In the first division, Trinity A continue consolidating runners-up slot with a comfortable 10-0 win at the expense of Conwy A. Abhishek Bathula completed his maximum without dropping a game andMatthew Fox dropped only one game. In the game of the night Ben Moore secured his maximum in a five-game thriller against Steve Nicholls. Conwy B closed the gap on Trinity B following a 7-3 success. The game was tighter than the score suggests with half the matches going to a deciding rubber. Conwy B won four of these encounters with both Trinity’s Eddie Chan and Rob Stewarttwice being denied a point in the fifth game. The strongest player on the night proved to be Stuart Dearden representing Trinity B, he won all his singles matches.
In the second division the Craig-y-don derby proved the closet contest of the week with honours being shared. In a topsy-turvy affair the B team charged to 5-1 lead and seemed in control, only for the A team to fight back and win all of the final four encounters to earn a draw. The player on the night proved to be Nigel Watson who all his three for Craig-y-don A. Bob Hughes won two of his three for Craig-y-don B. All the other players won a single game with the doubles going to Craig-y-don B.Trinity C is only denied being top of the table by matches won, having drawn level with Rhyl B on points. Trinity C ran out 9-1 winners away at Craig-y-don A. Maximums here for both Fred Mooreand Roy Williams. The best encounter in the tie witnessed Bill Williams beating Josh Gilmore 11-9 in the fifth. Police B remain in third position behind the leading two, four points off the pace. They overcame Denbigh C 8-2 with maximums for both Peter Roberts and John Cartwright. Both Chris Watkins and Bill Woolley picked up a win each for Denbigh C at the expense of Nigel McLaughlin.
Craig-y-don B lie in a clear fourth position by beating Denbigh B 7-3. Bob Hughes proved to be the main man here although he was ably supported by both Keith Potter and Ady Waugh who each won two matches. Ioan Marshman was the strongest Denbigh B player losing out to Bob but winning his other two and he also teamed up with Don Grigg to land the doubles. Rhyl C still prop up the league, but Pat Peak took a game from Amlwch C’s captain Matthew Winnett and Gillian Godfrey also came close. Additionally, Christine Davies won eight points from Mark Hadcock as the ladies continue to put up a fight in this competitive league.
In the handicap Cup round of 16, Police B were given the task of having to concede nearly five points per game to Craig-y-don A. This task became more difficult when Bill Williams beat Alan Lavery40-22. However, with Peter Roberts beating Bill 40-19 and Alan recovering to produce a match winning 40-13 win at the expense of John Bastin. The final result was a nine-point win by Police B.
Handicap Cup – Round of 16:
Craig-y-don A 540 Police B 549
Trinity B 3 Conwy B 7
Conwy A 0 Trinity A 10
Craig-y-don B 5 Craig-y-don A 5
Police B 8 Denbigh C 2
Rhyl C 3 Amlwch C 7
Denbigh B 3 Craig-y-don B 7
Craig-y-don A 1 Trinity C 9