The Veterans 10-Man League Bistro competition starts on Thursday this week with 58 teams going into the hat for this 5-Pairs format with aggregate scores determining the winners to progress to the next round. Unfortunately 10 of those 58 teams have already withdrawn from the competition with Kirkheaton Con 'B' being the latest to join the exodus today leaving 10 teams without an opponent and a free passage into Round 2.
It is a continuing trend as 2 teams had withdrawn from the Julie Fuller Trophy earlier this week and the Team KO competition has already seen two teams withdraw even though the first round isn't played until 1st July. There were some withdrawals from the Sub-Team KO as well but the 1st Round results have been removed from Bowlsnet for some reason so I can't update you with those numbers.
Teams are handicapped in the Bistro and there is only one tie involving two scratch teams when Marsh United 'A' meet Lockwood Con 'A' at Bradley & Colne. That should be interesting as the Marsh team beat Lockwood Con 8-1 in a league match on Tuesday.