The Norwegian Open is the third of six ranking events of the Short Mat Players Tour 2017-18 season.

Format

  • Players will be in groups of 5 or 6.
  • The top 2 players from each group will qualify for the main Cup.
  • Third and Fourth placed players will qualify for the Plate.
  • The remaining players will qualify for the Shield.
  • Registration is from 7.45am-8.45am Practice is allowed from 8am-8.45am. Play commences at 9am.
  • Group games will be played on Saturday and Sunday morning with the knock-out stages following on Sunday afternoon.

Note: Timings are a guide only and may vary.

Prize Money

Cup

Champion £500
Runner-up £200
Third £100
Fourth £50
Quarter Finals £27.50 SMPT Voucher

Plate

Plate Champion £55 SMPT Voucher
Plate Runner-up £27.50 SMPT Vocuher

Shield

Shield Champion £27.50 SMPT Vocuher

Prizes and format are subject to entries and will be awarded either in pounds sterling or the equivalent amount in local currency.

Rules: World Ranking Events (Singles)

  • The Dress Code is relaxed, except that footwear must be proprietary bowling shoes or sandals.
  • 12 ends to be played in each game (except for the Irish Open and World Masters, where due to the larger number of entries games will last 10 ends).
  • 4 bowls per player.
  • 2 dead ends are allowed per player per match; the 3rd and any subsequent dead ends will be 3 shots away and the end will count except for the last end of a match where it will be 3 shots away and the end replayed.
  • Players may visit the head at any time.
  • Players must indicate both verbally and by raising their arm, to notify the marker and those on neighbouring mats, whenever they intend to play a running bowl. This is to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Players should play in adherence with the SMPT Code of Conduct. Suspected collusion or other unsporting behaviour may result in immediate expulsion from the competition, and may affect acceptance in future SMPT events.
  • Any disputes must be raised with the Competition Organisers at the time. In this, and in all other matters, the Competition Organisers’ decision is final and binding.
  • Both players are responsible for keeping their own scorecards and ensuring that both scorecards are the same. Markers are not responsible for completing scorecards.
  • Scorecards must be signed by both players at the end of a game.
  • Measuring may be done by players, markers, umpires or the Competition Organisers.
  • All players will be expected to mark and have been automatically allocated to games in the Group Stages. In the Knockout stages players are expected to mark the game after they are knocked out. This ensures all players share the marking duties equally.
  • In the Group Stages 3 points will be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
  • Group positions will be decided by:
    • Points
    • Relative head to head results (results against those tied on the same points)
    • Total shot difference
    • Shots for
    • If all the above are equal a 3 end, 2 bowl play-off will determine the positions. See ‘Tie-break Rules’ below.
  • A player who for whatever reason misses one group game, will still be allowed to continue in the event. For the purposes of deciding the group standings, the opponent in the missed game will receive a 12-0 shots win and 3 points.
  • A player who for whatever reason misses two or more group games will be withdrawn from the event. For the purposes of deciding the group standings, all other players in the group will receive a 12-0 shots win and 3 points. Any results recorded against the withdrawn player prior to withdrawal will not be counted.

Tie-break Rules

In Knockout rounds a tied game will be decided by a 3 end tie break –
  • 2 bowls per player.
  • Toss to start – winner has choice of taking the jack on 1st & 3rd ends, or 2nd end.
  • Closest bowl to the jack wins each end.
  • First player to win 2 ends wins the match.
  • Touchers are not marked. Any bowl entering the ditch area will be removed.
  • Each player may cause one dead end in the tie-break without penalty; the end to be replayed. A player causing a 2nd dead end will automatically lose that end.
  • A tied end will count as 0.5 ends to each player.
  • If, after 3 ends the score is 1.5 ends each, a one end sudden death play-off will take place. Toss to start.
All rules will be ESMBA, apart from those listed above.
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Useful Information

Venue

Skien Fritidspark, Moflatveien 59, NO-3733 Skien
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Hotels

Skien Fritidspark (Website)

Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggeparken (Website)

Full hotel details, including prices and booking information, to follow shortly.

