May 2009 News

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

June 2008 News

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 2008 News

With a total of £2,375 has been paid out in prize money this season it’s been a fruitful year for some. Kris Vincent heads the table with £335.

Pictured above are the officers of the Mining Snooker League with Stephen Lee who have over 100 years service between them. They were all presented with salvers in recognition of their services to the league.

Left to right Graham Allen (Results & Fixtures Secretary), John Pawlyn (Secretary), Stephen Lee (Professional Snooker Player), Keith Manley (Competition Secretary), & Willie Pollard (Chairman)

100 Snooker players including family and friends attended the presentation evening which took place at The Redruth Club on Saturday 10th May 2008. This year took a different format of a Snooker Exhibition by Professional and world ranked No 21 Stephen Lee; Stephen played a selection of competition winners and entertained the audience with his potting skills and jovial banter, making a 100 break against Youth Champion Rob Charman. Lee also involved the youngsters by inviting them up in turn to pot the black using his cue which went down extremely well with the crowd. The referees for the evening were Mr. Willie Pollard and Mr. John Pawlyn. Lee signed autographs, merchandise and posed for photographs during the interval while everyone enjoyed a superb buffet provided by the lovely Ethel. A raffle raised over £200 and a frame was auctioned off to play Stephen raised another £55. After the exhibition Stephen presented the trophies and posed for more photographs.

The Chairman Willie Pollard kindly donated youth sporting award trophies for all newcomers under 16: A.Wills, A.Gill, B.Isaacs, A.Johns, C. Mitchell, W.Pellow & B.Broad. Thank you to everyone for their generous support, including the Penventon Park Hotel for kindly providing the accommodation for Stephen Lee and some great raffle prizes; to Staples for donating a printer/copier/scanner; to everyone who helped on the night including Sarah, Shaun, Jamie and Troy Lynes (who also bought Stephen’s waistcoat to help raise money for the Paul Hunter foundation; and especially to Paul Wakeling and the Redruth Club for the use of their excellent facilities.

Organiser Paul Broad said “It was a fantastic evening, Stephen Lee was a true gentleman, there was an excellent atmosphere and I hope that this is the first of many such evenings”

Anyone who would like to view or purchase photographs from the evening please contact Pete on 079271 60372

Greg Batten (Tiverton) Mike King (Exeter) and Sam Baird (Halberton) representing Rileys, Exeter have won the EASB English Team Championship beating Durham City Snooker Club (David Lilley, Michael Rhodes & David Craggs) 5-2 in the final at the EASB Finals weekend 17th-18th May at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield. In frame 1 Batten beat Rhodes aided with a 40 Break from Batten to lead 1-0. Frame 2 sawcBaird lose to Craggs after a Nervy start from both players to level the score at 1-1. King lost frame 3 to Lilley after Lilley needed a snooker with the colours left. Score 1-2. In frame 4 Batten beat Craggs in a flawless frame to draw level at 2-2. Frame 5 Baird beat Lilley, Baird was 43 up with 2 reds left only for Lilley to clear for a re-spotted black which he left over the pocket on an awkward safety shot, score 3-2 in Rileys favour. In frame 6 King beat Rhodes, King was 38 behind with 4 reds left, but eventually won on the pink to extend the lead to 4-2. Frame 7 Batten beat Lilley, Batten was 17 behind but held his nerve to clear with a modest 22 to win 5-2. This is the first time the team from Durham have been beaten. They won this event in 2006 and went on to become the World 3 man team Champions in California. Captain King will now take his team to Belgium, to represent England in the European team Championships in March 2009. King and his team came close to winning the event last year but lost 10-8 to German in the semi final. They also may get a chance to represent England in the world 3 man Championships which maybe held in Russia, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

The WEBSF Management Team and Members congratulate them and wish them every success in future finals.

West Country Professional Stephen Lee kept Plymouth’s young snooker hopefuls enthralled with his silky smooth cue action at the Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth. Full details and photo gallery go to Stephen Lee Exhibition.

Jake Stewart completed a clean sweep by wining the final event in the WEBSF Redruth Bronze Waistcoat series beating Alex Wills in the final. Stewart finished top of the overall rankings with Aiden Johns finishing in overall second place. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

Thanks to Redruth Royal British Legion who sponsored the event

Daniel Watson rounded off a great season by wining the final event in the WEBSF Falmouth Bronze Waistcoat series beating George Leakey 2-0 in the final. Zac Lawson finish Falmouth runner-up. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

Greg Batten finished runner-up to Grant Cole in the final event of this seasons WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Tour but this didn’t stop him from stealing the overall title of WEBSF Gold Waistcoat Champion from ranking table leader Kris Vincent in an exciting climax. Further details and report go to Gold Waistcoat.

This tournament will start again in September 2008 and is open to all those outside the top 96 professionals

Thanks to Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth and Rileys Snooker Club, Plymouth event sponsors

This time 97% of the entry fees went as prize money!

Top professional Stephen Lee from Wiltshire is to play exhibitions in Plymouth and Exeter in May 2008. Lee will play frames of snooker against local opposition.

The Plymouth exhibition is due to take place on Sunday 11th May from 7:00pm is promoted by WEBSF in association with The Victoria Snooker Centre, Plymouth.

***Plymouth Tickets just 5 left!***
The Exeter exhibition is due to take place on Friday 9th May from 8:00pm is promoted by GWRSA Social Club, Exeter.

***Exeter Tickets selling fast***
For information about the exhibitions and how to obtain tickets go to Events

Daniel Watson was back to winning ways in taking the penultimate event 6 of the WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Falmouth series beating George Leakey 2-0 in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors

Jack Pledger gained in confidence as he went the whole way to win the Falmouth WEBSF Bronze Waistcoat Event 5, Pledger beat Zac Lawson in the final. For more details and report go to Bronze Waistcoat.

This tournament is open to all those that will be under 16 on the 31st December 2007.

Thanks to Bells Court Snooker Club event sponsors.