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


Kirbymisperton Pairs

December 5, 2019

This annual competition (scheduled for March 7) has now been called off.…

Championships – Pairs & Triples results

December 4, 2019

Saturday November 30th: The 35 Pairs entries played in 8 groups (3×5 + 5×4) with the group winners automatically qualifying along with the next best 8  After the first KO round, 8 pairs remained for the QFinals. In these there …

A Christmas Message

November 27, 2019

To all NYSMBA Club Secretaries and Club members

Once again the year motors on bringing with it questions and changes, as we move closer to Christmas and the New Year ahead. My apologies if you feel this communication is too …

B team (fixture 5)

November 27, 2019

Last year, West Yorkshire B ended bottom of the Division 2 table but this year they have pulled their socks up and prior to this match were lying at the top – 20 points above our B team so a …

Championships – Pair & Triples draw

November 25, 2019

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