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.
A great performance again from Benny Sjogren sees him successfully defend his title at this years Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open after defeating Jonas Hager 12-8 who has to settle for another silver medal.
Jack Pye beat Victor Andersson in the Plate final 10-7 and Karl Hudson wins the Shield after a 14-9 victory over Stephen Gale.
We are delighted to confirm the following fixtures to be played on our Show Mat at next Saturday’s opening day of the 2019 Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open. As well as our usual Facebook Live coverage we’ll be bringing you four matches covered by the professional production company Huldra Film. This includes multi camera action, replays, live commentary and interviews. We’ll be showing four matches on Saturday (see below) and another four on Sunday as we bring you the concluding action from Skien which of course will incorporate the Final. We will, as usual, still 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.
The draw has now been made for the 2019 Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open. This year sees our biggest ever event in Norway with 144 players battling it out at the fantastic Skien Fritidspark venue.
We are delighted to announce that electrical retailer, Power, will be the 2019 Norwegian Open title sponsor.
A Huldra Film and Short Mat Players Tour production...our best bowls coverage yet!
In case you missed this game on Sunday, we are proud to present the recording of our live coverage from the 2018 Norwegian Open Cup Final, between James Trott (England) and Benny Sjögren (Sweden).
In a tense game, Sweden's Benny Sjogren wins the SMPT Norwegian Open 2018. Benny dominated the game from the start however England's James Trott came back to go in to the final end 8-10 down. Benny bowled a great bowl to take the title 12-8.
Stephen Proctor beat Mitchell Young to win the Plate and Pontus Guldestam wins the Shield Final beating Gunnar Frantzen 10-5.
The draw for the third world ranking event of the 2018-19 season has produced some tough groups and with it, many intriguing matches. What is more, the magnificent hall at Skien Fritidspark provides a superb setting for the SMPT's Show Mat, allowing players and spectators to witness games of special interest, which feature some of the sport’s top names who are competing at this year’s Norwegian Open.
The draw for the third singles ranking event of the season, the Norwegian Open, held at Skien Fritidspark has now been made.
England's Stephen Proctor beats Christer Nordin in the final of the 2017 EL-VIS Elektro Norwegian Open to claim his maiden SMPT title and also moves to World #1.
Peter Roberts beats Jonathan Payne to claim the Bronze Medal.
Jorgen Karlsson takes the Plate after defeating Andy Thompson and Bjarne Andersson beats Rune Lifjeld in the Shield.
Follow all the latest updates from the opening day of the 2017 EL-VIS Elektro Norwegian Open.
This weekend the SMPT heads to Scandinavia for the third World Ranking event of the season, the EL-VIS ElektroNorwegian Open which will once again be staged at the international arena at Fritidspark in Skien.
The draw for the 2017 EL-VIS Elektro Nowegian Open has now been made.
Mark Beattie takes the 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open after a 14-7 victory over Jonathan Payne.
Ed Sawbridge beats John Lax 12-7 to take Bronze while James Trott wins the Plate with a 12-9 victory over Joel Hager. Mio Kontic claims the Shield with a 12-10 victory against Odd Egil Hansen.
Rolling updates from the opening days play of the 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open.
This weekend sees the Tour heading to Skien in Norway for the inaugural Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open. We have plenty of debutants mixing it with the best the sport has to offer but who will come out on top?
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 that will take centre stage at this season’s Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open, held in the wonderful arena of Skien Fritidspark.