Senghenydd Extend Their Lead

Week 7 results –

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

Breaks

Dylan Emery 57 (Trecenydd Snooker)
Dan Bridle 52 (Senghenydd)
Jason Hewitt 50 (Mackintosh)
Terry Garland 46 (Fairwater Cons)
Graeme Prance 38 (Cuesaders)
Ed Topham 36 (Canton Libs)

Senghenydd have extended their lead at the top of Division One after an excellent 3-2 win at Taff’s Well, who now find themselves bottom of the Premier League after their fourth defeat in a row. Dan Bridle got Tony Palkowski’s side off to a flying start with some excellent positional play in registering a 52 break, and they quickly added two frames to take a 3-0 lead before Taff’s Well hit back to win the last two.

Fairwater, Mackintosh and Savoy all won away matches 3-2 this week to pull away at the summit of the Premier League, but all had to fight hard to record their victories showing just how competitive the league is this season. Fairwater remain top after they beat Cuesaders, with Terry Garland registering a 46 break, whilst Savoy won at Llandaff Warriors and Jason Hewitt was once again the star of Mackintosh’s win at Cathays Cons with a 50 break.

However, Dylan Emery recorded the highest break of the week with a 57 in Trecenydd Snooker’s 3-2 win at home to Canton Libs Z and Canton Libs B moved ahead of Taff’s Well at the foot of the Premier League table with a 4-1 victory over Rumney British Legion.

The Miss Rule

Given that the miss rule is an integral part of the game, we play it in our league. However, there is a wide range of refereeing experience amongst us, and so it is the responsibility of the home team captain to ensure that the rule is implemented consistently over the course of the five frames.

The definition in the WPBSA rules is –

A miss is when the cue ball fails to first contact a ball on, and the referee considers that the striker has not made a good enough attempt to hit a ball on.

Please remember that only a maximum of three misses can be called per visit, and as we are a social league we all want to play in a fair way, and so the following criteria has generally been used over the past few years and can be applied to the judging of a miss rule.

A miss is to be called when –

The striker can see the ball on.

The striker fails to reach the object ball.

The striker has a pack of reds to hit.

The striker can hit the object ball using one cushion.

The striker chooses a more difficult ball to hit, or chooses a more difficult route than necessary.

Please note that it is NOT acceptable for a person refereeing to decide not to apply the miss rule as it is a rule of the sport just like any other.

If you follow the above advice, and apply a reasonable amount of common sense, then we will have a consistent approach to what can be a difficult issue. However, please remember that the referee’s decision is final and absolute, and we ask that all players show respect to those officiating.

Mackintosh and Savoy lead the way

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Week 2 results –

GROUP A

Cathays Cons 2 v 3 Canton Libs B
Canton Libs Z 2 v 3 Senghenydd
Savoy 3 v 2 Trecenydd Snooker

GROUP B

Fairwater Cons 5 v 0 Cuesaders w/o
Taff’s Well 2 v 3 Mackintosh
Rumney British Legion 1 v 4 Llandaff Warriors

Breaks

Mike Watts 37 (Llandaff Warriors)

Savoy and Mackintosh are the leaders of Group A and Group B respectively after they both won 3-2 in the second round of matches in the Malcolm Keenor Trophy.

Group A is looking the closest after Savoy beat Trecenydd Snooker to move above Michelle Emery’s side in Group A, with Canton Libs B in third place after a 3-2 win at Cathays Cons after wins for James Wigmore, Rory Wigmore and James Facey, whilst Canton Libs Z drop down the table after a 3-2 home defeat to Senghenydd.

It’s looking like two teams from four in Group B with Mackintosh and Llandaff Warriors leading the way. Mackintosh were 3-0 up at Taff’s Well after wins for Khurram Khan, Jason Hewitt and Alan Hurley, but Rob Hayes and James Llewellyn won consolation frames to ensure they remain in contention for the top two places.

Llandaff continued their good form with a 4-1 win at Rumney British Legion with Mike Watts registering a 37 break, whilst Fairwater Cons moved into contention after a walkover victory over Cuesaders who failed to fulfil the fixture.

Fairwater Surge Continues

Week 6 results –

Canton Libs Z 4 v 1 Canton Libs B
Rumney British Legion 0 v 5 Cathays Cons
Mackintosh 4 v 1 Cuesaders
Savoy 5 v 0 Trecenydd Snooker
Senghenydd 4 v 1 Llandaff Warriors
Fairwater Cons 5 v 0 Taff’s Well

Breaks

Darren Gill 60 (Cathays Cons)
Richard Humphries 52 (Canton Libs Z)
Sam Thomas 44 (Savoy)
Lee Greening 37 (Savoy)

Fairwater Cons have opened up a three point lead at the top of Premier League after their third 5-0 win in four matches at home to Taff’s Well. The first frame proved to be crucial after Cardiff Open champion Rhys Carpenter lost on the black to Steve Flanagan, but Fairwater capitalised to comfortably win the next three before winning a close final frame to secure a decisive whitewash over one of their title rivals.

The stand-out frame of the week came in Barry as Sam Thomas beat Dylan Emery as champions Savoy moved up the table with a 5-0 win over Trecenydd Snooker, whilst Mackintosh remain second with a 4-1 over Cuesaders.

Senghenydd are the new leaders in Division One after a 4-1 win over in-form Llandaff Warriors, whilst Canton Libs Z move up to second place after beating Canton Libs B by the same scoreline. The individual performance of the week came at Rumney British Legion after Darren Gill’s 60 break was the highlight of Cathays Cons’ 5-0 victory, which moves them up to fourth place in the Premier League.

Fairwater beat the Mack to go top!

Week 5 results –

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

Breaks

Dylan Emery 89c (Trecenydd Snooker)
Jason Hewitt 60 (Mackintosh)
Mark Bennett 56 (Savoy)
Santinder Singh 36 (Llandaff Warriors)
Sam Thomas 35 (Savoy)

Fairwater Cons are top of the Premier League after beating Mackintosh 3-2 in a tense affair to move two points clear of their title rivals. Mackintosh started well with Jason Hewitt making a 60 break to win the opening frame to keep up his undefeated start to the season, but Ben Griffiths hit back to defeat Alan Hurley to level things up. The next two frames were shared to take it to a decider, with Luke Pitman winning to seal the victory and show that the race for the title is going to be an exciting and close battle this year.

The result of the season so far took place at Taff’s Well as Llandaff Warriors stormed to a 4-1 win to move up to second place in Division One. Santinder Singh joined Hewitt and Steve Flanagan in having the only 100% records in the league in winning the first frame, which was backed up by wins for Jason Veal and Ken Linsey to seal the victory. Things got worse for Taff’s Well as Chris Johnson made it 4-0 to the visitors before Rob Hayes won a consolation frame, but it wasn’t enough to spoil an outstanding night for the visitors, who are quickly establishing themselves as the most improved team in the league.

Cuesaders remain top of Division One with a 4-1 win over Rumney British Legion, whilst Senghenydd moved into

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