Short mat

Short Mat bowls takes place most days in the clubhouse during the winter season with both morning and afternoon sessions.

All club members are welcome to take part in these enjoyable activities.

Evening competitions also take place between teams of players from these sessions.

Friendly Short Mat and Indoor bowls matches are played against other local clubs throughout the year.

Our Short Mat season finishes at the end of March with a drawn pairs weekend competition known as “The Short Mat Trophy”

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SHORT MAT SESSIONS 2017/18

SEASON STARTS

MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER.

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NEW SHORT MAT COMPETITION

It is proposed to hold a new short mat competition this season with the specific aim of encouraging those relatively new to the short mat format to experience match play.

The competition will be drawn pairs and open to those players who started playing short mat this season (Sep 17 – Mar 18) or last season (Sep 16 – Mar 17). Players will enter their names and will then be placed in a draw to decide on partners. All will then take part on a knock out competition run on Saturday 27th January.

Each match will consist of twelve ends except for the final which will be over fifteen ends.

In line with normal practice there will be an entry fee of £2 to include tea and biscuits payable on the day.

We very much hope that all newcomers will enter for what should be a very enjoyable day.

If you wish to play, please print your name below by 5 p.m. Monday 15th January. The draw for partners and opponents will take place on Tuesday 16th January. Details of partners and the first round match schedules will be published later that day.

B.H.Court

D Jarman

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SHORT MAT TEAM COMPETITION

2017/18

As decided at the pre-season meeting, this season’s format for the short mat team competition has been changed. There will be one league in which all teams play each other. Since each of the nine sessions has agreed to enter a team there will be a total of thirty six matches. Matches will be played on Monday mornings (10 a.m.) and Tuesday evenings. (6.30 p.m.) However coordinators may mutually agree to play at another time during the same week. Please note that Monday 30th October is not available for matches. Can the respective Stewards please agree to either play on the evening of 30th or on the reserve day in December.

Matches will be in the triples format over 15 ends. The team for any match will be any three members of the session and can be varied from match to match as required. No one can represent more than one session. Teams will play each other once, with two points being awarded to the winners. The match schedule is shown on the notice board.

If a team does not play, then they default the match and score zero points. The other team gets two points and six shots for a default win

When a match has been completed the winning captain must advise David Jarman of the result. When all matches have been completed, the winner of the league will be the team with the most points. If there is a tie on points, then the winner will be the team with the best shot difference. If still equal, then the result will be judged on the lower number of defaults, and then the highest score.

Team Names

 Mon p.m.   Jans People

Tues a.m.    Muddlers

Tues p.m      Tuespm

 Wed p.m.     not yet advised

Thurs a.m     Fossils

Thurs p.m.    Sharks

Thurs ev       not yet advised

Fri a.m.          not yet advised

Fri p.m.          TGIF

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COMPETITION SESSIONS

 

Week Commencing

 

Session 1 Monday AM

 

Session 2 Tuesday evening

                 

October 23rd

 

Thur AM

V

Fri AM

 

Mon PM

V

Weds PM

October 30th**

 

Thur EVE**

V

Tues PM**

 

Thur PM

V

Fri PM

November 6th

 

Tues PM

V

Weds PM

 

Fri AM

V

Fri PM

November 13th

 

Weds PM

V

Thur AM

 

Thur EVE

V

Mon PM

November 20th

 

Fri AM

V

Thur PM

 

Thur AM

V

Tues PM

November 27th

 

Fri PM

V

Thur EVE

 

Thur PM

V

Tues AM

December 4th

 

Mon PM

V

Tues AM

 

Weds PM

V

Thur EVE

December 11th Reserve day**

 

Thur EVE

V

Tues PM

     

 

 

 

** Note: The pavillion is not available on this Monday. The match may be played in the evening or on December 11th whichever the teams may agree.

January 8th

 

Mon PM

V

Thur PM

 

Tues AM

V

Tues PM

January 15th

 

Tues AM

V

Fri PM

 

Thur AM

V

Thur PM

January 22nd

 

Fri AM

V

Weds PM

 

Tues PM

V

Mon PM

January 29th

 

Fri PM

V

Thur AM

 

Fri AM

V

Thur EVE

February 5th

 

Tues PM

V

Thur PM

 

Weds PM

V

Fri PM

February 12th

 

Mon PM

V

Fri AM

 

Thur EVE

V

Thur AM

February 19th

 

Tues AM

V

Thur EVE

 

Thur PM

V

Weds PM

February 26th

 

Fri PM

V

Tues PM

 

Fri AM

V

Tues AM

March 5th

 

Thur AM

V

Mon PM

 

Tues PM

V

Fri AM

March 12th

 

No Match

 

Fri PM

V

Mon PM

March 19th

 

Thur PM

v

Thur EVE

 

Tues AM

V

Thur AM

March 26th

 

Weds PM

V

Tues AM

       
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 

 

SHORT MAT DRAWN PAIRS COMPETITION 2017.

Congratulations to Wendy Gardner & Marily Mc Cann this years winners who beat Ann de Veulle & Dave Terry in the finals.

Well done to all who took part and to Brian for organizing the whole thing.

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SHORT MAT BOWLS 2016/2017

 

SHORT MAT BOWLS LEAGUE

THE FINAL

The winter short mat bowls league competition reached its conclusion earlier today. The winners of the final were Friday’s Flappers who beat Eamonn’s Eagles by 21 points to 14.

Congratulations to the Flappers team of Bob Darby, Dave Terry and Paul Theobald. Representing the Eagles were Sue Jolin, Eamonn Maher and Mike Savidge.

Thanks to all participants for an interesting and enjoyable competition.

Brian Court

 

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SHORT MAT TROPHY 2016

(Winter Plate)

SHORT MAT DRAWN PAIRS COMPETITION

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Congratulations to this years winners

Eamonn Maher & Gerry Copperi

runners up

Paul Theobald & Pauline Handley

Thanks to Brian Court & David Jarman for organising and running this event.

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THE SHORT MAT TROPHY ( WINTER PLATE)

2015 winners were Merle Youngman & Paul Theobald

runners up

Chris Greene & Ken Taylor.

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         Congratulations to them and a big thank you to all who competed, supported and organised this event.
 

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