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Angling match results for week ending 14 July 2018

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Angling Direct Lancaster Canal Match Series, Lancaster Canal, Dimples Lane, Garstang, Lancs. Tues. M. Wilson (SDAA) 34-12-0; C. Gorrell (Ted Carter Matrix) 28-1-0; G. Dawes (Sensas NW) 28-0-0; G. Houlibecq (Bolton) 27-5-0; S. Gent (Sensas NW) 26-12-0; G. Charnock (Liverpool AS) 23-4-0.

Bateman Vine AC, Stafffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Bridges 37 to 38, Hinksford, Staffs. Sun. R. Lenton (Bateman Vine AC) 8-7-0; R. Partridge (Bateman Vine AC) 4-10-0; T. Williams (Bateman Vine AC) 3-12-0; M. Ashmore (Bateman Vine AC) 2-12-0.

Bridgtown Social AC, Shropshire Union Canal, Albrighton Anglers Waters, Mucky Lane, Wheaton Aston, Staffs. Sun. M. ‘Snowy’ Sutton (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-11-13; R. Grosvenor (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-11-6; J. Edmonds (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-4-0.

Long Eaton Federation Summer League, Round 5, Erewash Canal, Dockholme & Sandiacre, Derbys. Sat. A. Beasley (Dams & Lock) 16-2-0; J. Johnson (Notts. AA) 14-12-0; S. Posiak (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-15-0; A. Chisholm (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 3-11-0; P. Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-8-0; D. Crosby (Long Eaton Fed.) 3-4-0. League: A. Beasley (Dams & Lock) 6; (Joint 2nd) P. Allwood (Long Eaton Fed.) 8; A. Chisholm (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8.

Rochdale Canal Open, Luddendenfoot, Calderdale, W. Yorks. Thurs Eve. P. Duffy (Maver NW) 3-2-0; T. Barlow (Browning Ossett) 2-14-0; (Joint 3rd) S. Wain (Maver NW) 2-10-0; K. Marshall (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 2-10-0; T. Darson (Eland) 2-1-0; S. Walton (Bury) 2-0-8.

Sportsman AA Open, Birmingham Main Line Canal, Jays Avenue Section, Tipton, W. Mids. Sun. P. Hatton (ZLT Angling Products) 12-13-4; A. Price (Sportsman AA) 7-4-3; G. Clarke (Sportsman AC) 6-12-7.

Sportsman AC Open, Walsall Canal, Ocker Hill, Tipton, W. Mids. Wed. D. Anderson (ZLT Angling Products) 8-4-0; D. Arnold (Sportsman AC) 7-1-0; M. Galliers (Sportsman AC) 5-0-0.

Sportsman AC Sienna Partridge Charity Open, Walsall Canal, Metro Bridge Section, Wednesbury, W. Mids. Sat. M. Whiles (Sportsman AC) 7-3-5; D. McCall (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 6-12-3; T. Bowen (Mal Storey’s) 6-1-3. (£150 raised so far for the charity).

Thornhill AC Open, Calder & Hebble Canal, Dewsbury, W. Yorks. Sat. L. Wrzosek (CRT Angling) 5-10-0; C. Smith (Matrix Halifax) 4-15-0; J. Plows (Octbox/Tri-Cast Calder) 4-12-0; T. Schofield (Matrix Halifax) 4-9-0; R. Jackson (Maver NW) 4-2-0; J. Sedgwick (Tri-Cast Calder) 4-0-0.

Tring Old Codgers, Grand Union Canal, Cook’s Wharf, Cheddington, Aylesbury, Bucks. Thurs. C. Howard 11-15-0; R. Gibbs 9-5-0; S. Purdy 5-12-0; B. Elliot 4-14-0; E. Sharman 4-3-8; M. Rodwell 3-9-0; D. Frankland 3-6-0.

