The draw for the 2017 EL-VIS Elektro Nowegian Open has now been made.
This Sunday will see the entries open for our second and third Pairs World Ranking events of the season, the Welsh Grand Prix 3-Bowl & 2-Bowl Pairs.
Alan Paul becomes the first player to defend a title on the Short Mat Player Tour after defeating Joe Beattie 9-4 in a great final.
Martin Trainor beats Kevin Conroy to claim the Bronze.
Noel Graham wins the Plate after a 8-7 victory over Joel Hager and Gerard Conroy beats Andrew Jones 11-7 in the Shield final.
Catch up on all the action from the opening day of the 2017 Irish Open from Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.
This year's Irish Open will be pivotal in determining the next World No.1, with 5 players in contention to succeed absent Belgian Dimitri Payne, who currently occupies the top spot. We take a look at the competitors who are in with a chance!
As expected the draw for the second world ranking event of the 2017-18 season has produced some mouth-watering matches. What is more, Belfast Indoor Bowling Club provides a fantastic setting for the SMPT’s Show Mat, enabling players and spectators alike to witness games of special interest, featuring some of the sport’s top names in action at this year’s Irish Open.
It's an exciting day on the Short Mat Players Tour as we open the entries to both our newest and biggest events of the season.
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.
Follow all the action from the 2017 UK Open from the Falcon Bowling and Social Club.
Ireland have successfully defended their title in the 2017 Bowls Trader World Cup after defeating England 4-2 in a closely fought final.
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?
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.
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.
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!
The Bowls Trader World Cup & UK Open draws have now been made.
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.
We are pleased to confirm that the Potters Grand Prix will be staged for a second time next summer, with the International Arena at Norfolk’s Potters Resort taking centre stage on the 14th and 15th July 2018.
The schedule for the Bowls Trader World Cup 2017 is now confirmed, as detailed below. The venue, Falcon Bowling & Social Club in Chelmsford, will be open to players and spectators from 10am on Friday 18th August.