Short mat bowls is an all-year sport unaffected by weather conditions and does not require a permanent location as the rink mats can be rolled up and stowed away. This makes it particularly appropriate for small communities as it can be played in village halls, schools, sports and social clubs, hotels etc. where space is restricted and is also required for other purposes: it is even played on North Sea oil rigs where space is really at a premium. The foam-backed rink mats range from a minimum length of 40ft to a maximum of 45ft. The width is 6ft. The game is played in broadly the same way, and provides the same enjoyment and has the same attractions as outdoor bowls. Short Mat Bowls Bowling Sports.
The Short Mat Bowls game was first played in Wales by two South Africans who came to work in the area. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Short mat bowls is an indoor sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a heavy ball along a fairly flat surface, to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents, and so outscore them. The game is a modern variation on lawn bowls, from which it is derived.
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- Contains Norfolk Short Mat Bowls www
Contains details about competitions in this English county. Norfolk Short Mat Bowls.
- Magazine Short Mat Bowls Magazine www
Magazine dedicated to the sport of Short Mat Bowls, Mat Bowls Magazine, providing subscription information and general list of contents. Short Mat Bowls Magazine.
- A Lea Short Mat Bowling Club www
A club located near Ross-on-Wye, Short Mat Bowling Club, Herefordshire. Features a history of the club, information about the sport, internal and inter-club competitions, and photos. Lea Short Mat Bowling Club.
- Norfolk Kirby Bedon Short Mat Bowls Club www
Norfolk short mat bowls club situated in the village of Kirby Bedon. Bedon Short Mat Bowls Club. Includes league fixtures, news, photos and information about the village. Kirby Bedon Short Mat Bowls Club.
- Details Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association www
Details and contact information for affiliated clubs plus County and charity competition information. Short Mat Bowling Association. Includes links to other short mat sites. Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association.
- Features Ettington Short Mat Bowls www
Features league scores, Short Mat Bowls, news updates, club history, and information about the Stratford District League. The site also includes a description of the sport and the mat. Ettington Short Mat Bowls.
- Official English Short Mat Bowling Association www
Official site. Short Mat Bowling Association. Contains laws of the game, rules and regulations, competition details and county contacts. English Short Mat Bowling Association.
- Information New Zealand Indoor Bowls Incorporated www
Information about indoor bowls in New Zealand, Zealand Indoor Bowls Incorporated, including competition results, regional associations, news, calendar, and list of district coaches. New Zealand Indoor Bowls Incorporated.
- Features Mid Ulster Bowls www
Features club listings, Ulster Bowls, league tables, fixtures and results, plus history, news and photos, and details of the Irish zoning system. Mid Ulster Bowls.
- Includes East Kent Short Mat Bowls Association www
Includes rules, Kent Short Mat Bowls Association, league tables, honours, newsletters, and shop. East Kent Short Mat Bowls Association.
- Information, Moonfleet 2000 Indoor Bowls Club www
Information, 2000 Indoor Bowls Club, honours, photographs, and contacts. Weymouth, England. Moonfleet 2000 Indoor Bowls Club.
- Governing English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) www
Governing body for males participating in flat green indoor bowling for England. Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA). Features details on the tournaments that are operated, news, scores, and photos. English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA).
- A Megabowl www
A network of centres around the UK, Megabowl, includes location list, news, leagues and facilities offered at each. Megabowl.
- A The City Pavilion www
A leisure centre in Romford, City Pavilion, North London, that includes restaurant, banqueting, conference, wedding and other entertainment facilities. The City Pavilion.
- A Lanetalk Bowling www
A social network that connects bowlers from all over the world. Lanetalk Bowling.
- Designed College Bowling www
Designed for the collegiate level, Bowling, it provides news, tournament and conference results, in addition to other resources. College Bowling.
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