Opening of Entries for 2016-17 Short Mat Players Tour Events

Entries to the first Short Mat Players Tour event of the 2016-17 season will open on 1 March 2016. Thereafter, the first day of every month, from April until September, will see the opening of entries to at least one more competition. This system ensures all bowlers have an equal opportunity to enter each of our events. In addition, it allows those that enter multiple events to spread the costs over an extended period.

Event Date Entries Open Max Entries
UK Open* 20 & 21 Aug 2016 1 Mar 2016 144
Irish Open* 17 & 18 Sep 2016 1 Apr 2016 192
Norwegian Open* 29 & 30 Oct 2016 1 May 2016 96
World Fours 3 Dec 2016 1 Jun 2016 64
World Pairs 4 Dec 2016 1 Jun 2016 128
Swedish Masters* 14 & 15 Jan 2017 1 Jul 2016 108
English Masters* 4 Feb & 5 Feb 2017 1 Aug 2016 144
World 2-Bowl Masters 21 Apr 2017 1 Sep 2016 96
World Masters* 22 & 23 Apr 2017 1 Sep 2016 270

* World Ranking Events contributing to the Order of Merit and World Cup qualification.

Please note the entry fee for the six world ranking events will increase by £1 to £27.50 to enable the SMPT to cover increased costs, whilst maintaining the worth of the excellent prize pool on offer.

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