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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 26th  May 2019

The second in the  series of Summer friendly games was another Australian Pairs competition.

18 pairs took part  with all the teams playing 4 games of  6 ends with 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

The pair with the highest number of points was declared the winner.

The top three teams were:

1st Place: Malcolm Richards and Tony Short

2nd Place: Brian Latham and Paul Knight

3rd Place: Peter Clarke and Darren Brown  


For all the scores click here. SCORES

Thanks to Peter and Linda Coker for running this event. It was generally agreed that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and are now looking forward to the next game which is on Sunday  23rd June.


1st Place  -  Tony Short and Malcolm Richards

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

2nd Place  -  Brian Latham and Paul Knight

3rd  Place  - Darren Brown and Peter Clarke

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The Minutes of the A.G.M. which was held on Wednesday 8th May, are now available. Click on the tab --------

AGM Minutes