Division 1 champions Dirty Ari signed off for the season with an emphatic win, winning 11-1 against 6th placed Dairy Maid 'A'. Only dropping the second frame, there was two wins each for Steve Smith, Graham Spencer, Kevin Smith, Jason Harper and Paul Freshwater, with the latter three ending the season as the individual 1-2-3 in the process.
With Shootpool Blues on a bye, Shootpool knew that a win by any scoreline would be enough to claim 2nd spot in the tale, and that's exactly what they got, beating 5th placed Top John 9-3. The pressure was on at half-time when the match was level at 3-3, but a perfect second half gave Shootpool the victory, with Nathan Brooks, Adam Green and captain Teresa Collins all winning twice on the night. The league season might be over now, but for Top John they still have the AIPL Plate final to compete in, up against Premier side SP Bullets on 24th May.
4th placed The Roths also ended their season with a 9-3 win, beating 7th placed Wonky Shot. After trailing 2-1 early on, two wins each for Dan Hare, Rory Sore and Neil Roberts helped The Roths win the next six frames, and eight of the final nine, to claim the big win.
DIVISION 1 - MOST WINS
The individual stats for Division 1 were dominated by the champions Dirty Ari this season, with the top three players all belonging to the divisional champs. Dirty Ari captain ended the season with 24 wins and 6 defeats, with an impressive win ratio of 80%. He ended up two wins clear of team mates Jason Harper and Paul Freshwater finished 2nd and 3rd on 22-4 and 22-7 respectively. Grant Mullender of Dairy Maid 'A' finished a further win behind, ending on 21-8, ahead of three Shootpool players; Adam Green, Mike Collins and Teresa Collins, who all finished on 19 wins each.
1) Kevin Smith - Dirty Ari - P30 W24 L6 (80.00%)
2) Jason Harper - Dirty Ari - P26 W22 L4 (84.62%)
3) Paul Freshwater - Dirty Ari - P29 W22 L7 (75.86%)
4) Grant Mullender - Dairy Maid 'A' - P29 W21 L8 (72.41%)
5) Adam Green - Shootpool - P26 W19 L7 (73.08%)
FINAL DIVISION 1 TABLE
The 2022-23 Premier went all the way - coming down to the final ball in the final frame, and it was SP Blacks who were eventually crowned champions for the second time in their history. Sharks and Bullets both signed off for the season with wins too, and New Zealand 'A' moved into 7th with their final day victory as well.
Posted: 12 May 2023 00:00
The Division 1 title race was over a while ago, but Dirty Ari continued their impressive form, winning their final match of the season 11-1 to claim the Division 1 title by a massive 22 points. Also in the final game week, Shootpool got the win they required to claim second spot ahead of Shootpool Blues, and 4th placed The Roths ended their season a high with a win as well..
Posted: 11 May 2023 20:45
Weavers' Beavers & Balls were crowned AIPL Division 2 champions of 2022-23, winning their final game to win the title by 18 points over Hot Shots, who finished 2nd, and Ari Potters in 3rd. Nomads replaced The C Team in 4th spot on the final day. Misfits in 6th and Dairy Maid Krazies in 7th played out a draw, and The Feathers finished ahead of The Ari Chicks at the bottom of the table.
Posted: 11 May 2023 17:00
In the penultimate week of the league season, Blacks took a big step towards the title with a 10-2 win, moving 4 points clear of NZB, who only won 7-5, with Sharks, Shoot A and The Vic all picking up wins on the night too. Dirty Ari wrapped up Division 1 without even playing, as Shootpool and Roths drew 6-6. Shootpool Blues, and Wonky Shot both won their matches too. Weavers won 7-5 to claim the Div 2 title, with the next three sides, Hot Shots, Ari Potters and C Team all claiming wins too..
