Fish O'Mania loyalty scheme revamped

The Fish O’Mania loyalty scheme which guarantees former winners a certain amount of tickets each year has been altered to cope with the demand for places in the qualifiers.

Officials at Matchroom Sport created the Veterans Club to reward former winners and other long-term supporters with at least six tickets each year but that has now been cut to five.

A spokesperson for the company – who are responsible for arranging the tournament – said: “With each passing year, the demand for pegs in the 16 qualifiers gets bigger and with this in mind we believe it was only fair to reduce the number.”