With the first half of the season drawing to an end, a reminder that the top 8 teams will split to form a Premier Division, and the bottom 7 sides will form the Division One. In both cases, each team will play the reverse fixture to ensure that everyone has played home and away. In the event of a tie between 8th and 9th place, the team with the most wins will finish in 8th. If wins are equal, the head-to-head result between the two teams will decide the positions.
The league’s top three teams all whitewashed their opponents this week, with the most notable result being County’s 5-0 win against Park Club. Canton Libs A benefitted from a 3-man South Wales A team, while Sengenhydd maintain their impressive form by defeating South Wales B. Cathays Cons were unfortunate to face a strong Mack line-up this week, which featured the welcome return to the league of Andy Rogers, a previous Cardiff Open winner in 2007. Savoy stay in touch thanks to a 4-1 over Rumney British Legion, which featured another win for Sam Thomas, which leaves him as the only player to have a perfect 10 out of 10 record, after Ed Topham didn’t play and Dave Redrup was very unfortunate to lose by going in-off after potting a tremendous black. The league takes a break next week for the quarter-finals of the Handicap Cup.
Canton Libs A showed once again how much they want to retain their title after a 4-1 win over the Mack sent them 8 points clear of the chasing pack. Wins for the top 5 teams has seen them break away from the rest, with the race to be in the Premier League for the second half of the season looking like it will go all the way. Next week sees County play host to in-form Park, with Dave Redrup looking to be one of three players left who could make it a perfect 10 out of 10.
Another victory for Senghenydd against Taff’s Well sees them move up to joint third in the table with Park Club. Their sixth win of the season keeps up their impressive start, and means their only defeats so far have been against the top two. Canton Libs A took advantage of County’s bye week to extend their lead, with Kishan Hirani once again the star man with a 58 break in his frame. Cathays Cons got back to winning ways at the expense of Rumney British Legion, while Savoy won a close match against Trecenydd, after a spirited performance by the youngsters. At the halfway point of the first round of fixtures, the race to get in the top half is hotting up after the Mack’s win against Park ensures there’s only six points between sixth and ninth place.
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.