Cup Finalists Confirmed

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Semi-Finals Second Leg

Mackintosh 2-3 Taff’s Well B
Taff’s Well B win 6-4 on aggregate

Savoy p v p Trecenydd Snooker

Plate Semi-Finals Second Leg

Rumney British Legion 4-1 Mackies Lost Boys
Rumney British Legion win 6-4 on aggregate

Senghenydd 2-0 Fairwater Cons
Senghenydd win 6-1 on aggregate

Taff’s Well B have progressed through to the Malcolm Keenor Trophy Final after a 3-2 win at Mackintosh gave them a 6-4 aggregate win.

Trailing 3-2 from the first leg, Mackintosh made a strong start by winning the first two frames to take a 4-3 lead after Alan Hurley and Khurram Khan beat Rob Hayes and Rhys Carpenter respectively. The pivotal moment of the whole tie came in the next frame where James Llewellyn overcame Jason Hewitt on the pink in a tense frame that got Taff’s Well back into the match. Tom Cross then put his side ahead with a victory over Ronnie Allen and then Kevin Brown ensured there would be no play-off after he beat Simon Parker to take Taff’s Well through to the final.

Rumney British Legion produced an excellent performance to beat reigning Plate champions Mackies Lost Boys 4-1 after trailing 3-2 from the first leg to clinch a place in the final 6-4 on aggregate. Rumney won the opening two frames before a 33 break from Jason Veal levelled the match at 4-4. An unusual scenario in the next resulted in a re-rack after Lost Boys’ Ken Linsey found himself stuck in the pack after potting a red. With no way out of the pack and all players agreeing an attempt at fouling by playing a shot in a direct line with a colour wasn’t an option, the frame restarted with Jason Summehayes putting Rumney ahead. Their place in the final was sealed

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Competition Finals

The dates for the competition finals are as follows, with all matches played at Taff’s Well Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

Please note that two are scheduled for Tuesdays and are subject to change –

Thursday 9th May

Cardiff Open Pairs

Tuesday 14th May

Cardiff Handicap Pairs

Thursday 16th May

Cardiff Handicap Singles

Thursday 23rd May

Malcolm Keenor Trophy

Tuesday 28th May

Plate Final

Thursday 30th May

Cardiff Open Singles

Savoy close in on title

Week 23 results –

Taff’s Well B 5 v 0 Cathays Cons
Savoy 3 v 2 Canton Libs Z
Fairwater Cons 4 v 1 Rumney British Legion
Senghenydd 2 v 3 Taff’s Well A
Mackintosh 4 v 1 Mackies Lost Boys
Trecenydd Snooker 3 v 2 Cuesaders
Canton Libs B v Bye

Savoy are looking odds-on to defend their Premier League title after a 3-2 win at home to Canton Libs Z left them 3 point clear of chasing Mackintosh with a game-in-hand, who cut the lead slightly after a 4-1 victory against Mackies Lost Boys. However, games are now running out for Ronnie Allen’s side who now need other teams to do them a favour as the league season draws to a close.

Taff’s Well B got their pursuit of the runners-up spot with a 5-0 win over Cathays Cons and find themselves 5 points behind with a game-in-hand on the last day of the season.

The other matches this week saw Fairwater Cons win 4-1 against Rumney British Legion, Trecenydd beat Cuesaders 3-2 and Taff’s Well A edge a 3-2 win away to Senghenydd.

Cardiff Open Semi-Finalists

The Cardiff Open’s semi-finalists have been finalised and the draw is as follows –

Ryan Rowlands (Savoy) v Tom Cross (Taff’s Well B)

Rhys Carpenter (Taff’s Well B) v James Facey (Canton Libs B)

Matches are best of five with the winners competing in the final at Taff’s Well on Thursday 30th May.

Week of tight matches in the CDSA

Week 22 results –

Cathays Cons 2 v 3 Mackintosh
Canton Libs Z 3 v 2 Taff’s Well B
Fairwater Cons 2 v 3 Savoy
Mackies Lost Boys 3 v 2 Senghenydd
Taff’s Well A 2 v 3 Trecenydd Snooker
Cuesaders 2 v 3 Canton Libs B
Rumney British Legion v Bye

Breaks

Mark Bennett 49 (Savoy)
Jason Hewitt 49 (Mackintosh)
Ryan Rowlands 40 (Savoy)

The competitiveness of the CDSA was illustrated this week as every match was decided by the odd frame at 3-2.

Savoy maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League with a win at Fairwater, whilst Mackintosh stay in touch after winning at Cathays Cons.

Canton Libs B are edging closer to the Division One title after winning at Cuesaders, although Canton Libs Z remain in touch after a victory over Taff’s Well B, and will be hoping to take advantage of Canton B’s bye next week when they visit Savoy.

Trecenydd won at Taff’s Well A, whilst Mackies Lost Boys registered their third win in four weeks with a victory against Senghenydd, who look odds-on to finish bottom of the Premier League.

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