2018 EBss Billiards season events
Event 1 :- EAST OF ENGLAND OPEN. 6th/7th January 2018
VENUE: CAMBRIDGE SNOOKER CENTRE
Coldhams Road, Cambridge. CB1 3EW 01223 249661
Event 2:- CENTRAL ENGLAND OPEN. 3rd/4th March 2018
VENUE: NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE SNOOKER CENTRE.
Derby Road.Clay Cross. S45 9AG 01246 866346.
Event 3:- SOUTHERN ENGLAND OPEN. 7th/8th April 2018
VENUE: SHIRLEY & MILBROOK CONSERVATIVE CLUB.
Anglesea Road. Southampton. SO15 5QJ. 02380 322005.
Event 4:- CHANNEL ISLANDS OPEN. 4th/5th/6th May 2018
VENUE: FIRST TOWER BILLIARDS & SNOOKER CLUB.
Le Routes Es Noaux . St Helier. Jersey. JE2 4ZJ 01534 724115.
A meal will be arranged at each venue on the Saturday evening.
Hotel accommodation and Meal arrangements will be on the web-site nearer the times.
The Entry fee for Each event will be £30.00 .
Please let Clive know which events you will be attending and payment should be made to Clive prior to the event by either Cash– Cheque or BACS .
Bank Account details:-
Sort Code 52–41–29 Account Number 00210862.
If wishing to pay by Cheque please send to
58 Shakespeare Way
Norfolk. NR8 6SL 01603 860298 (Evenings)
THE SOUTHAMPTON OPEN
SAT–& SUNDAY 8TH—9TH APRIL 2017
THE ENTRY LIST FOR THE SOUTHAMPTON OPEN AS FOLLOWS
28 PLAYERS UP TO NOW AND LOOKING STRONG.
G.Heys . R. De La Haye. M.Le Gallais. J.Hoad.
H.Smith. P.Gilchrist. B.Yeo. E.Fielding.
M.Hill . T.Azor. J.Mullane. S.Allen.
T.Thorn. M.Kunzi. I.Beglan. J.Fletcher.
D.Jones. J.Wyman. D.White. M.Thatcher.
K.Lowe. D.Wells. P.Johnson. A.Aldridge.
C.Bishop. M.Willis. B.Harvey. T.Hughes
GROUP A M.KUNZI M.HILL. D.WHITE. M.GALLAIS.
GROUP B D.JONES. C.BISHOP. G.HEYS. D.WELLS.
GROUP C S.ALLEN. P.JOHNSON. T.THORN. T.AZOR.
GROUP D J.WYMAN. K.LOWE. T.ALDRIDGE. M.WILLIS.
GROUP E J.HOAD. R.DE.LA.HAYE. B.YEO. I.BEGLAN.
GROUP F B.HARVEY. E.FIELDING. H.SMITH. J.FLETCHER.
GROUP G M.THATCHER. P.GILCHRIST. T.HUGHES. J.MULLANE.
Matches will start at 10.00am , two will qualify from each group plus the two best losers overall from all groups.
Some nice Billiards played over the weekend with some 100+ breaks and lots of 50+ in the group stages.
THE MAIN COMP
The quarters produced a few good games with
John Hoad getting beat by the eventual winner John Mullane 406—101.
Peter Gilchrist beating Trevor Thorn 584(101,64,120,193)–130.
Terry Azor beating Guy Heys 212–97.
Brian Harvey beating James Fletcher 211–171.
Then in the Semi’s
J.Mullane Beat P Gilchrist 247 (61)— 235 (61,53)
B.Harvey Beat T.Azor. 235—166 (54)
The Final saw
J.Mullane Beat B.Harvey 367 (96,142)–141.
THE PLATE COMP
The semi’s saw a new player to our matches in
Chris Bishop beating Tony Aldridge 234 (52)— 120.
Peter Johnson beating Richard De La Haye . 177—154
C.Bishop Beat P.Johnson 149–106.
