Sublime Savoy Surge Ahead

Match 11 results –

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

Breaks

Alan Hurley 48 (Savoy)

Savoy once again showed why they are reigning champions with a decisive 5-0 whitewash of Cathays Cons this week to take a firm grip of the Premier League title race. Colin Lane’s side have won five matches in a row dropping only two frames in the process to open up an 11 point lead on third-placed Taff’s Well B who won 3-2 against Mackies Lost Boys.

The closest challengers at the top are Mackintosh who beat Taff’s Well A 5-0 to stay 5 points behind the leaders, albeit having played a game more, with another decent break from Alan Hurley helping his side on their way.

Fairwater Cons got back to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Canton Libs Z, who are now 10 points behind Division One leaders Canton Libs B who beat Rumney British Legion by the same scoreline to establish themselves as favourites for the title as we approach the halfway point of the league season.

At the bottom of the Premier League table, Cuesaders recorded back-to-back wins with a 3-2 win at Senghenydd to move above them into sixth place.

Cathays win thriller against Taff’s Well B

Match 10 results –

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

Breaks

Jason Hewitt 49 (Mackintosh)

Cathays Cons produced arguably the comeback of the season so far this week with a 3-2 win over Taff’s Well B after being 2-0 down. After a couple of black ball frame defeats, Martyn Evans’ team started the turnaround with Darren Gill’s win over Tom Cross, backed up with Dave Earls becoming the first player this year to beat Kevin Brown, before Mike Rathkey won a thrilling final frame against Rob Hayes despite the Taff’s Well B stalwart getting the two snookers he needed on the pink.

Mackintosh maintained their good form with a close 3-2 derby win against Mackies Lost Boys, with Jason Hewitt’s 49 break sealing another win for last year’s player of the year.

Savoy won 5-0 at Canton Libs Z and Taff’s Well A won 3-2 at home to Senghenydd, whilst Cuesaders got back to winning ways with a 3-2 victory over Trecenydd Snooker. Rumney British Legion kept up their remarkable run of a loss followed by a win with a 3-2 win over Fairwater Cons to leave their record for the past 8 weeks as LWLWLWLW!

Mack are Back!

Match 9 results –

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

Breaks

Sam Thomas 57, 40 (Savoy)
Ryan Rowlands 42 (Savoy)
Rhys Carpenter 39 (Taff’s Well B)
Paul Chichester 37 (Canton Libs Z)

Mackintosh surged up the table this week with an impressive 5-0 win over in-form Cathays Cons who had gone into the game on the back of five consecutive victories. The Roath side have Jason Hewitt and Alan Hurley at the top of their order who are both near the summit of the individual rankings.

Taff’s Well B defeated Canton Libs Z 4-1 to move above Cathays into third place, but champions Savoy are still clear at the top following a 4-1 win against Fairwater Cons, with Sam Thomas producing the performance of the week with a 57 and 40 break.

Senghenydd have ended their run of six defeats in a row with a 3-2 win over improving Mackies Lost Boys, whilst Canton Libs B consolidated their position at the top of Division One with a 3-2 win at home to Cuesaders, whilst Trecenydd Snooker beat Taff’s Well A by the same scoreline.

Quarter-Finals Line-Up Decided

Malcolm Keenor Trophy 1st Round Results –

Taff’s Well B 5 v 0 Mackies Lost Boys
Taff’s Well B win 9-1 on aggregate

Canton Libs Z 3 v 1 Cuesaders
Canton Libs Z win 6-3 on aggregate

Canton Libs B 3 v 2 Rumney British Legion
Canton Libs B win 6-4 on aggregate

Mackintosh v Bye

Park Club (Bye) v Bye

Fairwater Cons 2 v 3 Trecenydd Snooker
Trecenydd Snooker win 6-4 on aggregate

Senghenydd 4 v 2 Taff’s Well A
Taff’s Well A win 6-5 on aggregate

Savoy w/o v Cathays Cons
Savoy win 9-1 on aggregate

Breaks

Huw Thomas 40 (Fairwater Cons)
Dylan Emery 38 (Trecenydd Snooker)

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Quarter-Finals Draw

Taff’s Well B v Canton Libs Z
Canton Libs B v Mackintosh
Bye v Trecenydd Snooker
Savoy v Taff’s Well A

Handicap Plate Quarter-Finals –

Mackies Lost Boys v Cuesaders
Rumney British Legion v Bye
Fairwater Cons v Bye
Senghenydd v Cathays Cons

Cathays Cons Win Again

Match 8 results –

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

Breaks

Jason Hewitt 42 (Mackintosh)
Alan Hurley 42 (Mackintosh)
Rob Hayes 35 (Taff’s Well B)

Cathays Cons registered their fifth successive victory this week with a 3-2 win over Senghenydd to continue their impressive start to the season. The Divison One champions have shown they are ready to compete for another title this year, with Dave Earls and Mike Rathkey featuring at the top of the player rankings.

However, at the top of the rankings is last year’s winner Jason Hewitt who maintained his excellent start to the season to help Mackintosh to a 4-1 win at Canton Libs Z, whilst Trecenydd won 3-2 at Mackies Lost Boys.

Taff’s Well B got back to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Fairwater Cons, with Kevin Brown winning again to remain unbeaten. Champions Savoy matched that result with a 4-1 victory at Rumney British Legion, whilst Canton Libs B stay at the top of Divison One despite a 3-2 defeat at Taff’s Well A.

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