With the top two places in the league settled last week, the highest available place this week that was up for grabs was third, and the two teams that could claim that spot faced off, and it was John F Kennedy that claimed 3rd by 7 points in the end, after they won the match against The Roths 7-5. John F Kennedy went 3-0 up early on, before The Roths pulled it back to 3-2. Second wins on the night for Paul McGill and Nigel Crook helped push John F Kennedy on to a 6-2 lead. With only a draw left available, Casey Dawson and second win for James Wood got the comeback going, and got the score back to 6-4, but the match was won by John F Kennedy in frane 11 when Ian Manners won his second of the night. The Roths captain Stuart Ladyman won his second of the night to reduce the deficit, but it wasn't enough to avoid defeat.
The Vic Club ended their league season on a massive high as they demolished Nomads 10-2 in their venue derby. Two frames each for Steve Crutch, Oliver Burgess and Andy Grounsell helped The Vic Club win the first ten frames without a reply to go into a fantastic 10-0 lead. Nomads did win the final two frames, but all it really did was helped the team avoid the whitewash, as the damage was already done. With hindsight, The Vic Club actually needed one frame to move into 4th place, but will settle for a very comfortable 5th place finish. As for Nomads, the result put them in serious danger of finishing in the bottom two, depending on the other game in the division...
With the devastating scoreline at Vic Club, it meant that Shootpool Blues needed a win against Shoot At Will to avoid finishing in the bottom two, something that looked impossible when the team were winless after 10 matches. But the 7-5 win maeant it was 3 wins in their last 5 matches, and the great escape was complete. In a topsy-turvy game, Peter Mizon gave Shootpool Blues a 1-0 lead, before Shoot At Will turned it around at 2-1. But Shootpool Blues led 4-2 at half time after winning the next three frames. That lead soon disappeared though, as a second win on the night for Andy Roberts helped Shoot At Will take a 5-4 lead. Shootpool Blues now needed all of the remaining frames to win. But that's exactly what they achieved, thanks to wins for Ryan May then second wins for John Thorne and Peter Mizon. The win meant that Shootpool Blues finished one point ahead of Nomads in 7th place.
It's tight at the top of Asti with three players still in the title hunt.
Posted: 09 December 2018 15:15
Daniel Englefield beats title rival Nigel Playford 8-1 to all but seal the title.
Posted: 09 December 2018 15:00
Andy Revie ends his season on 78 points giving the other title challengers their target.
Posted: 09 December 2018 14:30
David Feore and Jamie Whittaker are level on points at the top of Dom Perignon.
Posted: 09 December 2018 13:15
Review of Round 1 in the AIPL Knockout Cup, with QF draw.
Posted: 04 December 2018 16:30
Daniel Englefield wins 6-3 to move 2 points clear at the top of Cava with three matches left.
Posted: 23 November 2018 17:15
The top of Asti changes again with Nick Clark and Ryan May now occupying those places.
Posted: 23 November 2018 17:00
Last season's third placed Colin Rogan wins 7-2 to move into third place this season.
Posted: 22 November 2018 16:15
Two wins on the evening lifts James Wood into second place in Veuve Clicquot.
Posted: 22 November 2018 16:00
NZB go back top with a 9-3 win, while there are first wins for Honey Bee Stingerz and Shootpool Snipers this week..
Posted: 21 November 2018 09:15
Brick Slayers go top again after winning 8-4 against Daisy Dukes, while Blues slip to first defeat of season..
Posted: 21 November 2018 09:00
SP Bullets win 12-0 against Nomads as Cotton Wheel Krazies win 11-1 to move up into second place.
Posted: 21 November 2018 08:45