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WORCESTER AREA INVITATION BILLIARDS & SNOOKER LEAGUES

                        W.A.I.B.S. - SEASON 2017/18                 

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SEASON 2017/18 - A.G.M.

FRIDAY 1ST JUNE 2018

PORTOBELLO SKITTLE ALLEY

7.30 pm prompt start.

Any raffle Prizes welcome.

Any correspondence to be received by the Hon Sec 14 days prior to meeting.

(Please ensure you are in your seats by 7.30)

Download Reg. Form Snooker
Download Reg. Form Billiards


(Find your team page and just print that page)




KNOCKOUTS



03/05/18
ALL KNOCKOUTS WINNERS & RUNNERS UP:

Its all over for another season, congrats to all the winners and commiserations to those who didn't win!

See you all at the AGM on the 1st June, and feel free to bring your applications for the position of Hon. Secretary!



The Plate was won by St Stephens 'XH' and the Thurston's by St Johns Potters ..

Jack Sheppard, Captain of Thurston's Cup Runners Up, St Stephens 'C', kindly took the time to write this match report:

The final on paper was going to be a close match with only 35 points separating the two sides on handicap before play commenced.

First up Paul Cutler of St John’s vs Jack Sheppard from St Stephens, an open and attacking frame saw both players potting well when left opportunities and a close scoring frame ended with the St Stephens captain clearing from green to black to pull away and give a slightly lopsided final score of 34-77.

Next up for St John’s individual handicap finalist Jase Godding vs Les Thompson from St Stephens, a frame that Jason was in control of throughout until a spirited comeback by Les on the colors ended with a crucial missed black, Jase returned to sink the final black to give a frame score of 52-31.

Next up Andy Perkins vs Ben Upfield. A slightly scrappy frame this one, again with the St John’s man always seemingly in control until the colors when an unfortunate in-off green left the St Stephens man with a chance. Ben cleared from green to pink and rattled the black which would have left the frame scores level however Andy stepped up to pot a good black and take the frame 54-40.

Ben Everton vs Neil Sheppard was the next frame and both players struggled on the night with both playing well below their best. The scores were close throughout with Neil clearing the last few ball to just come out on top 31-40.

With all scores and handicaps totted up going into the last frame St John’s captain Matt Clarke had an 18 point advantage over St Stephens Paul Ellerby. The frame was always a close affair with Paul gradually making back the deficit, however when Paul missed the final blue Matt stepped up to pot an incredible blue followed by an equally impressive pink to guide his team over the line for the victory!

 

The match was played in good spirits with both teams equally complimentary towards each other as well as the standard humorous comments when necessary!

 

A final thank you to Paul Finch for giving up his time to referee the match and a final congratulations to St John’s Potters on a deserved victory in their first season in the league. Well done!



 







SNOOKER



23/04/18
(WEEK 28/28)
Week 28/28:

Div 1 defending champions Hallow 'A' secure another title after a last match win over fellow contenders Rileys 'A'  .. St Johns 'H' defeat St Stephens 'XH' by 4 to 1 to secure 2nd place.

Div 2 saw Jack Shepard's St Stephens 'C' win the title and secure Div 1 snooker next season while 2nd place went to Callow End 'A' courtesy of having one more match than St Johns Potters.




Hallow 'A's Gary Hill won Div Top Of Averages with 17 wins, pipping Dion Whittal by 1 win

Div 2's Top Of Averages was too close to call with 4 players tieing on 19 wins. Even the deciding factor "Frame Margin" was close, with Jason Carey winning it on 19/+22, Gordon Denning 2nd (19/+21) and Si Webb (19/+20) .. Even 4th places Paul Ellerby was in with a shout! (19/+15)

A great season all round, thanks to all the team Captain's for their (mainly) prompt result card submission, and the Committee look forward to seeing you all at the AGM/Presentation night; Friday 1st June @ The Portobello.








BILLIARDS



03/04/18
(WEEK 20)
Week 20/20:

PERSHORE CHAMPIONS!

Despite a '0 v 4' reversal at home to Rileys, Pershore have finished 4 points clear of St Johns 'A', who also suffered a defeat (3 v 1) away to St Stephens 'A'

Only 4 points then separate 2nd from 4th, so a pretty close season all in all.



Top Of The Averages has been won by Bob Burrows from St Stephens 'A' with a resounding P.18 W.13 (72%) .. Congratulations to Bob!

Season High Break goes o Dean Powell with a 52

*NEW* Player History (by team):
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryPersh.pdf
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryRileys.pdf
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryStJA.pdf
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryStJB.pdf
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryStStA.pdf
Billiards/2018 PlayersHistoryStStB.pdf





SNOOKER (Cups)



03/04/18
THURSTONS & PLATE: THE FINALS






Draw PDF here





SNOOKER - TOP 16

(05/04/18)



                                                                                                                                                                      






BILLIARDS - TOP 16



05/04/18
FRANCIS NAISH TOP 16:

SEMI'S & FINAL - WED 4/04/18 - SJWMC - 7:00PM

An outstanding evening of "on the clock" Billiards took place at SJWMC.

Brian Robinson lost to Ian Palmer by 8 points in the 1st semi final, having stormed into a near 40 point lead with half the time gone.

Brett Price had played his last shot as the bell went in the 2nd semi, and trailing by just three points, the attempted pot red rolled towards the yellow pocket, wobbled in the jaws .. and stayed out!

The Final started as close affair, with both players failing to capitalize on opportunities left, but it was Ian Palmer who scored more freely, with Simon unable to get any runs going. With ten minutes left there was still a chance of a comeback, but it wasn't to be and Ian lifted the trophy for the second time in 3 years.


 
PDF link here







BILLIARDS (Cups)



22/02/18
PETE ROBINSON



IVOR PALMER




PLEASE NOTE THE "WILD CARD" RULE DOES NOT APPLY TO CUP GAMES





SNOOKER - TOP 16

(16/10/17)
NEW COMPETITION ....



1ST ROUND DRAW  

CLOSING DATE - END OF DECEMBER 2017

(I will add contact numbers as and when possible)

                                                                                                                                                                      




SNOOKER (Cups)



12/10/17
THURSTONS & PLATE



Draw PDF here