Follow the action throughout the day as Ireland look to retain the Bowls Trader World Cup. They'll face stiff competition from top seeds England as well as strong Welsh side.
The draw for the 2019 Bowls Trader World Cup has now been made.
Ireland beat England 5.5 - 0.5 in the final to retain the title for another year.
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!
Ireland have successfully defended their title in the 2017 Bowls Trader World Cup after defeating England 4-2 in a closely fought final.
Friday, August the 18th sees the start of the new SMPT season and as usual kicks off with the Bowls Trader World Cup at the Falcon Indoor Bowls Club in Chelmsford, England.
The Short Mat Players Tour would like to thank all the sponsors of this year’s Bowls Trader World Cup which takes place at Falcon Bowling and Social Club on Friday 18th August 2017. In addition to the title sponsors, Bowls Trader, we would like to thank the following team sponsors for their support: Raw Electrical Ltd, BPM Engineering Ltd, Gwrhyd Specialist Stone Quarry and Skien Fritidspark.
The schedule for the Bowls Trader World Cup 2017 is now confirmed, as detailed below. The venue, Falcon Bowling & Social Club in Chelmsford, will be open to players and spectators from 10am on Friday 18th August.
Head over to our World Cup website to follow all the action of the 2016 Bowls Trader World Cup. England start as top seeds in Group A with Belgium, Isle of Man & Rest of the World while defending champions Sweden are up against Ireland, Wales & Norway in Group B.
The schedule for the 2016 Bowls Trader World Cup can be found here.
The Short Mat Players Tour is delighted to announce bowls clothing retailer, Bowls Trader, as the title sponsor for the 2016 World Cup.
Bowls Trader, a prominent online bowlswear supplier based in Shropshire, England, has joined forces with the SMPT to bring you the second World Cup of short mat bowls. This prestigious one day tournament takes place at the Bromsgrove IBC in England on the 19th August 2016, the day before the 2016-17 season gets underway with the UK Open.
Friday 21st August 2015 saw the start of the new SMPT season as Bromsgrove IBC played host to the inaugural Bond Bowls World Cup. Eight countries from the Henselite Order of Merit, plus a Rest of the World team, were divided into three groups of three. Each team was represented by its top four players, with each of them playing singles.
Head over to www.worldshortmatbowls.com for live updates of the 2015 Bond Bowls World Cup for live updates of the 2015 Bond Bowls World Cup by the Short Mat Players Tour.
The confirmed line-ups for the 9 teams competing at the first World Cup of short mat bowls are listed below.
It's a little over 5 weeks until the new SMPT season gets underway! We have a real treat in store for you with 9 international teams pitting their wits against each other in the Bond Bowls World Cup.