MARKS & SPENCER SUPPORTS GREAT BRITAIN'S MODERN PENTATHLON ASSOCIATION
Marks & Spencer is to partner the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain (MPAGB) in its preparations for world-class events, as part of the FTSE-British Olympic Association Initiative.
Marks & Spencer's support for MPAGB's preparation for the Games will include nutritional advice, professional support in regional development, business planning, IT support and branding advice.
Britain's modern pentathletes have already had an impressive year, with Heather Fell winning the individual Silver medal at the European Championships in Latvia earlier this month. Last week Georgina Harland, the Athens 2004 Olympic bronze medallist, secured a place in September's World Cup Final in Beijing by taking bronze in the last round of the 2007 World Cup series in Rome.
Jude Bridge, Marketing Communications Director at Marks & Spencer, said: By partnering the MPAGB, we hope to help further the development of a unique sport, and to increase awareness amongst our customers and employees of the Modern Pentathlon, a complete sport where athletes need to be at the peak of mental and physical health.
Peter Hart, Chief Executive of the MPAGB added: We are delighted that such a high profile brand as Marks & Spencer has chosen to partner with Modern Pentathlon. M&S will provide MPAGB access to many areas of business expertise, from HR to marketing. This will play an important part in the development plans for our elite male and female athletes and the sport in general, ensuring that the Beijing and London Olympics will be further positive steps in the successful development of Modern Pentathlon in Britain.
See full press release.
Scholarship for young journalist
UIPM are offering a unique opportunity for a young journalist to attend the World Cup Final (also Olympic Test Event) in modern pentathlon and work in association with BOCOG to provide media coverage of this event.
See details on page 2 of the UIPM June newsletter.
National Pentathlon Championships
Entry forms for the National Pentathlon Championships can now be downloaded from here for the Open event and here for the Youth Championships.
Click here to view the entries received and processed so far for the event.
Harland will lead GBs World Cup Final challenge
Olympic bronze medallist Georgina Harland secured a place in Septembers World Cup Final in Beijing by finishing third in the last round of the 2007 World Cup series in Rome.
Harlands bronze medal in Rome on Wednesday (27th June) propelled her from 16th overall to top spot in the World Cup standings. View the full story.
Harland secures World Cup bronze
Great Britains Georgina Harland produced another strong finish to claim the bronze medal at the last round of Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rome. View the full story.
GB four reach Wednesdays Rome final
Great Britain will have four women in Wednesdays (27th June) final of round six of the 2007 Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rome. View the full story.
Woodbridge and McLean must wait to learn World Cup Final fate
Neither Nick Woodbridge nor Ben McLean have reached Tuesdays final of round six of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rome. View the full press release.
GB Women end European Championships with gold
GBR women Georgina Harland, Heather Fell and Katy Livingston struck GOLD in the team relay at the European Championships this afternoon (12th June) in Riga, Latvia. See the press release for more details.
Fell and Livingston achieve Olympic qualification standard
Many congratulations to Heather Fell and Katy Livingston who put on outstanding performances to achieve the Olympic qualification standard in the final of the European Championships this afternoon (10th June) in Riga, Latvia. See the press release for more details.
British men miss first Olympic qualification opportunity
Sam Weale and Nick Woodbridge both missed out on their first chance to qualify for Beijing this afternoon (9th June) in the final of the European Championships. See the press release for more details.
All four British women through to European final
Georgina Harland, Mhairi Spence, Heather Fell and Katy Livingston all qualified for Sunday's Modern Pentathlon European Championships final this afternoon (8th June). See the press release for more details.
Weale & Woodbridge Qualify For European Finals
Sam Weale and Nick Woodbridge qualified for Saturday's Modern Pentathlon European Championships final this afternoon (7th June). See the press release for more details.
Woodbridge wins World Cup Bronze
Great Britains Nick Woodbridge claimed the second modern pentathlon World Cup medal of his career by winning bronze in Poland.
The 20-year-olds bronze was the first medal won by a British man on the World Cup circuit this year.
It capped a terrific weekend for Britains modern pentathletes, with Georgina Harland taking silver and Mhairi Spence bronze in round five of the womens World Cup in Hungary (see story below).
