Issue. 7 - March 2017
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woman jailed for
Public hand over 135
knives during surrender
Jane Kirkpatrick A Carlisle woman has been jailed for nine years for stabbing a woman in October last year. Jane Kirkpatrick, aged 29, of Shadygrove Road, was sentenced on (20th February) at Carlisle Crown Court for wounding with intent. The incident occurred shortly after 5am on 8th October when Kirkpatrick stabbed her ex-partner multiple times with a knife at an address on Boundary Road. The victim suffered multiple wounds to her legs and a cut to her head. Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty to wounding with intent at an earlier hearing. A four-year extended licence period was also imposed on Kirkpatrick by Judge Peter Hughes QC. Detective Constable James Aiston, North Cumbria CID, said: “This was a premeditated and vicious attack on her ex-partner. “Kirkpatrick’s assault was motivated by jealousy and the victim was fortunate that she only required stitches as this could have resulted in life-changing or life-threatening injuries. This does not dilute the seriousness of her offending. “I am pleased that Kirkpatrick has been taken out of society. Her actions will not be tolerated and we will continue to protect members of the public by bringing dangerous offenders, like Kirkpatrick, to justice.”
Knife surrender Police received 135 knives from members of the public during a weeklong surrender period. The surrender, which ran between 12th and 18th February, was part of a national initiative to tackle knife crime. In Cumbria, police appealed to the public to hand in any unwanted knives to ensure they did not fall into the hands of criminals. The knives will now be destroyed and cannot be used by offenders looking to inflict fear or harm.
A breakdown of where knives were handed in are: • North Cumbria – 62 • South Cumbria – 10 • West Cumbria – 63 Superintendent Mark Pannone said: “This has been a successful operation with a large number of knives handed in from members of the public and now out of the reach of criminals. “The number of knives handed in is proof that people in Cumbria take the issue of weapons in our communities
very seriously. We are lucky in Cumbria that there isn’t the knife culture that is seen in other areas of the country, however the fact remains that such weapons can be very harmful in the wrong hands. “Many of these handed in were kitchen or trade knives however there were also some antique and dangerous weapons that may have been passed down through generations. The people who owned these would likely never use them to harm others
but we can now be sure that criminals cannot gain access to them to cause serious or fatal injury. “I’d like to thank those who have handed in weapons in during the surrender as you have contributed to making Cumbria a safer place.” Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “I would also like to thank those who have come forward - this is a great example of people taking responsibility and helping to keep the public of Cumbria safe. As a result, thankfully there are now 135 knives less in the county to fall into the wrong hands.”
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Williamson Park welcomes two new furry friends Colin and Leo
Williamson Park is excited to welcome two common marmosets to its small animal zoo family. Colin (aged 5 years) and Leo (aged 4 years) join the park from Monkey World in Dorset, a collection that specialises in caring for primates rescued from the pet trade. Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild
and rehabilitates refugees of this illegal trade, as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect. Common marmosets are members of the Callitrichidae monkey family and are native to Brazil in South America, mainly feeding on insects and plant sap and gum. You can meet the latest members of the Williamson Park clan with entry to the Butterfly House, Mini
Beast Cave and Small Animal Zoo, available from the gift shop. Beth Nortley, manager of Williamson Park, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Colin and Leo to their new home in Williamson Park. “Marmoset monkeys are unfortunately the most commonly kept and traded species of primate as pets. “They have very specific needs and are sold to people without any
knowledge of caring for monkeys, which inevitably leads to their owners being cruel through simple ignorance. “We’re excited to be able to offer them a new home here in Williamson Park and provide them with the care they deserve.” For more information visit the Williamson Park pages or follow the park on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
New season at the Platform New fund to help
Fans of 1960s music are in for a treat with a host of iconic bands from the famous decade announced in the new season at the Platform in Morecambe. Audiences can take a trip down memory lane with classic acts such as The Pretty Things, The Searchers, and The Fortunes as well as former members of The Kinks performing the band’s famous hits as Kast Off Kinks. Monty Python fans can enjoy The Rutles, the band created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes, who famously parody The Beatles. There is plenty on offer for lovers of 70s and 80s music too with the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, Showaddywaddy, John Coghlans’ Quo, The Real Thing, Ruby Turner and Big Country. For comedy fans, actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP, QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star Gyles Brandreth returns with his new one-man show Break a Leg! - a celebration of all things theatrical. Giving the season a contemporary edge are Cornish folk performers Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys as well as Police Dog Hogan, featuring
popular Guardian columnist Tim Dowling on the banjo. Northern favourites The Lancashire Hotpots are also set to perform with their “sing-a-longa party”. Jazz enthusiasts can look forward to The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars “Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook” direct from the famous London Jazz club, and there will also be performances from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Experience the timeless tunes of musical icons as well with the highest quality tributes to T. Rex, The Jersey Boys, Kate Bush, George Michael, Bon Jovi, The Carpenters, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and The Beach Boys. Comedy fans are in for a treat with three of the finest comedians performing their standup routines for the one-off Comedy Night in March. Rob Mitchell, Ben Lawes and headline act Greg Cook will all take to the stage. There are a couple of shows for children too. First up in April is “Lost and Found”, an adaptation of award-winning children’s author Oliver Jeffers’ picture book, for ages 3+. Later in
the season “The Giant’s Loo Roll”, an acclaimed show for ages 5+, tours to the venue. With numerous community events and the annual, free lunchtime concerts line-up in late spring, the Platform season offers something for everyone. For the full
line-up of events, including dates and prices, visit the Platform's webpage. The Platform spring/summer 2018 brochure can also be picked up from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or downloaded from the website.
