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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: 10:10 - TUESDAY 14/05/19


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 BRETT PRICE
PRICE / LUDWIG (J.)
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 PERSHORE
  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' ST JOHNS 'B'
  WED: 24/04/19 SJWMC ST JOHNS 'B' v ST STEPHENS 'B'
PLATE THUR: 25/04/19 ST STEPHENS ST JOHNS POTTERS   ST JOHNS POTTERS
  CALLOW END 'A'
BILLIARDS SINGLES MON: 29/04/19 SJWMC M. CLARKE IAN LUDWIG B. PRICE
  B. PRICE
SNOOKER OVER 50'S TUE: 30/04/19 ST STEPHENS D. MEYNELL v B.SMITH MATT CLARKE B. SMITH
SNOOKER PAIRS WED: 01/05/19 SJWMC WALKER & LARDER            BARKLAM & GEORGE JONATHAN BIRCH WALKER & LARDER
SNOOKER HANDICAP WED: 01/05/19 CALLOW END J. GODDING v M. HACK PAUL LAMPITT J.GODDING
THURSTONS THUR: 02/05/19 ST STEPHENS HALLOW 'B' PAUL FINCH HALLOW 'B'
  ST JOHNS 'H'
TOP 16 - DIV 1 TUE: 07/05/2019 SJWMC. D. WHITTALL v S. TIPPLE DARREN CUTLER S. TIPPLE
TOP 16 - DIV 2 TUE: 07/05/2019 CALLOW END J. GODDING v J. SHEPPARD PAUL LAMPITT J. GODDING
SNOOKER TOURNAMENT WED: 08/05/19  SJWMC D. CUTLER v M. HACK  IAN  PALMER D. CUTLER











14/05/19
INTERLEAGUE RESULT .... (Worcester 'A')

Captain Andrew Barklam writes his report:

Worcester hosted Stourbridge 'A' at Pershore Gentlemen's Club on April 5th for what would be Worcester's concluding group match. Despite Evesham and Stourbridge not having yet faced each other at all, Worcester's wins in all three previous group matches meant that any victory here would guarantee progression to the final, with narrow defeat still likely to leave them favourites.

Stourbridge, still smarting from a shock defeat at home in the group's first match - hosting Worcester - set out their stall from the off.

Karl Ashmore commenced proceedings with a comfortable 45 against Worcester's opener, Daz Bott, and controlled the frame from there. Daz had one or two opportunities to gain some sort of a foothold but, as is so often the case when frozen out for long periods of time, Daz was unable to convert and close the gap, allowing Karl to run out a comfortable winner - by 62 points.

Meanwhile, on table two, Antony George was doing his best to salvage something from the first round of matches for the Worcester boys. Unable to make enough of an impression in a frame where both struggled a little, however, his opponent - Ben Hall - eventually managed to notch the 'W' next to his name and give Stourbridge an ominous 2-0 lead, with another 28 points added to the margin.

For the third time in four matches, Worcester found themselves with backs to the wall, now needing all the remaining frames to register that all-important win and guarantee progression to the final.

Frame three saw Worcester's very own ace in the pack this season - Daz Cutler - take to the baize against Stourbridge's Phil Thompson. Enjoying the sort of fine matchplay form that anyone at Interleague or county level would be proud of, Daz never relinquished the hold he had over his opponent, dismissing Phil with relative ease, despite the frame's scrappy nature. 2-1, match back on, and 47 points back towards Worcester.

This would prove to be where the comeback would end, however, as both Worcester and Stourbridge captains faced each other in a rematch of their first leg. Worcester's Andy Barklam managed to punish Dave Thompson's break off, with a crisp long pot, finishing perfectly on the black. Missing the following black, however, would prove difficult to recover from. Dave grew in confidence from that moment on, and Andy struggled to re-establish any kind of fear in or control over his opponent. A number of jawed opportunities left Andy far adrift, and Dave managed to secure victory for the visitors with a frame to spare, winning by 45 points and increasing Stourbridge's lead to 3-1 and 88 points.

A huge final frame to follow then, as victory for Worcester would mean a 3-2 defeat and would still leave Stourbridge with a mountain to climb against Evesham to overturn the deficit to Worcester in the group, whilst 4-1 would leave Stourbridge's destiny much more comfortably in their own hands, despite Worcester's earlier dominance of the group.

Steve Dunn, Worcester's anchorman, took on Stourbridge's Darrell Payne, in that bid to make the defeat as narrow as possible. Both players struggled a little, with all eyes on them and a great deal at stake. It was Darrell who was able to make the most of his chances, punishing Steve's mistakes that bit more than Steve could manage in reverse. Darrell emerged the victor by 42 points, ensuring Worcester were sunk 4-1 and by 130 points.

Worcester still remained in strong contention in the group, but the points margin in Stourbridge's favour did now mean that a tie at the end of the group stage would ensure Stourbridge's progression. With Stourbridge and Evesham still to face each other twice, Worcester led the group on 13 points, with Stourbridge second on 7, and Evesham third on 4. It should be remembered here that points are earned for each frame won, with a bonus point for a match victory.

Days later, Evesham faced Stourbridge away from home and managed to notch a 3-2 victory. With Stourbridge still considered by most to be the best team in the group, this was just about as good a result for Worcester as could have been hoped for. With one match to play, the group now stood with Worcester on 13 points, Stourbridge on 9, and Evesham on 8. Worcester's narrow points advantage over Evesham would mean that only 5-0 would be good enough for Evesham to progress, whilst Stourbridge's superior points advantage over Worcester acutally meant that any win for them would now ensure their own progression. Incredibly, had Worcester managed to limit defeat to 3-2 rather than 4-1 in their last match, only a 5-0 Stourbridge win against Evesham would have been enough to topple Worcester. Small margins!!

Alas, it was not meant to be, as Stourbridge once again righted the wrongs they suffered at home, downing Evesham 4-1, away. This left the group as follows: Stourbridge - 14; Worcester - 13; Evesham - 9. Stourbridge 'A' progress to the main final.

The Worcester lads are, of course, bitterly disappointed not to have made the final but, with three wins out of four, and forcing Stourbridge to within a point of elimination, they have certainly not let themselves down. With the last two or three seasons having seen Worcester suffer a slump in the Interleague, other teams should now take note that Worcester are back in contention and will be hoping to go one better next season.

Andy would like to thank all the players who made the team the force to be reckoned with that it was. All the players would like to thank Neil Sheppard for his hard work and commitment in providing a venue of the highest standard for Worcester's home matches. Finally, thank you to the league, for their support in entering this competition and helping keep Worcester on the county map.







24/04/19

SNOOKER: WEEK 28/28

Div 1 Champions: St Johns 'H' / Runners Up: Hallow 'A'.
Div. High Break: Gary Hill (Hallow 'A') :51

Div 2 Champions: Hallow 'B' / Runners Up: Droitwich.
Div. High Break: James Greenfield (Droitwich): 34

Another seasons draw to its conclusion and there were some tight run finishes this year, with the final positions up for grabs quite late on in the proceedings.

Congratulations to the winning teams!

Personal thanks from the Secretary to the Captains that got their result cards in early (sometimes even the same night).

He would also like to remind everyone that W.A.I.B.S  related texts should be restricted to after 0800 and before 2200 hrs. please.



Link to the High Breaks table here

Please note relegation places will depend on team entries for the forthcoming season.









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







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.