The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the website of the N.Y.S.M.B.A.

Formed in 1991, we are the governing body for Short Mat Bowling in our county which now has 39 registered clubs and 800+ affiliated players. All our members are registered with the English Short Mat Bowling Association, the governing body for the sport in England.

We exist to serve the interests of our members in our clubs across the county and we 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 exercise.

Here you can keep up to date with the latest news from around the county and further afield. The site is updated regularly with results of County Competitions, Inter County matches, Club Open competitions and League competitions plus other news when provided.

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


National Finals 2020 – S, P, T, F and U18s

September 22, 2021

The S, P T and F were held at Melton Mowbray IBC between Sept 16-19 and the U18s were held at Solihull IBC on Sept 11 There were 64 qualifiers in each of the main disciplines usually initially played in …

Fred Wood – memorial

August 24, 2021

Audrey has informed us that there will be a “memorial service” in memory of Fred (who passed away in May) at the Galtres Center in Easingwold on September 11th from 12pm to 4pm. Everybody is welcome to come and share …

30th AGM

July 24, 2021

For the second year running the AGM was successfully completed over a 3 weeks period using Email.  The minutes can be read at NYSMBA | Meetings & Minutes


July 21, 2021

……. the coronavirus is still with us and infections continue to rise. Our Safeguarding Officer (Jill Newsome) has sent the following letter to all our clubs emphasizing the need for continued vigilance and safe practices. “Double jabbing” does not provide …

ManCom minutes

July 4, 2021

The minutes of the recent ManCom meeting (Jul 2) and the NESMBA AGM (Jun 25) are now available to view.

(See NYSMBA | Meetings & Minutes)