Gyles Brandreth will be performing at the Platform in July
disabled changing facilities
A £50,000 fund could help to tackle the lack of changing facilities for people with disabilities in South Lakeland. Members of our Cabinet heard how children with disabilities have to be changed in inappropriate places because of a shortage of proper facilities. Our Leader, Councillor Giles Archibald, said: “A teaching assistant told me how children with disabilities are changed on the floor of public toilets or in the back of a minibus, with staff protecting their privacy as best they can. “Clearly we have to do something about this. We want people with additional needs and disabilities to be able to enjoy the area to the maximum and that means ensuring they have proper changing facilities.” Under the new proposals local communities would be invited to bid for the funding to create or improve their existing disabled changing facilities. The money would be allocated through the existing New
Homes Bonus, where government matches the council tax raised on new homes and properties brought back into use. We use the New Homes Bonus funds to address the needs of local communities. “We already know from the success of our Locally Important Projects funding, where communities bid for grants to help finance neighbourhood schemes, that seed funding can help to kick start initiatives and attract more funding. “Similarly, this £50,000 council fund would enable local communities to bid for money to improve their disabled toilets and changing facilities. “Helping community groups, clubs and organisations such as local town and parish councils to put in place proper facilities is something which I’m sure everybody would want to see,” added Cllr Archibald. Our Cabinet praised the work of Changing Places, a national organisation which is campaigning for better facilities for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.
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Strongest indicator yet of
South Lakeland's economic growth
South Lakeland’s multi-billion pound economy is now the fastest growing in Cumbria. More than £100 million has been added to the value of goods and services produced across the district, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. South Lakeland’s economic activity has out performed neighbouring district authorities and overtaken the cities of Carlisle and Lancaster. The encouraging figures reflect an increasing confidence to invest in the area. Councillor Graham Vincent, our Portfolio Holder for Economy and Assets, said: “This is the strongest indicator yet of the district’s growing economic emergence. South Lakeland is in this position because steady
growth across much of our economy has continued to deliver successful business outcomes. “A high level of new enterprises are starting up, we are creating a businessfriendly environment and by valuing businesses as we do, companies know we will do our best for them.” South Lakeland’s total Gross Value Added (GVA) rose from £2.512 billion in 2015 to £2.615 billion in 2016, an increase of £103 million. GVA is a measure of the value of goods and services and is regarded as a key indicator of solid economic activity. “This council is committed to attracting inward investment, supporting the development of higher paid jobs and helping our towns and
villages to thrive commercially. These figures prove we are attracting new businesses, encouraging sustained growth and leading the way in terms of delivering real economic success,” added Cllr Vincent. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that South Lakeland’s economy is growing faster than the neighbouring districts of Eden, Copeland, Barrow-in-Furness, Allerdale and Carlisle. Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “These figures are very positive and confirm what businesses have been telling us – that the economy is growing right across Cumbria. “GVA is the Government’s method of measuring economic output.
