The World Masters is the final event 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 £1,000
Runner-up £500
Third £200
Fourth £100
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 prizes will be awarded in the form of vouchers.

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

Belfast Indoor Bowls Club (Website)
115 Milltown Road
Belfast
BT8 7XP

Hotel

Special room rates for the World Masters and Belfast Open are now available from our partners Crowne Plaza Belfast.

For full hotel information please visit www.cpbelfast.com

To make a booking:
– Call: 028 9092 3500 & quote ‘Short Mat Players
– Email: events@cpbelfast.com & quote ‘Short Mat Players Tour

Prices from:
£99.00, Bed & Breakfast, per Single Room per night
£109.00, Bed & Breakfast, per Twin Occupancy Room per night
(Supplement for 3rd person: £40.00 extra)

Prices include free WIFI, free onsite parking, tax, service and VAT.

Special rates, (15% off Best Flexible Rate), are also available at the following sister hotels:
1. Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre. (Previously Days Hotel).
2. Holiday Inn Express Belfast Queens Quarter.

Self-catering Accommodation

Drumlin Lane Self Catering
Two and three bedroom self-catering accommodation located a 25 minute drive from the Irish and World Masters venue at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club.

Rated 4 Star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and 5 Star by our guests, why not enjoy your stay in Northern Ireland at Drumlin Lane where you can relax in the rolling County Down countryside. Alternatively, if you can’t beat your friends at bowls, challenge them on our pool and table tennis tables, or take your frustration out on the trampoline. Dine out in the nearby village of Hillsborough at the famous Plough, or stroll round the gardens at the Royal residence at Hillsborough Castle. Get out of the city, and see a some more of Northern Ireland on your next trip, whether that be a bowling weekend of something a little longer.

Website: Drumlin Lane Self Catering

Featured Players

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    • Patrick gilroy
    • Uel Gordon
    • Dafydd Howell
    • Nigel Reed
    • Dom Reed
    • Kieran Rafferty
    • Billy Chapman
    • Brian mccoy
    • Karl Hudson
    • Ricky Cochrane
    • Hannah Cochrane
    • Rachel Cochrane
    • ANDY THOMPSON
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    • Mark McHugh
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    • Stephen Mc Crory
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    • Peter Roberts
    • DANNY BONNER
    • Kjetil Grønseth
    • Sophie McIntyre
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    • Paul Duff
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    • Shane Clyde
    • Charlie Clarke
    • Rodney Cunningham
    • Cennydd Howell
    • Jason hand
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    • Jason Hand
    • John Lax
    • Owen Kelly
    • Pauline Beattie
    • Ulf Hällstrand
    • William Esler
    • Bjarne Andersson
    • Christer Nordin
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    • Armin Stoll
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    • Darin Graydon
    • William Parkinson
    • Gary Brian
    • Jack Pye
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    • Esther Forster
    • Edward Sawbridge
    • James Trott
    • Sara Johnston
    • Mark Courtney
    • Ingvar Nelson
    • Eva Nelson
    • Patrick Boyle
    • Steven Roberts
    • Angela Roberts
    • gary burke
    • Tom Brady
    • Stephen Sewell
    • David Sewell
    • Michael Barr
    • David Doherty
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    • Ryan Abraham
    • Mike Wright
    • Steve Puttock
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    • Reuben Dunbar
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    • William fullerton
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    • Adam Gilmour
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    • P.J Gallagher
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    • Gary McNabb
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    • Ian hobson
    • Justin rafferty
    • Colin dunwoody
    • Chris Hopkins
    • Nigel Graham
    • Alastair McCrea
    • Glenn Harvey
    • Stephen Mulholland
    • Con Mulholland
    • Arwel Morgan
    • Kevin McNamee
    • Andrew Cockcroft
    • Malcom Hurst
    • Dimitri Payne
    • Alex Kley
    • David Mc Guinness
    • Debbie Pye
    • Steve Killington
    • John Pye
    • Mark Chittock
    • David Chittock
    • Mark Beattie
    • Stephen long
    • Daniel Sands
    • Kevin Jones
    • William Boggs
    • Roger Hammond
    • Scott Jess
    • Trevor Brian
    • Gary Stewart
    • Denver Wasson
    • Peter Mc Govern
    • Detta Mc Govern
    • Keelan
    • Jamie Crozier
    • Jorgen Karlsson
    • Rachel McDonnell
    • Ivor Armstrong
    • Stephen Gale
    • Shauna O’Neill
    • Aidan Conroy
    • Shea Martin
    • Phil Dennison
    • Tamsin Elder
    • Trevor Steele
    • Brad Hutchinson
    • Ciaran Green
    • Paddy McElvaney
    • Stuart Cochrane
    • Kenneth shaw
    • Nigel Charles
    • Chris Duncan
    • Colum mchugh
    • Derek mcclintock
    • Jordan Rankin
    • Adam Rankin
    • Stephen Proctor
    • Keith
    • Katrine McDermott
    • Fiona McDermott
    • Bobby Logan
    • Norris Sheaffer
    • Kevin Conroy
    • Sean Conroy
    • Billy Taaffe
    • Adam Stratton
    • Valerie witherow
    • Stuart McCartney
    • daniel winmill
    • Roland Nixon
    • Nathan Nixon
    • Jal Richardson
    • Stephen McAlister
    • Finbar Maguire
    • Nigel Hamilton
    • Dessie Hamilton
    • Michael Collister
    • Richard
    • George
    • Paul Cairnduff
    • Don mcnamara
    • Lisa Kristin Frantzen
    • Andrew Robinson
    • Robert kidd
    • Mervyn White
    • Ruth Stewart
    • Michael Beattie
    • ALUN THOMAS
    • Cecil Dillon
    • Daniel Hawthorne
    • Stephen cupples
    • Mark Hamilton
    • Darren Hunter
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All Entries

