Saffron Walden Snooker Club crown new Memorial Cup champion

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:00 03 December 2015

Saffron Snooker Club Memorial Cup winner Andy Marshall with league secretary Simon Chapman

Saffron Snooker Club Memorial Cup winner Andy Marshall with league secretary Simon Chapman

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Andy Marshall has been crowned Memorial Cup winner at Saffron Walden Snooker Club, beating Spike Braybrooke in the final.

The tournament, held annually to remember league players that are sadly no longer with the club,

brings 19 league players together for round-robin handicapped singles. Players are split into two groups with a time limit of 30 minutes for each round. The top two from each group progressing into the semi-finals.

Marshall progressed from Group B with a game to spare, having beaten all before him including Braybrooke who just scraped through to the last four.

Group A was heavily contested with three players tied on six frames but in the end Tom Sawyer and Rob Spackman advanced.

In the best-of-three frame final four clashes, Braybrooke comfortably saw off Sawyer 2-0 while Marshall hit the highest break of the day (49) to come from a frame down to beat Spackman in a nail-biting decider.

With both Braybrooke and Marshall in good form this looked to be a good matchup, but Marshall, with a handicap of five, prevailed 2-0.

Tickets for next month’s Masters Snooker championship were auctioned, donated by the league.

Thanks to Paul Capdeville’s winning bid of £50 to be donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance and also to Dan Lewis, Simon Chapman and Phil Chapman for running the tournament.

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