Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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.

The BSMBA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th May at Haddenham Village Hall. Start time 7.00 p.m.
The Agenda for the 2019 AGM is now available. Click on the tab

Round up of our Season

The Inter County Competition is over for another year with Bucks having reached the final of the ‘A’ division.  On the way to the final they were undefeated in the group stages and then beat Herefordshire in the Quarter Finals and Suffolk in the Semi Finals. They met a very strong team from West Midlands in the Final and put up a good fight to lose by a creditable scoreline of 17- 23.


The National Championships are done and dusted with Bucks having entered 2 singles, 3 pairs, 2 triples, 1 four, 1 mixed four and 3 over 55 pairs. In the fours, Val Latham, Irene Roberts, Kevin Dwyer and skip Brian Latham won their group and progressed to the KO rounds. Well done to all those who took part.


Bucks Leagues

In the Bucks Single Mat League, Hawkslade won the Triples KO Competition, beating Chinnor in the final.

In the South Bucks League, Bellingdon came out winners with Farwell in second place.

In the Bucks Single Mat League Bellingdon won the Blue Division and Chinnor won the Red Division. These two teams met in the final, which was played at a neutral venue, and Chinnor won by just 1 shot in a very close fought game.

In the Vale Short Mat Bowls Friendly League, Chinnor once again came out on top, only losing 2 of their 20 games.

Chinnor also won the John Robinson Memorial Trophy in a nail biting final against Beacon, again winning by just one shot.


It has to be said, that the standard of bowling at club level in the County is extremely high and this obviously reflects in the success of the County team this season. Long may this continue.


Over the next few months, the BSMBA have organised a series of friendly competitions, all being held at Handy Cross. These competitions are open to all registered members and are a great opportunity to play competitive bowls in first class conditions, and a great friendly atmosphere.

If you would like to take part in any of these competitions, watch out for the circular email sent to registered members.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you all again next season.

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS  Sunday 21st April 2019

………..   and so, the  series of Summer friendly games begins with Australian Pairs.

18 pairs took part in this, the first of the series of five games held at Handy Cross IBC. It was good to see so many regular faces and some new ones as well.

All the teams played 4 games of 6 ends with 3 points for a win and 1for a draw. The team with the highest number of points was declared the winner and in the event of tie, it went to the highest number of shots.

The top three teams were:

1st Place: Peter Clarke and Darren Brown  (12 points and 34 shots)

2nd Place: David and Brenda Gander  (12 points and 26 shots)

3rd Place: Tony and Jeanette Gayler  (9 points and 33 shots)

It was generally agreed that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and are now looking forward to the next game which is on Sunday 26th May.

For all the scores click the following link:   SCORES

1st Place  -  Peter Clarke and Darren Brown

2nd Place  -  Brenda and David Gander

3rd Place  -  Jeanette and Tony Gayler

Consolation Prizes - two Easter Bunnies

OK ….. You decide !!

Johnny Cash ???

No it’s Jeff Branch

Have a look at our record of achievements over the past 9 years

Inter County Championships

Buckinghamshire are runners up in the 2019 Inter County Competition. They came a creditable second to eventual winners West Midlands

Well done Bucks