Short Mat Bowls is played in the Pavilion during the winter months when the green is closed. Session fees apply. It is an ideal way to keep active during the winter months and also offers the opportunity to keep in touch with your fellow club members.
Short mat sessions run on: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 10am; Monday to Friday afternoons from 2pm and Thursday evenings from 6pm. The season will start on Monday 4th October, 2021.
Sue Jolin is our Short Mat Organiser and this year's short mat meeting will be held in the pavilion on Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 at 10am.
SHORT MAT COMPETITIONS
In addition to the weekly short mat sessions, we normally hold 2 competitions:
Short Mat Trophy:
An annual one-day drawn pairs competition. This year's competition was last held on Saturday 7th March 2020 and offered a full day of enthusiastic and skillful bowling in the pavilion, when 20 club members competed for the short mat drawn pairs trophy. Spectators were treated to some very entertaining matches, all played in a friendly atmosphere. This important competition in the short mat calendar culminated in an exciting closely fought 10 end final with the winning pair of Ann Melville and Paul Longley just beating worthy runners up Sally Reed and John Paddington. Club President, Tim Capron, made the official trophy presentation and also thanked Sue and Carole for organizing the event.
A triples league competition is played throughout the short mat season with each session entering a team. The competition details and updated league table can be accessed here once the season is underway.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2022: For this year only we held a Triples Competition on Saturday 19th February with Tony Styles, Pauline Styles and Keith Rippingale narrowly beating Tim Capron, Ken Bagguley and Robert Wilcox. Well done to the trophy winners and to all those who participated in the competition.
2022 Winners: Tony Styles, Pauline Styles & Keith Rippingale
2022 Runners-Up: Tim Capron, Ken Bagguley & Robert Wilcox
COMPETITION RULES FOR THE SHORT MAT COMPETITIONS 2022 WILL BE ADDED HERE
NEAR TO THE START OF THE 2022 SHORT MAT SEASON