Sam Harvey wins the 2017 UK Open!
Sam Harvey beats Dom Reed 11-3 to claim his maiden SMPT title!
James Trott claims the Bronze over Stuart McSorley while Tony Bell wins the Plate over Mark Beattie. James Bucknall takes the Shield against Kirsty Hatch.
UK Open 2017 Day One
Follow all the action from the 2017 UK Open from the Falcon Bowling and Social Club.
Ireland retain Bowls Trader World Cup!
Ireland have successfully defended their title in the 2017 Bowls Trader World Cup after defeating England 4-2 in a closely fought final.
UK Open 2017 Preview
On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August the SMPT heads to its new home venue of Falcon Bowling and Social Club in Chelmsford, England for the UK Open. Which one of the I86 players from 13 nations will ultimately prevail and become the 2017 Champion?
Bowls Trader World Cup 2017 Preview
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.
A big ‘thank you’ to our sponsors!
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.
UK Open 2017: Show Mat Fixtures Confirmed!
The SMPT Show Mat concept was first introduced at the World Masters in 2015 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. Thanks to our new larger venue, this season's UK Open will also have a Show Mat and as usual a game from each session has been selected which we believe deserves to take centre stage!
Bowls Trader World Cup & UK Open 2017 Draw
The Bowls Trader World Cup & UK Open draws have now been made.
Latest World Rankings development sees ranking points halved after one year
The World Rankings are based on the ranking points earned by players over a rolling 12 event period. Therefore the World Rankings represent performances across a minimum of 1 event and a maximum of 12 events.