Wolverhampton AA Canal Challenge 2018, Qualifier 1, Shropshire Union Canal, Soudley, Shrops. Sun. D. Martin (Wigan MG) 13-11-0; B. Leatherbarrow (Lifestyle MG) 13-2-0; B. Clarke (Wyche Anglers) 12-7-0; (Joint 4th) M. Hall (Cadbury/Bridgnorth AS) 12-2-0; P. Turner (Wolverhampton AA VDE) 12-2-0; M. Appleby (Sensas) 11-3-0. (top 25 qualify for the final).

Wolverhampton AA Three Day Summer Festival 2018, Day One, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Wombourne, Staffs. Wed. D. Conway (Carthy’s Tackle) 21-4-0; D. Whittington (Sensas Black Country) 14-0-0; M. Smith (Bridgtown Social AC) 13-0-4; A. Marsden (Wigan MG) 12-2-0; D. Martin (Wigan MG) 11-13-8. Thurs., Day Two, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Awbridge, Staffs. R. Guest (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 16-8-12; B. Williams (Four Ashes AC) 13-10-8; M. Grimshaw (Lancs. MG) 13-0-0; B. Garbett (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 12-0-0; R. Graves (Browning Northants.) 11-13-0. Fri., Day Three, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Penkridge, Staffs. S. Preece (Crewe Match Angling) 17-6-0; S. Broome (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 16-8-0; R. Guest (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 12-13-0; A. Donnelly (Preston Innovations Black Horse) 12-8-0; D. Martin (Wigan MG) 11-13-0. Festival overall: R. Guest (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 5; D. Martin (Wigan MG) 6; A. Marsden (Wigan MG) 9 (33-10-4); M. Smith (Bridgtown Social AC) 9 (30-1-4); S. Mottram (Drennan NW) 11; S. Broome (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 12 (29-3-4); R. Graves (Browning Northants.) 12 (25-5-0); D. Conway (Carthy’s Tackle) 14 (33-15-4).

Wolverhampton Over 60s Club Open, Shropshire Union Canal, Brewood, Staffs. Wed. P. ‘Fizza’ Blakemore (Bridgtown Social AC) 7-3-0; B. Simmill (Bilston Angling Centre) 4-12-0; B. Boothby (Bridgtown Social AC) 4-9-10.


Barford AA Three Day Summer Festival 2018, Warwickshire Avon, Barford, Warks. Mon., Day One. D. Young (Tornadoes) 17-7-0; J. Wiltshire (Barford AA) 13-4-0; N. Davies (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 11-11-0; M. Bedding (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 10-3-0; T. Hitchman (Bailey’s of Portobello) 9-15-0; T. Marshall (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 9-9-0. Wed., Day Two. G. Garrish (Halesowen RBL) 22-2-0; M. Blackburn (WMP Maver) 18-8-0; J. Hunt (Coleshill) 16-10-0; N. Hayes (Coleshill) 14-6-0; C. Perry (Avon Park) 10-3-0; D. Ashby (Banbury Gunsmiths) 9-4-0. Fri., Day Three. A. Narbeth (Sensas Smithy’s) 24-7-0; J. Stockton (Barford AA) 21-13-0; R. Burke (Sensas/WB Clarke) 20-15-0; N. Davies (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 20-0-0; I. Winter (Sensas Smithy’s) 17-4-0; D. Petch (Quorn AS) 14-12-0. Festival overall: N. Davies (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 4; I. Winter (Sensas Smithy’s) 6; R. Burke (Sensas Smithy’s) 7; A. Narbeth (Sensas Smithy’s) 8 (34-9-0) (one section win); T. Marshall (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 8 (22-5-8) (one section win); M. Blackburn (WMP Maver) 8 (no section wins).

Bridgnorth AS Association Match, River Severn, Linley Bank Section, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun. M. Hamilton (Bridgnorth AS) 35-12-0; C. Jones (Rigger/Mosella MGM) 13-0-0; M. Beard (Henley-in-Arden) 12-2-0; S. Hill (Manchester) 11-12-0; (Joint 5th) B. Preece (Bridgnorth AS) 9-4-0; S. Jackson (Willow Creek) 9-4-0.

