Seven hopefuls in St Georges Open Finals Day

Shropshire have seven hopefuls in the St Georges Open Finals Day. Castlefields boast the most players in the field with four, including last year's players in the Champion of Champions final. Winner Mike Beer takes on Wrockwardine Wood's Dan Taylor, hoping to recreate the form that saw him win the 2016 Staffodshire Senior Merit. Runner-up Callum Wraight has a tough first round game against Paul Lamb who was imperious in qualifying. Mark Taylor is a former homester and plays Scott Simpson, the current holder in its previous guise as the ECC open. The other fielder, Paul Williams, plays Glen Herbert. Newport have two players in the field with former Dragon Pete Farmer playing former Meole Brace Open winner Andrew Hughes and Sam Millward, having qualified for all three Midland competitions, playing former Shropshire county player James Grimston. Chester Road's former Senior Merit champion Martin Lloyd takes on Dan Petcher from Derbyshire. The other ties sees former Meole Brace Open winner Graeme Wilson play Craig Barker, an ex homester. Autumn Waterloo champion Wayne Ditchfield plays the returning Jon Palmer last on, while former Isle of Man winner Leighton Roberts plays Simon Coupe in another match of stunning quality. The two Chris' meet in a Yorkshire Derby, Mordue and Brown. 2016 All England Winner Matt Gilmore plays Larry Wells, while last year's winner Darren Plenderleith takes on Paul Evans. Paul's Willenhall Nordley team mate Dan Bodley takes on Steve Morrey, with another team mate Ant Bracken playing against Tommy Johnstone, which promises to be a cracker of a tie, along with the young Danny Ferris against former Cradley Open winner Carl Armitage. It promises to be a cracking day of action at St Georges from 10 a.m. There will be hot and cold food on all day while Duncan Reeves will be the bookmaker on site. The finals will also be streamed on the Facebook group here. The full finals day draw is here. The SCGBA would like to wish our players the very best of luck.

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