ahead for Grosvenor Park
The ambition of a group of local residents and Heaton-with-Oxcliffe parish council to provide children with a safe and exciting place to play was realised this week when the brand new £54K Grosvenor Park Play Area was officially opened. The former play area on Lune Drive, Morecambe which was owned and maintained by Lancaster City Council had become old and worn and in desperate need of a revamp. For the last 10 months, the Parish Council and local residents have been
working with Lancaster City Council to develop plans and source funding for an exciting new facility which would cater for all ages up to 12 years old including those with disabilities. The partnership approach enabled funding to be secured from a variety of sources including £5,000 from Banks Heysham South Wind Farm Community Fund, £9,746 from BIG lottery Awards for All, £5,000 from the Galbraith Trust and £30,000 from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and Heaton with Oxcliffe Parish
Council. Works to install the exciting new facility took six weeks to complete and the play area is now open for business. Attractions include Castle Galahad and Little Miss Muffet multi-play structures, a Viking swing with basket, crazy twister rotator, sit on and sit in springies and a roundabout. These are complemented by woodland themed ground graphics and a seating and picnic area.
Children from Grosvenor Park Primary School celebrate opening of new play on their patch
Healthy GVA figures point to a strong economy and rising productivity. “South Lakeland is the strongest performer of the county’s six districts, which underlines the fact that it’s a great place to do business. “The Chamber has been working with local authorities, including South Lakeland District Council, to ensure that businesses maximise the opportunities and remove obstacles to growth. “It’s gratifying to see this partnership approach is paying dividends.” New employment figures
from the Office for National Statistics also show that the number of people employed in professional jobs in South Lakeland rose from 37% to 43% between 2014 and 2017. Skilled trades increased slightly from 27% to 28% in the same period and the semi-skilled workforce reduced from 27% to 13%, reflecting a reduction in retail jobs. “These statistics are encouraging as they show that the jobs being created are quality, higher paid jobs that may well offer a career path for continued employment,”
added Cllr Vincent. More good news is expected when the findings of the annual South Lakeland Business Premises Survey is published in a few weeks. Around 1,100 business owners have responded so far, with many indicating they feel positive about the prospects for future growth. The survey, which is undertaken by our Invest in South Lakeland economic development team, helps to inform future strategy decisions and policy making around local business needs.
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Want to own your own piece of tranquility?
Open all year round Penpont Park is offering you the opportunity to purchase your own holiday home in one of the most picturesque parts of the U.K Set in the beautiful Dumfriesshire
countryside, Penpont has just 26 beautiful homes to offer which you can either buy or why not test the water by booking a holiday in one of the stunning lodges? It is just 2 hours 30 minutes from
Preston so your tranquil holiday home is well within reaching distance and with prices from as little as £18,000 your dream of owning your own idyllic holiday home can soon be a reality, part exchange is even welcome!
Owning your own holiday home at Penpont Holiday Park gives you and your family the perfect opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily living to enjoy a gentler pace of life whenever the mood takes you. The park has Security gate access for added security as well as free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. So weather your looking to invest or need a well deserved break from the every day world please contact 07512123321 or 01848330470 Penpont Holiday Park, Penport, Scaurside, Dumfries & Galloway DG3 4BH
Pennant Park Golf Course
Surrounded by the stunning Pennant Park Golf Course, the Pennant Holiday Lodges will delight those looking to relax and enjoy some of North Wales’ picturesque countryside. The park boasts spellbinding views of the Dee Estuary, Hilbre and the Wirral. On a clear day you can see as far as Blackpool and the Cumbrian Hills. Pennant Park is perfectly situated between Conwy and Chester, making it the ideal location for exploring the North Wales coast and all the area has to offer. Within just a short walking distant you can enjoy nature trails, rambling, horse riding and fishing. If it’s something more adventurous you’re looking for then you won’t be disappointed. North Wales is fast becoming a Mecca for adventure sports. Of course, if you’re a keen golfer then this is the perfect place to own a holiday home. Set in 110 acres of stunning parkland Pennant Park boasts a superb 18 hole golf course with greens of the highest quality and truly breathtaking signature holes. The course also has a practice putting green and a six bay driving range. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome at the clubhouse with its friendly atmosphere and fully licensed bar and restaurant serving food daily. The luxury holiday homes are finished to the highest of standards and complete with interiors that are unique, elegant and fully customisable, so you’re sure to find one that you’ll love. Each lodge comes with a large decked veranda and parking for two cars. The small, exclusive development of 15 holiday lodges are sold with an amazing 75 year agreement and a full 12 month holiday licence, meaning they can be used all year round, as often as you like. This quiet retreat is filling up fast, with the park currently having one brand new lodge for sale and only one empty base left. However, work had now commenced on a second holiday park. This will be home to a further 18 lodges with all the amenities of our first park plus the benefit of being able to sub-let. To truly appreciate the beauty of this park seeing really is believing! Spend a day at Pennant Park, viewing the lodges, have a bite to eat and maybe a round of golf, you won’t be disappointed! Pennant Park Golf Club & Holiday Lodges. a: Whitford, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 9ER Junction 32 off the A55 t: 01745 563000 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.pennant-park.co.uk
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Is Ravenglass England’s
most special village?
