The 2016-2017 Season 3 Shootpool Poker Sunday season finishes with Nigel Playford successfully defending his title from Sue Latham who ends the season as runner-up for the second consecutive season, this time by just 10 points.
Two New Zealand "B" teammates and doubles partners this year, Keith Jones and Larry Baker, will contest the 2016 - 2017 AIPL Singles final on 17th June after Keith defeated Adam Jackow 5-2 and Larry beat Luke Butler 5-0 in their respective semi-finals.
Having already done the double over their opponents in the Premier this season, New Zealand 'A' beat Shootpool 5-2 in the second 2016 - 2017 Plate Cup semi-final and will now meet John F Kennedy in the final next week.
The Vic will go for a hat-trick of Knock Out Cup titles after a 5-1 victory over Aristocrat 'A' sees them reach their third final in as many years where they will face Weavers 'A' who defeated SP Blacks 5-1 in their semi-final match.
The Vic pairing of Martin Langley & Brian Keeble beat the SP Blacks pairing of Jarrad Cross & Andy Revie 3-0 in the second 2014 - 2015 AIPL Doubles semi-final and will face last season's runners-up David Feore & Darren King in the final at the end of May.
The penultimate week of the AIPL Premier sees the title race blown wide open as New Zealand 'A' beat last week's leaders The Vic 8-4 and Shoot Vetz go top by a point after an 10-2 demolition of Shootpool 'A'.
With a week to go in Division 1, the lead has changed hands again, as with last week's leaders Shootpool G on their bye week, Aristocrat win 9-3 at home against Weavers Warriors to move six points clear whilst Weavers A move level with Shootpool G now in second after a 8-4 home win over The White Swan.
Second placed Railway Club start their match brightly, taking an early 2-0 lead at home, but are blown off track by a rampant Dairy Maid team who win six of the final seven frames for a 6-3 victory that leaves the title contenders Railway Club 15 points behind the leaders having played one match more.
Bucks Yeoman are the 2009 - 2010 Division 1 champions as they defeat Britannia 'B' 5-4 to finish 6 points ahead of runners-up Weavers 'B' with long time pacesetters St John's Social Club finishing a further point back in third place.
Britannia 'B' finish as the 2008 - 2009 Division 2 runners-up after they are awarded their last match 7-0 and promotion rivals New Zealand 'B' suffer an 8-1 defeat to Rivets which sees Rivets finish in 3rd above New Zealand 'B' who slip from 2nd to 4th on the final day of the season.
New Zealand "A" end their 2008 - 2009 Division 1 on a high as they thrash bottom placed Ex-Services Club 8-1 at home to finish in joint 2nd, level with Walton Court on points, frame difference, wins, losses, frames for, frames against and head-to-head record after both meetings in the season finish 5-4 to the home team.
A second awarded 7-0 in as many weeks leaves Old Plough & Harrow just three points behind the leaders Weavers B, knowing a 6-3 or better win at home in 2 weeks time when the top 2 clash in the final match of the season will bring them their second title in as many years.
Weavers "A" are the 2007 - 2008 Division 1 champions as a 7-2 home win over Weavers 'C' brings them the silverware this season but the chase for second place is heating up with just a final round of matches to come as Lantern Exiles lose their third straight to hold just a 2 point gap over Bob's Barn and Bucks Yeoman with both having one more match to play.
Rothchilds Arms "A" win both doubles frames to beat the champions Bell Mkt Square "A" 5-4 away but lose out to Walton Court on the Division 2 runners-up spot on frame difference after the two teams finish level on 111 points.
Britannia 'B' finish the 2006 - 2007 Division 1 as runners-up as their rivals Weavers B and Millwrights both fall to last day defeats that mean neither overtake Britannia 'B' in the table who had finished their season last week.
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