A PLACE in the Yorkshire qualifying competition for the English Junior Club championship will be at stake when Meltham defend the Halifax, Huddersfield Union Junior Team championship, sponsored by Berties of Elland, at Outlane on June 6.
Jamie Bower was the leading individual on 72 when Meltham carried off the title over their home course last year.
Clubs can enter one team of four, playing individually alongside those of other clubs, and three of each team must have a handicap of 20 or below, the fourth member having a handicap of 28 or less. Three best gross scores from four will count.
Host club Outlane start the ball rolling at 7.30, their four teams going out at nine-minute intervals along with teams from Willow Valley.
Starting times follow at 8.06 when Huddersfield, Meltham and Bradley Park go out; 8.42 - Crow Nest Park, Castlefields, Saddleworth; 9.18 - Lightcliffe, Hebden Bridge, Hanging Heaton; 10.04 - Crosland Heath, Longley Park, Halifax; 10.42 - Elland, Bradley Hall, Marsden; 11.18 - Dewsbury, Woodsome Hall, West End.
First round pairings for the Halifax/Huddersfield Union Junior Foursomes, sponsored by Woodbrim, to be played on May 21 are:
Meltham I v Bradley Hall II (Elland); Lightcliffe I v Longley Park I (Castlefields); Dewsbury I v Castlefields I ( Elland); Huddersfield I v Queensbury I ( Crow Nest Park); West End I v Hebden Bridge I (Elland); Saddleworth I v Crosland Heath I (Castlefields); Crow Nest Park II v Bradley Park II (Castlefields); Halifax II v Elland II (Crow Nest Park); Castlefields II v Hebden Bridge II (Elland); Hanging Heaton II v Willow Valley I (Crow Nest Park); Crow Nest Park I v Woodsome Hall I (Castlefields); Outlane II v Meltham I (Elland); Marsden I v Bradley Park I (Castlefields); Halifax I v Elland I (Crow Nest Park); Bradley Hall I v Outlane I (Elland); Willow Valley II v Hanging Heaton II (Crow Nest Park).