|THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS|
These Championships are organised by the Northern England Short Mat Bowling Association (NESMBA)
The NESMBA is a grouping of several of the northern counties (currently 7) originally set up in 1990. At this time the ESMBA recognised four Zones (South West, Central, Eastern and Northern) but the idea failed to be developed by them and soon fell out of favour. Of the four, the Northern Zone survived (now renamed) and is run by its own committee. With no official role to fulfil as far as the ESMBA is concerned, the NESMBA now fulfills two functions. Firstly to organise the local northern Inter-County League and secondly to organise and run the annual Northern Championships.
|The County Shield
(donated in 1997 by Melvin Bourne – Chairman)
|This is awarded to the county accumulating the most points over the Championship weekend.
Points are allocated per discipline. Winner=4 Runner-up=3 Losing SF=2 Losing QF=1
(but only the top 4 qualifiers from each county are counted)
North Yorkshire were the Shield runners up in
Results are posted in the “Latest News” blog soon after they take place and links to these are also provided below
No Championships were held in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic