Penarth Road B won their 4th Premier League title in 6 years last week with a tense play-off win over County Cons, who missed out on their first CDSL title by the narrowest of margins. The teams had to play-off as they had finished level on points, frames and head to head during the regular season.
Penarth Road took a first frame lead with a win by Ed Topham over James Llewellyn but County were one frame away from the title after an impressive win by Darran Jones over Kishan Hirani and a black ball win by Tom Cross over Twm Jones. However Steve Flanagan maintained his superb record this season by taking the 4th frame over Scott Miners and in the final frame of the entire season Terry Garland beat Kevin Brown to clinch the title.
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Congratulations to Mark Bennett and Kevin Jones who secured the player rankings titles for this season.
Mark won the Premier League crown for the second time with 12 wins from 13, a couple of wins ahead of nearest challengers Kevin Brown, Tom Cross and Jason Hewitt. Mentions for John Dobson with a 100% record from 8 matches, Spencer Symmons with 8 from 9 and Steve Flanagan with 9 wins from 11.
Kevin Jones won the Div One title with a very impressive 14 wins from 16, although just one win ahead of Dave Earls from champions Cuesaders.
If you aren’t heading to Taffs Well for the Premier League play-off on Thursday then why not make your way to Llandaff Institute to watch the second inter-divisional handicap cup final. Wellington Riley’s face Rumney BL at 7.30pm. Again, good luck to all players.
The Premier League title wasn’t, as expected, settled last week as County Cons and Penarth rd B finished level on points and frames won after a tense night of snooker. It all means that they will have a one match play-off this week to settle the Premier League title race.
County entered the last set of matches one point behind but were boosted by facing a Mack Thursday team short of a player. Things went their way even further as Hewitt and Symmons won the first two frames against Penarth Road, in effect meaning that PR had to win 3-2 to have a chance of staying in the race. In the other match, a win by the in-form Huw Carpenter against County’s Darran Jones was to prove crucial – a whitewash for County would have proved enough at the end of the night.
Penarth rd drew it back to 2-2 then simultaneously Twm Jones beat Steve Wellbeloved to complete their comeback whilst Kevin Brown did enough to overcome Ryan Thomas in a long frame to secure County’s 4-1 win and match the Penarth Rd points tally.
The play-off takes place at Taffs Well at 7.30pm on Thursday night and I’m sure the players would welcome a good crowd – good luck all.
All the singles and doubles final places are now decided and particular congratulations go to Huw Carpenter who has reached both the Open and Handicap Singles finals and Ryan Rowlands who as well as facing Huw in the Open final has also reached both pairs finals with his partner Sam Thomas.
In the Handicap, Huw will face Graham Bailey who beat Kishan Hirani in the semi-finals. Thomas/Rowlands will face team-mates Mark Bennett and Lee Greening in the Open Pairs final and Kevin Brown and Tom Cross in the Handicap Pairs.
Full details of the final venues and dates will appear here as soon as possible.