|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 recognized four Zones (South West, Central, Eastern and Northern) but the idea failed to be developed by them and soon fell out of favor. 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 organize the local northern Inter-County League and secondly to organize and run the annual Northern Championships.
|(page contents last reviewed 22/8/21)
The County Shield
|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
2021: No Championships were held due to the Covid-19 pandemic