Their performances augur well for next months European Championships, which get underway on Thursday 7th June at Riga in Latvia and are the first Olympic qualification event.
Nick, who is from Shropshire and trains at the MPAGBs High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, produced the second best swim and the third best fencing performance of the final to accumulate a total of 5528 points across the five disciplines at the World Cup in Drzonkow.
He finished just 20 points behind both Libor Capalini of the Czech Republic the Athens 2004 Olympic bronze medallist - who took gold in Poland, and the USAs Dennis Bowsher, who took silver.
Nicks bronze in Poland followed up his bronze in the opening round of the 2006 World Cup in Acapulco.
Ben McLean, also in action for GB at round five of the mens World Cup, finished 22nd in the final with a total of 5332 points.
A storm demolished the riding course for the event, forcing organisers to depart from the usual order of the five disciplines, with the run held before the ride, which was then held indoors.
Harland & Spence medal at World Cup
Georgina Harland and Mhairi Spence put Great Britain on the podium at the World Cup in Szehesfehervar, Hungary, this weekend by taking silver and bronze respectively behind the host-nations Zsuzsanna Voros.
The results augur well for next months (starting June 8th) European Championships which are the first Olympic qualifier.
Olympic bronze medallist, Georgina Harland, 29, produced a storming run in 10:18.09 the fastest of the day by almost 30 seconds - but it wasnt quite enough to catch Voros in the final event in Hungary.
Spence, 22, from Inverness but now training with Harland at the sports elite training centre at the University of Bath, had qualified in first place from the semi-finals. She fenced and rode well but was fourteenth fastest in the run.
Britains other two contenders Heather Fell and Sarah Langridge were 13th and 31st respectively.
British Biathlon Championships
The results for the British Modern Biathlon Championships held at Norwich on 20th May can be accessed here.
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Moscow and Budapest: Congratulations
We should recognise the achievements of our top pentathletes in Moscow and Budapest. Katy Livingston and Heather Fell won their first World Cup medals when they took silver and bronze in Moscow on Sunday.
There were impressive performances by Britain's men at their World Cup in Budapest, where Sam Weale came eighth and Ben McLean ninth - the best results by British men in the one-day format of the sport. Weale and McLean both produced their best World Cup finishes in the mens event. Weale came eighth with 5492 points and McLean was ninth with 5488. They both set personal bests in the swim to finish strongly and produced solid performances in the run.
Livingston rounded off a strong performance by producing the seventh quickest run time 10 minutes 55 seconds to secure silver on a rain-soaked course. Fell's time of 11.03 seconds was the 11th fastest run. Britains third modern pentathlete to reach the final Lindsey Weedon finished 18th.
Jan Bartu, Performance Director, said: This is one of the most promising weekends for us. Its outstanding to have the mens and womens team performing so well and in these numbers in one weekend.
Kate Mahony, wife of Olympic Team Manager Dominic Mahony gave birth to their third daughter, Venetia Rose Grehan Mahony born at 0455 hours on Monday 30th April 2007, at home. Weight - 9lbs.
Venetia and Kate are doing well although Dominic feels out numbered.
Exciting opportunities for our sport
The Association will be pleased to hear of further good news following the success of the Millfield World Cup, which by common consent has been the most successful domestic international competition in terms of organisation and performance since 2001, and which was crowned by Georgie Harlands first place.
We have been notified of additional financial support totaling 113,000 over three years from Sport England for grass root sport primarily focused in the North West Region. The Board will work with the North West Region to consider how best to integrate this welcome contribution with our present plans and will report shortly.
We have adequate funding for the operations of the Association leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
We are at an advanced stage of agreeing a partnership agreement with a FTSE 100 company under the BOA partnership scheme, the details of which we cannot yet disclose but which will shortly be made public and which we see an exciting opportunity for the sport at all levels.
We are at an advanced stage of negotiating a sponsorship deal for the Schools Biathlon.
These opportunities are the result of sustained hard work by our staff to whom we owe thanks. Though they should be the cause of quiet satisfaction, their real importance is that they give us a great chance to raise the profile, participation and the performance of our sport.
Watch this space for further news.
