Diamond Edition - ENHANCED
Angels named GP hosts
Stafford’sRiso Cathedral has been announced as the SL27 hosts of the British Grand Prix, the DLSA deciding in favour of the Simon Humphreys promotion despite late lobbying from York, whose Jorvic Park has an almost identical capacity. The family friendly all-seater arena though misses out this time, the SL25 British GP hosts allocated the GP Play Off for the current season as Stafford get the main event for the third time in ten years. Other big winners in the handout include Timperely (Overseas Final), Coventry (British Final) and Beverley (WU21 Final). The first piece of club silverware will be awarded at Chiseldon, hosts of this years Pairs Final, while Warley (England vs. Australia) are one of eight to be awarded international meetings in SL27. On the track Timperley completed pre-season as the only unbeaten side, they rounding of the six week period with a 42-48 victory at Doncaster where Colin Richardson continued his excellent form since his switch from Beverley with a meeting topping score of 12. Timperley—whose best ever league finish is fourth—have been installed as second favourites for this years title behind Stafford, who have finished as either champions or runners-up in each of the last five seasons. This years BU19 Championship reached it’s climax with the final at Coventry this week, and what a meeting for division three side Tavistock, their reserves Nathan Strickland (15) and Adam Atkins (14) taking the top two places in the meeting and therefore will go on to represent the home nation in the WU19 final later in the season at Tibthorpe, third placed Lewis Jenkins (13)—on loan at this weeks final hosts—is also an asset of the Hares.