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Register now for the 2014-15 Cardiff Snooker season

Registrations for the 2014-15 season are now due by September 1st following yesterday’s AGM.

The league will all be played on Thursday again this season. At the meeting James Llewellyn was voted in as League Secretary and Huw Carpenter as comps secretary. Thanks to both for volunteering and to Colin and Spencer for continuing on the committee.

Thanks also to Kevin Brown for all his years on the committee and for Ben Chung for his work last year.

Please send your team and singles and doubles registrations ASAP and not later than September 1st to James Llewellyn at Team registrations are £40 per team.


Payment will be due by the end of September and can be paid by cheque sent to Spence at the Mackintosh or via bank transfer.

Presentation night and AGM – this Thursday!

Don’t forget that this year’s AGM and presentation night will take place at Llandaff Institute on August 14th. 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Please make every effort to attend to celebrate last year’s winners and to discuss the shape of next year’s league.

2014 AGM and Presentation night – August 14th

The details of this year’s AGM and presentation night have finally been confirmed and will take place at Llandaff Institute on August 14th. 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

As usual please ensure any proposals for rule changes are in via the forum or emailed to prior to August 7th.

It is believed that most of the current committee are standing down this year so volunteers are needed to run the league next season. Remember without a committee there is no league.

Rowlands and Thomas complete double of pairs titles; Ryan completes hat-trick of titles

Sam Thomas and Ryan Rowlands completed a notable double of both CDSL pairs titles last week with a whitewash of Tom Cross and Kevin Brown in the Handicap Pairs final at Taffs Well. It follows their victory over team mates Bennett and Greening in the Open Pairs and they match the feat of Huw Carpenter and Layton Brooks four years ago in winning the double.

For Ryan it completes a fantastic season, with a hat-trick of singles and doubles titles having also won his first Cardiff Open title and a successful Welsh ranking season

Ryan Rowlands is 2014 Cardiff champion

The Cardiff Open reached a thrilling conclusion at Taff’s Well, ultimately seeing Ryan Rowlands crowned the new champion after the closest of finishes against Huw Carpenter.

Huw made a good start to the 7 frame clash, with a run of 25, and when Ryan responded with 24, the omens looked very promising for a very well balanced match. Huw edged the opening frame on the pink, looking the slightly better player, but then had to watch as Ryan’s scoring power showed. Three frames in quite quick succession went his way, with runs of 42 and 59.

Huw had the presence of mind to see that his area of strength was in the safety play, and from 1-3 down, he noted also that his potting was not as strong as he might have liked,so took a more careful approach. Tougher frames, with fewer heavy scores, followed, and at 3-3, Huw looked to have ridden out the storm, expecially when he built a good lead in the final frame. A snooker laid by Ryan behind a spotted pink, with 2 reds remaining, was called miss, but, in the good spirit in which the whole event was played, Ryan opted to go for the clearance. It went sweetly until he was slightly the wrong side of the brown. The blue was then dispatched, trickily, to a corner pocket, and the pink off its spot with the rest, leaving the white on the top cushion, behind the black, a slow roll to the middle the only real potting option. The clearance of 35 made the younger player the new Cardiff Open champion.

Thanks to Taff’s Well, who provided a venue and part of the audience, to Tom Cross for sharing the refereeing duties, and to all CDSA members who attended what was a

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