2017/18 SMPT Event Dates: Part 1
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first six events of the 2017/18 season. The remainder of the events in the second half of the 2017/18 season will be confirmed and announced within the next 4 weeks.
Swedish Masters 2017: The Draw
The draw of the 2017 Swedish Masters has been completed.
Liam Smith & Peter Roberts Win Taylor Bowls World Pairs
Liam Smith & Peter Roberts take home the Taylor Bowls World Pairs trophy after beating Lee Jacob & David Bonner 11-6 in the final.
Lawrence Moffat & Peter Rees win the Plate thanks to an 11-5 victory over Craig & Nick Evans.
Gloster Knights win Taylor Bowls World Fours!
Live updates of the 2016 Taylor Bowls World Fours from Bromsgrove.
Potters Grand Prix: SMPT launches new event in July 2017
We are delighted to confirm that today marks the opening of entries for the Potters Grand Prix, the latest new team event in our 2017 tournament calendar.
Taylor Bowls announces the first Short Mat bowlers to join Team Taylor
Congratulations to both Mark Beattie of Ireland and to Jack Pye of England who were selected to join Team Taylor.
Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters Draw
The draw for the 2016 Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters has now been made.
Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters Draw
The draw for the 2016 Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters.
Cardiff to host Welsh Grand Prix: 2 new SMPT events for 2017
It is with great pleasure that we announce a new addition to our tournament calendar for 2017, as Wales becomes the seventh country to stage a Short Mat Players Tour event.
Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters and Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters: draw details confirmed
The draw for the 2016 Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters will be announced on our website at 7pm (BST) on Sunday 13th November. The 48 teams competing will be drawn into 12 groups of four.
Mark Beattie wins 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open
Mark Beattie takes the 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open after a 14-7 victory over Jonathan Payne.
Ed Sawbridge beats John Lax 12-7 to take Bronze while James Trott wins the Plate with a 12-9 victory over Joel Hager. Mio Kontic claims the Shield with a 12-10 victory against Odd Egil Hansen.
Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open 2016 Day One
Rolling updates from the opening days play of the 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open.
Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open 2016: Ones to watch!
This weekend sees the Tour heading to Skien in Norway for the inaugural Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open. We have plenty of debutants mixing it with the best the sport has to offer but who will come out on top?
Here are our ones to watch!
2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open ‘Show Mat’ Schedule
The SMPT Show Mat has become a regular feature at World Ranking Events and we have once again selected a game from each session that will take centre stage at this season’s Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open, held in the wonderful arena of Skien Fritidspark.
2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open: The Draw
The draw of the 2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open has been completed.
2016 Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open: date of draw confirmed
The draw for the first Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open will be streamed from our website at 8pm (BST) on Sunday 9th October.
Market leader Taylor Bowls joins forces with SMPT
The Short Mat Players Tour are thrilled to announce a new sponsorship deal with Taylor Bowls which sees the internationally renowned bowls brand become the title sponsor for the World Fours Masters and World Pairs Masters events on 3rd and 4th of December 2016.
Alan Paul wins the 2016 Irish Open
Alan Paul has won the 2016 Irish Open after an 11-5 victory over Gerry McCabe. Pauline Beattie claims Bronze with a win over Aidan Corrigan.
Jackie Erskine takes the Plate title after an 8-6 victory over Nathan Haire. Dan Winmill wins the Shield with a 12-8 win against Jordan Rankin.
Irish Open 2016 – Day One
Read how the opening day of the 2016 Irish Open unfolded.
Irish Open 2016 – Ones to watch!
We're off to Belfast this weekend where a record 174 competitors will battle it out in the 2nd world ranking event of the season. Will we see another strong performance from the home players or will an overseas star follow in the footsteps of Belgian Dimitri Payne who won last year. Here are our ones to watch!