World Masters

Sat 16 Apr 2016 - Sun 17 Apr 2016

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Rules: World Ranking Events (Singles)

  • The Dress Code is relaxed, except that footwear must be proprietary bowling shoes or sandals.
  • 12 ends to be played in each game (except for the Irish Open and World Masters, where due to the larger number of entries games will last 10 ends).
  • 4 bowls per player.
  • 2 dead ends are allowed per player 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 the marker 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 players are responsible for keeping their own scorecards and ensuring that both scorecards are the same. Markers are not responsible for completing scorecards.
  • Scorecards must be signed by both players at the end of a game.
  • Measuring may be done by players, markers, umpires or the Competition Organisers.
  • All players will be expected to mark and have been automatically allocated to games in the Group Stages. In the Knockout stages players are expected to mark the game after they are knocked out. This ensures all players share the marking duties equally.
  • 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, 2 bowl play-off will determine the positions. See ‘Tie-break Rules’ below.
  • A player who for whatever reason misses one group game, will still be allowed to continue in the event. For the purposes of deciding the group standings, the opponent in the missed game will receive a 12-0 shots win and 3 points.
  • A player who for whatever reason misses two or more group games will be withdrawn from the event. For the purposes of deciding the group standings, all other players in the group will receive a 12-0 shots win and 3 points. Any results recorded against the withdrawn player prior to withdrawal will not be counted.

Tie-break Rules

In Knockout rounds a tied game will be decided by a 3 end tie break –
  • 2 bowls per player.
  • Toss to start – winner has choice of taking the jack on 1st & 3rd ends, or 2nd end.
  • Closest bowl to the jack wins each end.
  • First player to win 2 ends wins the match.
  • Touchers are not marked. Any bowl entering the ditch area will be removed.
  • Each player may cause one dead end in the tie-break without penalty; the end to be replayed. A player causing a 2nd dead end will automatically lose that end.
  • A tied end will count as 0.5 ends to each player.
  • 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


Belfast Indoor Bowls Club (Website)
115 Milltown Road


Special room rates for the World Masters and Belfast Open are now available from our partners Crowne Plaza Belfast.

For full hotel information please visit

To make a booking:
– Call: 028 9092 3500 & quote ‘Short Mat Players
– Email: & quote ‘Short Mat Players Tour

Prices from:
£99.00, Bed & Breakfast, per Single Room per night
£109.00, Bed & Breakfast, per Twin Occupancy Room per night
(Supplement for 3rd person: £40.00 extra)

Prices include free WIFI, free onsite parking, tax, service and VAT.

Special rates, (15% off Best Flexible Rate), are also available at the following sister hotels:
1. Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre. (Previously Days Hotel).
2. Holiday Inn Express Belfast Queens Quarter.

Self-catering Accommodation

Drumlin Lane Self Catering
Two and three bedroom self-catering accommodation located a 25 minute drive from the Irish and World Masters venue at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.

Rated 4 Star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and 5 Star by our guests, why not enjoy your stay in Northern Ireland at Drumlin Lane where you can relax in the rolling County Down countryside. Alternatively, if you can’t beat your friends at bowls, challenge them on our pool and table tennis tables, or take your frustration out on the trampoline. Dine out in the nearby village of Hillsborough at the famous Plough, or stroll round the gardens at the Royal residence at Hillsborough Castle. Get out of the city, and see a some more of Northern Ireland on your next trip, whether that be a bowling weekend of something a little longer.

