Canton Libs A gain share of top spot

Match 9 results –

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

Breaks

Jason Hewitt 45 (Mackintosh)

The competitiveness of the league was highlighted this week with every match being decided by a single frame, with Taff’s Well B’s match at Senghenydd being the highlight. The 2016 champions found themselves two down with the third frame going the way of the league leaders before a decisive clearance by Kevin Brown clinched a close frame against Mike Boucher. This gave Taff’s Well the initiative, which they seized on by winning the final two frames and in doing so sealing a 3-2 win.

The defeat for Senghenydd means they are joined at the top of the table by Canton Libs A who won 3-2 in their derby match versus Canton Libs Z, with Kishan Hirani maintaining his perfect 100% start to the season.

Last year’s runners-up Mackintosh lost 3-2 at Cuesaders, whilst Savoy beat Park Club by the same scoreline to move into a share of third place, only three points behind the leaders.

Canton Libs B stay on top of Division One despite a 3-2 defeat at Taff’s Well A, but Cathays Cons closed the gap on their title rivals with a 3-2 win over Mackies Lost Boys to move ahead of Rumney British Legion into second place.

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Results

Group stage results of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy –

Group A

Savoy (0) LOST +34 v Mackintosh (0)
Canton Libs Z (20) WON +193 v Taff’s Well B (0)

Group B

Canton Libs A (0) WON +90 v Canton Libs B (20)
Taff’s Well A (15) WON +31 v Cathays Cons (15)

Plate

Mackies Lost Boys (35) WON +2 v Park Club (25)
Rumney British Legion (25) WON +47 v Senghenydd (10)
Cuesaders v Bye

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 82 (Canton Libs A)
Twm Sion Jones 66 (Canton Libs A)
Adrian Poynter 50 (Park Club)

The first matches of the group stages of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy and Plate took place this week, with a thumping 193 point win for Canton Libs Z over Taff’s Well B being the standout result. They are ahead of Mackintosh at the top of Group A on points difference after a 34 point win for the Roath side at Savoy.

In Group B, there were wins for Canton Libs A who won the derby against Canton Libs B by 90 points, whilst last year’s winners Cathays Cons lost their opening match against Taff’s Well A who won by 31 points.

The closest match of the week came in the Plate, where Mackies Lost Boys won on the final black to beat Park Club and last year’s winners Senghenydd lost by 47 points at Rumney British Legion.

Revised Cardiff Open draw

Please note that there has been a small revision to the draw for the Cardiff Open due to a mistake made by the tournament secretary. Please check your draw again before arranging matches

Canton Libs A hit top gear

Match 7 results –

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

Breaks

Alex Radford 42 (Park Club)

Canton Libs A showed why they are the champions with a dominant 4-1 win against the Mackintosh to inflict the third defeat of the season on last year’s runners-up. Canton move up to second in the league, but are still trailing Senghenydd who claimed a very good 3-2 win at Cathays Cons. The competitiveness of this year’s league is underlined by Cathays’s record so far this season, with all six of their matches being decided by the odd frame.

Savoy kept up their excellent form since their opening day defeat with a 5-0 victory over Mackies Lost Boys, meaning the top of the Premier League is looking very close.

Canton Libs B caused the upset of the week with a 3-2 win against in-form Cuesaders to stay top of Division One, whilst Rumney British Legion inflicted a 3-2 defeat on Taff’s Well A to stay on their heels in second place. The race for the Division One title is going to be a tight one this year, with four teams close at the top after a 3-2 win for Canton Libs Z against Park Club closed the gap on the teams above them.

Singles and Pairs Draw

The draw for the four singles and pairs tournaments was made before the Canton Libs A v Canton Libs B match on Thursday and full details are now on the website.

All fees need to be paid either in person to Twm Jones or James Llewellyn, or by BACS payment by Friday 3rd November.

Any players who have not done so will forfeit their place in the competition.