Welcome to the web site of the Worcestershire Short Mat Bowls Association.
The home venue of the County Short Mat Bowling Association is now located within :
Bromsgrove Indoor Bowls Centre
The County short mat association is most appreciative of the Bromsgrove Centre embracing our association in this ideal setting. The facilities are excellent and the location is perfect for road communications via the M5 motorway and the motorway system and the main A38 road. Its location was no doubt a factor in encouraging the ESMBA to previously hold the National Finals at Bromsgrove.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 18TH JUNE 2020. – POSITION AS AT 1st JULY UNCHANGED EXCEPT FOR NOTIFICATION THAT THE ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETING OF THE ESMBA HAS BEEN POSTPONED – NEW DATE NOT YET KNOWN.
1. KIDDERMINSTER AND DISTRICR INDOOR BOWLING LEAGUE
The county has been informed that Stourport Civic Hall will not open in September with a reopening possibly late October or November. This will inevitably curtail the league’s 2020/2021 season. As things stand as at 18th June, it is possible that the league will start the season in the ” 2nd quarter” with teams playing each other three times instead of the usual four. This arrangement may change depending upon the impact of covid19 and any government regulations.
2. ESMBA DIARY DATES AND FIXTURES – JULY TO SEPTEMBER
The ESMBA having cancelled fixtures etc. following the outbreak of the covid19 pandemic, have included the following rescheduling of some of their fixtures in their draft diary for the 2020/2021 season. These may have an impact on or be of interest to county bowlers :
18th July – ESMBA – Annual General Meeting. – 19th July – Summer Club Championship. – National Finals – Singles ( 3rd Sept.), Pairs ( 4th Sept. ) , Fours ( 5th Sept. ) Triples ( 6th Sept. ).
Once again the above schedule may be changed because of the impact of covid19 and/or government regulations.
3. COUNTY DIARY
The county diary has now been updated for the coming 2020/2021 season. Some of our bowlers will be involved in the national finals but the county’s first fixture is currently scheduled for the27th September, with the County Fours taking place on that date.
All bowlers will appreciate that this diary is dependent upon a continued relaxation of the covid19 lockdown regulations and hopefully no second spike of infections.