Guru Festival (Mon-Fri)
White Acres Holiday Park (180 pegs)
White Acres festival wins are a little bit like buses for Jon Whincup.
After years of trying to nail one, the Peterborough man finally made the breakthrough in last year’s Maver event and he followed that up double-quick by taking the first-ever Guru-backed five-dayer by virtue of a better dropped points score.
Totalling 36 points, the Frenzee/Bait-Tech man got rid of a section second to better five-times World Champion Alan Scotthorne.
Alan scored the same points but discarded a third in section, Paul Holland finishing third overall.
Jon’s week began with a section win off Bolingey Lake peg 7 as he took 105-11-0 of carp on pellet fished at 14m down the edge.
Another maximum points score followed on Tuesday with 49-0-0 of F1s and a few carp on meat fished at 16m from peg 2 on the Pollawyn Lake.
Trewaters peg 45 was next for the postman. There he bagged 79-0-0 of carp on bomb and bread to the island and pellet in the edge.
Then came his only blip of the week – a second in section – which came from Trelawney Lake peg 22 with 79-0-0 of carp on pellet at 14m.
Needless to say, a section win was needed on the final day to wrap things up and a triumphant Jon did it in confident style with a level 11-0-0 of roach from Porth Reservoir.
Overall result: 1 J Whincup, Frenzee/Bait-Tech, 36pts (dropping eight points); 2 A Scotthorne, Drennan/Sensas, 36 (dropping seven points); 3 Paul Holland, Guru, 35 (dropping eight points); 4 A Power, Preston Innovations, 35 (dropping seven points - 468-9-0); 5 P Canning, Solihull Angling Centre, 35 (dropping seven points - 369-10-0); 6 J Maddison, Mosella Quaker, 34.