Qualifiers for 2022 go from the Autumn matches in 2021 and include the Spring matches in 2022, so there is the potential to have all of the qualifying matches in Spring 2022 which gives another 12 months. Then again, qualification had always been a bit weird. I qualified for the 2020 nationals that were to be held in October 2020 by winning a match 13 months previous in September 2019.
However, for information, this was how the entrants for the Ferguson class were planned for 2020 due to the pandemic.
A letter was sent to 24 potential entrants to attempt to discover who might NOT be coming . The list was about 2/3 qualifiers. The rest were proven ploughmen who would probably have qualified but for the wet weather, so there would have been people ploughing in the 2020 National that had not actually qualified.
As you mention, there is limited matches planned so far. But the 2 qualifiers on the SOP website are both on the same day.
A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.
Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy
On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.
Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...