Hopes for tourism boost as Cumbrian village now boasts TWO World Heritage Sites Something special has just happened to the Lake District’s only coastal village… It’s now part of TWO World Heritage sites, and tourism businesses are hoping this unique claim to fame will entice new visitors to explore this hidden gem on Cumbria’s west coast. With both the Hadrian’s Wall and Lake District World Heritage sites, Ravenglass is now officially part of two globally recognised areas of cultural importance and local businesses say the Western Lake District more than deserves this double accolade. Cumbria Tourism Chairman, Eric Robson, says: “For one county, let alone one village to have two World Heritage Sites is fantastic. I hope the inscription of the Lake District opens more opportunities for people to experience Ravenglass and Cumbria’s west coast.
“The draw of Hadrian’s Wall already attracts thousands of visitors to the north of the county, so this additional boost can only reinforce Cumbria’s strong reputation as a world class visitor destination, and we hope it encourages more people to extend their visits and discover this largely undiscovered gem.” Ravenglass Railway Museum Project Manager, David Rounce, says “We’re all very proud of the Ravenglass area and its many attractions and are delighted that we’ve been recognised in this unique way. Tourism forms a vital part of the local economy and we’re confident that being part of two world heritage sites will bring new and returning visitors to the area and provide a welcome boost to local businesses”. The village was previously best known as the home
of the award-winning Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, which winds through seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Other key attractions include the newly opened Ravenglass Railway Museum, the majestic Muncaster Castle with its amazing Hawk & Owl Centre and breathtaking views of the Lake District mountains and Drigg Dunes Nature Reserve, which is home to various rare and endangered species of plants and animals including a thriving colony of natterjack toads.. But the history of Ravenglass actually spans back to the 2nd Century Romans. Evidence of this is Ravenglass Roman Bath House. Established AD130, its remains are among the tallest Roman structures surviving - the walls stand almost
four metres high. It is thought the fort guarded the harbour, and there is evidence that soldiers stationed here served in Hadrian's fleet. So it’s the perfect way to start exploring the Frontiers of the Roman Empire… For more information about visiting Ravenglass and Cumbria’s west coast, or to book your stay visit www.golakes.co.uk
Cracking down on
Anti-Social Behaviour in Poulton
Lancaster City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team has joined forces with police and local parents to tackle recent incidents of anti-social behaviour caused by children in the Poulton area of Morecambe. Following reports of a disturbance at Morrisons a number of weeks ago caused by youths throwing things
around the store and which involved an assault on a young girl, the council’s newly formed ASB Team with help from the Neighbourhood Policing Team have tracked down the offenders and taken action to address their behaviour. One of young culprits was found to be just 11 years old at the time and
suspected of taking drink and drugs, whilst not being registered to attend any local school. The team are currently working with social services and a member of the child’s family to get to the root of the problem and address her needs and behaviour. An ASB officer from the council and member of the Morecambe
Neighbourhood Policing Team met with the rest of the girls and their parents to agree and commit to an acceptable behaviour agreement. This will prevent them from becoming repeat offenders of ASB, it having become apparent that some parents had no idea of the trouble that their children had got themselves into in the first place. A local secondary school has also been consulted and are supporting the agreed plan of action. Coun Andrew Warriner, Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental health, said: “The aim of the council’s newly formed anti-social behaviour unit is to lead on prevention, early intervention and resolution work for all types of unwanted behaviour. “Everyone has the right to live a peaceful life and the introduction of the council’s new unit will allow the council to do its bit to prevent local residents from ending up feeling harassed, alarmed and vulnerable by the unwanted behaviour of others around them. “Anti-social behaviour comes in all shapes and sizes and can be caused by children and adults alike. Having received numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour being displayed by young people in the Poulton Ward, the team was able to tackle the problem swiftly and successfully in partnership with the parents concerned and other agencies to nip it in the bud. “Parents of children who are making the lives of others a misery should also be warned that if they are found to be at fault and refuse to work with the council and other agencies to steer their children away from committing further offences, the council will not hesitate to use the legislation available to prosecute the parent as was the result of a similar case in the West End of Morecambe last year.” If anti-social behaviour is taking place in your area or you feel you are the victim of such behaviour, you can report it to the council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team online at www. lancaster.gov.uk/asb, by sending an email to email@example.com or by telephoning 01524 582935.
