The 2017-18 season brings a new event at a new location on the Short Mat Players Tour. The British Open will be the fourth world ranking event and it will be staged in the beautiful city of York, a popular tourist destination. For full details and to enter online, simply visit the dedicated tournament page on the SMPT website:https://shortmatplayerstour.com/tournaments/upcoming-tournaments/british-open/
Less than two weeks after the Short Mat Players Tour staged the inaugural Verdemat Bowls British Open, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to York next season on the 12th and 13th January for the fourth singles ranking event of the 2018-19 season. Speaking of the recent Verdemat Bowls British Open, Ian Clough, the manager of York & District Indoor Bowls Club, had this to say: “We have hosted so many events over the years, yet this one stood out with such friendly people attending, from the organisers to the players and their supporters.” He confirmed: “We have never seen so many of our members turn up to watch something other than a club game or competition and we have been asked by several if the Verdemat Bowls British Open will be held here again next year. Now we can say how happy we are that all those involved will be able to return to our club once more. They will receive a warm welcome.” SMPT director Phil Mills added: “The city of York provides the most beautiful backdrop for one of our tournaments and we are grateful to Ian and all the members of York and District IBC who have truly embraced both Short Mat Bowls and our new event. Not only do we expect more indoor bowlers to make their competitive short mat debuts next year, but we also believe we will see a higher concentration of local players and greater numbers travelling from Scotland and the North West.” Entries to the Verdemat Bowls British Open 2019 will open on 1 July 2018 at 6pm. For full details including entry information visit the dedicated tournament page on our website.