Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

This site last updated on 23 April, 2017   Number of visitors to this site as at 10/10/2015 was 11237  Number of visitors since 11/10/15     Contact us on shortmat.bucks@tiscali.co.uk

Welcome to the B.S.M.B.A. Website.

Within these pages you will find information about the Association together with articles relevant to what is happening around the County.  We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will visit our site on a regular basis to keep you up to date and informed.

National Championships

Bucks had entries in all the disciplines at the National Championships 2017, which this year were held at the Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowls Centre.

Both pairs progressed to the KO stages so well done to them.

The triple of Arnie Jaffe, Malcolm Warwick and Ian Forbes actually progressed to the third round of the KO stages and only just failed to get to the quarter finals, losing to Derbyshire by  2 shots. Well done to them and to all those who took part. They certainly kept the flag flying for Bucks.

To see all their scores and results follow the link:        RESULTS

On behalf of the Bucks Short Mat Bowling Association we would like to extend our warmest thanks to ESMBA Chairman Barry Hedges for his care and attention to Derek Carter, who collapsed during his fours game on Saturday morning.

We are happy to say that Derek has made a full recovery and will be back bowling very soon.

Thank you Barry

Spoon Drive Competition

On Sunday 23rd April, a Spoon Drive was held at Handy Cross Indoor Bowls Club.

26 players took part including 8 of our friends from Hertfordshire SMBA.

The competition consisted of 7 games of triples with 3 woods across 5 ends. There was a break for lunch at the half way stage with tea and coffee breaks in between.

The eventual winners were:

1st place; Paul Knight

2nd place: Tony Gayler

3rd place: Hilary Richards

For the full results click on the following link:  RESULTS



Over the coming months, there are more competitions which are open to all registered members of the Association. These will take place on the following dates:

Sunday May 14th  -  Australian Pairs

Sunday June 18th  -  Team 3 wood Triples

Sunday July 16th  -  Team 5’s

Sunday August 20th  -  Australian Pairs

To enter, send your name and contact number to: