It was Matt's second consecutive loss after a five match winning streak was ended just before Christmas, and he wasn't the only Top 2 player from last week to endure his second successive loss.
Richard Ilsley remains atop the division but his lead is reduced to just three points after his second loss in as many matches, after starting the season with seven straight victories.
The win keeps Chris in the promotion mix just six points from second back in fourth whilst the result drops Joe down the table where he now sits just two points outside the relegation spots with four matches left.
A double win for Andy Revie saw him catapult six places up the table into eighth place, and five points outside the relegation zone, as he first beat Jack Mason 6-3 before defeating Misfits teammate Arron Flanagan 5-4 in a decisive ninth frame.
Despite the setback of defeat in that match, Jack himself moved up four places into fifth with two wins on the week in additional matches.
Looking ahead to next week's fixtures, leader Richard Ilsley and third placed Matt Stone will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats as they face Max Burgess and Steve Curran respectively, whilst second placed Tommy Gibson will be hoping to extend his four match winning streak, current best in the division, when he goes up against fifth placed Jack Mason. Fourth will play sixth as Chris Johnston and Jason Hoff face each other. And the remaining three matches could have big implications in the relegation battle as six of the bottom seven players feature in those three matches. Andy Revie (eighth) and Chris Mottau (tenth) are the highest placed players of those involved and they clash separated by just a single point. Brian Lopez and Joe Mcloughlin face one another sitting level in eleventh place with identical season records. And the last match sees the bottom two, Oliver Burgess and Arron Flanagan, play each other level on 39 points split only by virtue of Oliver having won one more match.
Next week's fixtures in full, to be played on 22nd January at 8:00pm
Current Veuve Clicquot league table:
This week's Veuve Clicquot Results: Chris Mottau 3-6 Max Burgess, Andy Revie 6-3 Jack Mason, Tommy Gibson 6-3 Matt Stone, Jack Mason 6-3 Oliver Burgess, Arron Flanagan 4-5 Andy Revie, Chris Mottau 3-6 Brian Lopez, Joe Mcloughlin 4-5 Chris Johnston, Jason Hoff 5-4 Richard Ilsley, Max Burgess 4-5 Steve Curran, Joe Mcloughlin 2-7 Jason Hoff and Jack Mason 7-2 Brian Lopez
Dukes win 10-2 against Cotton Eyed Joes to move up to second, behind runaway leaders SP Bullets.
Posted: 12 October 2018 18:30
Danny Mobey is the new leader in Asti with the in-form Ryan May just behind.
Posted: 12 October 2018 16:15
Daniel Englefield increases his Cava lead to 15 points after his title rivals postpone their match.
Posted: 12 October 2018 16:00
Andy Revie bounced back from defeat last week as he beat title rival Richard Herring.
Posted: 09 October 2018 21:45
Defending champion David Feore returns to the top of the table in Dom Perignon.
Posted: 09 October 2018 21:30
Review of the Preliminary Round of the AIPL Knockout Cup.
Posted: 08 October 2018 16:30
Nigel Playford wins twice to move up to third in Cava.
Posted: 05 October 2018 16:15
Danny Mobey beats Asti leader Nick Clark 5-4 to narrow the gap at the top to just a single point.
Posted: 05 October 2018 15:00
The two New Zealand teams share top spot in Premier after 3 games, with SP Blacks in third.
Posted: 02 October 2018 10:45
The Brick Slayers and Shootpool Blues share top spot in Division 1 after both winning their third match in three.
Posted: 01 October 2018 15:45
SP Bullets move 8 points clear in Div 2, as four teams share 2nd place.
Posted: 01 October 2018 10:45
Jack Mason withdraws from Dom Perignon and that helps increase Jamie Whittaker's lead at the top.
Posted: 26 September 2018 15:15