A World Cup thank you
The tremendous success and the smooth running of the World Cup events would not have been possible without the sustained commitment of a large number of volunteers -some of whom gave up many days of their time and all of whom worked long hours - to whom we owe our sincere thanks and congratulations.
World Cup, Millfield - Harland takes Gold
15 April 2007
Great Britains Georgina Harland stormed to victory today in an elite field to take the modern pentathlon World Cup title. Particularly impressive since she has been out of competition since January.
Photo copyright Ray Chuss
Consistent performances in the first three disciplines put Harland in the top ten going in to the ride, with a further three athletes from the British contingent in the top 20. Leading them all was Mhairi Spence, silver medalist at last years Junior World Championships, who put in fantastic performances in the shoot, fence and swim disciplines and finished 4th.
The other five British women athletes finished in 8th (Katy Livingston), 15th (Heather Fell), 22nd (Louise Helyer), 25th (Sarah Langridge) and 29th (Lindsey Weedon).
In the men's event on Saturday Nick Woodbirdge came 20th and Sam Weale came 32nd.
Read full story on the Press Releases
World Cup 2007 - Live intenet TV coverage
The third World Cup competition of the 2007 season is taking place on 12 - 15 April at Millfield School where all five disciplines will take place on a single campus. Come and see the competition and the GB Youth International. Details are on the dedicated World Cup site.
For our friends overseas or anyone else who cannot make it to Millfield, you can watch live tv coverage of the finals of the event on Saturday 14th (men) and Sunday 15th (women) on 247.tv .
50 years of University Modern Pentathlon - a celebration
On 17 March 2007 successive generations of Oxford and Cambridge Modern Pentathletes and their supporters held a very successful banquet at Rhodes House to celebrate 50 years of the Modern Pentathlon Varsity match. This celebration was principally organised by Helen Davies and Simon Glassock, supported by their respective University supporters clubs (Ben Measures and Cahir King). Tristan Robbie was the Master of Ceremonies - in his inimitable style.
Among the toasts to the match, the Universities (Professor Don Broom toasting Oxford and Sir Christopher Bland toasting Cambridge) and the Robbie family, a highlight was the account given by Anthony Weiler of the beginnings of Modern Pentathlon at Oxford:
"It is true that I was the front man as founder of the OUMPA, but the inspiration and a lot of support came from my father.
My father, Leslie Wieler had been very keen on fitness and Sport and had been attached to the staff of the Army Physical Training Corps. As a young officer he was sent to Berlin to check the facilities being prepared for the 1936 Olympic Games.
Although he had lost his right arm in North Africa, he remained in the Army and was appointed Inspector of Physical Training in 1945, when the Army was still at full strength and most of the athletes and sportsmen had gone into the APTC to keep fit.
Leslie Wielers greatest enthusiasm was concentrated on the Modern Pentathlon, and in 1948, when the Olympics were held in England, he was in charge of the Modern Pentathlon event. He went on to become Vice-President of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et Biathlon (which was conceived at a gathering of all the officials and team captains, at Feathercombe, our home in 1948), and Chairman of the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain.
The Modern Pentathlon was regarded as rather a Military event, with the Kings messenger riding his horse, swimming rivers and running across country, shooting and fencing to get his message through. In Sweden and Hungary it achieved greater status, but in England the Inter-Services championship was really the National championship.
I had set athletic records at school (and my brother had set new records for swimming, which I was expected to emulate) and my father encouraged me to train for the Modern Pentathlon. He sent me to Sweden to train with Bjorn Thofelt who was a year older than me. BUT Bjorn had already won the World championship in Hungary, aged 18, and his father, General Sven Thofelt was a gold medallist too, and became President of UIPMB.
I was entered for the British Championship, one of the first civilians to compete: the announcers called out Lieutenant Peace, The Royal Navy, Corporal Fox, The Army, Sergeant Cobley, The Royal Air Force, Mr Anthony Wieler, the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain making me sound better than anyone! But of course I had to be content to not be last, trying to beat a few of the competitors in the services teams.
I was at Oxford by then: Lieutenant Colin Peace was about to go up to Cambridge after his National Service. So my father encouraged us both to start the sport at our universities and to bring teams to compete in the British championships next year.
