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 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.
Read how the opening day of the 2016 Irish Open unfolded.
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!
The SMPT Show Mat has become a regular feature at World Ranking Events and we have once again selected a game from each session which will take centre stage at this season's Irish Open.
Entries to the forthcoming Brunvall Gård Norwegian Open, held at Skien Fritidspark on 29th-30th October 2016, will close on Sunday 25th September at 6pm (BST).