Everyone must be thinking - why has the English Champs got such a huge Veterans entry?
I was thinking the same thing. Extraordinarily, it seems there are a wealth of individuals who have recently or about to turn 45 making them eligible for the event. This is no coincidence as seemingly a number of players have been chomping at the bit to turn 45 and it is even seen by some as their chance of success in the sport. The same applies to a lesser extent to the popularity of the O55 event.
With 20 entries in the veterans and a waiting list, it looks like during the last 5 years, the 40 plus year olds out there have been waiting for this event their whole sporting life.
A Veterans B or even a Veterans Tour (or at least individual tournaments) becomes a possibility with such strong interest.