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Week 9 results

Mackintosh Sports P v P Canton Libs
Rumney British Legion 1 v 4 Taff’s Well
Cathays Cons 4 v 1 Cuesaders Z
Savoy 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons
Trecenydd Snooker 5 v 0 RBL Warriors
Mackintosh Snooker v Bye

Breaks

Dan Bridle 62 (Trecenydd Snooker)
Steffan Davies 50 (Fairwater Cons)
Twm Sion Jones 38 (Fairwater Cons)
Jason Summerhayes 37 (Savoy)

Fairwater Cons won a hard-fought victory away to Savoy this week to move back to the top of the Premier League as Mackintosh Sports’ match against Canton Libs had to be postponed. The reigning champions find themselves in a tight battle for the title this year and a visit to the 2018 & 2019 winners Savoy presented a challenge to Steve Flanagan’s side that they responded to well with a 3-2 win. They had to come from behind though as Mark Bennett retained his 100% record with a comfortable win over Shaun O’Connell registering a 34 break in the process to win the opening frame.

Savoy would have been confident of doubling their lead as two-time Cardiff Open champion Ryan Rowlands was up next, but a 38 break from Twm Sion Jones contributed to him winning the frame and levelling the match at 1-1. Some good long potting from Terry Garland then put Fairwater in front after beating Dave Hurn, before Ben Griffiths lost for the first time this season after an excellent performance and 37 break from Jason Summerhayes, and was enough to take the match to a brilliant decider and arguably the frame of the season so far. Geoff Sheppard took an early lead but Steffan Davies hit back with an excellent 50 break, before Sheppard responded with his second 20 break of the frame to take it to the colours and after potting the

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Mackintosh Win Battle at the Top

Week 8 results

Taff’s Well 1 v 4 Trecenydd Snooker
Canton Libs 3 v 2 Rumney British Legion
Fairwater Cons 1 v 4 Mackintosh Sports
Cuesaders Z 3 v 2 Savoy
Mackintosh Snooker 3 v 2 Cathays Cons
RBL Warriors v Bye

Breaks

Nick Jones 50 (Taff’s Well)
Graeme Prance 42 (Cuesaders Z)
Paul Chichester 39 (Cuesaders Z)
Ben Griffiths 37 (Fairwater Cons)

Mackintosh Sports made a big statement in the title race this week with a 4-1 win away to champions Fairwater Cons to move above them into first place in the table, and with a game in hand on their fellow title rivals. The match featured some of the CDSA’s biggest names and it was one of those and reigning Cardiff Open champion Jason Hewett who got his side off to the perfect start by beating Twm Sion Jones on the blue.

The next frame was pivotal in determining the outcome as two players well-known to the Welsh snooker scene faced off against each other. The Mack’s Alan Hurley made a strong start with a 31 to open but Fairwater’s Allan Morgan hit back with breaks of 27 and 31 to take control heading into the colours. The match was close as they got to the blue but Morgan missed a tough cut and Hurley cleared with blue, followed by a double on the pink to leave a straightforward black to make it 2-0.

Clive Marsh then sealed the victory with a comfortable win over Steffan Davies, before a 37 break from Ben Griffiths ensured Fairwater hit back to make it 3-1 leaving a crucial final frame, which Mackintosh’s captain Ronnie Allen won against Shaun O’Connell to take his side to the summit of the Premier League for the first time this season.

Canton Libs remain the only

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Hurley stars in Mackintosh win

Week 7 results

Mackintosh Sports 4 v 1 Cuesaders Z
Rumney British Legion 1 v 4 Fairwater Cons
Taff’s Well 2 v 3 Canton Libs
Cathays Cons 4 v 1 RBL Warriors
Savoy 3 v 2 Mackintosh Snooker
Trecenydd Snooker v Bye

Breaks

Alan Hurley 72 (Mackintosh)
Mark Bennett 56, 38 (Savoy)
Brian Rees 49 (Mackintosh)

Alan Hurley produced the individual performance of the week in the Cardiff and District Snooker League with a 72 break for Mackintosh Sports as they beat Cuesaders 4-1 to remain unbeaten after six matches. Mackintosh’s very strong top three of Hurley, Jason Hewitt and Brian Rees all won to put Mackintosh 3-0 ahead, with Rees registering a 49 break to continue his 100% record, before Ronnie Allen made it 4-0 with victory over Bill Bainton. However, they were denied the whitewash by Dave Reynolds whose debut season in the league continues to impress as he defeated Clive Marsh to make the scoreline 4-1.

Fairwater Cons continue to set the pace at the top of the table as they registered a win against Rumney British Legion, but they had to work hard against a side whose points total so far this season doesn’t reflect their performances. Twm Sion Jones opened up with a comfortable win over Albert Columbo, but Justin Behnan levelled things up with an excellent clearance from green to pink to win the frame. The champions were in trouble in the next as Ben Harding built a strong lead over Steffan Davies and the blue would have sealed it, but he went in-off to leave Davies the chance to clear and he made no mistake to make it 2-1. Rumney were ahead in the next as Anthony Parking was 20 points up on Shaun O’Connell but the Fairwater stalwart cleared to the blue

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Covid Update

Due to the recent Welsh Government Covid 19 update the CDSA has introduced the following safety measures that all teams must adhere to.

– Team members are advised to take a lateral flow test before matches.

– No food to be provided. Drinks can be bought from the opposing player to collect from the bar.

– Teams must have their own delegated seating areas when not playing, with a two metre distance from the opposing team, where possible.

– Players to sanitise hands before and after frames.

– Rule of six applies – only 6 players to attend away matches.

– Players cannot shake hands before or after match.

– Players to respect the two metre social distancing rule.

– Players to follow and adhere to rules of all clubs across the league.

Shocks Galore in Malcolm Keenor Trophy

Malcolm Keenor Trophy 1st round results

RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Savoy
Cathays Cons 3 v 0 Fairwater Cons
Mackintosh Snooker 1 v 3 Trecenydd Snooker
Mackintosh Sports 3 v 0 Canton Libs
Taff’s Well 3 v 2 Rumney British Legion
Cuesaders Z v Bye

Breaks

James Wigmore 41 (Canton Libs)

The first round of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy saw a night of shocks and close matches as the random draw and handicaps was a great leveller for players of all abilities.

Holders Trecenydd Snooker are safely through to the group stages after a 3-1 win away to Mackintosh Snooker, whilst Cathays Cons knocked out Premier League champions Fairwater Cons with a comfortable 3-0 win.

The 2019 winners Savoy are entering the Plate after losing 3-2 to RBL Warriors and Taff’s Well overcame Rumney British Legion by the same margin, and Mackintosh Sports maintained the only unbeaten record this season with a 3-0 win over Canton Libs.

The winning teams now enter a six-team group to decide the finalists for the Malcolm Keenor Trophy, with the five losing sides qualifying for the Plate competition.