Without checking, I’m pretty certain this year will be the 43rd consecutive year of the ever-popular Club Match Angler Championship. Known widely as ‘The Green Un’ in reference to the sports newspaper that launched it, now hosted by the Sheffield Star and the Doncaster Free Press and sponsored by Daiwa Sports.
If you have qualified to take part in the semi final, you will find your name in the list below. If you ‘think’ you’ve qualified but not in the list then your club match secretary will have some explaining to do. I’m sure he’ll have a copy of the email he submitted with your successful result. If he hasn’t, you may well be out of luck.
191 anglers (so far) have found no difficulty in following the rules.
For the past decade or longer we’ve tried to organise the semi final on the Mayday Bank Holiday Monday. You are probably aware that in 2020 the Mayday Bank Holiday has been switched to a Friday 8th May in order to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 celebrations, so that is when we will be hosting the Club Match Angler Championship semi final.
Match anglers are a difficult bunch to please. We’ve rotated the semi final around various venues and the only constant that can be relied upon is folk complaining about the venue. There is no venue that everyone is happy with and I can guarantee if someone says, ‘Why don’t you put it on at so-and-so?’ Someone else will shout out, ‘I ain’t going there!’
You lot are impossible to please! Anyway, dig out your diary, these are the dates you need to pencil in:
Semi Final Details
The Daiwa/ Sheffield Star/ Doncaster Free Press/ Club Match Angler Championship Semi Final will be hosted by Lindholme Lakes on (May Bank Holiday) Friday 8th May, 2020.
Section winners from this match will qualify for the final at Sykehouse Fisheries, Twin Isles Lake, on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May, 2020.
Listed below you will find the provisional list of qualifying anglers based on results submitted to me this season. If your name is not included you will need to prove you submitted the result of your qualifying match. A date-stamped email showing you sent it to email@example.com is the simplest way, sent via your club match secretary.
If you are in the list of 191 names below you need do nothing other than to check your availability for the semi final. However, on Friday March 13th details of pools, how much, how to pay, etc, and how to register that you wish to fish will be published in my angling notes column in the Sheffield Star (and all its various editions) and in the Doncaster Free Press in my Angling Notes column.
As always, this will involve paying your pools up front to Geoff and Pauline Hurt, our match organisers, to secure a place in the semi. For pegging purposes this has to be done up-front. No pay, no fish. You have 6 weeks (or more) to stump up the pools, so no excuses.
List Of Qualifiers – 2020