The St Georges Open Finals Day is one of the best line ups you’ll see for a 32 with so many class names in the field. There are several former Champion of Champions in the field including current holder Mike Beer, who plays Dan Taylor first game. Callum Wraight will be seen as the home favourite but has a tough game against Paul Lamb first up. Graeme Wilson plays Craig Barker, one of numerous ex homesters in the line up, with Peter Farmer playing former Meole Brace Open winner Andrew Hughes and Mark Taylor taking on Scott Simpson, the reigning holder of this competition in its previous guise as the ECC Open. 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. Despite a lack of home entries Shropshire do have a few qualifiers. Paul Williams plays Glen Herbert and Martin Lloyd takes on Dan Petcher, a former major winner himself. Sam Millward, who has qualified in all three competitions in the Midlands, plays former Shropshire player James Grimston. 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. 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.