The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the NYSMBA

Our Association exists to serve the interests of our members in Short Mat Bowls Clubs that are located within North Yorkshire – England’s largest county.

We all enjoy playing this great little sport and want to see the game thrive and expand. For those with ambitions beyond mere “social bowling”  we strive to provide opportunities for players  to compete at all levels.

By joining our Association our members know that they are making a positive contribution to the running of the game at local, regional and national levels – at minimal cost.

They also know they will have fun, make friends and have regular excercise

Within the pages on this site you will find information regarding us and our activities. We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will re-visit us on a regular basis to keep up to date and informed about what is going on in “God’s Own County”.

For enquiries about our activities or the sport in general contact our Secretary at

An introduction to the game courtesy of Dales Sports Surfaces


British Isles Championships 2019

November 19, 2019

All those inclined to follow the fortunes of the English National team will already be aware that last weekend saw this years British Isles Championships taking place in Aberdeen. This annual contest sees teams from the 4 home nations pitted …

Over55 Pairs Championships

November 13, 2019

Draw/timings now published. See Competitions page (Entry Forms & Draws)…

A team (fixture 5) v B team (fixture 4)

November 13, 2019

The A team was hoping to redress the balance caused by their unexpected defeat in their first match against the B team a few weeks ago. However it was not to be. Whilst their Singles took 8 points, the other …

County Championships – Mixed Fours

November 12, 2019

The first of this year’s Championships was held on November 9th. The 16 entries played in 4 Round Robin groups with everyone playing 3 games of 7 ends. (Unfortunately, due to a late dropout due to sickness one group only …

Premier team (fixture 4)

November 11, 2019

The return match against the West Midlands A team was our last group game of the year. This was played at their home venue (Solihull IBC) located in the romantically named Brick Kiln Lane and once again the team performed …