The AIPL started in 1978 as the R.T. Major Pool League and has run every year since, featuring many teams and venues.
The 2017 - 2018 season is underway featuring three divisions (Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2). There are also the two team cup knockout competitions - Knockout Cup and Plate Cup - and two player competitions: (Singles and Doubles.
The Anytime Singles will return in November 2018.
Played exclusively at Shoot Pool & Snooker on Mondays Nights from 8pm the league is open to anyone who wants to play or learn. Season 11 started in June 2018.
Played exclusively at Shoot Pool & Snooker on Sunday afternoons from 3pm the league is open to anyone who wants to play or learn. Season 7 begun in October 2018.
Alongside their pool leagues, Shoot has been running standalone tournaments since 2009 including 3 Person Tournaments, Jack Jackow Memorial Trophy and Penalty Shootout.
And in September 2017 Big League begun with the competition involving weekly round robin tournaments where players try to win the weekly tournament for cash prizes, but also gain points towards qualification to the final tournament, where only the top 8 players from the weekly round robins qualify.
The Summer League is a new competition started in June 2013 to offer a League competition through the summer months with an alternative match format. In it's inaugural season it ran for 7 weeks with 8 teams.
The Grapes Trophy, inaugurated in 2009 by the former landlord of the Grapes Pat Carroll, was a knockout cup competition played on Wednesday evenings in the summer months during the break from the AIPL. The competition ran through to 2014.
The IPA World Championships are designed to find the best player in the World – its as simple as that. If you want to test yourself against the best, this is the place to do it. Long races, big prize money – can you handle the heat in front of a global audience, courtesy of the sport leading live stream the IPA offers?
There are plenty of competitions taking place which are all open to anyone, and in January 2015, one of the qualifiers was held at Shootpool with David Feore beating Daniel Wilkins 5-0 in the Final.
The E.P.C.F. (now the E.B.P.F) was originally formed in 1995 by Tony Batch, with the intention of providing national teams to take part in the E&U.K.P.F international competitions played to their rules (more commonly known as BAPTO rules).
The demand for pool being played to these rule proved so great that in 1998 Mike Leavens formed the EPCF County structure, in the first year with 9 counties and the second year doubling to 18 Counties and holding the first ever EPCF County finals in Hengar manor in 1999.
The current 2018-2019 season sees counties participating in 8 regions and more information can be found at their website.
Q-Academy is a club offering pool, darts and poker situated near Newport Pagnell just outside Milton Keynes that opened on 1 April 2017.
The Big Friday Flyer League starts on Friday 5th October 2018 and is a series of weekly round robin tournaments with prizes for each weekly tournament alongside points gained towards qualification for the Finals Week where the Top 8 from the season of weekly tournaments qualify.
Bradmoor Farm is an independently owned business in the small, quiet village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.
They have 7 pool tables and in 2022 started hosting pool tournaments with the Bradmoor 3's.
The Shootpool International Rules Singles League (SPIL) is a new association, started in May 2023, bringing an International Rules league to Aylesbury.
Matches are played exclusively at Shoot Pool & Snooker on Sunday afternoon/evenings.
Roths Events is a new association, started in 2023, for pool tournaments held at the Rothschild Arms in Aston Clinton.
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