THE Huddersfield and District Liberal League are ready for lift-off with Lindley Lib A hunting a hat trick of titles.
Meltham Lib A and Almondbury Lib A might have a hand in the race for the Mallinson Cup, however, as they are fielding stronger teams this season.
There are two formats for each section this year and action gets under way in Section B on Monday.
Milnsbridge Liberal Club are sponsoring the Liberal Merit again, while Primrose Hill Liberal Club are backing the John Carstairs Liberal Mixed Pairs competition.
It is held in memory of John, who was the energy and driving force, for many years, which kept Primrose Hill Lib going.
After experimenting with an any pairs combination last season, the Liberal League committee have gone back to running a normal mixed pairs competition this coming season.
But the preliminaries will be played on a Friday night.
While the B Section gets under way on Monday, the A Section does not start until April 26.