Posted: 04 May 2023 23:30
Blacks and NZB are now just a point apart in the Premier title race, after NZB beat Sharks 9-3 and Blacks won 8-4 against The Vic Club. Bullets drew with NZA and there were wins for Rothschild Arms and Brickslayers. In Div 1, Dirty Ari are now 21 clear and only have to turn up to the final match to mathematically win the league, with Shootpool and Top John also securing wins. In Div 2, Weavers are on the verge of the title after another win, and Ari Potters Nomads and Misfits also picked up wins.
Posted: 17 April 2023 10:15
In the Premier, NZB won 9-3 while Blacks won 8-4 to reduce the gap between the top two to just 2 points, with 3 matches left to play. Sharks and Bullets drew 6-6, and there was wins for The Vic and Honey Bee too. In Division 1, Blues took a step towards a top 2 finish by beating leaders Dirty Ari 7-5, while Shootpool beat Kennedy, and Roths and Dairy Maid drew. In Div 2, Ari Potters, Misfits, Nomads and leaders Weavers all enjoyed 7-5 wins, as Weavers extended their lead at the top to 14 points.
Posted: 11 April 2023 11:15
Review of the AIPL Singles, AIPL Anytime Singles, and AIPL Doubles Quarter-Finals, AIPL Knock Out Cup and the AIPL Plate Cup Semi-Finals, as well as all the draw information for the Cup, Plate, Singles, Doubles and Anytime Singles, and also a review of the 2022-23 Mixed Doubles event, which took place this Sunday.
Posted: 04 April 2023 18:15
SP Blacks’ lead at the top of the Premier is down to 3 after they won 9-3 vs Bullets, while NZB won 10-2 vs Honey Bee. Sharks and Shoot A drew, and 7-5 wins for Rothschild Arms and Brickslayers. In Division 1, Dirty Ari won 8-4 vs Top John to move 14 points clear with a game in hand. 2nd placed SP Blues were held to a 6-6 draw by Kennedy GC, and Dairy Maid picked up a win too. And in Div 2, there was 8-4 wins for the top two and the Krazies, and Feathers picked up their first win of the season.
Posted: 20 March 2023 00:00
In the Premier, Blacks beat Sharks 8-4 in the big game, while NZB closed gap at the top to just 4 points with a 9-3 win. There was also wins for Bullets, Shoot A and NZA. In Division 1, Dirty Ari got an 8-4 win to extend their lead to 11pts with a game in hand, as everyone else either drew 6-6 or didn't play. And there was a shock in Division 2 as leaders Weavers' Beavers & Balls were beaten for only the 2nd time, but Hot Shots only draw as well. Nomads and Misfits also recorded wins too.
Posted: 14 March 2023 11:15
Three Premier teams made it through to the KO Cup SF's this week as Sharks, Blacks and New Zealand A all got through close matches, with one Div 1 team guaranteed qualification in next week's game between Dirty Ari and Shootpool. In the Plate QF's, Premier sides Honey Bee and Bullets made it through, and will be accompanied by Division 1 sides Top John and Blues in the SF draw.
Posted: 23 February 2023 13:15
The top three in the Premier all won big this week, to keep the title race ticking along nicely, and there was also wins for SP Bullets and The Vic Club. In Division 1, Dirty Ari extended their lead as their win was coupled with 2nd placed Shootpool Blues losing to 3rd placed The Roths, with Top John winning also. In Division 2, Weavers Beavers Balls won the top of the table clash vs Hot Shots, with Ari Potters and Misfits also picking up wins.
Posted: 21 February 2023 18:00
SP Blacks go 5 clear by beating Rothschild Arms, but chasing pair NZB and Sharks picked up wins too, and Shoot A and Honey Bee moved up the table with much-needed wins. Division 1 title race blew open after Dirty Ari lost against Shootpool, while Blues and Roths both won this week, and JFK got their first league win by beating Dairy Maid A. In Division 2, Weavers beat Krazies but saw their lead cut to 6 as Hot Shots swept aside Ari Chicks. Misfits beat Ari Potters and C Team were awarded a 9-0.
Posted: 13 February 2023 14:30