It was a week of big wins in the CDSL as Canton Libs A and County Cons both registered impressive 4-1 away wins at Savoy and Mackintosh respectively to remain at the top of the table. Park Club move into third after a 5-0 win, while the shock of the night came at Senghenydd as they whitewashed Cathays Cons to surge into 4th place. A first win of the season for Canton Libs B moves them up the table, while Rumney British Legion and South Wales Snooker B are still looking for their first victory. In the Individual Rankings, Dave Redrup, Ed Topham and Sam Thomas are the only players that have a perfect 100% record after six weeks, with Kishan Hirani recording the highest break of the night with a 55.
Don’t forget that you should now be arranging your first round singles and doubles games with matches in last 32 rounds to be played by November 9th.
All players are responsible for arranging matches with opponents. A list of contact details that have been provided can be found here. (This has been updated with many more numbers since it was first posted.)
Otherwise please call the clubs on Thursday nights to contact players.
This year’s Comps secretary is Huw Carpenter so please contact him on 07891 111608 with any queries. Please submit results on the forum thread, by commenting at the bottom of this page, or by texting Huw.
The First Round of this year’s Handicap Cup saw a number of close games, with four matches going the distance. The performance of the round came at the Mack, where the home team knocked out Savoy, to set up a quarter final at County Cons. Cathays Cons continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 defeat of South Wales A, although they have a tough task in the next round as they face Canton Libs A, who enter the competition after their bye. The individual highlight of the night came at County, where a 57 break from Huw Carpenter completed their win against Cuesaders.
The order for the Handicap Cup will be drawn at random, as was the case last year. The team captains write down their five players on separate pieces of paper, and then place them face down. The captains then choose an opposition player in order until the draw is complete. If the player is not present at the start of their frame, then the opposing team will be awarded that frame. We encourage all teams to ensure that the 5 players all are present at the start of the match, but it is entirely at the discretion of team captains if the draw needs to be altered, e.g. if a player is going to turn up late. Each captain is allowed to insist on the drawn order being adhered to, and claim any relevant frame.
As we go into next week’s break from league fixtures in the form of the handicap cup, three teams have kept up their 100% record. Canton Libs A dropped only their third frame in five matches, with a 4-1 win against Senghenydd, while County kept up the pressure by defeating Canton Libs Z by the same scoreline. Cathays Cons are keeping last year’s top two honest though, as they beat South Wales Snooker B 3-2 to win their fourth game from as many matches. Trecenydd Bandits notched up their first victory of the season with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Canton Libs B, leaving only three teams awaiting their first win. In the individual rankings, there are six players who have managed 5 wins from 5, with the top 10 players in the league all achieving a perfect 100% record so far.