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WORCESTER AREA INVITATION BILLIARDS & SNOOKER LEAGUES

                 

                        W.A.I.B.S. - SEASON 2018/19

 








25/03/19

SNOOKER: WEEK 24/28




Link to the High Breaks table here






21/03/19

BILLIARDS: WEEK 18/20

4 Nil's prevalent coming towards end of season.. race still on??? ...





CUPS AND KO'S 2018/19 - THE SEMI'S

THE DRAW (PDF) IS HERE:
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Closing Date for Round 3 is 22nd April 2019 and home players can guarantee home advantage by arranging their fixtures before 4th April 2019.

To clarify, if, after this date, the "away" player makes 1st contact to arrange, he may claim home advantage.

Please arrange this fixtures as soon as possible as it seems there may be some venue congestion!
There can be no extensions granted.

CAN TEAM CAPTAINS/REPRESENTATIVES PLEASE ENSURE A PRINTED COPY OF THIS DRAW (AVAILABLE BY POST ON REQUEST) IS POSTED ON YOUR NOTICEBOARD AND THAT YOUR PLAYERS ARE AWARE












14/03/19
INTERLEAGUE RESULT .... (Over 40's)

Worcester Boys defeat the champs!

Darren Cutler provides a match report:

So into the breach once more against the mighty Stourbridge A!

No Kev Franklin (thank god for that!) and a relatively new player for both sides ( & Dion Whittall for Worcester)

First Up, Dion played Pete on the table nearest the door. Dion wasn’t feeling great, but he showed his growing pedigree at this level with a fine 36 Break and put Pete to the sword! Great start for the home side!

On the main table, Daz played Mark, who gave Daz a torrid time last time they played at Stourbridge Institute. I think the best way to describe this frame that it was one for the purists! Pure unrelenting match play, with no quarter given by any player! Safety was quite solid by both players, and again Daz had ‘a 1 in 100’ pot where he slid a red into the middle bag off the bottom cush, with about one sixth of the pocket in view! There was nothing in it on the colours, and Daz relied on rest pots on the Blue & Pink to secure the frame. 2-0 up!

Hooky came third, stuck out on the table by the door against his nemesis Dave. These 2 always seem to end up playing each other (but I always remember the frame where Dave was 38 up & Hooky dished up with a 43 clearance to guarantee us a place in the Final!) and it’s good to catch up like old friends. No tales of injury woes from Dave this time, other than lack of practice! Well either Dave is fibbing or he doesn’t need to as he hit a 47 Break early doors, and Hooky came back well despite defeat. 2-1 & Stourbridge on the board!

4th up came Worcester’s very own Dennis Taylor (taller but not quite so chirpy!) in the dependable Steve Poyner, who took on the new boy . Steve got in early, but kicked himself (and very nearly missed!) when he broke down on a run of 22. The new boy found the table somewhat tight and couldn’t get many colours with reds and Steve ran out deserved winner – 3-1 & match in the bag.

 Final frame on the night saw both captains battle it out. Steve D against the ever present Carl S! Steve dominated during the early exchanges but managed to pull away and always looked that the frame would be his. Dogged Carl tried to get a grip on the frame but the Worcester Skipper was just too strong, so a great 4-1 home win, with the return leg at Stourbridge Institute club on Friday 15/03/19 (8pm start).

 No doubt Kev Franklin will be drafted in for the home match, and there will be one enforced change for the Worcester boys (but ain’t giving out any selection clues ahead of the big game!)

Again, it goes without saying that the Stourbridge mob are a credit to their sport. Daz thanked Mark for some freely given tips on rest play & Hooky & Dave knee deep in empty glasses & fag butts by the end of the night! Carl giving Daz tips on where and where not to play in Dudley! Great bunch of gents to a man, fab nights battle over the green baize and looking forward to the Institute cauldron next week!       

 

Praise and thanks must also go to the unsung:

Firstly, just need to praise the work and assistance provided by:

  1. Neil Sheppard – Neil always goes in Friday afternoon to prepare both tables at the Pershore Gents club to give the players such a great playing surface. It’s extremely appreciated by the players and done out of pure love for the game (and occasional offered pint!)
  2. Paul Finch – I actually an filled with pure relief when I see Paul turn up! Paul went beyond the call of duty this week as he wasn’t feeling well and to concentrate reffing for a whole 5 frames in the double header the other week just fuels our admiration/thanks and again like Neil there’s no financial gain but done for the love of our sport.
  3. Steve D for arranging the grub! Thankless task.




Top 16 Billiards:

SEMI'S & FINAL



Top 16 Snooker Knockout:

THE FINALS














01/03/18
Thurston's & Plate - Semi Finals:

St Johns 'H' 178 v 95 Hallow 'A'
St Stephens 'XH' 285 v 310 Hallow 'B'

Callow End 'E' 310 v 351 Callow End 'A'
St Johns Potters   363 v  345  Rileys 'B'




Download PDF here



















































28/02/18

BILLIARDS: PETE ROBINSON & IVOR PALMER KO's:






MID SEASON HANDICAP ADJUSTMENTS:

BILLIARDS

SNOOKER

These new handicaps apply to all competitions drawn on or after 1/01/19 and all Billiards Matches in the second half of the season.

IE: Next Round of Knockouts (Round 3); Billiards Top 16 (below) and next round of Thurston's & Plate (Week of 28th Feb '19)



CUPS AND KO'S 2018/19

Can all players involved in "Pairs" or "Doubles" please re-familiarize themselves with Rule 17 (e) below, from Section 3 of the Rule book:

17. Four-handed Snooker

(a) In a four-handed game each side shall open alternate frames and the order of play shall be determined at the start of each frame and, when so determined, must be maintained throughout that frame.
(b) Players may change the order of play at the start of each new frame.
(c) If a foul is committed and a request to play again is made, the player who committed the foul plays the next stroke and the order of play is unchanged. If the foul was called for playing out of turn, the offender's partner will lose a turn, whether or not the offender is asked to play again.
(d) When a frame ends in a tie Section 3 Rule 4 applies. If a re-spotted Black is necessary the pair who play the first stroke have the choice of which player will make that stroke. The order of play must then continue as in the frame.
(e) Partners may confer during a frame but not whilst one is the striker and has approached the table until the break has ended with a non-scoring stroke or foul.