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.
The SMPT have been monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and the responses from respective Governments & health agencies.
In light of the of the World Health Organisations decision to upgrade the Covid-19 virus to a global pandemic and with the UK Government's Chief Medical Officer’s timelines for the virus to reach its projected peak in the UK around the time of Belfast events we feel we have no other choice but to cancel the Belfast Open & World Masters on the 17th-19th April 2020.
The SMPT are closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and any impact this might have on the running of the Belfast Open & World Masters in Belfast on 17-19th of April.
We are delighted to confirm the dates for the Belfast Open & World Masters for the 2019/20 season.
Alan Paul claims his 4th SMPT title after beating Ed Sawbridge 11-6 in the final.
William Boggs takes the Bronze medal after beating Andrew Jones. Martin Harries wins the Plate with a 10-6 victory over Shane Hand and Arwel Morgan claims the Shield with a 9-2 win over David McCullough.
Ed Sawbridge moves to World #1 and also claims the Order of Merit title after a fantastic season.
The SMPT Show Mat enables us to showcase some of the best action from our events.
The Show Mat line-up at this year’s record breaking World Masters does not disappoint! It features no less than 11 different SMPT singles winners, including defending champion Gary McNabb, who between them have amassed 20 SMPT singles titles.
The for the 2019 World Masters has now been made. You can see all the groups here.
We are pleased to announce the dates for the fifth and sixth singles world ranking events of the 2018-19 season.
Gary McNabb wins the 2018 Taylor Bowls World Masters after beating Ian Hobson 10-6 in a great final.
Jason Hand takes the Bronze medal after a 11-4 victory over Elliott James.
P.J. Gallagher beat Jonas Hager on the last end to take the Plate and Callum Beale won the Shield after a 9-8 win over Steve Puttock.
This weekend the Short Mat Players Tour heads to Belfast IBC for the final Singles World Ranking Event of the season, the Taylor Bowls World Masters 2018.
The draws for the Belfast Open Pairs and the Taylor Bowls World Masters Singles draws.
The Short Mat Players Tour are excited to announce a new deal with Taylor Bowls which sees the internationally renowned bowls brand become the title sponsor of this season’s World Masters Singles on 21st and 22nd of April 2018.
It's an exciting day on the Short Mat Players Tour as we open the entries to both our newest and biggest events of the season.
If you’re thinking of visiting Belfast next season for the Irish Open or World Masters why not consider the two and three bedroom self-catering accommodation located a 25 minute drive from the Irish Open and World Masters venue at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.
Joe Beattie wins the 2017 World Masters after a 10-5 victory over Mark Beattie becoming the first person to claim back-to-back SMPT titles after winning the English Masters in February.
Gary McNabb takes bronze with Stephen Proctor 4th. P.J. Gallagher wins the Plate and Andrew Jones takes the Shield.
Live updates of the opening day of the World Masters from Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.
We've reached the final ranking tournament of the season and we're heading to the Belfast Indoor Bowls Club for our blue ribbon event, the Henselite World Masters. Who will claim top spot in the World Rankings and who will walk away as the Order of Merit Champion?
The SMPT Show Mat was first launched at the 2015 Henselite World Masters 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. This year we have once again chosen a game from each session which we believe deserves to take centre stage!