The for the 2019 World Masters has now been made. You can see all the groups here.
The draw for the third and final pairs ranking event of the season has now been made. Who was drawn alongside the defending champions Alan McCombe and David McCullough? Find out here!
Nathan Haire + Terry Crawford beat Sibe Laureys + Frans Horemans 8-6 to take the 2019 European Open title!
Mitchell Young + Sadie Young claim the Plate after beating Tony Ealham + Pat Goodchild 8-7.
The draw for the second pairs ranking event of the 2018-19 season has now been made. See how the 64 teams have been divided into 8 groups for the inaugural European Open in Herentals, Belgium.
We are pleased to confirm that next year’s English Masters will once again be staged at Falcon Bowling Club in Chelmsford, Essex. The event will be staged on the 8th and 9th February 2020 and will be the fifth singles ranking event of the 2019-20 season.
Stephen Williams takes his third SMPT title after coming back to beat Sean Hughes 12-10 which means he wins back-to back titles after his success in York at the VerdeMat Bowls British Open.
Alex Kley takes the bronze medal from Trevor Brian, while Dafydd Howell wins the Plate and Tony Wall takes the shield.
The draw for the fifth world ranking event of the 2018-19 season has produced several mouth-watering groups that include what promise to be some absolutely terrific games. As always, the SMPT Show Mat will enable us to showcase some of the best action from the weekend’s matches.
Less than one month after staging the second edition of the Verdemat Bowls British Open, the Short Mat Players Tour is delighted to announce that we will be returning to York next season on the 11th and 12th January for the fourth singles ranking event of the 2019-20 season.
The draw for the English Masters, the fifth and penultimate singles ranking event of this season, has now been made.
Stephen Williams beats Benny Bass 10-9 in a thrilling final. Gareth Stanway takes the Bronze Medal from Saul Featherstone.
Joe Beattie wins the Plate from Grant Soller and Nigel Charles beats Rod Dawson in the Shield.
The draw for the fourth world ranking event of the 2018-19 season has produced a number of exceptional groups and with it, many fascinating games. What is more, the SMPT Show Mat allows spectators to witness games which feature some of the sport’s top names who are taking part in this year’s Verdemat Bowls British Open.
The draw for the Verdemat Bowls British Open 2019 has now been made.
Alex Kley & Thomas Perris claim the Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters title after beating James Trott & Mikey Ivings 11-2 in the final.
Aled & Gethin Edwards claim the Plate after beating Tony Ealham & Pat Goodchild 11-3.
James Trott, Craig Burgess, Simon Pridham & Mikey Ivings win the Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters after beating Dom Reed, Jack Pye, Stephen McAlister & Neil Davidson 11-2 in the final
Thomas Perris, Sam Harvey, Emily Thomas & Alex Kley claim the Plate wih a 12-2 victory.
The draws for the Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters and the Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters events have been completed
We are delighted to announce the dates for the first six events of the 2019/20 season. The remainder of the events in the second half of the 2019/20 season will be confirmed and announced as soon as possible in the New Year.
A Huldra Film and Short Mat Players Tour production...our best bowls coverage yet!
In case you missed this game on Sunday, we are proud to present the recording of our live coverage from the 2018 Norwegian Open Cup Final, between James Trott (England) and Benny Sjögren (Sweden).
In a tense game, Sweden's Benny Sjogren wins the SMPT Norwegian Open 2018. Benny dominated the game from the start however England's James Trott came back to go in to the final end 8-10 down. Benny bowled a great bowl to take the title 12-8.
Stephen Proctor beat Mitchell Young to win the Plate and Pontus Guldestam wins the Shield Final beating Gunnar Frantzen 10-5.