A wonderful weekend of Billiards was marred by the sad news that Eddie & Joyce had an accident on the way to Southampton and could not make it They are both well after the ordeal and we wish them both good health and a speedy recovery from their mishap.
The MAIN £ PLATE £
Winner J.Mullane 290.00 C.Bishop 70.00
R/UP B.Harvey 170.00 P.Johnson 40.00
Semi’s T.Azor 85.00 R.De La Haye 15.00
– P.Gilchrist 85.00 T.Aldridge 15.00
Qtrs J.Fletcher 20.0
– G.Heys 20.00
- T.Thorn 20.00
- J.Hoad 20.00
H/Brk P.Gilchrist 25.00 C.Bishop 10.00
Sponsors 450.00 Main 735.00
26x£30 780.00 Plate 150.00
- Prnt/papr/Ink 15.00
- Club Lights 30.00
- TD/Refs 240.00
- D/Fund 60.00
- D/r 1230.00
- 1230.00 C/r 1230.00
A massive big thank you to all who attended and to our sponsors. Terry Azor sorted out a restaurant on the Saturday night and was superb The whole weekend was enjoyed by all and we just hope that such a lovely club becomes a venue on our calendar
ENTRY LIST 30 Players .
Mark Hill. Guy Heys. Chris Coumbe. Bob Williams.
Peter Johnson. Eddie Fielding. John Mc Intyre. Chris Ellis.
Bem French. Rob Hall Dave Wells. Terry Azor.
Dave Nicholls. Brian Harvey. Howard Smith. Richard De La Haye.
Aaron Canavan. Gary Britton. Martin Le Gallais. Robert Le Moel.
Lee Travers. Robbie Kilpatrick. David Bradner. Mel Willis.
Ross Symes. Nathan Mann. Byron. Le Cornu. Malcolm Malzard.
Peter Allen. Tom Hughes.
Main Competition after the above 16 in red qualifiers
G.Heys. 147 V B.French. 230 (67)
A.Canavan 253 (109) V T.Azor. 163
R.Symes. 223 V B. Le Cornu 114
E.Fielding. 165 V B.Harvey. 181
N.Mann. 234 (62,51) V D.Brabner. 124
J.Mc Intyre 118 V R.Hall. 445 (52,63,69)
D.Nichols. 507 (71,87,134) V T.Hughes. 33
P.Allen. 180 V R. Kilpatrick. 151
R.Hall. 306 (83.91) V N.Mann. 168
D.Nichols. 325 (62,135 uf) V A.Canavan. 169
B.French. 216 (50) V P.Allen. 139
B.Harvey. 255 (75) V R.Symes. 263 (57
R.Hall. 364 (216,150 uf) V D.Nichols. 187 (137)
R.Symes. 175 V B.French. 181
R.Hall. 513 (334,73) V B.French. 96
Congratulations Rob and all done with an injured hand eh?
M.Hill V Bye
M.Willis 161 V C.Coumbe. 233
L.Travers 104 V C.Ellis 199
M.Le Galliais 155 V R.De La Haye. 132
P.Johnson. 115 V D.Malzard. 190 (76)
D.Wells. 268 V P.Smith. 96
B.Williams. 114 V H.Smith. 112
R.Le Moel. V Bye.
M.Hill. 94 V C.Coumbe 282 (113)
C.Ellis. 139 V M.Le Galliais. 174
D.Malzard. 210 V D.Wells. 120
R.Williams. 100 V R.Le Moel. 133
C.Coumbe. 170 V M.Le Galliais. 184
D.Malzard. 169 V R.Le Moel. 121
M.Le Galliais. 202 V D.Malzard. 114
Congratulations Martin well played
A WONDERFUL WEEKENDS BILLIARDS BY ALL PLAYERS AND REFEREES
ONCE AGAIN THE JERSEY BOYS DID THEIR RUNNING AROUND FERRYING PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS TO THE VENUE AND AND THE AIRPORT TRIPS WHILST THE JERSEY GIRLS DID THEIR WONDERFUL SANDWICH ROUTINE RUN AROUND.
