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


ManCom minutes

April 25, 2021

A follow up meeting to ManCom39 was held mainly to further discuss the 2/3 teams issue.

See Minutes ManCom39a

ManCom update

April 13, 2021

The minutes of the recent ManCom meeting on April 6th now available to view.

Minutes ManCom39

ESMBA Events update

April 11, 2021

The ESMBA has sent all counties the following bulletin on April 10 2021.

ESMBA Apr 2021 – Events Update


March 12, 2021

Today, the ESMBA has published the attached statement on their website. This is in line with the current GOV plans for the removal of lockdown restrictions.

ESMBA Mar 2021 Route map

Hopefully, assuming the data which the government uses as …

Alan Ward

January 25, 2021

Our Chairman has informed me that Alan Ward, who was a long time member at Tollerton SMBA passed away last Friday (22 January). It is understood that he had been ill for some time. Alan was a big personality on …