ROUND 1 RESULTS
It was a night of surprises in the Shield Round 1, as only one of the teams that were the higher seeds actually won their game. Shootpool were the team that managed to get through, but The Vic Club, Shootpool Ringers and Aristocats all lost to teams that finished in a lower position than them in the group stage.
There was almost a huge shock on the cards in this match, as Zenya Heap, Nel Hoff and Jamie Martin all won early on to give Cotton Wheel Kittens a 3-0 lead, despite the team losing every match they had played in the earlier Group Stage round. But sadly for the ladies team, they couldn't build on that lead any further as Shootpool won the next 6 frames to take the match 6-3. The 6 frames included two wins for captain Teresa Collins, and featured one each Taylor Christy, Mike Collins, Adam Green and Andy Grounsell.
Misfits didn't manage a single win in the entire Group Stage, but that didn't stop them winning their first match in the knockout stage, surprising The Vic Club with a 6-3 win. Misfits started the match fantastically, as Arron Flanagan, Tony Festa, Sarah Box and Simon Honeyball all won to take a huge step towards the quarter finals with a 4-0 lead. With little room for error, Tristan Burtenshaw, Mikie Gibson (with a one-visit clearance) and Lee Turney all won their frames to pull the deficit back to just 4-3, but Alan Carter stopped the comeback with a win in frame 8. And captain Tony Festa won his second frame of the night to give Misfits the all-important 6th frame win to secure their first win of the Summer League, and secure a place in the last 8.
Shootpool Ringers would have fancied their chances in this match, especially with a better record in the Group Stage, but a poor start cost them dear as Shoot At Will beat them 6-3 to reach the Quarter Finals. Andy Roberts, Barry Anderson, Greg Finch and Ben Collins all won consecutively as Shoot At Will took an early 4-0 lead, before Dave Wall stopped the rot to make it 4-1. Chris Johnston extended the lead to 5-1, before Danny Mobey and Nick Tilley Clark pulled Shootpool Ringers back to within 2 points. But the final frame proved to be the same as the very first, with a win for Andy Roberts, as he secured the 6-3 win for Shoot At Will.
The closest of all four matches was in this match between Aristocats and Top John. Top John just about kept their noses in front, though Aristocats would not lie down easily in this one. Max Burgess gave Top John the first frame, before Alex Slater equalised. Charlie Skiller and Jordan Maxwell Hoff then put Top John 3-1 up, before Nigel Playford pulled one back for Aristocats. Top John ended the half 4-2 up after Evan Wakelam's win, only for Stephen Page to start the second six with a win for Aristocats. Max Burgess won his second of the night to restore Top John's two-point lead, but again, Alex Slater reduced the deficit to 5-4. But Mark Kane was at hand to win for Top John, to get the 6th point and the 6-4.
QUARTER FINAL DRAW AND PREVIEW
The four winners above were put into a draw to play one of the four teams that finished 5th or 6th in their respective groups, at the venue of the higher seeds.
The draw, to be played on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, will be played in a First-to-6 format, like Round 1, with the home side choosing the first six first, and the away writing down first in the second half.
Blues move top of Division 1 with a 8-4 win against The Vic Club, while The Brick Slayers are a point behind after edging past Shootpool Ringers 7-5. John F kennedy drop to third after being held to a 6-6 with Daisy Dukes, while there is another draw between The Roths and Shootpool. Finally, The Yeoman edged past Wonky Weavers 7-5.
Posted: 25 September 2018 12:30
SP Bullets are top of Division 2 and carried on their impressive early form with a 9-3 win against Dukes. Misfits jump up to second place after they had a resounding 10-2 win against The Feathers, and Nomads climbed up to third after they won 9-3 against Cotton Eyed Joes. Elsewhere, Cotton Wheel Krazies had a solid 8-4 win against The White Swan, and Weavers Warriors picked up their first win of the season with a 7-5 win against The Chicklayers.
Posted: 24 September 2018 09:15
A quick note regarding all Shoot Pool & Snooker leagues.
Posted: 21 September 2018 20:45
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Premier.
Posted: 18 September 2018 08:30
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Division 1.
Posted: 17 September 2018 10:45
A double win for Elliot Riley moves him up four places into the Top 5 in Asti.
Posted: 16 September 2018 16:30
Daniel Englefield wins 8-1 to increase his lead at the top of Cava to 5 points.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:45
Richard Herring beats James Wood 6-3 to stay in contention with the leaders in Veuve Clicquot whilst ending James' unbeaten start to the season at the same time.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:30
Jamie Whittaker is 6 points clear at the top of Dom Perignon but his title challengers have games in hand.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:15
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Division 2.
Posted: 14 September 2018 10:00
Darren McGeorge and Andy Roberts both beat promotion contenders and pull themselves into the mix of the Cava promotion battle.
Posted: 04 September 2018 16:00
A double win on the night sees Danny Mobey move up seven places and into second place in Asti.
Posted: 04 September 2018 15:45