I HOPE YOU JERSEY BOYS AND GIRLS REALISE JUST HOW MUCH THESE THINGS ARE APPRECIATED BY US FROM ACROSS THE CHANNEL AND HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE THAT YOU DO THESE THINGS FOR FREE AND FROM THE KINDNESS OF YOUR HEARTS AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT FUTURE YEARS SOME SORT OF FUND SHOULD BE THERE TO HELP OUT A LITTLE.
BUT FOR NOW WE CAN SAY ONE HELL OF A BIG BIG THANK YOU.
The Main £ The Plate £
Winner R.Hall 300.00 M.Le Gallais 90.00
R/Up B.French 150.00 D.Malzard. 45.00.
Semi R.Symes 80.00 R.Le Moel 25.00
Semi D.Nichols 80.00 C.Coumbe. 25.00
Quarters N.Mann 50.00
Last 16 G.Heys 30.00
B.Le Cornu 30.00
J.Mc Intyre 30.00
H/Break R.Hall (334) 20.00 C.Coumbe (113) 10.00
Printing/D.fund & Parking 85.00
Entries & Sponsorship’s C/R 1500.00
THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN
3RD E.B.S.S CLAY CROSS
4th and 5th March 2017
A meal has been arranged at the club on the Saturday Night
Due to a shortage of hotels in Clay Cross no Hotel accommodation has been arranged.
Details for Clive are listed below.
£30.00 . Entry list so far
D.Rees. G.Heys. B.French. P.Gilchrist. M.Hill.
G.Jones. D.Wells. B.Harvey. S.Stokes. G.Guest.
R.Hall. C.Ellis. E.Fielding. J.Mullane. T.Azor.
M. White. G.Norman. C.Taylor.
J.Mullane (150) 412———– B.Harvey 150
T.Azor 270———–B.French 124
R.Hall (93,83,53,89) 373———–G.Heys 120
R.Hall. (141,127,54) 423————–J.Mullane(56) 158
P.Gilchrist(56,62,58 ) 374————–T.Azor 173.
Peter moved up a gear or two with a 518 break against Rob who had an 84 towards the end, A great final and a great world class break.
Both players just went into exhibition stuff and entertained with some fantastic all round cannons.
Eddie Fielding won the plate beating Dave Wells 214—87.
MAIN 16 entries £30.00 (£480.Sponsorship £400.) PLATE
Winner P.Gilchrist £240.00 E.Fielding £50.00
R/Up R.Hall £120.00 D.Wells £30.00
Semi J.Mullane £ 60.00 S.Stokes £10.00
T.Azor £60.00 C.Ellis £10.00
Qrts B.French £20.00
H/Brk P.Gilchrist £20.00
Main £580.00 £100.00
development fund £50.00
Entries Cr £880.00
A Great weekends Billiards and a most enjoyable time for all ,This weekend was what it’s all about
East of England open at the Cambridge Snooker Centre Coldhams road on sat 14th & 15th Jan 2017.
A meal has been arranged at the club on Saturday night.
To enter send payment in either cash, cheque or BACS to Clive Scott
Bank account details
Sort code 52-41-29
Account number 00210862
Guy Heys –Gary Norman–Dave Bentinck–Peter Gilchrist
John McIntyre–Greg English–Kevin Payne–Nalin Patel
Frank Trainor–Bem French–Rob Hall–Nathan Mann
Eddie Fielding–Chris Taylor–Peter Shelley–T.French
Dave Nichols–Arthur Winn–Ron Agnew—M.Hill.
Mick White–Peter Johnson–Gaye Jones.
The Group Draw has been made
P.Gilchrist D.Nichols E.Fielding F.Trainor P.Johnson.
J.Mc Intyre N.Mann B. French R.Agnew K.Payne.
