The season resumed with only the Division One in action this week. Park Club started 2014 lying in 2nd place, 6 points behind league leaders the Cuesaders. It turned out not to be the ideal start to the title challenge as they were whitewashed 5-0 away at Taffs Well and with Cuesaders winning 4-1 away at Senghenydd, the advantage is firmly in the Llandaff team’s hands as they extend their lead to a massive 11 points. The Trec Bandits are still looking for their first win of the season after losing to Canton Libs B 4-1. The kids’ recent frames have generally gone down to the last couple of balls and captain Andrew Bridle has been impressed by his player’s improvement over the past few months so a win might not be too far away. The final result of the night saw Cathays Cons beat Rumney British Legion 3-2.
The Premier Division teams will be back next week in the rescheduled round of fixtures following Canton Libs A’s dropping out. Fixtures can be found here.
All the results from the opening round of singles and doubles have now been added so please have a look and start arranging your next matches. This month sees the first full round of the Pairs tournaments as well the next round of singles.
A final reminder that you only have 48 hours to complete the first round of fixtures in the singles and doubles competitions.
Also 90% percent of people who have entered comps still haven’t paid their entrance fees. You have until the end of January to pay entrance fees.
Those that haven’t paid by then risk being scratched from the tournament and/or restricted from entering next years comps. Remember every single penny that comes in goes out in prize money so we urge everyone to contact me to make payment or prize money will be rubbish!
Entry fees can be:-
Dropped in an envelope to Spencer Symmons at Mackintosh (cash or cheque to CDSA)
Posted to my home address. (cash or cheque to Cardiff and District Snooker Association)
Paid directly into CDSA bank account (bank details on request)
Text 07717 173362 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org for addresses and bank details.
Hope all CDSL players had a happy Christmas. A reminder that amongst all the festivities the deadline for the first matches of the singles and doubles comps is fast approaching – Jan 5th for the Open, Handicap Singles and Handicap Pairs.
The draws are available at the links on the left hand side. Both sides are responsible for arranging matches by the deadline date. A list of telephone numbers is provided on the draw pages, but if you don’t have the number for your opponent please contact the tournament secretary Kevin Brown at the following contact details.
Please text results to 07834 270595, post them on the forum or submit as comments to the relevant competition page.
As the Cardiff & District Snooker League season breaks for Christmas, two teams have shone with undefeated performances and six point leads at the top of the tables going into 2014.
The Premier Division title has in the past been so close but yet so far for County Cons but this season’s seven wins out of seven matches has surely made them favourites to become champions and lead the division with 33 points. Defending champions Savoy are currently in second place after recovering from the worst start possible, a 5-0 home loss to County in Week 1, with Penarth Road B in third place with 24 points.
The other team at 100% are Division One newcomers Cuesaders. The Llandaff Institute side’s place at the summit might not come as a surprise to some after their players were loaned out at the end of last season to Cathays Cons who then went on a seven game unbeaten run. At the top with 41 points, courtesy of eight wins out of eight and only dropping seven frames from 40 played, Cuesaders’ nearest challengers are Park Club at only 6 points behind. The City Road team have only lost to the current league leaders so far, back in week 2, and after losing out on the Division One Cup in a deciding frame to Cathays Cons, they have vowed to give their best efforts to win the league. Senghenydd round out the top three at 32 points and a record of six wins from eight.
The player rankings for both divisions could be won bye a number of contenders. Premier Division sees four players sharing the top spot with six from seven while Shane Virgin is alone in 1st place with seven from seven in Division One. The Wellington Rileys player is followed