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


A team (fixture 7)

January 20, 2020

A good day for the ‘A’ team saw them score a decisive 31-9 (+111 shots) victory over West Yorkshire’s ‘B’ team. Our Singles and Pairs both got maximum points – all with very healthy shot differences.  The Fours only dropped …

Verdemat British Open

January 13, 2020

This competition is one of 10 organised annually by the Short Mat Players Tour (SMPT) and the only one held locally in York (Y&D IBC) where it is played out over a full weekend. This year the 192 entrants included …

Little Cup

January 8, 2020

Entry forms and notes now available (see “Entry Forms, Draws & Notes“)…

Championships – Singles and Fours results

January 7, 2020

SINGLES – Saturday January 4th

The 45 entrants were drawn into 11 groups (10×4 and 1×5) for the Round Robin which was played over 6 sessions using 12 mats. All group winners plus the “next best” 5 then played in …

Premier team pulls out of this years ICC

December 31, 2019

This decision has been brought about as a result of our failure at last years NESMBA AGM to get agreement to move the date of the Barnard Castle Championship weekend.  It will therefore clash with this years ICC Semi Finals …