Sunday, 13 August 2017

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 13 August 2017

Short Mat Players Tour UK Open
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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
News Release - 13 August 2017

Summer League
The Summer League competition is drawing to a conclusion with the Newlyn Trinity based Nomads confirmed as winners of the Western section.  The Eastern section still has three weeks to run with the two Blisland teams leading the way with the Blues on 36 points and Reds on 34.  Landrake based Oggies are a further four points behind and still have the top two to play.  All the latest results and remaining fixtures can be accessed by clicking

West Area 

East Area

Short Mat Players Tour UK Open
Over the weekend of 19th & 20th August 10 bowlers from Cornwall will be among the 186 strong entry from 13 countries competing for the Short Mat Players Tour (SMPT) UK Open title at the Falcon Bowling & Social Club, Chelmsford, Essex.  This is believed to be the largest ever for a Short Mat Bowls Singles competition ever held in England.  

The competition will be contested with a Round Robin stage to determine qualification either the Cup, Plate or Shield knockout competitions.  On Saturday four out of five group games are contested with the remaining group match and the knockout competitions played on the Sunday with every game played counting towards SMPT World Rankings and Order of Merit standings. 

Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Peter Hore (Holmans), Elise Daniell (Holmans), Luke Jolly (Withiel), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Callum Beale (Blisland) and Glynn Roy (Blisland) all have previous SMPT ranking tournament experience and three bowlers, Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Des Pengelly (Landrake) and Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake) make their SMPT debuts at the event.

Nigel is drawn in Group 3 where he faces Armin Stroll (CAN), Aled Edwards (WAL), Steve Killington, Matt Dillon & Nigel Reed.  Elise faces Kirsty Hatch (WAL), John Lax, Thomas Coles, Sam Moss & Bob Naylor in Group 4.  Martin is against Arwel Morgan (WAL), David Chittock, Raf Van Bouchaute (BEL), Chris Jeffery & Paul Seaman in Group 11.  Dennis in Group 13 will face Keith Lackford, Melanie Thompson, John Pajak (POL), Tom Erik Johnson (NOR) and world number one Dimitri Payne (BEL).  Dianne will be against Dennis Hinks, Jack Pye, Ali Akbar (UAE), Sam Harvey (WAL) & Robert Kristiansen (NOR) in Group 19.

Luke Jolly & Glenn Roy are drawn together in Group 23 where they will be against Tone Bøe (NOR), Jack Marshall, Mark Lindsall & Kjetil Grønseth (NOR).  Des Pengelly will play in Group 25 where he faces Tommy Dahlgren (SWE), Mark Chittock, Suzanne Finlay (IRE), Gunnar Frantzen (NOR) & Jim Mannell.  Peter Hore & Callum Beale are drawn together in the last group, Group 31 where they will meet on the Show Mat at approx 1810 on Saturday.  Other opponents in the group will be Emila Thompson, Dave Woods, Steve Buckett & Jonas Häger (SWE)

Live scores for the tournament will be available from  For more information about the Short Mat Players Tour visit and the tournament specifically at

County Competition Entries
In response to requests from members the closing date for entering County Competitions has been put back this year to the 30th September.  Details are with club secretary's and available on the CCSMBA website at

Forthcoming Events
The English Short Mat Bowling Association host an Open Fours competition on Saturday 9th September at Tamworth Indoor Bowling Club.  Over the weekend of 16th & 17th the SMPT host the Irish Open whilst locally the County Team trials will take place on Sunday 17th.  A squad practice will be held on Saturday 23rd ahead of the first Inter County match of the season on the following day against Somerset at Donyatt Indoor Bowling Club.

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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