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Kent County Short Mat Bowling Association

The official home of short mat bowling in Kent since 1988 

copyright © 2017 Kent County Short Mat Bowling Association 

SHORT MAT BOWLS WITHIN KENT

To obtain contact details of any of the clubs listed below, or any other information regarding short mat bowls in Kent, please contact the County Secretary by clicking here.

 

9 September 13.

Kent Leagues end of season tables. Click on League links above for details.

 

13 May 09.

Demelza House charity events. For May 08 event. Click here for report.

 

6 March 08.

Boughton Monchelsea BC celebrates it’s 20th anniversary in March 2008. Click here for details.

 

5 Oct 07.

Snodland SMBC host the Kent County team during the villages Festivities Fortnight during July 2007. Click here for details.

 

MALLING LEAGUE

The Malling League was started in 1995 and is based at Ditton Community Hall. Clubs are drawn from the Malling area, which covers an area from Snodland and Burham in the north to Ryarsh in the south and Aylesford in the east to St Mary's Platt in the west. The league currently consists of 18 teams making up 1 division and plays all its games on a Tuesday afternoon during the winter season. The format of the league is Triples over 21 ends.

 

MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT TRIPLES LEAGUE

The Maidstone and District Short Mat Triples League was founded in 1987 and is drawn from clubs in the Maidstone and Medway area. By 1999 the league had expanded to five divisions and encompassed clubs from Grain, in the north, New Ash Green, in the west, Marden, in the south to Lenham in the east. A total of 23 clubs then entered teams into the league with a number of clubs entering more than one team. By 2005 the league had contracted to four divisions of six teams, made up of 18 different clubs. The league format is three teams of triples playing over 11 ends on a home and away basis. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw and 4 points for aggregate shots. Promotion and relegation of one team between divisions occurs at the end of each season. A knockout cup competition, consisting of two triples, is also competed for. The cup scoring format differs from the league in that the winning team is decided on aggregate shots scored.

 

The six clubs that initially formed the Maidstone & District league were heavily involved in discussions that resulted in the Kent County Short Mat Bowling Association being formed. These clubs were: Detling, Langley, Rochester, Sutton Valence, Tovil and YMCA.

 

The League has a website at www.maidstoneshortmatbowls.co.uk

 

To view the final league tables for 2012/13 season click here.

 

To view the Ted Messer Cup Final result for 2012/13 season click here.

 

SOUTH EAST KENT LEAGUE

The South East Kent league covers an area from Ashford to Folkestone and Romney Marsh and includes clubs from Wye in the north of the area to Dymchurch in the south. The league also has clubs from Hawkinge in the east to Bethersden and Rye in the west of the area. Formed in 1993 the league was three divisions strong in 2005 with 14 clubs supplying a total of 25 teams into the competition. The league format is one two wood triple played over 12 ends on a home and away basis. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw. Promotion and relegation of two teams between divisions occurs at the end of each season.

 

To view the final league tables for 2007/08 season click here.

 

To view the final 2008 summer league tables click here.

 

SWALE LEAGUE

The Swale league was founded in 1992 and consisted of five clubs providing eight teams to form one division. By 2004 the league had expanded to three divisions with 14 clubs entering 21 teams. League membership is restricted to clubs that are within the Swale geographical area of Isle of Sheppey, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

 

The league season runs from mid October to mid April and is made up of games played on a home and away basis. The format of each match is 1 four wood Singles and 3 two wood Pairs played in the first half with 1 two wood Triple and 1 two wood Fours played in the second half. No player may play more than one game in each half, therefore a minimum of 7 players are required for a team. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw and 2 points for aggregate shots, giving a total of 14 points being available for each match. Relegation and promotion occurs between divisions at the end of each season.

 

The league also arranges singles, pairs and triples tournaments which are played to a finish on their separate competition days.

 

The League has a website at www.swaleshortmatbowls.yolasite.com

 

To view the final league tables for 2010/11 season click here

 

To view the Swale League honours board click here.

 

WEST KENT LEAGUE

The West Kent League was formed in 1990 and has a catchment area based on Sevenoaks, which covers an area from Joydens Wood in the north to Pembury in the south and Chiddingstone Causeway in the west to St Mary's Platt in the east. Initially the league began with one division of nine teams. In 1993 a second division was formed and then in 1995 and 1999 the league enlarged again to form a third and fourth division. The league also runs a knockout cup competition and a mid week afternoon competition of one division. The mid week afternoon league is designed to be more sociable, consisting mostly of slightly older, less competitive people who would rather not drive after dark. The league currently has a membership of 20 clubs with 40 teams entered into the league and cup competitions. The league retains its original format of each team consisting of 4 players, must not be all of the same sex, playing home and away over 15 ends. Each of the four divisions consists of 8 teams with two teams promoted and relegated from the divisions at the end of the season. In addition the league holds an annual one-day fours tournament at various venues throughout its area.

 

AFFILIATED CLUBS

The following is a list of all affiliated clubs within Kent.

To obtain contact details of any of the clubs listed below, or any other information regarding short mat bowls in Kent, please contact the County Secretary by clicking here.

MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT SHORT MAT TRIPLES LEAGUE

2012/13 TED MESSER CUP FINAL RESULTS

Burham "A" beat Tovil in the Messer Cup Final.

The Messer Cup Finals Day was held at Culverstone Community Hall on Sunday 28th April 2013 and the results were as follows.

SEMI-FINALS

Ryarsh "A" 16 - Burham "A" 19

Mat scores: Mat 1: Ryarsh "A" (skipped by D Ford) 8 shots - Burham "A" (skipped by R Southby) 10 shots.

                       Mat 2: Ryarsh "A" (skipped by J Smith) 8 shots - Burham "A" (skipped by P Boozer) 9 shots.

Tovil 24 - Culverstone "B" 12

Mat scores: Mat 3: Tovil (skipped by G Best) 11 shots - Culverstone "B" (skipped by T Horn) 8 shots.

                       Mat 4: Tovil (skipped by G Allard) 13 shots - Culverstone "B" (skipped by R Parker) 4 shots.

FINAL

Burham "A" 18 - Tovil 17

Mat scores: Mat 2: Burham "A" (skipped by P Boozer) 5 shots - Tovil (skipped by G Best) 13 shots.

                       Mat 3: Burham "A" (skipped by R Southby) 13 shots - Tovil (skipped by G Allard) 4 shots.

Burham "A" and Tovil line up before the final.

THE TEAMS WERE

Burham "A": Steve May, Pat Boozer, Ben Harris, Richard Southby, Sonia Watson, and Irene Benton.

Tovil: Patrick Finnis, Nicky Bartlett, Gary Best, Gary Allard, Debbie Tomlinson, and Matt Dillon.

SWALE LEAGE

Final League Tables 2010-11