Saturday 31st August 2013 marked the conclusion of another chapter in the Maver Mega 'Match This' success story. A gruelling five month qualification campaign, beginning at Woodland View in Droitwich on 6th April and ending at Barston Lakes on 18th August, produced another incredibly talented field for the 2013 final with twenty four of the UK's finest going head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the next Mega 'Match This' Champion and win angling's biggest prize.
The 2013 Mega 'Match This' Final produced the most exciting climax to date with 2011 Champion, Andy Power, a mere 940 grams shy of receiving the richest prize in angling for a second time! Our congratulations are extended once again to the popular winner, Zac Brown, who netted £50,000 and became the third Mega 'Match This' Champion in the competition's history.
Wednesday 1st January, 2014 marks the beginning of the fourth and latest chapter in the Mega 'Match This' story. The 'Match This' event continues to grow and, with each passing year, brings our sport firmly alongside other great sporting events. Maver (UK) are delighted with the overall response and support received from anglers up and down the country since the event was first staged in 2011, and we will continue to support the event long into the future.
For a full listing of the 2014 venues and dates, visit the 2014 listings page.
Zac Brown takes a ceremonial dunk after being confirmed the 2013 Maver Mega Match This Champion
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I buy tickets?
In order to buy tickets for the event, you will first need to register an account. Simply click the 'Login / Registration' link once ticket sales go live and follow the on screen instructions. Please note, if you registered for a "Match This" ticket during the 2011 or 2012 campaign, you can login to purchase a 2013 ticket using the same e-mail address and password. You do NOT have to register again.
Having trouble logging in to your account?
If you cannot remember the password you created during the registration process, you can request a replacement password be sent to the E-mail address provided at time of registration. Please note the replacement password may arrive in your spam/junk E-mail depending on your E-mail account filter settings. If you experience any further difficulties, then please contact Maver (UK) Ltd on 01527 406 300.
Can I purchase tickets using my smart phone?
NO. We recommend tickets are purchased via a desktop or laptop computer to ensure the best compatability with the site.
How much does it cost?
Match This will cost £50 per qualifier to enter with anglers being able to enter as many qualifiers as they wish.
What is the format?
There are 24 qualifying events throughout the country, held at the most professional and popular fisheries. The winner of each 120 peg qualifying event will progress through to the Grand Final. The Grand Final event will take place on Saturday 30th August 2014. There will also be a team championship event taking place on Sunday 31st August 2014 that will see teams of four compete for a large cash prize and impressive team trophy.
Unlucky enough to finish second in a qualifier?
The top five anglers from each qualifier will automatically qualify for the 2014 Maver British Pole Championships. Please note, the £5,000 runner's up final will NOT feature as part of the 2014 campaign.
What if the qualifiers don't sell out?
If the qualifiers don't sell out, then Maver Managing Director Phil Briscoe has personally guaranteed a sum of £50,000 for the winner, still double the largest prize currently on offer. But if the qualifiers do sell out, the winner will walk away with £100,000 guaranteed!
Do I need to join a club to be able to purchase tickets?
Absolutely not. There are no loyalty clubs or favouritism with Match This. All tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.
What's the latest I can book a ticket for a qualifying event?
Tickets can be purchased up until one week before the date of the qualifying event if you are paying by cheque. If you are paying for tickets via a debit / credit card, you can pay up until the 12 noon on the Friday before the match. Tickets cannot be purchased after such time. Please also note that tickets cannot be purchased on the day. If you have not booked your ticket(s) in advance, you will not be able to fish on the day.
What date will the final be held on?
The Grand Final will be held at Maver Larford Lakes on Saturday 30th August, 2014. The Team Championship event will take place on Sunday 31st August 2014.
It's all about drawing an end peg in the final?
End pegs have notoriously dominated finals in prestigious events such as this. However, the Mega Match This final will feature four end peg blockers, who will fish a mini match between themselves, in order to remove the all important advantage of an end peg.
Bought a ticket but can no longer fish or have previously qualified?
All tickets are fully transferable. You are free to sell on tickets to friends who wish to take part in the event.
Will the final be televised?
Maver are currently in discussions with various television networks about live coverage of the event. Watch this space for updates.
How much do Maver make from this?
The very simple answer is absolutely nothing. 100% pools entry will be paid out in the way of prizes on the day of the grand final. Maver are proud to be organising an event such as this. It is vital that we take our sport to the next level, where it deserves to be. Obviously organising an event such as this incurs many costs, with pegs fees alone amounting to almost £20,000. But rest assured, if all 24 qualifiers sell out, then the winner WILL walk away with that life changing £100,000.
You've got to be in it to win it.
There is nothing else to say other than THE VERY BEST OF LUCK.