Dave won the Welsh Open four years ago ahead of myself, George Miller, Danny Oliphant, Brian Lucas, Colin Young (British Champion of 2004) and several other notables - not that I consider myself a "notable" of course. Perhaps you do not consider the Welsh Open, which attracts over thirty players every year, a "major event." It is a matter of opinion of course
This year's Welsh Open is expected to attract players such as Liam Stephens (an Irish master who has been a consistent prize winner in numerous major tournaments), Colin Young (former British Champion as already stated), Danny Oliphant (twice winner of the German Open and present Danish champion), Dave Harwood (present English freestyle champion), Brian Lucas (English master who was placed third in the 2003 English Open), Frank Moran (Irish master and international player), George Miller (English master and former world mail champion), Dafydd Roberts (Welsh rated number one player for many years standing) and a number of other very strong players.
I understand that several Mongolian players will also be entering this year's event which is most exciting. Sune Thrane told me that he was making plans to attend also.
Looks like being another good tournament.