That’s it for the Cardiff & District Snooker League 2014-15 season. Many congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers, in what has been a very enjoyable year played to a high standard and in an excellent spirit throughout.
Many thanks to the captains for ensuring results have been submitted on time, and to the committee for giving up their time to organise and run the league and competitions.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Kevin Jones at Taff’s Well and Alan Grove at Llandaff, for their help in arranging the venues for the competition finals. Both clubs are fantastic places to play snooker, and the members there were very respectful and friendly to everyone involved.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the season and look forward to seeing you all at our Presentation Night and AGM in June/July – Date and venue TBC.
Premier League – County Cons
Division One – Cathays Cons
Mac Keenor Handicap Cup – Canton Libs A
Premier League Cup – Savoy
Division One Cup – Taff’s Well
Premier League Rankings – Sam Thomas (Savoy)
Division One Rankings – Kevin Jones (Taff’s Well) & Rob Richards (Canton Libs Z)
League Highest Break – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A) 89
Competition Highest Break – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A) 76
Cardiff Open – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A)
Cardiff Handicap – Sam Thomas (Savoy)
Cardiff Open Pairs – Huw Carpenter & Rhys Carpenter (County Cons)
Cardiff Handicap Pairs – Adrian Jonas & Andy Magill (Rumney British Legion)
Huw and Rhys Carpenter are the 2015 Cardiff Open Pairs champions after defeating their team-mates Kevin Brown and Tom Cross 3-1 at Taff’s Well. They started in dominating fashion winning the first comfortably, and won the second on the colours to open up a two frame lead. Brown hit back in the next though with an excellent 47 break to make it 2-1. The fourth frame was a tense affair, but the Carpenters got snookers up on the colours and sealed the frame to add more silverware to their very successful season.
Kishan Hirani has won his second Cardiff Open title after defeating defending champion Ryan Rowlands 4-1 in a high quality final at Taff’s Well. The Savoy player took the opening frame and looked like gaining a two frame advantage, but Kishan levelled things at one frame all. A 55 break in the third frame quickly put the Canton Libs A potter ahead, and this then became 3-1 as he began to dominate. He finished things off in style in the fifth, with a 42 and 55 sealing the match and title of 2015 Cardiff Open champion.
Taff’s Well are the Division One Cup winners after winning an entertaining final 3-2 against Canton Libs Z. Paul Chichester gave Canton the early initiative beating Ron Davies thanks to a 31 break. Taff’s Well levelled things up in the second after Steve Rees beat Roger Lewis, but Canton regained the lead in the next, with Bill Bainton overcoming Richard O’Shea. However, a win for Alex Merchant over Simon Parker set up a great deciding frame between the division’s two best players Kevin Jones and Rob Richards, and it was Jones who won a very good frame to clinch another comeback for Taff’s Well and seal the title.