We’ve had another great season on the Tour that was unfortunately brought to an abrupt but sensible end.
Reflecting back over the season however, has given us more great memories and sporting excitement.
We’ve asked you, the players, to take a look at the achievements of a selected few and vote for your player of the season. Our shortlist of seven players, Alex Kley, Benny Sjogren, Gary McNabb, Jonas Hager, Jonathan Payne, Mark Beattie & Nathan Haire, was compiled by the SMPT directors and we’ve been counting your top three selections over the last 8 weeks or so. Congratulations to all who were selected and as announced earlier this week your votes narrowed it down to our three finalists, Mark, Alex & Gary.
The SMPT have been monitoring the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 and the responses from respective Governments & health agencies.
We have been holding regular online meetings with our team and discussions with venues, sponsors and players to see whether a viable season could be staged in 2020/21.
Having weighed up all the options, including key information given to us by several of our venues, and with the likelihood that recovery from this pandemic will be a slow process, it is with a heavy heart that we feel it only prudent to cancel all events for the 2020-21 season. These include the six ranking singles events (UK Open. Irish Open, Norwegian Open, British Open, English Masters, World Masters) plus our team competitions (World Cup, World Fours Masters, World Pairs Masters, Belfast Open).
It’s that time of the year when we ask you to pick your most deserving player of the last twelve months on the Tour. The season has sadly been cut short for all of us, but we still look at all the positives from another incredible season. We have a shortlist of seven players, selected by the SMPT team, for you to choose from, one Belgian, one Englishman, two Swedes, and three from Ireland. Who will be your 2019/20 players player of the season?
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first half of our 2020/21 season. The remainder of the events for the season will be confirmed ASAP in the New Year.
The voting for the 2018-19 SMPT Players’ Player Of The Season has finished and with a record number of votes we can reveal that the winner of the SMPT Players’ Player Of The Season is...
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?