28th March: The Southampton Rapidplay is back and will take place this year on 2nd June. For more information on how to enter please click here, or download an entry form

18th April: Spring Bank Holiday Congress on 25-28 May at Basingstoke Country Hotel. This will be a seven-rounder starting on the Friday evening and finishing on the Monday evening; for the first time in a 4NCL congress there will be four sections, with a total prize fund of 4,000. Those worried about lasting the pace will be able to take two byes rather than the usual one! Full details here: