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.
Gary McNabb has won the 2015 UK Open after beating Paul Pomeroy 12-11 in the final.
Joel Hager claims the Bronze Medal after beating fellow Swede Dick Almen 10-8.
Live updates of day one of the 2015 UK Open sponsored by Henselite. Defending Champion Rob Martin is in Group 2, World Number 1 is in Group 7.
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 draw for the 2015 Henselite UK Open will be streamed from our website on Thursday 6 August. With a record 16 nations represented, our season opener will surpass the 2014 UK Open which contained players from 14 countries.