The Verdemat Bowls British Open is the fourth of six ranking events of the Short Mat Players Tour 2018-19 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

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

York & District Indoor Bowls Club (Website)
302 Thanet Rd
York
YO24 2NW

Hotels

Premier Inn York City Centre Blossom St North

Address: 20 Blossom St, York YO24 1AJ

Distance: 1.8 miles to York & District Indoor Bowls Club

Website

Featured Players

    • john jillings
    • Lee Whiteley
    • Bent Nielsen
    • Stephen Wilson
    • Sheila Wilson
    • Karl Hudson
    • Arwel Morgan
    • Geraint Morgan
    • Graham Thompson
    • Alan Spicer
    • ANDY THOMPSON
    • CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON
    • Gunnar Frantzen
    • Mike Clancy
    • Tone Bøe
    • Malcolm Sheen
    • Martin Harries
    • Dr Simon Kamar
    • Peter Woodley
    • Alastair Ritchie
    • Andrew Bebbington
    • Richard Williams
    • Matt Dillon
    • Stephen Gale
    • Stephen Proctor
    • Keith Lackford
    • Eric Jones
    • Mitchell
    • stephen jack
    • Nick Wyatt
    • Brenda Crowe
    • Josie Robinson
    • andy howard
    • Mark Linsdell
    • Nigel Nicholls
    • Mark McHugh
    • Dennis Hinks
    • Steve Easter
    • Peter Roberts
    • Angela Roberts
    • Steven Roberts
    • Mike Shaw
    • Thomas Coles
    • Suzanne Steele
    • Barrie Goodchild
    • Peter Hore
    • Jorgen Karlsson
    • Elise Daniell
    • Mark Allen
    • Clint Crowther
    • June Crowther
    • Chris Crowther
    • Daniel Sands
    • Benny Bass
    • Glenn Harvey
    • Andrew Shorney
    • Lorraine Shorney
    • Andrew Jones
    • John Barnard
    • Darren Mather
    • Martin Grange
    • Julie Grange
    • Paul seaman
    • Gary Stewart
    • Edward Sawbridge
    • Joel Häger
    • Jonas Häger
    • Andrew Cockcroft
    • Chris Coates
    • Del Coates
    • Ian Ford
    • Wendy Ford
    • Steve Puttock
    • David Blundell
    • Paul Cairnduff
    • David Chittock
    • Mark Chittock
    • Don mcnamara
    • Mike Wright
    • Alan Masson
    • Rab mcneil
    • Michael Collister
    • Graham Dormer
    • FRED WYNESS
    • Ryan Steadman
    • Arron Steadman
    • John Pye
    • Gavin Maxwell
    • Tom Erik Johnsen
    • Robert Kristiansen
    • Jonathan Payne
    • Rod Dawson
    • Sam Moore
    • Steve Burrows
    • John Lax
    • John corps
    • Bob Naylor
    • Roy Marsh
    • Emily Poulter
    • Armin Stoll
    • Murray Masson
    • Jack Pye
    • Jimmy Broatch
    • Stuart Hiddleston
    • Willie Mair
    • Pauline white
    • Saul Featherstone
    • Jo Lau
    • Martyn Featherstone
    • Paula Geens
    • Alistair Mahaffy
    • P.J Gallagher
    • Paddy McElvaney
    • Kevin Lawley
    • Nigel Charles
    • James Ashcroft
    • Steven Jeffers
    • Lars Hansen
    • Susann Lidholm
    • Jamie Stiles
    • Chris Banfield
    • Susan Banfield
    • John Jeffery
    • Harrison Sheen
    • Roger Green
    • Ingvar Nelson
    • Eva Nelson
    • Aaron clare
    • Nigel Reed
    • Dom Reed
    • Stephen Williams
    • Martyn Dubb
    • Graham Cockburn
    • Phil Lodwick
    • Martin boraston
    • Chris Terry
    • Mikey Ivings
    • Keith Tinney
    • Michael Dawson
    • Barry Bates
    • Darren Brown
    • Stephen McAlister
    • Mark Beattie
    • Paul Walker
    • Lance Gadd
    • Robert Lenza
    • William Lenza
    • Liam Smith
    • Nathan Haire
    • Trevor Brian
    • Jamie Crozier
    • Derek McCann
    • Darin Graydon
    • Phil Cromie
    • Noel Graham
    • WALTER BRUCE
    • daniel winmill
    • Jayne smith
    • James Trott
    • Steven durcan
    • Bernie durcan
    • suzanne finlay
    • Uel finlay
    • Richard Collins
    • Trevor Collins
    • peter gordon
    • Christopher Hillier
    • Joseph Beattie
    • Pauline Beattie
    • Callum Beale
    • Grant Soller
    • Gary Brian
    • William Parkinson
    • rhiannon mererid Thomas
    • John Daniel Jones
    • Elliott James
    • Christine Holland