Drennan Coors Trent Masters Round 3/Prostate Cancer Research Charity Open, River Trent, Burton-on-Trent, E. Staffs. Sun. T. Marshall (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 17-14-0; D. Petch (Quorn AS) 17-4-0; C. Hughes (Rive) 15-0-0; C. Lloyd (Burton) 14-11-0; N. Bull (Shakespeare Superteam/Bait-Tech) 12-2-0. Qualifiers: N. Bull; M. Foreshew; C. Lloyd; L. Bennett; R. Quinn; J. Moroz; T. Moroz. (£765 raised for charity).

Kidderminster & District AA Open, River Severn, Bewdley, Worcs. Sat. M. Hall (Cadbury) 32-10-0; G. Brierley (Willow Creek) 20-14-0; J. Wilson (Mark’s Tackle) 18-1-0; D. Williams (Mark’s Tackle) 17-12-0; G. Fuller (Sensas West Sussex) 14-8-0.

Olney & Clifton FA Open, River Gt. Ouse, Olney, Bucks. Tues. P. Caton (JL Tackle) 4-1-0; S. Corteze (Webster Tackle) 3-3-0; (Joint 3rd) D. Keech (Webster Tackle) 2-10-0; C. Howard (Northampton Nene AC) 2-10-0.

Oxford Summer League, Round 1, River Thames, Abingdon & Culham, Oxon. Sun. M. Harrington (Sensas A4 Black) 40-10-0; I. Young (Drennan Oxford Yellow) 30-2-0; J. Hassler (Isis) 26-1-0; A. Chatterly (Devizes MG) 17-9-0; A. Brown (Devizes MG) 15-10-0. Teams: Sensas A4 Black 33; (Joint 2nd) Drennan Oxford Yellow 31; Devizes MG 31.

Stratford AA Air Ambulance Charity Open, Warwickshire Avon, Seven Meadows, Stannels & Manor Farm, Stratford area, Warks. Sun. C. Hobbs (Sensas Droitwich) 18-4-0; J. Brockie (Sensas Smithy’s) 17-0-0; J. Burton (Matchbox) 16-0-0; B. Shreeves (Stratford) 13-11-0; (Joint 5th) T. Biddle (Sensas Droitwich) 13-0-0; S. Aston (Shipston AC) 13-0-0. (£900 raised for the noble cause).

Tidal Trent Thursday League, Tidal River Trent, South Clifton, Lincs. Thurs. D. Ashmore 15-0-0; A. Houlton 11-15-0; T. Moroz 11-0-0.

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Blackfords Progressive Bi-Monthly Open, Calf Heath Reservoir, nr. Gailey, Staffs. Sat. R. Woodbine (Salford) 30-10-0; B. Clark (Telford) 24-15-0; D. Ridgway (Shifnal) 22-4-0.


Todmorden AS Silver Fish Only Match, Town House Fishery, Littleborough, Rochdale, Gtr. Manchester. Sun. D, Chadwick 27-10-0; P. Jackson 25-11-0; D. White 24-10-0; P. Booth 18-11-0.


Blundells Fishery, Rixton, Ches. Sat., Trio & Pine Lakes. S. Woodward (Leigh Tackle & Bait) 182-13-0; R. Lightfoot (Tight Lines Shaw) 175-5-0; S. Carroll (Matrix Leigh Tackle & Bait) 160-2-0.

Brookside Fisheries, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Snake Lakes 1 & 2. N. Barlow (Ashton Angling) 94-11-0; S. Carrier (Widnes AC) 86-6-0; J. Lindsay (Low Hills) 85-3-0.

Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs. Sun. S. Bates (Cudmore) 156-12-0; R. Mynett (Cudmore) 132-15-0; C. Day (Matrix) 131-0-0.

Darlaston AC, Curborough Fisheries, Lichfield, Staffs. Sun., Canal Pool. G. Adams (Darlaston AC) 62-4-0; A. Hall (Darlaston AC) 54-8-0; M. Davies (Darlaston AC) 47-0-0.

