We will be putting the remaining 20 spots live on our website on Monday 29th April at 6pm (UK time).
17 year-old Alex Kley takes the UK Open 2018 title after beating Jonathan Payne 11-9 in the final after ditching the jack on his first bowl on the last end.
Aled Edwards takes the Bronze medal after beating Sean Quinn 12-11.
Next weekend sees the start of the 2018-19 SMPT season, and our first ranking event, the UK Open.
The draws for the 2018 Bowls Trader World Cup and UK Open have now been made.
As usual, we kick-off proceedings with the Bowls Trader World Cup followed by the first singles ranking event of the season, the UK Open. With 10 qualifying teams, the 4th running of the SMPT Bowls Trader World Cup will include the biggest field to date, while the UK Open will see 192 entrants, the 7th running of the competition will also see the its biggest field yet!
The opening of entries to this summer’s UK Open marks the start of preparations for the first event of the 2018-19 season. Whilst it may be a new season, having already completed six full seasons on the Short Mat Players Tour and having staged over fifty events, participating players can expect to experience well organised and enjoyable tournaments.
Sam Harvey beats Dom Reed 11-3 to claim his maiden SMPT title!
James Trott claims the Bronze over Stuart McSorley while Tony Bell wins the Plate over Mark Beattie. James Bucknall takes the Shield against Kirsty Hatch.
Follow all the action from the 2017 UK Open from the Falcon Bowling and Social Club.
On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August the SMPT heads to its new home venue of Falcon Bowling and Social Club in Chelmsford, England for the UK Open. Which one of the I86 players from 13 nations will ultimately prevail and become the 2017 Champion?
The SMPT Show Mat concept was first introduced at the World Masters in 2015 to enable the optimal viewing of special games. The Show Mat has since been used at many events including the Irish Open, Swedish Masters and Norwegian Open. Thanks to our new larger venue, this season's UK Open will also have a Show Mat and as usual a game from each session has been selected which we believe deserves to take centre stage!
The Bowls Trader World Cup & UK Open draws have now been made.
Entries to the opening event of the 2017-18 season will be released on general sale on Wednesday 1 March at 6pm (GMT).
Lawrence Moffat wins the 2016 UK Open after defeating Chris Mann 11-4 in the final. Victor Andersson takes the Bronze Medal after beating Jack Pye 13-11.
James Trott retains his Plate tiltle after beating Jonathan Payne in the final and Joe Beattie claims the Shield after a 10-4 win over Stephen Holdsworth.
Follow live rolling updates of all the action on the opening day of the UK Open.
As the excitement builds ahead of the start to the new SMPT season, we take a look at some of the players worth keeping an eye on at this year’s UK Open!
We are pleased to announce the Short Mat Players Tour will be changing our home venue from Bromsgrove Indoor Bowls Club to the Falcon Indoor Bowling Club for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Entries for the 2016 UK Open are now closed, having reached the 144 player capacity in record time. The popularity of the Short Mat Players Tour is clearly spreading and this growth has lead to the event filling up so quickly.