Rumney Take Control

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Match 3 Report

Group A
Canton Libs 2 v 3 Rumney British Legion
Mackintosh Snooker 3 v 2 The Cons
Caerphilly Cons v Bye

Group B
RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Fairwater Cons Mack
Roath Cons 3 v 2 Fairwater Cons
Taff’s Well v Bye


Jason Hewett 42 (Fairwater Cons Mack)
Twm Sion Jones 40 (Fairwater Cons)

Rumney British Legion have one foot in the semi-finals of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy, after an excellent 3-2 away win at Canton Libs maintained their 100% record in Group A. Graeme Prance beat Ed Topham in the opening frame, before James Facey levelled the match with victory over Justin Behnan. Andy Magill won a close frame against James Wigmore to restore Rumney’s lead and Paul Chichester made sure of the win after he defeated Rory Wigmore, but Luke Haines won the final frame for Canton after he beat Glyn Hayes.

The handicap system used in the competition makes for close matches and it was no different in the other fixture in the group where Mackintosh Snooker moved into second place after a 3-2 win against The Cons. Carlos Schiazza put them 1-0 up after he won against Mike Rathkey, before Craig Bolton doubled their lead with victory over Martyn Evans. Nathan Dunne’s defeat of Dave Standage won the match for Mackintosh, but wins for Darren Gill and Dan Wardle versus Mike Nessbert and Eassa Din respectively secured potentially important consolation frames for The Cons.

Group B is looking a lot closer as only four points separate the sides, but RBL Warriors’ 3-2 win against Fairwater Cons Mack leaves the reigning champions facing an uphill struggle to qualify for the semi-finals. Ronnie Allen had got his side off to the perfect start after he beat Dave Richards, and when Jason

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Ultimate Warriors on the March

Week 10 results

Rumney British Legion 3 v 2 Roath Cons
The Cons 1 v 4 Fairwater Cons
Mackintosh Snooker 1 v 4 RBL Warriors
Caerphilly Cons 2 v 3 Taff’s Well
Fairwater Cons Mack v Bye
Canton Libs v Bye


Jimmy Llewellyn 50 (Taff’s Well)
Justin Behnan 37 (Rumney British Legion)

RBL Warriors kept up their excellent form with a 4-1 away win at Mackintosh this week, to make it four wins out of five for Chris Johnson’s side. Nural Khan kept us his own good form with a win on the black against Eassa Din, and captain Johnson made it 2-0 after he defeated Billy Connors. Simon Takata sealed the victory after beating Mike Nessbert, but Carlos Schiazza pulled one back against Nick Davies, before Jason Veal sealed a great peformance for the Warriors with a win over Nathan Dunne.

With the top two both having a bye week, Taff’s Well knew nothing less than a win away at Caerphilly Cons would do, but they found themselves 2-0 behind after wins for Dan Bridle against Rhys Carpenter and Mike Pardoe’s victory on the black versus Ian Purnell. Jimmy Llewellyn started the comeback against Ciaran Paul thanks to a well-constructed 50 break, before Kevin Brown then levelled the match against Ieuan Simms thanks to a contribution of 30, and his side were handed the win after a walkover for Rob Hayes in the final frame.

Last year’s runners-up Fairwater Cons had a slow start to the season, but a 4-1 win against The Cons moved them up to fourth place, only two points behind Canton Libs in second. Rob McKenna beat Mike Rathkey in the opening frame, before Terry Garland won on the colours against Dan Wardle. The frame of the night saw Ryan Bowgen fight back from

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Canton Keep up the Chase

Week 9 results

Roath Cons 1 v 4 Fairwater Cons Mack
Canton Libs 4 v 1 Rumney British Legion
RBL Warriors 1 v 4 Caerphilly Cons
Fairwater Cons 2 v 3 Mackintosh Snooker
The Cons v Bye
Taff’s Well v Bye


Allan Morgan 52 (RBL Warriors)
Sam Thomas 45 (Fairwater Cons)
Jason Hewett 38 (Fairwater Cons Mack)

Canton Libs got back to winning ways after their close top-of-the-table defeat to Fairwater Cons Mack last week, as they defeated Rumney British Legion 4-1 to stay in touch of the champions. Ed Topham got them off to a winning start after he beat Alex Ellis, before Luke Haines doubled their lead with victory over Tony Parkin. James Wigmore made it 3-0 in a high-scoring frame against Andy Magill, and James Facey kept up his good form after a close win over Justin Behnan, but Paul Chichester won a consolation frame for Rumney after he defeated Rory Wigmore.

