Comps

Posts about CDSA singles and doubles competitions

Comps reach semi-final stage with previous Open winners still on course

The singles and doubles competitions are now at the semi-final stage. Results are being added – all have been received by the comps Secretary so thanks to all for your prompt returns this season.

The Cardiff champions for the past two years remain in this year’s Open, with 2013 winner Kishan Hirani facing Declan O’Callaghan (and congratulations to Declan for reaching his first Open semi-final) and current champion Ryan Rowlands facing Tom Davie in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.

In the pairs, the pairings of Kevin Brown and Tom Cross (County) and Shaun O’Connell and Steve Flanagan (Canton Libs) remain in both Open and Handicap semi-finals.

1st round of comps complete with all results in

Well done to everyone as results for the first set of matches for the singles and doubles were all submitted ahead of the deadline. Draws are now fully up to date and the next deadline is December 14th.

Phone numbers continue to be added to the contacts sheet so if you have an earlier version you might want to check again if your opponent’s number is missing.

Singles and doubles draws for 14/15 now online

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.

Online registration for 2014/15 Cardiff Singles and Doubles

An online form is now available here.to register for the 2014/15 CDSL singles and doubles competitions. The deadline for entries is September 30th and payment is due by the same date. The competitions are this year being administered by the new tournament Secretary Huw Carpenter who can be contacted at huwcarpenter@gmail.com.

Please either use this form or the appropriate thread on the SnookerTalk forum to enter

Ryan Rowlands is 2014 Cardiff champion

The Cardiff Open reached a thrilling conclusion at Taff’s Well, ultimately seeing Ryan Rowlands crowned the new champion after the closest of finishes against Huw Carpenter.

Huw made a good start to the 7 frame clash, with a run of 25, and when Ryan responded with 24, the omens looked very promising for a very well balanced match. Huw edged the opening frame on the pink, looking the slightly better player, but then had to watch as Ryan’s scoring power showed. Three frames in quite quick succession went his way, with runs of 42 and 59.

Huw had the presence of mind to see that his area of strength was in the safety play, and from 1-3 down, he noted also that his potting was not as strong as he might have liked,so took a more careful approach. Tougher frames, with fewer heavy scores, followed, and at 3-3, Huw looked to have ridden out the storm, expecially when he built a good lead in the final frame. A snooker laid by Ryan behind a spotted pink, with 2 reds remaining, was called miss, but, in the good spirit in which the whole event was played, Ryan opted to go for the clearance. It went sweetly until he was slightly the wrong side of the brown. The blue was then dispatched, trickily, to a corner pocket, and the pink off its spot with the rest, leaving the white on the top cushion, behind the black, a slow roll to the middle the only real potting option. The clearance of 35 made the younger player the new Cardiff Open champion.

Thanks to Taff’s Well, who provided a venue and part of the audience, to Tom Cross for sharing the refereeing duties, and to all CDSA members who attended what was a

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