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 adds the Irish Open to his collection of SMPT titles after a thrilling tie-break win over William Boggs who goes one better than his bronze medal in April's World Masters.
James Trott claims the Plate with a 10-7 win over Lee Lewis while Dan Winmill picks up the Shield after a 12-2 victory over Jamie Crozier.
We are delighted to confirm the following fixtures to be played on our Show Mat at next Saturday’s opening day of the 2019 Irish Open. We’ve got a wealth of talent on show for you, with plenty of SMPT Champions as well as National, British & World title holders. Don’t forget, all matches will have end by end score updates live on our website live feed throughout the day and of course we’ll be bringing you live streaming of select matches as well.
The draw has now been made for the 2019 Irish Open. 234 players are competing this year to battle it out for Raymond Stubbs' crown.
So that is it for another Irish Open. Congratulations to Raymond Stubbs who claims his first ever SMPT title. Ian Hobson has to settle for silver again after his performance last April at the World Masters.
Ed Sawbridge claims his second Bronze medal from Irish teenager Hannah Cochrane.
Shane West beats Jordan Rankin in the Plate while Norway's Tone Boe wins the Shield from Ivan Craig.
The draw for the second world ranking event of the 2018-19 season has produced some exciting matches. What is more, Belfast Indoor Bowling Club provides a fantastic setting for the SMPT͛s Show Mat, enabling players and spectators alike to witness games of special interest, featuring some of the sport’s top names in action at this year’s Irish Open.
Alan Paul becomes the first player to defend a title on the Short Mat Player Tour after defeating Joe Beattie 9-4 in a great final.
Martin Trainor beats Kevin Conroy to claim the Bronze.
Noel Graham wins the Plate after a 8-7 victory over Joel Hager and Gerard Conroy beats Andrew Jones 11-7 in the Shield final.
Catch up on all the action from the opening day of the 2017 Irish Open from Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.
This year's Irish Open will be pivotal in determining the next World No.1, with 5 players in contention to succeed absent Belgian Dimitri Payne, who currently occupies the top spot. We take a look at the competitors who are in with a chance!
As expected the draw for the second world ranking event of the 2017-18 season has produced some mouth-watering matches. What is more, Belfast Indoor Bowling Club provides a fantastic setting for the SMPT’s Show Mat, enabling players and spectators alike to witness games of special interest, featuring some of the sport’s top names in action at this year’s Irish Open.
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.
Alan Paul has won the 2016 Irish Open after an 11-5 victory over Gerry McCabe. Pauline Beattie claims Bronze with a win over Aidan Corrigan.
Jackie Erskine takes the Plate title after an 8-6 victory over Nathan Haire. Dan Winmill wins the Shield with a 12-8 win against Jordan Rankin.
Read how the opening day of the 2016 Irish Open unfolded.
We're off to Belfast this weekend where a record 174 competitors will battle it out in the 2nd world ranking event of the season. Will we see another strong performance from the home players or will an overseas star follow in the footsteps of Belgian Dimitri Payne who won last year. Here are our ones to watch!
The SMPT Show Mat has become a regular feature at World Ranking Events and we have once again selected a game from each session which will take centre stage at this season's Irish Open.