The Flowfit Senior Individual Merit is this Saturday so we are looking at our famous four hopefuls who are hoping to lift the Trophy. The first qualifier we look at is Ian Gaut.
Name: Ian Gaut
Club: St Georges
Premier League Record: 9 out of 16
How did he qualify: Semi Finalist (Lost 20 to Pete Farmer)
Who did he beat to get there:
Chris Lodge 21-4
John Potter 21-9
Doug Edwards 21-16
Paul Williams 21-20
1st round opponent: Damian Morrison (Lancashire)
Ian Gaut has qualified for the All England before, in 2003, when reaching the Semi Finals at Norton-in-Hales. He has plenty of experience to deal with the big day and has been in good form this season, winning 9 in the Premier and Summit Leagues. He faces a tough draw first round in Damian Morrison, but if he can get through this game he can go far.