The Friends of Essex Open Pairs is underway at Falcon Bowling & Social Club. You can follow updates over at Tournament Software.
Over the weekend we will be raising money for the Neonatal Unit at Broomfield Hospital. If you would like to donate please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4kkru9.
The draw for the Friends of Essex Open Pairs 2022 has now been made. All proceeds from the weekend will be going to the Neonatal Unit at Broomfield Hospital.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mitchell Young to the directorship of the Short Mat Players Tour.
Whilst only a couple of events have been possible this season, we are delighted to announce dates for a full 2022/23 season. A welcome return to our World ranking singles events will of course be the main focus but we’ll have our usual team events mixed in too.
Due to time constraints, the decision has been taken to unfortunately cancel our planned event, the English Masters that was due to take place next month in Chelmsford, England.
It is with great sadness that we announce today that the York Open Pairs scheduled to be held at the York & District Indoor Bowls Club in January has been cancelled. This decision was not taken lightly and many factors were taken into consideration before the cancellation was confirmed.
Jack Pye & Stephen McAlister win the 2021 Falcon Open Pairs after beating Adam Rankin & Robbie Foster 8-5 in the final.
Karl Hudson & Dan Winmill take home the Plate after a 15-2 victory over Nigel Reed & Dave Sifford.
The draw for the 2021 Falcon Bowls Open has now been made.
With our second event of the season just around the corner, we are delighted to confirm details of our third event which will take place over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of January 2022.
Following further reviews of current Covid19 restrictions and government protocols, alongside assessment of our August event, it has been decided that we shall run a similar pairs competition to replace our usual World Pairs & Fours Masters.
Follow all the latest action as the SMPT returns with Bowls is Bowls European Open!
The draw for the 2021 Bowls is Bowls European Open Pairs has now been made. See how the teams have been divided into 8 groups for the tournament in Chelmsford at the Falcon Indoor Bowls Club.
The SMPT is delighted to announce “Bowls is Bowls” as the title sponsor for our forthcoming European Open Pairs event to be staged in Chelmsford next month.
Following the recent announcement by the UK government to continue with the current Covid-19 restrictions for a further 4 weeks, it has been decided that we shall also delay opening of entries for our first event of the season, the European Open 2-Bowl Pairs.
Entries will now open on Friday 23rd July at 19.00pm BST. A reminder that ONLY online entries will be accepted.
Following recent discussions between the SMPT directorship and consultations with venues used by the SMPT, a decision has been made to alter some of the events for the 2021/22 season.
As we say hello to a New Year with the hope of returning to some kind of normality in the not too distant future, we are delighted to announce the provisional dates for the 2021/22 SMPT season.
We stress that these dates remain provisional at this moment in time, especially due to the current situation and we shall be in constant contact with the venues and liaising directly with them as this fluid situation changes.
We’ve had another great season on the Tour that was unfortunately brought to an abrupt but sensible end.
Reflecting back over the season however, has given us more great memories and sporting excitement.
We’ve asked you, the players, to take a look at the achievements of a selected few and vote for your player of the season. Our shortlist of seven players, Alex Kley, Benny Sjogren, Gary McNabb, Jonas Hager, Jonathan Payne, Mark Beattie & Nathan Haire, was compiled by the SMPT directors and we’ve been counting your top three selections over the last 8 weeks or so. Congratulations to all who were selected and as announced earlier this week your votes narrowed it down to our three finalists, Mark, Alex & Gary.