For the dates/venues of all this seasons major competitions
Each year we organise 7 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS in the following 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.
The County Championships also double up as heats for the ESMBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS and are also used as the qualifying competions for the NESMBA NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Those achieving a level of success in all these competitions are awarded points that are accumulated over the course of the season. These are tabulated in an ORDER OF MERIT (OOM) and trophies are awarded at the end of each season for the most successful male and female player.
We also run an additional competition towards the end of the season for the LITTLE CUP with a cash prizes of £150. This involves teams of 4 playing in mixed disciplines and the entry is limited to 24 teams.
In 2002 the Little Cup day at the Y&D IBC was followed by a match on the Sunday for the CAMEO 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.
ESMBA – For the dates and entry forms for their Open Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours competitions see ESMBA Open Competitions or see our Diary page..
SMTP – The Short Mat Players Tour (an independent body not associated with the ESMBA) runs about 10 major open competitions each year. One of these, the Britsh Open (Singles) is currently held annually in York at the York & District IBC (January 11th/12th).
For details and entry forms see http://shortmatplayerstour.com/