There is no other competition dedicated solely to club match anglers that can even come close to the Daiwa sponsored Club Match Angler Championship run in conjunction with the Star Newspapers’ Grass Roots in Sheffield. Now in its 41st consecutive year the event has attracted getting on towards an astonishing £100,000 in sponsorship during that era.
Open to all club match anglers in the Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield region, entry is completely free. It just requires your match secretary to submit results to me, Bob Roberts, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Match winners are invited to participate in the semi final stage with section winners going through to the grand final.
With each year that passes the demand grows, so much so that it has become necessary to hold two semi finals and a final to determine who will be crowned the Club Match Angler Champion. Qualifying is open until April with semis being fished (usually) in May. Throw in the optional pools and we’re definitely talking the richest club-only event in the country.
Dates for the finals will be released shortly but for now it’s all about claiming a place. Already we have over 220 different qualifiers. If you’re in the list then you need do nothing for now other than to keep an eye open for updates. I’ll let you know how to secure your tickets to the semis around the end of March/ beginning of April. Regulars will know the score. It’ll be the same as always with pools paid up front to Geoff and Pauline Hurt.
So here we go. If you’re not in the verified list (below) but think you’ve been missed then please get in touch via the Green Un email address (above) and plead your case. Make sure you send some kind of proof that your match result was submitted, say a copy of the result – ideally resend the original email – that works every time. Forgetting to submit results (or sending them in 6 months late) is not my problem and counts for nothing. Claiming emails get lost is just as weak an excuse. If you sent it then you’ll have a copy of the original in your sent mail folder. But occasionally I do make mistakes… 😉
Here’s the latest list of semi finalists in alphabetical order as of 14th January, 2017.