It was Matt's second consecutive loss after a five match winning streak was ended just before Christmas, and he wasn't the only Top 2 player from last week to endure his second successive loss.
Richard Ilsley remains atop the division but his lead is reduced to just three points after his second loss in as many matches, after starting the season with seven straight victories.
The win keeps Chris in the promotion mix just six points from second back in fourth whilst the result drops Joe down the table where he now sits just two points outside the relegation spots with four matches left.
A double win for Andy Revie saw him catapult six places up the table into eighth place, and five points outside the relegation zone, as he first beat Jack Mason 6-3 before defeating Misfits teammate Arron Flanagan 5-4 in a decisive ninth frame.
Despite the setback of defeat in that match, Jack himself moved up four places into fifth with two wins on the week in additional matches.
Looking ahead to next week's fixtures, leader Richard Ilsley and third placed Matt Stone will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats as they face Max Burgess and Steve Curran respectively, whilst second placed Tommy Gibson will be hoping to extend his four match winning streak, current best in the division, when he goes up against fifth placed Jack Mason. Fourth will play sixth as Chris Johnston and Jason Hoff face each other. And the remaining three matches could have big implications in the relegation battle as six of the bottom seven players feature in those three matches. Andy Revie (eighth) and Chris Mottau (tenth) are the highest placed players of those involved and they clash separated by just a single point. Brian Lopez and Joe Mcloughlin face one another sitting level in eleventh place with identical season records. And the last match sees the bottom two, Oliver Burgess and Arron Flanagan, play each other level on 39 points split only by virtue of Oliver having won one more match.
Next week's fixtures in full, to be played on 22nd January at 8:00pm
Current Veuve Clicquot league table:
This week's Veuve Clicquot Results: Chris Mottau 3-6 Max Burgess, Andy Revie 6-3 Jack Mason, Tommy Gibson 6-3 Matt Stone, Jack Mason 6-3 Oliver Burgess, Arron Flanagan 4-5 Andy Revie, Chris Mottau 3-6 Brian Lopez, Joe Mcloughlin 4-5 Chris Johnston, Jason Hoff 5-4 Richard Ilsley, Max Burgess 4-5 Steve Curran, Joe Mcloughlin 2-7 Jason Hoff and Jack Mason 7-2 Brian Lopez
Bullets and Krazies both win 10-2, Nomads and White climb table, and Feathers record their first ever win as a team.
Posted: 17 January 2019 14:30
NZB win 9-3 and Blacks win 10-2 to open up gap down to third.
Posted: 07 January 2019 12:15
Daniel Englefield wins his final match 5-4 but waiting on other results before title confirmation.
Posted: 06 January 2019 21:00
Danny Mobey will take a 2 point lead over Ryan May into the final week.
Posted: 06 January 2019 20:45
Brick Slayers win 10-2 vs Roths, while The Yeoman make it 6 in a row by beating Blues 8-4..
Posted: 02 January 2019 17:30
Cotton Wheel Krazies and Nomads both win 8-4, while Bullets move 23 points clear.
Posted: 27 December 2018 10:30
There are sixteen matches still to play as Dom Perignon enters final week.
Posted: 27 December 2018 10:15
Arron Flanagan wins twice and ends the title challenges for both of his opponents.
Posted: 27 December 2018 10:00
New Zealand “B” won 7-5 in the battle for top spot in the Premier this week, beating closest rivals SP Blacks to move four points clear.
Posted: 12 December 2018 17:45
The Yeoman top Division 1 with 11-1 vs Daisy Dukes, moving a point clear of previous leaders The Brick Slayers, who drop to 2nd despite winning 7-5 against 3rd placed Shootpool Blues.
Posted: 12 December 2018 10:15
SP Bullets move 18 clear after beating The White Swan 8-4, and Dukes up to second after beating Cotton Wheel Krazies 8-4..
Posted: 11 December 2018 16:30
It's tight at the top of Asti with three players still in the title hunt.
Posted: 09 December 2018 15:15