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


Matt Fenwick

June 12, 2019

Please see Noticeboard – Funeral arrangements now added (18/6)…

NYSMBA AGM – Fees to rise by £1

May 3, 2019

Club representatives at a poorly attended meeting have agreed to a ManCom proposal to increase the membership fees for 2019/20. For a full report see the minutes for the 28th AGM at

NATIONALS – Triples and Fours

April 14, 2019

Melton Mowbray IBC – April 13/14

FOURS – David Newsome/Dave Hunton/David Brown/Keith Hughes came 3rd in their group with an 11-6 win over Dorset1 and 2 losses. Geoff & Ann Whitehead/Jill Newsome/Lynda Tranmer also came 3rd after drawing 2 of …

NATIONALS – Singles and Pairs

April 14, 2019

Melton Mowbray IBC – April 11/12

SINGLES – Both our entrants qualified for the final 32, David Newsome with 2 wins and Francis Boatman with 3 wins in the round robin. They then both had 1 shot wins in their …

Premier Rinks Finals

April 7, 2019

After qualifying back in December, our team of 16 now travelled to Daventry IBC to take part in the ESMBA Rinks Finals. Of the 8 finalists, Devon, Cornwall and Cheshire had all withdrawn so the format had been re-jigged into …