Divisional Cup

The quarter-finals of the Divisional Cups take place on Thursday 5th March. Please note that these will NOT be handicapped, and will follow the same format as the Handicap Cup with a random draw deciding the line-ups.

County three points clear with three games to go

County Cons remain at the top of the table after a 4-1 win over Trecenydd Bandits, while Canton Libs A stay second after matching that result against Cuesaders. Savoy closed the gap though after being handed a 5-0 win after their opponents Park Club failed to show, which means they are deducted 6 points. Mackintosh continued their excellent recent form with a 4-1 win over Senghenydd, meaning the top 4 will play each other in the next round of league fixtures, which could have a huge bearing on the destiny of the title. In Division 1, Cathays Cons remain in control after a tight 3-2 win at South Wales Snooker B, but Canton Libs Z have the best chance of catching them after winning the battle of the contenders by defeating Taff’s Well 3-2.

Cathays Cons open up a 9 point lead

Cathays Cons took advantage of a bye week for Taff’s Well by beating Rumney British Legion 4-1 to move 9 points clear at the top of Division One. Canton Libs Z join Taff’s Well in second place after winning 3-2 against South Wales Snooker A to make the Division One title race a three-way battle. In the Premier League, Canton Libs A won the game of the week 3-2 against Savoy in a high quality match. Sam Thomas and Kishan Hirani avoided each other and were able to maintain their 100% records, while County Cons extended their lead at the top thanks to a 4-1 victory at home to Cuesaders. With only 4 games to go, there is still all to play for in both divisions and at the top of the individual rankings. There were two notable breaks this week, a 78 for Kishan Hirani and a 75 for Jason Hewitt, although the league is still waiting for its first century of the season.

Title Race Wide Open

Savoy have inflicted County’s first defeat of the season after beating them 4-1 to close the gap at the top of the table to just one point. A massive 5-0 win for Canton Libs A at Senghenydd means it’s definitely a three-horse race, with only 5 games remaining. Next week sees the champions face Savoy, where the winners will take a big step towards the title, but there’s sure to be many twists and turns before the end of the season. Cathays Cons won the big game in Division One, overcoming Taff’s Well to open up a 4 point lead over their title rivals. The end of the season in both divisions looks certain to go all the way to the last game!

Sam Thomas remains unbeaten

Savoy gained a point on County Cons this week, with a 5-0 win over Cuesaders to move within 5 points of the leaders. They were helped by another win for Sam Thomas, who made it 14 out of 14 to stay at the top of the individual rankings. County also retain their 100% record with a fine 4-1 against Senghenydd, to set up a massive clash at Savoy next week, whilst champions Canton Libs A managed a 3-2 victory at an under-strength Mackintosh. Cathays Cons are the first leaders of Division 1 thanks to a 4-1 win over Canton Libs Z, but Taff’s Well are close behind as they beat Canton Libs B 3-2, with Kevin Jones winning again to lead the Division 1 rankings ahead of Adrian Jonas of Rumney British Legion.