All of the present league committee other than the league chairman have confirmed that they will be stepping down from their duties for next season. We’re all grateful for the contribution the committee members have made, particularly to Spence and Kevin who have undertaken various roles over many years.
However this leaves the league in a precarious position for next season, and nominations are needed for the league committee. It is planned for the AGM to be held soon after the end of the season so please put yourselves forward as soon as possible.
The roles of the committee members are described below:
• Process team entries and player registrations.
• Arrange League fixtures.
• Organise League and Team Cup match schedules.
• Collect and process match results and player records.
• Resolve issues and appeals with other committee members.
• Update the CDSA website with Glyn.
• Post updates via the forum.
• Encourage involvement with social media.
• Arrange venues for Team Cup finals.
• Referee Cup finals.
• Assist Treasurer in organising awards, trophies and prizes as well as collecting registration fees.
• Involves organising the comps
• Distributing entry sheets or using online solution
• Working out handicaps
• Producing the comp draw forms, pass to Glyn for CDSA website upload
• Setting the deadline dates for each round
• Collection of the match results
• Dealing with telephone and text based appeals
• Involvement in collecting comp fees to pass to Treasurer
• Refereeing the finals.
• Being at the AGM every year
• Involves setting up a committee bank account (requires two visits to bank and two signatories)
• Collecting team registration fees (in person, via bank transfer, via post or via your club), paying into bank (I`ve learnt
This year’s singles and doubles competitions have reached the semi-final stage and it is confirmed that we will have a new Cardiff Champion this year after Huw Carpenter beat Spencer Symmons to reach his fourth semi-final. Indeed Huw is the only player of the four to have reached this stage before and will have a home tie against Terry Garland to seek to reach his first final. In the other semi-final two Barry players will face each other with Ryan Rowlands at home against Tom Davie in his first CDSL season.
Huw Carpenter is also in the semi-finals of the Handicap as he seeks a second title, as does Kishan Hirani. Graham Bailey and Mike Kinman make up the pairings.
Ryan Rowlands remains in three competitions altogether with two doubles semi-finals alongside Sam Thomas coming up, and one other player has reached the last four in both competitions.
Good luck to everyone all those remaining in the competitions.
Both division tables are looking very similar to those at the turn of the year but with the last quarter of the season approaching, both league leaders’ 100% records have been lost. Premier Division leaders County Cons suffered back-to-back losses against Penarth Road B and defending Champions Savoy. Their six point lead at the start of 2014 have now been halved with Savoy in second place. However, it is a thee horse race for the title as Penarth Road B are only a further one point behind. Trailing County by 9 points coming into January, an undefeated league run in 2014 have allowed them to catch and set up what seems another tense finish to the season with only 4 league games remaining. Cuesaders remain at the top of Division One with their big lead intact despite suffering their first defeats. Park Club and Senghenydd are 9 and 14 points behind respectively with the Valleys team having the advantage of a game in hand.
The preliminary and Last-16 rounds of the Interdivisional Handicap Cup have been contested with five Division One teams advancing to the quarter-finals to Premier Division’s three. In the round of 16 an amazing 6 matches went down to deciding frames. Pick of the bunch in the quarter-finals is a repeat of last years final County Cons v Cathays Cons. The Quarter-finals will be played on Thursday 3rd March, Semi-finals on Thursday 27th March and the Final will be at Llandaff Institute on 17th April.
Finally, it has been announced that League Secretary Ben Chung will be leaving the post at the end of the season. If you would like to volunteer for the position and help continue the running of the Cardiff & District Snooker League then feel free to contact a member of the committee
For the Handicap Cup, for which the first round is being played tonight, the rules around team orders are as follows
Names are placed face down and captains will choose the order of the opposing team. Then names will be turned over to reveal the match line up.
All the singles and doubles draws have now been updated after the January rounds. All comps are now at the quarter-final stages and these matches should be played by March 2nd. Due to non-payment of competition fees some players have been scratched and therefore some names are already at the semi-finals.