The dates are out for the 2012 series of qualifiers for the Evesham Festival backed by Daventry based publisher of angling magazines, DHP Ltd.

The annual event sees several big team and individual matches take place over the August bank holiday weekend, including the prestigious Shakespeare Championships and Wychavon Championship won by Andrew Murphy and Coventry’s Jon Arthur respectively in 2011. There are events on December 28th, February 25th and March 10th but things kick off in earnest in June and run right through until August 12th. There’s a full list of qualifier dates in the Forthcoming Matches forum on – or email for more details.