The MPAGB, and particularly the Army, gave us every support: Major Peter Duckworth (a British Champion) is still a keen supporter in his eighties. General Errol Lonsdale, who succeeded my father as Chairman of MPAGB, was a key supporter from the earliest times. R.E.M.E provided us with moving targets, and we used facilities at Iffley Road and the Oxford Swimming baths..etc( I had to leave my .22 pistol at the Oxford police station, near my digs on Folly Bridge).
The Proctors insisted that OUMPA should have a Senior Member. Colonel Penn (the father of one of my school friends) was an Arabist living in Boars Hill and counted as SCR and Douglas Austin kindly agreed to become Secretary for OUMPA. The sports shop in the Turl allowed me to put up a window display for the five sports and I drew posters to tell other undergraduates about it all
A generous Garage owner in Oxford was brave enough to lend us his horses
The Oxford Mail was very helpful and when my father visited the University he was a bit surprised to be referred to as father of Anthony Wieler, but pleased that I was getting the message over.
Rory MacPherson, Richard Clegg, Robin Newman, Robert Clarke, Port Peel and several others came forward as prospective members of the first Oxford team..and the members of the Drag were potential recruits.
I myself had been concentrating on a social whirl in London and was nearly sent down: my parents insisted that I spend some time concentrating on my finals and not training for the Pentathlon, so that I dropped out of the team, but, of course, remained the keenest supporter.
My father was then the Resident Governor of H M Tower of London, and his Yeoman Clerk would get through to people on the phone to announce The Governor of the Tower of London would like to speak to you . People took the call.
He moved the office for MPAGB into the Tower and Colonel Moses Shipley became his Secretary, with a mission to get the Universities, public schools and, most important, all the Pony Clubs involved with Triathlons, Tetrathlons and Pentathlons.. and this achieved a change to a civilian rather than purely military competition, and probably helped to get the ladies involved at their universities, with subsequent successes at the Olympic Games.."
All who attended are looking forward to future Varsity Matches and are booking their places for the 75th anniversary banquet - just in case they have difficulty attending the 100th.
UIPM World Cup and Youth International Event
12-15 April 2007
Competitors from around the world will be converging on Somerset over the period 12 - 15 April 2007 for the largest ever Modern Pentathlon Competition run in Great Britain in 2007 for the World Cup and Youth International.
The championships are being held at the prestigious Millfield School, Street, which provides world class facilities for all five of the pentathlon events on just one site.
There will be around 250 competitors plus large teams of official delegates, families and friends arriving from across the world with both the current male and female Olympic and World Champions with athletes from as far a field as Russia, Canada and the USA.
The competition will run from Thursday 12 April 2007 to Sunday 15 April 2007.
On the Thursday and Friday the men's and women's qualification events will take place respectively. The men's final is on Saturday and the women's final is on the Sunday. The Youth Competition will be held over Friday and Saturday with a relay competition on Sunday. Full details of the draft programme can be down loaded here.
We would still welcome help from volunteers in particular in the shooting event. If you want to help please can you contact Peter Hart on
Baby girl for the Pocock family
Modern Pentathlete, Kate Allenby has given birth to a baby girl.
The 32 year old gave birth on Monday 5 February. Her husband Ian Pocock was with her throughout the birth.
Kate and Ian have named her Megan Ellie Pocock and she entered this world at 8lb 1oz.
We wish the three of them much happiness and not too many sleepless nights.
MPAGB appoints Competitions and Events Manager
Anthony Temple QC, Chairman of the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain, has announced the appointment of John Woodbridge as the MPAGBs Competitions and Events Manager:
We are delighted that John has agreed to join us as Competitions and Events Manager and to lead the Associations staging of major events, including the World Cups in 2007 and 2008 and the World Championships in 2009. He will also develop our domestic competition programme. In John we have a project manager experienced in managing complex projects, with a passion for modern pentathlon, and a clear understanding of our sport from the grassroots to the highest levels of competition.
We have been gratified and impressed by the interest in this position and the very high quality of the applications we received. This bodes well for our future development of which the Competitions and Events programme plays only a part, leading to 2012.
We much appreciate UK Sports participation in the recruitment process and joint funding of this important position.
