The order for the Handicap Cup will be drawn at random, as was the case last year. The team captains write down their five players on separate pieces of paper, and then place them face down. The captains then choose an opposition player in order until the draw is complete. If the player is not present at the start of their frame, then the opposing team will be awarded that frame. We encourage all teams to ensure that the 5 players all are present at the start of the match, but it is entirely at the discretion of team captains if the draw needs to be altered, e.g. if a player is going to turn up late. Each captain is allowed to insist on the drawn order being adhered to, and claim any relevant frame.
As we go into next week’s break from league fixtures in the form of the handicap cup, three teams have kept up their 100% record. Canton Libs A dropped only their third frame in five matches, with a 4-1 win against Senghenydd, while County kept up the pressure by defeating Canton Libs Z by the same scoreline. Cathays Cons are keeping last year’s top two honest though, as they beat South Wales Snooker B 3-2 to win their fourth game from as many matches. Trecenydd Bandits notched up their first victory of the season with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Canton Libs B, leaving only three teams awaiting their first win. In the individual rankings, there are six players who have managed 5 wins from 5, with the top 10 players in the league all achieving a perfect 100% record so far.
Singles and Doubles draws for the 2014/15 season are now live. Matches in last 32 rounds are to be played by November 9th, so get arranging your matches straight away. The highlight of the draws has to be the 1st round Cardiff Open clash between current Cardiff champion Ryan Rowlands with his double-winning pairs partner (and 2013 runner-up) Sam Thomas. And in the Open Pairs, the same players have been drawn to face Kishan Hirani and Ed Topham in a quality preliminary round clash.
All players are responsible for arranging matches with opponents. A list of contact details that have been provided can be found here otherwise please call the clubs on Thursday nights to contact players.
A number of players have not submitted contact numbers, if you want yours added to the list please get in touch.
This year’s Comps secretary is Huw Carpenter so please contact him on 07891 111608 with any queries. Please submit results on the forum thread, by commenting at the bottom of this page, or by texting Huw.
There’s a familiar look to the top of the table after only 4 matches, with last season’s top two leading the way. The champions have started the season very strongly, and continued their great form with a 5-0 win, although County Cons made it four from four to keep on their tails. Park Club slip to third after their first defeat of the season at the hands of Senghenydd, but the biggest movers of the week were Cathays Cons, who kept up their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 win at Canton Libs B. Canton Libs Z are also still unbeaten after a big win at home to South Wales Snooker A, and there was a first win of the season for Taffs Well, as they overcame the youngsters at Trec Bandits 3-2.
Please can team captains remember that it is their responsibility to report to the League Secretary their team’s result each week, as there have been several occasions where results have been outstanding. The names of the individual players also needs to be reported for the player rankings, but there are a number of people whose records are not up-to-date. Please ensure you send in your result, even if you think that the opposing captain has done the same, and ensure this is done by the Saturday at the latest. All records on the individual rankings table only include those results that have been reported to the League Sec, either by text, email or on the forum.