Semi-final Spots Decided

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Match 5 Report

Group A
Caerphilly Cons 2 v 3 The Cons
Canton Libs 2 v 3 Mackintosh Snooker
Rumney British Legion v Bye

Group B
Taff’s Well 3 v 2 Fairwater Cons
RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Roath Cons
Fairwater Cons Mack v Bye

The semi-finals in the Malcolm Keenor Trophy and CDSA Plate have been decided after a very tense night in all four group matches. Taff’s Well have won Group B after they defeated Fairwater Cons 3-2, with RBL Warriors just falling short of a semi spot after they could only manage a 3-2 win against Roath Cons. Fairwater Cons Mack take the other place in the last four where they face Rumney British Legion who had already won Group A with the only 100% record in the competition.

Both sides went into this match knowing only a win would do and Taff’s Well made a strong start after Rob Hayes won an entertaining opening frame on the colours against Twm Sion Jones. The longest frame of the night saw Ian Purnell edge a close frame against Steffan Davies, with Purnell winning after an excellent blue saw him dislodge the pink from the side cushion and he cleared to make it 2-0. Kevin Brown made a very good start in the next against Rob McKenna to establish a 30-point lead and was still comfortably ahead on the colours, but a superbly-laid snooker on the pink was missed by Brown and McKenna cleared to keep his side in the match. Fairwater were buoyed by that win and Shaun O’Connell made a very good break early on against Rhys Carpenter to move into a sizeable lead, but the former Cardiff Open winner hit back to take the frame to the colours, with O’Connell potting the blue

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Champions Close in on the Title

Week 16 results

Fairwater Cons Mack 5 v 0 Roath Cons
Canton Libs 1 v 4 Mackintosh Snooker
Rumney British Legion 2 v 3 The Cons
Taff’s Well 4 v 1 RBL Warriors
Fairwater Cons 3 v 2 Caerphilly Cons

Breaks

Jimmy Llewellyn 44 (Taff’s Well)
James Facey 38 (Canton Libs)
Luke Haines 37 (Canton Libs)
Jason Hewett 36 (Fairwater Cons Mack)
Brian Rees 35 (Fairwater Cons Mack)

Fairwater Cons Mack have taken a big step towards retaining their Premier League title after a 5-0 win against Roath Cons meant they extended their lead over their rivals to eight points with only four games remaining. They were made to work hard against an improving Roath side though, who were competitive in most of the frames, but Jason Hewett comfortably won the opener versus Phil Storer, which included a 36 break. Alan Hurley and Khurram Khan both won on the colours against Rob Reid and Clive Marsh respectively to make it 3-0 before Ronnie Allen beat Alan Wright in a close frame and a 35 break from Brian Rees completed the whitewash against Lee Cornock.

Last season’s runners-up Fairwater Cons are in joint-second place following a 3-2 victory at home to in-form Caerphilly Cons, although they were behind early on as Dan Bridle maintained his excellent form as he defeated Steffan Davies. Twm Sion Jones levelled the match with a win against Dai Rideout, before Terry Garland beat Mike Pardoe to make it 2-1. Shaun O’Connell’s victory over Ieuan Simms sealed the win, but Ciaran Paul won the final frame against Steve Flanagan to keep Caerphilly in with a chance at the top of Division One.

Taff’s Well are level with Fairwater after an excellent 4-1 win against RBL Warriors, who will be now focusing on securing a semi-final spot in

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The Cons Lead Div One Race

Week 15 results

Fairwater Cons Mack 4 v 1 Rumney British Legion
The Cons 4 v 1 Canton Libs
Mackintosh Snooker 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons
Caerphilly Cons 1 v 4 RBL Warriors
Taff’s Well 3 v 2 Roath Cons

Breaks

James Facey 52 (Canton Libs)
Ryan Bowgen 40 (The Cons)
Jason Hewett 40, 38 (Fairwater Cons Mack)

The Cons have moved to the top of Division One after an excellent 4-1 win against Canton Libs, to put them two points ahead of title rivals Caerphilly Cons. However, the first frame featured the individual highlight of the week for Canton as James Facey’s 52 break helped him beat Dan Wardle. A break of 40 was enough to see Ryan Bowgen level the match with victory over Luke Haines, before Dave Standage’s close win against Ed Topham saw The Cons take the lead. Martyn Evans then sealed the win after defeating James Wigmore, with Darren Gill beating Tony Chick in the last frame.