G.Norman P.Shelley T.French R.Hall.
A.Winn M.White G. English C.Taylor.
D.Bentinck G.Heys G.Jones N. Patel. M.Hill.
Saturday 10.00 am for a start at 10.30 am
Best of luck to all players and have a great weekends BILLIARDS
FOUR DOUBLE CENTURIES TO DAY IN THE GROUP STAGES AND THE DRAW FOR THE LAST SIXTEEN BRINGS TOGETHER SOME AWESOME LAST 16 MATCHES.
1. F.Trainor 207 V A. Winn 219
2. M.White 198 V J.Mc Intyre 168
3. G.Jones 114 V G.Heys 192
4. P.Shelley 67 V R.Hall 513(82,53,62,238)
5. N.Patel 154(63) V P.Gilchrist 532(54,169,85,83unf)
6. B.French 144 V G.Norman 254
7. C.Taylor 213(52) V D.Nicholls 202(54,52)
8. G.English 151 V N.Mann 190(50)
What a draw Thanks to Peter Johnson and Chris Ellis for making the Draw.
All the remaining players are in the Plate and contested over 1 hour
LAST 8 MAIN DRAW —–DRAW AFTER EACH SESSION
R.HALL 388 (73,212) V P.GILCHRIST 178(85)
G.NORMAN 171 (58) V N.MANN 244(51)
A.WINN 164 V C.TAYLOR 167
G.HEYS 166 V M.WHITE 181(59)
DRAW LAST 16 PLATE ——- PLATE DRAW WILL RUN AS IT STANDS I HOUR
D.BENTINCK 79 V D.NICHOLLS 467(50,69,61)
T.FRENCH 174 V G.JONES 110
R.AGNEW 175 V F.TRAINOR 284
E.FIELDING 269 (63) V K.PAYNE 93
P.SHELLEY 130 V J.Mc INTYRE 214
P.JOHNSON 167(60) V G.ENGLISH 237
N.PATEL 323 (83unf) V B.FRENCH 143
MAIN—SEMI FINALS (DRAW) FINAL 1.1/2 Hour
R.HALL 335 (196) V C.TAYLOR 211 (110) R.HALL 585 (103,92,126,154)
M.WHITE 140 V N.MANN 152 N.MANN 237 (52,53UNF)
Referee Phil Brooke
PLATE ALL MATCHES OVER 1 Hour
LAST 8 SEMI FINALS
M.HILL 102 V D.NICHOLLS 456(104) D.NICHOLS 478 V F.TRAINOR 103
T.FRENCH 149 V F.TRAINOR 253 E.FIELDING 192(64uf) V N.PATEL 267(54,66)
E.FIELDING 189(54)V J.Mc INTYRE 172(75)
G.ENGLISH 172 V N.PATEL 301
N.PATEL 321 (103,53,53,62) V D.NICHOLS 205 Referee Chris Ellis
MAIN £ PLATE £
Winner 330.00 R.Hall 80.00 N.Patel
Run/Up 160.00 N.Mann 40.00 D.Nichols
Semi’s 80.00 M.White 20.00 F.Trainor
Semi’s 80.00 C.Taylor 20.00 E.Fielding
Qrt’s 40.00 G.Heys
Qrt’s 40.00 A.Winn
Qrt’s 40.00 G.Norman
Qrt’s 40.00 P.Gilchrist
H/Break 30.00 P.Gilchrist 10.00 D.Nichols
200.00 M.White TD/Refs 200.00
200.00 Prnt/ink 14.00
100.00 Main 840.00
64.00 Raffle Plate 170.00
690.00 23 X £30.00 C/F Development Fund 30.00
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH ROB AND NALIN ON WINNING THEIR RESPECTIVE FINALS AND ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS FOR MAKING IT WONDERFUL WEEKENDS BILLIARDS.
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD BILLIARDS
Thank you to all the referees and a big thank you to Tony Carr at the Cambridge Snooker Club for helping to make it a wonderful weekend of Billiards.
