Trophy & Plate Group Stage Underway

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Match 1 Results –

Group A

Rumney British Legion lost to Taff’s Well B +25 points
Cathays Cons lost to Cuesaders +73 points

Group B

Canton Libs A beat Taff’s Well A +85 points
Park Club lost to Mackintosh +102 points


Canton Libs B beat Savoy B +87 points
Savoy A v Canton Libs Z
South Wales Snooker lost to Senghenydd +58 points


Kishan Hirani 97 (Canton Libs A)

The first set of group matches took place this week, as teams looked to get off to a winning start.

In Group A there was a comfortable 73 point win for Cuesaders away to Cathays Cons, whilst Taff’s Well B clinched a very close match against Rumney British Legion by 25 points.

In Group B, there was a comprehensive 102 point victory for Mackintosh against Park Club, and a 85 point win for Canton Libs A at home to Taff’s Well A, with Kishan Hirani making an excellent 97 break.

In the Plate, Canton Libs B beat Savoy B by 87 points, and there was a 58 point victory for Senghenydd away to South Wales Snooker.

*The winner of each match will receive 2 points.

If teams are level on points, then frame points difference will be used to determine standings.

If teams are level on frame points difference, the head to head result will be used.

Handicap Pairs First Round Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the first round of the Handicap Pairs is a week Sunday (20th Nov). If you don’t already have a bye into the second round, please make sure you have played your game by the deadline.

Black Ball Rule

This week sees the first group matches of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy and Plate.

Please can team captains ensure that when they submit the result, they include the points difference between the two teams. This will be used to determine position in the group if teams are level on points.

The guidance for the competition states that in the first 4 frames ‘the black ball must be potted’ and we wanted to clarify this. If there is a foul on the black this is the equivalent of it being potted and therefore it is the end of the frame, unless the foul results in a re-spotted black.

Mackintosh regain top spot

Match 7 results –

Canton Libs Z 2 v 3 Canton Libs A
Senghenydd 3 v 2 Canton Libs B
Mackintosh 5 v 0 Cathays Cons
Taff’s Well A 2 v 3 Savoy A
Rumney British Legion 4 v 1 South Wales Snooker
Park Club 2 v 3 Taff’s Well B
Savoy B 1 v 4 Cuesaders


Alan Hurley 83 (Mackintosh)
Kishan Hirani 57 (Canton Libs A)

Another impressive performance from the Mackintosh sent them to the top of the table after a 5-0 victory over Cathays Cons, while their rivals all recorded 3-2 wins. The highlight of the Mack’s victory was a 83 clearance from Alan Hurley, his second outstanding break in only his second frame of the season.

Canton Libs A are in second place after a 3-2 victory against local rivals Canton Libs Z, with Kishan Hirani making another notable break (his fifth in seven matches.)

They are followed by Taff’s Well B who defeated Park Club and Savoy A who won a close match at Taff’s Well A.

Rumney British Legion regain fifth place after a 4-1 win over South Wales Snooker, while Cuesaders defeated Savoy B by the same scoreline, and Senghenydd move up the table after winning 3-2 against Canton Libs B.

Sad News

We have received the tragic news that a former member of the league Lee Smith has passed away at the age of 36.

Lee (known to everyone as Stretch) was an excellent player and part of the outstanding South Wales Snooker team that won the Premier League four times in seven seasons.

He was a lovely guy who was well-liked by everyone involved in the league, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.