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WORCESTER AREA INVITATION BILLIARDS & SNOOKER LEAGUES

                 

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

 


A.G.M & PRESENTATION NIGHT 2018/19 WILL BE HELD AT:

 THE PORTOBELLO, BRANSFORD RD, ST. JOHNS
FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 2019
7:30 START (PROMPT)

ANY CORRESPONDANCE MUST BE RECIEVED BY THE HON. SECRETARY (and acknowledged) AT LEAST 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE A.G.M.

Please feel free to bring a donation for the Raffle, (hereafter know as "The Price is right")!




LATEST UPDATE: 11:30 - 17/04/19

SNOOKER & BILLIARDS FINALS 2019:
COMPETITON DATE VENUE TEAMS/PLAYERS REF WINNER
TOP 32 (SEMI'S & FINAL) TUE: 23/04/19 SJWMC DENNING / POWELL SELF REFFING  
  PRICE / LUDWIG (J.)
BILLIARDS SINGLES MON: 29/04/19 SJWMC M. CLARKE IAN LUDWIG  
  B. PRICE
THURSTONS THUR: 02/05/19 ST STEPHENS HALLOW 'B' PAUL FINCH  
  ST JOHNS 'H'
PLATE THUR: 25/04/19 ST STEPHENS ST JOHNS POTTERS VOLUNTEER NEEDED  
  CALLOW END 'A'
BILLIARDS PAIRS WED: 10/04/19 CALLOW END SADD & LAWLEY PAUL LAMPITT SADD & LAWLEY
  LUDWIG & LUDWIG
PETE ROBINSON WED: 17/04/19 PERSHORE PERSHORE v CALLOW END SELF REFFING  
  WED: 24/04/19 CALLOW END CALLOW END v PERSHORE
IVOR PALMER WED: 17/04/19 ST STEPEHNS ST STEPHENS 'B' v ST. JOHNS 'B'  
  WED: 24/04/19 SJWMC ST JOHNS 'B' v ST STEPHENS 'B'
SNOOKER OVER 50'S TUE: 30/04/19 ST STEPHENS D. MEYNELL v B.SMITH MATT CLARKE  
TOP 16 - DIV 1 TUE: 07/05/2019 SJWMC. D. WHITTALL v S. TIPPLE DARREN CUTLER  
TOP 16 - DIV 2 TUE: 07/05/2019 CALLOW END J. GODDING v J. SHEPPARD PAUL LAMPITT  
SNOOKER PAIRS WED: 01/05/19 SJWMC   JONATHAN BIRCH  
SNOOKER HANDICAP WED: 01/05/19 CALLOW END J. GODDING v M. HACK VOLUNTEER NEEDED  
SNOOKER TOURNAMENT WED: 08/05/19     IAN  PALMER  
RED = DETAILS PENDING When Venues and Dates turn "green" can Refereeing volunteers please email : ianofsec@sky.com
GREEN = CONFIRMED








12/04/19

SNOOKER: WEEK 27/28

Div 1 .. Congratulations to Simon Tipples St. Johns 'H' who, with a 3 v 2 win over St Stephens 'C' secured the title with a game to spare.
Div 2 .. It was on the cards but Andy Cooper's Hallow 'B' are confirmed Division 2 champions and see a return to top flight snooker next season.



2nd place in Div 2 is going to the wire ...



Link to the High Breaks table here

Top of Averages are also decided, with Gary Hill (Hallow 'A') once again taking the Div 1 "David Ludwig" Trophy with 20 wins from 22 played, and Paul Stanley (Hallow 'B') taking the "Sterling Trophy" in Div 2 with a 17 from 19 record.






04/04/19

BILLIARDS: WEEK 20/20

Any of the top three could have won the league in the last round of matches. St Johns 'A' needed to beat their 'B' teams result by 3 frames to virtually guarantee top spot but third placed St Stephens 'B' could have a say in it by overturning S.J. 'B'
4th placed Pershore, on the back of two 4 v 0 victories could have won it, had they scored another maximum and other results gone their way.

On the night an open "Whats-App" group for players and captains to update the frame scores live, proved an extra fun element  to the proceedings and when S.J. 'B' went 2 v 0 up, and S.J 'A' had dropped a frame it was in 'B's hands to see it through. In the event S.J. 'B' managed a 4 v 0 clean sweep to secure the title in (yet another) nail biting finish







07/04/19
INTERLEAGUE RESULT .... (Worcester 'A')

Captain Andrew Barklam writes his report:

Worcester hosted Evesham at Pershore Gents' Club on March 29th, in the sides' second leg clash. This was Worcester's home leg, but Evesham play a number of matches from the same club, making the facilities and tables familiar to most involved on the night.