All the best regards
Have a happy 2017 to all billiard players and Officials
All four venues have now been sorted and confirmed with clubs.
The first event was held at the Cambridge Snooker Club on the Sat–Sun 16th –17th January 2016.
World Champ Beaten in the White Roofing Sponsored “Cambridge Open” at the Cambridge Snooker Club.
Chris Taylor Beats Peter Gilchrist in a Superb final over 1-1/2 hrs
Peter started with a 239 break with Chris responding with a 75 then 65 and with 25 mins to go Chris makes a decisive 161 break and held on even though Peter had a few chances towards the end.
Peter played some wonderful matches in the group stages and also scoring 1004 and 1044 in the 1-1/2hr matches against Eddie Fielding and Guy Hays.
All matches played over 1 hour.
The Plate was won by Nigel Hackett beating Peter Johnson 290–110.
The Superb meal on Saturday night was at the Club and a massive thanks goes out to Tony Carr ( Cambridge Snooker Club) for all he and his staff did to make it a great weekend.
Massive thanks go to all the Referees who helped out over the weekend we would all be lost without you and the players who helped out with your duties.
Perter Cooper–John Squires–Terry Maynard and Phil Brooke
The second will be held at the Queensway Snooker Club on the Sat–Sun 5th–6th March 2016.
Hotel Arrangements for the people staying over at Rochedale have been made in the ROYAL DOLBY HOTEL . Main Road . Rochedale .OL 11 3 HF . 01706861861.
Single £65.00 Twin /Double £75.00 Bed & Full English Breakfast Please quote( Clive ) Billiards when booking. The Saturday Nights meal is also at the hotel and is priced at Approx £17.00
A £50.00 Highest break prize is already on the list for this event.
Payment must be sent to Clive Scott,58 Shakespere Way,Taverham, Norwich. NR86SL. 01603 860298
No REFUNDS as this would alter prize monies and entry fees
Hope to see all your smiling faces for what will be a great weekend of
The third will be held at the Shirley & Millbrook Conservative Club Southampton. on the
Sat–Sun 9th–10th April 2016.
The forth will be held at the Tower Billiard & Snooker Club in St Helier , Jersey on the
Thur—Sun 5th–8th May 2016.
There will be a get together meal arranged at each of the venues on the Saturday Night .
The entry fee for each event is £30.00 and payment can be made as a single payment to cover all or as many events as required.
Payment by cash or cheque and made payable to Clive Scott.
Please enclose the full address and post code and contact details when making payment.
No refunds , A flyer will be available soon and if you have any queries please contact Clive on Either E-Mail or phone
Best of Billiards to all and hope to see your smiling faces
The Manchester Open
The event was won by Rob Hall who played well all weekend setting the highest Break of 148 in the round robin stages. Despite the snow and frost and winter vomiting bug which kept a couple of players away we had a decent attendance with lots of local players entering, some for the first time.
There were some good results for the local players with 84 year old Ray Hobman from the Bury league getting to the last 16 and Trevor Smith reaching the plate final.
Mathew Peaker from the Huddersfield league also played really well this weekend with some really flowing all round play taking him to the final with a string of breaks his highest being 88.
In the Final he was overwhelmed by Rob Hall who seemed to switch up a gear knocking in string of break to win 428 (102,95,70,82,79) – 77
Entry is now open for our next event at Chris Taylor’s Q Club in Boston on the 6th – 8th March 2015.
Payment can be made online or directly to Chris
The EB-Series Event Dates for 2015 are now finalised and all events are confirmed.
The Boston Open 6TH -7TH–8TH March 2015 (Confirmed)
This Venue will as always be at
The Q Club (Chris Taylor’s)
More information on the Hotel accommodation will follow soon.
