Shootpool Ringers' time at the top of the table was ended this week, as Shootpool Cutters managed to hold them to a 6-6 draw. It was Shootpool Cutters themselves who went into an early 2-0 lead, through debutant Ashley Sullivan and then Brian Monk. Jez Wyborn pulled one back for Shootpool Ringers, but the two point advantage was restored through Jimmy Surguy.
That was when Shootpool Ringers turned it up a notch though. Nick Tilley won for 3-2, before Jules Wyborn equalised. It got even better for Shootpool Ringers when Alex Slater and Dave Wall took it to 5-3. Jez Wyborn then won for 6-3, and in the process remained 100% for the season and moved to the top of the individual stats.
But just when Shootpool Ringers looked like they were dead set to win the match, Shootpool Cutters started to come back. Firstly, Danny Mobey gave his side hope at 6-4, and when Sue Latham won after that, it came to captain vs captain in frame 12 to determine the match outcome. The match was won by Jimmy Surguy, who beat his opposite number to claim the 6-6 draw for his side.
With the Shootpool Ringers drawing, it gave The Feathers the perfect chance to take advantage when they played Killer Bees, but found a win hard to come by too, as they too could only manage a 6-6 draw. The first 8 frames in this game all went to the player that broke, meaning that no side managed a build any kind of lead. For The Feathers, there was two wins for Dave Coleman, and one each for Martyn Colbrook and Ed Knotwell, meanwhile for Killer Bees it was Paul Visser, Adam Knight, Bradley Featherstone and Tim White getting the wins.
Killer Bees managed to win two frames in a row when Adam Knight made it 5-4, but The Feathers responded perfectly by winning two on the bounce themselves, through Leigh Coventry and a second for Ed Knotwell. But the draw was claimed as Rob Bourne won the final frame to end the match 6-6.
With the top two drawing their games, Wonky Weavers were the ones who took full advantage, as a huge 10-2 win for themselves propelled them up to the top of the table after week 3. Dominic Whittaker and Calvin Baldwin gave the home side a 2-0 lead before Zenya Heap pulled one back in style, potting her black from a snookered position.
But Wonky Weavers responded by winning the next 7 frames without reply, a run which included two wins each for Mitchell Cray and Ryan Mutch, a second win for Dominic Whittaker and wins for Martin Sullivan and Ricky Carr. Pero Peck did win a consolation frame for Cotton Wheel Kittens to make it 9-2, but only for Martin Sullivan to win his second to make the match finish 10-2
Misfits won back to back matches to move into fifth place, this week beating Weavers Warriors 7-5. Misfits completely dominated in the first half, winning all six frames thanks to Alan Carter, Gary Rockett, Sarah Box, Andy Revie, Simon Honeyball and Tony Festa.
The second half was much better for Weavers Warriors, and started with Jack O'Brien getting them on the scoreboard. Arron Flanagan then won his frame to make sure of the victory for Misfits, but Weavers Warriors kept fighting and ended up pulling the match back to 7-5 by winning the final four frames through Lee Turney, Adrian Barrett, Wayne Turney and Michael Bailey.
The final game of the week saw The White Swan move up to 7th place in the table when they picked up their first win, at the third time of asking, against Bucks Fizzers. Stuart Robertson and Mark Rudge both won either side of a Tracy Playford win as The White Swan took an early 2-1 lead, before Julie Curran and Nigel Playford turned the match around as Bucks Fizzers took a 3-2 lead.
Nigel Playford also won in the second six for Bucks Fizzers. Unfortunately for them though, it was the final frame and The White Swan had won the previous six frames before he managed the point. The run of six frames started and ended with wins for Robert Garrood, had second wins for Mark Rudge and Stuart Robertson, and included a win each for James Edney and Will Hammond.
After the cup takes centre stage, the league is back and there is a huge match in Division 2 when league leaders Wonky Weavers host second placed Shootpool Ringers, with the two sides separated by just one point in the table.
Elsewhere, 4th takes on 6th as Shootpool Cutters travel to face Killer Bees, and Misfits will be looking for 3 league wins in a row when they go away to face Cotton Wheel Kittens. And finally, 8th placed Weavers Warriors host 9th placed Bucks Fizzers.
Fixtures Week 4
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