Senghenydd March On

Match 5 results –

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

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 65 (Canton Libs A)

Senghenydd are the new leaders of the Premier League after an excellent 4-1 win at Canton Libs Z maintained their unbeaten start to the season. They take first place thanks to a 4-1 defeat for Taff’s Well B at Savoy, which leaves the Caerphilly side three points clear at the top.

Mackintosh and Canton Libs A both bounced back from defeats to record 4-1 victories over Mackies Lost Boys and Rumney British Legion respectively, whilst Cuesaders won 3-2 at Taff’s Well A.

In Division One, Canton Libs B took advantage of a bye week for Cathays Cons to move to the top after a 3-2 win against Park Club.

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Group Stage Draw

The draw for the Malcolm Keenor Trophy and Plate took place at the start of the Taff’s Well B v Canton Libs Z match and is as follows –

GROUP A

Savoy
Mackintosh
Canton Libs Z
Taff’s Well B

GROUP B

Canton Libs A
Canton Libs B
Taff’s Well A
Cathays Cons

PLATE

Park Club
Mackies Lost Boys
Cuesaders
Senghenydd
Rumney British Legion

Full fixtures will be on the website shortly.

Lights out for Cathays against Savoy!

Match 4 results –

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

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 65 (Canton Libs A)
Suraj Singh 49 (Taff’s Well A)

One of the more unusual explanations was to blame for affecting the Cathays Cons v Savoy match this week, as a power cut saw the game transferred to Mackintosh Sports. The game didn’t disappoint as three matches were decided on the black including the decider as the Barry side edged a 3-2 victory – thank you to all involved for finding a way to play the match!

The result of the week and the season so far saw Taff’s Well A inflict the first defeat for Canton Libs A in 14 league matches going back to halfway through last season, thanks to Kevin Jones who beat Luke Pitman in the deciding frame.

The competitiveness of the league this year was outlined by five of the six matches going to the final frame, including the match between Senghenydd and Mackintosh as the Caerphilly side continued their outstanding start to the season to beat last year’s runners-up and stay in second place themselves.

The other game between Canton and Taff’s Well also produced a tight encounter as Taff’s Well B won 3-2 at home to Canton Libs Z to remain top of the Premier League, whilst Rumney British Legion move level with Cathays Cons at the top of Division One with a 3-2 win at Park Club, although Canton Libs B closed the gap at the top with a 5-0 win over Mackies Lost Boys.

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Results

The results of the first round of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy are –

Canton Libs Z WON +61 v Senghenydd
Bye v Canton Libs A
Canton Libs B WON + 28 v Rumney British Legion
Bye v Cathays Cons
Savoy WON +70 v Cuesaders
Mackintosh WON +43 v Park Club
Bye v Taff’s Well B
Taff’s Well A W/O v Mackies Lost Boys

The following teams have qualified for the group stage of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy –

Canton Libs A
Canton Libs B
Canton Libs Z
Cathays Cons
Mackintosh
Savoy
Taff’s Well A
Taff’s Well B

The following teams will be in the Plate group –

Cuesaders
Mackies Lost Boys
Park Club
Rumney British Legion
Senghenydd

The draws will take place during the Taff’s Well B match against Canton Libs Z.

Reminder about the Cardiff Snooker league forum

League members may want to be reminded that we do have a discussion form to share match reports, news etc. It’s pretty quiet there these days. See the following link for details on how to join:

League forum