Drennan Manor Farm Leisure, Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Thurs., Windmill Pool. I. Swanson (Milo/Bait-Tech) 56-10-0; P. Sutor (Astwood Bank) 36-12-0; G. Phipps (MFL) 33-10-0. Sat., Windmill Pool. C. Newton (Smithy’s) 109-2-0; G. Watts (MFL) 101-6-0; S. Rhodes (Clampits) 73-10-0. Sun., Windmill & Boundary pools. B. Sutor (Astwood Bank) 152-4-0; C. Telling (Marukyu/Mosella UK) 111-8-0; G. Watts (MFL) 111-2-0.

Emma’s Birthday Match, Townsend Lakes Fishery, Upwell, Cambs. Sun., Cuckoo Canal (Carp Side). S. Hillman 122-14-0; J. Begbie & R. Begbie 114-14-0; A. Owen 105-0-0. Mystery Pairs: A. Owen & M. Knight 208-14-0; S. Hillman & R. Blackbourne 184-8-0; J. Begbie, R. Begbie & R. Blackbourne 176-8-0. Lows Vs. High’s: Low’s win 389-10-0. Odds Vs. Evens: Odds win 402-5-0.

Furnace Mill Fishery, Bewdley, Worcs. Sun., Furnace Pool. C. Senter (Mosella) 173-8-0; W. Jenning (Bag’em) 113-6-0; K. Johnson (Johnson Dry Wall) 83-11-0.

Gillingham AA Open, Lodden Lakes, Gillingham, Dorset. Wed Eve. S. Tucker (Garbolino/Bait-Tech) 33-8-0; M. Harper (Preston Innovations Thatchers) 30-0-0; J. Stamp (Gillingham AA) 28-4-0; B. Dukes (Garobolino Blackmore Vale 26-8-0; D. Anders (Gillingham AA) 20-8-0; J. Randall (Gillingham AA) 16-10-0.

Hawkesbury Hall Farm, Bedworth, Warks. Sun., Match Pool. J. Galloway (Hawkesbury) 75-5-0; D. Lutwyche (Hawkesbury) 69-7-0; W. Harris (Hawkesbury) 58-14-0.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, nr. Eccleshall, Staffs. Thurs., Match Lake. S. Edwards (Heronbrook) 190-10-0; P. Chatterton (Manchester) 146-8-0; D. Webster (Heronbrook) 145-8-0; C. Newton (Heronbrook) 144-4-0; P. Shone (Heronbrook) 131-0-0; M. Lefevre (Heronbrook) 123-1-0. Sat., Canal Pool. S. Edwards (Heronbrook) 202-8-0; S. Williamson (Edgeley Sports) 159-4-0; P. Mellor (Heronbrook) 158-14-0; T. Weightman (Maver Gold Dynamite) 142-0-0; C. O’Connor (Smith’s Bait & Tackle) 132-12-0; D. Lockett (Heronbrook) 123-2-0. Sun., Island & Pisces Pools. D. Bracken (Nathan's Youth) 254-8-0; D. Johnson (Maver Gold Dynamite) 200-4-0; A. Lyndsay (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 191-0-0; M. Barwell (Maver Gold Dynamite) 172-0-0; D. Lockett (HeronbrooK0 157-8-0; T. Weightman (Maver Gold Dynamite) 152-2-0.

Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Staffs. Sat. C. Williams 134-0-0; R. Peddler 90-8-0; P. Malpass 73-4-0.

Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society Championship 2018, Match 6, The Tapper’s Shield, Hackett Lakes, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, Notts. Sun. S. Hoult 58-12-0; R. Pembridge 52-8-0; L. Smedley 36-12-0; K. White 26-8-0; M. Lager 23-0-0; B. Leafe 18-10-0.

