KENFIG HILL spent the night at Heartbreak Hotel after losing a key Division Two clash at Aberavon by four shots, 64-60, writes Tony Poole.
In all probability it will lead to Kenfig Hill staying put, especially as Mount Pleasant celebrated promotion following a surprise 65-52 win at former leaders Prince of Wales Court Hawks.
With the league based around 14 games, Mount Pleasant have completed their programme with 120 points while Kenfig Hill have extracted 115 points out of their 14 matches.
But third-placed Hawks on 110 points, require six points from their last match to overhaul Kenfig Hill – and need 11 to become champions.
Mount Pleasant celebrated promotion at Penylan Avenue in Porthcawl on the back of a 2011 rink success from skip Aaron Morgan over the Hawks.
And Kenfig Hill were sunk after Aberavon skip Raymond Johnson handed in a 19-7 winning card at Vivian Park.
Caerau Welfare consolidated fourth place via a 67-54 victory over Griffin Park at the Riverboat with home skip Keith Llewellyn winning the day 25-11.
In Division Three, fastfinishing Bridgend kept promotion hopes alive with a 65-40 win over Tata Steel at the Caepant Field.
Top rink honours went to Bridgend skip Steve Rees, who swept to a 23-6 victory.
While Port Talbot Ynys have been crowned champions, the other promotion spot now revolves the final games for Aberavon Liberal Club Do’s on 126 points, and Bridgend who are five points in arrears.
Meanwhile, Tyn-y-Twr Badgers are promoted from Division Four while the chances of Aberkenfig joining them one division higher next summer are all but over.
With the division built around 14 matches the top four read: Tyn-y-Twr Badgers 14 games 123 points, BP Llandarcy Tankers 12 – 98, Cwmavon 13 - 96 and Aberkenfig 13 – 95.
And Cefn Cribwr will move out of Division Five with champions Briton Ferry Town.
The Cae Gof club beat BP Llandarcy Oilers at home by four shots, 53-49, with skip D Thomas winning 20-11.
Prince of Wales Court Eagles wound up their campaign in defeating newcomers Pencoed, 8052, at Penylan Avenue.
A 26-8 winning card from experienced skip Dave Downton tipped the scales in favour of the Porthcawl side.
However, the Division One championship is heading for an exciting climax after title-holders Pontrhydyfen last week beat closest challengers Bryn Welfare, 86-60.
With one remaining match for both clubs, Bryn have 128 points and head Pontrhydyfen by just three points.
Clubs are this week completing their programmes with remaining promotion and relegation issues being settled.