiards is a feat achieved by few that wield a snooker cue. Brookshaw affinity to green playing surfaces was further evident as he demonstrated an unrealised talent on the a golf course by winning the annual WEBSF chip ‘n’ put fun day contest. To see other budding golf stars click here

COLE MAKES HIS MARK
Grant Cole (Plymouth) has over the past few years shown promise in both local and regional tournaments but until now he has struggled to take this form to national events. The results over the past week at Pontins, Prestatyn could prove pivotal in Cole realising his potential. After a good show in the Businessland Under 21’s last weekend Cole followed up with a confident performance against quality opposition in event one of the PIOS series of tournaments. With a new found confidence and new cue in hand Cole first disposed of Mitchell Mann 4(54)-2 in round one. In round two Cole repeated this score over 2007 under 21 World Champion, Michael Gorgiou. In the last 32 of the tournament Cole was taken to a final frame shoot-out against James Silverwood but held on to win 4-3. Having reached the last 16 Cole started well against yet another top quality player, Jack Lisowski. Cole was one frame up and in command only to find himself, not just snookered but also angled in the jaws of a pocket. After a couple of close misses from Cole, Lisowski took the frame to level 1-1. This seem to have a positive effect on Lisowski and with his composure back on track went on to win the match 4-1 with breaks of 62 & 100. Cole was disappointed that he didn’t ‘finish the job’ but nevertheless he gained valuable ranking points and more importantly let his peers know he’s no easy draw for future events. For further details go to Global Snooker

HIGHFIELD STYMIES BAIRD & COLE IN BUSINESSLAND
Sam Baird (Halberton) and Grant Cole (Plymouth) reached the final stages of Businessland event 5 at Pontins. After good wins against Lee Page 3-2, Mitchell Mann 3-1 and Danny McCann 3-0, Baird narrowly lost 3-2 on the black against Liam Highfield in the final. With one event to go Baird is top of the overall rankings, 65 points ahead of Highfield. Cole went out in the quarters also against Highfield 3-1, this good run moves Cole into 6th place in the rankings. For further details go to Global Snooker

PROFESSIONAL SNOOKER PLAYER
Sam Baird has won the EASB Pro Ticket Play Offs. The Management Team and Members of the West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation are very proud of his achievement. Well done Sam!

JAKE STEWART REGIONAL BRONZE CHAMPION
Jake Stewart won through a strong field of qualifiers to win the title of WEBSF Regional Bronze Waistcoat Champion. Stewart from Redruth beat Will Blackmore in the final. Stewart made the best break of the day a 57, just a few short of taking the overall break title which went to Jay Bullen from Exeter who made a fine 64. The finals day brought to a conclusion a total of 24 tournaments played over the season in Redruth, Exeter, Falmouth & Plymouth. Any club wishing to host a WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat tournament or series of tournaments should contact the WEBSF by email (websf_uk@yahoo.co.uk) or by phone on 07850882770. For the results go to Bronze Waistcoat full report due in soon. Members can also view some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament was open to all those that was under 16 on the 31st December 2008.

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Victoria Snooker Centre.

SAM BAIRD….PURE GOLD
Sam Baird, with the exception of a close semi final against a newbie to the tournament James Lee, made light work in wining event 5 of the WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour and take the overall crown of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion. Baird beat Grant Cole in the final and also posted the highest break of the day a superb 135. For results go to Gold Waistcoat. Report due in soon Members can also view some great pictures on Deborah’s Photo Album

This tournament is open to any WEBSF member player.

Thanks to Baulkline Snooker SW and Victoria Snooker Centre.

This time 85% of the entry fees went as prize money!