Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs

Sun 02 Apr 2017

Entries open for the Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs.

Entry Fee: £27.50 (£13.75 per player)

Format*

  • Pairs will be split into groups of 4.
  • The top 2 in each group will qualify for the main Cup knock-out.
  • The remaining 2 pairs in each group go into the Plate competition.
  • Matches played over 9 ends.

Note: Timings are a guide only and may vary.

Prize Money

Champions £300
Runners-up £100

* Prize money and format is subject to entries.

Featured Players

Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs News

Drumlin Lane: Self-catering Accommodation Near Belfast

If you’re thinking of visiting Belfast next season for the Irish Open or World Masters why not consider the two and three bedroom self-catering accommodation located a 25 minute drive from the Irish Open and World Masters venue at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.

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Jonas Hager is YPOTS

Congratulations to 14 year old Jonas Hager of Sweden who is the SMPT's Young Player of The Season 2016-17. Jonas, who will be presented with the Ryan O'Neill Award later in the summer, claims the title won last year by Belgium’s Sibe Laureys, by virtue of finishing the season as the highest placed under 18 in the Order of Merit. Sweden's Victor Andersson was in second position with Alex Kley of England finishing third.

SMPT Players’ Player of the Season 2016/17

SMPT Players’ Player of the Season 2016/17

As the dust settles on yet another great season that saw a new World No 1 crowned, our first ever back to back finalist and then our first back to back winner, we take a look at those players who have stood out above the rest. With two Belgians, four Englishman, six Irish, two swedes, a Welshman & Scotsman who will get your vote and become 2016/17 PPOTS?

An interview with the Short Mat Players Tour!

An interview with the Short Mat Players Tour!

This video footage shows what happened when David McVeigh, who represents an organisation called the Belgian Project, met with the Short Mat Players Tour. David dropped into Belfast Indoor Bowls Club to witness the action during last weekend’s World Masters in Northern Ireland. He spoke to Phil Mills, one of the SMPT directors, to find out more about the Short Mat Players Tour and the sport we love…

Rules: Welsh Grand Prix

  • The Dress Code is relaxed, except that footwear must be proprietary bowling shoes or sandals.
  • The number of ends to be played in each game will be as follows: 2 Bowl Pairs = 11 ends, 3 Bowl Pairs = 9 ends.
  • 2 bowls per player in 2 Bowl Pairs. 3 bowls per player in 3 Bowl Pairs.
  • 2 dead ends are allowed per team per match; the 3rd and any subsequent dead ends will be 3 shots away and the end will count except for the last end of a match where it will be 3 shots away and the end replayed.
  • Players may visit the head at any time.
  • Players must indicate both verbally and by raising their arm, to notify all players on their mat and those on neighbouring mats, whenever they intend to play a running bowl. This is to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Players should play in adherence with the SMPT Code of Conduct. Suspected collusion or other unsporting behaviour may result in immediate expulsion from the competition, and may affect acceptance in future SMPT events.
  • Any disputes must be raised with the Competition Organisers at the time. In this, and in all other matters, the Competition Organisers' decision is final and binding.
  • Both teams are responsible for keeping their own scorecards and ensuring that both scorecards are the same.
  • Scorecards must be signed by both teams at the end of a game.
  • Measuring may be done by players, umpires or the Competition Organisers.
  • In the Group Stages 3 points will be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
  • Group positions will be decided by:
    • Points
    • Relative head to head results (results against those tied on the same points)
    • Total shot difference
    • Shots for
    • If all the above are equal a 3 end play-off will determine the positions. See 'Tie-break Rules' below.
  • A team who for whatever reason misses one group game, will still be allowed to continue in the event. The opponents in the missed game will be awarded with the win, 3 points and 1 shot for each of the scheduled number of ends for games at the event e.g. 11 end pairs games would be a 11 v 0 win and 9 end pairs games would be a 9 v 0 win.
  • A team who for whatever reason misses two or more group games will be withdrawn from the event. All teams in the group will be awarded with the win, 3 points and 1 shot for each of the scheduled number of ends for games at the event e.g. 11 end pairs would be a 11 v 0 win and 9 end pairs would be a 9 v 0 win. Any results recorded against the withdrawn team prior to withdrawal will not be counted.
  Tie-break Rules
  • The SMPT’s best of 3 end tie-break will be used in Knockout rounds to decide which team progresses when a game finishes as a draw. It will also be used to determine the positions in a group if teams finish equal on all of the following: points, relative head to head results (results against those tied on the same points), total shot difference and shots for.
  • 1 bowl per player.
  • Toss to start – winner has the choice of taking the jack on 1st & 3rd ends, or 2nd end.
  • Closest bowl to the jack wins the end.
  • First team to win 2 ends wins the match.
  • Touchers are not marked. Any bowl entering the ditch area will be removed.
  • Each team may cause one dead end in the tie-break without penalty; the end to be replayed. A team causing a 2nd dead end will automatically lose that end.
  • A tied end will count as 0.5 ends to each team.
  • If, after 3 ends the score is 1.5 ends each, a one end sudden death play-off will take place. Toss to start.
All rules will be ESMBA, apart from those listed above.
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Useful Information

