ANDY FARMER, of Thongsbridge, begins the defence of his TJ Garden Products-sponsored Huddersfield Merit crown at Slaithwaite CBC on Saturday.

Eight greens host the qualifying rounds as players bid for a place in the prestigious final at Rastrick on Sunday, June 16.

Two players from each venue qualify for a place in the final and the draw will be done at the greens before action gets under way on Saturday (start and scratch 2pm).


A Bamforth (Linthwaite Hall), M Wood (Lockwood Con), N Thornton (Lindley BC), A Daykin (Netherton), A Crawley (Newsome), Dan Walker (Moldgreen), A Wike (Almondbury Lib), R Whitwam (Milnsbridge BC), B Holt (Kirkheaton Con), T Graham (Slaithwaite), A Lumb (Kirkheaton Con), P Ingleby (Lockwood Con), M Gilbert (Shepley), R Crowther (Longwood), D Beeby (Canalside), N Copping (Slaithwaite), AS Hoult (Almondbury BC), D Fox (Kirkheaton Con), D Pollard (Cowcliffe).


A Carter (Marsh United), B O’Prey (Crosland Moor), J Metcalfe (Moldgreen), Kyle Spencer-Halsall (Canalside), M Armitage (Linthwaite C&B), D Crawley (Newsome), AS Broughton (Almondbury Lib), H Lumb (Kirkheaton Con), M Sweeney (Canalside), S Fox (Kirkheaton Con), K Lunn (Waterloo), J Martin (Netherton), W Moseley (Lockwood Con), C Bielby (Slaithwaite), C Lloyd (Netherton), T Marren (Lockwood Con), P Sykes (Brockholes), M Atkinson (Crosland Moor).


M Sykes (Lindley Lib), R Morris (Almondbury Lib), P Cooney (Lindley Lib), A Heaume (Canalside), L Fallas (Crosland Moor), T Eckersley (Slaithwaite), A Crowther (Longwood), M Martin (Canalside), W Dews (Netherton), K Brown (Milnsbridge Lib, J Glazzard (Cleckheaton), M Rushworth (Thorpe Green), D Hardcastle (Grange Moor), J Ollerenshaw (Milnsbridge BC), R Walker (Meltham), G Senior (Moldgreen), J Webster (Springwood), C Taylor (Linthwaite Hall).


R Craven (Skelmanthorpe Central), R Walsh Jnr (Lockwood Con), D Kilburn (Kirkheaton Con), A Quarmby (Almondbury Lib), H Seerha (Spen Victoria), R Walsh Snr (Lockwood Con), A Harper (Marsh United), D Hallas (Brockholes), A Douglas (Canalside), M Thornton (Lindley Lib), K Wenzel (Milnsbridge Lib), G Siswick (Crosland Moor), M Farmer (Thongsbridge), M Hinchliffe (Linthwaite C&B), R Wiltshire (Netherton), R Cox (Lockwood Con), J Haley (Lockwood Con), P Higgins (Lockwood Con).


Dave Walker (Moldgreen), G Illingworth (Slaithwaite), A Deighton (Slaithwaite), P Kain (Lockwood Con), P Wike (Almondbury Lib), K O’Prey (Crosland Moor), T Wilson (Linldey Lib), L Gleave (Linthwaite C&B), T Brook (Crosland Moor), E Haigh (Lockwood Con), D Ripley (Kirkheaton Con), B Tinker (Longwood), A Tattersley (Lower Hopton), C Newton (Lower Hopton), N Slattery (Longwood), J Dyson (Almondbury Lib), JD Kaye (Lindley Lib), T Boothroyd (Crosland Moor).


G Sigsworth (Cowcliffe), P Thornton (Lindley BC), T Randerson (Hemplow), C Noble (Lockwood Con), G Bradford (Elland), T Butterfield (Kirkheaton Con), C Wadsworth (Shepley), J Chesswas (Brockholes), M Higgins Snr (Lockwood Con), C Valentine (Milnsbridge Lib), R Mozley (Slaithwaite), A Wadsworth (Canalside), D Slattery (Lockwood Con), N Small (Lindley Lib), M Richardson (Canalside), B Holland (Lowerhouses), A Rose (Linthewaite C&B), B Shaw (Milnsbridge Lib).


R Mallinson (Crosland Moor), T Beeden (Longwood), D Peacock (Milnsbridge BC), J Shaw (Kirkheaton Con), G Hickey (Lower Hopton), D Singleton (Golcar Lib), M Gilroy (Milnsbridge Lib), M Fisher (Lockwood Con), J Blackburn (Spen Vic), T Chatfield (Golcar Lib), C Austin (Slaithwaite), M Dyson (Milnsbridge Lib), T Fowler (Crosland Moor), N Gomersal (Canalside), P Berry (Kirkheaton Con), G Smith (Moldgreen), R Sutton (Meltham), I Haigh (Meltham).


J McNeill (Kirkheaton C&B), R Dickinson (Longwood), A Farmer (Thongsbridge), K Bamforth (Linthwaite Hall), S Gledhill (Longwood), F Griffin (Waterloo), S Teale (Kirkheaton Con), A Cooper (Moldgreen), G Tandy (Longwood), D Radcliffe (Kirkheaton Con), R Mudd (Waterloo), R Punshon (Lockwood Con), C Squires (Longwood), R Making (Waterloo), D Jones (Moldgreen), G Brook (Netherton), L Sykes (Brockholes).