Nottinghamshire Billiards and Snooker Association

Intermediate Handicap

The 2019-20 Championships

The full draw for the competition this year is shown below. The deadlines by which matches in each round must be completed are:

For round 1 the top player of each pair is the home player. At the completion of each round we will make a random draw to assign which player is home and which is away in the next fixture.

Full Draw

Players in bold are the home players in each round. These are allocated as the first player in Round 1 and by random draw thereafter.

Round 1
2 Manfred Corbin vs Audie Miller
3 Terry Thompson vs Harvey Pabla
4 Ben Cooper vs Adam Hussain
5 Dan Moll vs James Robinson
6 Andy Teale vs Selina Dean
7 Dan Norton vs Nick Sharp
10 Fred Mulheron vs Robert Garratt
11 Steve Whitt vs Wayne Smith
12 Piotr Machon vs Toby Bowley
13 Patrick Hort vs Joe Major
14 David Casey vs Allen Shaw
15 Shaun Parkinson vs Mick Garratt
Round 2
17 Paul Bell vs Winner of match 2
18 Winner of match 3 vs Winner of match 4
19 Winner of match 5 vs Winner of match 6
20 Winner of match 7 vs Craig McMorran
21 Alan Caulton vs Winner of match 10
22 Winner of match 11 vs Piotr Machon
23 Winner of match 13 vs Winner of match 14
24 Winner of match 15 vs Kai Kong Tsang
QF
25 Winner of match 17 vs Winner of match 18
26 Winner of match 19 vs Winner of match 20
27 Winner of match 21 vs Winner of match 22
28 Winner of match 23 vs Winner of match 24
SF
29 Winner of match 25 vs Winner of match 26
30 Winner of match 27 vs Winner of match 28

The 2018-19 Intermediate Handicap

The 2019 Intermediate handicap was contested between Allen Shaw and Joe Major. With Joe attempting to retain the title he won last season and Al attempting to win the title in his first season. Plenty to play for. Al produced a strong performance on the night to run out a 3-0 winner. Full match report below.

L-R: Allen Shaw (2019 Intermediate Handicap Champion), Joe Major

Match Report

Frame 1: Joe Major 21 – 74 Allen Shaw

Both players taking a it easy in the opening exchanges, Al having a 21 point handicap advantage over Joe. After a number of safety shots the table starts to look difficult for scoring. Al, cueing well, settles the sooner potting a number of solid long balls to take a good 30 point lead with a few reds left. Joe trying hard to make inroads but with the reds safe it’s tough going. Al keeps things safe and then at the end makes a very solid 22 clearance.

Frame 2: Joe Major 41 – 63 Allen Shaw

Al’s long game again helping him secure this frame, pulling out some great pots and keeping control of the table. Joe, it has to be said, not getting the running, missing a few reds by millimetres, rattling the jaws and staying put over the pockets. Al takes the frame to be one away from his first NBSA title.

Frame 3: Joe Major 44 – 73 Allen Shaw

The balls more open this frame, Joe gets in with his first real scoring opportunity of the match so far — making 21 and having a red near a black pocket with black on the spot and all the reds in good positions he misses. Al steps up and makes a good contribution to keep in front, again playing good safety when running out of position. On the colours Al gets yellow and green to leave Joe needing snookers, Joe has several good attempts but Al eventually seals it with great pots on blue and pink to take the victory. 

Well played Al and congrats on your first NBSA title, hard luck Joe but a great effort to retain the trophy. 

Format and Rules

Rules

All tournaments will be played in accordance with the official rules of snooker as published by the WPBSA and IBSF.  The NBSA 3 miss rule will be played unless both pairs of competitors elect not to play it.

Submitting results

The WINNER of a match must submit the result at https://nbsa.uk

Restricted Entry

Entrants must possess an official NBSA player handicap of 0, 14, 21, 28, or 35.  All matches will be handicapped in accordance with the NBSA handicapping system.

Match duration

All rounds up to and including the semi-final will be best of 5 with the final being played to best of 7.

Match venue

Matches up to and including the semi-finals will be played at any venue of the home player’s choosing within the Nottinghamshire county boundary or at an NBSA affiliated club lying just outside the county boundary.  The final will be played at a neutral venue.

Referees

A referee will be provided for the final.

Deadline date

All matches must be played on or before the deadlines indicated in the draw.