LAST year's Observer Golf Shield winner Accrington's Aaron Duxbury was lucky enough to get a bye in the preliminary round of the 2004 competition.
Entries were up this year with 212 signing up for the event and the final will be played at Accrington GC on Sunday, 5 September.
The preliminary rounds have to be played by Sunday 25 April. Members of the Observer committee at each club have telephone numbers for all players.
See this week's Observer for the full draw