Makins Fishery, Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warks. Wed., Nisa Feeders Open, Phase 1-Lake Two. M. Chapman (Leamington Spa) 86-2-0; J. Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 78-2-0; D. Roff (Scunthorpe) 68-12-0. Thurs., Nisa Feeders Open, Phase 2-Crater & Snake Lakes. S. Greenfield (Manchester AC) 56-8-0; A. Searle (Leicester) 54-12-0; J. Adamson (Nisa Feeders) 50-8-0.

Monkhall Fisheries, Monkhopton, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Wed., Swallow Pool. L. Capewell (Carthy’s Tackle) 131-6-0; S. Davis (Monkhall) 129-2-0; M. Keane (Monkhall) 124-14-0. Sun., Hawk Pool. M. Davidson (Monkhall/MH Floats) 243-1-0; A. Kyte (Middle Severn Angling) 197-13-0; K. Hayes (Monkhall) 193-12-0.

Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Tues., Costcutter, Meadow Pool. L. Marlow (Bag’em) 123-2-0; B. Chamberlain (Moorlands) 116-6-0; P. Ali (Moorlands) 102-4-0. Wed., Over 50’s Open, Bank & Middle Pools. L. Boden (Central Trains) 276-1-0; K. Roderick (Moorlands) 144-10-0; D. Gough (Moorlands) 86-8-0. Thurs., Costcutter, Silver Pool. T. Stead (WMP Maver) 149-14-0; B. Tandy (Moorlands) 135-15-0; P. Hodge (Moorlands) 120-4-0. Fri PM., Meadow Pool. R. Brennan (Garbolino) 190-12-0; M. Smith (Moorlands) 131-2-0; L. Boden (Central Trains) 109-10-0. Sat AM., Island & Moors Pools. C. Hill (Mosella) 104-14-0; P. Mace (Autism B’ham) 76-4-0; A. Jones (Marukyu) 72-8-0. Sun., Island & Moors Pools. C. Hill (Mosella) 104-14-0; P. Mace (Autism B’ham) 76-4-0; A. Jones (Marukyu) 72-8-0.

Old Hough Fishery, Middlewich, Ches. Sat., Big Max, Lucky Dip & Prospect Pools. A. Dyson (Dynamite Maver Midlands) 127-1-0; P. Reynolds (Wrexham Anglers) 120-7-0; P. Gibson (Nathan’s) 100-15-0.

Packington Somers Fisheries, Meriden, W. Mids. Wed., Solihull Angling Centre Open, Molands Mere Pool. D. Tresigne (Smithy’s) 98-2-0; L. Simcox (Packington) 87-9-0; P. Hull (Lane’s Bait & Tackle) 66-2-0. Sun., Molands Mere Pool. P. Hunter (Packington) 87-12-0; M. Higgott (Makins) 86-14-0; D. Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 76-7-0. Thurs., Two Day Festival, Day One, Little Geary’s Pool. D. Tresigne (Smithy’s) 241-11-0; S. Little (MAP) 235-8-0; L. Heaven (Greyhound AC) 169-5-0. Fri., Two Day Festival, Day Two. S. Little (MAP) 251-7-0 (New pool record); M. Jacques (Packington) 234-2-0; L. Simcox (Packington) 199-13-0. Festival overall: 1st S. Little (MAP); 2nd D. Tresigne (Smithy’s); 3rd L. Simcox (Packington).

Parkes Hall AC, Moorlands Farm, Hartlebury, nr. Kidderminster, Worcs. Sun., Meadow Pool. L. Harris (Parkes Hall AC) 181-8-0; S. Warmer (Parkes Hall AC) 80-5-0; C. Jeavons (Parkes Hall AC) 77-14-0.

Partridge Lakes, Warrington, Ches. Sat., Covey Lakes 3 & 4. J. Turner 111-0-0; A. Stoner 106-1-0; J. Howarth 95-9-0.

Poole Hall Fisheries, Alveley, nr. Bridgnorth, Shrops. Sun., Heron Pool. S. Burrus (Poole Hall) 157-8-0; K. Millard (Poole Hall) 79-0-0; N. Bamford (Poole Hall) 57-0-0.

