The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

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

Welcome to the North Yorkshire Short Mat Bowling Association website where 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.

Formed in 1991, we are the governing body for Short Mat Bowling in our county which now has 40 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 excercise.

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


AGM 2020

April 4, 2020

As already announced, this will be a “virtual” meeting and a timetable has already been issued (see previous post). Please watch “Noticeboard” for further information.…

ManCom announce “virtual” AGM

March 30, 2020

Today, the Management Committee have issued the following bulletin to all Clubs

These are unprecedented and unsettling times. We are all in unfamiliar territory with everything we have been used to, either closed, cancelled or postponed. No bowls now for …

Northern Championships – Pairs, Triples & Shield

March 19, 2020

With all our finalists from the first day taking part once again hopes were high for more success.

PAIRS: Disappointingly Danny Langdon who had won yesterdays Singles, was not able to take part as he had to attend to some …


March 17, 2020

The NYSMBA has been closely following the advice being given by the government to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our NHS. Unfortunately, it is clear that the worst is yet to come and that it is …

Northern Championships – Singles & Fours

March 15, 2020

The Championships went ahead in the knowledge that the government had not yet officially advised that sports gatherings should be called off (as an anti-corovirus precaution).  Durham however had decided that their players would not attend resulting in several groups …