British semi final line up at King's Lynn revealed

King's Lynn officials will oversee the British semi final draw for next month's Norfolk Arena showpiece at tonight's Premier Trophy clash against Rye House.

King's Lynn officials will oversee the British semi final draw for next month's Norfolk Arena showpiece at tonight's Premier Trophy clash against Rye House.

Grand prix ace Chris Harris along with Team GB colleagues Lee Richardson and Edward Kennett plus Stars' riders past and present have been confirmed in the prestigious 16 man field for the event on May 12.

'This is probably the best line up I have seen here for any individual meeting in the past few seasons,' said Stars' promoter, Buster Chapman. 'There are no less than five full time Elite League riders, three King's Lynn track specialists and eight other either top riders from the Premier League, this really is a privilege for people of West Norfolk.'

Team GB chief Rob Lyon is delighted at the change of format in this year's expanded championship with two 16-rider semis and no seeded places through to the final. The overall winner will again earn a wildcard to the British Grand Prix against the world's best.


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'I have felt over the past few seasons that the amount of homegrown talent has excelled and in my eyes it was the right choice to open the competition up to more riders,' he said. 'The line up for the semi final at King's Lynn is extremely strong and any one of the riders in it could go on to win the British final and earn an appearance in the British Grand Prix, which enforces exactly why the decision was made.'

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The Norfolk Arena has launched a new electronic ticket office selling advance tickets for all major events. General admission tickets are now on sale for the British semi final on May 12 along with 300 grandstand seats. There are no booking fees for the service but a delivery charge applies per order. Visit the club's official site klstars.co.uk.

Admission prices for the British semi final: Adults �15, concessions �12, juniors (aged 12 to 15) �5 and free entry for children aged 11 and under. Grandstand seats cost an additional �2 per seat.

Line up: Lee Richardson, Chris Harris, Edward Kennett, Lewis Bridger, Simon Stead, James Grieves, Leigh Lanham, Chris Schramm, Joe Haines, Ben Wilson, Chris Mills, Jason King, Ben Wilson, Carl Wilkinson, Paul Clews, Luke Bowen.

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