All Entries

  • Aaron Clare + Callum Beale
  • Adam Easthope + Richard Walker
  • Adam Smith + Paul Seaman
  • Alan Spicer + Brian McGivern
  • Allan Evans + Andrew Evans
  • Allan Williams + Peter Rees
  • Alun Thomas + Ricky Pyle
  • Anthony Poole + Robert Watson
  • Antonio Rinaldi + Erwin Vanlangenakker
  • Arwel Morgan + Jack Shepard
  • Barrie Goodchild + Richard Williams
  • Barry Whitburn + Bobbie Whitburn
  • Brab Hallowes + Bridget Hallowes
  • Brenda Crowe + Josie Robinson
  • Chris Coates + Derek Coates
  • Chris Davies + AN Other
  • Chris John + Mikey John
  • Chris Mcwhinnie + Andrew Jones
  • Chris Willies + Luke Haddon
  • Craig Evans + Luke Harwood
  • Dafydd Howell + Rhys Evans
  • David Alner + Karen Alner
  • David Chittock + Mark Chittock
  • Debs Matthews + Gavin Matthews
  • Desmond Pengelly + Alan Holden
  • Di Rundle + Dean Rundle
  • Dimitri Payne + Jonathan Payne
  • Don Mcnamara + Derek McCann
  • Dorian Hudson + Alun James
  • Edward Sawbridge + Chris Williams
  • Elliott James + George Main
  • Frans Roberts + Greta Roberts
  • Gareth Davies + Martyn Davies
  • Gary McNabb + Gerard Conroy
  • Geraint Morgan + Lee Lewis
  • Gethin Edwards + Aled Edwards
  • Glenn Harvey + Vincent Dornan
  • Ian Ford + Mark Hollis
  • Ian Hobson + James Shaw
  • Jal Richardson + AN Other
  • James Bucknall + Neil Bucknall
  • James Gladstone + Jon Gladstone
  • James Trott + Paul Pomeroy
  • Jason McLean + AN Other
  • Joel Hager + Jonas Hager
  • John Jillings + John Mills
  • John Lax & Matty Worden
  • John Matthews + Richard Arran
  • John Parnell + Shirley Parnell
  • Karl Hudson + Dan Winmill
  • Karl Symmonds + Mark Thorpe
  • Keith Lackford + Steve Proctor
  • Kirsty Hatch + Andrew Jones
  • Lars Hansen + Ulf Hällstrand
  • Lisa Douglas + AN Other
  • Malcolm Sheen + Harrison Sheen
  • Mark Allen + Lorraine Axtell
  • Michael Ivings + James Smith
  • Mitchell Young + Ken Sleat
  • Natalie Evans + Andrew Evans
  • Nathan Haire + Terry Crawford
  • Nick Evans + Emma Gittins
  • Nigel Reed + Dom Reed
  • Paul Baller + Dan Baller
  • Pauline Mannell + Jim Mannell
  • Peter Roberts + Grant Soller
  • Philip Ladd & Wyn Davies
  • Ray Young + Sue Young
  • Rebecca Cox + Shirley Cox
  • Richard Palmer + Elin Palmer
  • Richard Prowse + Darren Davi
  • RJ Woolsey + David Sinton
  • Rory Gittoes + Ted Gittoes
  • Ross Dunkley + AN Other
  • Ryan Abraham + John Pye
  • Ryan Adair + John Adair
  • Saul Featherstone + Jo Lau
  • Simon Lewis + Simon Lewis
  • Stephen Wilson + Sheila Wilson
  • Steve Buckett + Colin Dickinson
  • Steve Killington + AN Other
  • Steve Proctor + Keith Lackford
  • Steve Puttock + Mike Wright
  • Steve Stanton + Sam Harvey
  • Susanne Lidholm + Christer Almen
  • Thomas Perris + Steve Perris
  • Tom Archer + Steve Collins
  • Tom Clough + Ryan Knight
  • Tom Harris + Stephen Williams
  • Tommy Dahlgren + Bente Dahlgren
  • Trevor Brian + Daniel Wilson
  • Wendy Ford + Martin Dubb
  • Yolanda Featherstone + Bill Crawford

An interview with the Short Mat Players Tour!

This video footage shows what happened when David McVeigh, who represents an organisation called the Belgian Project, met with the Short Mat Players Tour. David dropped into Belfast Indoor Bowls Club to witness the action during last weekend’s World Masters in Northern Ireland. He spoke to Phil Mills, one of the SMPT directors, to find out more about the Short Mat Players Tour and the sport we love.

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