Shakespeare Championship Qualifier


Report by
Tom Scholey


It was last years Shakespeare Champion, Welsh International Andy ‘Spud’ Murphy who claimed victory in the last Shakespeare Championship Qualifier of 2012. Drawn on peg 65, Spud pinned his faith in a chopped worm and caster approach on the long pole – and it paid off in grand style. He found several big eels, and a host of smaller perch on the flat float to end with a 7-2-0 total.

Andy MurphyOne of the Avon’s resident whiskers made up a large part of runner up Tony Woodhouse’s 7-0-0 net. Drawn on peg nine on the Town, Tony caught a 6lb barbel on

1 Andy Murphy (Shimano Wales) 7-2-0 (peg 65)
2 Tony Woodhouse 7-0-0 (peg 9)
3 John Rafferty 6-6-8 (peg 74)
4 Trevor Chalk 5-11-0 (peg 23)
5 Terry Parrott (Sensas WB Clarke) 5-0-0 (peg 17)

Tony Woodhouse
Simon Tucker
John Rafferty