Canton Libs A slip up in title race

Taff’s Well B have increased their lead at the top of the table to four points after Canton Libs A could only manage a 3-2 win against Canton Libs Z in response to their 5-0 victory over Canton Libs B. It means a victory for Taff’s Well in their last match at home to South Wales Snooker will be enough to clinch the title. However, if Canton Libs A achieve a big win against Taff’s Well A, then they could still snatch the title if there is a slip-up by their title rivals.

Savoy kept their slim title hopes alive after beating South Wales Snooker 5-0, but they need an unlikely series of events to win the league, but they have closed the gap on Canton Libs A for the runners-up spot.

Cuesaders kept up their winning form with a 3-2 victory over Rumney British Legion to remain in fourth place, but the battle for 5th is very tight with a game to go, with three teams on 60 points. Canton Libs Z have a slim advantage by virtue of winning more matches, whilst Cathays Cons’ 4-1 win at Park Cons, and Senghenydd’s 3-2 defeat of Taff’s Well A means an exciting end to the season is in store next week.

Tournament Finals Confirmed

The finals of the CDSA competitions will be held on the following dates

(Venue and referee in brackets)

 

Thursday 28th April

Handicap Plate Final¬†(Taff’s Well – James Llewellyn)

 

Thursday 5th May

Cardiff Open Singles (Taff’s Well – James Llewellyn)

Cardiff Handicap Pairs (Canton Libs – Huw Carpenter)

 

Thursday 12th May

Mac Keenor Memorial Handicap Cup Final

(Taff’s Well – James Llewellyn)

 

Thursday 19th May

Cardiff Handicap Singles (Llandaff Institute – Colin Lane)

Cardiff Open Pairs (Taff’s Well – James Llewellyn)

 

Singles finals will be best of 7 frames.

Pairs finals will be best of 5 frames.

 

 

Title Race Going to the Wire

The Premier League title is getting very tight with only two weeks left of the season, as the big match of the week saw Savoy face leaders Taff’s Well B knowing only a big win would keep them in contention. The match was very close with all 5 frames decided on the pink or black, and Savoy looked like getting the decisive victory they needed as they went 3-1 ahead. It was left to Taff’s Well B’s captain Tom Cross to limit the damage for the leaders, as his victory meant the Barry side could only gain two points on their title rivals with a 3-2 win.

It is looking like a two-horse race as Canton Libs A took advantage of Taff’s Well’s third defeat in six matches by beating Park Cons 4-1, to close the gap to just two points. Crucially, the win means that Canton have the same amount of wins as the leaders, which could have a bearing on the destination of the title if points are level. It means every frame will be vital as the title race enters its nerve-wracking conclusion.

Cuesaders consolidated their place in fourth as they comfortably beat Canton Libs B 5-0, which was notable for only the fourth defeat of the season for Rory Wigmore, ending his hopes of catching Tom Cross at the top of the individual rankings. Canton Libs Z have climbed into fifth place as the beat Senghenydd 3-2, while Taff’s Well A lost by the same scoreline at Rumney British Legion. The other match of night saw Cathays Cons defeat South Wales Snooker 4-1 to stay in touch for the race for fifth place.

Finals Dates Online

The finals of the CDSA competitions will all be held at the Taff’s Well Social Club on the following dates –

Thursday 28th April – Handicap Plate Final

Thursday 5th May – Cardiff Open Singles & Cardiff Handicap Pairs

Thursday 12th May – Handicap Cup Final

Thursday 19th May – Cardiff Handicap Singles & Cardiff Open Pairs

Singles finals will be best of 7 frames.

Pairs finals will be best of 5 frames.

Taff’s Well B maintain their advantage