Preston Innovations Boldings Pools, Bridgnorth, Shrops. Mon., Hawthorn & Beech Pools. P. Evans (Preston Innovations Boldings) 89-14-0; E. Bancroft (Preston Innovations Boldings) 85-4-0; T. Woolaston (Fatty’s Bait & Tackle) 83-7-0. Wed., Chestnut & Larch Pools. R. Pedlar (Preston Innovations Boldings) 161-12-0; J. Humphreys (ABC) 129-9-0; M. Jameson (Preston Innovations Boldings) 126-14-0. Sat., Oak Pool. B. Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 111-5-0; C. Hill (Preston Innovations Boldings) 100-2-0; J. Humphreys (ABC) 91-8-0.

Preston Innovations Woodland View, Hadley, Worcs. Wed., Front Deans & High Pools. C. Ray (Smithy’s) 185-0-0; A. Pollard (DGL) 173-8-0; C. Ray (Smithy’s) 140-4-0. Sat AM., High Pool. T. Guise (Starlets Vets) 93-6-0; A. Buchanan (Maver) 79-4-0; K. Slade (Team Peg One) 73-12-0. Sun., Hay, Barley & Arles Pools. A. Ranks (Bilston) 212-0-0; J. Holloway (Daiwa) 167-6-0; M. Jones (Traviga) 165-0-0.

Quarry Pool, Aston Eyre, Shrops. Thurs., Open. T. Price (Graham Jones AC) 147-0-0; (Joint 2nd) T. Edwards (Swan Elite) 109-8-0; A. Cooper (Pool Hayes) 109-8-0; M. Griffiths (S. Jones AC) 109-4-0. Sat., Falcon AC. M. Harris (Falcon AC) 109-0-0; D. Greenhill (Falcon AC) 74-4-0; P. Ward (Falcon AC) 65-0-0. Sun., Chubb AC. J. Watkins (Chubb AC) 260-7-0; I. Ross (Chubb AC) 165-5-0; R. Wilson (Chubb AC) 138-10-0.

Sam Hosticks Fishery, Beverley, E. Yorks. Sun., Island Pool. J. Griffin 132-8-0; J. Fletcher 119-4-0; W. Tuttle 86-14-0; M. Dicko 72-13-0; M. South 68-4-0.

Sherwood Forest Fishery, Edwinstowe, Notts. Sun Eve 1st July., Holmedale Lake. R. Brooks (Rivendell AC) 119-8-0; J. Paling (England U15s/Woodhouse Angling) 94-12-0; D. Richmond (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 93-8-0. Wed., Holmedale Lake. W. Evans (Sherwood Forest Juniors) 184-2-0; S. Morgan (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 181-0-0; C. Brown (Sherwood Forest Fishery) 168-10-0.

Todber Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Sat., Hill View Lake. G. O’Shea 166-14-0; D. Chidzoy 129-6-0; R. Lucas 113-2-0. Silvers: S. White 48-4-0; N. Colins 43-8-0.

Wassell Grove Fisheries, Hagley, Worcs. Fri 28th June., Match Pool. R. North (Wassell Grove) 32-13-0; A. Bishop (Wassell Grove) 30-2-0; D. Johnson Jnr (Steven’s Tackle) 29-4-0. Fri., Match Pool. P. Watts (Wassell Grove) 84-8-0; D. Hobbis (Wassell Grove) 45-4-0; R. Neath (Wassell Grove) 43-1-0. Sat., Match Pool. J. Bagley (Wassell Grove) 34-8-0; D. Johnson Jnr. (Steven’s Tackle) 37-10-0; P. Lawrence (Wassell Grove) 34-8-0.

Weston Pools, Oswestry, Shrops. Sat., Open, Rover. C. Diamond (Eddie’s Baits) 194-2-0; M. Dawes (Weston Gold) 179-9-0; M. Keene (Independent) 173-4-0.

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