Caerphilly have lost ground after they were beaten 4-1 at home to in-form RBL Warriors, who move up to fourth in the Premier League. However, they had to come from behind after the only undefeated player in the league Dan Bridle won the opening frame against Mike Watts, before Dave Richards made it 1-1 after defeating Mike Pardoe. Jason Veal’s win over Ciaran Paul put the his side ahead, before Chris Johnson sealed the win after he beat Dai Rideout, followed by Nural Khan’s win over Ieuan Simms to finish off an excellent night’s work for the Warriors.

At the top of the Premier League, Fairwater Cons Mack extended their lead after they won 4-1 versus Rumney British Legion, whereas title rivals Fairwater Cons and Taff’s Well both managed 3-2 victories. Ronnie Allen’s side were 1-0 down though

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Fairwater Cons Mack Extend Lead

Week 14 results

Roath Cons 1 v 4 Rumney British Legion
Canton Libs 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons Mack
Taff’s Well 1 v 4 Caerphilly Cons
RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Mackintosh Snooker
Fairwater Cons 2 v 3 The Cons

Breaks

Rob McKenna 60 (Fairwater Cons)

Fairwater Cons Mack have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League after a tense 3-2 win away to Canton Libs, but they had to come from behind after Ed Topham defeated Brian Rees. Jason Hewett levelled the match after beating Luke Haines, but James Facey restored Canton’s lead with victory over Alan Hurley. Khurram Khan’s win against Rory Wigmore restored parity at 2-2, but Ronnie Allen won a high-scoring, closely-fought frame against James Wigmore to seal a crucial win for his side in the race for the title.

Fairwater’s derby rivals Fairwater Cons suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat at home to The Cons, with Mike Rathkey winning the opening frame against Steve Flanagan. Rob McKenna produced the individual highlight of the week with a 60 break against Darren Gill to make it 1-1, but Dan Wardle restored The Cons’ lead with a win versus Terry Garland. Steffan Davies levelled the match for his side after beating Dave Earls, but Dave Standage won it for The Cons after defeating Shaun O’Connell.

Caerphilly Cons have moved to the top of Division One with a 4-1 away win at Taff’s Well, with Dan Bridle and Mike Pardoe winning very close frames against Rhys Carpenter and Ian Purnell respectively. Ciaran Paul sealed the win with a comfortable victory over Jimmy Llewellyn, before the frame of the night saw Dai Rideout edge a hard-fought contest against Kevin Brown, before Rob Hayes won a consolation frame versus Ieuan Simms.

RBL Warriors ensured they stay in touch with

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Rumney Cruise into Semis

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Match 4 Report

Group A
The Cons 2 v 3 Canton Libs
Rumney British Legion 3 v 2 Caerphilly Cons
Mackintosh Snooker v Bye

Group B
Fairwater Cons 3 v 2 RBL Warriors
Fairwater Cons Mack 4 v 1 Taff’s Well
Roath Cons v Bye

Breaks

Jason Hewett 38 (Fairwater Cons Mack)


Rumney British Legion are the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy after they beat Caerphilly Cons 3-2 to finish the group stages with a 100% record. Rumney captain Graeme Prance got them off to a good start after he defeated Ieuan Simms, but Ciaran Paul levelled the match after beating Tony Parkin. Andy Magill restored the home side’s lead with his victory over Mike Pardoe, before Dan Bridle once again restored parity after winning against Paul Chichester. However, Alex Ellis clinched the winning frame after beating Dai Berkinshaw to guarantee top spot in Group A for Rumney.

The other semi-final place is wide open though after Canton Libs won 3-2 at The Cons to give themselves a chance going into the final match in a few weeks, but Mackintosh maintain the upper hand despite having a bye week. James Facey won a high-scoring opening frame for Canton against Dan Wardle, and Ed Topham made it 2-0 after comfortably beating Ryan Bowgen. Martyn Evans kept his side in it after winning a close frame against Luke Haines, but Rory Wigmore sealed the victory after he defeated Dave Standage, before Darren Gill won a potentially crucial consolation frame versus James Wigmore.

Group B is much closer as we head into the final round of matches, with four teams still able to qualify for the semi-finals, although Fairwater Cons Mack have the upper hand after their 4-1 home victory against group leaders

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