SMPT Players’ Player Of The Season 2017-18 Announced
The 2017-18 season has finished, the players have cast their votes and now, with great pleasure, we can reveal that the winner of the SMPT Players’ Player of the Season is…
Verdemat Bowls British Open 2019: entries now open!
Following an unprecedented build-up to the new SMPT season, it is now time for the opening of entries to the second running of the Verdemat Bowls British Open. Will our York showcase make it a fourth successive singles world ranking event sell-out in 2018-19?
SMPT and Taylor Bowls target further success in 2018/19
We are delighted to confirm that Taylor Bowls have extended their title sponsorship of the World Paris and World Fours Masters events for a third successive season.
European Open: SMPT returns to Belgium in 2019
The Short Mat Players Tour is delighted to confirm its return to Belgium next season for the launch of a new pairs event, the European Open.
SMPT Players’ Player of the Season 2017/18
As our sixth full season draws to a close, it’s that time of year where you get to select your SMPT Players’ Player of the Season. We take a look at the players who have stood out above the rest. With one Belgian, five Englishmen, six Irish players, a Swede and a Welshman to pick from, who will get your vote and become the 2017/18 PPOTS?
English Masters 2019 & World Masters 2019 dates confirmed
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!
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.
Alan McCombe & David McCullough take the Belfast Open Pairs!
Alan McCombe & David McCullough win the Belfast Open Pairs after beating Mark Beattie & PJ McCrossan 8-5 in the final.
Taylor Bowls World Masters: Show Mat fixtures revealed…
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.
Belfast Open & Taylor Bowls World Masters Draws
The draws for the Belfast Open Pairs and the Taylor Bowls World Masters Singles draws.
Payne & WIlliams claim TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix 2 Bowl Pairs title!
Jonathan Payne & Stephen Williams claim TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix 2 Bowl Pairs title after beating Paul & Andrew Hudson 2-1 in a tie-break.
The Plate was won by Arwel & Geraint Morgan who defeated Dom & Nigel Reed.
Crawford & Haire win the 2018 TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs
Terry Crawford & Nathan Haire take the the 2018 TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs after beating Nigel & Dom Reed 11-3 in the final.
2018 TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix 3 Bowl Pairs in the Plate final.
TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix: The Draws!
The draws for the TSR Legal Welsh Grand Prix have no been completed.
Taylor Bowls confirmed as the 2018 World Masters title sponsor
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.
UK Open entries go live!
The opening of entries to this summer’s UK Open marks the start of preparations for the first event of the 2018-19 season. Whilst it may be a new season, having already completed six full seasons on the Short Mat Players Tour and having staged over fifty events, participating players can expect to experience well organised and enjoyable tournaments.
Jack Pye wins the 2018 English Masters!
Jack Pye wins the 2018 English Masters after beating Glenn Harvey 15-5 in the final.Nigel Nicholls takes the Bronze Medal after a 11-4 win over Stephen Gale.
Nigel Charles wins the Plate from Nigel Reed and Lars Hansen takes the Shield from Paul Bax.
English Masters 2018 Draw & Show Mat line-up
The draw & Show Mat line-up for the 2018 English Masters to be held on the 10th & 11th February at Falcon Bowling and Social Club in Chelmsford has now been made.
SMPT books return trip to York for 2019!
Less than two weeks after the Short Mat Players Tour staged the inaugural Verdemat Bowls British Open, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to York next season on the 12th and 13th January for the fourth singles ranking event of the 2018-19 season.
Nigel Nicholls wins the Verdemat Bowls British Open 2018
Nigel Nicholls wins the Verdemat Bowls British Open after beating Dom Reed 9-7 in the final.
Tony Ealham wins the Bronze medal with a 13-10 victor over Paul Walker.
Peter Roberts wins the Plate after a 10-8 victory over Andy Howard and Keith Tinney wins the Shield 12-7 over Steve Durcan.