Last Friday I reported that entries stood at 53. Since then a further 30 have been received, a total of 83. At the same stage last year entries stood at only 49.
The maximum number that can be accommodated in the Apex is 176. To date, 85 of last year’s participants have not entered yet; if all were to enter (which admittedly is most unlikely) there would only be eight places remaining.
So if you are reading this, and plan to play, perhaps you should get your entry in as soon as possible, ‘to avoid disappointment’!