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The 18 Hardest
Greens in the UK
STARS SET FOR AFTERNOON OUTINGS AT CORAL UK OPEN
THE board allocations for the opening rounds of the 2018 Coral UK Open have been confirmed, with a two-time champion and three former finalists set to compete on the Main Stage at the Butlin's Minehead Resort. The 128-player Coral UK Open will take place from March 2-4, with eight stages in action simultaneously in the early stages as professional stars and Rileys Amateur Qualifiers compete. The opening rounds in the afternoon session on Friday March 2 see the lower-ranked professionals and amateur competitors in action. The Main Stage will begin as former UK Open finalist Terry Jenkins meets 2010 Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson. Former Lakeside Champion Richie Burnett then meets Ryan Harrington, who is competing in his third UK Open inside four years, before reigning PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh plays Lee Evans. The first round action on the Main Stage concludes as three-time World Champion John Part, the 2004
UK Open runner-up, plays Rileys Amateur Qualifier John Morris. Stage Two's first round games begin with 2005 finalist Mark Walsh taking on ever-present Alex Roy, while Spain's Cristo Reyes then plays Dutch ace Benito van de Pas. The first round also features former UK Open runner-up Andy Hamilton, fellow former World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd, New Zealand's Cody Harris and 2017 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit winner Luke Humphries. The 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers also enter at the first round stage, headlined by Paul Hogan, who defeated Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis on his way to the last 16 in the 2017 UK Open. Two-time UK Open winner Raymond van Barneveld, a five-time World Champion, heads the field of players entering in the second round, as he plays TV debutant Mike Norton. 2017 UK Open runner-up Gerwyn Price meets James Wilson, while Spain's Toni Alcinas meets Walsh or Roy, and Alan Norris plays Mick McGowan or Dirk van Duijvenbode
on the Main Stage. Former UK Open finalist Vincent van der Voort, Dutch debutant Danny Noppert and former Premier League stars Dave Chisnall and Stephen Bunting will be in action on Stage Two in the second round. Former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown, former European Championship finalist Wayne Jones, emerging youngsters Richard North, Chris Dobey, Nathan Aspinall and Ted Evetts and former UK Open semi-finalist Andrew Gilding will also be in action in round two. The top 32 players from the UK Open Order of Merit - including reigning champion Peter Wright, world number one Michael van Gerwen and World Champion Rob Cross - will enter the event on Friday evening in the third round. The action continues on Saturday March 3 with play across two sessions, before Sunday's final stages see the action centred on the Main Stage in the Skyline Pavilion. From the conclusion of the second round onwards, a open draw will be made on stage.
2018 Coral UK Open Friday March 2 Afternoon Session (12pm start) First Round Main Stage Paul Nicholson v Terry Jenkins Ryan Harrington v Richie Burnett Lee Evans v Dimitri Van den Bergh John Morris v John Part Stage Two Mark Walsh v Alex Roy Cristo Reyes v Benito van de Pas Mick McGowan v Dirk van Duijvenbode Bradley Brooks v Chris Quantock Board Three Andrew Davidson v Michael Burgoine Rene Eidams v Andrew Johnson Michael Barnard v Scott Robertson Dan Read v Joe Davis Board Four Andrew Pullen v Mark Rice Simon Tate v Michael Rasztovits Liam Kelly v Luke Humphries Robert Rickwood v Rene Berndt Board Five Daniel Lee v Harry Ward Kirk Shepherd v Adam Hunt Mickey Mansell v Ryan Meikle Darryl Pilgrim v Ian Jopling Board Six Benjamin McClelland v David Airey Chris Lacey v Martin Biggs Ricky Evans v Andreas Hajiminia Cody Harris v Tony Mitchell Board Seven Craig Winstanley v Mark Craddock Andy Hamilton v William O'Connor Martin Atkins v Paul Whitworth Darren Brown v Paul Hogan Board Eight Ron Meulenkamp v Andy Hibbert George Killington v Andy Jenkins Jason Mold v Prakash Jiwa Darren Johnson v John Scott Second Round Main Stage Toni Alcinas v Walsh/Roy James Wilson v Gerwyn Price Alan Norris v McGowan/Van Duijvenbode Mike Norton v Raymond van Barneveld Stage Two Vincent van der Voort v Lacey/Biggs Danny Noppert v Harrington/Burnett Dave Chisnall v Eidams/Johnson Stephen Bunting v Brooks/Quantock Board Three Richard North v Nicholson/T Jenkins Reyes/Van de Pas v David Evans L Evans/Van den Bergh v Chris Dobey John Goldie v Brown/Hogan