The post of Competitions and Events Manager was created following the planned retirement of Jill Andrews at the end of July 2007.
Mhairi Spence - MPAGB/BOA Athlete of the Year winner
2005 was a momentous year for the British Olympic Association and the Olympic family in Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the BOA celebrating its centenary and the awarding of the 2012 Olympic Games to London.
To mark its centenary, the BOA has presented each of the 35 Olympic governing bodies with a trophy which they can in turn present to their Olympic athlete of the year.
Our first winner of this award is Mhairi Spence who had an outstanding year.
A short summary of her results: two Silver Team medals at the Senior World Championships; Individual Silver medal and two Gold Team medals at the Junior World Championships; Individual Bronze medal and Team Gold and Team Relay Silver at the European Senior Championships; Individual Silver medal and Team Silver at the European Championships - a worthy winner of this magnificent trophy.
Two Silvers at the Worlds!
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Olympic Athlete of the Year Trophy
2005 was a momentous year for the British Olympic Association and the Olympic Family in Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the BOA celebrating its centenary and the awarding of the 2012 Olympic Games to London.
To mark the occasion, the BOA has presented each of the 35 Olympic governing bodies with a trophy which they can in turn present to their Olympic athlete of the year.
The MPAGB Performance Team will be selecting the MPAGB Athlete of the Year following the World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Guatemala which are over the period 15-22 November 2006.
The Trophy will be awarded at a suitable occasion in 2007
GB wins the right to host 2009 World Modern Pentathlon Championships
The Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain (MPAGB) welcomes the announcement that it has won the right to host the Senior World Modern Pentathlon Championships, to be held in Crystal Palace, London 2009.The decision was confirmed by the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) during the UIPM Executive Board Meeting in Berlin on 6 October 2006.
Anthony Temple QC, Chairman of MPAGB, said: It is great news that our bid, supported by UK Sport, has been successful. Modern Pentathlon has an increasingly strong tradition of success in this country and hosting the World Championships will raise our profile further.
John Scott, UK Sports International Director, said: "UK Sport is delighted to make an award of up to 664,000 towards the costs of staging the 2009 World Modern Pentathlon Championships. This money has been made available through our Lottery funded World Class Events Programme, which aims to secure sporting events of strategic importance in the UK.
"Hosting the World Championships on home soil gives us the opportunity to enter additional British athletes in the competition, thereby giving our athletes fantastic experience of competing in a high level international event in front of a home crowd. It will also provide additional chances for the training of coaches, officials and volunteers in the lead up to the Olympic Games in 2012."
President of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, Klaus Schormann said: "The Executive Board strongly supported the bid, which is linked to the preparations for the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Based on past experience, we know without doubt that the British federation will organise one of our best World Championships. The venue, Crystal Palace, is also known to us and the Modern Pentathlon family from previous world championships and international competitions and we look forward to coming back to a popular venue."
The World Championships are sanctioned by the international governing body for the sport, the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), who now boast a membership of over 97 nations. Held annually, the World Championships is recognised as the most important event in the Pentathlon calendar. The qualifying competitions will see over 100 athletes compete in the Mens Championship and around 72 athletes in the Womens Championship, with representation from 40 different countries.
WADA Prohibited List 2007 Published
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the new List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which comes into effect on 1 January 2007. More...
Anti Doping Policy
The MPAGB Board at their meeting on 3 November approved an amended Anti-Doping Policy. The amendments are minor and were made at the request of UK Sport's legal Advisor. The changes will be implemented with immediate effect.
As part of its responsibilities in promoting a World Class standard in Modern Pentathlon, the MPAGB is committed to producing pentathletes who are competing and winning fairly. The MPAGB subscribes to the UK Sport Anti-Doping Programme and the UKs National Anti-Doping Policy.
All pentathletes have a responsibility to compete cleanly and fairly. Under the 'strict liability' rules set out in international sport, you are responsible for any prohibited substances found in your system. It is therefore vital you understand the rules, policies and procedures that exist to protect your right to compete on a level playing field.