Airports

The nearest airport is situated at Oslo Torp (TRF) in Norway and is 33 miles from Skien Fritidspark. There is a bus service from Torp Airport to Skien.


    • Peter Hore
    • Elise Daniell
    • Karl Hudson
    • Mark Linsdell
    • Lars-Rune Lauritzen
    • Joel Häger
    • Jonas Häger
    • Chris Banfield
    • Susan Banfield
    • Dave Pettitt
    • Tom Erik Johnsen
    • Tone Bøe
    • Jack Pye
    • Gunnar Frantzen
    • Olav Jeremiassen
    • Richard Forsythe
    • Robert Kristiansen
    • John Lax
    • Darren brown
    • Mike Shaw
    • David Ryste
    • stephen jack
    • Nigel Nicholls
    • Kjetil Grønseth
    • Jorgen Karlsson
    • Kai-Aslak Holte
    • Ronald Henry Andersen
    • Lisa Kristin Frantzen
    • Henning Borgersen
    • Stephen Proctor
    • Peter Roberts
    • Steven Roberts
    • Angela Roberts
    • Stephen Wilson
    • Sheila Wilson
    • Andrew Cockcroft
    • Andre Malmgren
    • Sten Jensen
    • Anne Kåsa
    • Kjell Bjerkseth
    • Bjarne Andersson
    • Christer Nordin
    • Siw Amundsen
    • Rune Lifjell
    • Daniel Sands
    • Paul seaman
    • Pauline white
    • David White
    • Anne Lene Kristoffersen
    • Andrew Shorney
    • Lorraine Shorney
    • Martin Grange
    • Julie Grange
    • John Ingar Larsen
    • Sander Cornelius Svendsen
    • Thore Amundsen
    • Ferdinand Frantzen
    • Mike Wright
    • Tommy Dahlgren
    • Bente Dahlgren
    • Mark McHugh
    • Dennis Hinks
    • Glenn Harvey
    • Vincent Dornan
    • Ryan Steadman
    • Arron Steadman
    • Roald Midteide
    • Ingvar Nelson
    • Eva Nelson
    • Bengt Johansson
    • Jerry Nilsson
    • Mark Beattie
    • Lars Hansen
    • Susann Lidholm
    • Jim Broberg
    • Johan Andersson
    • Bo Johansson
    • Steve Puttock
    • Ulf Hällstrand
    • Freddy Forland
    • Nathan Haire
    • Trine-Lise Nilsen
    • Robin Armstrong
    • Joseph Beattie
    • Pauline Beattie
    • James Trott
    • Frank-Erik Andersen
    • Leif Ramstad
    • Stephen Gale
    • Carin Carlsson
    • mark chittock
    • Tommi Carlsson
    • Jamie Crozier
    • Trevor Brian
    • P.J Gallagher
    • Paul Reed
    • Jamie Morrow
    • john jillings
    • Jamie Stiles
    • Rune Haagensen
    • Jan Svenungsen
    • Martin Harries
    • Dafydd Howell
    • Cennydd howell
    • Mitchell
    • Elin Johansen
    • Edward Sawbridge
    • Catherine Mc Crossan
    • Gary Moore
    • Pontus Guldestam
    • Kimmo Laine
    • Piotr Zysk
    • Peter Strandqvist
    • Jonathan Payne
    • Bent Nielsen
    • David Chittock
    • Mio Kontic
    • Göran Pettersson
    • Christer Nilsson
    • Elliott James
    • Tobias Egestrand
    • Paul Cairnduff
    • Frank
    • Tony Bell