What is the most treacherous green you have faced? There is always one that we can never master, no matter how many times we’ve played it. Those breaks can be subtle and deceptive, or wildly sloping and quick, making a threeputt an inevitability after a slightly misjudged approach shot. There is no exact science to determine what makes for a difficult green, but we have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker and taken data from 125,000 rounds of golf to pick out some recurring greens that consistently drive alarming putting
stats from regular golfers across a spectrum of abilities. Most Difficult 1st and 18 Holes in the UK Analysing players with handicaps between scratch and 20, across 9,000 golf courses, these holes (specifically the greens) have all been tracked on Golfshake at least 200 times. Worth noting that 4% of rounds saw a four-putt. Obviously, this doesn’t factor in proximity to the hole etc, so is more of a fun way to pick out some examples. Let us know which greens particularly trouble you with a putter in hand!
The 18 Hardest Greens in the UK – Average Putts. Hole 1 - Tinsley Park: Average 2.23 Hole 2 - Pine Ridge: Average 2.08 Hole 3 - Surrey National: Average 2.08 Hole 4 - KP Club: Average 2.17 Hole 5 - Gotts Park: Average 2.18 Hole 6 - Tracy Park Cromwell: Average 2.20 Hole 7 - Pedham Place Champ: Average 2.07 Hole 8 - Paultons Champ: Average 2.14 Hole 9 - Chesfield Downs: Average 2.33 Hole 10 - Players Codrington: Average 2.16 Hole 11 - Macdonald Ardene: Average 2.13 Hole 12 - Allestree Park: Average 2.19 Hole 13 - 3 Rivers Jubilee: Average 2.13 Hole 14 - Barnsley Limes: Average 2.14 Hole 15 - Bulbury Wood: Average 2.14 Hole 16 – Darrington: Average 2.11 Hole 17 - Gotts Park: Average 2.14 Hole 18 - West Midlands: Average 2.09
Board Four Stuart Kellett v McClelland/Airey Vincent Kamphuis v Shepherd/Hunt Mold/Jiwa v Nathan Rafferty Pilgrim/Jopling v Geert Nentjes Board Five Robert Owen v Davidson/Burgoine Hamilton/O'Connor v Jermaine Wattimena Kelly/Humphries v Wayne Jones Atkins/Whitworth v Morris/Part Board Six Jose Justicia v Joe Cullen Keegan Brown v Killington/A Jenkins Andrew Gilding v Gabriel Clemens Jason Lowe v Johnson/Scott Board Seven Nathan Aspinall v Pullen/Rice Carl Wilkinson v R Evans/Hajiminia Harris/Mitchell v Barnard/Robertson Meulenkamp/Hibbert v Read/Davis Board Eight Lee/Ward v Ted Evetts Maik Langendorf v Tate/Rasztovits Mansell/Meikle v Winstanley/
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Craddock James Richardson v Rickwood/ Berndt Session Times Friday March 2 Afternoon Session (12pm-5pm) First Round - Best of 11 legs Second Round - Best of 11 legs Played across eight stages Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Third Round - Best of 19 legs Played across eight stages Saturday March 3 Afternoon Session (12.30pm-5pm) Fourth Round - Best of 19 legs Played across four stages Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Fifth Round - Best of 19 legs Played across two stages Sunday March 4 Afternoon Session (12.45pm-5pm) Quarter-Finals - Best of 19 legs Played on Main Stage Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Semi-Finals - Best of 21 legs Final - Best of 21 legs Stage locations Main Stage - Skyline Pavilion Stage Two - Reds Bar Stages Three-Eight - Centre Stage Prize Fund Winner - £70,000 Runner-Up - £35,000 Semi-Finalists - £17,500 Quarter-Finalists - £11,500 Last 16 - £6,500 Last 32 - £3,500 Last 64 - £1,750 Total - £350,000