The Veterans Merit is open to males over 65 years of age on 1st January of that year. It is played for the H.W. Batkin Trophy and has been played for since 1950. It has a qualifying event for a finals day of 8. The qualifiers take place on Monday 11th June at 1 p.m. with the final 8 taking place on Tuesday 17th July at 1 p.m.