All Entries

  • Andre Malmgren
  • Andrew Cockcroft
  • Andrew Shorney
  • Angela Roberts
  • Anne Kåsa
  • Anne Lene Kristoffersen
  • Arron Steadman
  • Bengt Johansson
  • Bent Nielsen
  • Bente Dahlgren
  • Bjarne Andersson
  • Bo Johansson
  • Carin Carlsson
  • Catherine McCrossan
  • Cennydd Howell
  • Chris Banfield
  • Chris Hopkins
  • Christer Nilsson
  • Christer Nordin
  • Dafydd Howell
  • Daniel Sands
  • Darren Brown
  • Dave Pettitt
  • David Chittock
  • David Ryste
  • David White
  • Dennis Hinks
  • Edward Sawbridge
  • Elin Johansen
  • Elise Daniell
  • Elliott James
  • Eva Nelson
  • Ferdinand Frantzen
  • Frank Cunningham
  • Frank-Erik Andersen
  • Freddy Forland
  • Gary Moore
  • Glenn Harvey
  • Göran Pettersson
  • Gunnar Frantzen
  • Henning Borgersen
  • Ingvar Nelson
  • Jack Pye
  • James Trott
  • Jamie Crozier
  • Jamie Morrow
  • Jamie Stiles
  • Jan Svenungsen
  • Jerry Nilsson
  • Jim Broberg
  • Joel Häger
  • Johan Andersson
  • John Ingar Larsen
  • John Jillings
  • John Lax
  • John McCallion
  • Jonas Häger
  • Jonathan Payne
  • Jorgen Karlsson
  • Joseph Beattie
  • Julie Grange
  • Kai Holte
  • Karl Hudson
  • Kimmo Laine
  • Kjell Bjerkseth
  • Kjetil Grønseth
  • Lars Hansen
  • Lars-Rune Lauritzen
  • Leif Ramstad
  • Lisa Kristin Frantzen
  • Lorraine Shorney
  • Mark Beattie
  • Mark Chittock
  • Mark Linsdell
  • Mark McHugh
  • Martin Grange
  • Martin Harries
  • Mike Shaw
  • Mike Wright
  • Mio Kontic
  • Mitchell Young
  • Nathan Haire
  • Nigel Nicholls
  • Olav Jeremiassen
  • Paul Cairnduff
  • Paul Reed
  • Paul Seaman
  • Pauline Beattie
  • Pauline White
  • Peter Hore
  • Peter Roberts
  • Peter Strandqvist
  • Piotr Zysk
  • PJ Gallagher
  • Pontus Guldestam
  • Richard Forsythe
  • Roald Midteide
  • Robert Kristiansen
  • Robin Armstrong
  • Ronald Andersen
  • Rune Haagensen
  • Rune Lifjell
  • Ryan Steadman
  • Sander Svendsen
  • Sheila Wilson
  • Siw Amundsen
  • Sten Jensen
  • Stephen Gale
  • Stephen Jack
  • Stephen Proctor
  • Stephen Wilson
  • Steve Puttock
  • Steven Roberts
  • Susan Banfield
  • Susann Lidholm
  • Thore Amundsen
  • Tobias Egestrand
  • Tom Erik Johnsen
  • Tommi Carlsson
  • Tommy Dahlgren
  • Tone Bøe
  • Tony Bell
  • Trevor Brian
  • Trine-Lise Nilsen
  • Ulf Hällstrand
  • Vincent Dornan

Norwegian Open Draw

The draw for the third singles ranking event of the season, the Norwegian Open, held at Skien Fritidspark has now been made. This year’s event will be our biggest in Scandinavia, with a record entry of 126 players. Who will be drawn against the event’s previous champions, Stephen Proctor and Mark Beattie? Will the draw pave the way for a third successive first time winner on the Tour? You can see the draw below and the full schedule here.

This event is fully booked.

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Enter offline for the Norwegian Open

The recommended method to secure your entry into SMPT events is to enter online and pay through Paypal, however entry forms can be downloaded and sent by post with a cheque included. Any entry forms submitted without a cheque for the full price of entry will be void.

You will be sent confirmation once your entry has been approved.

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