Somerset Short Mat Bowls Association

The association was formed in 1991 with the aim of promoting and encouraging short mat bowls within the county of Somerset and there are now over 1000 players registered with the Association.
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Somerset Short Mat Bowls Association

The association was formed in 1991 with the aim of promoting and encouraging short mat bowls within the county of Somerset and there are now over 1000 players registered with the Association.
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Welcome to the Somerset SMBA Website

The association was formed in 1991 with the aim of promoting and encouraging short mat bowls within the county of Somerset and there are now over 1000 players registered with the Association. The association organise:

  • Competitions in both the autumn and spring in singles, pairs triples and fours, open to all affiliated clubs in the County and their registered players.
  • Qualifying rounds for the National Championships for both adults and under 18’s
  • An annual tournament for under 18’s
  • County Fives tournament
  • Single Champion of Champions competition
  • Trials annually for players wishing to join the County Squad

The association have committee members who are willing to visit and advise new and existing clubs on all aspects of the game and have two County teams in the Inter County winter League and an under 21s County Team. The Association is affiliated to the English Short Mat Bowling Association (E.S.M.B.A.) who are the governing body for the game of Short Mat Bowls in England.

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Sunday 13th saw the Champion of Champions held at Donyatt IBC. With 12 entries, the format was played as 3 groups of 4, with the 3 group winners progressing to a round robin.

Group 1, saw Jan Evett (Spaxton) overcome Sue Pinkawa (Milborne Port) Erica McKenzie (Kingsmead) and then tie with Mike Pinkawa (Templecombe) to claim a spot in the final round.

Andrew Church (Evercreech) won his group of Michael Bell (Compton Dundon), David Vaughan (Middlezoy) and Paul Fisher (Burrowbridge) joining Jan in the final,

Keith Talintyre (Kingscliffe) saw off opposition from Mike Watson (Curry Rivel) and John (Merriott)

Jan Evett narrowly lost her first game against Andy Church,

Keith Talintyre then secured a win over Andy Church, leading the 3 finalist on shots.

Keith then faced Jan Evett, who won well over Keith, and claimed the Champion of Champions Trophy for the first time, on shot difference, with Keith Talintyre finishing up as runner up, and Andy Church coming in as third place.

Congratulations Jan!
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James Scoins was not successful in his bid as ESMBA Chairman at this weekends ESMBA AGM but but was elected with 30/37 votes as a General Committee Member, Kents Nicky Bartlett and Northamptons Rachel Pedley both secured 27/37 votes to join the Management Committee.Dorsets Brian Baker joins as Coaching Director whilst Joseph Newsome (North Yorkshire) joins as Umpires Director.

ESMBA Management Committee Positions for 2017/18 are:

President: George Clarke (Norfolk)
Chairman: Barry Hedges (Essex)
Committee Secretary: Rachel Cordy (Essex)
Administration Officer: David Millington-Jones (Herefordshire)
Treasurer: Barbara Mills (Cheshire)
Competition Organiser: Brandon Whittaker (Cheshire)
Umpires Director: Joseph Newsome (North Yorkshire)
Development Officer: Roy Duke (Hertfordshire)
Coaching Director: Brian Baker (Dorset)
General Committee:
James Scoins (Somerset)
Nicky Bartlett (Kent)
Rachel Pedley (Northamptonshire)
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Taunton & District Leagues League Knockout Cup competition comes to a head tomorrow evening, with the Final taking place at Oake Village Hall, nr Taunton. The Competition which has been introduced with a Handicap, has provided much excitement to the teams within the league since it was launched this season.

Middlezoy (+1) beat Creech St Michael (+11) (shots 66-60 points 8-2) last night at Creech to reach the final against Kingscliffe.

Middlezoy will have a +1 shot advantage per mat on Kingscliffe (0)

KO is 7.30pm. All welcome, Raffle in aid of OakeTree SMBC, refreshments being provided courtesy of T&D SMBL
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