Tournament Quarter-Finalists Confirmed

The line-ups for the quarter-finals of all 4 tournaments have been confirmed and are as follows –

Cardiff Open Singles – 2018 Winner John-Henry Griffiths

Ryan Rowlands v Graham Jenkins
Tom Cross v James Wigmore
Rhys Carpenter v Chris Garwood
Dave Earls v James Facey

Cardiff Handicap Singles – 2018 Winner Kishan Hirani

Adam Townsend v Chris Garwood
Jason Veal v Rhys Carpenter
Shaun O’Connell v Ken Linsey
Ronnie Allen v Steffan Davies

Cardiff Open Pairs – 2018 Winners Ronnie Allen & Alan Hurley

Tom Cross & Kevin Brown v Kieran Madden & James Wigmore
Steffan Davies & James Coughlan v Adam Townsend & Chris Garwood
Terry Garland & Luke Pitman v Ronnie Allen & Alan Hurley
Rob Richards & Paul Chichester v Dan Bridle & Alan Morgan

Cardiff Handicap Pairs – 2018 Winners Colin Lane & Mark Bennett

Kieran Madden & James Wigmore v Dan Bridle & Alan Morgan
Lee Greening & Ryan Rowlands v Graham Jenkins & Mike Kinman
Ronnie Allen & Alan Hurley v Terry Garland & Luke Pitman
Ken Linsey & Chris Johnson v Steffan Davies & James Coughlan

Champions show their Class

Week 20 results –

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

Breaks

Mark Bennett 62 (Savoy)
Ralph Welch 62 (Canton Libs)
Alan Hurley 59 (Mackintosh)
Sam Thomas 51 (Savoy)
Jason Hewitt 40 (Mackintosh)

Savoy are now firm favourites to retain their Premier League title after a decisive 4-1 win at home to Taff’s Well B extended their lead at the top of the table. Taff’s Well did take an early lead with Macauley Cole beating Colin Lane before Sam Thomas levelled things in the next thanks to an outstanding 51 break, which featured some sensational positional play and potting when the balls weren’t straightforward. Mark Bennett then consolidated their lead and showed the ability the champions have with a flawless 62 break to make it 2-1. Savoy then won a close frame to seal the victory before Ryan Rowlands won a crucial final frame on the black after a fluke on the pink to complete a 4-1 win.

Mackintosh made sure that the race will continue to go down to the wire though with a 3-2 win over Fairwater Cons, with Jason Hewitt and Alan Hurley once again laying the foundations of the victory with 40 and 59 breaks respectively. They are only 2 points behind Savoy, but they have played a game more with a bye week for them on the final Thursday of the league season.

Mackies Lost Boys backed up their fine form in the Plate and celebrated their third league win of the season with a surprise 3-2 win against Division One leaders Canton Libs

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Malcolm Keenor Trophy Results

Malcolm Keenor Trophy & Plate Quarter-Final Rearranged Games

Canton Libs Z 1 v 3 Taff’s Well B
Taff’s Well B win 6-3 on aggregate

Taff’s Well A v w/o Savoy
Savoy win due to Taff’s Well A not fulfilling fixture

Cathays Cons 2 v 2 Senghenydd
Senghenydd win 6-3 on aggregate

Malcolm Keenor Trophy & Plate
Semi-Final First Leg Results

Taff’s Well B 3 v 2 Mackintosh
Trecenydd Snooker 2 v 3 Savoy

Mackies Lost Boys 3 v 2 Rumney British Legion
Fairwater Cons 1 v 4 Senghenydd

Taff’s Well B and Savoy both have a slim advantage to take into the second leg of their Malcolm Keenor Trophy semi-finals against Mackintosh and Trecenydd respectively after close 3-2 victories this week.

Having beaten Canton Libs Z in a rearranged fixture 3-1 to win the tie 6-3 on aggregate, Rhys Carpenter ensured Taff’s Well started well with a fine victory over Jason Hewitt, with the match culminating in Tom Cross’s win over Simon Parker to set things up nicely for the second leg.

Savoy went through to the semis due to Taff’s Well A cancelling their rearranged fixture, and look favourites to qualify for the final after their win away to Trecenydd Snooker.

Last year’s Plate winners Mackies Lost Boys continue to defend their title after winning 3-2 in the semi-final first leg against Rumney British Legion to ensure a tense second leg in a few weeks’ time.

Senghenydd overcame Cathays Cons in their rearranged quarter-final 6-3 on aggregate to qualify for the semi-final against Fairwater Cons, and take a 4-1 lead into their second leg after they won some very close frames against Steve Flanagan’s side, who will now need a big performance in the return leg.

Savoy Back on Top

Week 19 results –

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

Breaks

Tom Cross 71 (Taff’s Well B)
Alan Hurley 41 (Mackintosh)

Savoy are back on top of the Premier League after a tense 3-2 win at leaders Mackintosh, who have suffered back-to-back defeats against their title rivals following last week’s defeat to Taff’s Well B. The match was a who’s who of the CDSA with multiple Cardiff Open champions and Player of the Year winners being drafted in by both sides who knew the importance of the match in deciding the destiny of the title.

Mackintosh were dealt an early blow with rankings leader Jason Hewitt losing to Alfie Davies to give Savoy the early advantage, but Alan Hurley soon levelled things up with victory over Sam Thomas. The third frame saw Mark Bennett beat Spencer Symmons, but Khurram Khan won the next against Ryan Rowlands to take the match to a deciding frame. It was a closely-fought encounter between Lee Greening and Mackintosh captain Ronnie Allen, but Savoy won it to move above their rivals into first place with a game-in-hand to come.

The final match between the trio of title challengers takes place in a fortnight when Taff’s Well B travel to Barry after moving to within 3 points of Savoy by defeating Rumney British Legion 4-1. The highlight of the match was an excellent break by Taff’s Well captain Tom Cross, who looked like he was going to register the second CDSA century of the season before jawing the final red on 71.

Canton Libs

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Taff’s Well B dent Mackintosh’s title hopes

Week 18 results –

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

Breaks

Steffan Davies 61 (Taff’s Well A)
Kevin Jones 43 (Taff’s Well A)
Macauley Cole 42 (Taff’s Well B)

Taff’s Well B inflicted Mackintosh’s first defeat in 10 matches with a 4-1 win this week to close the gap on the league leaders. The title race is looking like it will go to the wire with next week’s match between Mackintosh and Savoy looking like a massive encounter as we enter the final weeks of the season. The Barry side are now only one point behind Ronnie Allen’s team with a game in hand, after they kept up the pressure with a 4-1 win at home to Senghenydd.

The race for the Division One title took a decisive twist this week, with Canton Libs B beating their rivals Canton Libs Z 3-2 to increase their lead at the top of the table to 10 points, although the Zs do have a game in hand on James Wigmore’s side.

Fairwater Cons beat Trecenydd Snooker 4-1 who were without Dylan Emery who came runner-up in the U18 European Championships in Israel this week losing 4-3 to Ireland’s Aaron Hill, in what the organisers called a ‘magnificent final’ so congratulations to Dylan for doing so well.

Mackies Lost Boys are celebrating this week after only their second league victory of the season after they beat Cuesaders 3-2, whilst Taff’s Well A hit some good form with a 4-1 victory at Rumney British Legion.

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