  • Abdul Jabbar
  • Adam Gilmour
  • Adam Rankin
  • Adam Stratton
  • Adrian McCaw
  • Aidan Conroy
  • Aidan Gallagher
  • Alan McCombe
  • Alan Spicer
  • Alastair McCrea
  • Alex Kley
  • Ali Akbar
  • Alistair Mahaffy
  • Allan Browne
  • Alun Thomas
  • Andrew Cockcroft
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Andy Howard
  • Andy Thompson
  • Angela Roberts
  • Angus Barnes
  • Annie Cushnahan
  • Arwel Morgan
  • Barbara Elliot
  • Billy Chapman
  • Billy Taaffe
  • Bjarne Andersson
  • Bo Andersson
  • Bobby Logan
  • Brad Hutchinson
  • Brendan Kennedy
  • Brendan Murphy
  • Brian McCoy
  • Bronagh Toleman
  • Callum Beale
  • Callum Gilmour
  • Carmel Mckim
  • Cecil Dillon
  • Cennydd Howell
  • Charlie Clarke
  • Cheema Rizwan Akbar
  • Chris Duncan
  • Chris Hopkins
  • Christer Nordin
  • Ciaran Green
  • Colin Dunwoody
  • Colum McHugh
  • Con Mulholland
  • Dafydd Howell
  • Damian McAllister
  • Daniel Hawthorne
  • Daniel Sands
  • Daniel Winmill
  • Darin Graydon
  • Darren Hunter
  • David Brian
  • David Carser
  • David Chittock
  • David Cushnahan
  • David Doherty
  • David McCullough
  • David McGuinness
  • Debbie Pye
  • Dennis Hinks
  • Denver Wasson
  • Derek McCann
  • Derek Mcclintock
  • Dessie Hamilton
  • Detta McGovern
  • Dimitri Payne
  • Dom Reed
  • Don McNamara
  • Edward Sawbridge
  • Esther Forster
  • Eva Nelson
  • Finbar Maguire
  • Fiona McDermott
  • Frank Cushnahan
  • Gary Brian
  • Gary Burke
  • Gary McNabb
  • Gary Stewart
  • George Tanner
  • Gerard Conroy
  • Gerard Moen
  • Glenn Harvey
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Ian Hobson
  • Ian Irwin
  • Ingvar Nelson
  • Ivan Craig
  • Ivor Armstrong
  • Jack Pye
  • James Robinson
  • James Trott
  • Jamie Crozier
  • Jamie Morrow
  • Jamie Stiles
  • Jason Hand
  • Joel Hager
  • John Cushnahan
  • John Elliot
  • John Lax
  • John McCallion
  • John Pye
  • John Quinn
  • Jonas Häger
  • Jonathan Barnes
  • Jonathan Payne
  • Jordan Rankin
  • Jorgen Karlsson
  • Joseph Beattie
  • Justin Rafferty
  • Karl Hudson
  • Katrine McDermott
  • Keelan Nelson
  • Keith Lackford
  • Keith Tinney
  • Kenneth Shaw
