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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.

Magical Hirani hits a ton!

Match 6 results –

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

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 101 (Canton Libs A)
Paul Chichester 56 (Canton Libs Z

A majestic 101 clearance by Kishan Hirani was the highlight of the season so far as Canton Libs A kept up the pressure on the teams above them with a close 3-2 derby win against Canton Libs B. It was Kishan’s fifth 40+ break in as many frames, and the fourth over 60 in what has been an outstanding start for last year’s player of the season.

Canton were one of a number of teams who benefitted from a slip-up by Senghenydd, who lost their first league match of the season as they were edged out 3-2 by a Savoy team missing a couple of their star names. Another was Taff’s Well B as they won the decider in a marathon encounter after being two frames down to edge out Cathays Cons 3-2, whilst the Mackintosh won 4-1 at Park Club despite not being able to field a fifth player.

Cuesaders continued their good start to the season with a 3-2 win at home to Rumney British Legion, whilst Paul Chichester’s 56 break was the highlight of Canton Lib Z’s 5-0 win over Mackies Lost Boys, to leave the top of Division One very close with only four points separating as many teams.

Senghenydd March On

Match 5 results –

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

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 65 (Canton Libs A)

Senghenydd are the new leaders of the Premier League after an excellent 4-1 win at Canton Libs Z maintained their unbeaten start to the season. They take first place thanks to a 4-1 defeat for Taff’s Well B at Savoy, which leaves the Caerphilly side three points clear at the top.

Mackintosh and Canton Libs A both bounced back from defeats to record 4-1 victories over Mackies Lost Boys and Rumney British Legion respectively, whilst Cuesaders won 3-2 at Taff’s Well A.

In Division One, Canton Libs B took advantage of a bye week for Cathays Cons to move to the top after a 3-2 win against Park Club.