The Southampton Open 18TH–19TH April 2015(Confirmed)
The Shorley&Millbrook Cons club
22 Anglesea Road
SO 155 QJ
JERSEY Open 7TH–8TH–9TH–10TH May 2015 ( Confirmed )
This Venue will again be one of your favourites as
I understand that Aonghus would like to team up with Clive in a duo on stage ( WOW)
The Hotel accommodation will once more be at
The Hampshire Hotel and the Venue will be in
The Tower Billiards & Snooker Club
All the Jersey results and accounts for the 2015 Venue Will be put on the site as soon as I get back from the IRISH OPEN -EUROPEAN OPEN
The Jersey Joint venture to-gether with the EABA and the Jersey B&S Association took place at the First Tower Billiards club in St Helier on Fri -Sat and Sunday 9th–11th May 2014.
A very competative competition with 32 entries in 8 groups of 4 players see result on results page.
Clive brought over 12 top class referees to assist him in his duties and even though some referees played in the competition we had other players wanting to ref which made light work of the duties.
A massive big thanks go’es out to the First Tower -Jersey B&S for their Welcome and Hospitality they gave to all involved and even putting Players up in their own homes , the constant taxi service both too and from the airport , the Jersey ladies making sandwiches and pies at lunch times, even to the Jersey B&S Prize giving Presentation night raffle letting our guys take home some of the prizes ie: Dave Smith jun £300.00 —Chris Ellis winning a hand spliced Cue & Case with extensions etc worth in excess of £200. And finally how can you top the evenings out 40+ on the social nights out and the Buffet night with a fantastic duo of Aonghus & Clive as a double act if you did not attend that night then let me tell you it was your loss because I have never seen so many people crying with laughter, We all know how entertaining Aonghus is but Clive had them rolling in the isles.
Thank you Guy and your committee for all the hard work over the last year.
THANK YOU JERSEY
EB-Series is an informal organisation formed by a group of players to promote and arrange weekend Billiard Events. Most of the players in these events will be familiar with previous events from the now defunct EBOS series and World Billiards. These were held over a period of 5 years and involved great Billiards but mixed with a great Social aspect off the table. Since the take over of these events by World Billiards it has been felt by many players that these events have lost the social side of the game.
As many players attended these events without any hope of winning them, but instead enjoyed all aspects of the game and had a great social evening and fun weekend, players had missed these events and a group of these decided to attempt to bring back this social side of the game and in addition play some billiards as well.
There were many aspect to the old series which were great but also many silly rules which began to stop players entering the events such as being tied to certain hotels, bad seeding etc. We aim to ensure that these events are as rule free as possible.
- They will be open to all players regardless of ability, age disability etc.
- All money taken as entry money will be paid out in cash on the Sunday of the Event
- No Hotel Rules – we will suggest a hotel nearby but not force you to stay there
- Rules just sensible ones agreed by the players
- Rules set by the promoter of the event but sensible ones enforced the the fair play rules set by the Tournament Director
- Clive Scott had agreed to be TD in as many events as possible
- There will be no committee as such in a formal structure, it will simply be people wanting to help and get on with it
- At the moment people helping out in no particular order include Clive Scott – TD, Tom Hughes -website updates, Jamies Barker – Logo design, Felix Knoll – Website graphic, Peter Stanyer – website Design, Rob Hall, Bem French , Chris Taylor. I will update this list with everyone else when I get chance. This is not a committee.
- No crazy complicated draws No Seeding simple draw out of the hat on the day, You may be in a group of death or an easy group but no one can complain except to Clive and his unfavourable hat.
- No broken promises – we hope not but you cannot please everyone all the time
- We aim to promote Billiards as a sport and NOT be affiliated with any other group. We will Not compete with any other group and always try to hold our events so they do not conflict with another event. We hope to keep our calendar online and as accurate as possible. We wish that all our players still enter and play in all the other events such as EABA, WBL, EASB to support this wonderful game.
- We have no sponsors but hope that people will support us on an event by event basis. So if you wish to sponsor the high break or 10 shot or supply a cup please do so it will be much appreciate and well received