Website: Drumlin Lane Self Catering

All Entries

  • Adam Gilmour
  • Adrian McCaw
  • Aidan Gallagher
  • Alan McCombe
  • Alan Spicer
  • Alistair Mahaffy
  • Allan Browne
  • Andy Howard
  • Andy Thompson
  • Angela Roberts
  • Angus Barnes
  • Annie Cushnahan
  • Barbara Elliot
  • Billy Chapman
  • Bjarne Andersson
  • Bo Andersson
  • Brendan Kennedy
  • Brendan Murphy
  • Brian McCoy
  • Bronagh Toleman
  • Callum Beale
  • Callum Gilmour
  • Carmel Mckim
  • Charlie Clarke
  • Christer Nordin
  • Dafydd Howell
  • Damian McAllister
  • Danny Bonner
  • Darin Graydon
  • David Brian
  • David Cushnahan
  • David Doherty
  • David McCullough
  • David Sewell
  • Dennis Hinks
  • Derek McCann
  • Dom Reed
  • Edward Sawbridge
  • Esther Forster
  • Eva Nelson
  • Frank Cushnahan
  • Gary Brian
  • Gary Burke
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Ian Irwin
  • Ingvar Nelson
  • Ivan Craig
  • Jack Pye
  • James Trott
  • Jamie Morrow
  • Jason Hand
  • Joel Hager
  • John Cushnahan
  • John Elliot
  • John Lax
  • John McCallion
  • Jonas Häger
  • Jonathan Barnes
  • Jonathan Payne
  • Joseph Beattie
  • Karl Hudson
  • Keith Tinney
  • Kevin Peacock
  • Kieran Rafferty
  • Kjetil Grønseth
  • Lars Hansen
  • Lawrence Moffat
  • Lee Devenney
  • Lee Toleman
  • Lorraine Mavitty
  • Mark Courtney
  • Mark McHugh
  • Martin Harries
  • Matthew Hamilton
  • Michael Barr
  • Michael Mckim
  • Michael Reid
  • Mike Wright
  • Nathan Minish
  • Nigel Nicholls
  • Nigel Reed
  • Noel Graham
  • Owen Kelly
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Patrick Gilroy
  • Paul Duff
  • Paul Mahaffy
  • Paul Seaman
  • Paula Geens
  • Pauline Beattie
  • Peter Roberts
  • Rachel Cochrane
  • Rebecca Gilroy
  • Reuben Dunbar
  • Ricky Cochrane
  • Robbie Foster
  • Robert Lenza
  • Robin Gamble
  • Rodney Cunningham
  • Ryan Abraham
  • Sara Johnston
  • Sarah Mavitty
  • Seamus McMath
  • Shane Clyde
  • Sophie McIntyre
  • Stephen Jack
  • Stephen McCrory
  • Stephen Sewell
  • Steve Puttock
  • Steven Jeffers
  • Steven Roberts
  • Susanne Lidholm
  • Suzanne Steele
  • Tanta Armstrong
  • Teresa Cushnahan
  • Tom Brady
  • Uel Gordon
  • Ulf Hällstrand
  • William Devenney
  • William Esler
  • William Fullerton
  • William Parkinson

World Masters Draw

The full schedule can be seen here.

