This year we are holding two competitions in one. The Buckinghamshire County Championships, which is a new competition for the County, together with the National playoffs. The winners of each competition will be declared the Buckinghamshire County Champions. The top four in each competition who have said yes to National entry on the entry forms will be forwarded to the ESMBA.

The Buckinghamshire County Championships and National qualification will be held as follows:

Singles 3rd December, Pairs 10th December, Triples 17th December 2017, Fours 7th January, and Mixed Fours 14th January 2018, all at Handy Cross Sports Centre, High Wycombe.

The ESMBA have introduced an Over 55’s competition this year and the Bucks County Championship and National qualification for this will be on 5th November 2017 at Handy Cross. To enter, players must be over 55 on the day of the county qualifier.

The National finals for Mixed Fours will be held on Saturday 7th April 2018, the Over 55’s Pairs on Sunday 8th April 2018 – the Singles, Pairs, Fours and Triples will be held on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th April 2018 respectively. Unless you can commit to these dates for the finals you should not say Yes on the entry forms.

The entry forms should be fully completed and returned to the County Organiser by 21st October at the latest, together with the appropriate fee of £6.00 per person per event.

Cheques should be made payable to BSMBA.

If you are unable to make up a pair, triple, four, mixed four or over 55 pair please complete the entry forms with the players who wish to compete and the organiser will try to build teams from other clubs. Please make sure the forms show separate entries which are not complete teams.

Please return your completed entry forms and fees to the County Organiser:

Mr Peter Coker, 12 Crispin Field, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 9BG.  

Should you require further information or assistance please call Peter on 01296 661176 or 07516045511.

Entry forms are now available from your club secretary.

Here are some pictures from previous National Playoffs

Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association