St Georges Open Update & Preview
With the recent Winter weather St Georges organiser Graham Turner has released the following statement: "For all those players booked in for the Saturday sessions of the St. George’s Open, the organisers fully intend to run both sessions and hope to have the green cleared of any snow before the scheduled practice times. Just to advise that due to the weather conditions the opening session of the St. Georges Open tomorrow morning has been delayed until after completion of the afternoon session at approx. 5.30 p.m. Please bear in mind we are experiencing the most severe weather conditions in a decade, your patience on the day would be appreciated. If any players are unable to attend they should contact Graham Turner on 07940 434528." St Georges have some quality players taking part this weekend. The draw is being released on the day but four Staffordshire County players take part on Saturday with Scott Simpson, Chris Worthington, Jamie and Nick Wyer competing, along with Potteries father and son duo Phil and Gary Owen. There are also Shropshire players Derek Wright and Andy Duckett aiming to win the four spots on offer. Onto the Sunday and Chris and Josh Mordue come down from Yorkshire, with Josh looking to recreate his early season form from last season where he qualified for the major early open competitions. There is also South Yorkshire's Danny Sillitoe, along with Cheshire's Glynn Cookson and Staffordshire star Dave East. Three big players from Shropshire are there with former multiple Merit Winners Callum Wraight and Pete Farmer as well as Rich Lawson hoping to use green knowledge in their quest to qualify. Qualifying sessions take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday and 2 p.m. and 5.30 p.m on Saturday.