Aylesbury Invitation Pool League

The AIPL started in 1978 as the R.T. Major Pool League with Mr Len Disbury as the league chairman and 14 teams competing in a Premier and the Knock Out Cup, both which were won won by the Aylesbury Ex-Service-men's 'A'. The player Singles and Doubles competitions were also held.

The first season was successful and the AIPL grew in size over the years with teams entered not just from Aylesbury but from the surrounding villages too. At the peak of its popularity the AIPL ran 4 league divisions, 2 cup competitions and 4 player competitions.

The Premier has at times been dominated by one or two teams. John Kennedy A won the title for 4 consecutive seasons between 1999 and 2002, a feat matched by Shoot Vetz who won it between 2013 and 2016.

The new 2016 - 2017 season features three divisions (Premier, Division 1 and Division 2). There are also the two team cup knockout competitions - 2016 - 2017 and Plate Cup - and two player competitions - Singles and Doubles.

STANDINGS

Team P W D L F A FD Form Pts
1 18 17 0 1 156 60 +96
156
2 18 13 1 4 124 92 +32
124
3 18 12 1 5 123 93 +30
123
4 18 11 2 5 122 94 +28
122
5 18 9 2 7 116 100 +16
116
6 18 9 1 8 110 106 +4
110
7 18 4 5 9 97 119 -22
97
8 18 4 2 12 89 127 -38
89
9 18 2 0 16 79 137 -58
79
10 18 1 2 15 64 152 -88
64
Team P W D L F A FD Form Pts
1 16 12 0 4 131 61 +70
131
2 16 12 2 2 114 75 +39
111 *
3 16 9 3 4 109 83 +26
109
4 16 10 2 4 102 87 +15
102
5 16 5 2 9 90 99 -9
90
6 16 6 3 7 89 100 -11
89
7 16 1 5 10 78 114 -36
78
8 16 5 2 9 79 110 -31
76 *
9 16 1 3 12 63 126 -63
60 *
Team P W D L F A FD Form Pts
1 16 12 1 3 120 72 +48
120
2 16 11 3 2 119 73 +46
119
3 16 9 1 6 107 85 +22
105 *
4 16 8 2 6 104 88 +16
104
5 16 9 1 6 101 91 +10
101
6 16 7 0 9 96 96 0
96
7 16 6 2 8 95 97 -2
95
8 16 3 4 9 83 109 -26
83
9 16 0 0 16 39 153 -114
39

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

There is no schedule information.

Please check back later for news of the new season.

SCORES

Date Competition Season Home Away
17/06/2017 Singles 2016 - 2017 2 - 6
10/05/2017 Doubles 2016 - 2017 5 - 4
03/05/2017 Knock Out Cup 2016 - 2017 5 - 3
26/04/2017 Plate Cup 2016 - 2017 5 - 0
19/04/2017 Singles 2016 - 2017 5 - 2
19/04/2017 Singles 2016 - 2017 0 - 5
18/04/2017 Plate Cup 2016 - 2017 2 - 5
12/04/2017 Doubles 2016 - 2017 4 - 1
12/04/2017 Doubles 2016 - 2017 2 - 4
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 5 - 4
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 2 - 4
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 2 - 4
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 0 - 3
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 0 - 3
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 3 - 2
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 1 - 3
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 1 - 3
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 2 - 3
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 3 - 0
09/04/2017 Mixed Doubles 2016 - 2017 3 - 1

FIXTURES

No upcoming fixtures

Knockout Cup

The Knockout Cup competition has been an ever-present competition since the AIPL began in 1978, with Aylesbury Ex-Service-men's 'A' defeating Stoke Mandeville Hosptial 'A' in the first final.

Each season features all teams from all leagues entered into an unseeded draw.

John Kennedy A dominated this competition at the end of the 1990's, early 2000's, winning the competition four times in a row, with the last three of those triumphs paired with the Premier Division trophy for the double.

Plate Cup

The Plate Cup competition is made up of teams that lose in the opening two rounds of the Knockout Cup.

This competition has run from at least the 2001-2002 season.

As the identities of the teams change year on year, depending on who loses in the opening round(s) of the Knockout Cup, there has not been a successful defence of the trophy since Victoria Club 'A' won it for three consecutive years between 2002-2003 and 2004-2005.

PLAYER RANKINGS

PLAYER COMPETITIONS

Although the AIPL is team-based with the leagues, it has run player competitions since it begun in 1978.

The Singles competition has been an ever-present competition and the entire history of all 24 previous champions can be viewed on this site.

The Doubles competition is likely to also have been an ever-present competition throughout the history of the AIPL.

In recent years, the Ladies Singles and Mixed Doubles have both been held over a single day at a single venue to increase the number of participants the competitions. The Ladies Singles took a 3 season break due to low numbers before returning in the 2010 - 2011, whilst the Mixed Doubles has run for at least the last 17 seasons.

Presentation Evenings & Photo Albums

Each year, the Aylesbury Invitation Pool League hosts an end of season Presentation Evening to thank the players, teams and venues that participated. It is also an evening of celebration as the winners are rewarded with trophies for their success throughout the latest season.

Here you can have a look back on the photo albums and reminisce about years gone by, or put faces to names of players in the league, both past and present.

Committee

The AIPL has a committee that is voted in at the AGM each year and the members are tasked with running the season, organising cup draws, handling complaints and organising the end of season presentation night amongst a lot of other tasks.

The current chairman is Tristan Burtenshaw, who has been in this role since 27/07/2016.

The current secretary is Mark Tumilty, who has been in this role since 27/07/2016.