The Swan flew up to second in the Premier table this week as they had a dominant 10-2 win against Shootpool Snipers. The away had a perfect first half, winning all six frames thanks to wins for Luke Butler, David Gray, Robert Marshall, Dan McIntyre, Stephen Smith and Paul Mart, to lead 6-0 at half time.
Luke Butler, David Gray and Dan McIntyre then extended the lead to 9-0, when they all won their second frames of the evening. The wins for Luke Butler elevated him to joint top of the individual stats with 7 wins from 8 games. Shootpool Snipers finally got off the mark when James Todd won his maiden match for his team, but Colin Rogan made it 10-1 soon after. Richard Ilsley won the final frame for Shootpool Snipers, but sadly it was just a consolation by that point, as The Swan ran out 10-2 winners.
New Zealand "B" managed to stay top of the league, although their lead was reduced to just a single point, as they won 9-3 against Shootpool Sharks. New Zealand "B" also had a perfect first half, leading 6-0 at the break, thanks to wins for Larry Baker, Keith Jones, Julian Lefevre, Jamie Whittaker, Paul Kanchanlall and Ade Lansdown.
Kyle Wilks stopped the whitewash when his win made it 6-1, but the game was sewn up soon after when Larry Baker, Julian Lefevre and Jamie Whittaker won their second frames of the night, as New Zealand "B" made it 9-1. Shootpool Sharks did manage to win the last two frames and pull the score back to 9-3 when Robin Meads and Chris Mottau won their frames.
Shoot 8-Ball played out a 6-6 draw SP Blacks, a result that did niether team any favours with the big wins for New Zealand "B" and The Swan. SP Blacks had the better of the first half, as after Andy Taylor and David Feore shared the first two frames, Dave Green, Sean Gourley and Danny Lee all won in succession to give SP Blacks a 4-1 lead.
Shoot 8-Ball then came back into the match well. Led by captain Gordon Sweeney who made it 4-2, Shelley McDermott and a second win for David Feore levelled the match up at 4-4. Sean Gourley won a second frame for SP Blacks, only for Trevor Lewis to equalise. A second win for Danny Lee gave SP Blacks yet another lead at 6-5, but Shoot 8-Ball claimed the draw when Mark Game won the final frame.
Shootpool 'A' flew up 4 places in the league table after a 10-2 demolition job of rivals Shootpool. Shootpool did actually take the lead in this one through Andy Grounsell, but Shootpool 'A' pair Richard Herring and Charlie Corbyn quickly turned the deficit into a lead at 2-1. Adam Green then made it 2-2, and at that point the match looked like it was going to be close.
But Shootpool 'A' went on to win the rest of the available frames, 8 of them in succession, which included two each for Martin White and Richard Meek, second wins for Charlie Corbyn and Richard Herring, and also wins for Dave Mentiply and Chris Eley. The result puts Shootpool 'A' up to 5th, and leaves Shootpool 8 points adrift at the bottom of the league.
New Zealand 'A' are up to sixth after they edged to a 7-5 win against The Brick Slayers. The match started well enough for the hosts when John McLernon, Tommy Gibson and Jay Yerby all won to give New Zealand 'A' a 3-0 lead. The Brick Slayers captain Jason Hoff pulled one back for 3-1, before Mark Frost restored the three point advantage. The first half finished 4-2 though after a win for Darren McGeorge.
Dennis Walton again gave New Zealand 'A' a three point lead, only for Jason Hoff to win his second of the night to make it 5-3. Tommy Gibson then won to give New Zealand 'A' a 6-3 lead, but The Brick Slayers closed the gap through wins for Andy Hutchinson and Darren McGeorge, but they couldn't rescue the draw as New Zealand 'A' captain Brian Lopez won the final frame to claim the 7-5 victory.
New Zealand "B" will be hoping to stay at the top of the table as they take on 6th placed Shootpool 'A'. Hoping to close the gap, but with away fixtures to contend with, are Shoot 8-Ball and The Swan, who are travelling to face Shootpool and The Brick Slayers respectively. Also on the chase will be SP Blacks, who are at home against New Zealand 'A'. Finally, Shootpool Sharks host rivals Shootpool Snipers.
Fixtures Week 5
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