Roll Up For The Final Showdown
It’s Semi Final time in the Club Match Angler Championship and if you have any designs on lifting the coveted Colin Dyson Memorial Trophy then you need to act soon. Tickets for the semi final stage are limited this year. We are holding just ONE semi final as opposed to the two in recent years and there are only 140 places up for grabs which will be available on a first-come, first served basis. If you intend to be part of the biggest club match angler competition in the UK then urgent action is required.
Demand is expected to be high. It may even outstrip supply so don’t hang about.
If you are in the list below and wish to secure a place don’t hang about, contact the match organiser, Geoff Hurt (details below), to register, pay your pools and book your place. Match entry is £20 all-in with a 100 per cent pay-out on the day, minus pegging fees.
This year’s venue is the home of Fish-‘o’-Mania, Hayfield Fisheries, near Doncaster, and following your suggestions, bearing in mind the match covers all three lakes – Island, Big and Little Adams, we are changing the semi final payout structure to level the playing field. Instead of jackpot pay-outs for the individual top weights the main cash pool will be spread equally across the 20 sections. In other words you will only be fishing against your own section and not the whole field.
In the event of a sell-out we will split the match into 20 separate sections of 7 anglers which would mean you would simply have to beat the other 6 anglers in your section to win £100 and automatically qualify for the £2,000 Daiwa sponsored final.
This means you are not reliant upon drawing a ‘flier’ any more. Wherever you draw you will now be rewarded equally. There will be no such thing as a bad peg or bad section. Saying that, some folk do like a flutter so in addition to the main pool we will organise a completely optional £5 pool on the day which, subject to agreement, will be split equally between the winners of each lake.
In the final, section winners from the semi will be competing for cash pools on the day plus £2,000 worth of Daiwa tackle prize vouchers. Following the success of last year’s trial, the top 4 anglers in the 20-peg final will win Daiwa tackle vouchers to the value of £1,000, £500, £300 and £200. These can be redeemed against any items of their choice from the latest range up to the face value of the voucher or indeed as part-payment towards a bigger ticket item.
Details For Your Diary
Semi Final: Sunday 6th May, Hayfield Lakes, All pegs
Register up to 8.00am
Draw at 8.15am
Fish 10.00am till 4.00pm
Final: Sunday 3rd June, KJS Aston Springs, Snake Lake
How To Book Your Place
Assuming you’ve already qualified via a match published in my column in the Sheffield Star newspaper or one of it’s sister publications (Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield), to take part in the semi final you must contact the match organiser, Geoff Hurt and pre-pay your £20 pools and pegging fee. This can be paid in cash direct to Geoff or by cheque or postal order made payable to Green Un Match Anglers Championship. Should you decide to enter the optional £5 pool this will be collected on the day.
Whichever way you decide to pay, you MUST include a contact telephone number. If you qualify for the final and for any reason cannot make the final, this enables us to allocate your place to whoever came second in the section. Contact details will be treated as confidential and will not be used for marketing purposes or for any other reason other than to contact you regarding this match.
Geoff Hurt’s contact details are: 36 Hazelbarrow Road, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield. S8 8AW. Tel: 07921 166136
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