Aussie duo Sam Masters and Cameron Heeps track for Edinburgh Monarchs as the club seek major silverware.
Glasgow Tigers’ duo Craig Cook and Rasmus Jensen carry their club’s hopes in the SGB Championship Pairs at Somerset on Friday (7pm).
And Tomas H Jonasson and Jye Ethridge are in for Berwick Bandits.
However, home hopes rest with Rory Schlein and Nick Morris who are among the favourites to lift the coveted title.
There are 20 qualifying heats plus two semi-finals and a winner-takes-all Grand Final.
BERWICK: Tomas H Jonasson, Jye Etheridge; BIRMINGHAM: Adam Ellis, Tero Aarnio; EASTBOURNE: Richard Lawson, Lewis Kerr; EDINBURGH: Sam Masters, Cameron Heeps; GLASGOW: Craig Cook, Rasmus Jensen; LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Ryan Douglas; NEWCASTLE: Steve Worrall, Thomas Jorgensen; REDCAR: Erik Riss, Jordan Stewart; SCUNTHORPE: Ben Barker, Jake Allen; SHEFFIELD: Danny King, Kyle Howarth; SOMERSET: Rory Schlein, Nick Morris.