All Entries

  • Aaron Clare
  • Alan Masson
  • Alan Spicer
  • Alastair Ritchie
  • Alistair Mahaffy
  • Andrew Bebbington
  • Andrew Cockcroft
  • Andrew Evans
  • Andrew Jones
  • Andrew Shorney
  • Andy Howard
  • Andy Thompson
  • Angela Roberts
  • Armin Stoll
  • Arron Steadman
  • Arwel Morgan
  • Barrie Goodchild
  • Barry Bates
  • Benny Bass
  • Bent Nielsen
  • Bente Dahlgren
  • Bernie Durcan
  • Bob Naylor
  • Brenda Crowe
  • Callum Beale
  • Chris Banfield
  • Chris Coates
  • Chris Crowther
  • Chris Hopkins
  • Chris Terry
  • Christopher Hillier
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Clint Crowther
  • Daniel Sands
  • Daniel Winmill
  • Darin Graydon
  • Darren Brown
  • Darren Mather
  • David Blundell
  • David Chittock
  • Dennis Hinks
  • Derek Coates
  • Derek McCann
  • Dom Reed
  • Don Mcnamara
  • Edward Sawbridge
  • Elise Daniell
  • Emily Poulter
  • Eric Jones
  • Eva Nelson
  • Fred Wyness
  • Gareth Stanway
  • Gary Stewart
  • Gavin Maxwell
  • Geraint Morgan
  • Glenn Harvey
  • Graham Cockburn
  • Graham Dormer
  • Graham Thompson
  • Gunnar Frantzen
  • Harrison Sheen
  • Ian Ford
  • Ingvar Nelson
  • Jack Pye
  • James Ashcroft
  • James Trott
  • Jamie Crozier
  • Jayne Smith
  • Jimmy Broatch
  • Jo Lau
  • Joel Häger
  • John Barnard
  • John Corps
  • John Jeffery
  • John Jillings
  • John Lax
  • John McCallion
  • John Pajak
  • John Pye
  • Jonas Häger
  • Jonathan Payne
  • Jorgen Karlsson
  • Joseph Beattie
  • Josie Robinson
  • Julie Grange
  • June Crowther
  • Karl Hudson
  • Keith Lackford
  • Keith Tinney
  • Kevin Lawley
  • Lance Gadd
  • Lars Hansen
  • Lee Whiteley
  • Liam Smith
  • Lorraine Shorney
  • Malcolm Sheen
  • Mark Allen
  • Mark Beattie
  • Mark Chittock
  • Mark Linsdell
  • Mark McHugh
  • Martin Boraston
  • Martin Grange
  • Martin Harries
  • Martyn Dubb
  • Martyn Featherstone
  • Matt Dillon
  • Michael Collister
  • Michael Dawson
  • Michael Ivings
  • Mike Clancy
  • Mike Shaw
  • Mike Wright
  • Mitchell Young
  • Murray Masson
  • Nathan Haire
  • Nick Wyatt
  • Nigel Charles
  • Nigel Nicholls
  • Nigel Reed
  • Noel Graham
  • P.J Gallagher
  • Paddy McElvaney
  • Paul Cairnduff
  • Paul Seaman
  • Paul Walker
  • Paula Geens
  • Pauline Beattie
  • Pauline White
  • Peter Gordon
  • Peter Hore
  • Peter Roberts
  • Peter Woodley
  • Phil Cromie
  • Phil Lodwick
  • Richard Collins
  • Richard Williams
  • Robert Kristiansen
  • Robert Lenza
  • Robert McNeil
  • Rod Dawson
  • Roger Green
  • Roy Marsh
  • Ryan Steadman
  • Sam Moore
  • Sandy McDonald
  • Saul Featherstone
  • Sheila Wilson
  • Simon Kamar
  • Simon Meirhaeghe
  • Stephen Gale
  • Stephen Hall
  • Stephen Jack
  • Stephen McAlister
  • Stephen Proctor
  • Stephen Williams
  • Stephen Wilson
  • Steve Burrows
  • Steve Easter
  • Steve Puttock
  • Steven Durcan
  • Steven Jeffers
  • Steven Roberts
  • Stuart Hiddleston
  • Susan Banfield
  • Susanne Lidholm
  • Suzanne Finlay
  • Suzanne Steele
  • Thomas Coles
  • Tom Erik Johnsen
  • Tommy Dahlgren
  • Tone Bøe
  • Tony Bell
  • Trevor Brian
  • Trevor Collins
  • Uel Finlay
  • Vincent Dornan
  • Walter Bruce
  • Wendy Ford
  • William Lenza
  • Willie Mair

Verdemat Bowls British Open 2018 Draw

The Verdemat Bowls British Open draw has now been completed. You can see the draw below and the full schedule can be found here.

This event is fully booked.

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