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.

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


On Sunday 14th June, 15 teams from clubs across South Buckinghamshire, came together in the annual Holmer Green Masters competition. This event has been running for several years and is a highlight of the Summer as it is played on one of the few outdoor Short Mat Bowls facilities in the country.

Teams of triples played 4 ends with 2 woods in 3 groups of 5, with the top two teams from each group, plus the next two highest scoring teams, going through to the quarter finals.

The eventual finalists were teams from Beacon SMBC and Iver SMBC.

A five end final proved to be a real nail biter, ending in a draw and so having to go to an extra end. Both teams played some amazing bowls but it was the team from Iver who eventually won with some first class play.

Well done to all those who took part and particularly the two finalists. Both teams were presented with prizes but it was Iver who won the Masters trophy.

The winning team from IVER SMBC

The runners up from BEACON SMBC

The next game is a Charity event at Potters Bar on Saturday 17th August.

The next Handy Cross game is another Australian Pairs competition on Sunday 25th August.

Northants are running a

Random 4’s competition on Sunday 6th October.

(For more details of this events

click here)


Sunday 28th July 2019

By popular demand, this event was once again an Australian Pairs competition. There were 24 pairs taking part, with players from Bucks, Herts and Northants involved.

There was a great atmosphere and certainly some excellent bowling and fortunately, the temperature in the bowls hall remained comfortable for most of the day.

Teams were divided into two groups of 12 with cash prizes for the the first three places in both groups.

The prize winners were as follows: (for all results and scores click here  - RESULTS)

Group A :

1st place  - Darren Brown and Mark Spalding

2nd place - Brian Latham and Irene Roberts

3rd place - David and Brenda Gander

Group B:

1st place - Ann and Bob Hine

2nd place - Mick Thrush and Dennis Mack

3rd place - Simon Briggs and Phill Elliot

Group A winners:  Mark and Darren

Group B winners  Ann and Bob

Group A runners up  Brian and Irene

Group A third place  David and Brenda

Group B third place  Simon and Phill

Group B runners up  Mick and Dennis

and the winners  are ……… ..

Hang on … this measure might be crucial !!

OK I give up !!   Where are the chocolate biscuits