Saville holds his nerve to claim Presidents Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:01 18 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:01 18 February 2016

Peter Saville receives the Presidents Cup trophy from club official Sarah Todd

Peter Saville receives the Presidents Cup trophy from club official Sarah Todd

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Peter Saville has been crowned Saffron Walden Snooker Club's Presidents Cup champion after a 2-1 final victory in the 27-strong tournament.

Saville beat Mark Halls in the finale of the handicap singles best-of-three-frames event, sponsored by Bullet Brickwork UK Ltd, to take the first prize of £80.

Being virtually a scratch final, Halls received a one-point headstart and in the first frame produced his best of the day, potting everything in sight to rapidly take it by a margin of over 50 points.

Saville responded with a consistent display of potting in the second to draw level and then displayed some solid snooker to take the title 2-1.

Halls received the consolation of the £40 runners-up prize which he has donated to charity.

Both losing semi-finalists, Steve Stalley and Richard Malyon, each received £20.

Players who were knocked out in their first round were granted free entry into the Plate tournament with one frame being played in each round including the final.

Sixteen players entered, with Adam Ingram and Bob Fox advancing to the final.

Ingram won the one-frame shootout with a break of 46 to add the Presidents Cup Plate title to his many singles titles.

For those who didn’t manage success on the snooker tables, a chance to go home with a raffle prize still offered some consolation, and just before the semi-finals, the draw took place.

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