Cuesaders stun the Mack!

Week 17 results –

Canton Libs B 3 v 2 Canton Libs Z

Cathays Cons 3 v 2 Rumney British Legion

Cuesaders 4 v 1 Mackintosh

Trecenydd Snooker 2 v 3 Savoy

Llandaff Warriors 0 v 5 Senghenydd

Taff’s Well 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons


Chris Garwood 47 (Trecenydd Snooker)

Ben Griffiths 40 (Fairwater Cons)

Kevin Brown 35c (Taff’s Well)

Cuesaders pulled off one of the results of the season this week with a 4-1 win over league leaders Mackintosh to hand the initiative back to their title rivals after a dramatic night in the CDSA. After Jason Hewitt’s opening win in the first frame, it looked as though a strong Mack line-up would back up last week’s astonishing whitewash of Fairwater Cons, but Mike Kinman’s side had other ideas.

Wins for Graham Jenkins and Leon Giles against Alan Hurley and Khurram Khan respectively turned the match on its head, before captain Kinman beat Clive Marsh to make sure of the win, with Graeme Prance sealing an impressive night for a talented side, who will be wondering how this was only their fifth league win of the year.

The other two title contenders Fairwater Cons and Savoy had tough matches on their hands at Taff’s Well and Trecenydd Snooker, but both managed to seal crucial 3-2 victories after some close frames and tense moments. Taff’s Well were missing captain Tom Cross and star player Brian Rees, but were able to call in quality replacements and one of those Ian Purnell won the opener against Twm Jones. The next frame was a close affair, but Luke Pitman won it on the colours against Rob Hayes to level things up at 1-1. The pivotal frame of the match saw Nick Jones taking on Steffan Davies, and a good start for the

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Competitions Update

The latter stages of the CDSA competitions are approaching, so we thought we’d take a look at who’s made it through in the four tournaments –

Cardiff Open Singles

The quarter-finals of the CDSA’s most prestigious competition have been decided, with some big names including defending champion Rhys Carpenter ready to battle it out –

Graeme Prance v James Wigmore

Kyle Patterson v Jason Hewitt

Sam Thomas v Twm Jones

Rhys Carpenter v Dan Bridle

Cardiff Open Pairs

The quarter-finals are looking very close to call with 2018 champions Allen & Hurley potentially on course to meet 2014 winners Rowlands & Thomas in the final, but the other six pairs will all fancy their chances of a spot in the final –

Ryan Rowlands/Sam Thomas v Terry Garland/Steffan Davies

Tom Cross/Kevin Brown v Shaun O’Connell/Ben Griffiths

Ronnie Allen/Alan Hurley v Dave Earls/John Hicks

Simon Takata/Syed Moshin Kazmi v Martyn Evans/Dave Standage

Cardiff Handicap Singles

The final of this competition is already decided after the rounds were played earlier to alleviate a build-up of fixtures for people later in the year, with both finalists winning their semi-final 3-0 –

Kevin Davies v Ben Griffiths

Cardiff Handicap Pairs

The semi-finalists are decided in this competition with the following facing off for a place in the final –

Jason Hewitt/Simon Parker v James Wigmore/Kieran Madden

Steve Wellbeloved/Clive Marsh v Ryan Rowlands/Sam Thomas

Fixture Change

Please note that there has been a change in the date for the second leg of the Cup and Plate semi-finals, the updated fixture list is on the league tables page.

Mackintosh Blow Title Race Wide Open

Week 16 results –

Savoy 3 v 2 Canton Libs B

Canton Libs Z 3 v 2 Cathays Cons

Rumney British Legion 3 v 2 Cuesaders

Mackintosh 5 v 0 Fairwater Cons

Senghenydd 1 v 4 Trecenydd Snooker

Llandaff Warriors 0 v 5 Taff’s Well


Nick Jones 48 (Taff’s Well)

Mike Kinman 43 (Cathays Cons)

Darren Gill 42 (Cathays Cons)

Andy Magill 35 (Rumney British Legion)

Mackintosh produced one of the results of the season this week with a 5-0 win over league leaders Fairwater Cons to blow the Premier League title race wide open.

It had looked as if Fairwater were pulling away, but this result means there is now only three points separating the top three sides in the league. The first frame was very tight with Jason Hewitt beating Twm Jones on the black, which was followed up with Alan Hurley’s win against Steffan Davies. Clive Marsh sealed the victory with a close win over Terry Garland, and Khurram Khan made it 4-0 after beating Steve Flanagan. Mackintosh captain Ronnie Allen completed the whitewash in style with a win against in-form Luke Pitman to take his side to the summit of the Premier League with only six matches remaining.

However, the result also meant that champions Savoy are now only two points behind Fairwater and three off the lead after they beat Canton Libs B 3-2, and with only one game left against a Premier League side they will fancy their chances of timing their run perfectly and retaining their title.

Taff’s Well took full advantage of that defeat for Canton after they won 5-0 at Llandaff Warriors, with Nick Jones recording the highest break of the week with a 48 to climb above James Wigmore’s side at the foot of the table.

Cathays Cons are

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Semi line-ups Decided

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Week 5 results –

Group A

Senghenydd 2 v 3 Trecenydd Snooker

Savoy 3 v 2 Canton Libs B

Cathays Cons 2 v 3 Canton Libs Z

Group B

Mackintosh 2 v 3 Llandaff Warriors

Rumney British Legion 3 v 2 Cuesaders

Fairwater Cons 2 v 3 Taff’s Well


Rob Hayes 57 (Taff’s Well)

The semi-finalists for the Malcolm Keenor Trophy have been decided after a close night of matches which resulted in every game finishing 3-2. In Group A, Savoy completed a perfect set of results with their fifth victory to finish first after they beat Canton Libs B who missed out on a semi-final spot to Trecenydd Snooker after they won at Senghenydd.

Group B produced a sensational finish with four sides battling for a place in the last four right up until the final frame of the night. Taff’s Well knew only a victory would be enough at in-form Fairwater Cons and they achieved it on the pink in the decider after a win for captain Tom Cross, with the individual performance of the week coming earlier thanks to a 57 break for Rob Hayes in his win over Steffan Davies.

Llandaff can count themselves unlucky to only qualify for the Plate after they beat Mackintosh to register their fourth win of the group stages, but they fell one point short of the two sides above them.

The semi-final line-up is as follows, with all ties being two legs.

Malcolm Keenor Trophy

Trecenydd Snooker v Mackintosh

Taff’s Well v Savoy


Senghenydd v Fairwater Cons

Llandaff Warriors v Canton Libs B

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