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the two Welsh Open Championship winners - Emily Burgess and Fraser Garnett.


Northern League champions Astley & Tyldesley raced to an easy 103-66 win over Hull in Sunday's Division 1 match at Hessle. A&T took the lead in the first race 
and then recorded four maximum heat wins, to put the match beyond doubt at an early stage.
A very young A&T team romped to a convincing 88-38 win in the Division 2 match. Special mentions to A&T's u-10 riders, Duncan Whalley and Frank White, 
who excelled in this match, with everyone scoring freely. Tom Morrissey top scored for A&T, losing only to Hull's Jack Lister in heat 9. 
This win maintains the defending champions 100% record this season.
A&T fielded nine riders for the Division 3 match, which was split into u-10 and u-13 races, with the scores aggregated. A&T's Aiden Green raced unbeaten in 
the u-10 match, after heading home Frank White and Duncan Whalley in heat 1. A&T's John White raced unbeaten in the u-13 match, with team mate Tom Morrissey 
second to John each time. Defending champions A&T kept up their 100% record in this division with a convincing 117-23 win.
A&T riders have enjoyed plenty of success in major individual championships in England, Scotland and Wales during the past week. 
Several riders made the trip to Edinburgh for the North & Scotland Regional Individual Championships. A&T made it a clean sweep in the u-10 championships, 
with Fraser Brundrett winning the title, with Aiden Green second and Frank White third. John White won the u-13 championship and Paul Graham won the Veterans 
championship, for o-40 riders. Ciaran Collins was runner-up in the u-19 championship and Kyle Holland finished third in the Open championship.
A&T had three riders invited to compete in the prestigious Laurels event at Poole, competing against many of Britain and Poland's top riders. Emily Burgess, 
who turned just 14 this week, raced brilliantly to finish 2nd in the Women's event, beating several current Gt. Britain international riders. Max Evans put 
in a strong showing in the Junior event and Steve Harris did likewise in the Senior match.
Emily Burgess went one better to win the Women's Welsh Open Championship at Newport. Emily scored 19 points out of 20 in her qualifying heats, to put her in 
a run-off for 1st place with current Women's European Champion, Lauren Hookway, of Exeter. Emily sped away to take the win in fine style, once again 
finishing ahead of several current Gt. Britain international riders, for her best career win to date. Max Evans rode well in the Junior Welsh Open event, 
to finish in 4th place, with Poole's Fraser Garnett the winner.