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


Membership for 2021-22

November 22, 2021

With the registration process for this season now complete, it is possible to assess how our membership has recovered compared to the pre-covid levels recorded for 2019-20? A mixed picture emerges which shows that over half of our clubs have …

CHAMPIONSHIPS – Over 55 Pairs results

November 14, 2021

The second County Championship of the year was held on Saturday November 13th.  The 29 entrants were placed in 7 groups (1×5 and 6×4). All games were of 9 ends duration. At the end of the Round Robins the 7 …

A team (fixture 3) and B team (fixture 3)

November 8, 2021

Sunday November 7th: Although these were both home fixtures, both teams had initially struggled to field a full compliment but with strong support from the C team squad (who were not playing) and which supplied 8 players to fill …

CHAMPIONSHIPS – Mixed Fours results

November 7, 2021

The first of this year’s Championships (the first for 2 years due to the enforced cancellation of last season) was held on November 6th (Umpire – Timothy Pearson). The 13 entries were slightly down from 2019-20 and a last minute …


October 29, 2021

Entries closed on October 22nd. For each competition, the draw for the round robin stages and the playing schedule for the day will be posted on this site at least a week prior to the competition date. (Mixed Fours and …