Group 01
Paul Bax
James Johnston
Ciaran Green
David Bonner
William Devenney
Ivan Craig
Group 02
Derek McCann
Joseph Beattie
Stephen Wilson
Shauna O'Neill
David McGuinness
Stephen Gale
Group 03
Dave Woods
Chris Hopkins
Joel Hager
Paul Canning
Keith Lackford
Aidan Conroy
Group 04
Ryan Abraham
Justin Rafferty
William Esler
John Quinn
Stephen Proctor
Edward Sawbridge
Group 05
Mark Mchugh
Bronagh Toleman
Nathan Minish
Kjetil Grønseth
Lawrence Moffat
Tom Brady
Group 06
Andrew Jones
Petra Coyle
Thomas McAleavey
Andrew Robinson
Stephen McCrory
Mark Beattie
Group 07
Rebecca Smith
William Gilpin
Sara Johnston
Andrew Leckey
Catherine McCrossan
Erika Wachholz
Group 08
Gareth Wilkinson
William Fullerton
Ross Mackin
Adrian Tanner
Jorgen Karlsson
Dick Almen
Group 09
Mitchell Young
Gary Moore
Steven O'Neill
Reggie Bolton
Antony Bull
Daniel Wilson
Group 10
Glen Henry
Nigel Hamilton
Esben Lund
Johnny Breadon
John Devine
Jonathan Payne
Group 11
Adrian McCaw
Derek Mccallion
Nathan Lynch
Saskia Schaft
Paula Geens
Thomas Lowndes
Group 12
PJ McCrossan
Michelle Campbell
Hugh Grieve
Andy Howard
John Lax
Teresa Cushnahan
Group 13
Michael Barr
Eddie Crawford
Perlie Black
Ronnie Stubbs
Peter Roberts
Gerard Moen
Group 14
Dennis Hinks
Nick Evans
Damian Mcallister
Sheila Wilson
Chris Davies
Owen Kelly
Group 15
Brian McBride
Paul Pomeroy
John Cushnahan
David Lindsay
Joanne McIntyre
Alan Lyttle
Group 16
Rodney McCutchon
Sibe Laureys
Steve Killington
Gerry McCabe
Bernadette Cunningham
Odhran Canning
Group 17
William Boggs
Michael Reid
Paul Duff
Dessie Elliot
Derek Johnston
Ivor Armstrong
Group 18
Tony Bell
Stuart Mcsorley
Ryan Marks
Pat Cunningham
Brian Mccoy
Damien Bintley
Group 19
Paul Seaman
Kenneth Shaw
Darren Erskine
Steven Jeffers
Andrew Cockcroft
Declan McKeown
Group 20
Catherine Roberts
Paul Mahaffy
Fiona McDermott
Lee Toleman
Glenn Harvey
Caitlin O'Neill
Group 21
Sean Conroy
Larry Kelly
Peter Fautley
David McBride
Jonas Hager
Paddy McElvaney
Group 22
Glenn Buckley
Rachel McIntyre
Angus Barnes
Ryan O'Neill
Alan Thompson
George Tanner
Group 23
Jonathan Barnes
Daniel O'Kane
James Robinson
Danny McDonald
Karl Hudson
Gary Burke
Group 24
Sophie McIntyre
Frank Cunningham
Valerie Witherow
Robin Armstrong
Diarmuid McMahon
Cecil Dillon
Group 25
Pauline Beattie
Alannah Howard
Bent Nielsen
Christopher Hillier
Adam Rankin
Ciara Deighan
Group 26
Alex Kley
Jack Pye
Curtis Nutt
Nathan Haire
Uel Shaw
Michael Beattie
Group 27
Seamus Malone
Billy Taaffe
Niall Cox
Ryan Bell
Craig Evans
Seamus McMath
Group 28
Dimitri Payne
Antonio Rinaldi
Robin Gamble
Sam Moore
Len Graham
Martin McNicholl
Group 29
James Trott
Stephen Ferris
Matthew Sifford
David Gourlay
Charlie Clarke
Stephen Clarke
Group 30
David Carser
Niall Crane
James Newell
Chris Mcwhinnie
Reggie Collen
David Ryste
Group 31
Michael Trimby
Alan McCombe
Katrine McDermott
Jordan Rankin
Nigel Reed
Jackie Erskine
Group 32
Don McNamara
Con Mulholland
Trevor Turkington
Lee Devenney
Raymond Stubbs
Aidan Corrigan
Group 33
Margaret Grieve
Dom Reed
Nigel Charles
PJ Gallagher
Kevin Conroy
Jan Reinders
Group 34
Stephen Marks
Derek Shanks
Alistair Mahaffy
David Lee
Stephen Mulholland
Eva Nelson
Group 35
Michael Collister
Chris Terry
Dan Winmill
Diane Bell
Lars-Rune Lauritzen
Ingvar Nelson
Don McNamara replaces Philip Ladd Esben Lund replaces Leigh Harrison Steven O'Neill replaces Bengt Johanssen David Bonner replaces Stephen McMahon James Johnston replaces Shane Hand Derek Johnston replaces Michael Hand Lee Devenney replaces Suzanne Finlay William Devenney replaces Uel Finlay David Gourlay replaces Sam Harvey Justin Rafferty replaces Stephen Oliver

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