Following the measures adopted by most countries in the wake of the continued spread of Covid-19, it has been decided that entries to all SMPT events for 2020/21 will be suspended until further notice.
We wish to reiterate that ALL our events are still scheduled for their existing dates at present but felt it prudent that no guarantees should be made at this time and that this situation should be monitored on an ongoing basis.
Gary McNabb wins the 2020 VerdeMat British Open after beating Tony Ealham 10-5 in the final.
Mitchell Young of England and Belgium's Jonathan Payne take the bronze medals.
Steven Stafford takes the Plate after beating Andrew Carr and Stephen Proctor beats Barry Bates to claim the Shield.
We are delighted to confirm the following fixtures to be played on our Show Mat at next Saturday’s opening day of the 2020 Verdemat Bowls British Open in York, England. We will, as always, bring you live, end by end scores of every show mat game and updates on all matches via our dedicated live feed page on our website. Sunday morning’s Show Mat line up will be announced on Saturday evening via our Facebook page.
The draw for the 2020 VerdeMat Bowls British Open has now been made, you can see the draw here.
Less than one month after staging the second edition of the Verdemat Bowls British Open, the Short Mat Players Tour is delighted to announce that we will be returning to York next season on the 11th and 12th January for the fourth singles ranking event of the 2019-20 season.
Stephen Williams beats Benny Bass 10-9 in a thrilling final. Gareth Stanway takes the Bronze Medal from Saul Featherstone.
Joe Beattie wins the Plate from Grant Soller and Nigel Charles beats Rod Dawson in the Shield.
The draw for the fourth world ranking event of the 2018-19 season has produced a number of exceptional groups and with it, many fascinating games. What is more, the SMPT Show Mat allows spectators to witness games which feature some of the sport’s top names who are taking part in this year’s Verdemat Bowls British Open.
The draw for the Verdemat Bowls British Open 2019 has now been made.
Following an unprecedented build-up to the new SMPT season, it is now time for the opening of entries to the second running of the Verdemat Bowls British Open. Will our York showcase make it a fourth successive singles world ranking event sell-out in 2018-19?
Less than two weeks after the Short Mat Players Tour staged the inaugural Verdemat Bowls British Open, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to York next season on the 12th and 13th January for the fourth singles ranking event of the 2018-19 season.
Nigel Nicholls wins the Verdemat Bowls British Open after beating Dom Reed 9-7 in the final.
Tony Ealham wins the Bronze medal with a 13-10 victor over Paul Walker.
Peter Roberts wins the Plate after a 10-8 victory over Andy Howard and Keith Tinney wins the Shield 12-7 over Steve Durcan.
We are pleased to announce the line-up for the 2018 Verdemat Bowls British Open at the York & District IBC.
The Verdemat Bowls British Open draw has now been completed.
The Short Mat Players Tour is excited to announce that leading short mat supplier Verdemat Bowls Ltd will sponsor the 2018 British Open in York.
The 2017-18 season brings a new event at a new location on the Short Mat Players Tour. The British Open will be the fourth world ranking event and it will be staged in the beautiful city of York, a popular tourist destination.
The Short Mat Players Tour are excited to announce that a new event titled the British Open will be brought to you next season. The British Open will be the fourth World Ranking singles event in the 2017-18 season and replaces the Swedish Masters.