INDOOR sport in the Cardigan area will inevitably be scrapped for the 2020-2021 season and be the second time campaigns have failed to be completed following the pandemic bringing a premature end to last season.

Since the crisis arose some nine months ago, pool players have not been permitted to chalk their cues while darters have been unable to toe the oche.

With the current Covid surge shutting pubs and clubs for the foreseeable future, it is odds on another term of inactivity for indoor sport which is unlikely to return until the autumn at the earliest.

When the 2019-2020 season ended in March , Cardigan & District Pool champions of 2017-18 Red Lion were five points clear of reigning champs Lamb A who had a game in hand on the pacesetters.

In addition to the championship uncompleted competitions were Veterans’ Cup, League Pairs, 3-a-side Jeff ‘Fly’ Jones Memorial Trophy, Captain’s Cup, Open Pairs and Singles.

The league, which started in 1986 and saw Grosvenor win the championship for the first three seasons, has produced many quality cueists with some gaining international honours.

It is a similar outlook in the Cardigan & District Darts League and Cardigan Ladies Darts League with many participants having given up hope of the 2020-2021 season getting off the ground.

Confirming that there is no glimmer of hope for the return of indoor action any time soon, a Welsh Government Culture and Sport Department spokesperson saidL “The present situation makes it imperative that social distancing is observed and unfortunately it is a fact that the immediate future is not bright for the hospitality sector.”