The Les & Mel Evans MBE Invitation takes place on its usual Easter Monday slot as 32 top players congregate at Chadsmoor. Reigning champion Callum Wraight of Castlefields will be expected to go far and plays Johnny Sneddon first game. Greg Smith from the George won it three years on the bounce before being beaten by Wayne Rogers in the Quarter Finals last season, and plays exactly the same player in his first game this year. Kevan Shaw and Castlefields’ Jon Palmer is a clash of the two Waterloo Champions, while former Champion of Champion Mike Beer from Castlefields takes on fellow young gun Nathan Dawes of Dudley Dell. There are former other winners in the field, Chris Brown takes on Ben Dixon of Penn, Gordon Hawkins of M&B Cheslyn Hay has Ant Bracken from Willenhall Nordley, Peter Farmer plays Stuart Rutter and Tommy Johnstone has late call up Darrell Handley of the Windmill. Scott Simpson has won the ECC Open down the road and the Willenhall Nordley man plays David May. Chris Ward of M&B Cheslyn Hay has won many big competitions and is up against Tom Pritchard from King George V. Former All England winner Darren Plenderleith of the Greville Arms has Staffordshire Merit winner Nick Wyer from Dudley Dell, while the person he beat in that 2017 final, Ross Meese, has Damian Morrison. A former Staffordshire Merit winner, Nordley’s Mark Picknell, takes on a former Shropshire Merit and Spring Waterloo champion in Colin Beaman. West Brom Open winner Gary Owen plays former All England winner Andy Spragg, while Dan Petcher plays Cody Everitt, and Larry Wells has Dan Jones in the other two games.
Full draw and odds are here. Hopefully this will be updated throughout the day.
Bookmaker Jim Chatwin will be in attendance. Hot and Cold refreshments will be available all day from 9.30am. Car parking is available on the Club car park and on the Chadsmoor J&I School immediately opposite the Club.
Breakfast Sandwiches Bacon and Sausage
Homemade Cottage Pie & Chips
Homemade Chilli & Chips
Homemade Curry & Chips
Burger & Chips/Burger in a bun
Selection of cold rolls
Selection of Homemade Cakes
Red Velvet Cake
Coffee & Walnut Cake
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Chocolate Splodge Cake
Easter Bunny Cake
There will be a food Fest as well as a bowls fest.😃
Play commences at 10.30am.
Look forward to welcoming players and spectators to Chadsmoor Progressive BC for this very special day.