The deadline (8th Feb) for entering the above competition is fast approaching so anyone not yet entered who wishes to be included should place their name on the entry sheet in the bar or enter online asap. The competition will commence on 9th Feb and as there is already a large entry this year, an extra round of competition will be needed. This will necessitate those drawn to play in the first round playing their matches within the first 2 weeks. Thereafter each round will have a 3 week time limit. The semi-finals and final are scheduled for the 27th and 29th April. As usual, there will be no extensions to play-by dates so any matches not played by the play-by date may be decided by the toss of a coin. I would urge players to arrange their matches at the earliest opportunity to avoid any rush to play at the last minute. Brian Hunt.