Competitions Deadline

There is just over a week until the deadline for the next round of singles and doubles matches (Sunday 5th Feb), and there are still lots of games yet to be played. Please arrange your matches soon to avoid the chances of not finding a suitable date, and submit the result to Huw Carpenter (huwcarpenter@gmail.com, 07891111608) once it’s been played.

Senghenydd’s golden run continues

Match 14 results –

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

Breaks

Kishan Hirani 97 (Canton Libs A)
Spencer Symmons 50 (Mackintosh)

Senghenydd remain one of the form teams in the league as they registered their sixth league win in a row, (and their seventh in all formats) after winning 3-2 against Canton Libs Z to continue their chase of fourth place Savoy A. The Barry side won their local derby 4-1 against Savoy B to continue to try to make up for their points deduction earlier in the season.

At the top of the table, the Mackintosh continue to look like the team to beat after they won 4-1 at home to Rumney British Legion, whilst Canton Libs A consolidate their position in second with a very good 4-1 victory over in-form Cuesaders, with Kishan Hirani once again registering an excellent break with a 97 clearance, his ninth 40+ break of the season so far. He is also now out on his own at the top of the individual rankings after Rhys Carpenter suffered his first defeat of the season in Taff’s Well B’s 3-2 win at Cathays Cons.

Canton Libs B continue their top six position with a 5-0 whitewash over South Wales Snooker, whilst Taff’s Well A won 4-1 against Park Club.

Lucky 13th for Carpenter and Hirani

Match 13 results –

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

Rhys Carpenter (Taff’s Well B) and Kishan Hirani (Canton Libs A) have reached the halfway stage of the season with their perfect 100% records intact after each recorded their 13th win in as many matches. However, their teams experienced mixed success after Taff’s Well B fell to their third 3-2 defeat in four matches away to Savoy A, whilst Canton Libs A won a close derby against Canton Libs B by the same scoreline.

These results allowed the Mackintosh to extend their lead at the top of the table by beating Park Club 4-1, despite only having four players and missing all three of their line-up that feature in the top 10 of the individual rankings.

Two of the form teams in the league Senghenydd and Cuesaders recorded their fifth wins in a row to keep up the pressure on 4th placed Savoy A after a 3-2 win against Rumney British Legion, and a 4-1 victory over Canton Libs Z respectively.

There were also 4-1 wins for Savoy B after they beat Taff’s Well A and Cathays Cons defeated South Wales Snooker.

Weather Forecast

As you may have seen there is a forecast of potential snow for South Wales on Thursday afternoon/evening.

Although it’s likely that it won’t appear there is the possibility that teams may have to postpone their game at late notice due to adverse travel conditions.

If this does happen please appreciate the circumstances and inform the committee who will then discuss the potential rearrangement of games.

The safety of everyone in the league is paramount and each team need to make a decision about whether they can fulfil the fixture.

Mack’s lead cut at the top

Match 12 results –

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

Breaks

Rhys Carpenter 67 (Taff’s Well B)
Kishan Hirani 65 (Canton Libs A)
Huw Carpenter 47 (Taff’s Well B)

Mackintosh kept up their excellent run of form with another win this week, but they had to come from behind and win a decider to defeat Savoy B 3-2. This gave their rivals an opportunity to close the gap, which they took advantage of as Taff’s Well B won their derby against Taff’s Well A 5-0 and Canton Libs A beat Cathays Cons 4-1. Both matches featured 60+ breaks by the top two players in the league Rhys Carpenter and Kishan Hirani, who maintain their 100% records with one match left until we reach the halfway stage.

The surprise result of the week came at South Wales Snooker as they registered their first win of the season with a 5-0 win against Savoy A, which gave Senghenydd the chance to close the gap on fourth place to one point. Senghenydd are one of the form teams in the league as they won their fourth game in a row with a 3-2 win over Park Club, and their run is matched by Cuesaders who also won by the same scoreline over Canton Libs B to continue their move up the table. Canton Libs Z remain in sixth place after a 4-1 win at Rumney British Legion who will be looking for a win next week to end their run of five defeats.