Second place is held by Cwmbran Aztecs, who had a bye this week, with two games in hand over the leaders.
The final match saw YMCA Preachers move into third place following a narrow 16-15 win over Blaenavon Aces. For the Preachers Dave Lloyd and Claire Flannagan registered two wins each, but, it was the Aces' Ben Allen proving unstoppable with his maximum wins, who was player of the match....
This week saw the completion of the 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Tournaments with a Finals Night.
Tony Collins beat David D Lloyd 6-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
Mark Farrow beat Mark Edmunds 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7
The last events in this seasons Eastern Valley Closed Tournaments were played this week.
Mark Edmunds beat Yuri Cherkasenko(+4) 11-8,12-10,7-11,11-7
Iestyn Howells(+3) beat Andrew Ryder 11-2,11-9,11-7
The 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Division One Tournament was completed this week. The Group Stages and Round One had been played a couple of weeks earlier leaving the Quarters, Semis and Final to be finalised.
Lee Thomas beat Mark Edmunds 11-6,11-9,11-5
There were 6 entries for the 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Tournament and the top 2 in the 2 groups progressed to the semi-finals:
Mathew Pearce beat Ben Pearce 11-5,6-11,9-11,11-4,11-2.
Ben Allen beat Bethany Brewer 11-6,8-11,11-9,11-5
There were 15 entries for the 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Division Two Tournament and 8 players progressed from the group stages to the quarter-finals.
Wayne Ford beat John Williams 11-4,11-9,11-9.
Group and Quarter-Final matches were played this week in the 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Veterans Competition. There were 16 entries and following completion of the group stages the following Quarter-Finals were played:
Tony Collins beat John Spencer 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
Round One Results:
Andrew Ryder beat Ben Allen 15-9,15-11.
Roger Grech beat Iestyn Howells 15-3, 15-11
David D Lloyd beat Jon Allen 15-13, 15-13
Geoff Strangeway beat Ray Goulding 8-15, 15-14. 15-9
Quarter - Finals:
Semi - Finals:
Draw for Hard Bat Tournament 17th April 2018
Top 2 in each group progress to knockout stage.
Winners of groups A to D have bye to Quarter-Final
Remaining qualifiers progress to Round One
Matches are best of 3 games up to 15 points.
Congratulations to Cwmbran Colts on their success and commiserations to Cwmbran Fellows.
The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be held on the 8th May.
The final match in Division One Cwmbran Blues and YMCA Preachers fought out a 17-17 draw. The Preachers' David Lloyd was the player of the match with three wins. For the Blues Roger Grech and David D Lloyd registered two wins each.
The 'C' team of Mark Edmunds, Ian Maggs and Keith Armstrong won Division Two. Andrew Ryder also played in first weekend of matches.
The final match in Division One saw Cwmbran Blues defeat Blaenavon Aces 22-15. Player of the match was the Blues' David D Lloyd with his 3 wins and he was well supported by Roger Grech with his 2 wins. For the Aces Ben Allen fought well for his 2 wins.
Cwmbran Fellows (+40) 280 beat Chepstow Chiefs 278
Cwmbran Colts 296 beat Cwmbran Panthers (+93) 247
Draw for Semi-Final Team Handicap:
Cwmbran Fellows v Chepstow Chiefs
Cwmbran Panthers v Cwmbran Colts
Matches to be played on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Second placed Cwmbran Dynamos had a bye this week, but with 2 games in hand over the leaders they are still in a strong position.