New Zealand 'A' moved one point clear at the top of the Premier after they won 7-5 against 8th placed Top John. John McLernon won the first frame for New Zealand 'A' before Jack Seaton equalised for Top John. James Chilton, Dennis Walton and Brian Lopez then all won to give New Zealand 'A' a 4-1 lead, before Simon Crawford won on debut for Top John to reduce the score down to 4-2 at half time. Second wins for John McLernon and James Chilton, plus a win for Tommy Gibson got New Zealand 'A' over the win line at 7-2, before Top John fought well to keep the loss to a minimum, as late wins for Liam Smith, Evan Wakelam and Max Burgess meant the match ended 7-5.
New Zealand "B" fell a point behind the league leaders after they were held to a 6-6 draw with The Swan, who move up to 5th with the points. Jamie Whittaker and Paul Kanchanlall gave New Zealand "B" a 2-0 lead early on, before Paul Mart got The Swan off the mark. New Zealand "B" pair Julian LeFevre and Danny Amos both won either side of a Dan McIntyre reply for The Swan as the score reached 4-2 at half time. But The Swan came out strong in the second half, and when Stephen Smith, Ben Marshall and David Gray all won, The Swan had themselves a 5-4 lead. Brian Keeble equalised for New Zealand "B" at 5-5, before Colin Rogan put The Swan on the verge of a victory at 6-5, but Mark Birch won the final frame to leave honours even at 6-6
SP Blacks stay in third place, and kept their unbeaten start in tact as they beat Honey Bee Stingerz 7-5, who rise to 9th due to the postponed match elsewhere. SP Blacks had a great first half, as wins for Martin Langley, Andy Taylor, Daniel Wilkins, Dave Green and Peter Ward gave them a 5-1 lead at half time, with Steve Williams grabbing the only frame for Honey Bee Stingerz. The home side started the second half better, with Marc Reading winning to make it 5-2, but SP Blacks pushed on as Mike Painter won, then a second win for Martin made sure of the win at 7-2. But hopes of a big win were dashed when Russell Tucker, Paul Seastram and Jeremy Collins all won late on for Honey Bee Stingerz to keep the score down to 7-5.
Shootpool Sharks are up to fourth in the table, but were held this week to a 6-6 draw with Shoot 8-Ball, who move up to 6th with the draw. Shoot 8-Ball started well enough, taking a 2-0 lead through David Feore and Steve Dutton, but Shootpool Sharks ended the half much better, as wins for Chris Mottau, Robert Mutch, Robin Meads and Chris Shennan had them leading 4-2 at half time. Shoot 8-Ball pair Feore and Dutton both won their second frames to level the scores at 4-4, before Shennan won his second for Shootpool Sharks to give them back the advantage. Shoot 8-Ball equalised again, this time through Lars Bjart, before Robert won his second for Shootpool Sharks to see them go 6-5 up. But captain Gordon Sweeney salvaged a draw for Shoot 8-Ball by winning the final frame.
The final match of the week saw the match between Shootpool Snipers and Shootpool 'A' become the first Premier match to be postponed since April of 2014. The match will be played at some point later in the season.
Next week sees the top two teams in the Premier so far take each other on in a venue derby, as New Zealand 'A' face New Zealand "B". Third also plays fourth this week as SP Blacks take on Shootpool Sharks. Elsewhere, 5th placed The Swan host 7th placed Shootpool 'A', 6th placed Shoot 8-Ball take on Shootpool Snipers, and the two teams promoted from Division 1, Honey Bee Stingerz and Top John, face off for the first time in the Premier.
Fixtures Week 5
Table as it stands...
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
Top 4 in the Premier all win.
Posted: 14 November 2018 10:00
Blues win 8-4 against The Roths to go top after The Brick Slayers lose 7-5 to JFK..
Posted: 12 November 2018 16:30
SP Bullets made it 6/6, Swan move up to 2nd, and Krazies beat Nomads.
Posted: 12 November 2018 08:15
Danny Mobey and Nick Clark are back as the Top 2 in Asti.
Posted: 09 November 2018 17:30
Two wins this week for Nigel Playford see him lead Cava for the first time this season.
Posted: 09 November 2018 17:15
Mark Tumilty wins 9-0 to stay top of Smirnoff, and there are also wins for Amber Carter, Laura Hunter and Mike Collins.
Posted: 07 November 2018 12:00
Mike Chappell wins twice in an evening to take the lead in Grey Goose.
Posted: 07 November 2018 11:00
Andy Revie wins 7-2 to extend his lead in Veuve Clicquot but has played more than his rivals.
Posted: 01 November 2018 17:00
David Feore still holds the advantage in the Dom Perignon title race but Englefield defeat will hurt.
Posted: 01 November 2018 15:30