- 2019 Details:
- Qualifying Dates: Saturday 18th May in Whitchurch, Sunday 19th May in Shrewsbury and Telford.
- Start Time: 18:00 in Whitchurch, 13:00 in Shrewsbury and Telford
- Entry Fee: £5
- Enter by Sunday 5th May
- Finals Day on Sunday 23rd June at 11:00 at Venue to be announced after the qualifiers have been completed
The Senior Merit is the pinnacle of Shropshire Bowls. It has been played for since 1913 and the winner receives the Charles Beddard Trophy. There are qualifiers in Shrewsbury, Telford and Whitchurch which produce a finals day of 32 to be played at a venue chosen by the year's County President on the last Sunday of June. The four semi finalists qualify for the British Senior Individual Merit Finals on Saturday 27th July at Rolls Royce at 10 a.m.