Roll of Honour 2016-17

Premier League Winners – Canton Libs A

Premier League Runners-Up – Mackintosh

Mac Keenor Memorial Trophy Winners – Cathays Cons

Mac Keenor Memorial Trophy Runners-Up – Cuesaders

Handicap Plate – Senghenydd

Premier League Rankings – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A)

Cardiff Open Singles – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A)

Cardiff Handicap Singles – Huw Carpenter (Taff’s Well B)

Cardiff Open Pairs – Spencer Symmons & John Moore (Mackintosh)

Cardiff Handicap Pairs – Ryan Rowlands & Tom Davie (Savoy A)

Premier League Highest Break – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A – 124)

Competition Highest Break – Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A – 110)

See you at the AGM

That’s it for the 2016-17 CDSA season, which has seen some exceptional performances and drama throughout.

Many thanks to all players and captains for contributing to a competitive season, but ensuring that the game has always been played in the right spirit.

The standard has once again been very high with three centuries recorded and many breaks in the 80s and 90s, and the season was capped off in fine style with some exciting finals.

We hope you have an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you at our AGM and Presentation Night on Friday 23rd June, and want to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support for the league.

Symmons & Moore win Open Pairs

Spencer Symmons and John Moore are the Cardiff Open Pairs winners after a 3-2 win over Savoy A’s Ryan Rowlands and Tom Davie. The Mackintosh pair took the lead after winning the opening frame, before Rowlands and Davie levelled things up in the second.

A decisive break from Moore claimed the third frame, before the Barry pair hit back to tie the match at 2-2.

The deciding frame was a tense affair before a superb 30 break by Moore was enough for the Mackintosh veterans to clinch the match and deny Rowlands & Davie a second title after their Cardiff Handicap Pairs win.

AGM & Presentation Night

Just a reminder that the 2017 CDSA Annual General Meeting and Presentation Night will take place on Friday 23rd June 7.30pm at Llandaff Institute.

Please show your support for our league by attending as decisions will be made on the night that affect next year’s competitions.

If you have any proposals for changes to league rules please email them to the league secretary asap.

Hirani Reigns Supreme!

Kishan Hirani has capped off an outstanding season by regaining the Cardiff Open title by beating the reigning champion Ryan Rowlands 4-2 in an excellent final at Taff’s Well Ex-Serviceman’s Club.

The two youngsters have shared the title over the previous four years and Hirani started strongly by winning the opening frame, before clinching the second with a 60 break. The match looked like it was going to be a whitewash when Hirani won frame three, but Rowlands showed why he won the title last year by pulling one back in the fourth frame. He then followed this up with a superb 71 break in the fifth to close the gap to 3-2.

A deciding frame was on the cards when Rowlands got in first in the next frame and went 40 up, but he jawed a black which flew off the table when close to clinching it. However, no-one watching could have predicted what happened next as Hirani potted an amazing long red and produced a 56 clearance to win the frame and seal the victory in a superb advert for the Cardiff and District Snooker Association.