THE final qualifier for the Marsh Utd £1400 Competition final is Gareth McMahon (Netherton Con), who defeated Graham Hickey (Lower Hopton) 21-20 to go through.

The final is on Saturday August 6 (6.00pm practice, 6.30pm start) when the winner’s prize money is Š£600.

The runner-up gets £300, semi-finalists £130 and quarter-finalists £60. Admission is free, there’s a bookmaker attending,Šfood from the kitchen and bar available.

Draw (with odds) – Craig Gant (Netherton Con) 9/2) vŠMark Atkinson (Crosland Moor BC)ŠŠ 8/1, Gareth McMahon (Netherton Con)Š8/1 vŠMark Bramall (Longwood BC) 7/1, Paul Ingleby (Lockwood Con)Š7/2 vŠIan Ross (Thongsbridge CBC)Š9/1, Jack Dyson (Netherton Con) 3/1 v Steven Hirst (Netherton Con)Š3/1.

Robert Hitchen taking on Callum Wraight heads a tremendous line-up in the second qualifying round of the Brighouse Classic, sponsored by Naylor Wintersgill (Chartered Accountants) tomorrow.

Also in action are stars Tommy Johnstone (Poynton) and recent Hill Crest winner Wayne Ditchfield.

The qualifiers last week were Graham Wilson (Audenshaw) and Barrow’s John Reilly.

Draw (6.30 start): Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) v Robert Hitchen (Halifax), David May (Derby) v Harry Seehra (Spen), Mike Holden (Rochdale) v Gerwyn Davies (Wrexham), Tommy Johnstone (Poynton) v Ernie Wearing (Sheffield), Paul Gill (Clayton) v John Hambleton (Stockport), Wayne Ditchfield (Eccleston) v Andy Judson (Shrewsbury), Malcolm Fowler (Bradford) v Chris Brown (Sheffield), Ashley Tattersley (Huddersfield) v Nick Hughes (Wrexham).

The fifth round of the Spen Masters will be held on Saturday.

Draw: David Walker (Leeds) v David Scott (Halifax), Andy Mailer (Sheffield) v Jack Beecham (Wirral), Nick Hughes (Wrexham) v Danny Fountain (Brighouse), James Fitzpatrick (Wirral) v Tommy King (Blackpool), Stewart Watson (Pudsey) v Mark Hughes (Leeds), Dan Jones (Wrexham) v Graham Hickey (Halifax), Ashley Tattersley (Huddersfield) v Philip Holroyd (Sowerby Bridge), Matt Beever (Sheffield) v Robbie Fitzpatrick (Wirral).

Last year’s runners-up in the Manchester Premier League, Garswood (Wigan), were greeted by torrential rain when they visited Longwood.

The game started late under heavy conditions because the green had previously been flooded.

Longwood had two winners in the first four blocks, the second four went 3-1 to Garswood and then Longwood hit back with the last two, making it five winners each and Garswood taking the aggregate by only two points.

Results – (Longwood names first): I Briggs 21 A Manual 20, G McMahon 17 J Hodaon 21, G Siswick 15 N Bithel 21, M Bramall 21 P Boydell 9, R Crowther 15 A Taylor 21, C Lloyd 12 B Farrell 21, M Atkinson 21 J Taylor 18, M Sykes 20 P Stringfellow 21, C Davies 21 K Shaw 16, K O’Prey 21 C Cooke 20.