Shootpool Ringers are top of Division at this very early stage, as they swept aside last season's bottom side Cotton Wheel Kittens 11-1. They enjoyed a perfect first six, with Alex Slater, Chris Boggon, Jez Wyborn, Dave Wall, Jules Wyborn and Nick Tilley all winning their frames, with the latter winning in style with a break and dish.
Going with the same six in the same order in the second half, the first four players won for the second time on the night. Cotton Wheel Kittens did finally get off the mark, as Kathryn Brennan held her nerve to pot her black on the second attempt. Nick Tilley finished things off on a high note for Shootpool Ringers, winning his second frame on the night for the 11-1 win.
Wonky Weavers ended last season well, narrowly missing out on promotion, and have started this season just as well, with a dominant 9-3 win against The White Swan. The home side started in superb form, completing dominating the first half as they went 6-0 up through wins for debutante Richard Brown, captain Ricky Carr, Dominic Whittaker, Calvin Baldwin, Mitchell Cray and Jake Welsh.
Will Beck managed to win to score The White Swan's first point of the night, before Jake Welsh won his second win on the night to extend the lead to 7-1. Will Hammond and The White Swan captain Robert Garrood both won to make the result slightly more respectable when they reduced the deficit to 7-3. But that was as good as it got for the visitors, as Ricky Carr and Calvin Baldwin both won their second frames to end the match 9-3.
The Feathers had a great end to last year after their name change, and that form seems to be continuing as they won their first game, which was a a tricky away fixture against Misfits, which they ended up winning 8-4. The Feathers went into an early 2-0 lead through Dave Coleman and Callum Harris, before Robyn Rockett pulled one back for Misfits.
The Feathers then took full control after that, as wins for Leigh Coventry, captain Ed Knotwell and newcomer Amber Carter were followed by a second win for Dave Coleman as they moved into a 6-1 lead. Gary Rockett then made it 6-2, before Nathan Harris extended the lead to 7-2. Arron Flanagan and Simon Honeyball then won back to back frames to reduce the deficit to 7-4, before debutante Amber Carter made it two wins in two for her new side, and give her side the 8-4 win.
In a battle of two new teams, Killer Bees narrowly edged past Bucks Fizzers, in a closely fought contest that finished 7-5 on the night. Tim White, Paul Visser and Alex Bull all won to give Killer Bees the perfect start at 3-0, before Bucks Fizzers produced a great comeback to level the match up 3-3 at half-time with wins for Victoria Page, Michelle Mountney and Nigel Playford.
Paul Visser and Tim White then did what they did in the first half, both winning to give Killer Bees a 5-3 lead. Victoria Page rounded off a perfect night for herself as her second win of the night made it 5-4, but Killer Bees got over the win line when Alex Bull and Dave Dawson both won to lead the match 7-4. Bucks Fizzers' Tracy Playford did get in on the act in the final frame with a win for her team to end the match 7-5.
The final match of the week saw a evenly-matched 6-6 draw played out between Weavers Warriors and league newcomers Shootpool Cutters. The match itself could have gone either way, and both sides enjoyed leads before ultimately drawing. Nick Clark gave Shootpool Cutters a 1-0 lead, but Weavers Warriors fought back strong with wins for Lee Turney and Adrian Barrett for a 2-1 lead. But the match swung back in Shootpool Cutters' favour, as Len Scott, Jimmy Surguy and Danny Mobey all won in succession to lead 4-2 at half time.
Jack O'Brien and Lee Turney second frame pulled the match level at 4-4 soon after the half time break, before Nick Clark won his second for Shootpool Cutters to give them a 5-4 lead. Weavers Warriors thought they has sneaked the victory when Wayne Turney and Michael Bailey both won to give them a 6-5 lead, but the draw was claimed by Shootpool Cutters when Robert Wallingford won his first match for the team.
Next week sees the big Weavers derby, as second placed Wonky Weavers take on Weavers Warriors. Two teams with wins in week 1 face off as Killer Bees host Shootpool Ringers. The Feathers will also be looking at making it two wins in two when they host Bucks Fizzers.
There will also be four teams playing across two matches, with all four teams looking to record their first win of the season. Firstly, Cotton Wheel Kittens host Shootpool Cutters, and also The White Swan take on Misfits.
Fixtures Week 2
Table as it stands...
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