Fairwater Cons Mack matched that result after won 4-1 away to Roath Cons, with Jason Hewett beating Rob Reid, thanks to a 38 break, before Alan Hurley defeated Jack Whiting. Wins for Brian Rees over Clive Marsh and Khurram Khan against Andrew Champion made it 4-0 before Lee Cornock won the final frame for Roath versus Ronnie Allen.

Mackintosh Snooker moved up into fourth place with a 3-2 win away to Fairwater Cons, although they had to come from behind after a 45 break from Sam Thomas was enough to beat Craig Bolton, before Billy Connors levelled the match with victory over Terry Garland. Mackintosh then took the lead after Eassa Din defeated Steve Flanagan, but Shaun O’Connell restored parity with a win over Carlos Schiazza, but Nathan Dunne won the match for his side after he beat Steffan Davies in the deciding frame.

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Champions Edge Top Two Tussle

Week 8 results

Fairwater Cons Mack 3 v 2 Canton Libs
The Cons 2 v 3 Roath Cons
Caerphilly Cons 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons
RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Taff’s Well
Mackintosh Snooker v Bye
Rumney British Legion v Bye


Jason Hewett 66 (Fairwater Cons Mack)
Ian Purnell 43 (Taff’s Well)
Rhys Carpenter 40 (Taff”s Well)

Fairwater Cons Mack have increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table after they beat second-placed Canton Libs to move five points clear and take control of the title race. Jason Hewett got them off to the perfect start with a 66 break to beat Ed Topham, before Alan Hurley defeated Luke Haines to make it 2-0. Khurram Khan made sure of the win after beating Rory Wigmore, but wins for James Facey against Ronnie Allen and James Wigmore over Brian Rees saw Canton finish the match strongly.

Taff’s Well remain level with Canton Libs after they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at RBL Warriors, who came from 2-0 down to take the win. Rhys Carpenter moved into third place in the rankings after he won the opening frame against Dave Richards thanks to a 40 break, before Ian Purnell doubled their lead with victory over Simon Takata which featured a 43 break. Chris Johnson then won the crucial third frame on the black against Jimmy Llewellyn, and Nural Khan’s win against Kevin Brown took the match to an entertaining decider which saw Geoff Sheppard edge past Glyn Jones on the black.

Fairwater Cons are up to fourth after a closely-fought 3-2 win against Caerphilly Cons, and they too had to come from behind after Dan Bridle’s unbeaten form continued against Terry Garland, and Mike Pardoe beat Steffan Davies. Ben Griffiths started the comeback after defeating Ciaran Paul, before

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Rumney Romp Takes them Top

Malcolm Keenor Trophy Match 2 Report

Group A
Rumney British Legion 4 v 1 Mackintosh Snooker
Caerphilly Cons 4 v 1 Canton Libs
The Cons v Bye

Group B
Fairwater Cons Mack 3 v 2 Roath Cons
Taff’s Well 3 v 2 RBL Warriors
Fairwater Cons v Bye


Alan Hurley 82 (Fairwater Cons Mack)
Jason Hewett 35 (Fairwater Cons Mack)

The second round of matches in the Malcolm Keenor Trophy took place this week and Rumney British Legion have taken control of Group A after a 4-1 win against Mackintosh Snooker. Alex Ellis won the opening frame against Billy Connors, before Andy Magill’s victory over Mike Nessbert put them 2-0 up. Tony Parkin sealed the win after he defeated Craig Bolton, before Carlos Schiazza pulled one back against Paul Chichester, but Justin Behnan finished things off with a win over Nathan Dunne.

Beech Tree Hotel have changed venue to Caerphilly Cons and they bounced back from an opening match defeat to beat Canton Libs 4-1 and move into second place. New signing Allan Morgan won the first frame against Andrew Wigmore, before Luke Haines levelled things after defeating Ben Bridle. Ciaran Paul maintained his good form after beating James Wigmore and Dan Bridle sealed the win against Tony Chick, before a walkover win for Dai Rideout completed the victory.

In Group B, Taff’s Well are the leaders after a closely-fought 3-2 win over RBL Warriors with Rob Hayes winning the opener against Nick Davies, but Jason Veal hit back to level the match after he beat Ian Purnell. Luke Sheppard then put the Warriors ahead following his victory over Glyn Jones, but Kevin Brown’s close win against Mike Watts took the match to a deciding frame and Rhys Carpenter sealed the points after he beat Dave Richards.

Reigning holders

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