Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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Team Triples competition  -  Sunday 23rd June 2019

The third in the  series of Summer friendly games was a Team Triples competition.

12 teams took part  with all the teams playing 5 games of  6 ends with 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

This event was unusual in that teams were allocated numbers and had to draw their opponents number at each round, so it was a completely random competition, with no one knowing who their opponents would be until the beginning of the next round. The only concession was that no teams met twice so the draw was occasionally adjusted to ensure this happened.

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

The top two teams were:

1st Place: Malcolm Richards, Peter and Linda Coker

2nd Place: David and Brenda Gander and Lesley Jochum

Everyone enjoyed the day and are now  looking forwrard to the next event on Sunday 28th July

For all the scores click here. SCORES

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


Peter Coker, Linda Coker, Malcolm Richards

Runners up

Brenda Gander, David Gander, Lesley Jochum


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

Too much like hard work

The next event is another Australian Pairs competition at Handy Cross IBC on Sunday 28th July

See you there.