MPAGB Anti doping Rules
UIPM Medical Rules
UIPM Disciplinary Rules
Athletes Guide to anti doping procedures
Advice to Parents of Young Athletes
Testing What happens
Advice to athletes on use of supplements in sport
Biathle World Championships 2006
Youth A World Championship Success
The Youth A Girls achieved a marvellous bronze medal in the Team Relay at the Youth A World Championships at Popoli in Italy.
The girls, Charlotte Grandfield, Katy Burke and Louise Highton, are pictured above with UIPM Sports Director Mauro Tirinnanzi and President Klaus Schormann after the medal ceremony. More photos
Junior World Championship Success
Great Britain's up and coming Modern Pentathletes have shown that the trail blazed by Steph Cook, Kate Allenby and Georgina Harland is in very safe hands.
As the action got underway at the World Junior Championships in Shanghai, Mhairi Spence - who has already made an impact on the senior circuit this year - won the silver medal in the women's event, which took place in typically hot and humid conditions which exacted a toll on the field, including the French bronze medallist Amelie Caze who collapsed on the finishing line at the end of the final event, the 3k run. The gold medal was won by Egypt's Aya Medany.
Louise Helyer and Sarah Gomersall finished the event in 7th and 11th places respectively, securing the gold medal in the team event for Great Britain.
The medals sealed a good opening to the Championships for the British squad. Unfortunately Nick Woodbridge was unable to emulate his team-mates' success in the men's event. Having been 3rd after four events he faded on the run, to finish 13th.
Performance Director, Jan Bartu was delighted with the team's bright start: "Our decision to prepare in Macau which was enabled by the British Olympic Association's agreement with the Macau Olympic Committee seems to have paid off. Our athletes coped better with the heat and humidity than the majority of the competition - a strategy which has provided useful lessons on the road to Beijing."
The medal will not be the end of Spence's summer, with more action to come over the weekend and the World Championships to look forward to in Guatemala this November.
Celebrate Olympic Gold
It is 30 years since the heady days of July 1976 when, contrary to the form book, the Great Britain mens modern pentathlon team won the gold medal in the Montreal Olympics. The history of this famous win is well known.
The competition, then spread over 5 days, began with the riding on 18 July. In the fencing event on 19 July, Jim Fox discovered that Boris Onischenko, a member of the Soviet Union team, had rigged his pe to record false hits. The Soviet Union team was disqualified.
After the conclusion of the shooting and the swimming it was clear that only a magnificent run by our team of Jim Fox, Danny Nightingale and Adrian Parker would gain gold. This is just what they did, ably managed throughout by Mike Proudfoot, producing Great Britains first gold medal in modern pentathlon, and setting an example which others have followed.
If you look at the result table you will see our own Jan Bartu took the individual bronze medal (with a score of 5,466) but the last day went to the Great Britain team, an anniversary we celebrate with pride.
Youth Pentathlon Championships - Millfield
Congratulations to all those who competed in the British Youth Pentathlon Championships this weekend (15th/16th July).
Images from the event are available here and results are available using the links below.
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Open Pentathlon Championships - Results
The results of the women's championships are available here.
The results of the men's championships are available here.
The photo gallery has now been updated.
Your Board has decided to implement several steps, which will take time but about which you should be aware. In summary, over the next 18 months or so we propose to consult about and introduce a certification process so that every shooter has to present a certificate before being allowed to shoot. We propose that parents who are responsible for carrying and looking after air weapons on behalf of those should countersign any paperwork on behalf of under 18s.
Read the full version of this note here.
MEMBERSHIP CHANGES FOR 2006
The MPAGB Board of Directors Approved the following changes to the Membership Structure and Rules on the 7 December 2005. The executive summary of the changes is below, full details can be obtained here.
The Board has increased the age for the Under 17 category to Under 19 and adopted up to date membership Rules from 1 January 2006. This will cover all year groups in the Schools Biathlon Championships.
The updated Rules adopt Under 19 throughout, reduce the number to form a club to 3 from 5, and adopt the approach that everyone competing in an event has to be a member save for intra-club and inter-club where there are only 2 clubs competing, but if any outsider competes, all have to be MPAGB members. This is set out in guidance notes to the updated Rules.
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The book is available for 15.99 plus 4.50 post and packing,as per the attached flier.
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