Seven of the top eight finishers last season return in the league of ten, joined by two league newcomers and one player moving divisions after replacing a dropout after the fixtures had been compiled.
David Feore, the first of three ever-presents returning to the league, will be looking to successfully defend his title that he won for the first time last season following three second placed finishes in the first three seasons of the SPBL.
James Connor is the last player who will be embarking on his fourth SPBL league campaign, finishing eighth last season in his debut Grey Goose campaign having earned promotion from Smirnoff in Season 3.
And the last of the returning players is Shelley McDermott, back for his second season having finished as runner-up last season, just two points behind the champion David Feore, winning an incredible eleven of his twelve matches with just a single 5-4 loss to Max Burgess as the blemish on his record.
Looking ahead to the opening day's fixtures, defending champion David Feore faces Daniel Wilkins with Feore having won all three of their prior Shootpool Blackball Singles League meetings. Season 3 champion Darryl Clarke will start this season against league newcomer Jamie Whittaker whilst the other league newcomer, Colin Rogan, plays Peter Ward. Shelley McDermott faces Richard Ilsley with the two having shared the two single frame matches they've previously played, both of which were in the 2016 - 2017 AIPL Knock Out Cup Semi-Final. And the last match of the afternoon sees James Connor play Adam Jackow.
Two SP Blacks teammates will clash in Week 4 as Adam Jackow and Peter Ward clash, whilst the two Shootpool Snipers teammates Richard Ilsley and James Connor have to wait until Week 7 on 10th December to face one another.
This week's fixtures in full, to be played Sunday 17th September at 3pm:
Good luck to all players in the league this season.
Mark Tumilty opens up with 7-2 win, while there is also wins for Tony Festa and Trevor Gunn.
Posted: 17 October 2018 15:30
Only two matches played in Grey Goose Week 1, as Colin Rogan and Andy Taylor both win 6-3.
Posted: 17 October 2018 14:45
NZA win 7-5 vs Top John, while NZB stay second after drawing with Swan..
Posted: 16 October 2018 09:15
Blues win 9-3 against Daisy Dukes, while The Brick Slayers remain 100% and The Roths stay unbeaten.
Posted: 13 October 2018 22:45
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