As we look ahead to another exciting season for the Short Mat Players Tour, we wanted to update you all on developments & improvements coming in 2019/20.
What a season we’ve had, and as the dust settles, it’s that time of year where you get to select your SMPT Players’ Player of the Season. We take a look at the players who have stood out above the rest. With one Belgian, four Englishmen, three Irish players, a Swede and a Welshman to pick from, who will get your vote and become the 2018/19 PPOTS?
Every season we welcome a significant number of new players to events on the Short Mat Players Tour.
To thank those players for entering their first event and to show our appreciation to those who have recommended us, every year we run a special promotion where one of these people wins a new set of Taylor bowls.
We are sad to announce that Phil Mills, one of the directors of the Short Mat Players Tour, has taken the decision to step down from his role with the SMPT. We fully support Phil’s decision and are delighted that he will continue to support our progression.
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first six events of the 2019/20 season. The remainder of the events in the second half of the 2019/20 season will be confirmed and announced as soon as possible in the New Year.
This season the Short Mat Players Tour is pleased to be supporting four charities.
The 2017-18 season has finished, the players have cast their votes and now, with great pleasure, we can reveal that the winner of the SMPT Players’ Player of the Season is…
As our sixth full season draws to a close, it’s that time of year where you get to select your SMPT Players’ Player of the Season. We take a look at the players who have stood out above the rest. With one Belgian, five Englishmen, six Irish players, a Swede and a Welshman to pick from, who will get your vote and become the 2017/18 PPOTS?
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first six events of the 2018/19 season. The remainder of the events in the second half of the 2018/19 season will be confirmed and announced in January.
The World Rankings are based on the ranking points earned by players over a rolling 12 event period. Therefore the World Rankings represent performances across a minimum of 1 event and a maximum of 12 events.
The nominations for the 2016-17 Players' Player Of The Season award included two Belgians, six Englishmen, six Irish players, two Swedes, a Welshman and a Scotsman. The votes have all been counted and we can now confirm the top three!
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.
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?
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…
We are delighted to announce the dates for the remaining events in the 2017/18 season.
Congratulations to both Mark Beattie of Ireland and to Jack Pye of England who were selected to join Team Taylor.
The Short Mat Players Tour are thrilled to announce a new sponsorship deal with Taylor Bowls which sees the internationally renowned bowls brand become the title sponsor for the World Fours Masters and World Pairs Masters events on 3rd and 4th of December 2016.
As the saying goes, information is power! With the new SMPT season just 6 days away, we thought it timely to bring you news of further developments to our Player Stats website!