Following the measures adopted by most countries in the wake of the continued spread of Covid-19, it has been decided that entries to all SMPT events for 2020/21 will be suspended until further notice.
We wish to reiterate that ALL our events are still scheduled for their existing dates at present but felt it prudent that no guarantees should be made at this time and that this situation should be monitored on an ongoing basis.
The SMPT have been monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and the responses from respective Governments & health agencies.
In light of the of the World Health Organisations decision to upgrade the Covid-19 virus to a global pandemic and with the UK Government's Chief Medical Officer’s timelines for the virus to reach its projected peak in the UK around the time of Belfast events we feel we have no other choice but to cancel the Belfast Open & World Masters on the 17th-19th April 2020.
The SMPT are closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and any impact this might have on the running of the Belfast Open & World Masters in Belfast on 17-19th of April.
Alex Kley claims the 2020 English Masters after beating Lawrence Moffat 15-3 in the final. It's Alex's second title after claiming the 2018 UK Open.
Joe Beattie & Sibe Laureys take home bronze medals while Stephen McAlister wins the Plate from Andrew Jones and Sam Moore beats Martin Watts in the Shield.
It’s the fifth World ranking event of the season and there is everything to play for! We’ve got 42 of the World’s top 50 ranked players entered, so we’re in for a cracker. We’ve selected some great matches to play on the Show Mat, some of which will be broadcast live. We will, as always, bring you live, end by end scores of every show mat game and updates on all matches via our dedicated live feed page on our website. Sunday morning’s Show Mat line up will be announced on the Saturday evening via our Facebook page.
The draw for the 2020 English Masters has now taken place. You can see the draw here.
Gary McNabb wins the 2020 VerdeMat British Open after beating Tony Ealham 10-5 in the final.
Mitchell Young of England and Belgium's Jonathan Payne take the bronze medals.
Steven Stafford takes the Plate after beating Andrew Carr and Stephen Proctor beats Barry Bates to claim the Shield.
We are delighted to confirm the following fixtures to be played on our Show Mat at next Saturday’s opening day of the 2020 Verdemat Bowls British Open in York, England. We will, as always, bring you live, end by end scores of every show mat game and updates on all matches via our dedicated live feed page on our website. Sunday morning’s Show Mat line up will be announced on Saturday evening via our Facebook page.
The draw for the 2020 VerdeMat Bowls British Open has now been made, you can see the draw here.
James Shaw & Ian Hobson beat James Smith & Sam Harvey 12-8 to claim the Bowls is Bowls World Pairs Masters.
Ben Pay, Stephen Buckett, Alistair McCrea, and Matty Worden win the Bowls is Bowls World Fours Masters after beating Mark Beattie, Pauline Beattie, Joe Beattie & Gary Moore in a tie-break.
The draws for the 2019 Bowls is Bowls World Fours and Bowls is Bowls World Pairs have now been made.
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first half of our 2020/21 season. The remainder of the events for the season will be confirmed ASAP in the New Year.
A great performance again from Benny Sjogren sees him successfully defend his title at this years Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open after defeating Jonas Hager 12-8 who has to settle for another silver medal.
Jack Pye beat Victor Andersson in the Plate final 10-7 and Karl Hudson wins the Shield after a 14-9 victory over Stephen Gale.
We are delighted to confirm the following fixtures to be played on our Show Mat at next Saturday’s opening day of the 2019 Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open. As well as our usual Facebook Live coverage we’ll be bringing you four matches covered by the professional production company Huldra Film. This includes multi camera action, replays, live commentary and interviews. We’ll be showing four matches on Saturday (see below) and another four on Sunday as we bring you the concluding action from Skien which of course will incorporate the Final. We will, as usual, still bring you live, end by end scores of every show mat game and updates on all matches via our dedicated live feed page on our website.
The draw has now been made for the 2019 Power Porsgrunn Norwegian Open. This year sees our biggest ever event in Norway with 144 players battling it out at the fantastic Skien Fritidspark venue.
We are delighted to announce that electrical retailer, Power, will be the 2019 Norwegian Open title sponsor.
Gary McNabb adds the Irish Open to his collection of SMPT titles after a thrilling tie-break win over William Boggs who goes one better than his bronze medal in April's World Masters.
James Trott claims the Plate with a 10-7 win over Lee Lewis while Dan Winmill picks up the Shield after a 12-2 victory over Jamie Crozier.