The second week of Smirnoff saw six matches played after the opening day had just one match take place due to a raft of postponements.
Mark, however, showed good bouncebackability to win two matches this week and is the early season table topper.
Ryan sits second, three points behind his opponent, after playing two more matches this weekend, with one win and one loss against two league newcomers.
Playing Mark Frost, Ryan won the opening three frames to give himself a platform that his opponent was never able to recover from, as although Mark brought it back to 3-2, Ryan kicked on with another brace to clinch the match.
The final two frames were swapped as the match finished 6-3.
A second brace of the match for Ryan put him on the hill at 4-2, but Laura was not to be denied in her Shootpool Blackball Singles League debut match as she won the final three frames to complete the 5-4 comeback.
Looking ahead to next week's fixtures, leader Mark Tumilty and second placed Ryan May both don't play, giving the chasing pack the chance to close the gap at the top. Mike Collins in third faces Trevor Gunn. Amber Carter sits in joint fourth after her superb fightback victory and will face Dan Dalton this week with Dan having comfortably won their two prior Smirnoff meetings. Sue Latham and Elliot Riley will clash with the pair sharing their Smirnoff previous encounters one apiece. And the last match of the afternoon sees two league newcomers face another as Mark Frost plays Laura Hunter.
Next week's fixtures in full, to be played on 15th October at 4:00pm
Current Smirnoff league table:
This week's Smirnoff Results: Mike Collins 5-4 Mark Tumilty, Dan Dalton 4-5 Max Burgess, Ryan May 6-3 Mark Frost, Ryan May 4-5 Mark Tumilty, Laura Hunter 5-4 Ryan May, Mark Tumilty 8-1 Sue Latham, Elliot Riley 5-4 Mike Collins and Trevor Gunn 4-5 Amber Carter
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