The Short Mat Players Tour are delighted to announce our confirmed fixture list for the 2014 – 2015 season.
We have given the diary a fresh look for next season, providing all short mat bowlers with at least one tournament each month to choose from!
The SMPT Singles Series has been extended to 6 tournaments with the addition of the Irish Open in September. After the success and popularity of the Irish Open this season, it justifies its inclusion as a World Ranking event. With tournaments also being staged in England, Belgium & Sweden why not treat yourself to a fantastic weekend away where you can visit new places, experience great hospitality and enjoy high quality bowling in pursuit of the Order of Merit trophy, sponsored by Henselite.
There’s more to play for than ever before! In conjunction with our Singles Series we will be introducing the SMPT World Cup in 2015. Players who finish in the top four places in the 2014-15 SMPT World Rankings for their respective nations will be invited to represent their country and compete in the ultimate team singles competition. The SMPT World Cup will be an annual event where the previous season’s World Rankings will be used. We hope it will add an extra element to the World Rankings and encourage players from all nations to try and finish in the top four for their country.
At the Short Mat Players Tour we are not just focused on organising excellent Singles competitions, so why not try one of our other events?
In November we will be introducing the SMPT World Fours which will team up with the very successful SMPT World Pairs to make a great weekend of bowls at our home base, Bromsgrove IBC, England. With great prize money available, why not get your bowling friends together to form a rink and then split into pairs for the Sunday. This will be a very popular weekend so start thinking about your teams for when the entries open.
We look forward to seeing all our supporters at these tournaments and if you have not already played in one of our events the SMPT team look forward to meeting you. If you have any queries regarding our tournaments, please feel free to message us.
All dates for the 2014 – 2015 season can be found on our tournaments page.
Craig, Simon, Stephen and Phil.
The SMPT Team.