Despite a couple of changes to Worcester's line up, Dion Whittall still opened the batting and took on Evesham's Tony Baylis to see which side could establish the early upper hand. Tony applied immediate pressure with a 20+, but Dion replied almost immediately with his own 20+ to make equal the opening exchanges. They remained fairly close for the remainder of the frame, with Tony always slightly in front, thanks mainly to some clinical single-ball potting. Dion did have a tricky, cut-back blue into the 'yellow' pocket from the side cushion (near the 'green' pocket) and, with pink and black on their spots and enough on to still snatch victory, sinking the blue could still have led to a winning start for the Worcester opener. Not to be, however, as Dion missed and Tony made the most of what was left to register the win and strike the first blow for Evesham.

Whilst the first frame was going on, Worcester's Daz Bott was taking on Evesham's star, Carl Saidler, on the table next-door. An open affair, both players carved out their own chances early on, but both were unable to capitalise on what was available. It would prove to be Daz who made the last mistake, however, as Carl compiled a fine 46 in the middle of the frame, getting down to the last red and, essentially, securing victory in the process. A tough school and one in which just a couple of missed balls for Daz were the difference. 2-0 to Evesham then. This was just the start Evesham needed and, with a fractional points advantage from the first leg, even just 3-2 would surely prove enough for them to win the tie with the aggregate points also in their favour.

Two down with three to play, this was a familiar position for Worcester to find themselves in, having experienced the same situation in their opening match against Stourbridge 'A'. They turned that match upside down to win it, and were hoping to do likewise here.

Into frame three, and Worcester's Dave Guise found himself pitted against Neil Parker. An edgy frame in which both players knew what was at stake, Dave was able to make the most of the tactical exchanges and establish some degree of control towards the end. A generally unspectacular frame, it was still noteworthy for the fact that Dave was able to scrap his way to victory and get Worcester on the board, now at 2-1 down.

At the same time, frame four was in full swing on the partnering table. Captain Andy Barklam found himself facing the ever-dangerous Joe Cockerton in a bid to keep the match alive and force a decider. This was a fairly tactical frame for the most part, with balls not quite open enough to lending themselves to breaks of note, and Andy found some of his finest form to ensure that Joe was always bolted firmly to whichever cushion was most appropriate. Clinical potting and some developmental cannons helped Andy make the most of what was there when in the balls, whilst Joe was unable to establish any sort of foothold in the match. He had one decent chance that he created himself, with a long red from off the baulk cushion, but when his second red rattled in the jaws and hovered on the lip, it became apparent it was not to be his day. With just one missed ball of note in the contest, Andy sealed emphatic victory, drawing Worcester level and also bringing the aggregate point margin back to almost level.

After 9 frames, it all came down to the fifth frame of this second leg. An incredibly tense affair, it saw Worcester's Daz Cutler take on Evesham's captain, Dean Powell. Both spurned a couple of good chances around the pink and black spots, but neither would end up leaving anything particularly attractive to go at from any mistakes. A couple of small runs allowed Daz to establish a small lead and some element of control over proceedings, with Dean under pressure not to let Daz in for any killer blows. Daz would not relent, needing no mistakes on his way to some spectacular pots, particularly into the middle pockets. This was highlighted by an acute blue off the final red that, although not set to put Daz quite over the line, would have put him in a commanding position and one in which only a colours clearance would save Dean and Evesham's night. There were more twists to come, however, as Daz flicked the pink and went cleanly in-off that blue. The tension was unbearable as Dean then missed the yellow to the middle pocket from in-hand, and Daz, only needing green and brown, missed a regulation green off its spot. The two players found themselves in a situation on the brown where Daz needed one ball and Dean needed them all, but with blue, pink and black all on or near their spots, it was all about the tactical battle on the brown. Under some intense pressure, Daz was able to keep the upper hand in the tactical exchanges and, when Dean left him a long brown from baulk, Daz didn't need a second invitation. Almost breaking the back of the pocket, Daz crunched the brown in to leave Dean needing snookers and, when the blue followed a few shots later, the match was over.

This was an incredible job from the Worcester lads - once again(!) - to turn around an ominous deficit and snatch an unlikely victory, 3-2. Dean managed to nick the pink and black in the last frame, but even that was not enough to stop Worcester also overturning the aggregate deficit they faced after the opening two frames, winning as they did, by seven points. With Evesham having scored five more points in the first leg, this means Worcester added insult to injury by also edging the aggregate contest by just two points!

Worcester now head into their final match against Stourbridge 'A' knowing that defeat might still not deny them progression, but that any kind of victory will certainly guarantee it!

A hard-fought and enjoyable evening's play, many thanks must go to the Pershore Gents' Club and Neil Sheppard, who always does his utmost to ensure the club is available for these matches and who prepares the tables both before and, in between frames, during them.




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'




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28/02/18

BILLIARDS: PETE ROBINSON & IVOR PALMER KO's:





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.