When the Aylesbury Invitation Pool League begun in 1977 it had only one division, the Premier. After a successful first season, the AIPL grew in size over the years with teams entered not just from Aylesbury but from the surrounding villages too. After an unknown amount of seasons the league expanded into multiple divisions.
This division ran for at least 13 consecutive seasons between 1997 - 1998 and the 2009 - 2010. It is believed to have run for longer, back into the early 1990's, possibly 1980's, but no records can currently be found to confirm this. Weavers 'B' are the only team to knowingly win it on multiple occasions, with 2 titles in the 16 known seasons.
With an increase in team numbers in recent seasons, this division has been active again over the last 4 years, with 10 teams from 7 different venues in the 2017 - 2018 season, and will be played to the format from recent years in the AIPL where each match consists of 12 singles frames with each player allowed to play twice in a match. Teams score one point per frame won and no bonus points allocated for a win.
The AIPL started in 1978 as the R.T. Major Pool League with Mr Len Disbury as the league chairman and 14 teams competing in a Premier and the Knock Out Cup, both which were won won by the Aylesbury Ex-Service-men's 'A'. The player Singles and Doubles competitions were also held.
The first season was successful and the AIPL grew in size over the years with teams entered not just from Aylesbury but from the surrounding villages too. At the peak of its popularity the AIPL ran 4 league divisions, 2 cup competitions and 4 player competitions.
The Premier has at times been dominated by one or two teams. John Kennedy A won the title for 4 consecutive seasons between 1999 and 2002, a feat matched by Shoot Vetz who won it between 2013 and 2016.
The 2018 - 2019 season is underway featuring three divisions (Premier, Division 1 and Division 2) alongside the usual two team cup knockout competitions - Knock Out Cup and Plate Cup - and two player competitions - Singles and Doubles.