Match 10 results –
Canton Libs A 5 v 0 Taff’s Well A
Canton Libs B w/o Savoy A
Cuesaders 3 v 2 Cathays Cons
South Wales Snooker 1 v 4 Mackintosh
Taff’s Well B 2 v 3 Senghenydd
Savoy B 3 v 2 Canton Libs Z
Park Club 3 v 2 Rumney British
Senghenydd produced the result of the week with a well-deserved 3-2 win at Taff’s Well B to take the champions’ unbeaten record, and close the gap on the top four.
Canton Libs B move up to 6th place after a cancellation by Savoy A gave them a 5-0 walkover win, meaning the Barry side lose ground on their rivals.
The Mackintosh are now clear at the top of the table after a 4-1 victory at South Wales Snooker, and they are closely followed by Canton Libs A who recorded an impressive 5-0 whitewash over Taff’s Well A.
The other matches were all close affairs as Park Club ended their losing streak as they beat Rumney British Legion 3-2, and Cuesaders defeated Cathays Cons by the same scoreline, whilst Savoy B continued their recent good form to win 3-2 at home to Canton Libs Z.
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Match 9 results –
Mackintosh 3 v 2 Canton Libs A
Taff’s Well A 3 v 2 Canton Libs B
Savoy A 3 v 2 Cathays Cons
Senghenydd 4 v 1 South Wales Snooker
Canton Libs Z 1 v 4 Taff’s Well B
Rumney British Legion 2 v 3 Savoy B
Park Club 2 v 3 Cuesaders
Alex Radford 44 (Park Club)
The week’s heavyweight clash was won by Mackintosh who beat Canton Libs A 3-2, but it was a match that pitted many of the top players in the individual rankings against each other. Kishan Hirani just maintained his perfect record by defeating Jason Hewitt on the black, whilst Spencer Symmons inflicted Ed Topham’s first defeat of the season. However, they lose their place at the top of the table to Taff’s Well B who had a good 4-1 win away to Canton Libs Z, with Rhys Carpenter continuing the only other perfect 9/9 record in the league.
The other member of the top 4 also won this week as Savoy A beat Cathays Cons 3-2, whilst Senghenydd won 4-1 against South Wales Snooker to consolidate fifth place. Taff’s Well A recorded their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory at home to Cathays Cons, and there was a second win in a row for Savoy B who won 3-2 at Rumney British Legion, whilst Cuesaders won 3-2 at Park Club, with a 44 break from Alex Radford being the highlight for the home team.
Match 8 results –
Canton Libs A 4 v 1 Senghenydd
Canton Libs B 1 v 4 Mackintosh
Cathays Cons 3 v 2 Taff’s Well A
Cuesaders 0 v 5 Savoy A
South Wales Snooker 0 v 5 Canton Libs Z
Taff’s Well B 5 v 0 Rumney British Legion
Savoy B 4 v 1 Park Club
Jason Hewitt 57 (Mackintosh)
James Llewellyn 41 (Taff’s Well B)
The top 4 teams continue to dominate the Premier League as they all recorded big wins this week. Mackintosh remain top after a 4-1 win at Canton Libs B, but are only one point ahead of their rivals.
Taff’s Well B are in second place on games won after an impressive win against an in-form Rumney British Legion 5-0, with Rhys Carpenter maintaining his 100% start to the season. Savoy A also recorded a whitewash away to Cuesaders, while Canton Libs A won 4-1 at home to Senghenydd.
The middle of the table is equally close as only one point separates 5 teams. Canton Libs Z made the biggest move up the table after winning 5-0 against South Wales Snooker, whilst Park Club lost 4-1 to Savoy B. Cathays Cons won the closest match of the week after defeating Taff’s Well A 3-2.
After almost a third of the season gone, the league is looking like being the closest for years in all areas of the table.
During a Malcolm Keenor Trophy match this week, a player missed the object ball twice when they could see it, leading them to be warned that they could lose the frame. The player thankfully duly hit the ball at the third attempt, but it lead to a discussion about what would happen if the frame had ended.
In case this was to happen, we thought it best to make a ruling to ensure fairness to both sides.
The player who wins the frame will be awarded the remaining points on the table to add to the frame score, e.g. 3 reds left would be 51 points, as it would be unfair for the frame to finish incomplete or lead to a 147 point win.