  • Kevin Conroy
  • Kevin Jones
  • Kevin McNamee
  • Kevin Peacock
  • Khan Tahir Iqbal
  • Kieran Rafferty
  • Kjetil Grønseth
  • Lars Hansen
  • Lawrence Moffat
  • Lee Devenney
  • Lee Toleman
  • Lisa Kristin Frantzen
  • Lorraine Mavitty
  • Malachy McSkeane
  • Malcom Hurst
  • Mark Beattie
  • Mark Chittock
  • Mark Courtney
  • Mark Hamilton
  • Mark McHugh
  • Martin McNicholl
  • Matthew Hamilton
  • Mervyn White
  • Michael Barr
  • Michael Beattie
  • Michael Collister
  • Michael Mckim
  • Michael Reid
  • Mike Wright
  • Nathan Minish
  • Nathan Nixon
  • Nigel Charles
  • Nigel Graham
  • Nigel Hamilton
  • Nigel Nicholls
  • Nigel Reed
  • Noel Graham
  • Norris Sheaffer
  • Owen Kelly
  • P.J Gallagher
  • Paddy McElvaney
  • Patrick Gilroy
  • Paul Cairnduff
  • Paul Duff
  • Paul Mahaffy
  • Paul Seaman
  • Paula Geens
  • Pauline Beattie
  • Peter McGovern
  • Peter Roberts
  • Phil Dennison
  • Rachel Cochrane
  • Rachel McDonnell
  • Rebecca Gilroy
  • Reggie Collen
  • Reuben Dunbar
  • Richard Truell
  • Ricky Cochrane
  • Robbie Foster
  • Robert Kidd
  • Robert Lenza
  • Robin Gamble
  • Rodney Cunningham
  • Roger Hammond
  • Roland Nixon
  • Ruth Stewart
  • Ryan Abraham
  • Sam Moore
  • Sara Johnston
  • Sarah Mavitty
  • Scott Jess
  • Seamus McMath
  • Sean Conroy
  • Shane Clyde
  • Shauna O’Neill
  • Shea Martin
  • Sophie McIntyre
  • Stephen Clarke
  • Stephen Cupples
  • Stephen Gale
  • Stephen Jack
  • Stephen Long
  • Stephen McAlister
  • Stephen McCrory
  • Stephen Mulholland
  • Stephen Proctor
  • Stephen Sewell
  • Stephen Williams
  • Steve Killington
  • Steve Puttock
  • Steven Jeffers
  • Steven Roberts
  • Stuart Cochrane
  • Susanne Lidholm
  • Suzanne Finlay
  • Suzanne Steele
  • Tamsin Elder
  • Tanta Armstrong
  • Tariq Haseeb
  • Teresa Cushnahan
  • Tom Brady
  • Tom Erik Johnsen
  • Tone Bøe
  • Trevor Brian
  • Trevor Steele
  • Uel Finlay
  • Uel Gordon
  • Ulf Hällstrand
  • Valerie Witherow
  • William Boggs
  • William Devenney
  • William Esler
  • William Fullerton
  • William Parkinson
  • Zubair Ul Hassan

This event is fully booked.

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