|COMPETITIONS – Overview
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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS are organised in the following 7 disciplines.
Singles Under 18 Singles Pairs Over 55 Pairs Triples Fours Mixed Fours.
All these Championships are open to any registered member with no cap to the number who can take part. They give those who choose to enter the chance to become our County Champion(s) in each of these disciplines. A handsome trophy is presented to the winning team and all team members and runners up also receive a keepsake trophy.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS The County Championships also double up as HEATS for the ESMBA “Nationals”. The FINALS take place at the end of the season in March or April.
NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS The County Championships are also used as the qualifying competitions for the NESMBA championships held annually at Barnard Castle at the end of the season usually in March.
ORDER OF MERIT (OOM) Those achieving a level of success in all the above competitions are awarded points that are accumulated over the course of the season. At the end of the season a trophy and certificate is awarded to the most successful male and female player.
THE LITTLE CUP This additional competition is run towards the end of the season with cash prizes totalling £150. This involves teams of 4 playing in mixed disciplines and the entry is limited to 24 teams.
THE CAMEO SHIELD In 2002 the Little Cup day at the Y&D IBC was followed by a match on the Sunday for this shield. This was a challenge match in which 8 NYSMBA triples played against 8 from the Y&D IBC membership. Each triple played 2 games on the Short Mats and 2 games on the full size indoor rink. This ran for 4 years with a victory for the hosts in the first match (38-26) and then wins in the last 3 years of the NYSMBA (33-31, 38-26 and 35-29). By mutual agreement, this novel contest was discontinued after 2005.
NYSMBA CLUB OPEN COMPETITIONS Several of our clubs hold annual open competitions.
See separate page under CLUBS
ESMBA OPEN COMPETITIONS For the dates and entry forms for their Open Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours competitions see ESMBA Open Competitions or see our Diary page.
SMPT COMPETITIONS The “Short Mat Players Tour” (an independent body not associated with the ESMBA) runs about 10 open competitions each year. One of these, the Britsh Open (Singles) is currently held annually in York at the York & District IBC in January. For details and entry forms see http://shortmatplayerstour.com/